At BARE Beauty Spatique, we offer a variety of Fibroblast services that target specific areas of the face. Our goal is to enhance your facial skin through non-invasive tightening and collagen production treatments. Be assured that our services are delivered by certified technicians to help you feel comfortable throughout the process, as we help you look and feel better.
What kind of fibroblast pen tool do you use?
At Bare, we use the Korean Plamere Plasma Pro Fibroblast Pen, the only medical grade plasma pen approved in the USA by the FDA. The Plamere Pro Pen creates plasma using its internal plasma generator and is less likely to burn skin than other pens. Bare is one of the very few places in the US that uses this pen.
What are side effects and risks of fibroblast?
Fibroblast has been shown to be a safe treatment due to its non-invasive nature when done by a fully certified technician. You may resume most activities immediately after any treatment, but you may not look your best during the healing process (usually 5 to 10 days). Please plan to have swelling for up to 5 days and carbon crust dots on your face for around 4 - 10 days (average of 5 -7 days).
You are very likely to see tightening and lifting immediately at the time of the treatment, especially if you have a lot of crepe-like skin. New collagen production starts at week 4 and weeks 6-8 tend to produce the most tightening.
It takes a minimum of 12 weeks to see results though you may still get improvements to the area for up to 6 months. In some cases, the skin may be faintly pink or faintly textured for several weeks but will continue to slowly fade daily.
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments required will vary according to the area being treated, skin's laxity, the desired degree of correction and the individual’s response to the treatment. Most clients see results instantly and this continues to improve over the course of the following 8 - 12 weeks. Further treatments can be carried out to achieve better results. Areas may be retreated every 3 months.
What add-on treatments are available for fibroblast at face?
The additional treatments include a 30-minute course of red LED light therapy ($60) and/or powerful stem cell medicine ($100). Clients have the option to add one or both add-ons immediately after their treatment. Both are recommended to quicken healing time and to optimize results but are not necessary.
In the case of the powerful stem cell medicine, 0.17 fluid ounces of pure stem cell serum is rubbed into the tiny open micro wounds immediately after the treatment in the short window of time before the carbon crusts begin to form. The stem cells then communicate directly with the wounded cells giving them robust information on how to best heal using the quickest route.
Clients can add a 30-minute course of red LED light therapy ($60) immediately after their treatment. I recommended it to quicken healing time and to optimize results.
The 30-minute red LED light therapy (640 nm, 1 - 6 mm penetration depth) treatment provides extra support for your body to produce collagen, support product penetration, heal and repair tissue repair. The light therapy produces a biochemical effect in cells that strengthens the mitochondria.
The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell — the source of the cell’s energy creation. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the energy-carrying molecule of all living things. By increasing the function of the mitochondria using red light therapy, a cell can make more ATP. With more energy, cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves, and repair damage.
How do I prepare for a fibroblast treatment?
It is recommended to discontinue the use of any Glycolic Acids, AHA and/or Retinol skincare products for 4 weeks prior to treatment. Come with a clean face if possible. Let us know about any recent medical conditions and medications taken. Mention any surgeries or aesthetic procedures performed currently on your skin.
Does fibroblast hurt?
Fibroblast is non-surgical treatment with moderate discomfort or pain reported by clients. Sensation varies both person to person and treatment area to area. Topical cream is applied to numb treated area prior to procedure. Some have reported that the discomfort is like that of an IPL treatment or tattoo during the treatment and like a sunburn after treatment. Immediately after the treatment the skin will be reddened and lightly swollen. Swelling will usually last up to 4 days. Slight redness and tenderness may remain for several weeks. During the procedure carbon crusts will form on the skin directly where Fibroblast tool was applied. Crusts should not be touched.
Can I use cosmetics while healing from fibroblast?
For at least 5 - 7 days afterwards, the treated skin area will be covered with carbon crusts. They should not be rubbed off therefore it is necessary to avoid any moisturizing creams or cosmetics in this period. After crusts fall off on their own, you may use both cosmetics and healing sunscreens.
Can fibroblast eliminate the need for Botox?
Yes, absolutely! Static wrinkles and lines can be eliminated. Dynamic wrinkles can be lessened dramatically. Additionally, as the treatment happens, the change in the skin is visible right away so treatment areas can easily be evened out.
Who is a good candidate for fibroblast?
