What is fibroblast skin treatment?
Plasma Fibroblast is a non-surgical revolutionary skin tightening cosmetic treatment for a perfect facial rejuvenation, using a Plasma device, instead of a scalpel to shrink, tighten and reduce the volume of excess skin.
This innovative treatment will give results which you would normally expect after surgery.
Imagine getting tighter firmer skin with results lasting as long as surgical procedures with minimal downtime, price tag and without having to go under the knife and without many of the risks. This means you can return to work even sooner.
Unlike surgery, Fibroblast skin treatments do not result in any having stitches, bandages or even extensive downtime.
How does plasma fibroblast skin tightening work?
Fibroblast skin treatments involve a device that delivers an accurate arc of energy to the skin via a sterile metal tip.
The tip utilizes ions from the air and gases given off from the skin surface to create a tiny millimeter reaction.
This reaction reaches the surface of the skin and immediately shrinks the skin cells and reduces wrinkles through the natural skin renewal process.
The tightening effect yields results similar to that of surgery without the risk of “over-tightening”.
The “downtime” to this treatment is days compared to weeks after 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 to reduce the excess skin instantly and successfully.
OK well what exactly is Plasma or Fibroblast?
What is Plasma?
Plasma is a gas made up of positively charged ions from the air. It’s generally created through a cloud of gas (mostly nitrogen) that is magnetized into a beam transmitted from the device.
Picture those fun electric balls you have seen as a kid and how it jumps from the base to your finger as you touch the glass.
How do these beauty pens create Plasma?
Electric energy converts gas from the air into “diatomic molecular nitrogen,” mostly oxygen and nitrogen. It is then transmitted to the skin’s surface in a non-contact way.
It literally will not fire if it’s too far away or if it touches the skin which is an amazing precaution and another reason this treatment is safe and noninvasive.
Is this too good to be true?
People might be quick to think this is another gimmick however proven results from the treatment begin quickly and continue to improve with healing. It takes 8 full weeks to see final result of treatment.
Remember that the skin must go through its entire healing process and, although it may visibly appear healed after a week, it takes time as there is quite a bit more healing occurring under the skin for several more weeks.
Collagen formation begins after 4 weeks which is the primary factor in strengthening and tightening the skin. This process continues on for another 4 weeks under the surface layer of skin.
You might also be impressed knowing that the results get better with time and healing! Keep in mind, the Fibroblast skin treatment cannot stop the actual aging process itself. Aging is inevitable, however, current skin concerns can be address until future aging arrives.
Plasma Pen VS. Cosmetic Surgery
- No injectable anesthetic required
- No scalpel, no cutting and no ablation of the skin
- No stitches and no scars
- Very low risk procedure with minimal side effects
- Short downtime
- No thinning of the skin and more uniform that ablative resurfacing using lasers
- No asymmetries and no risks of any overcorrection
- Cost effective
- Long lasting results – usually around 2-3 years and can be permanent
OK, I'M IN!
What does plasma fibroblast skin tightening treat?
Fibroblasting produces excellent results for any area of the body, particularly the face and neck regions. It is important for anyone considering fibroblasting treatment to carefully review the Contraindications to see if you are a good candidate and After care Instructions to make sure you will be able to follow them.
♥ Accordion lines – the lines that form outside of the mouth when you smile
♥ Acne scars – improvement in the appearance of post-acne marks and scars
♥ Crow’s feet around eyes
♥ Forehead lines
♥ Jowl / jawline tightening
♥ Marionette lines – The creases or folds that run vertically from the corners of the mouth down to the chin
♥ Nasal labial folds / smile lines – The folds that run from the sides of your nose down to the edge of your mouth
♥ Necklines, turkey neck
♥ Smoker’s lines – those vertical wrinkles also known as lipstick lines around the mouth
♥ Stretchmarks - needs to be flat, not raised stretchmarks
♥ Upper and lower eyelids – Bags and hoods
♥ Reduction of loose skin - on knees, hands, elbows
♥ Belly loose skin reduction
♥ Skin Tags
♥ Non cancerous moles
Crow's feet are wrinkles etched in the corner of the eye. Unlike wrinkles or expression lines on other areas of the face, crow's feet can appear to look deeper or more pronounced on the skin.
Some of the leading causes of crow's feet include UV exposure and the loss of collagen and elasticity that come with age.
