Committed to providing her patients with the latest in innovative procedures, Dr. Pamela De Silva of De Silva Medical in Palmdale, CA, offers platelet rich fibrin matrix therapy to treat signs of facial aging and hair loss for patients throughout the Antelope Valley.
Dr. De Silva uses platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM), an advanced form of platelet rich plasma, to minimize facial wrinkles and lines and provide overall rejuvenation of the skin. PRFM therapy is the next generation of platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) breakthrough rejuvenative medicine treatment. Like PRP, PRFM takes a patient’s own blood and processed into a substance that contains a 3 to 5 times higher than normal of healing platelets. This substance is then injected back into a treatment area, such as facial flaws to stimulate regeneration. PRFM is processed with an advanced technology versus traditional PRP that includes adding a precise amount of calcium chloride into the substance. This enables the platelets to stay longer in the treatment area so the release of growth factors is sustained over a longer period of time for longer-lasting results.
The PRFM is delivered either via injection or via micro-needling. This type of delivery stimulates the skin to heal and rejuvenate as effectively as possible.
Since delivery of the treatment does require fine needles, patients will feel a minor pricking sensation. The fine needles are generally quite tolerable. For people who are very sensitive, numbing treatments are available before the treatment begins.
In the weeks and months after PRFM therapy, the newly injected plasma causes fibroblasts to develop. Fibroblasts are the cells that produce collagen. With the new collagen, the face will soon have less wrinkles, less fine lines, and even an improvement to the appearance of the folds. Most people look younger, less tired, and more rejuvenated in general after PRFM therapy has taken full effect.
No, PRFM therapy does not have side effects because it uses the patient's very own blood for the treatments. Some people have a very mild redness or bruising after the treatment, but this resolves quite quickly for the vast majority of patients.