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What Exactly Are Plasma Facelifts and How Do They Work

by PlasmaPenUSAJul 13,2022Plasma Pen™ Guide


Regarding facial aesthetics, Fibroblast Plasma Therapy is a new skin tightening procedure generating a lot of buzz in the medical aesthetics industry. It delivers tiny arcs of plasma created by an electrical discharge via a “plasma pen” to the skin, ablating the surface and tightening the underlying tissue. It is a topical plasma facelift and is minimal- to non-invasive.

Unlike a typical light or other energy-based skin tightening treatment where a large area of skin is treated with each firing, a Fibroblast Plasma Therapy treatment only affects tiny pin-points of tissue with each firing. The whole treatment is then performed by repeatedly applying the pen in a grid pattern over the treatment area.

In short, Fibroblast Plasma Therapy works by sending an energy burst into the skin to eliminate wrinkles. Is it a medical treatment? Every state that has investigated this issue has found that other energy skin tightening devices are indeed medical treatments, so before administering the treatment, ensure a licensed professional performs a careful examination, and if anyone other than a doctor administers the procedure, make sure a proper delegation is in place.

Since this recent medical innovation tends to move faster than regulation, it’s sometimes difficult to determine safety measures when new treatment emerges. But, we can already gather what we know about similar treatments and technologies to determine the most prudent course of action even as governing bodies are finalising their rulings. 

So first, let us examine what this technology is about to treat patients better as we answer the following questions:

What Is Plasma?

Plasma is a hot, ionised gas that you see when an arc welder creates an arc. It’s also what you see in lightning. In our industry, we’ve managed to miniaturise this gas and precisely apply it as a face and body treatment. It’s truly remarkable!

What Is Fibroblast?

Fibroblasts are cells that manufacture and maintain connective tissue, the structural framework that supports the organs of all animals. Fibroblasts secrete fibrous proteins and ground substances, forming the extracellular matrix that is the basis of connective tissue. The ground substance consists of varying amounts of water and specialised molecules that determine how firm or soft the extracellular matrix will be. 

Thus, fibroblasts give connective tissue its strength, form, and the ability to adhere to other tissue types. Fibroblast is vital in collagen productivity and wound healing.

How Does a Plasma Facelift, et al., Happen?

A fibroblast/Plasma Pen transforms normal electrical energy (think AC or DC ) into electrostatic energy, creating nitrogen plasma, which is then discharged and focused between two electrodes at the end of a Plasma pen or wand. 

In the middle of the two electrodes is a dielectric barrier, which provides a surface for an ionised plasma to form (a nitrogen gas), which flashes about 1 mm from the skin surface. The plasma created at the pen’s tip is controlled and can be sustained for several minutes, however it is only held for less than a second above the skin for optimum skin tightening. 

Several safety precautions are built to stop the output if you touch the pen or put too much distance between your skin and the pen.

In Closing

Provide customers with the wonders of a plasma facelift with PlasmaPen today! We are the leading experts in this technology and provide customers with state-of-the-art devices and training to use them properly. Buy and register now through our website!

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