Plasma fibroblast therapy targets fibroblasts. These are the collagen and protein-producing cells in the dermis, the layer of skin just below your outermost skin layer. Fibroblasts play an important role in helping skin wounds heal as well as maintaining skin firmness and tightness.
Plasma fibroblast therapy uses a pen-like device that discharges a high-frequency electric current to small areas of the skin, leaving a dotty appearance that heals and flakes off between 3 to 7 days after treatment. The plasma tip doesn’t directly touch the skin, but instead releases a targeted current just above the skin. The hot current creates small holes, or micro-injuries, in the skin’s layer.
Fibroblast skin tightening breaks down proteins in your skin, encouraging tissue regeneration and stimulating fibroblast activity for up to one year. These effects create marked tissue tightening and lifting. According to a 2019 article published in the PMFA (Plastic & Maxillo-Facial Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine) journal, the thermal disruption, or heat damage, from plasma fibroblast therapy:
Results are comparable to a surgical facelift at a fraction of the risk to patient and much less cost. Most people see benefits from one treatment, while others may require three treatments before they see results.