Fibroblast Skin Tightening
As our skin ages, the fibres supporting facial features become looser as levels of fibronectin, collagen and hyaluronic acid reduce, an effect that is reflected in facial appearance. Fibroblast skin tightening is a nonsurgical treatment that helps rejuvenate natural levels of fibronectin, hyaluronic acid and collagen, creating fresher and more youthful-looking skin.
What Is Fibroblast Skin Tightening?
Fibroblast skin tightening uses an ionised gas to tighten skin nonsurgically. During treatment, our dentist uses a special handpiece that produces a plasma flash or an electric arc creating a process called sublimation, turning a solid into a gas. The plasma flash or pulse delivers energy to the skin, created by passing radiofrequency through nitrogen gas. The pulse superficially damages the outer layers of skin which encourage increased production of collagen and elastin. Consequently, the skin grows back healthier and smoother than before. The handpiece allows us to target facial areas precisely so they are instantly tightened without damaging deeper skin layers or surrounding areas.
Which Areas Can Be Treated by Fibroblast Skin Tightening?
Treatment is suitable for several areas including forehead lines and frown lines, crow’s feet around your eyes, as well as your upper eyelids, lines underneath your eyes or eye bags. It can also be useful in treating nasolabial folds, smile lines and worry lines, and skin that is sagging.
What to Expect During Treatment?
Treatment is virtually painless, and you won’t need any anaesthetic, and it lasts approximately an hour. There is no downtime and you can return to your normal activities straight away. The handpiece never touches your skin but the plasma flash it produces creates a tiny dot when it contacts your skin. These dots are superficial and are part of the process of skin rejuvenation. The dots fall off a few days after treatment. Some people find they achieve excellent results after just one treatment, but individuals can respond differently so you may need more than one treatment to get the desired outcome.