Fibroblast Skin Tightening, is a new revolutionary non surgical lift treatment. Plasma flash also referred as an electrical arc is discharged from the Fibroblast tip, plasma flash creates a tiny superficial dot (Carbon Crust ie scab) upon contact. This innovative technology uses sublimation process, turning solid directly to gas to tighten skin tissue. Targeted tissue sublimation, causing no damage to surrounding areas or deeper skin layers.
Further points are applied creating a symmetrical grid over the treatment area. Tightening can be noticeable right away. The tool itself never touches the skin. Full results become visible after 8-12 weeks. Patient can resume regular activities right away with minimal discomfort.
Fibroblast Tightening is virtually painless and doesn’t require anesthesia. Numbing cream is used to minimize discomfort during procedure.
- Reducing excess lower eyelids and upper eyelid skin
- Skin imperfections
- Skin tags
- Improvement in the appearance of scarring, including post-surgery scars and acne scars
- Tightening loose stomach skin after pregnancy
- Stretch Marks
- Lines and wrinkles around the mouth
- Neck lift
- Crows Feet Lines
- Nasal Labial Folds / Laugh Lines
- Marionette Lines
- Wrinkle Removal
Frequently Asked Questions
There is discomfort however a topical numbing cream is applied 25 minutes before treatment so most clients are able to tolerate the pain.
There are little brown marks called carbon crusts which are visible for up to 7-10 days after treatment. They may itch and it is imperative to apply a post treatment cream and not itch the skin! Aside from that, mild swelling and redness may occur for up to 2 weeks, and after 8-12 weeks the new skin is visible with final results.
This is determined at your consultation. This technique does not over-tighten the skin and some troublesome areas may require 2-3 treatments for fantastic results, although many people are very happy with just 1 treatment.
Results typically last 2-4 years although if you care for your skin and eat well, drink water, etc, results can be longer than this. It depends on your age and lifestyle, but 2-4 years is average.
Not at all. This is a very low risk procedure. Minimal side effects and no injectable anesthesia nor cutting into the skin. The plasma pen is designed to shut off immediately if it touches the skin (the technique never allows full contact with the skin, it hovers just a few millimeters above the skin).
However, you must age 25 or older to receive treatment and certain medical conditions are contraindicated to receive this therapy.
Treatment lasts around 45-90 minutes depending on areas being treated, but the first 30 minutes is the numbing cream taking effect.
Like most skin rejuvenation treatments, there may be some side-effects post-treatment and recovery from Plasma Pen.
You must follow these important guidelines carefully if you wish to enjoy optimal results and protect your investment in Plasma Pen treatment.
Although for most Plasma Pen treatment is virtually pain-free, your own treatment may be moderately uncomfortable and sensitive depending on where you are being treated – especially eyelid procedures where the skin is at its thinnest – and your own sensitivities and tolerances.
Stages of Care
Before Your Treatment
1. Avoid any kind of tanning (Spray tanning, tanning injections, sun tanning, and tanning beds) for 2 to 4 weeks before your treatment. Ideally, you should try to use SPF5O to prep your skin for 2 to 4 weeks before your treatment, especially if you are naturally darker-skinned. You may even wish to consider using a natural Tyrosinase Inhibitor to helps ensure there is no overproduction of pigment in the skin aka hyper-pigmentation.
2. Avoid any other type of procedure on the same area which you intend to have treated with Plasma Pen, such as laser therapy, chemical peels, Botox, fillers, as this may prevent your treatment from being performed by your technician at the time you want it.
No facial acids (Retin A, salicylic, glycolic) 14 days before or 21 days after Plasma Pen.
No Botox or fillers 21 days before or after Plasma Pen.
No Micro-needling/PRP 21 days before or after Plasma Pen.
No laser or peels (depending on the intensity of peel) for 90 days before or after Plasma Pen.
Surgical procedures like facelifts you must wait at least 9 months post-op/before Plasma Pen.
Immediately Following Treatment and Aftercare
1. You may experience a “stinging” sensation in the treated area(s) immediately after treatment. This is normal and it generally only lasts for about an hour.
