Lift, Tighten, & Firm Your Skin
Plasma Fibroblast treatment is an advanced NON-SURGICAL skin lifting and skin tightening procedure to firm your skin, remove wrinkles, lift sagging skin and stimulate fibroblast & collagen. We use the Plamere/Plaxage Premium device which is one of the few FDA registered devices approved for Plasma Fibroblast treatment.
What Can It Treat
Plasma Fibroblast Can Be Used For:
- Eyelid tightening, including crepey skin around eyes, under-eye bags, Crow’s Feet, and excess skin on upper eyelids (hooded lids)
- Improvement in the appearance of scars and acne scars
- Tightening loose stomach skin
- Frown lines
- Brow Lift
- Forehead Scowl Lines (11’s)
- Lines around lips (such as smoker’s lips)
- Lip Flip
- Nose sculpt ( slim the bulbous fatty tissue on the nose)
- Jowls and neck tightening for a more defined jawline
- Reducing stretch marks
- Plasma facelift and neck lift
- Hands (tighten skin or liver spots)
- Sun Damage
- Firmer skin by stimulating fibroblast and collagen
What is a Plasma Fibroblast Treatment?
Plasma Fibroblast is a revolutionary cosmetic treatment that offers an alternative to invasive surgical procedures. Plasma Fibroblast treatment is the only treatment to use plasma to remove excess skin. The term “soft surgery” is often used to describe this treatment because it delivers results that rival surgical procedures, but with minimal downtime and without having to go under the knife! It is a minimally invasive procedure with virtually no risk and at an affordable price.
Plasma skin tightening is fairly new to the United States however it has been successfully used in Europe for many years. The treatment uses a handheld device utilizing the voltage in the air between its metal tip and the skin creating a plasma charge. A tiny plasma flash called an electrical arc is created instantly shrinking the targeted skin. This minute superficial trauma causes the skin in its vicinity to shrink, tighten and lift, giving results that are noticeable immediately. This micro-trauma also stimulates new collagen growth. The elasticity of the skin and skin tightening will continue to improve as the skin heals and repairs and more collagen is produced. More than just the tightening effect, excess skin is removed so the results will last as long as with a surgical procedure.
Plasma fibroblast treats everything from fine lines and scarring, to stretch marks, crow’s feet, and droopy eyelids. It is a completely safe procedure, suitable for most skin tones, an ideal treatment for anyone who wants to achieve a smoother, more youthful-looking complexion with results that are incredibly natural.
How Does Plasma Fibroblast Work?
Fibroblast skin tightening treatment is delivered using a hand-held device. This precision device delivers energy through a single-use disposable copper tip which comes into close contact with the skin, but does not actually touch the skin. It enables the transfer of energy by utilizing the CO2 in the air between the device tip and skin to generate a plasma charge creating a controlled millimeter-sized superficial wound. Repeated multiple times in the treated area in a grid-like formation; it only affects the outermost layer of the skin (the epidermis).
The result is a micro trauma- small carbon dots on the skin, causing the skin cells to pull together and immediately tighten. The treatment triggers your body’s natural healing response causing the skin underneath to produce more fibroblasts, elastin, and collagen for up to 8-12 weeks after the treatment, so your results will get better and better over time.
Why Choose Plasma Fibroblast Over Other Non-Invasive Skin Tightenning Treatments?
Plasma Fibroblast has many benefits over other non-surgical skin tightening treatments such as laser, light therapy, radio-frequency (Thermage, Elixis), and ultrasound (Ultherapy).
These treatments work to increase the growth of collagen thereby tightening the skin and increasing elasticity. However, Plasma Fibroblast is the only treatment to not only increase fibroblast and collagen but also actively reduces excess skin and shrinks the skin. This is great for loose crepey skin which usually requires invasive surgery to correct.
Plasma fibroblast is also the only treatment (aside from surgery) that can address areas around the eyes, particularly the upper eyelids. It is a great alternative to blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).
