PRP/PRFM services offered in BRIDGELAND, CYPRESS, TX

What is PRFM?

The "platelet-rich fibrin matrix" method is a process in cosmetic surgery. It is a way of extracting platelets from the patient's own blood and using them as a dermal filler – that is, as a substance injected under the skin of the face to try to fill out wrinkles. Platelets are also used for hair restoration, they are injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth. 

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.


What kind of system do you use at Magnolia Dermatology?

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.


How does the Selphyl PRFM system work?

As soon as SELPHYL® - prepared PRFM is administered, growth factors are released through the formation of a three-dimensional cross-linked fibrin matrix which 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.

To find out if you are a good candidate for the PRFM treatment, schedule an appointment with our Magnolia Dermatology team.