Skin Tightening Fibroblast Treatments
Fibroblast plasma treatment, the first of it’s kind, is a non-surgical approach to treating the delicate eye, neck and facial areas. And the results are truly amazing. Lift, firm, rejuvenate without the need for surgery!! No cutting No scarring No bleeding!!
Achieve results like this:
Not to be confused with PRP (platelet-rich plasma), plasma is an ionised gas that holds an electrical charge, and is classified as the “fourth state of matter”, making up over 99.9% of the universe.
Plasma energy is created when a gas passes through an electromagnetic field to create ionised gas particles in the air between the device tip and the skin.
This plasma can be focused into a stream of energy and applied at atmospheric pressure to target many different skin concerns.
1. Skin surface – kills germs and bacteria by breaking bacterial molecular structure
2. Epidermis – dramatically increase the skin absorption rate by temporarily breaking the cell adhesion molecules
3. Dermis – tightens aged skin and stimulates generation of collagen and fibroblasts
Am I a good candidate for a Plasma Lid-Lift?
The ideal candidate for this type of non-surgical skin tightening procedure is someone with a good brow height, no fat bulges around the eyes, but loose excess skin on either the upper and/or lower eyelids. There will be some patients for whom this technique is unlikely to achieve the desired result, in which case we may suggest either fractional laser or surgical blepharoplasty depending upon the individual issue.
Does a Plasma Lid-Lift hurt?
Not at all – we use local anaesthetic to the eyelid skin and the procedure is very comfortable. There is a slight smell as the skin is vaporised How long does a Plasma Lid-Lift take? Generally, this procedure takes 20-40 minutes depending upon the surface area to be treated. You are likely to be in the clinic for approximately one hour on your treatment day.
How much downtime is involved in a Plasma Lid- Lift?
The treatment is very much tailored to each individual and so downtimes can and will vary. In general, you should expect up to a week of mild swelling and up to 5-7 days of dotty scabbing, which can be covered with appropriate makeup if required after day 2. The skin can be tender for a few days whilst it is swollen. For some patients, there is a level of ongoing redness (erythema) of the treated skin for a few weeks.
How long does it take to see results?
Once the initial scabbing resolves, the skin will both look and feel smoother and more robust. However, as the treatment triggers collagen renewal within the skin, the end result will not be seen for up to 12 weeks.
What are the side effects of a Plasma Lid-Lift?
Medicine is not an exact science and as with any medical procedure there are some potential side effects of treatment, which can be minimised with correct patient selection and good technique. The expected side effects of a Plasma Lid-Lift are temporary redness and swelling of the eyelids, with some light scabbing in dots over the treatment area. There is the possibility of post-treatment skin infection, pigmentary changes and scarring, therefore it is important that all aftercare instructions are followed diligently.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, the results of each treatment are permanent in that we are physically removing small amounts of skin and tightening the overall area. It is important to note that Plasma Lid Lifting will not stop the onset of further ageing, and so the effects will gradually diminish over time as the eyelid area naturally becomes more saggy with age, as is also the case with a surgical blepharoplasty. Factors such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet and UV damage from sun exposure can all contribute to further ageing of the skin. Results are therefore expected to last 2-3 years, and the treatments can be repeated.
How many treatments are needed?
Sometimes we can achieve the desired result in one treatment and sometimes we need up to three treatments, which would be spaced 4-6 weeks apart. This varies depending on the amount of skin to be tightened/lifted, the thickness/heaviness of the the skin, and the amount of downtime that would be acceptable. We would discuss this with you at your initial planning consultation.