What Are the Benefits of the Plasma Fibroblast Treatment?
Plasma Fibroblast skin tightening has increased in popularity due to its many advantages over surgery. The results are oftentimes noticed immediately and are similar results to surgery but without the cutting of the skin, general anesthesia, or stitches. It is a simple non-invasive treatment that offers amazing results with rapid healing minimal/no side effects and little to no downtime.
The cost of plasma fibroblast treatment is much lower than surgical procedures. You will not need to repeat the procedure every 4-6 months as you do with Botox & other fillers. The treatment is a great alternative for people who do not want to inject chemical substances into their faces.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
You may see results after one treatment, however this depends on the area of the face or body being treated, skin laxity, and individual conditions and expectations.
For this reason, 2-3 treatments may be necessary for the full desired effect. In severe cases, 3-5 treatments may be necessary but it is rare to need more than 3-4 treatments.
Additional treatments can be safely done at 8 to 12-week intervals after the initial procedure.
Is the Treatment Painful?
A topical numbing cream with 5% lidocaine is applied and left on for 30-40 minutes before the treatment. The majority of people will not feel anything and some may experience mild discomfort. Overall the treatment ranges from no pain to very mild discomfort.
Is There Any Downtime After the Treatment?
You can resume your normal work immediately, however, you will have small pore size ‘dots’ in the areas treated. Some are okay going out in public while others may prefer to stay home and avoid being seen.
The tiny plasma flash causes ‘crusts’ to form on the skin giving the distinctive dotting effect. You can also experience some swelling and/or redness in the area treated, particularly in the eye area. The swelling will diminish over a 2-3 day period and the crust (brown dots) that occur are gone on average between 5-10 days.
You will be given aftercare instructions after your treatment which must be followed in order to achieve the best results and minimize any chances of side effects.
You must AVOID sun tanning or exposing your skin to the sun 6-8 weeks after the treatment, so plan any events or vacations accordingly.
Are the Results Visible?
The positive effect of the Plasma Fibroblast treatment is instant and visible during the treatment itself but will be even more noticeable at 4 weeks, with continuing improvement up to 12 weeks, as more collagen is being produced.
If needed, follow-up treatments may be performed after 8 to 12 weeks, depending on your skin’s healing. The majority of clients will see amazing results, however, everyone is different and it is dependent on one’s individual healing process so results cannot be guaranteed.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Plasma Skin Tightening is more than a simple tightening treatment, skin is actually removed, so the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery. Like any surgical or cosmetic procedure, the effects of Plasma treatment won’t stop the natural aging process. However, the results you get should last you for many years.
Depending on the individual skin type and lifestyle, the result can last for up to two-five years or more. Negative lifestyle choices such as too much sun, smoking, excess alcohol consumption are discouraged in order to maintain lasting results. Aftercare and maintenance are possible at any time.
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, patients can experience some minor side effects in the first 5 to 10 days after treatment such as swelling.
The entire treatment area will have small but visible brown dotted marks, which will begin to crust and shed naturally over the course of 5-10 days. Some patients will also experience 3 to 5 days of swelling, especially with eyelid treatments. To avoid any more serious side effects such as hyper-pigmentation, follow the aftercare instruction given to you prior to your treatment.
Overall, the treatment is low in complications, and virtually painless thanks to the pre-treatment numbing cream.
Is This Treatment Right for Me?
We strive to ensure that all our treatments are offered only to people who will see the benefits.
Plasma is a very safe and effective treatment, however it is not suitable for everyone. There are certain medical conditions and skin types which do not react well. Below are some contraindications for the treatment.
- Clients should be in good health at the time of the appointment. If the client displays signs of cold or flu the treatment should be rescheduled.
- The client’s skin should not be inflamed in the area we are treating prior to the procedure.
