Our skin is a crucial aspect of our appearance. As we age and the structure of the dermis weakens, the face tends to lose vital texture and tone. Over time, the combination of biological aging and sun damage leaves the skin looking tired and unhealthy. We are fortunate to have a variety of options for managing the signs of aging. Here, we discuss the value of plasma pen treatment, a form of fibroblast therapy.

What is Fibroblast Therapy?

Most adults have heard of collagen and know that it plays a part in healing injuries to the skin. Collagen is a critical protein that does much more than heal dermal wounds; it also preserves the skin’s resiliency and firmness. As collagen declines throughout adulthood, we see more wrinkles and creases affecting all parts of the body. Collagen is made by fibroblasts, cells that live in the deeper layers of the skin. During our twenties, these cells go dormant. Fibroblast therapy is a form of treatment that stimulates the cells to maintain adequate production of collagen. In the case of Plasma Pen treatment, the cells are stimulated to infuse the tissue with sufficient collagen to correct signs of aging.

How the Plasma Pen Works

Recently, we’ve heard of plasma in the term “platelet-rich plasma,” a product in the blood. The Plasma Pen does not use blood, it uses ionized gas. During treatment, the device never touches the skin. Energy delivered by the device does and creates just enough controlled injury to restart collagen- and elastin-producing action in the fibroblast cells.

Plasma Pen treatment can achieve impressive results and improve the skin in multiple ways at once. Some of the concerns that can be corrected include:

  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Upper eyelid hooding
  • Lower eyelid bags
  • Smile lines
  • Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth
  • Smokers lines
  • Jowls
  • Horizontal bands and sagging skin on the neck
  • Stretch marks
  • Age spots
  • Scarring

Plasma Pen Results

Any treatment that corrects the signs of aging by stimulating collagen takes time to reach maximum effects. The results of Plasma Pen treatment may be most visible after about four weeks. The improvements, though, are long-lasting. Many patients only need one treatment to achieve meaningful results, after which periodic touch-ups keep the skin smoother, firmer, and more radiant.

We are pleased to offer Plasma Pen treatment for patients in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. To schedule your consultation for facial rejuvenation, call 805.969.9004.

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