2. If the treated area is swollen (totally normal! process of the skin remodeling activated by inflammatory response.) you may apply ice packs covered with a clean cloth. Do NOT apply ice directly onto the skin, as this can cause damage to the tissue. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin, ibuprofen or steroids if possible.
3. If you are receiving a Plasma Pen treatment anywhere on your face or neck, we recommend you sleep on your back with your head elevated to reduce swelling.
4. Do NOT cleanse the treated area until the following day.
5. Do NOT exercise 48 hours after treatment or expose yourself to any heat, steam or sweat because this can intensity the inflammation that’s already present.
6. Your technician will provide you with aftercare products and instructions. You MUST follow the provided aftercare protocol to expedite the healing process.
7. The area that has been treated must NOT be covered with an occlusive dressing or any type of sunblock, makeup, mascara, creams or any other products until the area has fully healed.
*Many ingredients in skincare products and cosmetics can irritate skin and cause allergic reactions. Ultimately this will slow you’re your healing process and possibly impede desired results.
8. It is highly unlikely you will ever get an infection from a Plasma Pen treatment, as the wound we cause is not open. However, the first 12 hours post-treatment is vital in protecting you from any potential infection, so please avoid any activities where you could expose yourself to contaminants. Keeping hands off of anything that comes in contact with the treatment area.
9. You may return to work the following day. However, you will not look your absolute best during the initial healing process (approximately 10 days).
10. Expect redness, swelling, and inflammation for the first 1 to 5 days post-treatment. This is normal! process of the skin remodeling activated by inflammatory response.) but will usually be of a very minor nature.
Following Days After Your Treatment
- It is normal for the area that has been treated to be red/pink, SWOLLEN and feel tight and dry. Occasional weeping is normal and will settle.
- Tiny crusts will quickly form on the treated area. These may be visible for up to about a week.
- DO NOT pick crusts off as this will delay the healing process and could cause hyper-pigmentation and scarring.
- The area(s) treated may be cleansed daily with room temperature water and your fingers. Avoid using washcloths or any other washing devices. You are only removing excess oil and do not need to thoroughly cleanse the treated skin. DO NOT be tempted to rub, brush or exfoliate the area in any way to aid in the removal of the crusts. Pat dry with a clean tissue.
- Do NOT stand with your face under a hot shower for the first 3-4 days. This could increase swelling. Try to avoid shower gels or hair products running on to your face as this could cause irritation and inflammation. Rinse thoroughly with tepid water if products do come into contact with the area(s) treated.
- Avoid swimming or chlorinated water as it can increase irritation.
- Keep scabs/crusts moist by applying provided aftercare three times a day – but only in small amounts, do not soak the area.
- Men should avoid shaving the treated area until it is fully healed (around 7 days).
- If you have had treatment around your eyes, you should avoid wearing contact lenses for 72 hours after your treatment.
- Once the scabs have fallen off (approximately 7 days), your skin may be a little pink. You may begin to apply your normal foundation/make-up/sunblock but avoid using skincare products containing glycolic/salicylic/retinoic/AHA/ scrubs/Clarisonic or any other active exfoliating ingredients/devices for at least 21 days, as this will cause irritation. ABSOLUTELY NO MAKEUP UNTIL SCABS HAVE FALLEN OFF.
- Avoid sun exposure. Once the scabs have fallen off, you must wear a physical sunblock (zinc & titanium) and a hat while your skin is in the healing stages (pink in color) and you should continue to do so for at least the next 12 weeks to avoid hyper-pigmentation.
- DO NOT sunbath/sun tanning beds for 10–12 weeks post-procedure.
- DO NOT have any other facial treatments in the same treatment area while your skin is
healing (12 weeks).
- DO NOT wax treatment area for at least 21 days, if not longer. If you are receiving Plasma Pen treatment anywhere around the eyes, I would wait for the full 12 weeks. It will be ok to tweeze or thread any unwanted hairs after scabs have fallen off the area.