As more people change their attitudes towards cosmetic improvements, the demand for doing so without going under the knife is on a rise. Such is the case with less invasive treatments like plasma fibroblast, giving a lot of us the option to defy the years for a while. It’s easier now to rejuvenate our skin with a much-needed collagen pampering—this time with a laser pen.
What Is Fibroblast and What Does It Treat?
Fibroblast Plasma is the most trusted non-invasive treatment targeted towards fibroblast which is a collagen producer. Often dubbed as “better than botox,” fibroblast treatment is a miracle worker for treating lines and wrinkles, loose skin on face and body, scarring, stretch marks as well as mild skin lesions.
Fibroblast Plasma vs Botox
Australia’s top cosmetic surgery as of 2021 based on search volume is Botox, generating around 12,100 monthly searches. This date further establishes the demand for aesthetic enhancements. And when a skin tightening alternative like plasma lift exists, the market for such a procedure continues to soar.
Depending on how many units are needed, a Botox treatment that generally lasts 3 months will cost between $300 and $700. Meanwhile, a plasma fibroblast costs around $200 to $1000 depending on the area you want treated but the results last for about three years.
What Happens During Treatment?
While laser clinics can vary in what they offer for a fibroblast plasma, the basics would usually include:
- Skin cleansing and application of a numbing cream where you will be asked to wait half an hour for the cream to take effect.
- Treatment of the skin area using a plasma pen with the latter making up microcurrents in small arcs and leaving small dots on your skin
- A skin therapist will then remove the numbing cream and replace it with a cooling gel
Fibroblast Treatment Skincare Routine
It’s common to experience swelling, redness, dry skin, after a fibroblast plasma pen. With that said, you should take your plasma aftercare as seriously as the treatment itself. What happens to you and your skin post-treatment also depends on your tolerance and sensitivities:
- No spray tanning 2-4 weeks. Use an SPF50 product to prepare the skin which is especially important for those with darker skin tone. For the face, we recommend using our Advanced Anti-Age Sun Emulsion CC Sun Cream (SPF50) which is one of the lightest SPFs on the market.
- There should be no other type of treatments on the same area you’re prepping for plasma pen which include chemical peels, fillers, botox, etc. Otherwise, you run the risk of being rendered unqualified for treatment.
- Make sure you’re in good condition to have the procedure. No fever, flu, or cold as these may complicate things for your therapist. You should postpone it otherwise.
- We highly recommend prepping with a Vitamin B or C serum to secure healing and pigmentation. If unsure, you can always talk to your skin therapist or feel free to connect with our qualified team of skin experts for a free skin analysis.
- Expect a stinging sensation in the treated area which is normal and usually only lasts an hour. You’ll be fine after.
- No cleansing for 24 hours. After that, only use a mild cleanser such as the Therapy Comfort and Youthfulness Cleansing Milk, great for aftercare and beyond.
- The first 12 hours is very critical to protect you from infections so it’s best to avoid activities that expose you to contaminants
- Avoid chlorinated water to avoid irritation of healing skin so no prolonged soaking in tubs and swimming pools
- Add the Timexpert SRNS Repair Night Progress Serum as part of your aftercare routine. This serum increases the absorption of ingredients to ensure your regenerated skin shines through.
So Is It Really Better than Botox?
It’s a huge claim but not unwarranted since the treatment offers an alternative to the usual invasive procedures. However, it’s extremely reductive to choose it just because of the price difference. You also have to factor in downtime and overall experience.
Lest we forget, we tend to shy away from cosmetic procedures because of the discomfort and nature of invasiveness. Not to mention that you have to shed more money for visible results to last. Better than botox or not, there are more than enough reasons why it’s a viable cosmetic counterpart and will stay that way for a long time.
Still doubtful? Don’t be shy and ask our experts or read our blog to get skin-friendly advice.