Frown lines can appear as two deep furrows nestled between the eyebrows or horizontal lines straight across the forehead. They develop as a result of the thinning skin around this area, sun damage and with movements of the muscles on your face. Wrinkles that appear ONLY with expression are not ideal candidates.
Who is/is not an ideal candidate?
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. Because of this, it is CRITICAL that you see a trained professional. Anyone using a knock off version may not know who it's safe to treat and who isn’t safe.
An ideal candidate should be in good overall health. This includes at the time of appointment as well as pre-existing conditions.
Signs of a cold or flu will exclude you from being a candidate at that time and you will need to reschedule.
♦ Client’s skin should not be inflamed in the treatment area of concern.
♦ Any client prone to keloid scarring is not an ideal candidate.
♦ Have Lupus
♦ Have Epileptics
♦ If you’ve ever had Gold Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis
♦ Clients with diabetes, healing disorders or concerns, lymphatic drainage issues should not undergo treatment.
♦ Clients with a sunburn or suntan must wait a full 8 weeks to undergo treatment.
♦ Clients with a history of hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation after injury to the skin should not undergo this treatment for risk of this re-occurring.
♦ Currently using Accutane, Cortosteroids, Blood Thinners, Antabuse
♦ The client must not display Herpes Simplex Virus (Cold Sores or Fever Blisters) at time of appointment. Client will be asked to reschedule appointment if experiencing an outbreak and must know that an outbreak may occur at the area after treatment. A treatment dose of Valtrex 3 days before and 4 days following must be shown from a physician’s prescription.
♦ Any clients with a pacemaker are prohibited to obtain this treatment as it may interfere with the pacing device.
♦ Clients who are or may be pregnant or breast feeding are not candidates to receive treatment.
♦ Clients who are immune compromised such as HIV/AIDS, or receiving chemotherapy are not candidates.
♦ Clients with skin cancer are not candidates.
♦ Clients with dark skin (Fitzpatrick 5 & 6) will hyperpigment and are not candidates to receive this treatment. All Fitzpatrick 4 skin types will be subject to a test patch prior to full procedure. SEE MORE INFO BELOW
♦ Contact lenses must be removed before eyelid treatment- no exceptions
♦ Any clients who wish to undergo an upper eyelid produce absolutely MUST remove ANY false lashes. NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE! High risk of infection and can embed and irritate the treatment area. Your deposit will be forfeited should you arrive to your appointment with eyelashes in place. Eyelashes MUST remain off until completely healed. This is for your safety and absolutely no exceptions will be made.
What skin types may not be good candidates for plasma pen treatment?
Darker skin tones (African American, African, Latin, Native American, Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian ancestry and people of mixed ethnicities) may not good candidates for Plasma Pen.
Beach City Brows is committed to safe and effective treatments for all. When in doubt, we don’t risk it! We do not provide Plasma Pen treatments on Fitzpatrick skin types 5-6
All Fitzpatrick 4 skin types will be subject to a test patch prior to full procedure.
Clients who CAN have the service but may heal slower:
- If you are anemic
- If you bruise/bleed easily
- If you’ve had cataracts
- You’ve had a corneal abrasion
- Diabetics will heal slower but can have the procedure
- If you get cold sores you will want to pre-treat with medication
- If you have kidney or liver disease, you’ll heal slower
- Same with mitral valve prolapse
- You shouldn’t treat an area with active eczema or psoriasis
Clients who can have the treatment with a time delay:
- Recent Botox or Filler treatments should wait 21 days after to have Plasma Pen
- There’s a 3 month wait after Bleh surgery or Facelifts/Browlifts
- If you’ve had chemo or radiation, there is a 5 week wait
- Wait 12 weeks after eye laser surgery
- If you’ve had Shingles, wait 6 months for treatment
- There’s a 6 month wait after Accutane use
How long will it take to see results and how long does it last?
♦Fibroblast is more than a simple tightening treatment and the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery, the results you get should last you for many years.
♦Pen skin tightening results are impressive but should not be proposed as an alternative to surgery in cases of moderate to severe skin laxity.
♦Only surgery can achieve these kinds of results. You will typically see immediate tightening along with cumulative improvements over the next three months in the appearance of saggy skin.
♦In some cases, it may require more than one session depending on the desired results.
♦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.
♦Results for this treatment will take a full 8 weeks to see final effect (some clients even 12). The reason for this is, it takes 4 weeks after the treatment for collagen and elastin production to even BEGIN!
