Fibroblast treatment is now considered for anti-aging and beauty procedures. So, what is fibroblast in the first place?
Fibroblast is a type of wound-healing cell that exists in connective tissue. It has the special role of secreting collagen proteins to uphold the body’s tissue framework. Read on to learn more about how plasma treatments to the skin can lead to increased collagen production from fibroblasts, and thus, younger-looking skin.
What Is Fibroblast Plasma Treatment?
Fibroblast treatment is when you expose a current of plasma to your skin (usually on your face) with a plasma pen, stimulating your fibroblast cells. As we know, fibroblast cells secrete collagen, and more collagen production means thicker, tighter skin.
So, the treatment of repeated pinpoint firings of plasma spurs the fibroblast to heal new tissue and make the skin look younger.
Where to Get Fibroblast Treatments Done
It’s a form of energy-based skin tightening treatment, which means you should get it done by a doctor. However, you do not need a surgeon since it’s not a surgical procedure.
You can also get it done by licensed estheticians, who are commonly found at esthetic practices.
Who It’s For
This treatment is best for people who haven’t had Botox, fillers, or excessive sunlight exposure recently. While it is mainly for anti-aging purposes (reducing wrinkles and fine lines), it also is for those who want relatively quick results without the risk or cost.
Who It’s Not For
Those with sensitive skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis should not get treatment on or near the affected areas.
Additionally, if you are pregnant or have Lupus, HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, keloid scarring, hyper- or hypo-pigmentation, you should not get treatment and consult with a doctor first.
Risks and Benefits
Some of the main benefits to fibroblast treatment include:
- Nonsurgical: It’s a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t involve any cutting or abrasion to the skin.
- Low risk: No cuts mean less risk of infection, and you don’t have the risks of surgery.
- Quick recovery: The effects of treatment take place for about three months.
- Affordable: It’s much more cost-friendly than cosmetic surgeries like facelifts.
The main risk of this treatment is when you don’t go to someone qualified to give the treatment. Or worse – when the person treating you has not chosen a high-quality plasma pen.
A bad plasma pen or non-medical grade one could put you at risk of tissue damage if it becomes unreliable and misfires or malfunctions. The treatment itself can also cause some minor redness and skin swelling.
Alternative esthetic treatments have a similar effect, such as micro-needling and radiofrequency (RF) tightening treatments. However, each method has risks if not performed properly.
Microneedling is when sterilized microneedles prick areas of your skin to stimulate healing and collagen production (leading to tighter skin). It’s slightly more invasive than plasma pens, but it also can heal acne marks, scars, and sunspots on the skin.
Radiofrequency treatments are another nonsurgical skin tightening method that stimulates collagen production by sending low radio energy into your dermis to heat it.
Plasma treatment to your fibroblast is a relatively low-cost, low-risk way to achieve skin tightening and anti-aging effects without surgery. It works by stimulating collagen production for thicker, tighter skin.
If this treatment interests you, consult with a doctor to see if you might be eligible for this treatment.