Fibroblast Treatment

Fibroblast Treatment

Fibroblast is the only cosmetic treatment to use plasma to reduce the volume of excess skin. Low risk, minimal downtime and more affordable than surgery. Fibroblast Treatment is known for it's success with Non-Surgical Eye Lifts, Tummy Tightening, Neck Tightening and so much more.

HOW DOES FIBROBLAST TREATMENT WORK?

Fibroblast is a relatively new innovation in the beauty industry in Australia but has been used for a number of years in Europe. The extremely accurate hand-held device works by utilizing the voltage in the air between its tip and the natural gasses emitted from our skin, to form a plasma charge. A small electrical arc is created and instantly shrinks the targeted skin.  The tissues retract and tighten giving you more youthful looking skin.

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WHAT IS IT USED TO TREAT?

Fibroblast is able to treat a number of imperfections without any actual cutting of the skin. It can be used for:

  • Eyelid Tightening, including under eyes and excess upper eyelid skin.
  • fibroblast lip flip
  • Skin imperfections, including skin tags and sunspots, age spots.
  • Improvement in the appearance of acne scars
  • Tightening loose stomach skin after pregnancy.
  • Lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
  • Jowls and Neck Tightening.
  • Knee Caps and Under Arms
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HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

As Fibroblast is more than a simple tightening treatment (skin volume is actually reduced), the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery. Like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of fibroblast are not entirely permanent as it does not stop any further ageing, but the positive results should last yearsdepending on the area treated. The positive effects of treatment will be noticeable immediately after the first treatment, but the final results will be seen after 8 weeks. For some, an additional treatment may be required after 8 weeks for maximum results. Additionally, there are lifestyle factors that can prevent the result from lasting as long as they can, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and prolonged sun exposure.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?

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 achieve better results. Appointments must be spaced out by 8 weeks.

WHAT TO EXPECT-SIDE EFFECTS AND RISKS

Fibroblast has been shown to be a safe treatment due to its non-invasive nature when done by a fully certified technician. Still the majority of clients are likely to experience some minor side effects in the 7-10 days following treatment.

There will be small carbon crusts (little polkadots) in the treated area that will last 7-10 days before naturally lifting, revealing new pink skin beneath. Swelling in the eye area is to be expected for a few days following an upper eyelid treatment. To avoid any more serious side effects such as hyperpigmentation, follow the aftercare recommendations given to you by your technician.

WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE?

  • The client should be in good health at the time of the appointment, with no pre-existing health conditions. If the client displays signs of cold or flu the treatment should be rescheduled.
  • Clients skin should not be inflamed in the area we are treating prior to procedure.
  • Clients prone to keloid scars are not ideal candidates.
  • Clients with diabetes, healing disorders or lymphatic draining issues should not undergo treatment.
  • Clients with a sunburn/suntan should postpone treatment.
  • Clients who have a history of Hyperpigmentation/Hypopigmentation are not ideal candidates.
  • The client must not display any tanning at the time of the treatment.
  • The client must not display herpes simplex (cold sores when working in the lip area) It is recommended they consult with their medical Doctor and begin taking the prescription Valtrex 3 days prior to treatment and 4 days following treatment.
  • If the client wears a pacemaker avoid treatment with electrical arcing.
  • Clients who are pregnant or nursing are not ideal candidates.
  • Clients should have eyelash extensions REMOVED prior to eye lift treatment.
  • This treatment is only recommended on Fitzpatrick Scales 1-3.

Fibroblast Treatment is not advised for those with very dark skin. This is because there is a higher risk of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots) following treatment.

DAY OF TREATMENT:

On the treatment day, it is recommended that no make-up is worn on the treatment area. You may take an anti-histamine 30 minutes prior to your appointment to help with swelling and continue to take anti-histamines for 2-3 days following your appointment.

