Vivace RF and Selphyl® PRFM:
Facial Skin Rejuvenation without Surgery
Reduce wrinkles, lines and the signs of aging with new non-surgical treatments. Both Vivace RF and Selphyl PRFM use advanced technology to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and rejuvenate your skin’s appearance.
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Vivace RF is a revolutionary, new RF microneedling system for contouring and tightening the face, neck and body, with virtually no downtime. Like microneedling, Vivace RF creates tiny channels in the deepest layers of skin, stimulating the body to produce collagen. The new collagen restores volume and youthful elasticity to the treated skin. The RF enhances the effectiveness of the treatment by gently heating the deep tissue layer under the epidermis, remodeling the collagen, improving contour, tone and texture.
Vivace RF Before & Afters
Images courtesy of vivaceexperience.com. Individual results may vary.
The platelets found in your blood cells contain growth factors that help the body revitalize tissue. When your blood is withdrawn, then processed to separate out the platelets and concentrate, it is called Platelet Rich Plasma, which can be injected back into your body to spur rejuvenation in targeted areas. Slephyl PRFM takes this a step further by producing an injectable Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix. Where platelets may wander away from the injection site in a standard PRP treatment, the fibrin matrix keeps the platelets in place at the site of treatment allowing for continuous growth factor release and a more effective treatment. The platelet growth factors increase collagen production and vascularization for an overall improvement in skin tone and texture.
The Selphyl system can enhance the results of other skin treatments. Request a consultation with Dr. Sorokin to learn about the treatment that is right for you and your goals.
Selphyl PRFM FAQ
Selphyl frequently asked question courtesy of selphyl.com.
How long does the procedure take?
The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform in your doctor’s office.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments needed depends on each individual patient, the desired outcome, and your doctor’s treatment plan.
Is the treatment painful?
Unlike other products that are acidic (low pH), Selphyl® PRFM has close to physiologic pH. There may be some temporary discomfort during the injections. Like all injection procedures, one can experience occasional redness and bruising immediately following the treatment that resolves quickly.
Are there any side effects?
There have been no known side effects associated with Selphyl® reported to date. As with any injectable procedure, some patients may experience some mild and temporary irritation, swelling, bruising, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the injection site.
Can anyone be allergic to SELPHYL®?
There is virtually no risk of allergic reaction. The Selphyl® PRFM System is used to rapidly collect and isolate a patient’s own PRFM for injection and contains no animal or synthetic products.
What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?
PRP, by definition refers to platelets in plasma, where the platelet concentration is generally considered to be twice the normal concentration in whole blood. Nowhere in the definition of PRP is there a description for including 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 the opposite of the desired effect. If the PRP in the syringe has any tinge of pink or red, it is mostly likely that you are injecting a preparation that has RBC contamination. The ideal PRP solution will be a golden, straw-like color.
What is SELPHYL® PRFM?
The Selphyl® System is designed for the safe and rapid preparation of Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) from a small sample of blood at the patient point of care. Many PRP systems 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. PRP is converted to PRFM through a controlled process, creating a scaffold that serves to protect and preserve platelets. Think of Selphyl® PRFM as the next generation PRP.
How is Selphyl platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) different?
The Selphyl® System is a completely closed system and can convert PRP to PRFM with the addition of a precise amount of calcium chloride, which initiates the conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin, as part of the clotting cascade. The fibrin matrix serves as a three dimensional scaffold to maintain the platelets at the site of injection. The scaffold also serves to protect the platelets so their release of growth factors can be sustained over a longer period of time.