DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - It doesn't matter how she felt--Linda Glatthorn thought her 'looks' told the story.
"I feel like the inside of me isn't matching the outside of me," said Glatthorn.
Linda had tried fillers to ease the wrinkles, but didn't like the results. "It got lumpy and painful," she said. Now, she wants to ease the lines and she' doing it with her own blood.
"We take the platelets and plasma which is rich in growth hormones and we inject that back in to certain types of the face," said dermatologist Dr. Tom Balshi of Delray Beach.
It's called Selphyl and it uses blood as an injectable filler to ease lines and wrinkles.
"We use it typically where you use it places where you would use any other filler," said Dr. Balshi.
The platelets separate from the blood and are then injected into a person's face, they then trick your body into making collagen -filling those lines, creases and wrinkles.
"We're actually using platelets to grown collagen," said Dr. Balshi. Balshi adds that Selphyl has an advantage over other fillers in that there are no toxins and there won't be an allergic reaction because it's natural.
Linda sees results just a couple of weeks after her painless procedure. "I wanted it to be gradual and subtle and lighten up my look a little bit and I'd rather it be something long lasting," she said.
The cost for the injections are about $1,000. And Selphyl lasts, according to Dr. Balshi, for years; other fillers, last for about a year.
Selphyl does take about 8 weeks for you to see complete results.
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