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How To Tighten The Facial Skin – With Plasma Fibroblast

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As we age we may start to notice that our skin isn’t quite as tight and bouncy as it once was and start to notice areas of sagging loose skin that no amount of anti cream seems to firm up!

So is there an answer on how to tighten facial skin?

Plasma Fibroblast is believed to be an excellent skin tightening procedure that doesn’t involve surgery and has very minimal down time.

Interested! Read on to find out if this is the answer to your saggy jaw line, hooded eyes and droopy jowls.

What Are Fibroblasts?

Fibroblast cells are a specialised type of biological cell important in the production of collagen, the plasma device stimulates the fibroblast cells resulting in proliferation of collagen.


What Is Plasma?

Plasma is described as the fourth state of matter, after solid, liquid and gas.

Plasma is formed through the ionization of atmospheric gas.

By administering energy to a gaseous matter, through an electric discharge, the gas turns into plasma.

This principle of physics is the basis of the plasma treatment. By striking the skin surface through the tip of a plasma device, the flash (voltaic arc) stimulates the contraction, shortening and tightening of skin fibres.

This results in the reduction of the skin surface.

What Can Plasma Fibroblast do?

The primary action of the plasma device is used to tighten loose skin and activate the fibroblast cells in the dermis.

This causes the cells to create high levels of collagen and elastin which creates an instant
and long term tightening effect.

When the thermal energy from the plasma device is targeted into the dermis it excites the fibroblast cells as well as creating a superficial micro trauma to the surface of the skin.

This micro trauma will cause the body to create fresh new tissue, while the thermal energy from the voltaic (electric) arc is acting on the fibroblast cell itself.Most popular uses and treatments include:

 Eyelid skin tightening

 Neck lift or skin tightening treatment

 Tummy tightening or stretch mark restoration

 Anti-aging facelift

 Wrinkle and line Softening

 Scar restoration

 Lip lift or Lip flip

 Mole flattening

 Skin tag/milia removal

Is Plasma Fibroblast painful?

Plasma fibroblast can be quite uncomfortable, so a topical anaesthetic cream is used to minimise discomfort during procedure.

Can anyone Have Plasma Fibroblast?

A Fitzpatrick scale is a way of assessing your skin type through your skin tone and this is used to assess whether your skin is suitable for plasma fibroblast.

A Fitzpatrick score of one means you have very light skin and usually can tolerate more aggressive treatments with less chance of complications such as hyper pigmentation.

The higher up the scale meaning the darker your skin tone the higher the chance of this.


Plasma treatment is not recommended for people with skin types 5 and 6 as this will leave
pigmentation problems.

A patch test on skin type 4 should always be done to check this before going ahead.

People with a deep tan should be made aware that this can occur as well.

It is advisable that you stay away from tanning beds or gaining a tan on holiday for at least 3 months following plasma to avoid skin discolouration.

Who Shouldn’t Have Plasma Fibroblast

If you have any of the following it is not recommended that you undergo Plasma Fibroblast.

 Pregnancy or breast feeding

 Retinoid medication for acne (Roaccutane)

 Active Herpes Simplex (cold sores)

 Systemic Lupus

 Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy


 Blood thinning medication

 Heart disease

 Light or photosensitivity

 Skin Cancer

 Uncontrolled Diabetes

 Keloid scarring

 Active Impetigo

How Long Does Plasma Fibroblast Last?

The effects of Plasma Fibroblast will be seen immediately although the final result will become clear once any swelling has subsided and the crusts have shed from the skin.

Final results will be seen at 3 months.

Plasma Fibroblast is a semi-permanent or permanent treatment depending on the treated area.

Semi-permanent results can be expected to last between 6-12 months.

All areas can be retreated after 6 weeks but only when all the redness has subsided.

Are There Any Side Effects To Plasma Fibroblast?

Side effects are minimal and complications rare.

Carbon crusts, tiny superficial dots which form directly on the skin are part of normal healing process.

Dry healing of these dots is advised and expect to fall off 5-7 days after treatment.

After this period your skin will be red/pink underneath and will require intensive moisturisation.

Possible side effects: include but are not limited to:

 Swelling

 Bleeding

 Pain

 Redness

 Burning

 Tingling

Whilst having plasma fibroblast you will experience a slight burning smell. This is perfectly normal for the skin to react this way and is not a cause for concern.

Slight discomfort can be felt during treatment, but your clinician will try to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.


 It is advisable that you refrain from using sunbeds or sunbathing for the next 3 months as
this could result is skin pigmentation shifts and cause a permanent colour change to skin.

 Treatments near the lip area could trigger any recurrence of cold sores (Herpes Simplex).

 Infection is rare but possible if the treated area is not cared for.

 Picking the crusts can result in permanent scarring.

 Swelling can temporarily aggravate existing skin blemishes like capillaries.

Limitations and alternatives:

Occasionally the treatment may be ineffective or uneven and may be rectified with further

Treatment outcome will depend on the skins condition and age and the individual’s ability to perform a good healing response.

Severe weight loss or gain may alter the result of Plasma Fibroblast treatment.

If this is something you are considering, alway make sure you go to a fully trained and qualified practitioner to achieve safe results.

Please leave any comments below if you have any questions.