A numbing agent is applied and left to take effect for up to 30 minutes. When the treatment area is sufficiently numb, the session begins with multiple connections of the fibroblast tip, spaced closely together. You may feel some heat in the treatment area, which may be uncomfortable and slightly irritating. Treatment time is usually between 10-40 minutes, depending on the size of the area.

Immediately after treatment the area may be red and mildly swollen with small carbon crusts (spots). You may experience a sensation similar to a sun burn which will likely last a few hours. Swelling may intensify over the following few hours and more so when eyes are treated and may last 2-3 days. The carbon crusts will lift within 5 -12 days depending on the individual and area treated. Results gradually improve over the course of the following 8 weeks.

Following treatment you will be given thorough aftercare instructions to ensure that you see the best results. . In the week following treatment (or until the treatment area has fully healed) an exfoliating wash or cleanser should not be used. Instead opt for a pH balanced soap (dove), and avoid rubbing the area.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Clients should be in good health at the time of the appointment, with no preexisting health conditions. If the client displays signs of cold or flu the treatment should be rescheduled.

Clients skin should not be inflamed in the area we are treating prior to procedure.

Clients prone to keloid scars are not ideal candidates.

Clients with diabetes, healing disorders or lymphatic draining issues should not undergo treatment.

Clients with a sunburn/sun tan should postpone treatment.

Clients who have a history of Hyperpigmentation are not ideal candidates.

Clients must not display any tanning at the time of the treatment.

Clients must not display Herpes Simplex Virus (Cold sores/Fever blisters). You will need to reschedule your appointment if you are experiencing an outbreak. If you have experienced Herpes Simplex Virus (Cold sores/Fever blisters) in the past you must see your Medical Doctor and obtain a prescription for Valtrex and begin taking it 3 days before treatment and for 4 days following treatment. (This applies for treatments surrounding the lip area only) Not for clients with pace makers.

Not for clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Clients with Eyelash extensions receiving upper or lower eyelid treatment must have lashes removed prior to treatment and reapplied after 8 weeks.

COST OF TREATMENT:

Fibroblast Treatment is certainly more affordable than cosmetic surgery and the prices of treatment depends on the area treated. When comparing a treatment to the cost of surgery. For exact pricing please contact our office.

Aftercare:

In general, aftercare is much more important than the way in which the aesthetic treatment is performed..

This not only applies to equipment that generates electric arcs, but also to lasers, cosmetic peels and other aesthetic treatments. This is simply because if the area is not kept clean, the likelihood of developing an infection increases. In this section, you will learn about the main points of aftercare, the type of antiseptic that will be used, the optional soothing treatments and warnings.

The Post treatment to any of the aesthetic treatments described in this website is very simple:

Most importantly the area you treated must be kept clean in order to avoid infections until the part has recovered completely (i.e. the scabs have formed and fallen off by themselves or the peeling effect has ended). This occurs within 10 days from the aesthetic treatment. This alone will suffice as after-care. All other aftercare treatments are not strictly required as the body will naturally take care of the healing process.

It is also important to avoid exposing the treated area directly to the sun for at least 2 to 3 months after the aesthetic procedures. Broad Spectrum Sun Screen must be applied every day on the area treated. Although the likelihood of hyperpigmentation is low cannot be completely eliminated and it is exacerbated by excessive sun exposure too early, even while using total sunscreen.

Aftercare main points

After aesthetic treatments using lasers, electrical arcs, or professional cosmetic peels: Keep the area clean and avoid infections until the scabs have formed.

If they form, do not pick the scabs and let them fall off by themselves. If the old skin layer is peeling off not to force it off on purpose. Do not apply any make-up (even mineral) until the scabbing or peeling effect has ended and /or any scabs which might have formed have fallen off by themselves.

Do not apply any plasters on the treated areas as doing so can delay the natural healing process and increase the likelihood of undesired effects. Avoid sun exposure and wear broad-spectrum sunblock on the treated area. This has to be done after any scabs which might have formed, have fallen off by themselves. Please note that despite the fact that the appropriate sunblock has been worn direct exposure to intense light sources must be avoided in any case of 3 months after the last treatment.

