What Is Fibroblast Skin Tightening?
Fibroblast Skin Tightening, is a revolutionary non-surgical, non-invasive treatment where no scalpels or any other surgical instruments are used to tighten excess tissue that causes wrinkles and sagging.
This treatment not only significantly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, it also helps eliminate skin tags, sun damage, stretch marks and scars. During the procedure, a tiny plasma flash (also known as an electrical arc) is discharged from the tip of our FDA registered Planoplas Pen.
The tip of the pen is held above the skin and the plasma arc connects the tip of the devise to the surface of the skin. A series of tiny dot are strategically placed in the targeted area and the skin around the dot tightens and shrinks instantly, pulling the cells closer together. This controlled micro trauma to the skin stimulates the fibroblasts in the dermis layer of the skin that produces collagen cells which help the skin look younger and rejuvenated.
The Planoplas Pen produces amazing results instantly and continue to improve over the following 12 weeks.
Fibroblast therapy is an elective, aesthetic, beauty procedure that we offer as an alternative to laser, injections, botox and surgical therapies to tighten, rejuvenate, and improve the skin’s appearance.
What Are Fibroblasts?
Fibroblast therapy targets fibroblast cells. Fibroblasts are the collagen producing and protein producing cells in the dermis layer of the skin which is just below your outermost skin layer. Fibroblasts play an important role in maintaining skin firmness and tightness, as well as, helping skin wounds heal.
What Is The Planoplas Pen That You Use?
Planoplas is the world’s most advanced, non-invasive, skin lifting, skin tightening and rejuvenation device used to treat wrinkles and sagging, dull skin, dull skin. The Planoplas Pen is an FDA approved, CE approved device.
A closer look reveals the tightening effects of the skin between the pattern of dots.
The arc creates a tiny, micro-injury in the skin’s surface layer due to a reaction called sublimation. The ”needle-like” tip is a sterile, disposable, one-time-use product.
The result of Fibroblast therapy is regeneration and tightening of the skin in the treated area.
According to a 2019 article published in the PFMA (Plastic Surgery Maxillofacial Surgery Aesthetic Medicine) Journal, the thermal disruption, or heat micro-damage from Plaa Fibroblast Therapy:
Stimulates fibroblast activity
Breaks down proteins in the skin
Causes tissue contraction (tightening)
Encourages tissue regeneration
What are the benefits of Fibroblast?
One of the major advantages of Plasma Fibroblast Treatment is that it offers a much less invasive
and less expensive alternative to surgery. The results are instant and visible during the treatment itself,
with further improvement seen during the following 12 weeks which will last years.
In contrast to conventional surgery:
There is no general anesthetic required,
The skin is not cut
No stitches are needed
Virtually painless with topical anesthetic
The skin cannot be over-lifted. The technology used
means that once the skin has reached its proper tightening point,
it just turns off. This assures that only the natural excess skin is
reduced without thinning the skin or damaging the deeper layers.
Safe. No risk of infection if aftercare if followed precisely.
Long lasting results
Mini or Full Face-Lift
Improvement in the appearance of acne scars
Tummy tightening after pregnancy
Upper arm “Bat Wings”
Scars (including C-sections)
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most clients need only one treatment and will see results instantly and continue to see improvements over the course of the following 12 weeks. Occasionally, based on the area being treated, skin laxity, the desired degree of correction a second or third may be recommended. Follow-up treatments can be done 12 weeks after initial procedure.
Is The Procedure Painful?
There is a slight discomfort some people describe as a small rubberband snap. But rest assured, I use all the tools available to keep you comfortable like the highest quality numbing cream, low lighting, soft background music and a comfortable environment during your 30 minute numbing period.
When you’re comfortably numb, I then use as system used by many dentists called NuCalm. NuCalm is a clinical system designed to help your mind and body relax naturally within just minutes.
Will There Be Downtime?
Downtime depends on your working situation and lifestyle. You may resume your day-to-day activities immediately after your treatment, but this does not mean there is no downtime.
