ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Selphyl is the newest wrinkle-fighting treatment to be offered by Minnesota Board Certified Dermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. (http://www.CrutchfieldDermatology.com). A small amount of a patient's own blood is taken and the platelet and growth factor rich portion is obtained. About a teaspoon of this material is injected back into the patient's skin. At the site, special skin cells divide and other cells produce collagen, filling in wrinkles. It really is quite remarkable. It is all natural. Dr. Crutchfield tells his patients, "It's just you, helping you."
Dr. Crutchfield states, "The process has been used in sports medicine for joint injuries for about a decade. It was only a matter of time before trying the same procedure to treat and rejuvenate skin. Results start to be seen in 2-4 weeks, with a maximum result seen at about 12-14 weeks. It is not as fast as Restylane, Juvederm, Dysport or Botox treatments, but the results can last up to 2 years. The procedure is F.D.A. Approved.
"Selphyl is also popular because it is fast; about 30 minutes for a complete treatment. Once the treatment is over, there is no downtime and my patients are able to return to their normal activities. Selphyl is a terrific new and natural wrinkle treatment. Not only does it act to fill in wrinkles, as an added bonus, I've seen the skin in my patients looks much younger and fresher. I've had several patients tell me that their husbands noticed this unexpected effect first," comments Dr. Crutchfield.
"As a board-certified dermatologist with years of experience, I've seen many new treatment ideas and I've found that Selphyl is a true medical advance," adds Dr. Crutchfield. "With the increasing set of very effective skin rejuvenation tools, this is an exciting time for my patients, and it really is possible to achieve your cosmetic goals through non-surgical methods."
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Dr. Crutchfield is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. In addition to his doctorate degree, he also has a master's degree in molecular biology from the Mayo Clinic. He did his internship training at the Gundersen Clinic in La Crosse and his dermatology residency at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Crutchfield specializes in the treatment of acne, psoriasis, and ethnic skin diseases. As well, he is one of the country's leading cosmetic dermatologists. Dr. Crutchfield is a regular speaker at many statewide and national medical conferences. He is also a professor of biology and teaches at Carleton College. Dr. Crutchfield is an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School teaching medical students, dermatology residents, nursing students, and other healthcare providers. Dr. Crutchfield has been selected as one of the Top Doctors by Minneapolis St. Paul magazine and one of the Top Dermatologists for Women by Minnesota Monthly magazine. Dr. Crutchfield has also been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America by his colleagues and peers throughout the United States. Crutchfield Dermatology also has an award-winning website that contains hundreds of hours of helpful, consumer friendly, skin care information at http://www.CrutchfieldDermatology.com
Dr. Crutchfield's peer recognition honors include "Top Doctor" (Minneapolis St. Paul magazine), "Top Doctor for Women" (Minnesota Monthly magazine), "America's 10 Leading Dermatologists" (Black Enterprise magazine), America's Top Doctors" (Castle Connolly Guide), "America's Top Dermatologists" (Consumers' Research Council of America), and "The Best Doctors in America 2009-2010" (Best Doctors). In addition to these accolades, Dr. Crutchfield has received the "Gold Triangle Award" from the American Academy of Dermatology, the "Karis Humanitarian Award" from the Mayo Clinic and the "Physician Health Care Hero Award" from Medica, Twin Cities Business and Kare 11 Broadcasting. Dr. Crutchfield is a regularly invited guest on the Lori and Julia Show on myTalk 107.1 radio. Dr. Crutchfield is also the Official Team Dermatologist for the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins.
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