Platelets are rich in growth and healing factors – which makes it a highly effective stimulant for healing and cell regeneration. Platelet-rich-plasma, or PRP, has become a common way to harness these powerful agents to deliver anti-aging and skin rejuvenation benefits. PRP is prepared from an individuals own blood sample and will often be applied or injected after a microneedling or facial treatment.
Selphyl System offers superior technology that sets it apart from other PRP preparation systems that require operator skill, have varying results and have extensive contamination with red blood cells and white blood cells. Selphyl removes virtually all contaminating cells and is independent of operator technique.
// Virtually Uncontaminated
// Superior Fibrin Matrix Scaffold
// Efficient Prep Process
PRP, by definition refers to platelets in plasma, where the platelet concentration is generally twice the normal concentration in whole blood. Nowhere in the definition of PRP is there a description for red blood cells (RBC) or white blood cells (WBC) – in fact, these cells should be removed as much as possible from a PRP preparation. Some kits that tout high platelet concentrations often do so at the expense of having contaminating RBCs or WBCs. These cells are known to have inflammatory and catabolic effects - just opposite of the desired effect. Preparation with the Selphyl system is more refined - removing more of the red and white blood cells than other kits.
One step beyond PRP is PRFM, or Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix. The development of a fibrin matrix serves as a three dimensional scaffold to maintain the platelets at the site of application and injection. The scaffold also protects the platelets so their release of growth factors can be sustained over a longer period of time.
By adding a precise amount of calcium chloride to initiate the conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin as part of the clotting cascade, the Selphyl System acts as a closed system to effectively convert PRP to PRFM.
The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform – from the drawing of a patient’s own blood, to two vacuum tubes, to the fibrin polymerization and finally the injection of the patient’s own PRFM.
Lastly, unlike other products that are acidic (low pH), Selphyl® PRFM has close to physiologic pH.