Updated: Sep 21, 2019
What is the Fibroblast skin tightening treatment?
The fibroblast treatment is a wonderful new alternative to plastic surgery. Unlike expensive cosmetic procedures, there is little risk involved and almost no downtime! Results are comparable to that of going under the knife.
This amazing skin tightening treatment stimulates fibroblast to create collagen in the skin. Unlike microneedling, which modifies the structure of the skin, fibroblast sublimates excess tissue which creates a tightening effect with plasma. No harmful toxins are injected into the body, nor evasive surgery preformed with this method of regeneration. This technique shrinks and tightens excess skin and reduces volume. The fibroblast treatment does not require additional products on the skin to be effective.
What is Fibroblast?
nounPHYSIOLOGY a cell in connective tissue which produces collagen and other fibers.
A fibroblast is a type of biological cell that synthesizes the extracellular matrix and collagen, produces the structural framework (stroma) for animal tissues, and plays a critical role in wound healing.
What is plasma?
noun noun: plasma; noun: plasm 1. the colorless fluid part of blood, lymph, or milk, in which corpuscles or fat globules are suspended. 2. an ionized gas consisting of positive ions and free electrons in proportions resulting in more or less no overall electric charge, typically at low pressures (as in the upper atmosphere and in fluorescent lamps) or at very high temperatures (as in stars and nuclear fusion reactors). "the current passed through a column of plasma" an analogous substance consisting of mobile charged particles (such as a molten salt or the electrons within a metal).
Plasma is the 4th state of matter, (the first 3 are solids, liquids, and gases). Matter achieves this state when you supply enough energy to split atoms into electrons. The result is a cloud of free, negatively charged electrons and positively charged ions, radicals, and molecules. The cloud of charged particles is called plasma.
The Plasma Pen
The treatment is preformed using an electric device called the plasma pen. The wireless device uses a needle to transmit energy to the skin using the air between the needle tip and skin that generates a plasma charge. This happens approximately 0.5mm before the needle touches the skin, which creates a thermal skin reaction, converting the skin to a plasma vapor without damaging the tissue underneath the superficial layers of the epidermis. The only plasma pen that has been approved by the FDA for use is the Plamere plasma pen. There are many plasma pens on the market today, and their function is essentially the same. Most devices have power settings from 1-9, dictating the intensity of the treatment. Low to medium level treatments are usually recommended, especially on the areas of the face. This is because high intensity treatments can cause more sensitivity and swelling during the healing process.
Benefits of Fibroblast
No cutting into the skin/body, & no skin removed by scalpels.
Short, easy downtime.
Quick and scar free healing.
Skin will heal naturally, only removing excess skin. Unlike surgery, which can result in excess skin being removed causing thinning of the skin, as well as potentially damaging the layers underneath the epidermis.
Significantly lower cost when compared to plastic surgery.
Low risk of infection if aftercare is followed fully & correctly.
Extremely easy aftercare.
Immediate results as well as continued improvement the following 6-12 weeks as the skin heals itself.
The Plasma Fibroblast treatment will yield fantastic results anywhere on the body in the areas of skin tightening, and removal of scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, skin tags, moles, and sun/age spots. Treatments are usually preformed by area of highest concern first. See the photo below for an example of what areas can be treated in a typical Fibroblast service.
(A non-surgical nose lift is also possible)
Other areas aside from the face include but are not limited to:
Stomach area (loose skin, stretch marks, scaring)
Hands & feet
Scaring on any area of the body
Stretch marks on any area of the body
Who is not able to receive this treatment?
The Fibroblast treatment is unfortunately not for everyone. Here is a list of contraindications for the service:
Current or history of cancer, especially malignant melanoma or recurrent nonmelanoma skin cancer, or pre-cancerous lesions such as multiple dysplastic nevi
Difficulty healing from wounds
Any active infection
Diseases which such as a history of recurrent Herpes Simplex, Systemic Lupus Erthematosus or Porphyria
Use of photosensitive medication, and/or herbs that may cause sensitivity to such as Isotretinoin, tetracycline or St. John’s Wort
Immunosuppressive diseases including AIDS and HIV infection or use of immunosuppressive medications
Diabetes unless under control
History of bleeding coagulopathies or use of anticoagulants
History of keloid scarring
History of heart disease (Angina, heart pacemaker, taking anti-coagulant drugs)
Anyone who has used oral Isotretinoin, Roaccutane or Tretinoin – Retin A in the previous 3 months for the treatment of acne or other dermatological conditions
Surgery in the past 6 months
If you have a skin tone of 4-5 on the Fitzpatrick scale.
If your skin is prone to scarring/keloid scarring
If you have any of the following: severe skin conditions, open wounds, severe acne, lupus, psoriasis or vitiligo
If you have allergies or sensitivities to any of the products used during treatment
If you have a history of being treated with blood-thinning medications or gold therapy in the past, or Roaccutane in the last year
If you are pregnant and/or breast-feeding
Immune-deficient or have any other auto-immune disorder
The Fitzpatrick Scale
The risk of hyper-pigmentation or hypo-pigmentation prevents skin tones 4-6 on the Fitzpatrick scale from being a candidate for this treatment.
What to expect
Service time: 1-4 hours, including time to numb, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Healing: 5-7 for the small dots to crust and fall off. It is important to let them fall of naturally as this will dictate the end result. Picking at the area could result in scaring.
Improvement: Client can expect to see continued healing 4-12 weeks after the initial treatment.
Additional treatments: Clients may have additional treatments as soon as 6 weeks after the last Fibroblast was preformed. Usually one treatment is enough for a dramatic result, but in some cases the client may want additional treatments.
How long will the results last?
Though we cannot stop the aging process, Fibroblast treatments last for years!
The Fibroblast skin tightening treatment offers a non invasive alternative to surgery like never before! At a fraction of the cost, results comparable to plastic surgery, and almost zero downtime, there is no question that this service will help so many women & men achieve their skincare wants & needs!