Fibroblast Therapy with Plasma Pen

Fibroblast Therapy with Plasma Pen

Plasma fibroblast therapy is an aesthetic procedure designed to tighten and improve the firmness of skin via direct stimulation of own fibroblasts, collagen and elastin producing cells in the dermis.

Plasma fibroblast therapy uses a pen-like device that discharges a high-frequency electric current to small areas of the skin.  The plasma tip releases targeted current just above the surface of skin to create micro-injuries.

The thermal stimulation of fibroblasts leads to tissue regeneration and contraction visible clinically as skin tightening.

Plasma fibroblast therapy is a nonsurgical treatment that may be used to treat the aging skin, acne scars lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture offer mild-to-moderate skin tightening effects.  Areas commonly treated with plasma fibroblast for skin tightening include eyelids, neck, jawline, above the lips, arms.

According to a 2014 article published in the Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, the effects of plasma pen fibroblast collagen production lasts for up to 1 year after treatment.

What to expect?

While the procedure may vary slightly based on the location and size of the area treated, the basic steps typically include:

  • Cleansing the skin and applying a topical anesthetic (numbing) cream. You may need to wait about 30 minutes for the numbing cream to take effect.
  • Treating the designated skin area with the plasma pen. The pen will create small arcs of microcurrents that make small scab-like dots on the skin.
  • Application a cooling gel to minimize the tingling and burning sensation.

The procedure usually takes on average 30 to 60 minutes to perform.

The small crusted dots created by the plasma pen therapy scab over and fall off in about 1 week post treatment. Over the next couple of weeks, as your skin heals, it appears tighter and firmer.  Imprints of plasma pen might last several weeks to months.  Some people may see benefits from just one treatment, while others may require three treatments for maximal benefit.  The best candidates for this procedure are people with mild-to-moderate skin wrinkling.

You are not a good candidate for plasma fibroblast therapy if you:

  • are breastfeeding
  • are pregnant