The plasma arc causes tiny ”crusts” to form on the skin giving the distinctive dotting effect so you may not look your best during the healing process
(up to 7 days).
You can also experience significant swelling in the area treated, particularly in the eye area. The swelling will dimmish over a 2-3 day period.
Once the tiny crusts haver fallen off (approximately
5-7 days), your skin may be pinkish in color.
You may begin to apply your normal foundation, make-up and sunblock at this time.
You will be given specific aftercare instructions and products. Follow these exactly as written to ensure the best results.
ABSOLUTELY NO MAKE-UP UNTIL ALL THE CRUSTS HAVE FALLEN OFF.
When Will I See Visible Results?
The positive effect of the Plasma Fibroblast treatment is instant and visible immediately after the treatment itself, but will be even more noticeable as the fibroblastcells continue to do their work of the following 12 weeks.
Follow up treatments may be performed after 6 to 8 weeks depending on your skin’s healing. Follow up treatments are often offered at a discount
How Long Will The Result Last?
As Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening is more than a simple tightening treatment, tiny spots of skin are carbonized creating crusts that fall off. The removal of these small dots of skin causes effects that should last as long as more invasive treatments. Like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of plasma treatment are not entirely permanent and won’t stop the ageing process. However, the positive results should last you 3 years, depending on the area treated.
The positive effects of treatment will be noticeable immediately after the first treatment, but the results will be seen over a 12 week period For some, an additional treatment may be required after 12weeks for maximum results.
Additionally, there are lifestyle factors that can hinder the lasting results, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and prolonged sun exposure.
REGULAR DAILY SKIN CARE WILL ADD TO LONGER LASTING RESULTS.
Are There Any Risks Or Side Effects?
Plasma Skin Tightening has been shown to be a safe procedure in thousands of patients due to its non-invasive nature. However, as with most cosmetic procedures your safe healing time will depend on you. Because the skin is never penetrated, there is very little chance of infection unless the skin is exposed to bacteria introduced by an outside source during the healing period. It is very important that you treat your treated areas as you would a newborn baby. Always wash your hands before touching the treated area.
The entire treatment area will have small “dots”, which will begin to shed naturally over the course of 5-10 days. Some clients will also experience some swelling, especially with eyelid treatments. To avoid any more serious side effects such as hyper-pigmentation, follow the aftercare instruction given to you after your treatment.
Is Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening For Everyone?
Both women and men can benefit from Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening.
However, there are certain individuals who may have contraindications.
Contraindications are certain conditions or situations that may make this treatment inadvisable.
A list of contraindications is below:
Pregnant or nursing
Immune system disorders
Tendency to keloid or scar
The area to be treated should not have undergone any previous medical treatment
or cosmetic laser treatment. (not including botox) within 21 days..
Allergic reaction to topical Lidocaine
Cancer patients (must consult a physician)
Pacemaker (must consult a physician)
Any signs of cold or flu
Skin should not be inflamed in the area that is to be treated
Eczema or psoriasis
Clients with sunburn or suntan should postpone treatment
Cold sores or fever blisters
Clients with eyelash extensions receiving upper or lower eyelid treatment must have lashes
removed prior to treatment and reapplied after 8 weeks
INJECTIONS / FILLERS:
It is recommended to wait at least 21 days after the filler has been administered before doing
a Plasma Pen treatment. It is also common for lips with large amounts of filler or fat in them
to have slower or compromised healing. In some cases, the lips can become infected during
the healing process.
