Fibroblast is the only cosmetic treatment to use plasma to reduce the volume of excess skin. Low risk, minimal downtime and more affordable than surgery. Fibroblast Treatment is known for it’s success with Non Surgical Eye Lifts, Tummy Tightening, Neck Tightening and so much more.  

The term “Soft Surgery” is used to describe the treatment because it delivers results similar to surgery, with no scalpel, stitches or bandages and minimal downtime. A minimally invasive procedure with much lower risk and at a more affordable price than actual surgery.

HOW DOES FIBROBLAST TREATMENT WORK?

Fibroblast is a relatively new innovation in the beauty industry in North America but has been used for a number of years in Europe. The extremely accurate hand held device works by utilizing the voltage in the air between its tip and the natural gasses emitted from our skin, to form a plasma charge. A small electrical arc is created and instantly shrinks the targeted skin. The tissues retract and tighten giving you more youthful looking skin.

WHAT IS IT USED TO TREAT?

Fibroblast is able to treat a number of imperfections without any actual cutting of the skin. It can be used for:Eyelid Tightening, including under eyes and excess upper eyelid skin.Skin imperfections, including skin tags and sunspots.Improvement in the appearance of acne scars Tightening loose stomach skin after pregnancy.Lines and wrinkles around the mouth.Jowls and Neck Tightening.Knee Caps and Under Arms
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

As Fibroblast is more than a simple tightening treatment (skin volume is actually reduced), the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery. Like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of fibroblast are not entirely permanent as it does not stop any further ageing, but the positive results should last years depending on the area treated. The positive effects of treatment will be noticeable immediately after the first treatment, but the final results will be seen after 8 weeks. For some, an additional treatment may be required after 8 weeks for maximum results. Additionally, there are lifestyle factors that can prevent the result from lasting as long as they can, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and prolonged sun exposure. 

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 weeks. Further treatments can be carried out to get better results, although it is uncommon to require more than two treatments. Appointments must be spaced out by 8 weeks.


WHAT TO EXPECT-SIDE EFFECTS AND RISKS

Fibroblast has been shown to be a safe treatment due to its non-invasive nature when done by a fully certified technician. Still the majority of clients are likely to experience some minor side effects in the 7-10 days following treatment.

There will be small carbon crusts (little polkadots) in the treated area that will last 7-10 days before naturally lifting, revealing new pink skin beneath. Swelling in the eye area is to be expected for a few days following an upper eyelid treatment. To avoid any more serious side effects such as hyperpigmentation, follow the aftercare recommendations given to you by your technician.


WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE?

● The client should be in good health at the time of the appointment, with no preexisting health conditions. If the client displays signs of cold or flu the treatment should be rescheduled. 

● Clients skin should not be inflamed in the area we are treating prior to procedure. 

● Clients prone to keloid scars are not ideal candidates. 

● Clients with diabetes, healing disorders or lymphatic draining issues should not undergo 
treatment. 

● Clients with a sunburn/suntan should postpone treatment. 

● Clients who have a history of Hyperpigmentation / Hypopigmentation are not ideal candidates. 

● The client must not display any tanning at the time of the treatment. 

● The client must not display herpes simplex (cold sores when working in the lip area) It is 
recommended they consult with their medical Doctor and begin taking the prescription Valtrex 3 
days prior to treatment and 4 days following treatment. 

● If the client wears a pacemaker avoid treatment with electrical arcing. 

● Clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not ideal candidates. 

● Clients should have eyelash extensions REMOVED prior to treatment. 

● This treatment is only recommended on Fitzpatrick Scales 1-3 
Fibroblast Treatment is not advised for those with very dark skin. This is because there is a higher risk of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots) following treatment.
DAY OF TREATMENT

On the treatment day, it is recommended that no make-up is worn on the treatment area. You may take an anti-histamine 60 minutes prior to your appointment to help with swelling and continue to take anti-histamines for 2-3 days following your appointment.

A numbing agent is applied and left to take effect for up to 45 minutes. When the treatment area is sufficiently numb, the session begins with multiple connections of the fibroblast tip, spaced closely together. You may feel some heat in the treatment area, which may be uncomfortable and slightly irritating. Treatment time is usually between 10-40 minutes, depending on the size of the area.

