Fibroblast Therapy

Fibroblast Therapy

Plasma Fibroblast Therapy Orange County

Plasma fibroblast therapy is a non-invasive aesthetic procedure that targets fibroblasts which are the collagen and elastin-producing cells found in the dermis below your outer skin layer.

Fibroblasts help maintain skin firmness and tightness.

Plasma fibroblast therapy uses a pen-like device that discharges a high-frequency electric current to small areas of the skin.

The plasma tip doesn’t directly touch the skin, but instead releases a targeted current just above the skin. The hot current creates small holes, or micro-injuries, in the skin’s layer.

This treatment may be considered as a plasma skin resurfacing.


A plasma pen treatment typically takes 45-90 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. Steps of this treatment include cleansing the skin and then applying a local topical anesthetic for about 20-30 minutes.  The treatment is then performed by using a pen-like device that discharges a high-frequency electric current to small areas of the skin. Although you may get immediate results, swelling is common and the final results typically take up to 3 months. Some people see satisfactory results after one treatment while others may require 3 treatments to achieve optimal results. The results typically last 2-3 years.

Before / After

Plasma Pen benefits:

  • Tissue regeneration
  • Improve skin texture
  • Stimulate fibroblast
  • Skin tightening
  • Treat acne scars
  • Treat hyperpigmentation
  • Treat wrinkles
  • Commonly treated areas include the forehead, eyelids, mid-face, jawline, around the lips, neck, arms, abdomen, and legs.
  • Non-invasive with the use of a plasma pen
  • Minimal discomfort the with use of a local anesthetic
  • Quick results that can last up to 2-3 years

Plasma Pen Pre & Post Care Instructions

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Plan this treatment at least 2 weeks before any important event to allow adequate time for possible swelling and bruising to subside.
  • Medications or supplements that may increase your risk of bleeding should be avoided 3-7 days before treatment. These include, but are not limited to, anticoagulant medication, antiplatelet medication, aspirin, aspirin-containing medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, fish oil, flaxseed, garlic, Ginkgo Biloba, ginseng, omega 3 fatty acids, St. John’s Wort, and vitamin A or E. You should consult with your physician before discontinuing anything prescribed or recommended by your physician.
  • Stop drinking alcohol 1-2 days before injections.
  • Consider taking Arnica on the day of treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores from Herpes Simplex Virus, you may be recommended to take an antiviral medication before treatment.
  • Eat a meal or light snack before treatment.
  • Avoid sun or spray-tanning 4-6 weeks before treatment and use sunscreen 4 weeks before your treatment. If you have naturally darker skin then you may benefit from using a Tyrosinase Inhibitor such as Hydro-Quinone.
  • Avoid any treatment on the area being treated for 4 weeks.
  • Discontinue topical Retin-A products 10 days prior to treatment or Retinols 3 days prior to treatment.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • Crusts or scabs that form on the treated area usually fall off in 7-14 days. 
  • Do not pick or scratch the crusts or scabs.
  • May cleanse daily with warm water and soft cloth but to not rub or brush area.
  • Avoid direct pressure to treated area.
  • Apply recommended recovery serum.
  • Do not use exfoliating products.
  • Do not shave treated area.
  • After the crusts or scabs fall off your skin may appear pink which tends to fade from about 2 weeks but make take months.
  • After the crusts or scabs fall off you may apply makeup but avoid using skincare products with active exfoliating substances.
  • Avoid sun 10-12 weeks after treatment.
  • Once crusts or scabs have fallen offen then apply sunscreen with broadband protection (UVA and UVB) and have a sun protection factor of SPF 30 or more.
  • Continue using recovery serum morning and night.
  • If you have swelling, apply cold compresses to the treatment area for 5-10 minutes every hour as needed.
  • If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk to develop another eruption of cold sores.
  • If you have any pain, you may take Tylenol.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid strenuous activities 1-2 days after the procedure. Walking is acceptable.
  • No excessive sun or heat until any initial swelling and redness have resolved.
  • Any additional treatments that may be required may only be considered once the skin is healed in about 12 weeks.
  • Optimal results are generally achieved with patients who continue treatments routinely.
  • Contact the office or seek medical attention if any concerning or unusual side effect occurs.