How does Plasma Skin Tightening work?
Plasma heats and disrupts all the way down to your dermal layer of skin to create micro-trauma to the tissue. The surface is lightly ablated with a “fanning” technique, at which time the technician creates the little dots in the tissue. Those dots are tiny blood clots with a small scab over the top, which means that unlike with CO2, the tissue is completed closed.
Why do you care about Fibroblasts?
Do you remember when you were younger, and your face was supple and rounder than it is now (regardless of your age)?
That all comes from this beautiful collagen called type I. It’s a collagen you have tons of in your youth but is slowly replaced by type III collagen over time. Picture type I collagen as well organized, supple and hearty, while your type III is loose, disorganized and smooshy.
When you stimulate fibroblasts, they get to work creating white blood cells to repair the tissue damage on the surface and recreate lots of nice, healthy type I collagen, transforming you back to your youthful self! They won’t do this work on their own. Most of them lay dormant until you have a wound that needs repair, so the plasma gas actually creates their activity.
It’s in this way that a Fibroblast treatment reverses aging.
How does it compare to CO2 or Ablative Lasers?
It is a much more predictable result than ablative lasers, and it doesn’t create unnecessary damage. Fibroblast services truly targets the tissue that needs repair and takes care of it. They are also far less risky because the tissue is closed immediately so there’s less chance of infection or permanent damage.
It also has:
Who is the treatment NOT safe for?
There are situations that preclude a client from having a Fibroblast or Plasma Pen service. Because of this, it is critical that you see a trained professional.
Who should NOT have the service:
Folks who can have the service but may heal slower:
Folks who can have the treatment with a time delay:
What is the recovery process for the Plasma Pen?
Please note: the recovery process for any individual can vary, this is just a general guideline. For proper expectations, make sure you discuss this with your personal technician.
Day of Treatment
Plasma Pen/Fibroblast can be a mildly uncomfortable service. There is quite a bit of numbing done in a proper process (just creams put on the skin, no needles!) You will arrive and have the numbing cream applied, then lightly ablated. This first part is very simple and not that uncomfortable.
Then a second numbing will be applied to the area before the dots are created. Most people feel a little during the dot process, but it isn’t bad at all. This is done quite rapidly and is only felt as each dot is created.
There is no discomfort after the procedure is over. The area does feel tight but that is all.
The dots are tiny little scabs on the area. They don’t hurt at all but can itch a little bit as they heal. Using the products provided to your post treatment can really help with that.
The scabs begin to lift between day 2-3 and they darken up a bit. If you are a picker, do whatever it takes to keep yourself from picking the scabs off!!
Other than mild itching and tightness, there is no other discomfort.
Somewhere in this window of time the tiny scabs will fall off, leaving tiny pink dots behind. The mild itching is mostly gone now and once the scabs fall off, you can wear full makeup again.
Days 5 and further
The tissue surface continues to heal but the real remodeling of collagen is just beginning. It takes 12 weeks for full healing and result! By day 7, the average person will see a noticeable difference in their wrinkling. Certain health issues and medicines can delay results in some clients.
How long do the results last?
Plasma Skin Tightening results last between 2-5 years with an average result lasting 3 years.