Immediately after treatment the area may be red and mildly swollen with small carbon crusts (spots). You may experience a sensation similar to a sun burn which will likely last a few hours. Swelling may intensify over the following few hours and more so when eyes are treated and may last 2-3 days. The carbon crusts will lift within 5 -12 days depending on the individual and area treated. Results gradually improve over the course of the following 8 weeks. 

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Having Trouble sleeping
Scientists are still uncovering the many ways poor quality sleep can impact you, but it certainly is much more than just stumbling your way through the day. For example, a number of studies have reported changes to key hormones levels and recently how many calories your body burns the day after an ‘all-nighter’.For example, large studies over the course of several years regularly show that decreases in how much you sleep each night can progressively increase your risk of developing obesity and diabetes-related complications [1, 2]. One of the greatest examples of this found that women who sleep less than five hours per night had the highest body weights of women in the study. In comparison, women who slept a normal amount (7 to 8 hours) had what was considered to be a normal body weight [1].While many theories exist, a number of studies have reported that being low on sleep increases the level of ghrelin, particularly in the early morning hours [3, 4]. Ghrelin is a hormone that is produced mostly in our stomach and when produced, it signals our body to be hungry while also decreasing how many calories are burned by the body [5]. Scientists feel like these increases are some of the first cues by the body to help compensate for the lack of sleep and stress placed on the body as a result of the low levels of sleep.Whether it’s related or not to the changes in ghrelin, studies which have imposed short-term decreases in sleep have that the total amount of food consumed over a 24-hour period was increased, particularly foods considered to be snack foods or which could be characterized as calorically dense or on the flip side, lacking nutrient density [6-8].In addition, studies have also shown that when the body is sleep deprived, natural levels of physical activity (which will burn calories and help maintain a favorable balance) are decreased [9]. Makes sense right? I know when I’m exhausted, I tend to not move around as much, but when considered as a whole, these changes all lead to a greater positive balance (you’re eating more calories, and burning less calories) of calories which over time will increase body mass and levels of obesity.Recently, a study reported that just one night of complete sleep deprivation decreases energy expenditure by 5% at rest, but this decrease was 4x greater after a meal was consumed resulting in a 20% reduction in the amount of calories being burned by the body [10]. Sure, I’ll be the first to point out that going without any sleep or only getting four to five hours of sleep each night can make a huge difference. In fact, one study that used middle-aged men and women had them only get four hours of sleep per night every night for fourteen days and found no change in energy expenditure (i.e., calorie burning by the body). This doesn’t mean that the outcomes from these studies aren’t important.
There are pretty consistent findings that going without adequate sleep is a surefire way to get your body out of whack and off-kilter. Putting on pounds of muscle or losing fat can be challenging enough… depriving yourself of quality sleep will make it even more challenging. If you want to set your body up for earning the best results possible, making quality sleep a priority in your life is a great place to start. You might be asking yourself, “what can you start doing today to increase your sleep quality?Limit Your Caffeine Intake In the Afternoon – Too much caffeine and stimulants will inhibit your body’s ability to unwind and relax.Exercise Daily (Preferably NOT Before Bed) – Partaking in daily exercise will help you fall asleep easier and improve your sleep quality.Correct Bedroom Temperature – If you are too hot or cold while sleeping it can cause a restless night. According to experts, a temperature around 65 degrees is ideal.Natural Supplementation – Utilizing supplements with proven ingredients to help with relaxation and calming of the mind and body can improve sleep quality.Don’t Force It – When sleep does not come easy, get out of bed, go into another room, and engage in some type of quiet activity until feelings of sleepiness return.Watch What You Eat – Eating before bed, especially lean protein sources, can have many benefits for fat loss and muscle growth, just make sure to don’t over-do it. Stuffing your face before bed can cause restlessness due to indigestion.All in all, sleep is an important aspect of your life to allow your body to work effectively. Whether it’s decreasing how many calories are burned by your body, increases in hormones that cause you to eat more food or less healthy foods in general, the impact of crappy sleep rears its ugly head in many directions. Considering that all of these studies were done in the context of no exercise, one can only imagine how these changes are influenced when the stress of regular exercise and the demand for recovery is added to the mix. Now grab a shakeand get to bed!