What is Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening?
Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening is a cosmetic treatment that uses plasma, an ionized gas, to tighten skin non-surgically.
How does it work?
During the Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening treatment, an electric arc, also referred to as plasma flash, forms between the tip of the treatment hand-piece and the patient’s skin. Through a process called sublimation – which turns a solid directly into gas – the targeted tissues are instantly tightened, without causing damage to surrounding areas or deeper skin layers. This tissue retraction and tightening gives results that are comparable to invasive surgery.
What can I expect from a treatment?
Usually, Fibroblast treatments last approximately one hour. The treatment is virtually painless, requires no anesthesia, and there are no cuts or blood. While the treatment device itself never touches the skin, the plasma flash creates a tiny dot (carbon crusts) upon contact. These superficial dots, which form in a symmetrical grid over the treatment area, are part of the normal healing process, and will fall off 5-7 days post-treatment. Patients can return to their normal activities right away with minimal discomfort.
How many treatments are required?
Most patients achieve their desired results after just one treatment. However, depending on the area being treated, the skin’s laxity, and individual response to treatment, an additional treatment may be required after 6-8 weeks for maximum results.
How long until I see results?
Most patients see results instantly, which continue to improve over the course of the following 90 days.
The plasma treatment uses the fourth state of matter, PLASMA. Tissues that are treated SUBLIMATE (solid tissue turns into a gas), and we avoid spreading unwanted heat to the surrounding areas. The principles electrical arc from the pen combining with ionize gas creates plasma, similar to a lightning bolt.
When the electrical arch plasma touches the skin surface, the heat widens the pores and is subsequently transferred into the epidermis all the way to the papillary layer which contains fibroblast cells. The result is contraction and tightening of the skin cells. Consequently, the excess skin is reduced, and the result is comparable to lift procedures or wrinkle reduction. Most, if not all, methods of skin resurfacing are based on creating controlled skin damage, which activates its healing, and this leads to the skin remodeling and improvement in various signs of aging.
Even though skin layers get damaged by plasma in a controlled manner (by heating, fragmentation, vaporization – sublimation and coagulation), they do not burn off as they largely do under ablative lesser and, importantly, there is no open wound during the healing phase. This is extremely important as this approach reduces the risk of side effects such as scarring, infection, loss of pigmentation, etc…
After the treatment, small dry spots or scabs form. They need five (5) to seven (7) days to fall off and during this time, the client should keep the skin surface clean and protect it with cream.
Plasma works similarly to an ablative (fractional) laser. On a minute surface of the skin, accurately directed energy damages very specific skin cells to encourage regrowth and renewal. This does not only improve the skin tone and texture, it can also reduce scarring, improve a number of common skin problems, and increase skin contour.