Ideal candidates for this cosmetic procedure are those with lax, crepe-like skin around the targeted area. This treatment is only recommended on light-medium skin tones (Fitzpatrick Scale 1-3 or 4). Persons who are a Fitzpatrick 4 are advised to do a patch test in the area first and then wait the full healing period of 3 months. Anyone with a darker complexion is at risk for hyperpigmentation.
If you are prone to keloid scars, have diabetes, a healing disorder or lymphatic draining issues, history of hyperpigmentation, wear a pacemaker, pregnant or are breastfeeding, then it is not right for you. Fibroblast cannot be performed on skin areas with rosacea or other skin inflammation.
What areas of the face does fibroblast treat?
Upper face & eyes: forehead, upper & lower eyelids, lower eye lines, crow’s feet, brow lifts, glabella/frown lines/elevens, before ear lines, noses
Mouth: upper lips, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, smoker lines
Lower face & neck: jaw, jowls, cheeks, neck
Body: tummy, arms/bingo wings/bat wings, stretch marks, knees, hands, breasts
How long do fibroblast effects last?
As fibroblast reduces skin volume, effects should last as long as invasive surgery. Like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, effects are not entirely permanent as it cannot prevent further aging, but positive results should last years, depending on the area treated. You will notice positive effects immediately after the first treatment but will see final results after 8 weeks. For some, an additional treatment may be required after 3 months for maximum results. Lifestyle factors can shorten the effects, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and prolonged sun exposure.
How long is a fibroblast procedure?
Numbing cream will first be applied to the treatment area, and it will take 45 minutes for anesthetic to take effect. After numbing, most procedures take in between 40 minutes and 3.5 hours, depending on area and the size of the treated area. Most appointments average 1 1/2 hours. Check HERE for an outline of each area and procedure time.
Fibroblast (Plasma Skin Tightening) is not suitable for everyone. If you are considering Plasma Skin Tightening, you should be in good health at the time of the appointment, with no pre-existing health conditions. Ideal candidates for this cosmetic procedure are those with fair to medium skin tones with lax, crepe-like skin around the eyes, neck, tummy, mouth, or targeted area for the treatment. Fibroblast will not affect fat cells. A good candidate must not be prone to keloid scars, have diabetes, a healing disorder, lymphatic draining issues, history of hyperpigmentation, wear a pacemaker, be pregnant or be breastfeeding.
This treatment is only recommended on light-medium dark skin tones (Fitzpatrick Scale 1-3 and sometimes 4/5). If you are a number 3/4/5, you may be more prone to hyper-pigmentation, which is not necessarily permanent. People with number 3, 4 and 5 complexions are recommended to get a patch test in desired treatment area(s) to see how your skin responds. Anyone with a darker complexion (6) is at risk for hyperpigmentation. Regardless of your Fitzpatrick Skin Type or if you are not sure if you are prone to hyperpigmentation, a patch test is recommended for everyone as hyperpigmentation and/or texture can be a risk for everyone.
**If you are displaying signs of a cold, the flu or cold sores/fever blisters/herpes, please reschedule. **
Contact lenses must be removed when performing treatment on the upper eyelids. Skin should not be inflamed in the area we are treating prior to procedure. If you have a sunburn/suntan, the treatment should be postponed for up to 8 weeks or until tan/burn signs disappear. Eyelash extensions receiving upper or lower eyelid treatment MUST have lashes removed prior to treatment, they can be reapplied after 8 weeks.
Refrain from using topical agents that may increase sensitivity of the skin 2 -3 days before treatment. These products include Retinoids, Exfoliants and/or exfoliating devices, Salicylic washes and toners, products containing AHA and BHA’s, and Hydroquinone.
Depending on laxity and desired results, you may want to have multiple treatments on the same area. Areas may be treated every 3 months to let the collagen heal and turn over.
In preparation for Plasma Fibroblast, consider collecting a few items to help your recovery and/or to maximize your treatment.
Plasma Fibroblast Supplements for Healing:
- Vitamin C*
- L-lysine for collagen production*
- Collagen Supplements* or collagen-rich diet
Plasma Fibroblast Accessories & Products for Face:
- Mild, unscented, alcohol free cleanser (ex-ZAQ Organic Purifying Gel *)
- Wide brimmed hat(s)*
- Large Sunglasses
- Full face visor with UV protection
- UV protection face masks
- Ice packs, ice masks & rollers*
- LED light therapy device*
Plasma Fibroblast Accessories & Products for Body:
- UV protection rash guard
- UV arm covers.
