Plasma Pen Treatments
Fibroblast Skin Tightening
Fibroblast treatment has many different titles: Fibroblast skin tightening, Fibroblast wrinkle remover, Fibroblast Plasma Lift, Plasma pen therapy etc. They all refer to the same treatment administered with the plasma pen and convey the versatility of this revolutionary technology. Fibroblast therapy has been widely used in Europe, and has in recent years reached the US cosmetic/beauty market. It is claimed to be an extremely safe and pain-free treatment giving results that previously could only be achieved with a surgical procedure.
How Does It Work?
Fibroblast Skin Treatment is performed using a plasma pen and under topical anaesthetic cream. An electrical arc is discharged from the plasma pen without actually touching the skin. At the multiple places on the treated area where the plasma pen is used, the discharge leaves micro craters in the skin which heal in the form of dark coloured dots. The skin around the dots naturally shrinks to heal the micro craters which causes the skin stretching/smoothing effect.
After about a week the scabs from the dots will fall off revealing an area of pink healing skin which gradually fade over time. This is no cause to be concerned, and it is the normal recovery process. Exact healing times vary from person to person.
When will I see results
Immediately after the procedure the de-hydrated skin tissue will have a tighter appearance. As the skin heals and rehydrates, the area will appear slacker than the immediate results, but will tighten as collagen grows. Subsequent treatments will advance the tightening effects. It is not possible to get full surgical tightness with fibroblast therapy however excellent results are possible.
Are there any side-effects?
The area treated may be tender for a day or two but should not be painful. Discomfort usually lasts up-to 24 hours after the treatment, sometimes slightly longer. Some swelling can last up to five days. Some initial redness is expected however longer term redness and slight tenderness may continue for a few weeks to a few months following the treatment.
There is very small risk of scarring, hypo-pigmentation or hyper-pigmentation. Hypo-pigmentation (lighter skin in the treatment area) is a normal reaction in skin renewal and normally disappears after a few months. Redness may also take a similar time to disappear.
It is imperative that AFTERCARE instructions are followed as prescribed to minimize the likelihood of and adverse reactions.
- Avoiding sun exposure and applying total sun block for the prescribed period.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Depending on the original skin condition, more than one treatment of Fibroblast may be needed to achieve the desired result.
Most clients will be satisfied after a single treatment, however up to 3 consecutive treatments may be performed on the same area to achieve very dramatic results even on an aged skin.
The minimum interval between treatments on the same area is usually 8 weeks depending on your skin type and your individual reaction to the treatment.
Who should not have Fibroblast therapy?
- This Plasma Pen has not been tested on children, breast-feeding or pregnant women and is therefore not recommended in these cases.
- Treatments with this Plasma Pen should be avoided if you have any serious underlying medical condition that prevents you from healing properly.
- The Plasma Pen is not recommended to be used on those clients with increased susceptibility to Keloid formation and hyper-trophic scarring.
- If you have ever had episodes of herpes simplex, it is recommended that you undergo a full course of antiviral treatments before you undergo any kind of treatment with the plasma arc. Consult your health care practitioner for the correct medications.
- Treatments with this device are not recommended if you have a pace maker, diabetic pump or a metal implant.