For those who are interested in facial filler procedures there is a new kid in town. Unlike traditional fillers which are made of synthetics, plastics or animal-based products, the Selphyl System takes the filler components from the patient’s own body. In this way the new procedure has virtually eliminated adverse reactions (such as allergies) to the injections.
So how does the Selphyl System work? Well basically the filler comes from blood that is drawn from the patient and is then put into a centrifuge to separate out the platelets and fibrin. Next, these components are injected into the areas that the patient wishes to have rejuvenated. It is important to note that it is not really the injected material that does the plumping however (other than some initial swelling from the injection); it is the extra collagen that develops as a result of having these materials injected that slowly adds fullness to the areas.
The originators of the system claim that it is possible to see results within three weeks and that, while not permanent, the results are long lasting. For anyone curious about these kinds of treatments, but who has been afraid of having foreign substances injected into their bodies this may be a procedure worth investigating.