Plasma fibroblast therapy is an aesthetic procedure that may help tighten and improve the appearance of the skin. A therapist uses a pen-like device to cause minor damage to the skin, which triggers a process of regeneration.

Plasma fibroblast treatment is a nonsurgical skin - tightening procedure that uses a high energy discharge to make a small wound in the skin. This can encourage cells known as fibroblasts to repair the skin and maintain firmness.

Nonsurgical skin tightening is a relatively common procedure. This less invasive treatment has a shorter recovery period than surgical options.

Some healthcare professionals may offer this treatment as an alternative to laser, injection, or surgical.

What is plasma fibroblast therapy?

Plasma fibroblast therapy is a cosmetic treatment that will help tighten the skin.

Its other names are:

  • plasma skin resurfacing
  • plasma skin regeneration
  • plasma needling
  • plasma lift

This treatment aims to improve the skin’s appearance by using plasma, which is a hot, gas-like substance, to stimulate the fibroblast cells in the deeper layer of the skin to repair the outer skin layer.

A fibroblast is a type of skin cell that secretes collagen proteins in the dermis, the layer of the skin just below the outermost skin layer. These cells play an important role in wound healing and maintaining skin firmness and tightness.

We will use a pen-like device that discharges plasma for the treatment. By applying energy to a gas, it creates a cloud of charged ions that is extremely hot and emits electromagnetic radiation.

Using the device, a person can release a targeted, hot electric current to the skin to create a small hole, or microinjury, in the skin. In response to the microinjury, fibroblasts activate and attempt to repair and regenerate the skin.

What to expect during the procedure?

This nonsurgical therapy uses a small plasma discharge, or an arc, to create a small wound in the skin. After numbing the area, Therapist creates a symmetrical grid over the treatment area to encourage fibroblast activity and tighten the skin.

Plasma as a nonsurgical option to tighten skin around the eyelid:

After cleansing the eyelid, a person applies an anesthetic cream. Following disinfection, an operator uses a plasma-pen device on the target area.

The device allows for accurate administration of plasma arcs, which the operator evenly spaces out on the eyelid. The person then receives instructions for post-treatment care.

Recovery and aftercare

After plasma fibroblast therapy, a clinician will provide a person with guidelines for their aftercare.

Usually, the healing period lasts a few days up to 1 week. However, it may take longer for some individuals to recover.

If a person requires multiple treatments, they will need to wait a few weeks between appointments.

Post-treatment care will typically involve gentle cleansing of the treatment area and moisturizers. A person will also need to avoid sun exposure, scab picking and makeup. You may wish to take anti-inflammatory medications to help reduce the swelling.

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