Introduction to Plasma Pen Fibroblast Skin Tightening.
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.
Why Plasma Pen Skin Tightening?
As we age, the dermal layer thins and less collagen is produced which causes our skin to wrinkle and sag. The Plasma Pen and our Fibroblasting technique are designed to dramatically repair, reverse, and mitigate these signs of aging.
Candidates for treatment are patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I, II, III. Patients with Fitzpatrick skin types IV, V, and VI are at increased risk for pigmentary changes from the treatment and are not good candidates.
Results are almost immediate with visible tightening. Improvements continue for the next three months with continued tightening and improvements in wrinkles. In some cases, more than one session may be desired for further improvements. Results typically last between 3 and 5 years.
Treatments are done in office using only topical anesthetic cream. The treatment feels like multiple small pin pricks or a slight burning sensation. Post treatment pain is minimal. Treatment sessions last between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the extent of the areas being treated. Risks of the procedure include redness, swelling, bruising, scabbing for several days, and skin discoloration. It is important to avoid sun in the recovery period.
“Downtime” is variable but you can expect to be visibly bruised and swollen with scabs for 5-7 days. Each treatment come with a recovery kit with all necessary skin care and precise instructions. The scabs will come off at about a week and at that point most patient are looking presentable for most activities.
ADVANTAGES VS. SURGERY
- No cutting of skin
- No stitches required
- Very low risk procedure
- Minimal side effects and far less downtime
- Quick & easy procedure
- No risk of blindness as there is with surgery
- No thinning of the skin
- Significant cost saving
If you think the Plasma Pen treatment may be right for you, we invite you to book a 20 minute Plasma Pen consultation. During this consultation, we will evaluate your skin, discuss risks and contraindications, and answer any questions you have regarding the treatment.
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