Plasma fibroblast therapy is perfect for getting rid of crow’s feet, wrinkles and lines as well as for those who want a firmer, tighter look not just specifically on their face, but any point on their body where there may be excess skin or signs of ageing.
Traditionally, crow’s feet were treated with anti-wrinkle injections. However, this doesn’t address the lack of collagen so one way to deal with the problem is to use a light amount of the muscle relaxation so the area still has movement, and add a little collagen into the skin using dermal filler injections.
For those not ready for injectables, a non-surgical method such as plasma fibroblast therapy effectively tightens the skin in that sensitive area while it works to promote collagen production, giving it a smoother and firmer texture in just one session.
Co founder Dr Aamer Khan says: “We are constantly asked whether we can remove crow’s feet and wrinkles and lift and tighten the eyelids at the same time.
“Treating the delicate skin around the eye requires a sensitive approach. It’s 40% thinner than the rest of our face and we all know that our eyes are one of the first areas to show the signs of ageing.
“A combination of loss of skin elasticity and collagen, and skin movement are the main causes of crow’s feet. As we age, our skin loses elastin (its stretch) and collagen (its plumpness), but sun damage, free radicals and hormone changes elevate this.”
Treatment is delivered using a plasma pen – a precision device fitted with a metal applicator tip to enable the transfer of energy to the skin.
The pen does not come into contact with the skin but instead transfers energy through small electrical currents, creating plasma spots and contracting the skin in the targeted area.
These spots appear as tiny injuries which simultaneously cause thermal disruption to the fibroblast cells underneath, which then dries the spots and leads them to fall off after around a week. All the while giving a more youthful look by tightening loose skin and wrinkles and stimulating collagen production.
Most commonly plasma fibroblast is used in the area around the eyelids, though it can be used to treat skin imperfections such as skin tags and sunspots as well as to improve the look of scars, especially acne scars.
Loose skin on the abdomen caused by pregnancy is another popular use, while nasolabial folds and laughter lines around the mouth area can be effectively combated. Even excess skin on the knee caps, jowls and neck can benefit from plasma fibroblast treatment.
Fibroblast is one of the quickest and most effective ways to smooth out any areas of the face or body which suffer from fine lines, wrinkles or sagging. Downtime is minimal at around a week compared to surgery which has a healing period of 6-8 weeks.
Only one treatment is required for most people, with one or two post-treatments perhaps necessary according to the area treated or condition of the individual.
Generally, the results of plasma fibroblast therapy are instant and permanent, and improve over a period of several weeks where the effect becomes much more noticeable. However, it does not prevent future ageing signs which may develop in later years.