Plasma Fibroblast is a revolutionary cosmetic treatment which offers an alternative to invasive surgical procedures. Plasma Fibroblast treatment is the only treatment to use plasma to remove excess skin. The term "soft surgery" is often used to describe this treatment because it delivers results which rival surgical procedures, but with minimal downtime and without having to go under the knife! It is a minimally invasive procedure with virtually no risk and at an affordable price. Plasma skin tightening is fairly new to the United States however it has been successfully used in Europe for many years. The treatment uses a handheld device utilizing the voltage in the air between its metal tip and the skin creating a plasma charge. A tiny plasma flash called an electrical arc is created instantly shrinking the targeted skin. This minute superficial trauma causes the skin in its vicinity to shrink, tighten and lift, giving results that are noticeable immediately. This micro-trauma also stimulates new collagen growth. The elasticity of the skin and skin tightening will continue to improve as the skin heals and repairs and more collagen is produced. More than just the tightening effect, excess skin is removed so the results will last as long as with a surgical procedure. Plasma fibroblast treats everything from fine lines and scarring, to stretch marks, crow’s feet and droopy eyelids. It is a completely safe procedure, suitable for all ages and most skin tones, an ideal treatment for anyone who wants to achieve a smoother, more youthful-looking complexion with results which are incredibly natural.
HOW DOES PLASMA FIBROBLAST WORK?
Fibroblast skin tightening treatment is delivered using a hand-held device. This precision device delivers energy through a single-use disposable metal tip which comes into close contact with the skin, but does not actually touch the skin. This enables the transfer of energy by utilizing the CO2 in the air between the device tip and skin to generate a plasma charge creating a controlled millimeter-sized superficial wound. This is repeated hundreds of times in the treated area and only affects the outermost layer of the skin (which appears as small dots on the skin) causing the skin cells to pull together and immediately tighten. This also triggers your body's natural healing response causing the skin underneath to produce more fibroblasts and collagen for up to 8-12 weeks after the treatment, so your results will get better and better over time.
WHY CHOOSE PLASMA FIBROBLAST OVER OTHER NON-INVASIVE SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENTS?
Plasma fibroblast has many benefits over other non-surgical skin tightening treatments such as laser, light therapy, Radio-frequency (Thermage, Elixis), and ultrasound (Ultherapy). These treatments work to increase the growth of collagen thereby tightening the skin and increasing elasticity. However plasma fibroblast is the only treatment to not only increase fibroblast and collagen, but it also actively reduces excess skin and shrinks the skin. This is great for loose crepey skin which usually requires invasive surgery to correct. Plasma fibroblast is also the only treatment (aside from surgery) that can address areas around the eyes, particularly the upper eyelids. It is a great alternative to a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE TREATMENT?
Plasma Fibroblast skin tightening has increased in popularity due to its many advantages over surgery. The results are oftentimes noticed immediately and offers similar results to surgery but without the cutting of the skin, general anesthesia, or stitches. It is a simple non-invasive treatment that offers amazing results with rapid healing minimal/no side effects and little to no down time.
The cost of plasma fibroblast treatment is also much lower than surgical procedures and other non-surgical ant-aging treatments.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH PLASMA FIBROBLAST?
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
You may see results after one treatment, however this depends on the area of the face or body being treated, skin laxity, and individual conditions and expectations. For this reason 2-3 treatments may be necessary for the full desired effect. In severe cases 3-5 treatments may be necessary but it is rare to need more than 3-4 treatments.
Additional treatments can be safely done at 8 to 12 week intervals after initial procedure.
IS THE PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
A topical numbing cream with 5% lidocaine is applied and left on for 30-40 minutes before the treatment. The majority of people will not feel anything and some may experience mild discomfort. Overall the treatment ranges from no pain to very mild discomfort.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
It really depends on what one considers as downtown. You can resume your normal work immediately however you will have small 'dots' in the areas treated. Some are okay going out in public while others may prefer to stay home and avoid being seen The tiny plasma flash causes ‘crusts’ to form on the skin giving the distinctive dotting effect. You can also experience some swelling and/or redness in the area treated, particularly in the eye area. The swelling will diminish over a 2-5 day period and the crust (brown dots) that occur are gone on average between 5-10 days.
You will be given aftercare instructions after your treatment which must be followed in order to achieve the best results and minimize any chances of side effects. You must also avoid sun tanning or exposing your skin to the sun 6-8 weeks after the treatment, so plan any events or vacations accordingly.
