PRP Therapy in Dallas, TX
Saman ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers PRP therapy to residents of Dallas, Plano, and the surrounding Texas communities. Learn more about how PPR therapy with the Selphyl® System might be right for you.
What is PRP Therapy?
Blood is powerful, which is why PRP therapy (platelet-rich plasma) is so effective. It is the practice of removing blood from the body, separating the platelet-rich plasma and then injecting the concentrated platelets into an injured area of the body.
As part of the body’s capacity to heal itself, platelets and other components in human blood migrate to a 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 is PRP Administered?
During a short office visit (30 minutes), a small amount of the patient’s own blood is drawn into a vacuum collection tube containing a cell separator gel. The tube is then placed into a centrifuge and spun for six minutes to separate the blood into a supernatant plasma/platelet suspension. The red and white blood cells are located below the cell separator gel.
The platelets and plasma are then transferred in a closed system to a second vacuum tube containing a small amount of calcium chloride solution. nFibrin polymerization begins and the PRP remains liquid for approximately 10 minutes before forming PRFM. The patient’s own PRFM is ready for use as deemed appropriate by the clinical use requirements.
About The Selphyl® System
The Selphyl® System provides the exact amount of calcium chloride to PRP producing platelet-rich fibrin matrix. Other systems produce PRP, not PRFM. Fibrin matrix creates a scaffold to localize platelets to the site of injection and allows for sustained growth factor release, migration of stem cells and reservoir for regenerative signaling.
As soon as Selphyl®-prepared PRFM is administered, growth factors are released through the formation of a three-dimensional, cross-linked fibrin matrix that is essential to the platelet plug as it serves as a binding site for both platelets and growth factors allowing their sustained release.
This scaffolding (fibrin matrix) localizes the growth factors, increasing their concentration at the desired location and guiding tissue regeneration. Studies have shown that platelet growth factors are released for up to seven days, supporting collagen production and increased vascularization, which results in overall skin improvements.
Selphyl® is based on the principle that human blood and platelets possess all the essential elements needed for tissue. It is designed to produce PRFM devoid of contaminating red and white blood cells. Other systems are designed to collect white blood cells for diagnostic testing. The proprietary gel separator design is one of the key advantages of the Selphyl® System.
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.
What are the 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.
To learn more about PRP therapy and to determine if the surgery is right for you, contact our office today to learn about important financing information and get answers to your questions. For our cosmetic treatments, the consultation fee is $75 and is applied to any surgical procedure booked. Saman ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery serves the communities of Dallas, Plano and other nearby areas.
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