FIBROBLASTING - FAQ
What Is Fibroblast Plasma?
This treatment is the world’s most advanced and non-invasive technology for treating wrinkles and sagging skin. The Fibroblast technique lifts, tightens and rejuvenates dull aging skin by stimulating the production of collagen. The device used is an FDA and CE approved device for fibroblast therapy.
How Does It Work?
The device used delivers non-invasive plasma fibroblasts to the skin’s surface. The plasma significantly lifts, tightens, resurfaces, and regenerates practically any area.
The Plasma device works by transforming electrical energy into gaseous diatomic molecular nitrogen and conducts that energized gas to the skin. This creates a micro-trauma to the epidermal layer (top layers of skin) while simultaneously heating and disrupting the deeper dermal structure via thermal conduction. This is usually referred to as fibroblasting. Fibroblasts are common cells of connective tissue in the body that produce collagen.
What Areas Of The Body Can Be Treated?
The Fibroblasting treatment produces exceptional results on any area of the body, especially the face and neck areas. Below we list the most common procedure areas. When considering Fibroblast Plasma treatment, it is important to fully review the contraindications, aftercare instructions, risks, and types of skin that can be safely treated. (More on these topics below)
- Accordion lines – lines that form around the mouth when you smile
- Crow’s feet around eyes
- Forehead lines
- Jowl / jawline tightening
- Marionette lines – The creases or folds that run vertically from the corners of the mouth down to the chin
- Nasal labial folds / smile lines – The folds that run from the sides of your nose down to the edge of your mouth
- Necklines, turkey neck
- Smoker’s lines – vertical wrinkles around the mouth (a.k.a. Lipstick lines)
- Upper and lower eyelids – Baggy or hooded
Fibroblast Plasma Vs. Cosmetic Surgery
- No injectable anesthetic or general anesthesia required
- Non-invasive, no scalpel, no cutting and no ablation of the skin
- No stitches required and no surgical scars
- Very low risk procedure with minimal side effects
- Short downtime
- No thinning of the skin, more uniform than ablative resurfacing using lasers
- No asymmetries and no risks of any overcorrection
- Long lasting results – usually around 2-3 years and sometimes permanent
What Is Unique About Our Device Vs. Other Fibroblasting Devices
There are several devices on the market said to be useable for Fibroblasting, but few are actual FDA Approved devices. These devices can be purchased from China, are not true plasma technology and come with little or no training. They are generally designed for minor personal use and are not suitable for professional treatments and can be dangerous.
Obsessions Beauty Bar has invested significantly in proper training to master the Fibroblast Techniques needed to give you the best results! There are many contraindications for fibroblasting including but not limited to certain medical conditions, medications and skin types. It is important you discuss these topics with Genee’ Jo during your consultation to make sure she is aware of your specific situation in order to provide you with the highest level of care.
How Long Will It Take To See Results?
You will typically see immediate tightening along with incremental improvements over the next few months in the appearance of saggy skin. For some, more than one session may be required depending on the desired results.
Is The Treatment Painful?
The treatment is mildly to moderately uncomfortable, similar to a rubber band being snapped on the skin. Everyone’s pain level is different and some areas of the body are more sensitive than others. Numbing cream is provided and helpful in reducing discomfort during treatment.
What Are The Risks Of The Fibroblast Plasma Treatment?
The treatment is relatively safe, particularly when compared to surgical cosmetic procedures. However, no procedure is without risks. It’s important to educate yourself on the possible contraindications and risks. When in doubt, please discuss any concerns you may have with Obsessions Beauty Bar.
- Swelling and bruising
- Scabbing and crusting
- Discoloration of the skin
What Downtime Can I Expect?
“Downtime” is very subjective, but there IS downtime. Everyone has a different perception about what “looks bad” or feels “uncomfortable”. When compared to cosmetic surgery, the downtime is minimal. When comparing it to a light chemical peel where there is only minor skin flaking, it would be considered more intense.
Things you will likely experience after your treatment include:
- Redness, swelling and scabbing in the treatment area
- Average of 7 days downtime for face and neck areas
- Average of 10 to 14 days for body treatments, depending on the area being treated and its intensity
- Swelling usually starts the day following your treatment, and peaks about day 3
- After day 3, swelling subsides and scabs form.
- Scabs generally start falling off around day 6 and 7 (for face and neck)
Please be aware these are simply guidelines for average healing time, your experience could be shorter or longer. Healing time and results may be negatively impacted by not following the aftercare protocol: Avoid exposure to the sun, no drinking alcohol, no smoking and no picking/scrubbing. If your health is compromised in any way, this can extend your healing time and negatively affect your results.
What Skin Types May Not Be Good Candidates For Fibroblast Plasma Treatment?
Darker skin tones (African American, African, Latin, Native American, Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian ancestry and people of mixed ethnicities) may not be good candidates.
Obsessions Beauty Bar is committed to safe and effective treatments for their clients. When in doubt, we don’t risk it! We do not provide Plasma Pen treatments on Fitzpatrick skin types 4-6 as shown above.