- Clients prone to keloid scars are not ideal candidates
- Clients with diabetes that are not medicated and under control, healing disorders, or lymphatic draining issues should not undergo treatment
- If you have Autoimmune issues there may be risks, please ask the technician
- Clients with a sunburn/suntan should postpone treatment
- History of Hypo or Hyperpigmentation is not ideal candidates
- Clients must not display any tanning at the time of the treatment
- Not for clients with pacemakers
- Not for clients with severe hypertension that is not under the control
- Not for clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- This treatment is only recommended on light-medium skin tones. Anyone with a darker complexion is at risk for Hyperpigmentation
- Malignancy and chemotherapy in the past 3 years
- Not for clients on Accutane or photosensitive medication or suffering from active acne
- Must not have received any fillers, botox, laser treatment, or facial procedures within the last 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. For surgical facelifts, you must wait 9 months before receiving treatment
- Active Infection of any kind, such as Herpes Simplex
- Recent Chemical Peel
Knowing what type of skin you have is very important when considering Fibroblast Treatment. This is the Fitzpatrick scale. It is a numerical classification schema for human skin color. If you are 1-3, this treatment is completely safe for you. Anyone 4-6 is not a candidate for this treatment. However, if you are a number 4, you could get this treatment just know there is a possibility for hyper-pigmentation. Which isn’t necessarily permanent and could be reversed with such treatments as micro-needling. We can always do a patch test too in an inconspicuous area to see how your skin responds. Also, Asian skin of any type is more prone to hyper-pigmentation so a patch test may be performed.
How Much Does the Treatment Cost?
Prices start at:
- UPPER EYELID: $600
- UNDER EYE: $600
- CROWS FEET: $350
- BROW LIFT: $500
- NOSE SCULPT: $500
- SCOWL LINES: $300
- FROWN LINES: $500
- LIP FLIP: $400
- LOWER LIP: $250
- JOWLS: $600
- NECK: $750-$1500
INQUIRE ABOUT BODY, HANDS, STRETCH MARKS, TUMMY!
If multiple treatments are necessary, we will work out a package price.
Upon booking your date/time, a $100 non-refundable deposit is taken to secure your appointment.
How Can I Best Prepare for My Treatment?
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 or anything that you may have prolonged sun exposure. It is likely that you will prefer to stay at home until all of the brown crusts and swelling has subsided and you look more like yourself. This is purely a cosmetic issue and it may not be an issue to you if the visual effects of the treatment are of no concern.
- Please attend your appointment with clean skin, NO moisturizers, serum, makeup/tanning products on the treatment area, esp no mascara on lashes if the eye area is being treated.
- You may wish to wash your hair on the morning of your treatment as the treatment area cannot get wet following the procedure.
- No tanning or sunbathing at least 2-4 weeks prior to your appointment.
- No exfoliation including microdermabrasion, Glycolic Acid, Retin-A, Renova, Salicylic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acids for at least 4 weeks prior to your appointment.
- Do NOT take painkillers 24 hours prior to the procedure (Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, No Percs allowed).
- Do NOT consume drugs (gummies included), alcohol, or anything that might alter soberness 24-72 hours prior to the procedure.
What Can I Expect on the Day of My Appointment?
You will have a 10-15 minute consultation prior to your treatment. We will go over the consent forms and answer any questions you might have. We will also go over the aftercare instructions, the remaining balance will be taken at this time as well.
Once all that is done, a numbing cream is applied to the treatment area and left to take effect for 30-40 mins. When the area is sufficiently numb the treatment will begin. During the treatment you will feel some heat and minor irritation, most people will feel minimal or no pain.
Actual treatment time can last from 45 minutes and up to a couple of hours depending on the size of the area. You will be provided with aftercare instruction and a review appointment will be scheduled for 2-4 weeks later.
Is There Any Aftercare Required?
YES. During your first appointment you will be given aftercare instructions. Following these instructions is critical for best results.
Complications or negative effects will not be caused by the device (and highly unlikely by the technician either) but more likely as aresult 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 a detailed aftercare plan at your first appointment.