WHAT IS FIBROBLAST PLASMA?
Fibroblast Plasma Tightening treatment is a revolutionary method for skin rejuvenation. The term “Soft Surgery” is used to describe the treatment because it delivers results similar to surgery, with no scalpel, stitches or bandages and minimal downtime. It is important to have in mind that surgical methods are far more expensive and the surgery risk of anesthesia, stitches, swelling, long downtime, possible complications, bruises are very common, while the end results are comparable with the Fibroblast Plasma treatment. A minimally invasive procedure with much lower risk and at a more affordable price than actual surgery.
HOW DOES FIBROBLAST PLASMA SKIN TIGHTENING WORK?
Fibroblast Plasma skin tightening is relatively new in North America, but has been safely and effectively performed in Europe for many years. Fibroblast Plasma has increased in popularity due to its many advantages over surgery. There is less downtime, it’s less expensive, no cutting of the skin and no stitches. This means you can return to work even sooner. The precision device works by utilizing the voltage in the air between it’s tip and the skin, to form a plasma charge. An electrical arc is created and instantly shrinks the targeted skin. This micro-trauma stimulates new collagen (neocollagenesis). The tissue retraction and tightening gives results that are comparable to invasive surgery. A series of tiny brown spots placed to attain the desired result for the excess skin. The skin around the spot tightens pulling the cells closer together. It’s the only non-surgical treatment option known to effectively reduce excess skin.
WHAT DOES FIBROBLAST PLASMA SKIN TIGHTENING TREAT?
Eyelid Tightening, including lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin.
Lifting of the midface
Lifting of the neck
Jowls and neck tightening
Reduction of loose skin on knees, hands, elbows
Lines and wrinkles around the mouth
Belly loose skin reduction
Tightening loose stomach skin after pregnancy
Reduction of all kinds of wrinkles: upper lip wrinkles, reducing smile lines, nasolabial lines (smile lines), marionette lines, crow’s feet
Significantly Reducing saggy skin
Improving acne scars and
Diminishing stretch marks
Improvement in the appearance of acne scars
Sun spots/sun damage
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Fibroblast Plasma is more than a simple tightening treatment the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery. Like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of fibroblast are not entirely permanent as it does not stop any further aging, however, the results you get should last you for many years. The positive effects of treatment may not be very noticeable immediately after the first treatment, but will drastically improve over the 12 week period following treatment. Additionally, there are lifestyle factors that can prevent the result from lasting as long as they can, such as smoking, alcohol. consumption, and prolonged sun exposure.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
The number of treatments required will vary according to the area being treated, skin’s laxity, the desired degree of correction and the individual’s response to the treatment. The positive effects of treatment may not be very noticeable immediately after the first treatment, but will drastically improve over the 12 week period following treatment. Further treatments can be carried out to get better results, although is is uncommon to require more than two treatments. Appointments must be spaced out by 8 weeks.
WHAT KIND OF SIDE EFFECTS CAN I EXPECT?
Fibroblast Plasma has been shown to be a safe non-invasive procedure when done by a fully certified technician. However, as with most cosmetic procedures, patients are likely to experience some minor side effects in the first five to ten days after treatment. There will be some tiny brown marks in the treatment area. This is the result of scabbing and will flake away over a week or so, exposing a pink layer of healthy new skin. Some patients will also experience three to five days of swelling, especially with eyelid treatment. There is no damage to surrounding areas or deeper skin layers. To avoid sides effects, follow the aftercare instruction given to you prior to your treatment.
IS FIBROBLAST PLASMA TREATMENT FOR EVERYONE?
Fitzpatrick skin types I-III are safe candidates for the PPF. Darker skin tones (African American, African, Latin, Native American, Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian ancestry and people of mixed ethnicities) may not be good candidates for Plasma Pen.
This treatment is extremely safe for the large majority of our clients. However, if you have one of the following conditions, you should consult with your doctor and let us know* before considering this treatment.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
If you have diabetes and healing disorders
Metal plates, pins or other implants
Cardio-vascular deficiencies including severe uncontrolled blood pressure
Pacemaker or any other medical device with an electrical current
Current or recent hemorrhage
Malignancy and chemotherapy in the past 3 years.
If you are prone to keloid scars
If you suffer from auto-immune disease or other illnesses which affect the immune system
*Always talk to us if you have any concerns before a procedure.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR DAY OF TREATMENT?
On the treatment day, it is recommended that no make-up, or moisturizer is worn on the treatment area, just come in with clean skin. A NUMBING agent is placed on treatment area and left to take effect for 20 to 30 minutes, When the area is sufficiently numb the treatment will begin. During the treatment you may feel some heat and minor irritation. Swelling may intensify over the following few hours when eyes are treated and may last 2-3 days. Treatment time will last from 45 minutes and up to several hours depending on the size of the treatment area. During your first appointment you will be given aftercare instructions. Following these instructions is critical for best results. No exfoliators or harsh cleansers can be used in the week following treatment. You should also avoid rubbing or scratching the treated area.
BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT
Avoid any kind of tanning (Spray tanning, tanning injections, sun tanning and tanning beds) for 2 to 4 weeks before your treatment. Ideally, you should try to use SPF5O to prep your skin for 2 to 4 weeks before your treatment, especially if you are naturally darker skinned. You may even wish to consider using a natural Tyrosinase Inhibitor to helps ensure there is no overproduction of pigment in the skin aka hyperpigmentation.
Avoid any other type of procedures on the same area which you intend to have treated with Plasma Pen, such as laser therapy, chemical peels, Botox, fillers, as this may prevent your treatment being performed by your technician at the time you want it.
No facial acids (Retin A, salicylic, glycolic) 14 days before or 21 days after Plasma Pen.
No Botox or fillers 21 days before or after Plasma Pen.
No Micro needling/PRP 21 days before or after Plasma Pen.
No laser or peels (depending on intensity of peel) for 90 days before or after Plasma Pen.
Surgical procedures like face lifts you must wait at least 9 months postop/before Plasma Pen.
You will be given after care instructions. You must follow the provided aftercare protocol to expedite the healing process. Follow up treatment may be performed after 8 weeks depending on your skin’s healing.
MAKEUP AFTER THE FIBROBLAST PLASMA TREATMENT?
You may use a mineral-based makeup 24 hours after treatment.