PRFM: The Next Generation PRP Mountain View

We’re sure you’ve heard of the Vampire Facial©, but how about using your body’s own anti-aging “gold” to rejuvenate your skin? PRFM is exactly that! The Selphyl® Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix is the next generation PRP.

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.

PRFM can be injected directly into the skin or in combination with microneedling for an all-over glow. It’s 100% natural because it’s 100% you!

PRFM can:

  • Improve fine lines and wrinkles
  • Address volume loss in the face
  • Stimulate hair growth in thinning hair
  • Improve uneven skin texture
  • Improve uneven skin tone
  • Diminish a dull complexion, leaving a youthful glow
  • Promote healing
  • Improve fat retention when fat transfer is performed
  • Improve surgical scarring when used with microneedling

Our most popular treatments are PRFM injections for hair growth, injected in the tear troughs to improve dark circles, and microneedling with PRFM layered on top. Patients love the plump, glowing skin they have after their treatments!

PRFM Diagram

How much downtime will I need?
For PRFM injections, there is a localized pain of the injection site but virtually zero downtime. For microneedling with PRF, most patients need 3-4 days to heal. You’ll experience redness and possible “weeping” of the skin for the first 24 hours. You may have some pin-point areas that bleed so small scabs may occur. It’s important to use Hydrating Crème from ZO Skin Health for the first 24 hours and do not apply makeup for at least 12 hours. Use DefenAge for the first couple weeks; it really helps to stimulate your own growth factors and maintain the glow.

Please use SPF 50 every day up to 4 weeks after the procedure, even if you do not think you will be in direct sunlight. We recommend iS Clinical Eclipse SPF 50.

How many treatments will I need?
We have packages of three or five treatments, but some patients will do just one for a nice rejuvenation before an occasion or event. For hair loss, we recommend 5 treatments. Microneedling with PRFM can be done in 3 or 5 treatments, depending on the severity of the concern and the patient’s desired results.

When will I see results?
After about 4-5 days, patients experience a smoother, more radiant complexion with microneedling with PRFM. If patients are using PRFM as a natural filler under eyes, you’ll see an immediate plumping effect but because PRFM is released slower, final results can be seen around 3-4 weeks. Hair re-growth is typically seen after the 2nd or 3rd treatment. Treatments should be spaced at least 4-6 weeks apart for microneedling or injections.