Fibroblast Plasma Therapy
Plasma fibroblast therapy is an aesthetic procedure used as an alternative to laser, injections, or surgical therapies to tighten and improve the appearance of skin. This therapy is fairly new to the facial and cosmetic treatment scene.
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The thermal disruption, or heat damage, from plasma fibroblast therapy:
- breaks down proteins in the skin
- encourages tissue regeneration
- stimulates fibroblast activity
- causes tissue contraction (tightening)
What are the benefits of plasma fibroblast therapy?
Plasma fibroblast therapy is a nonsurgical treatment that may be used to treat the following conditions:
- photo aging, including age spots
- seborrheic keratosis
- wrinkled skin, including the eyelids, neck, jawline, and above the lips
Does it work?
When plasma fibroblast therapy is performed in a safe, controlled environment, it can:
- improve skin texture
- offer mild-to-moderate skin tightening effects
- result in some degree of skin facial contour change
According to a 2014 article published in the journal Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, the effects are expected to stimulate fibroblast production for up to 1 year after treatment.
What’s the procedure like?
While the procedure may vary slightly based on where you’re having the treatment, the basic steps typically include:
- Cleansing the skin and applying a topical anesthetic (numbing) cream. You may need to wait about 30 minutes for the numbing cream to take effect.
- Treating the designated skin area with the plasma pen. The pen will create small arcs of microcurrents that make small scab-like dots on the skin.
- A professional will remove the numbing cream and apply a cooling gel to minimize the tingling and burning sensation whenever possible.
Call Manhattan MedSpa if you experience any side effects or complications from the Fibroblast treatment.
Who’s a good candidate for this procedure?
The best candidates for this procedure are people with mild-to-moderate skin wrinkling concerns.
You shouldn’t receive plasma fibroblast therapy if you:
- are breastfeeding
- are pregnant
- have an allergy to topical anesthetic preparations
- have an infection at the treatment site
- are using isotretinoin for wrinkles or acne
In addition, if you have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring, it’s recommended that you approach plasma fibroblast therapy with caution.
It’s important to talk to our healthcare providers prior to the procedure to discuss your treatment goals and any potential concerns you may have given your overall health condition.
Is it safe and are there any side effects?
It’s very important that we establish realistic goals with you. While plasma fibroblast therapy can offer great results, they aren’t likely to be as dramatic as a surgical procedure.
In addition, the procedure isn’t without side effects. Examples of side effects include:
- mild hypopigmentation (light spots)
- mild hyperpigmentation (dark spots)
- skin peeling and crusting