Q & A: Plasma Fibroblast Rejuvenation Therapy
How does it work?
With our state of the art Plasma Fibroblast Rejuvenation treatment under our highly trained estheticians and practitioners, we force the skin tissue to contract virtually immediately by thermally disrupting the skin as well as fibroblasts. This micro-trauma stimulates new collagen (neocollagenesis) and helps release and activate essential proteins and growth factors like cytokines and fibroblasts, which makes more collagen than before it was disrupted. Eventually, excess skin dries off to form tiny crusts that fall off like dandruff in just a few days. New collagen is formed over a period of up to 6 months.
Is the Plasma Fibroblast safe?
Our Plasma fibroblast utilizes a low frequency delivery of the plasma arc. This enables the treatment imprint to be wider, and shallower than traditional thermal only devices.
The benefits of which are a greater tightening effect allowing for better results, a quicker healing process and less down time to the client. The plasma fibroblast can be used on most skin types, however, your practitioner will assess your skin just prior to treatment and make the needed adjustments.
What can it treat?
Plasma Fibroblast Rejuvenation and Skin Tightening is able to treat a number of imperfections without any actual cutting off the skin. It can be used for:
• Eyelid Tightening, including lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin
• Skin imperfections, including skin tags and sunspots
• Improvement in the appearance of acne scars
• Diminishing Stretch marks and old scars
• Tightening loose stomach skin after pregnancy or weight loss
• Lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes
• Plasma Facelift and Plasma Neck Lift
• Plasma Arm Firming and Buttocks Lift
How has this treatment helped others?
This treatment has helped countless of spa visitor feel confident in themselves once again!
Our plasma fibroblast treatment when used on the face reduces fine lines and wrinkles on the clients face. The plasma tool creates various minute injuries in order to create a sense of urgency on the skin. This sense of urgency promotes collagen production. When new collagen is produced, the skin begins to heal itself with new healthy skin cells, essentially giving you a more rejuvenated look. Bottom line: You look more youthful and firm!
Is the treatment painful?
The skin is topically anesthetized so the initial effect is very tolerable. However as the cream wears of the skin will experience some discomfort. It really depends on your personal pain threshold. For the most comfortable experience possible we recommend attending your appointment 30 minutes early (well before your appointment time) to allow the topical anesthetic application to have the maximum effect by allow sufficient time to absorb into the skin and take the most full numbing effect in the areas you would like to have treated. The topical anesthetic is applied for 30 mins for the best effect.
What is involved with the treatment?
Your practitioner will apply topical anesthetic to the skin’s surface for 30 mins prior to the treatment, the cream will be removed and the treatment using a small, hand help pen shaped device will apply the treatment. A 60 min. to 2 hr appointment is allocated to allow you to relax and receive your after care advice prior to leaving the spa. Numbing time is not included in the service duration.
How long will it be before I see results?
An immediate tightening will be seen with the plasma fibroblast. Once healing has taken place you will see an improvement in overall skin condition and tone. Collagen production and skin tightening gets progressively better over 10-24 weeks and continues to improve up to a year later. Though many clients choose to have more than one treatment in various areas of the body.
How long does it last?
Once collagen is formed, the natural aging process of breaking down the collagen will resume. Intrinsic and extrinsic factors can contribute to the collagen breakdown such as UV exposure and smoking. However, depending on the amount of sagging skin, it may require more than a single session to achieve the results desired.
How many treatments will I need?
This is a single treatment, but depending on the skin laxity, more than one treatment is suggested and may be required.
How will my skin look?
The skin will have multiple millimeter trauma marks to the skin’s surface, and as healing occurs the skin will appear dry and flaky. In the first couple of days, redness and swelling will be present. Every individual will vary, others may have more swelling, whereas some may swell for over a week. Pigmentation from the small marks can be present for longer if the scabs come away earlier than expected, for example when lying on one side of the face during sleep.
What are the side effects and risks involved?
Tenderness, redness and swelling are common side effects and are to be expected following the treatment. As the skin starts to heal, itching may occur. (Do not scratch) After care gel that is suggested in your after care and is included in price of the treatment, however this soothing gel is available in a larger size for purchase. In most cases it can alleviate the some of the side effects. Other side effects are not limited to, but may include slight redness for a few weeks after the treatment. There is a risk of scarring, infection and hyperpigmentation (darker skin) or hypopigmentation (lighter skin) as with any skin rejuvenation treatment. It is rare however it is possible.
Are there any specific after care tips?
You will be required to stay out of direct sun light during the healing process. While the scabs are still present you won’t be able to get the areas wet such as having a shower, steam room, swimming or sweating from exercising. We suggest limiting the areas desired to one location and tackle one problem area at a time.
How do I prepare for the procedure?
No active sun exposure is important with no active tan being present for the test patch and subsequent treatment. We suggest not to apply any cosmetics beforehand, and you should let us know about any recent medical conditions and medications taken as it can effect the results of your treatment.
Is there anything I should do after the treatment?
We advise that you don’t take a hot shower on the day of the treatment, and to keep the area dry for the duration of the scabs being present. It is advised that you don’t apply make-up to the area for the duration of the scabs, as attempting to remove the makeup at the end of the day, can cause the micro-scabs to come away from the skin too early and cause scarring. Sun exposure should be avoided for 8 weeks after the treatment, sunblock application is highly recommended.
What are the contraindications to having the treatment?
Reasons you may not be suitable for the treatment are due to the following. In which case, we would ask for a specialist’s letter stating that they are happy for you to proceed with the treatment, where applicable:
• Metal plates or pins
• Severe circulatory deficiencies inc. ischemic tissue, thrombosis, severe uncontrolled blood pressure
• Severe Cardiovascular conditions
• Current or recent hemorrhage
• Malignancy and chemotherapy in the past 3 years
We need to be cautious with certain illnesses, our therapist will confirm your full medical history prior to commencing any treatments.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment takes less than we allow a minimum 90 mins per treatment / area to ensure that you’re happy with the treatment choice and to ensure you’re happy to proceed. The skin is treated and an after care cream is applied.
Are the results after the treatment permanent?
Yes. Once new collagen is stimulated, new collagen is formed. It doesn’t however, stop the aging process, therefore the natural aging and collagen breakdown will occur. You can help reduce the natural aging by protecting the skin from further UVA rays and external environmental damage with professional skin care offered at the spa coupled with a professional and effective skin care regime. Over the counter products are not recommended for this freshly renovated skin.
What are the advantages over surgery?
No cutting of the skin
Very low risk procedure
No stitches or staples
There is no thinning of the skin
No general anesthetic
Far less recovery time than traditional surgery
Significantly lower cost
Expedient and easy treatment