HOW DOES FIBROBLAST PLASMA LIFT WORK?
Plasma created by electrical energy from the plasma device ionizes the oxygen and nitrogen in the air when at the right distance from the skin, forming a small electrical arc, similar to a tiny lightening bolt.
When the arc hits the skin it vaporizes any liquid in the skin at the point of contact, causing the surrounding skin to tighten and provides an immediate shrinking and lifting effect! Because the skin fibroblasts have been stimulated to produce new collagen and elastin into the area, you'll see more tightening and lifting as the skin heals over the following weeks!
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
- Non-surgical blepharoplasty – skin tightening of saggy upper and lower eyelids
- Skin lesions such as moles, skin tags, fibromas, warts, papillomas and xanthelasma, seborrheic keratosis
- Unwanted wrinkles on face – frown lines, crow’s feet, mouth lines, neck lines etc.
- Skin pigmentation, age spots on face or hands, sun spots, melasma, chloasma, freckles
- Scarring including stretch marks, acne scars and post-surgical scars
IS FIBROBLAST PLASMA LIFT SAFE & DOES IT HURT?
Local anaesthetic cream is applied for 30 minutes prior to treatment to minimize any discomfort and the procedure is then virtually painless. The treatment may feel hot in places and there may be a tingling or burning sensation afterwards. Fibroblast Plasma Lift technology has been used worldwide for several years. There have been occasional reports of temporary post-treatment hyper pigmentation (darkening of skin) but no other adverse events have been reported. However, with any procedure involving the skin there is always the possibility of scars.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY FIBROBLAST PLASMA LIFT TREATMENT?
Final results after Fibroblast Plasma Lift depend on severity of skin laxity or size of lesion, the desired result, the general condition of the skin and any pre-existing skin or medical problems. Reduction in skin folds and creases appear immediately. The tiny dark brown spots flake off over the following 10 days and the skin will heal within a similar period. Swelling is common and can be quite pronounced around the eyes, often worse the following morning and lasting for a few days. The area may be tender as it is healing and may scab. It is important to allow any spots or scabs to fall off naturally otherwise scarring or infection may occur. As the treated skin is sublimated, the results often last years or permanently.
WHAT IS AFTERCARE?
Immediately after treatment, there may be a tingling sensation (similar to a sun burn). This will usually resolve during the remainder of the day although if it is particularly uncomfortable or persists for a longer period, then an anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen can be taken. Swelling is common. This can be significant around the eyes and can last for several days and may lead to interference with vision in the initial period. Anti-inflammatory medication and/or anti-histamine may help alleviate the swelling. Crusting will usually develop over the treated area, this will often initially be brown or black on the surface of the skin and flake off over the following days. It may take over 2 weeks to completely disappear. To maximize the effects of your Fibroblast Plasma Lift treatment we advise to keep the crustations/discoloration intact and not rub them off. Keep the treated area clean, away from excessive moisture and protected using a broad spectrum sunscreen.
WHAT ABOUT DOWN TIME?
One of the major advantages of Fibroblast Plasma Lift is that it offers a much less invasive/expensive alternative to surgery as well as the time it takes to carry out. This does not mean there is no downtime, but by comparison it is minimal. You can experience significant swelling in the area treated, particularly in the eye area this diminishes over a 2-5 day period. The tiny plasma flash causes ‘crusts’ to form on the skin giving the distinctive dotting effect. These on average are gone between 5-10 days. These are cosmetic issues only, technically there is no real downtime if these visual effects are of no concern to you.