Before You Go
Questions to ask your doctor:
- If my face exhibits bruising after surgery, can I wear makeup to hide discoloration?
- Will using blood thinners after Selphyl injections decrease the durability of the treatment?
Pre-procedure prep for Selphyl: Blood thinners will affect your ability to undergo the Selphyl procedure. Avoid aspirin and vitamin E for a month before treatment. Don't smoke.
On the day of treatment: Don't take any ibruprofen (Advil) the day of the appointment.
What To Expect
A small vial of blood (about nine cubic centimeters at most) is drawn, much like a regular blood test. It's then treated and injected back into your body. Your face may be swollen for a few days after the injections.
Who should do it: Selphyl treatments can be administered by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
Duration: It takes about 20 minutes for the PRFM filler to be manufactured from your blood. The entire procedure takes around an hour.
How Painful Is It?
Selphyl involves having your blood taken and injections into your face or body. Your ultimate level of discomfort will depend on your tolerance for pain, blood, and needles.
Options for anesthesia: You can choose to use a topical anesthetic or a nerve block to reduce pain. Icing the treated area is another option.