What is Fibroblast?
The Plasma Pen device works using the fourth state of matter, plasma, and the process of sublimation to create an electrical charge. Sublimation is the transition of a substance directly from the solid state to gas, without passing the liquid phase.
During this process, the plasma comes into contact with the skin’s surface, applying a direct heat, that is then transferred into the inner papillary layers of the skin, containing what is known as fibroblast cells – cells responsible for generating connective tissue, and allowing the skin to recover from injury or trauma. The heat energy emitted from the Plasma Pen, stimulates these fibroblast cells, creating contractions within the skin, forcing the skin to become tighter, and generate brand new skin cells. Essentially, by stimulating these fibroblast cells, the Plasma Pen is able to mimic, and hasten the process of cellular regeneration. The electrical impulses cause a controlled trauma on the skin’s surface,(the dots) and once the fibroblast cells are stimulated, they begin a process of restoring these cells. During the process by which these cells are restored, the newly formed skin is tighter, more toned, with a rejuvenated youthful look. In addition, this process of cellular regeneration, is able to stimulate the production of vital skincare compounds like collagen and elastin – helping the skin to grow softer, smoother, and blemish free with the youthful, elasticity that often disappears with age.
Fibroblast General Contraindications
- Must not be allergic to Lidocaine, Tetracaine, or Prilocaine which is used to numb the treatment area.
- If you have an Autoimmune disorder such as Lupus, MS, healing disorders, lymphatic drainage issues, or poor wound healing.
- It is not recommended to treat any areas affected by Rosacea, Psoriasis, Eczema, or Melasma.
- Uncontrolled diabetes or uncontrolled high blood pressure.
- If you are susceptible to hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation.
- History of hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation.
- Pacemaker/Defibrillator or other medical device with an electrical current.
- Epilepsy- Must be compliant with medication & no seizure within the past 2 years.
- History of cancer or have had chemotherapy in the past 5 years.
- If you are taking blood thinners, Antabuse.
- Mental implants/plates.
- If you are pregnant.
- If you are breastfeeding, you must wait 6 months post breastfeeding to have treatment (due to higher risk of hyperpigmentation from increased hormone levels).
- This treatment is only recommended on light-medium skin tones. It is not recommended on anyone with skin tone 5 or darker on the Fitzpatrick scale.
- You must not display Herpes Simplex Virus (Cold Sores/Fever Blisters). You must reschedule your appointment if you are experiencing an outbreak. You have experienced Herpes Simplex in the past. You must see your doctor & obtain a prescription for Valtrex & begin taking it 3 days before treatment and for 4 days following.