What is Fibroblast Skin Tightening? Fibroblast Skin Tightening (also called Plasma Skin Tightening) is a low-risk, minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment that eliminates excessive or sagging skin and improves the tone and texture of the skin. It is a less expensive and safer alternative to invasive cosmetic surgeries (such as eye lifts, brow lift or tummy tucks), but it's just as effective with much less downtime. Fibroblast Skin Tightening can also be used to remove skin tags and improve the appearance of stretch marks and acne scars. Although Fibroblast Skin Tightening is not surgery, it delivers similar results. It’s a win-win-win (cheaper, safer, less downtime) over plastic surgery. Amy Grossman has been trained by Fibroblast USA. This treatment has been popular in Europe but it’s only recently begun to catch on in the USA.
How Does FibroBlast Skin Tightening Work? Plasma is one of the states of matter (the others being gas, liquids and solids). During a Skin Tightening treatment, plasma is created by electricity generated by an extremely accurate hand-held device that ionizes with oxygen and nitrogen in the air to create an electrical arc. Think of this electrical arc as being like a lightning bolt. When this lightning bolt hits the skin, it vaporizes liquid in the skin at the point of contact. The area around that point of contact tightens and shrinks. This is how Skin Tightening works to lift the skin. It also removes damaged epidermal cells and stimulates the fibroblasts in your skin to produce new collagen.
Who is this treatment for? Fibroblast Skin Tightening is very effective in treating several skincare issues. You would be a good candidate for this procedure if you are concerned about:
Baggy lower eyelids
Excessive upper eyelid skin/Hooded eyelids
Sagging jowl and neck skin
Scars, including acne scars
Loose stomach skin
Deep line and wrinkles around the mouth
Deep line and wrinkles on forehead and face
Neck and decolletage (upper chest area)
This treatment should not be used on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Fibroblast Skin Tightening works best on light-medium skin tones. Very dark skin tones sometimes experience hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots) following treatment. What can I expect? On the day before your appointment, Amy recommends no alcohol, aspirin or omega fatty acids. A numbing agent will be applied to the areas that will be treated. Amy will use the hand-held device on the targeted area. You may feel some heat, which may be uncomfortable and slightly irritating. Immediately after treatment, the area will be red and mildly swollen with some discoloration (tiny brown marks that look like scabs), however many clients will see results immediately. The area may feel like it’s been sunburned, this feeling may last a few hours post-treatment, and the swelling may intensify and last up to 2-3 days. The eye area usually experiences the most swelling. All side effects should subside within 5 -12 days depending on the individual and area treated and the results will also improve over the course of 6 weeks. Amy will provide you with aftercare instruction to ensure best results. For most people, driving immediately after the treatment is fine. However, if your eye area was treated, it may be best to come with someone that can drive you afterward. How long is the treatment? This procedure usually takes 10-40 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and length of time for numbing. How often should I get this treatment? The results are very similar to cosmetic surgery and should be just as long-lasting. However, like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of are not 100% permanent. The number of treatments required will vary according to the area being treated, the desired results and the individual’s response to the treatment. Most people only need one treatment, but some may benefit from an additional treatment after 6-8 weeks for maximum results. It is very uncommon to need more than two treatments.
Results vary based on age, current skin condition, depth of wrinkle and overall health. Results can last up to 2 years. Some clients will need a second treatment.
Clients receive aftercare products and for best results clients need to follow proper at home care.
eyes (includes upper, lower and crows feet) $300 Upper eyelid only $150 Lower lid only $150 Crows Feet only $150 Upper Lip only $150 Full mouth area (upper lip, bottom lip and surrounding area $250 Under chin only $150 Full neck $300+ Forehead and glybella (area between eyebrows) $200 Jowls $250 Stomach tightening $600 Second treatments if needed on all areas is $100 can be performed 6-8 weeks after 1st treatment