Fibroblast Plasma Treatment for Skin Lift, Tightening & Repair
Over time, the scaffolding of a building will begin to weaken and rust, losing its flexibility and strength and become unable to bear the load it was originally designed to support. The scaffold will eventually buckle, crack, bend, sag and/or collapse. Deterioration of the scaffolding of a building can be used for a similar comparison to explain the deterioration (break-down) of the scaffolding of your skin over time.
Beginning in your 20’s, your skin layer starts to thin out because fibroblast cells in your skin that produce collagen (protein material needed for skin’s scaffolding) “go dormant” and dramatically stop producing collagen! Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, found in the bones, muscles, skin, and tendons. It is the substance that holds the body together. Collagen forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure.
Also, as your fibroblast cell production declines, your skin’s scaffolding “begins to weaken, lose flexibility and strength and become unable to bear the load it was originally designed to support. The skin eventually begins to deteriorate and continues to do so through time causing it to eventually buckle, crack, bend, sag and/or collapse”.
In addition, the elastin that bolsters your skin’s elasticity begins to wear out, deform, and ‘slide’ over the collagen tissue. This deterioration prevents collagen & elastin from maintaining a solid structure and eventually leads to a breakdown of your skin’s integrity, causing fine lines, wrinkles/sagging skin and skin discoloration.
HOW DOES FIBROLAST WORK?
Fibroblast Plasma Skin Lift/Tightening is performed with a device called a plasma pen, which is used to produce plasma waves. The pen is held above the skin and a tiny plasma flash (light wave) connects the tip of the device to the surface of the skin. The tip of the device that delivers the plasma waves is a sterile, disposable, “conductor” which never touches or punctures the skin, making the treatment completely non-invasive!
To customize the treatment for the individual’s desired results, the plasma waves are strategically placed in a specific pattern of tiny, brown lines and spots across the skin and along wrinkle lines/folds, over excess skin, etc. thus, customizing the treatment to the individual’s particular area(s) of concern. Strategic placement of the plasma waves also helps to minimize or remove acne scars, scars, stretch marks and some skin imperfections.
The brown lines & spots created by the plasma waves contract and tighten the skin instantly, pulling the cells closer together, which results in the tightening and shrinking of the targeted area. Results begin right away! The evaporated, old collagen is seen as tiny brown scabs (protective carbon crusts) on the treated area. These tiny, brown scabs or protective carbon crusts, on the surface of the skin will fall off on their own in approximately 3-7 days.
More incredibly, as the plasma waves remove the old collagen by the process of Sublimation (Evaporation), the plasma waves also stimulate your dormant fibroblast cells and cause them to fire up to produce new collagen & elastin as well as revive natural levels of Hyaluronic Acid and Fibronectin needed for fresh youthful skin!
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Any area that has loose, sagging, wrinkled skin, and scarring, etc. can be treated.
HOW LONG WILL RESULTS LAST?
Plasma Lift Skin Tightening is more than a quick and easy skin lifting and tightening treatment. The positive effects of the treatment are most noticeable in treated individuals at the 6-8 week post-treatment mark. Friends and relatives really start to notice a difference in your treated area around the 5-week mark.
As a beauty, cosmetic treatment, the effects of a plasma treatment are not necessarily permanent as it does not stop the aging process. Desired outcomes often vary from guest to guest, possibly requiring more than one treatment in the same area for maximum results.
Results from the treatment, however, can last up to 3 years and beyond– dependent on each individual’s natural skin regeneration cycle, lifestyle and adherence to home aftercare instructions. It is recommended to have the treatment once every 12-18 months to maintain results and to keep your fibroblasts “fired up” and producing.
Individuals desiring treatment should know that race, age and lifestyle can also have an effect on the length of desired effects.
HOW MANY FIBROLAST TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
This can depend on each individual client and their expectations; many see results that they are happy with after 1 session, for others it may take 2 or 3 sessions. The number of treatments required will vary according to the condition being treated, the skin’s laxity, the desired degree of correction and the individual’s response to the treatment. Most individuals witness results instantly, with continuing improvement 6- 8 weeks following the treatment.
Up to 3 more additional treatments in the same area can be performed consecutively 6-10 weeks apart for individuals desiring better results, although it is uncommon to require more than the initial treatment and/or a touch-up.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS AND RISKS OF FIBROLAST?
Plasma Lift Skin Tightening has been shown to be a safe treatment due to its non-invasive nature. Still, most individuals, are likely to experience some minor side effects in the first 7-10 days following the treatment. A professional-grade skin care aftercare kit and instructions will be given to you to minimize any minor side effects and to protect your skin as it heals.
The tiny, brown marks/spots (carbon crusts) appear as minor scabbing and typically flake away within the first 4-5 days, however on some individuals, it could take 7-10 days for all the flaking to be complete. The skin revealed beneath is fresh new pink skin. Some swelling may be present (especially in eyelid treatments) but it is likely to occur between days 2-5 after treatment.
WHAT IS THE COST OF FIBROLAST?
Each person is unique in their skin/skin history, medical and cosmetic history as well as their desires, needs and ideas about the type of results they are looking for from the treatment. Because of these reasons, a customized price quote is given to you at the time of your consultation. Even though there is standard pricing for each treatment area, a consultation is required before any treatment.
Treatment protocols are discussed with you at the consultation as well as expectations and desired results, pre & post-care instructions, contraindications, etc. The treatment itself can also be performed right after the consultation provided that you are a qualified candidate and that enough time was allotted when initially scheduling your consultation.