This information acts as a guideline only, and we cannot guarantee your results.
What is plasma?
Plasma is the fourth state of matter. The three other states are; solid, liquid, and gas. Plasma is a gas that has been energized to the point that the electrons have broken free from their atoms turning atoms to ions. When met with a high heat source or electric field the ionized gas becomes plasma. Gases can become plasma in several ways, but all include introducing energy to the gas. A spark in a gas will create a plasma. A hot gas passing through a big spark will turn the gas stream into a plasma stream that can be useful in some industries. The biggest form of plasma you will see is actually the sun. The sun's enormous heat rips electrons off the hydrogen and helium molecules that make up the sun. Essentially, the sun, like most stars, is a great big ball of plasma.
How Does Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening Work?
Fibroblast Plasma is a relatively new innovation in the beauty industry in North America but has been used for a number of years in Europe. It is the only cosmetic treatment to use plasma to eliminate excess skin. The device used creates a tiny electrical arc using the natural gasses emitted from our skin, targeting the epidermis only, in a micro sized point. A series of tiny, superficial carbon crusts (burns) are strategically placed to attain the desired result of minimizing excess skin. The skin around the spot tightens instantly, pulling the cells closer together. The tissue retraction and tightening gives results that are comparable to invasive surgery by physically reducing the volume of skin in the surrounding area.
Is Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening right for me?
This treatment is good for those with excess / loose skin or unwanted wrinkles who are currently in good health with no pre-existing conditions. It is not suitable for everyone. It does not work well for fatty deposits, such as puffy under-eyes or a “double chin”.
If you have any of the following contradictions you are NOT a candidate for this procedure:
Should be in good health at the time of the appointment, with no pre-existing health conditions. If you display signs of cold or flu the treatment should be rescheduled
Skin should not be inflamed in the area we are treating prior to procedure
Prone to keloid scars
Diabetes, healing disorders or lymphatic draining issues should not undergo treatment
Sunburn/sun tan should postpone treatment (must not display any tanning at the time of the treatment)
History of hyperpigmentation
Herpes Simplex Virus (Cold sores/Fever blisters). You will need to reschedule your appointment if you are experiencing an outbreak. If you have experienced Herpes Simplex Virus (Cold sores/Fever blisters) in the past you must see your Medical Doctor and obtain a preventative and begin taking it 3 days before treatment and for 4 days following treatment. (This applies for treatments surrounding the lip area only)
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Clients with eyelash extensions receiving upper or lower eyelid treatment must have lashes removed prior to treatment and reapplied after 8 weeks
This treatment is only recommended on light-medium skin tones . Anyone with a darker complexions is at risk for Hyperpigmentation / Hypopigmentation and a patch test is highly recommended.
What are the risks of Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening?
Fibroblast Plasma has been shown to be a safe treatment due to its non-invasive nature. Still the majority of clients are likely to experience some minor side effects in the 7-10 days following treatment.
There will be small carbon crusts (little polkadots) in the treated area that will last 7-10 days before naturally lifting, revealing new pink skin beneath. Swelling in the eye area is to be expected for a few days following an upper eyelid treatment. To avoid any more serious side effects such as hyperpigmentation, follow the aftercare recommendations given to you.
Does Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening Hurt?
Pain thresholds vary from person to person. You absolutely will feel discomfort however the level will depend on the individual’s pain tolerance. Some may feel nothing and others may feel quite uncomfortable.
How long do Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening procedures take?
This will depend on the area of the procedure and surface area being covered. The topical anesthetic will sit for 40 minutes and then the procedures can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.
What do I need to do to prepare for my appointment?
On the treatment day, it is recommended that no makeup is worn on the treatment area. You may take an anti-histamine 60 minutes prior to your appointment to help with swelling and continue to take anti-histamines for 2-3 days following your appointment.
A topical anesthetic is applied and left to take effect for up to 40 minutes. When the treatment area is sufficiently numb, the session begins with multiple connections of the fibroblast tip, spaced closely together. You may feel some heat in the treatment area, which may be uncomfortable and slightly irritating. Treatment time is usually between 10-40 minutes, depending on the size of the area.
Immediately after treatment, the area may be red and mildly swollen with small carbon crusts (dots). If it is the eye area, you will be heavily swollen. You may experience 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 -12 days depending on the individual and area treated. Results gradually improve over the course of the following 8 weeks.
Following treatment you will be given thorough aftercare instructions. In the week following treatment (or until the treatment area has fully healed) an exfoliating wash or cleanser should not be used. Instead opt for a mild soap and avoid rubbing the area.
Discontinue use of any AHA/BHA skincare products for 4 weeks prior to procedure.
Remove contacts before appointment and discontinue use for 7-10 days afterwards. (For treatments in the eye area.)
REMOVE EYELASH EXTENSIONS (For treatments in the eye area.) This is mandatory.
How long does it last? Long term results?
As fibroblast plasma is more than a simple tightening treatment (skin volume is actually reduced), the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery. Like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of fibroblast plasma are not entirely permanent as it does not stop any further aging process, but the positive results should last years depending on the area treated. The positive effects of treatment will be noticeable immediately after the first treatment, but the final results will be seen after 8 weeks. For some, an additional treatment may be required after 8 weeks for maximum results. Additionally, there are lifestyle factors that can prevent the result from lasting as long as they can, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and prolonged sun exposure. Procedures that are to remove volume of skin usually last longer than those to resurface the skin (i.e. eyelid lift will normally last longer than muscle related wrinkle reductions like the 11’s and other forehead lines.) Positive effects can last for years depending on the area that was treated. A good skincare routine and healthy eating habits will also help prolong the results. For muscle related wrinkles, pairing this procedure with Botox or Fillers will help prolong the results tremendously.
Positive effects of the treatment will be noticeable almost immediately and will continue to tighten and lift for the following 8 weeks. For most, one procedure can yield great results. If the area has a large amount of excess/loose skin, 2 or 3 procedures may be required for maximum results. For wrinkles in an area of repetitive motion this procedure may need to be done every 6-12 months depending on if it’s being paired with Botox and/or Fillers.
Can I have Botox or Fillers before or after my procedure?
If you are having Botox or Fillers done prior to the treatment, we recommend doing so at least two weeks before.
If you wish to have the fibroblast plasma skin tightening done first, we recommend waiting at least 8 weeks before having the Botox or Fillers done to make sure that you’re seeing full healed results of the fibroblast plasma treatment.
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments required will vary according to the area being treated, skin's laxity, the desired degree of correction and the individual’s response to the treatment. Most clients see results instantly and this continues to improve over the course of the following 8 weeks. Further treatments can be carried out to get better results, although it is uncommon to require more than two treatments. Appointments must be spaced out by 8 weeks, if treating the same area. To have the procedure performed in a different area of your body, we suggest waiting at least two weeks in between.