ARE THE RESULTS VISIBLE?
The positive effect of the Plasma Fibroblast treatment is instant and visible during the treatment itself, but will be even more noticeable at 4 weeks with continuing improvement up to 12 weeks as more collagen is being produced. If needed, follow up treatments may be performed after 8 to 12 weeks depending on your skin’s healing. The majority of clients will see amazing results, however every individual is different so results cannot be guaranteed.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
Plasma Skin Tightening is more than a simple tightening treatment, skin is actually removed, so the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery. Like any surgical or cosmetic procedures, the effects of Plasma treatment won't stop the natural aging process. However, the results you get should last you for many years.
Depending on the individual skin type and life-style, the result can last for up to two-five years or more. Negative lifestyle choices such as too much sun, smoking, excess alcohol consumption are discouraged in order to maintain lasting results.
Aftercare and maintenance is possible at any time
ARE THERE ANY RISKS/SIDE EFFECTS?
Plasma Skin Tightening has been shown to be a safe procedure in thousands of patients due to its non-invasive nature.
However, as with most cosmetic procedures, patients can experience some minor side effects in the first 5 to 10 days after treatment such as swelling.
The entire treatment area will have small but visible brown dotted marks, which will begin to crust and shed naturally over the course of 5-10 days. Some patients will also experience 3 to 5 days of swelling, especially with eyelid treatments. To avoid any more serious side effects such as hyper-pigmentation, follow the aftercare instruction given to you prior to your treatment.
Overall, the treatment is low in complications, and virtually painless thanks to the pre-treatment numbing cream.
IS THIS TREATMENT RIGHT FOR ME?
We strive to ensure that all our treatments are offered only to people who will see the benefits.
Plasma is a very safe and effective treatment, however it is not suitable for everyone. There are certain medical conditions and skin types which do not react well. Below are some contraindications for the treatment.
HOW MUCH DOES THE TREATMENT COST?
Please go to the pricing page for a list of prices. Prices vary depending on the area treated.
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY TREATMENT?
The most important preparation you may want to consider is your time during the first week following your treatment. Give careful thought before scheduling your appointment. Ensure you have no important meetings to attend, special occasions or school runs etc. This is important as it is likely that you will prefer to stay at home until all of the brown crusts and swelling has subsided and you look more like yourself. However this is purely a cosmetic issue and it may not be an issue to you if the visual effects of the treatment are of no concern.
Please attend your appointment with clean skin, NO moisturizers, serum, makeup/tanning products on the treatment area, esp no mascara on lashes if the eye area is being treated.
You may wish to wash your hair on the morning of your treatment as the treatment area cannot get wet following the procedure.
No tanning or sunbathing at least 2-4 weeks prior to your appointment.
No exfoliation including microdermabrasion, Glycolic Acid, Retin-A, Renova, Salicylic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acids for at least 4 weeks prior to your appointment.
Do NOT take painkillers 24 hours prior to the procedure (Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, No Percs allowed).
Do NOT consume drugs, alcohol, or anything that might alter soberness 24-72 hours prior to the procedure.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON THE DAY OF MY APPOINTMENT?
You will have a 10-15 minute consultation prior to your treatment. We will go over the consent forms and answer any questions you might have. We will also go over the aftercare instructions, payment will be taken at this time as well. Once all that is done, a numbing cream is applied to the treatment area and left to take effect for 30-40 mins. When the area is sufficiently numb the treatment will begin. During the treatment you will feel some heat and minor irritation, most people will feel minimal or no pain. Treatment time can last from 45 minutes (incl numbing period) and up to a couple hours depending on the size of the treatment area. You will be provided with aftercare instruction and a review appointment will be scheduled for 2-4 weeks later.
HOW LONG WILL THE APPOINTMENT LAST?
A minimum of 1 hour will be allocated. This allows for adequate numbing time (30 mins)
Depending on the area of the body, the treatment can take between 10 and 45 minutes ( longer in some cases for larger areas of the body)
Expect to be at the appointment for 1.5-2 hours.
IS THERE ANY AFTERCARE REQUIRED?
YES. During your first appointment you will be given aftercare instructions. Following these instructions is critical for best results.
Complications or negative effects will not be caused by the device (and highly unlikely by the technician either) but more likely as a result of failure in complying with aftercare instruction. Aftercare with unsuitable products are often the chief culprits where a negative aspect of any kind occurs.
You will be provided with a detailed aftercare plan at your first appointment.