Fibroblast Treatment Sydney
- Updated March 25, 2023
- by Honey Seida
What Is Fibroblast Treatment?
Plasma fibroblast treatment is an aesthetic procedure that some clinics and therapists offer as an alternative to lasers, anti-wrinkle injections or surgical treatments to tighten, lift and improve the appearance of the skin. Fibroblast treatment is relatively new to the facial and beauty treatment scene. Stay with us to find out how this method of treatment works and how effective it is.
Fibroblast treatment targets plasma fibroblasts. These are collagen and protein-producing cells in the dermis, the layer of skin that lies just below the outermost layer. Fibroblasts play an important role in helping to heal skin wounds as well as maintaining skin strength and firmness.
Plasma fibroblast treatment uses a pen-like device that discharges high-frequency electrical current into small areas of the skin. The plasma tip does not touch the skin directly, instead releases a targeted stream just above the skin. The hot current creates small holes or tiny damages in the skin layer and thus works its magic.
Benefits of Fibroblast Treatment
Fibroblast treatment breaks down skin proteins, encourages tissue regeneration, stimulates fibroblast activity, and causes tissue contraction (hardening). This is a non-surgical treatment that may be used to treat the following conditions:
- Acne scars
- Skin aging, including age spots
- Seborrheic keratosis
- Wrinkled skin including eyelids, neck, jawline, and upper lips
Is Fibroblast Treatment Effective?
When plasma fibroblast therapy is performed in a safe and controlled environment, it can improve skin texture, provide mild to moderate skin tightening effects, and leads to some degree of facial contour change. Its effects are expected to stimulate fibroblast production up to 1 year after treatment. Studies show that most patients report a 37% reduction in facial wrinkles and a 68% overall improvement in facial appearance after fibroblast treatment.
How Does the Treatment Work?
While this may vary slightly based on where you are having the treatment, the basic steps usually include:
- Cleansing the skin and using local anesthetic cream; You may need to wait about 30 minutes for the numbing cream to take effect.
- Treatment of the specified area of the skin with a plasma pen. The pen creates tiny currents that create small scab-like spots on the skin.
- The therapist will remove the numbing cream and apply a cooling gel to minimize the tingling and burning sensation if possible.
- The procedure usually takes 30 to 60 minutes.
Once the procedure is done, you can expect the small spots to peel and disappear after about 1 week. Over the next two weeks, as the skin heals, it should look firmer and tauter. Some patients may see benefits from one treatment, while others may need multiple treatments before seeing results.
Fibroblast Treatment Aftercare
- After the treatment, it is recommended not to wash the treated areas for at least 24 hours and not to pick the separated skin. Wait for the wounds to heal naturally to avoid scarring.
- You should use sunscreen daily and be careful when you are exposed to the sun. For a few weeks after the treatment, you should still use a moisturizing cream and sunscreen on the treated area and wear loose clothing and a brimmed hat to protect against sunlight.
- For about 10 days (about 1 and a half weeks) after the treatment, the treated areas may still be sensitive. It may be recommended to gently rub or spray a little diluted vinegar on the skin to reduce itching. You can also apply Vaseline or similar to the skin twice a day until the flaking subsides. If you notice swelling or redness of the skin, apply cold compresses to the treated area at 10-minute intervals after the treatment. This reduces pain and with frequent use, it will also reduce swelling.
- Sunscreens should be used daily for at least two weeks after the treatment.
- Do not use makeup for at least 4 days.
- Avoid dressing tightly in the treatment area. Let the skin heal itself.
- Avoid exercising, swimming, and taking steam baths.
Read more: Fibroblast treatment before and after
Who Is a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for fibroblast treatment are people who have mild to moderate skin wrinkles. You should not receive plasma fibroblast treatment if:
- You are breastfeeding
- You are pregnant
- You are allergic to local anesthetics
- There is an infection at the treatment site
In addition, if you have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scars, it is recommended to proceed with plasma fibroblast therapy with caution.
Is Fibroblast Treatment Safe?
It is especially important that the therapist performing the procedure sets realistic goals with you. While plasma fibroblast treatment can provide results, they are not going to be as dramatic as a surgical procedure. Side effects of the treatment may include:
- Mild hypopigmentation (light spots)
- Mild hyperpigmentation (dark spots)
- Exfoliation and flaking of the skin
Fibroblast Treatment Cost
Plasma fibroblast treatment costs usually depend on who performs the procedure and what areas of your skin are targeted. If you are interested in this treatment, you should ask your esthetician how many treatments you may need to see results and calculate the cost based on the answer.
How many fibroblast treatments are needed? Two to three treatment sessions are usually enough in order to achieve perfect results.
How long do fibroblast results last? The results can last for up to three years.
Plasma fibroblast treatment is a technique that can lift the skin without the need for invasive cosmetic procedures. Most people need about 1 week off and see results within a few weeks.