Fibroblast therapy is a cosmetic procedure that helps tighten and improve the skin’s overall appearance. It can be an alternative to injections, lasers, or other surgeries.
According to some professionals, the results obtained through this procedure are not dramatic compared to other treatments. However, it is a fairly good option if you do not want to avoid doing a surgical procedure.
Plasma fibroblast therapy, plasma skin generation, plasma skin resurfacing, plasma lift, and plasma needling are some other names for this procedure.
Let us explore more about this aesthetic procedure.
What is Fibroblast Therapy?
Fibroblast therapy is a non-surgical procedure that helps in skin tightening. In this therapy, a pen-like device discharges high-frequency electric current to make a small wound in the skin. This encourages the cells called fibroblasts to repair and maintain the skin’s firmness.
Fibroblast cells play an essential role in maintaining skin tightness and firmness. It also helps in healing the wound.
This new therapy does not touch the skin directly. It releases the current just above the skin area that is targeted. The current creates tiny holes in the skin layer below the outermost layer.
According to research, plasma fibroblast therapy breaks the protein in the skin, stimulates fibroblast activity, and encourages tissue generation and tissue tightening.
It also helps with face wrinkles, jawline, undereye, upper lip, forehead wrinkles, neck tightening, fine lines, stretch marks, and loose skin on the stomach.
Steps of Procedure for Fibroblast Therapy
The procedure is quite safe and straightforward. The basic steps involve:
- Cleansing the skin using numbing cream. After applying the cream, it usually takes around 30 minutes for the numbing effect.
- A plasma pen is used to treat the skin area. The current is released on the affected skin to make the small dots.
- Once the procedure is done, the numbing cream is removed, and a cooling gel is applied to minimize the burning or tingling sensation.
The entire procedure usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes to do. After completing the process, you can see small dots or coating, which will fall off within a week.
As the skin heels, it will give a firmer and tighter look.
Fibroblast Therapy Benefits
There are several benefits that this non-surgical procedure offers:
It is a Non-Surgical Procedure
Fibroblast therapy is a non-surgical procedure, hence relatively a safer option. It is quite more popular than other aesthetic solutions. The recovery time is faster than other surgical procedures. Also, it is non-invasive; hence no bleeding or pain is involved in this procedure.
Works Efficiently on Multiple Body Parts
The therapy is pretty efficient on multiple body areas for skin tightening. It can help tighten the skin on areas like the neck, stomach, arms, buttocks, things, and breasts.
This aesthetic approach can help eliminate loose skin, especially in the abdomen.
Most procedures take at least 4-5 weeks to show results. However, fibroblast therapy gives noticeable results almost immediately. Although it may take several weeks to show the total result, small changes can be seen immediately.
It is an Efficient Procedure
The plasma lift is a good option, and the result lasts for a couple of years. However, the results from plasma fibroblast therapy are not dramatic compared to other surgical methods. However, noticeable changes can be seen almost immediately after one sitting.
Fibroblast Therapy Risks and Side Effects
Plasma fibroblast therapy is usually safe for anyone. However, it involves side effects like redness, swelling, skin peeling, crusting, hypopigmentation (light spots), and hyperpigmentation (dark spots).
You should avoid it if you are a pregnant or nursing mother. And if you have skin allergies.
Always consult a reliable cosmetic clinic to ensure that certified practitioners do the procedure. And it also guarantees that the process is done under an experienced supervisor with utmost care and safety.
Cost of Fibroblast Therapy
Fibroblast therapy costs depend on various factors such as the area of skin, experience of the professional, location, condition of your skin, and how many sittings you may need.
The cost for a single area like forehead lines, upper lip, and undereye may range between $400 – $720. At the same time, the average skin tightening procedure is $2,500, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Bottomline: Fibroblast Therapy Benefits and Risks
Plasma Fibroblast therapy is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that tightens the skin.
It helps treat conditions like acne scars, age spots, seborrheic keratosis, wrinkled skin, neckline, jawline, upper lips, and under the eye to make it look fuller.
The therapy is a relatively safe procedure but does have side effects like swelling, skin peeling, and redness.
It usually takes around a week of downtime and can take a few weeks to show full results. But noticeable results can be seen immediately after the procedure.
Consult a healthcare professional to know more about fibroblast therapy and if it suits you. Never try this therapy at home, though do-it-yourself kits are available in the market.
Disclaimer: This article is only a guide. It does not substitute the advice given by your own healthcare professional. Before making any health-related decision, consult your healthcare professional.
Editorial References and Fact Checking
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