Type V and VI Fitzpatrick Skin (see below)
To Avoid Hyperpigmentation, Only Type I-IV Can Be Treated
skin tone: ivory
eye color: light blue, light grey, or light green
hair color: red or light blonde
sun reaction: always freckles, always burns and peels, and never tans
skin tone: fair or pale
eye color: blue, grey, or green
hair color: blonde
sun reaction: usually freckles, burns, and peels often and rarely tans
skin tone: fair to beige with golden undertones
eye color: hazel, green, or light brown
hair color: dark blonde or light brown
sun reaction: sometimes tans, burns on occasion and might freckle
skin tone: olive or light brown
eye color: dark brown
hair color: dark brown
sun reaction: tans often, rarely burns or freckles
skin tone: dark brown
eye color: dark brown to black
hair color: dark brown to black
sun reaction: always tans, almost never burns or freckles
skin tone: deeply pigmented dark brown to darkest brown
eye color: brownish black
hair color: black
sun reaction: always tans darkly, never burns or freckles
Do I Need A Consultation?
Yes. Strictly no appointments for Plasma Fibroblast treatments will be allocated unless a thorough consultation appointment has been attended a minimum of 2 days prior to treatment. The consultation will take approximately 30 minutes. There is no charge.
At this stage we will assess your suitability for treatment, discuss your skin concerns, needs and expectations, and if required a patch test will be carried out.
Pictures will be taken of all areas to be treated. These images will not be shared or used without your consent. You will be given a detailed, step by step description of the treatment.
How Much Does A Treatment Cost?
Treatments start at $300. During your consultation we
will discuss the desired area or areas to be treated and
then determine the cost. Discounts are available
when combining multiple areas in a single treatment.
**Ask about our referral program.
The most important preparation you may want to consider is your time during the first week following your treatment. Give careful thought before scheduling your appointment. Ensure you have no important meetings to attend, special occasions etc. You may wish to arrange your appointment during a vacation or break, especially if your job requires you to look presentable eg: teachers/public facing roles. This is important as it is likely that you will prefer to stay at home until the crusts and swelling has subsided and you look more like yourself. However, this may not be an issue to you if the visual effects of the treatment are of no concern.
It is recommended that sun protection of SPF 30-50 be used daily
for at least two weeks prior to the Fibroblast treatments.
Skin care products with ingredients such as retinols, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs),
tretinoin or any type of Vitamin A derivatives should be avoided.
Stay out of the sun, tanning salons and refrain from using any self-tanning
products for three weeks.
Please attend your appointment with clean skin with no moisturizer, makeup/tanning products on the treatment area. If your eyes are being treated, please remove lash extensions. Lashes should not be re-applied for 21 days. Remove mascara on your natural lashes.
You may wish to wash your hair on the morning of your treatment as the treatment area cannot get saturated for the full week following the procedure.
If you are having an upper and lower eye-lift treatment note that it is fine to drive yourself home.
Day Of Treatment
Please attend your appointment with clean skin with no moisturizer, makeup/tanning products on the treatment area. If your eyes are being treated and you have lash extensions, please remove them before your appointment. Lash extensions should not be re-applied for 21 days. There should be no mascara on your natural lashes.
What To Expect During The Procedure
•A topical numbing cream is applied and left to take effect for approximatly minutes. When the treatment area is sufficiently numb, you will be supplied with a small sterilized headset and the session begins.
•Immediately after treatment the area may be red and mildly swollen. Clients describe this experience as a sensation similar to a sun burn which will likely last a few hours. Swelling may intensify over the following few hours and more so when eyes are treated and may last 2-3 days.
•The carbon crusts will lift within 5 -7 days depending on the individual and area treated. Results gradually improve over the course of the following 12 weeks.
Is There Any Aftercare Required?
•YES.. After your treatment we will go over your aftercare together. Following these instructions is critical for best results.
•Complications or negative effects will not be caused by the device but more likely as
•a result of failure in complying with aftercare instruction. Aftercare with unsuitable products are often the chief culprits where a negative aspect of any kind occurs.
You will be provided with aftercare products specially formulated for your Fibroblast Skin Tightening treatment and a detailed aftercare plan.
•I will contact after the day after your treatment. Feel free to call if you have any questions.
Westlake Skin Tightening will contact you every few days after your treatment. Feel free to call if you have any questions.
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