The Selphyl System or “Vampire Injection” is designed to be used for the safe and rapid preparation of autologous platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) from a small sample of blood at the patient point of care. This injection uses your very own blood and separates it into a platelet rich substance. By injecting this Selphyl substance into the dermas, it acts as an irritant.
Your skin reacts to this irritant by migrating platelets and other components in human blood to the site of injury. Platelets are known to release a variety of factors that respond to tissue injury, where they initiate and promote healing. By concentrating platelets at the site of injury, physicians have the potential to enhance the body’s natural capacity for healing
How does Selphyl work?
The SELPHYL® System is available exclusively through qualified healthcare practitioners for the safe and rapid collection of autologous PRP, using a small amount of your own blood. It is meant to rid your skin of fine lines, creipiness as well as brighten and refresh the look of your skin.
This injection is not meant to treat skin laxity or hollowness. It is a surface treatment and is not injected subdermally, there for it can not imitate bone or act as a filler to large areas lacking volume.
How long does the procedure take?
The entire Selphyl procedure takes about 45 minutes to perform in your doctor’s office.
How many Selphyl treatments are needed?
The number of treatments needed depends on each individual patient, the desired outcome, and your doctor’s treatment plan. As a stand-alone therapy, many physicians recommend a series of one to three injection sessions spaced from four to six weeks apart for optimal results.
Is the treatment painful?
Unlike other products that are acidic (low pH), SELPHYL® has close to physiologic pH. There may be some temporary discomfort during the injections, and occasional redness and bruising immediately following the treatment that resolves quickly.
Are there any side effects?
There have been no known side effects reported to date. Some patients may experience some mild irritation, swelling, bruising, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the injection sites. These are temporary conditions and typically resolve within two days.
How long does it last?
The longevity of the results of SELPHYL® treatments vary based on the extent of the procedure, areas treated, and number of sessions.
Can anyone be allergic to SELPHYL®?
There is virtually no risk of allergic reaction and no allergic reactions have been reported to date. The SELPHYL® System is used to rapidly collect and isolate a patient’s own PRP for injection and contains no animal or synthetic products.
What does SELPHYL® cost?
Fees may range from $800-1,200 per treatment session, based on the extent of the treatment and the individual healthcare practitioner.