There’s lots of ways to tighten and improve the appearance of skin. There’s laser treatment, injections, and even more involved surgeries that can be done to beat back the clock and signs of aging in the skin. But one procedure, called fibroblast therapy, targets the protein producing cells in dermis layer of the skin. And it can be a great option for those looking for new ways to tackle aging skin.
The dermis is the second most layer of the skin, just below the outer most layer. This is where the collagen is located, and it plays an incredibly important role in helping wounds on the skin heal properly and maintaining firmness, tightness, and overall shape to your skin.
Fibroblast therapy utilizes the existing function of this portion of the skin to help solve for aging, sagging skin.
Below are some ways to best prepare yourself for your fibroblast appointment.
Steps to the Procedure
The general steps that go into a therapy session are these. First, the skin in the treatment area is cleaned and then applied with a topic anesthetic cream which generally takes about 30 minutes to reach its peak effectiveness. Next a plasma pen will be utilized to acutely treat the target area. This device creates arcs of microcurrent within the skin. After the numbing cream will be removed and cooling gel will be applied to minimize discomfort.
Preparing for Side Effects
Like anything, there are some compounding things that can happen as a result of the treatment, though most are mild. The most common side effects after a treatment are redness and swelling in the treatment area. You may have some pigmentation changes—either darkening or lighting in certain spots—and it’s not uncommon for skin to scab or peel.
Deciding If It’s Right for You
First, talk with your doctor if you’re considering getting fibroblast treatment so that someone with your entire medical history knows all the facts. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have certain allergies to topical anesthetics, have any existing skin infection, or are using isotretinoin currently for wrinkles or acne, you should not seek fibroblast treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
After the numbing agent has set in, the treatment itself will generally take around 30-40 minutes to perform with the whole procedure usually taking about an hour for normal treatment areas. But everyone is different and your treatment may be longer or shorter.
How long is the recovery time after treatment?
After treatment is complete it usually takes about a week for any scabbing to happen. After the scabs begin to fall off, it takes several weeks for your skin to fully heal and the effects to be noticeable. Some people see adequate benefit after one treatment while others may take several before results are obvious.
Talk to a Specialist about your options when it comes to fibroblast therapy and get started with tighter skin today!
Body Sculpting Spa in St Clair Shores MI is an excellent choice for Fibroblast skin tightening treatments. We have been helping people look and feel their best for years and Fibroblast is one of our specialties. As one of Michigan’s premier fat reduction and skin tightening centers, our services include coolSculpting and truSculpt iD, for shrinking and eliminating stubborn fat cells, thermismooth for wrinkle reduction, microneedling and more.
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