Plasma Skin Tightening
*Consultation required prior to booking an appointment to ensure you are a candidate for the desired area. In-person consultations preferred, phone or FaceTime consultations can be arranged. Once approved,
a non-refundable deposit of $100 required to book.
What is Plasma Skin Tightening?
Plasma Skin Tightening (also known as Fibroblast) is a revolutionary NEW procedure that offers stunning results and doesn’t require any surgery.
This procedure is done using a Fibroblast Plasma Pen that converts electrical energy into gaseous diatomic molecular nitrogen and transmits the energized gas to the skin’s surface above without using any direct contact.
The small needle on the tip of the pen never touches the skin but instead generates minuscule plasma arcs to essentially produce micro-injuries to the skin’s epidermal layer. This process pulls the surrounding skin inward and tightens the underlying tissue.
Fibroblast plasma skin tightening uses sublimation process, turning solid directly to gas to tighten skin tissue. This causes no damage to the surrounding areas or deeper skin layers.
The treatment is simple, cost-effective, non-invasive, and has minimal downtime (about 4-7 days). People are raving over the results they are receiving without going under the knife or paying a fortune.
This advanced procedure helps to revive natural levels of collagen, hyaluronic acid and fibronectin needed for fresh youthful skin. A series of tiny brown spots are strategically placed to attain the desired result. The skin around the dot tightens instantly, pulling the cells closer together.
What Does The Word "Plasma" Refer To?
The word “plasma” has two different meanings for this procedure. During Fibroblast Treatment, the pen creates an electric plasma arc. These tiny arcs of plasma are created by an electrical discharge between the tip of the pen and the skin, singeing the surface and tightening the underlying tissue. The technology involves the use of plasma, formed through the ionization of atmospheric gas, which then works to stimulate the contraction, shortening and tightening of skin fibers. This results in the reduction of the skin surface.
Plasma also refers to the colorless fluid in our blood. The liquid called plasma makes up about half of the content of blood. Plasma contains proteins that help blood to clot, transport substances through the blood, and perform other functions. Blood plasma also contains glucose and other dissolved nutrients. When isolated on its own, blood plasma is a light-yellow liquid. Along with water, plasma carries salts and enzymes. The primary purpose of plasma is to transport nutrients, hormones, and proteins to the parts of the body that need it.
Let’s talk about the importance of scabs in Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening.
The key role in scabs are cells in the blood called platelets. When your skin is cut or scraped, you bleed. As blood is exposed to air, platelets rush to the scene and begin sticking together. They work with proteins called fibrin and other substances to form a scab, which is essentially a blood clot on the skin.
When the clot hardens, you're left with a scab. During the healing process, connective tissue cells below the scab contract and pull the edges of the wound together, like stitches. When the wound is healed, the scab falls off to reveal healthy, repaired skin. This will help you to begin to understand why the procedure causes retraction and tightening to the area of skin we are treat.
No Over Tightening Will Occur.
The evaporated old collagen is seen as tiny brown scabs on the treated area. The tiny "micro-dot"/ brown scab is a protective crust (or carbon crust) on the surface and will fall off on its own in approximately 4-7 days. This could take longer in some cases and with slower healers.
This is very safe, low-risk, and highly eﬀective treatment for skin tightening. As with most cosmetic treatments, a consultation with an experienced, trained practitioner prior to service, as well as a strict aftercare routine, is required to promote proper healing and to help you achieve the maximum results.
Prior to starting the treatment, you are required to read through, initial and complete the consult record, thus giving absolute consent to treatment. Additionally, you agree to fully disclose your full medical history, which will allow determination as to if you are a suitable candidate to receive this treatment.
ADVANTAGES VS. SURGERY
No cutting of skin
No stitches required
Very low risk procedure
Minimal side effects and far less downtime
Quick & easy procedure
No risk of blindness as there is with surgery
No thinning of the skin
Significant cost saving
TOTAL AREA OF APPLICATIONS
Non-Surgical Eyelid Lift
How Long Does it Last?
As Fibroblast is more than a simple tightening treatment (skin volume is actually reduced), 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, but the positive results should last years, depending on the area treated. The positive effects of treatment will be noticeable immediately after the first treatment, but the final results will be seen after 8 WEEKS. For some, an additional treatment may be required after eight weeks for maximum results. Additionally, there are lifestyle factors that can increase lasting results. Some of these include smoking, alcohol consumption, prolonged sun exposure, and other factors that increase skin aging.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
The number of treatments required will vary according to the area being treated, skin laxity, the desired degree of correction and the individual’s response to the treatment. Most patients see results instantly and will continue to improve over the course of the following eight weeks. Further treatments can be carried out to achieve better results. Appointments must be spaced out by 4-8 weeks.
Before deciding if a second session in the same area is needed to get better tightening results, you must wait at least 2 months, because it will take that long to see the true result. Also note that we do suggest you treat surrounding areas first before going back into the same area twice because of less than desired results.
Day of Treatment
On the treatment day, it is recommended that no make-up is worn on the treatment area. Client may take a non-drowsy antihistamine 30 minutes prior to your appointment to help with swelling. Client may continue to take antihistamines for 2-3 days following the appointment. A numbing agent is applied and left to take effect for up to 30 minutes. When the treatment area is sufficiently numb, the session begins with multiple connections of the fibroblast tip, spaced closely together. Client may feel some heat in the treatment area, which may be uncomfortable and slightly irritating. Treatment time is usually between 10-40 minutes, depending on the size of the area.
Immediately after treatment the area may be red and mildly swollen with small carbon crusts (dots). The client may experience a sensation similar to a sun burn which will likely last a few hours. Swelling may intensify over the following few hours and more so when eyes are treated and may last 2-3 days. The carbon crusts will lift within 5 -12 days depending on the individual and area treated. Results gradually improve over the course of the following 8 weeks.
Following the treatment, we will go over thorough aftercare instructions to ensure you receive the best results. In the week following the treatment, or until the treatment area has fully healed, an exfoliating wash or cleanser should NOT be used. Instead opt for a pH balanced soap (Dove), and avoid rubbing the area. Dial Gold anti-bacterial hand soap (the one suggested for cosmetic tattoo procedures!) is also ok.
After treatment, clients should expect redness and swelling. Application of ice packs can help reduce swelling as well as anti-inflammatory medication and/or anti-histamine medication.
Initially after treatment, and for a day or so afterward, there may be occasional weeping. This is simply plasma and is a natural healing response. This will flake off after a few days but in some cases can take over one week. DO NOT pick, pluck or scrub at this crusting or scabbing as it can lead to infection or scarring. It is important to keep the treated area clean, and apply a VERY THIN layer of Aquaphor to the area twice a day (morning and evening) with clean fingertips - gently, do not rub or scrub!
For 1 Week After Treatment
No Sun Exposure
No Botox, Collagen Injections or Dermal Fillers
Do Not Use Anti-Aging Creams
Do Not Use AHA’s, Glycolic or Retinol
Do Not Use Exfoliating Products or any Face Wash/Lotions that are Scented
At All Times During the Course of Treatment
Exposure to the sun should be avoided
Regular moisturizing with either an all natural moisturizer or hyaluronic acid is vital to replenish moisture and prevent the skin from becoming dry and peeling.
Carly's Recommendations For After Your Treatment (click links below to purchase on Amazon):
Advanced Clinicals Collagen Skin Rescue Lotion
Great for everyday use but perfect for after your scabs come off to help regenerate your skin!
You will only experience discomfort for the first day following your procedure, but this will help keep you comfortable with 1% lidocaine. It also contains natural botanicals that calms inflamed skin and promotes healing.