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Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening Treatment!

Are the results after the treatment permanent?

A fibroblast plasma treatment lasts as long as they would with invasive surgery. It lasts up to 3 years and in some cases remains permanent. The treatment creates new collagen however it does not stop the natural ageing process. You can help reduce the ageing by protecting the skin from UV rays and having healthy lifestyles that stays away from smoking, alcohol and prolonged sun exposure.

How many treatments are required? 

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The number of treatments required will vary according to the area being treated, skin’s laxity, the desired degree of correction and the individual’s response to the treatment.  Most clients see results instantly and this continues to improve over the course of the following 8 weeks.  Further treatments can be carried out to get better results, although it is uncommon to require more than two treatments. Appointments must be spaced out by 8 weeks.

Does it hurt?

The treatment can be uncomfortable, and really depends on your pain threshold. For a comfortable experience we recommend attending your appointment on time to allow the topical anaesthetic application to have the required time to absorb and take effect in the areas you would like to have treated. The topical anaesthetic is applied for 30-45 mins for the best effect.

What kind of side effects can I expect? 

Plasma Fibroblast has been shown to be a safe non-invasive procedure. However, as with most cosmetic procedures, patients are likely to experience some minor side effects in the first five to ten days after treatment. There will be some tiny brown marks in the treatment area. This is the result of scabbing and will flake away over a week or so, exposing a pink layer of healthy new skin.  Some patients will also experience three to five days of swelling, especially with eyelid treatment. There is no damage to surrounding areas or deeper skin layers. To avoid side effects, follow the aftercare instruction given to you prior to your treatment.

What to expect on your day of treatment? 

  • We recommend a shower and hair wash before the treatment. A clean pillow cover is highly recommended.

  • Please no makeup, moisturizer is worn on the treatment area. Just come in with clean skin. 

  • We suggest taking an antihistamine one hour before your appointment and continue to take antihistamines for two to three days after your appointment. This will reduce swelling in the treatment area.  

  • A NUMBING agent is placed on the treatment area and left to take effect for 30 to 45 minutes, When the area is sufficiently numb the treatment will begin. During the treatment you may feel some heat and minor irritation. 

Before your treatment

1. Avoid sun exposure for 3-4 weeks beforehand and use a sunblock SPF5O.

Avoid any kind of tanning (Spray tanning, tanning injections, sun tanning and tanning beds, tanning supplement orally) for 2 to 4 weeks before your treatment. Ideally you may even wish to consider using a natural Tyrosinase Inhibitor to ensure there is no overproduction of pigment in the skin aka hyperpigmentation.

If you have a sunburn/suntan treatment should be postponed for up to 8 weeks or until tan/burn signs disappear.

 

2. Avoid any other type of procedures in the same area 

  • No facial acids (Retin A, salicylic, glycolic) 14 days before or 21 days after Plasma Pen. 

  • No Botox or fillers 21 days before or after Plasma Pen. 

  • No Micro needling/PRP 21 days before or after Plasma Pen. 

  • No laser or peels (depending on intensity of peel) for 90 days before or after Plasma Pen. 

  • Surgical procedures like face lifts - you must wait at least 9 months before Plasma Pen.

  • Eyelash extensions receiving upper or lower eyelid treatment MUST have lashes removed prior to treatment and reapplied after 8 weeks. Contact lenses must be removed when performing treatment on the upper eyelids.

  • Skin area must be free of any abrasions or open wounds.

  • Do not exfoliate the skin in the 2-3 days before treatment.

  • Wash face/skin with non-alcohol based cleanser on the day of treatment

  • No make up (if possible) or moisturizers the day of treatment

  • Write down last minute questions that come to mind for discussion.

AFTER CARE TREATMENT

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  • You may return to work the following day. However, you will not look your absolute best during the initial healing process (approximately 7 days).

  • Expect redness, swelling and inflammation for the first 1 to 5 days post-treatment. This is normal but will usually be of a very minor nature.

  • Do not apply any bandaids ( or liquid bandaid) on the treated areas as doing so can delay the natural healing process. 

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  • Do not work out, swim, get in a hot tub or steam bath (avoid sweating and soaking scabs). Don’t use saunas, swimming pools, public bathing and tanning beds for 7 days.

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  • Supplements suggested to enhance healing would be Vitamin A, C, E, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Omega 3 and Amino Acids.

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  • Men should avoid shaving the treated area until it is fully healed (around 7 days).

  • If you have had treatment around your eyes, you should avoid wearing contact lenses for 72 hours after your treatment

Day 1. 

  • A “stinging” sensation in the treated area(s) immediately after treatment is normal and lasts for about an hour.

  • The Swelling peaks the day following the treatment. The swelling will likely be worse in the mornings and lessen towards the evening. You may find it difficult to open your eyes in the morning following the treatment however, it will subside throughout the day. Ice the treated area (use a clean tea towel to cover the ice pack) alternating 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off, for up to one hour. Do NOT apply ice directly onto the skin, as this can cause damage to the tissue.

  • Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin, ibuprofen or steroids if possible. 

  • Drink plenty of water.

  • If the treatment is on the face or neck, we recommend you sleep on your back with your head elevated to reduce swelling.

  • The wound from plasma devices is not open. However, the first 12 hours post-treatment is vital in protecting you from any potential infection, so please avoid any activities where you could expose yourself to contaminants. Keeping hands off of anything that comes in contact with the treatment area.

  • Do not dampen or wet the area. Do not wash the area.

  • Apply balm cream (Sheald Recovery Balm) several times a day as needed.