- Self-Grip Athletic
Tape/Bandage that will not stick to skin for areas that experience a lot of friction like arms and above the knees.
- Ice packs & rollers*
- LED light therapy device (UV free) * Remember to hover over the skin with this device before the dots fall. It is fine to directly touch the skin after dots fall.
Plasma Fibroblast Discomfort Management (typically only needed for 2-3 days):
- Broad spectrum CBD oil with most of the cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, CBN without (psychoactive) THC
- Aquaphor to protect dots if falling prematurely.
Plasma Fibroblast Sunscreen for Face & Body (only used AFTER dots fall off):
- Broad spectrum SPF 50 +* (ex- Cosmedix *)
Plasma Fibroblast Facial Products (only used AFTER dots fall):
- Procell Livra MD System: Cellular Renewal & Healing Accelerator*
- Gentle, non-physical enzymatic exfoliator used to exfoliate peeling skin for use only AFTER dots fall. This is typically only needed if you are putting on makeup on the skin and you want a smooth texture. Peeling typically lasts 1-3 days after dots fall. ( ex- Cosmedix Pure Enzymes)
- Copper Peptide Serum (ex- The Ordinary "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1%)
- Moisturizers, Oils & Creams (Timeless Serums*, Zaq Hydrating Collagen Boosting Serum*)
Make up products to cover temporary redness:
- Green tint corrector
Plasma Fibroblast delivers exception results on the body as well.
What to expect?
You will likely see immediate tightening and lifting, especially if you have crepe-like skin.
Please remember it takes at least 12 weeks to see final results, the healing cycle takes 12 weeks to complete. The most tightening and lifting happens in weeks 6 - 8. Improvements may continue for up to 6 months.
Face dots shed approximately 4 - 10 days following treatment (average client begins to shed dots on day 5, 6 or 7). Dots on the body often take longer than the face, potentially around 2 weeks. New skin is often pink from a few days to the entire 3 months (rare), fading daily until returning to original coloration.
After the dots shed, skin may feel tender, peel, or become slightly textured. This is normal. Skin will get smoother, return to normal coloration, and continue to tighten over the 3 months. While skin may return to its original texture and color, it takes 4 weeks for collagen and elastin production to BEGIN.
Expect temporary swelling as the area is recovering from a deliberate controlled wound. Swelling will subside in a matter of days. Ice and antihistamine can minimize swelling.
Follow a dry healing method which means you will do your best to keep the treatment area dry until dots shed.
Fibroblast Healing Guide
- You may resume most activities immediately after any treatment, but you may not look your best during the healing process. Clients usually have 4 - 10 days of dots (5 - 7 days of dots on average), usually followed by some temporary redness. Depending on treatment location and comfort level, you may choose to avoid in-person appointments during this time.
- Do not pick scabs! Prematurely removing scabs may result in scarring and discoloration. Allow scabs to come off on their own. This will ensure the best possible result and avoid scarring, hyperpigmentation and infection. If scabs are accidentally removed, protect them by covering them with Aquaphor. The longer the scabs stay put, the longer the skin has a chance to heal itself with the protection of the scab.
- Ice the treated area using a clean towel to cover the ice pack each use. Alternate 10 minutes on and off for up to 1 hour for the first 2 days.
- Keep the treated area clean using a mild, unscented, alcohol free cleanser. PAT DRY- KEEP DRY!
- Use ice, anti-inflammatory and antihistamines to with swelling in the early healing phases.
- Do not apply makeup (even mineral makeup) until the scabbing has fallen off completely. This is to avoid infection or disrupting the scabs prematurely.
- IMPORTANT! Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds to the treated area. Once the scabbing process is complete, always apply broad spectrum SPF 50 or higher to the area for at least 3 months after your last treatment. Healing skin can become damaged by UV rays, causing hyperpigmentation and/or premature aging.
- While dry healing is best, you may safely apply aloe vera up to three times per day to help manage itchy sensations. Icing the skin also helps manage itchiness.
- Take collagen, vitamin c and L-lysine supplements to give your immune system and collagen production a boost.
- Avoid smoking.
- Avoid shaving over any treated area until skin heals.
- Avoid exercising immediately after a treatment, as any heat, steam or sweat can add to inflammation. Do not use any pools, hot tubs, or saunas until after the dots have fallen off and your skin returns to a more normal state.
- Avoid shaving over any treated area until the skin has fully healed.