Antiseptic, Benzalkonium Chloride Solutions.

The use of any flammable and alcohol-based antiseptics are strictly forbidden during the use of electrical arcing for aesthetic purposes, this is because flammable antiseptic can ignite during the treatment, therefore, causing various hazards. Also, the type of antiseptic used for the after-care has to be fit for purpose. Some antiseptics are too aggressive hence not suitable as after-care products after the use of electrical arcing for aesthetic purposes.

Benzalkonium chloride:

Why is it important to use antiseptics regularly after these treatments? Although the aesthetic treatment has been carried out correctly, and the area is virtually free from a real likelihood of infections at the time of the treatment, the area will be subject to atmospheric agents and in contact with non-sterile garments while recovering. While the client will have to make sure that all unnecessary infection hazards are avoided, some degree of contact with non-sterile objects or garments can sometimes be unavoidable. Therefore the treated area should be cleaned periodically with an appropriate antiseptic until the scabs will have formed.

Benzalkonium chloride solutions have been shown to be not only effective but leading to the best results if used appropriately. The recommended active ingredient in the antiseptic to be used for these types of aesthetic treatments is Benzalkonium chloride. Antiseptic solutions containing Benzalkonium Chloride are widely available on the market. The concentrations are usually between 0.17% to 0.2%. In the UK these types of antiseptics can be found at any chemist, the most common brand is Dettol Antiseptic Wash 0.198%. This products or equivalent custom solutions should be used to clean the treated area in the morning, early afternoon and evening before going to sleep. No other types of antiseptics should be used. If alcohol-based or other antiseptics are used then there could be some increased likelihood of undesired effects.

Wash the treated area twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime using the Benzalkonium Chloride solution. Increase the number of washes if necessary. Remember to dry very gently without rubbing the area, using a very clean towel (preferably sterile dressing). Do not apply occlusion using plasters of any type (do not bandage the area).

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Optional soothing treatment.

Apply the appropriate soothing product immediately after you have finished the treatment. Please note that the main application of the soothing products is eyelid tightening. This will minimise the perceived downtime by minimising the swelling.

For all other aesthetic applications of Voltaic Arcing, this is not strictly necessary and do not show any significant benefits. After all significant swelling only appears after eyelid tightening and not after the other aesthetic treatments possible with electrical arcing. For this reason, the use of soothing products should be avoided in all other aesthetic treatments and be only used for eyelid tightening. (If you have performed skin tightening, do not remove the carbon residues intentionally).

Warnings

If infections are contracted soon after the treatment they could increase the likelihood of scarring. Picking the scabs can cause scars and/or hypo-pigmentation.

The more the client is exposed to sunlight including other artificial light sources (even while wearing Broad Spectrum Sunblock) the higher the risks of hyper-pigmentation.

Wearing camouflage make-up or any other type of makeup before the area has recovered can result in delayed recovery, hypo-pigmentation and increase the risks of infections and hence scarring.

→ During the recovery period, while the scabbing is still to form, there is a general temptation of using cover up make up, or any makeup to resume the normal day to day activities immediately.

→ One of the main problems of makeup is the fact that makeup products are not meant to be sterile. Therefore the use of non-sterile products in an area that is still recovering from an aesthetic procedure will increase the likelihood of infections which may eventually result in scarring Do NOT apply any plasters to cover the treated area. Do not use antibiotic products as means of preventing infections. The use of antibiotic products as means of prevention is not recommended by the wider scientific community because it can increase future bacterial resistance. To not use any medicinal products during the aftercare unless prescribed by a medical practitioner.

The use of any type of aftercare products not recommended by Areton Ltd may not be fit for purpose, and hence increase the likelihood of undesired effects. Therefore if in doubt do not use any drugs, cosmetics healing balms etc.

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