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
- 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.
- 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.