Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening FAQ

Plasma Skin Tightening is a non surgical cosmetic enhancement designed to shrink the skin using a sterile, disposable probe. 

Fibroblasts are the collagen producing cells in the skin. Fibroblast treatment is performed with a device called a plasma pen, which is used to produce plasma waves. The waves are directed as tiny light spots along the wrinkle lines. The tip of the pen never touches the skin (and the needle like attachment is a sterile, disposable, one-time use product). 

The pen is held above the skin and a tiny plasma arc connects the tip of the device to the surface of the skin. Using plasma waves, the old collagen is removed by sublimation (evaporation), and fibroblasts are stimulated to produce new collagen. The targeted skin contracts and is essentially eliminated without any cutting, which results in the tightening and shrinking of the targeted skin. 

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.

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 eight 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 a second session in the same area is needed to get better tightening results make sure of the following:At least two months have passed because it will take that long to get true results. 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. For instance if you treated the client’s mouth area because she had sagging at the corners of mouth and lips, rather than go back in that area, you might consider pulling laying patterns down on the cheeks, jawline and jowls to help pull the skin upward and outward. In other words, you may need to expand the area you treated with more pulling rather than laying the same pattern down again on the same area.