♦Another 4 weeks is required for full effect of these extremely crucial components in skin tightening and strengthening. Some clients may notice a change within the first week but expect to be told to wait 8 full weeks before considering the treatment “complete”.
Is the plasma pen treatment painful?
Everyone’s interpretation of pain varies, and some areas of the body are more sensitive than others. Some clients say it feels similar to a dull rubber band snapping whereas others say they can barely feel anything.
Numbing cream is helpful in reducing the discomfort during treatment and prescription strength topical cream will be applied 30 mins before and anytime during if needed.
What are the risks of the plasma pen treatment?
The Plasma Pen is a relatively safe treatment, particularly when compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures. However, no procedure is without risks and it’s important to review and understand the contraindications and risks. Risks include:
- Swelling and bruising
- Scabbing and crusting
- Skin discoloration
What downtime can I expect after my plasma pen treatment?
♦“Downtime” is very subjective. What you think “looks bad” and/or is “uncomfortable” can be very different from someone else’s perception.
♦It really does depend on what one considers as down-time. Some are quite okay with going out in public immediately whereas others may wish to stay home and avoid crowds.
♦It is natural that you will experience swelling the first few days followed by carbon crust (scab) formation to the tiny millimeter “dots” that are placed in the treatment area. These dots cannot be disturbed and must shed naturally on their own. This will usually occur around days 5-7.
♦After that, the skin will appear light pink, but is closed and well on its way to good healing!
→→→To avoid sides effects, follow the aftercare instruction given to you prior to your treatment.
- Redness, swelling and scabbing in the treatment area
- Average of 8 days downtime on the face and neck areas
- Average of 10 to 14 days on the body, depending on the area being treated and the intensity of the treatment
- Swelling usually begins the day following your treatment, and peaks around day 3
- After day 3, swelling subsides and scab's form.
- Scabs normally begin to fall off around day 6 and 7 (for face and neck)
Please be aware that the days indicated are simply guidelines for average healing time. Healing time and results may be negatively compromised by not following the aftercare protocol: no drinking alcohol, no smoking and no picking/scrubbing.
If your health is compromised in any way, this can also extend your healing time and negatively affect your results.
Important information about avoiding the sun
Anyone with a sunburn or tan must wait a full 8 weeks before treatment to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.
Tanned skin is damaged skin- we do not want to apply added trauma to your skin during that time. After the treatment, it is extremely important to avoid the sun for the first week while the important healing phase is occurring. This includes sun exposure on all levels- driving in the car, walking to the mailbox, or sitting too close to a window.
All of these scenarios must be taken into account- a hat must be worn! Once the carbon crusts shed off on their own around day 5-7, SPF 60+ must be applied to the area for a minimum of 3 months to avoid hyper-pigmentation. This is because the skin is essentially NEW skin... just like that of a newborn.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR DAY OF TREATMENT?
On the day of the procedure please try not to wear any make-up or moisturizer on the treatment area. Just come in with clean skin so that no pores are clogged.
Sometimes taking an antihistamine one hour before your appointment and for two to three days after your appointment will help reduce swelling in the treatment area.
A topical numbing cream is placed on treatment area and left on to take effect for 30 to 45 minutes before the procedure begins.
During the treatment you may feel some heat and minor irritation. Swelling may intensify over the following few hours and may last 2-3 days. Treatment time will last from 45 minutes and up to several hours (3 hrs. +) depending on the size of the treatment area.
During your first appointment you will be given aftercare instructions and products to use during your healing process. It is SUPER important to follow these instructions for best results. No exfoliators or harsh cleansers can be used in about 2 weeks following treatment. You should also avoid rubbing or scratching the treated area.
→DON'T LET YOUR HARD-EARNED MONEY GO TO WASTE IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO FOLLOW THE AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS!
MAY I USE MAKEUP AFTER THE PLASMA FIBROBLAST TREATMENT?
NO! Understand the skin you just had treated can be compared as newborn skin. Do not use makeup after the treatment, as it is generally not sterile and can clog the skin that needs to breathe and heal. The first 5-6 days after the treatment, until the crusts fall off, use the antiseptic product and aftercare cream, applying it softly to the treated area. When the crusts fall off, you may apply some makeup if necessary. Give it about 2 weeks to wear makeup for the best healing results.