Remember our post about “Vampire Face Lifts”? This new procedure involves taking a small sample of the patient’s blood and spinning it in a centrufage to produce platelet-rich plasma, which is made up of protein growth factors instrumental in wound healing. When the platelet-rich plasma is injected into skin, boosting the production of collagen leading to thicker and less saggy skin.
After careful research, Dr. Zimmet has decided to offer a cutting-edge dual treatment combination: BioEssence Therapy. The procedure utilizes both ENDYMED™ 3DEEP radio frequency technology as well as platelet-rich plasma to rejuvenate sun-damaged skin.
The procedure combines the plasma procedure with ENDYMED™ 3DEEP technology, which uses radio frequency to heat the skin’s dermis. The waves promote tightening of collagen bundles and generation of new collagen. Following 3DEEP, Dr. Zimmet injects the platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, to boost tissue remodeling and regeneration.
If you’ve been looking for an effective way to smooth skin and reduce wrinkles, contact Dr. Zimmet today and ask about BioEssence Therapy!
The pop-culture vampire craze has spread from horror movies to fantasy romance novels like Twilight to TV shows like True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. Who would have guessed that its next victim would be cosmetic dermatology?
Several dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons have begun offering “Vampire face lifts,” or Selphyl. During the procedure, the dermatologist takes some of the patient’s blood, and then uses a propriety process to concentrate the fibrin and platelets. The patient is then injected with this mixture for “soft tissue regeneration.” Selphyl is being marketed as a more natural, less painful alternative to chemical fillers, Botox® , and surgical face lifts.
This procedure is not FDA-approved for facial rejuvenation, but rather cleared with permission to market by the FDA 510(k) in the United States for the safe and rapid of collection of a patient’s own platelet-rich plasma.
Since there are no peer-reviewed scientific studies on Selphyl, it is hard to say what the side effects could be or how effective it really is. With any injection there is always the possibility of bleeding, infection, and inflammatory reactions. Because of this uncertainty and the lack of data, Dr. Zimmet asks patients to be cautious.
Source: Something of the Wolf