Plasma fibroblast therapy targets fibroblasts. These are collagen– and protein-producing cells in the dermis, the layer of skin just below your outermost skin layer.
Fibroblasts play an important role in helping skin wounds heal as well as maintaining skin firmness and tightness.
Plasma fibroblast therapy uses a pen-like device that discharges a high-frequency electric current to small areas of the skin.
The plasma tip doesn’t directly touch the skin, but instead releases a targeted current just above the skin. The hot current creates small holes, or micro-injuries, in the skin’s layer.
According to an 2019 article published in the PMFA journal, the thermal disruption, or heat damage, from plasma fibroblast therapy:
•breaks down proteins in the skin
• encourages tissue regeneration
• stimulates fibroblast activity
• causes tissue contraction (tightening)
Healthcare providers may also call this approach plasma skin resurfacing.
The most treated areas are upper eyelids, lower eye lids, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds and any areas of the body or face with skin laxity.
Once the procedure is completed, you can expect the small dots to scab over and fall off after about 1 week. Over the next couple of weeks, as your skin heals, it should appear tighter and firmer.
Some people may see benefits from one treatment, while others may require three treatments before they see results.
There could be discomfor. Fibroblast treatment is a non-surgical solution for skin tightening. There is no pain associated with this procedure, though some patients may feel a minimal amount of discomfort.
A topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area before the procedure.
Immediately after the Fibroblast procedure, you may notice that your skin is red and slightly swollen. This is normal and should subside in around three days. Though you may see a slight redness lingering for up to 14 days.
While the procedure is underway, carbon crusts form on the skin. You should avoid the urge to touch these crusts post-procedure. You can expect them to last around a week. They’ll naturally lift off as new skin appears underneath the treated area.
When you consider that you’re getting a skin tightening solution without the need for dangerous surgery, these side effects are much easier to swallow.
Fibroblast treatment length will depend upon the size of the area that’s being treated. You can expect the procedure to take anywhere between half an hour and two hours.
A topical numbing cream will be applied before your treatment and given thirty minutes to take full effect. You’ll also be given a cream after your procedure to help in the healing process.
You should notice results immediately after your appointment. As cell turnover occurs and the production of collagen increases, you’ll notice further changes to your skin. You should expect to see the full results of your treatment after around three months.
Fibroblast procedure results typically last for three years.
-Non-surgical Blepharoplasty – Eyelid Tightening, including lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin -Plasma Face-lift and Plasma Neck-lift – Unwanted wrinkles on face – frown lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, Lines and Wrinkles around the mouth, neck lines etc.– Skin pigmentation, age spots on face or hands, sun spots, melasma, chloasma, freckles– Scarring including stretch marks, Improvement in the appearance of acne scars and post-surgical scars-Skin imperfections, including skin tags and moles-Tightening loose skin on the stomach after pregnancy
In most cases only one treatment is required. However, depending on the area of the face or body being treated and individual conditions and expectations one or two post-treatments may be necessary. Additional treatments can be safely done at 6 to 8 week intervals after initial procedure.
We strive to ensure that all our treatments are offered only to people who will see the benefits. To ensure this we recommend you attend a consultation appointment a minimum of 2 weeks before treatment can be scheduled, so we can cover all elements that could impact your result. In this occasion a patch test needs to be done to observe how the skin reacts after the scabs fall off.
Plasma is a very safe and effective treatment, however is not suitable for everyone. There are certain medical conditions and skin types which do not react well. We will assess this on an individual basis at your consultation visit and give full reasons to you if you are not eligible.Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not get a treatment.If you have any metal plates , pins or other implantsCardio-vascular deficiencies including severe uncontrolled blood pressureIf you have a Pacemaker or any other medical device with an electrical currentCurrent or recent hemorrhageMalignancy and chemotherapy in the past 3 years.If you are susceptible to hypertrophic scarring or keloid formationIf you suffer from auto-immune disease or other illnesses which affect the immune system. The main contraindication will be anyone with a Fitzpatrick skin type above 3-4.
Yes, we will assess your suitability for treatment, discuss your skin concerns, needs and expectations, and if required a patch test will be carried out.
You will also be provided with pre treatment cream to stop melanin production