What is a Plasma Fibroblasting


As a professional, I always try to keep up with technology, and one of the newest device treatments is called a Fibroblast or Plasma Pen treatment. So here’s the low-down on these devices and all the dirty details about how to get a safe, legitimate treatment (also whether or not it might be safe for YOU!) Make sure you read all the way to the bottom about scary versions of this technology!

Plasma, as in blood?

Not in this case. Plasma is a gas made up of positively charged ions from the air. It’s generally created through a cloud of gas (mostly nitrogen) that is magnetized into a beam transmitted from the device. Picture those fun electric balls you have seen as a kid and how it jumps from the base to your finger as you touch the glass.

Electric energy converts gas from the air into “diatomic molecular nitrogen,” mostly oxygen and nitrogen. It is then transmitted to the skin’s surface in a non-contact way. It literally will not fire if it’s too far away or if it touches the skin.

Plasma heats and disrupts all the way down to your dermal layer of skin to create micro-trauma to the tissue. The surface is lightly ablated with a “fanning” technique, at which  time the technician creates the little dots in the tissue. Those dots are tiny blood clots with a small scab over the top, which means that unlike with CO2, the tissue is completed closed. This prevents the likelihood of infection risks, making it safer even than Microneedling.

This damage especially targets the “fibroblasts” in the inner part of your dermis. I know, lots of biology here… but keep reading!

It is a much more predictable result that ablative lasers, and it doesn’t create unnecessary damage. Fibroblast services truly targets the tissue that needs repair and takes care of it. They are also far less risky because the tissue is closed immediately so there’s less chance of infection or permanent damage.

It also has:

  • Less risk of hyperpigmentation than ablative lasers

  • Significantly less downtime

  • Equal or greater results

  • Shorter window of sun sensitivity than many lasers

  • No blood, no open wounds

  • Rapid healing time

  • Average result holds 3 years

  • Unfortunatley, it is not for everyone, but have no fear there are many treatments that are.

  • No treatment on a port wine stain or birthmark

  • Breastfeeding

  • If you are a Fitzpatrick Skin Type V or VI

  • Hemophiliacs

  • Hepatitis/HIV/AIDS

  • If you hyperpigment/hypopigment easily

  • Lupus

  • Epileptics

  • If you’ve ever had Gold Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Pregnancy

  • Hypertrophic or Keloid Scarring occurs

  • No eye treatments if you have Retinal Detachment

  • Vitilago

  • Currently using Accutane, Cortosteroids, Blood Thinners, Antabuse

Before any treatment can be performed, a 30 minute consultation must be scheduled at a fee of $75, which will be credited to your bill at the end of the treatment. Please schedule your consultation online for your convenience.

Why do I want this treatment?

How does it outperform CO2 or Ablative Lasers?

Who can NOT have this treatment?

The Knock Offs

There are a TON of Chinese production knock offs of this device. They are very, very cheaply made. They are purchased online and come with little-to-no training. Additionally, they are unreliable and can cause serious and sometimes PERMANENT damage to your skin. It is CRITICAL when scheduling this service that you get the answer to the question: What brand of pen are you using?

What can go wrong with the knock offs?

The technician is UNTRAINED and drilling holes in your skin. That alone is the scariest thought.

They can put the holes too close together, causing a risk of wounds and sores and open tissue that’s unprotected. This can lead to infection! They can put the holes too far apart or not in the right spots making your downtime a waste and leaving you with very little result for your treatment. They can create the spots at too short OR too long an interval, creating permanent damage or again making it ineffective.

The scariest stuff happens if they don’t know who SHOULDN’T be treated. You can have permanent damage like:

  • Infection in the tissue

  • Keloid scarring

  • Permanent brown dots in the area

  • Tissue scarring

  • Permanent pink dots in the area

  • Excessive bleeding

  • Permanent white dots in the area

Plasma Pen

This is a live shot of Tennille performing the Plasma Lift treatment on the jowls.