Day 2. 

  • The swelling is the same or slightly less than the previous day (Day 1). Sometimes swelling also spreads to the eye-bags even if no plasma aesthetic treatment was carried out on the lower eyelids, this is normal because the upper eyelid communicates with the lower eyelid and some fluid inside the upper eyelid can spread to the eye bags. DON’T PANIC this is perfectly normal!

  • Ice the treated area (use a clean tea towel to cover the ice pack) alternating 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off, for up to one hour. Do NOT apply ice directly onto the skin, as this can cause damage to the tissue.

  • Gently wash your face with a gentle cleanser that has no active ingredients in it like Cetaphil or mild unscented glycerin or Dove unscented soap twice a day (morning and night) then dab dry with cotton, or a facecloth. 

  • Wear dark sunglasses and a hat for protection if you are going outside.

  • Apply balm cream (Sheald Recovery Balm) several times a day as needed.

  • Do NOT stand with your face under a hot shower for the first 3-4 days. This could increase swelling. Try to avoid shower gels or hair products running on to your face as this could cause irritation and inflammation.

Day 3. 

  • The swelling should start to subside noticeably and the spots where the plasma was applied will start turning into scabs. Those scab dots will fall off naturally by day 4-7, stay calm. Think of the new baby skin that is being protected underneath the dots.

  • The discomfort experienced during day1 and day 2 should have subsided dramatically. 

  • No further pain should be experienced on the third day following the treatment. For those people who experience eye-bag swelling, this should still be present during the third day.

  • Apply balm cream (Sheald Recovery Balm) several times a day as needed if you don’t see any signs of scabs.

  • Do NOT stand with your face under a hot shower.

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Day 4. 

  • The scabs must not be picked and should fall off on their own.

  • No discomfort or pain should be felt following the treatment. Some residual minor swelling can still be on the upper eyelids. No more pain or discomfort should be felt.

  • Apply a thin layer of Healing balm daily

  • Do NOT stand with your face under a hot shower.

Day 5. 

  • The scabs must not be picked and should fall off on their own.

  • All swelling should have subsided, and some scabs may still be present. The minor swelling on the eye bags should have almost subsided.

Day 6. 

  • The scabs should have started to fall off. In most cases during Day 6 people will struggle to tell whether any aesthetic treatment has ever been performed.

IMPORTANT!!! Allow the scabs to come off on their own.

 

Day 7. 

  • Almost all scabs should have fallen off. At this point, it is ok to start using total physical sunscreen and apply makeup as usual.

Week 2. 

  • Although the area has healed, it may feel more tender to the touch than usual and people may experience a stinging sensation while applying creams or washing normally. The area may look pinker than usual.

  • you can cover the carbon crusts with makeup if you want to conceal them, but only if you need to.

  • Once the scabs have fallen off, you must wear a physical sunblock (zinc & titanium) and a hat while your skin is in the healing stages (pink in color) and you should continue to do so for at least the next 12 weeks to avoid hyperpigmentation.

(Follow Do’s and Don’ts herein)

Week 3 and 4. 

They are maybe still slightly tender and pinker than the rest of the area.
 

  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure for next few months, wear sunblock.

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds – Once the scabbing/peeling process is complete, always apply a broad spectrum sunblock SPF50 to the treated area for a minimum of 3 months after your last treatment. The skin is still healing and can easily become damaged by the UV rays causing hyperpigmentation. You may even wish to consider using a natural Tyrosinase Inhibitor to ensure there is no overproduction of pigment in the skin aka hyperpigmentation.

  • No procedures such as laser therapy, chemical peels, Botox, fillers for at least 3 months

 

Month 2. Tenderness should have subsided, and the area should have fully blended with the surrounding skin. The full effect of your procedure will take 6 to 8 weeks, so be patient.

WHO SHOULDN’T GET A PLASMA FIBROBLAST TREATMENT?

Always talk to us if you have any concerns before a procedure.

  • Allergy to lidocaine
    Pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Healing disorders

  • Metal plates, pins or other implants
    Botox/dermal fillers (within 6 months)

  • Auto-immune disease or other illnesses which affect the immune system
    Contagious or infectious diseases
    Hypersensitive skin
    Hyperkeratosis

  • Fever

  • Under the influence of recreational drugs or alcohol 

  • Nervous/Psychotic conditions

  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
    Skin allergies

  • Any known allergies
    Cardio-vascular deficiencies including severe uncontrolled blood pressure

  • Pacemaker or any other medical device with an electrical current

  • Current or recent hemorrhage

  • Malignancy and chemotherapy in the past 3 years.

  • Keloid scars
    Medical oedema
    Epilepsy

  • Recent facial operations affecting the area

  • Diabetes

  • Skin cancer

  • Slipped disc

  • Undiagnosed pain

  • When taking prescribed medication

  • Whiplash

  • Eczema

  • Dermatitis 

  • Psoriasis

  • Undiagnosed lumps and bumps

  • Localised swelling

  • Inflammation, cuts, bruises, abrasions, scar tissue (2 years for major operation and 6 months for a small scar), sunburn in the treatment areas

  • Hormonal implants

  • Recent fractures (minimum 3 months)

  • Sinusitis

  • Neuralgia

  • Migraine/Headache

  • Styes

  • Blepharitis

  • Watery eyes, eye infection

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Inflamed nerve 

  • Trapped/pinched nerve affecting the treatment area

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This treatment is only recommended on light-medium skin tones on Fitzpatrick skin types 1-3. Anyone with a darker complexion is at risk for hyperpigmentation.

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