- After the dots have fallen off on their own, you may use makeup to cover any redness. If your skin feels ready, use a gentle enzyme exfoliant to create a smoother surface from the peeling that is typical at this stage of healing.
- Avoid harsh products (like acids, peels or physical exfoliants) until the 8 weeks post treatment healing point. Use common sense: if it does not feel good, then do not do it.
Stages of Healing
Day 1: Try to lay propped up with pillows. Some discomfort is normal. The swelling will likely be worse in the mornings and lessen towards the evening. With eye treatments, you may find it difficult to open your eyes, but it will subside throughout the day. It will feel like a bad sunburn.
Day 2: Swelling typically peaks by day and can also spread to the under-eye area, DON’T PANIC, this is perfectly normal. The upper and lower eye are all connected and the fluids from the upper eye will drain to the lower eye area. This too shall pass.
Day 3: You may notice an improvement in the swelling and the “dots” will start to crust/scab over. Allow scabs to fall off on their own. Discomfort will have subsided a bit. Under eye swelling may still be present.
Day 4: Some mild residual swelling may still be present on the upper eyelids. Discomfort should diminish.
Day 5: Swelling should subsist and scabs may still be present. Use Aquaphor to protect scabs that are accidentally rubbed off.
Days 6 - 10: Wait patiently for the remaining scabs to fall off on their own. It is normal for the new skin under the scabs to be pink or red and peeling as the healing process continues.
Weeks 2 - 8: After scabs fall off, you may have tender, peeling or textured skin for a few days or weeks. Once tenderness subsides, use a non-physical, gentle, enzyme exfoliant to slough off peeling skin. After scabs fall off, you may also use healing serums, lotions and make up. Each day, your skin will progressively return to its’ original coloration and texture.
Depending on laxity and desired results, you may have multiple treatments on the same area. Areas may be treated every 3 months to let the collagen heal and turn over.
Fractional Fibroblast Info
• Women in menstrual period or pregnancy are not allowed to apply in their stomachs.
• The instrument is not allowed to be applied to parts such as ears, nose, eyeball, larynx and external genitalia.
• The patients with malignant tumor in skin or precancerous lesion or epilepsy, patients with mental disease, patients with diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, glaucoma and infectious skin disease and persons who are allergic to electric current are not allowed to use the instrument.
• The instrument shall not be applied to the part surrounding the part embedded with metal, plastics and silicon.
• Those with electronic medical devices such as hearing aid, cardiac pacemaker and artificial heart implanted in the body are not allowed to use the instrument.
• Other patients with serious chronic diseases, persons with cicatricial diathesis and Immunodeficiency, patients with infectious skin disease in some part of their bodies, patients with open skin lesion and persons allergic to the stimulation of extreme coldness and hotness.
• The instrument is not suggested to be applied to children aged below 12.
• People who have been exposed to the sun recently (within 1-3 weeks) and will be exposed to the sun.
• Acute dermatitis, and person is using antihypertensive drugs and people who take certain psychotropic drugs for a long time.
• There are patients with unrealistic expectations. Customers who are unwilling to take the risk of minor scar are not suggested to accept treatment; skin with hyperpigmentation or dark spots caused by inflammation and drugs (including cosmetics) should not be treated.
• The skin with inflammation is not recommended.
• Patient who are sensitive to current.
• After treatment, post-operative skin redness, burning sensation and micro-edema can be relieved by ice compress in conjunction with repairing liquid and repairing mask. The treatment area has a short tingling sensation during operation, which is normal.
• Post-operative skin redness, burning sensation and micro-edema regression time, depending on skin repair ability, usually disappear within 1~3 days.
• After the redness of the skin, only wash your face with water, at same time use repair moisturizing spray and repair essence to improve skin.
• After the redness, you can use a mild cleansing product with the function of repairing to clean face. It is not advisable to use a granular cleanser or a facial scrub. Do not overdo it. Apply a light makeup, moisturizing and sunscreen.
• Pay attention to make hydration after redness, use repairing essence in the morning and evening, use moisturizing spray at any time to keep your skin hydrated, and pay attention to the operation of frictional hydrating project.
• After 1~2 days, the skin will generally have a point-like knot, similar size to the tip of the needles, which will not affect daily life and work.
• Avoid excessive drinking, steam bath and strenuous exercise after operation to avoid infection after sweating, making redness and swelling difficult to resolve.
• Avoid sun exposure after the end of the treatment course. Try to use sunscreen or umbrella to improve the duration of treatment.