About Fibroblast (Plasma Pen Skin Tightening)
Fibroblast or Plasma Skin Tightening is a cosmetic treatment that originated in Europe and has recently made its way to the United States. It uses plasma, an ionized gas, to non-surgically tighten skin.
An electric arc also known as a plasma flash is created between the tip of the hand-piece and the patient's skin. Through sublimination (a process that turns a solid directly into gas) the targeted tissues are instantly tightened. When the electrical arch touches the skin surface, the heat widens the pores and is subsequently transferred into the epidermis, stimulating Fibroblast cells. The tissue retraction and tightening gives results that are comparable to invasive surgery; without the cost and downtime.
WHAT IS PLASMA?
WHEN MATTER IS CONTINUALLY SUPPLIED WITH ENERGY, ITS TEMPERATURE INCREASES AND IT GOES FROM SOLID THROUGH TO LIQUID THEN INTO A GASEOUS STATE. IF THE ENERGY INPUT IS CONTINUED, THE ATOMIC SHELL BREAKS DOWN AND THE CHARGED PARTICLES ARE CREATED. NEGATIVELY CHARGED ELECTRONS AND POSITIVELY CHARGED IONS IS REFERRED TO AS PLASMA, OR ‘THE FOURTH STATE OF MATTER’. IN NATURE, YOU CAN FIND PLASMA IN LIGHTENING, AURORAS, FLAMES AND THE SUN.
SOLID – LIQUID – GAS – PLASMA
Fibroblast is an alternative to skin tightening surgery.
This is a low-pain procedure which achieves incredible, results – immediately. Additionally, due to continued tightening after the treatment, we see further vast improvement after 90 days.
Skin tightening: Upper and lower lids, soft facelift, throat and tummy lift, hands and décolletage
Reduction of wrinkles and uneven surfaces (Especially deep lines): peri-oral wrinkles, smile lines, nasolabial folds, forehead, crows feet
Reduction of unsightly pigmentation: age/sun spots and skin tags
Hyper-trophic Scar reduction and improvement
Removal of warts and skin tags
The Plasma Pen device operates at a distance of approximately 1mm above the surface of the skin and creates a minuscule electrical arc at its tip. This arc is called the plasma arc. When the plasma arc touches the skin, it vaporizes a micromillimeter-sized dot on the skin’s surface. This process is called sublimation. This enables the treatment imprint to be wider and shallower than traditional thermal only devices. This dot minimally tightens the skin in its vicinity. Several points applied together create a “reduction grid”. Through the application of grids in specific patterns, excess skin is tightened.
Who is not a candidate for Fibroblast?
A consultation is required prior to scheduling a treatment, as there are contraindications including:
those who are pregnant or lactating
those who have used Accutane in the past year
those who have a history of keloids
those who use blood thinners
1. Does it hurt? ...Patients report a moderate amount of discomfort during and post-treatment
2. Is an anesthetic used? ...Yes, a topical numbing cream is applied for up to 1 hour prior to treatment
3. Are there any areas I can't do? ...Same day, upper and lower eyelids cannot be treated
4. How long after can I work out? ...We advise waiting at least 24 to 48 hours post-treatment to work out.
5. How can I schedule for Fibroblast? ...We advise a consultation be scheduled first so as to discuss if you are a candidate
6. What are carbon crusts and how long will they last? ...Dots form a grid over the treatment area and will typically fall off 5 to 7 days post-treatment
Pricing: ranges $450 to $1050 per area. consultation required before scheduling for service.