Gravity is an invisible force to be reckoned with. It pulls us toward each other and keeps us from floating away – but it also pulls all of the muscles in our face downward, resulting in the type of aging that no serums or creams can reverse. That’s why cosmetic surgery has become more popular than ever. But not everyone wants to go under the knife, trendy nonsurgical procedures like dermal fillers, PDO Thread Lifts, injectable neuromodulators and laser resurfacing are on the rise. Not all of these procedures are proven to deliver results that look natural. So, when it comes to the latest in soft surgery offerings, we are here to fill you in-pun intended.
Have you heard of Plasma Fibroblast lifting? It’s okay, you’re not the only one. Lately, we have been scrolling past a lot of before/after photos of plasma fibroblast therapy on the gram and it has us wondering what it does and why it’s trending.
What is Plasma Fibroblast Therapy?
It’s the latest non-surgical and non-invasive procedure on the market used to tighten and lift the skin in various areas of the face and body. A pen with a needle-like tip creates a high-frequency electric current that is used above the skin to create a controlled burn, or microinjury.
What does it do?
This stimulates the fibroblast and aids in collagen and elastin production resulting in natural skin firming, toning and lifting. Through encouraging tissue regeneration and tightening, it can help with fine lines and wrinkles such as smokers lines around the lips, nasolabial folds and crows feet, scars, atrophic scarring, uneven skin tone and texture, stretch marks, sun damage, age spots, sagging skin like jowls and hooded eyelids, skin tags and milia. It’s even used an alternative to lip fillers to achieve plumper lips.
How long does it last and what can I expect?
It is a relatively new technique so there are not many studies out there on its effectiveness. However, one study published in the Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Journal of Dermatology stated the effects are expected to stimulate fibroblast production for up to a year after treatment. There is an associated healing downtime after because there can be redness, swelling, and crusting of the area. This procedure does yield instant results and healing time can range from 3-6 weeks with final results around 12 weeks. Depending on the area that is treated results can be permanent but depending on expectations, it may take more than one or two treatments to get desired results.
How much does it cost?
Prices can vary depending on the area of your body that you want to treat, and also the competitive rates of the businesses offering the procedure. Tightening areas like the lip can start from $400. Larger areas like the belly can average around $1500 or more for a single treatment area.
If you decide to go with one of these treatments, it’s all about finding the one that will deliver natural results for you. Fibroblast therapy can be a great alternative for surgery but it does come with some downtime and risks. Gravity will continue to do its work but in this day and age it’s never been easier to modify your face and body to look younger. That makes it even more important to look for a certified technician and to do your research beforehand.