As we age, our skin does too. The supportive networks of fibres that were once abundant and flexible start to give way to an unwelcome laxity and looseness in our face and neck. Before we know it, we no longer recognize the person staring back at us in the mirror.
Until recently, surgical intervention like facelifts or liposuction was the only way to eliminate excess skin. Now, there’s non-invasive Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening. Ottawa Plastic Surgery is proud to be the first practice in Ottawa to offer this revolutionary no-downtime treatment that helps to revive natural levels of collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, and fibronectin needed for fresh, youthful looking skin.
What is Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening?
Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening is a cosmetic treatment that uses plasma, an ionized gas, to tighten skin non-surgically.
How does it work?
During the Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening treatment, an electric arc, also referred to as plasma flash, forms between the tip of the treatment handpiece and the patient’s skin. Through a process called sublimation—which turns a solid directly into gas—the targeted tissues are instantly tightened, without causing damage to surrounding areas or deeper skin layers. This tissue retraction and tightening gives results that are comparable to invasive surgery.
What does it treat?
Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening is able to treat a number of areas non-invasively, including:
What can I expect from a treatment?
Usually, Fibroblast treatments last approximately one hour. The treatment is virtually painless, requires no anesthesia, and there are no cuts or blood. While the treatment device itself never touches the skin, the plasma flash creates a tiny dot (carbon crusts) upon contact. These superficial dots, which form in a symmetrical grid over the treatment area, are part of the normal healing process, and will fall off 5-7 days post-treatment. Patients can return to their normal activities right away with minimal discomfort.
How many treatments are required?
Most patients achieve their desired results after just one treatment. However, depending on the area being treated, the skin’s laxity, and individual response to treatment, an additional treatment may be required after 6-8 weeks for maximum results.
How soon will I see results?
Most patients see results instantly, which continue to improve over the course of the following 8 weeks.
What results will I see?
Following Fibroblast treatments, patients will enjoy noticeably healthier, firmer skin for years to come. In fact, 90% of patients treated have reported improvements to wrinkles, fine lines, and puffiness, and 84% reported receiving compliments on their skin after treatment.