Autologous Dermal Fillers By Dena Piccininni on March 21, 2012

We have a wide array of treatments at our disposal for common aesthetic concerns. Many a line, wrinkle and saggy patch of skin has met its match with dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxing toxins and lasers. There are, however, some areas of the face whose common problems do not respond ideally to these treatments. For example, we sometimes see irregularities or complications in the tear trough area when using fillers or lasers. A treatment utilizing your own tissue can provide a smoother and more aesthetically pleasing result.

The next frontier of rejuvenation with autologous tissues may involve a combination approach. Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix (PFRM), pioneered by the Aesthetic Factors’ product Selphyl, has been demonstrated to stimulate the development of new blood vessels and activation of fibroblasts with the formation of new collagen and fat cells within the dermal layer. In other words, a treatment of Selphyl will jumpstart your body’s natural processes to rejuvenate your skin and improve the appearance of scars, lines, wrinkles and general skin health. This cutting-edge treatment works by facilitating new blood supply to the targeted tissue. Platelet-rich Plasma and Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix are well-suited to treat the areas that injectables and lasers do not always offer optimum correction for.

When you may benefit from a treatment that goes beyond the skin’s surface, Selphyl allows for a pleasing facial rejuvenation by filling in areas that look sunken from loss of fat, such as the cheeks or under the eyes, while also stimulating the body’s own rejuvenation abilities. With Selphyl, delicate areas, like under the eye, have shown consistently smoother results than using a traditional filler alone. The result is a more youthful facial contour as well as an overall benefit to the skin’s appearance and health.

By using your own platelets there is no risk of an allergic reaction and there have been no reports of adverse effects. Selphyl is a quick treatment, usually taking only 30 minutes, and can be done in the office. You will see some results as soon as one week after the treatment and results will continue to improve over time and subsequent sessions.

To make an appointment with Dr. Turk to find out of Selphyl may be right for you, call 212-421-4845 in Manhattan or 516-921-8989 on Long Island.

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Jon B. Turk, M.D.

Dr. Jon Turk is a double board-certified surgeon with more than 30 years of experience performing facial plastic surgery and non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments. He is one of New York's top plastic surgeons, and actively maintains his affiliation with the following organizations:

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Certified
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Certified
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Member

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