FIBROBLAST PLASMA SKIN TIGHTENING HAS ARRIVED IN GLENDALE!
So what is the buzz about the newest cosmetic procedure to combat wrinkles, loss of collagen, and sagging skin? As we age, the dermal layer of our skin thins, we produce less collagen, and we lose elasticity. All of these factors produce sagging and wrinkling of the skin. The Phi-Ion Pen used for this treatment. Fibroblast is a soft-surgery procedure targeting a wide variety of skin conditions including loss of elasticity, sagging, and wrinkles that have been traditionally treated with fillers or plastic surgery.
WHAT IS THE PHI-ION PEN?
Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening is the world’s most advanced, non-invasive, skin lifting, skin tightening, and rejuvenation device used to treat wrinkles, and sagging, dull skin. The Phi-Ion Pen is an FDA approved, CE approved device used to perform fibroblast therapy, a technique used to stimulate production of collagen in the skin.
Beauty Kouture technicians are Phi-Ion Pen trained and certified.
HOW DOES THE PHI-ION PEN WORK?
Our highly trained and certified Phi-Ion Pen technicians use the device to delivery soft-surgery plasma fibroblasting. The plasma significantly tightens, lifts, resurfaces, and regenerates practically any area of the skin.
Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening converts electrical energy into gaseous diatomic molecular nitrogen and transmits that energized gas in a non-contact way to the skin’s surface from above. This causes a micro-trauma to the skin’s epidermal layer (top layers) whilst simultaneously heating and disrupting the deeper dermal structure via thermal conduction. This treatment is also known as fibroblasting. Fibroblasts are the most common cells of connective tissue in the body that produce collagen.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED?
Fibroblasting produces excellent results for any area of the body, particularly the face and neck regions. It is important for anyone considering fibroblasting treatment to carefully review the Phi-Ion Pen contraindications, Phi-Ion Pen Aftercare Instructions, risks, and skin types that can be safely treated.
Accordion lines – the lines that form outside of the mouth when you smile
Acne scars – improvement in the appearance of post-acne marks and scars
Crow’s feet around eyes
Jowl / jawline tightening
Marionette lines – The creases or folds that run vertically from the corners of the mouth down to the chin
Nasal labial folds / smile lines – The folds that run from the sides of your nose down to the edge of your mouth
Necklines, turkey neck
Smoker’s lines – those vertical wrinkles also known as lipstick lines around the mouth
Upper and lower eyelids – Bags and hoods
Alopecia: This is an autoimmune disease resulting in hair loss. Sufferers may be more sensitive to treatment but there should be no problems treating alopecia sufferers.
Anemia: is a condition characterized by a deficiency of the hemoglobin content of red corpuscles. These clients will bleed more profusely and will take longer to heal.
Anesthetics: Usually a reaction would be due to the base or preparation that the anesthetic is found in, such as the cream or the gel. Your Beauty Kouture technician would patch test different types of anesthetic would determine whether this is the case. If you are allergic to the ‘caine’ used in anesthetics, then the treatment can still proceed without an anesthetic if you elect. A cold compress or a freezing or cooling unit, such as the ‘cool spot’, could be used instead.
Asthma: is characterized by inflammation of the air passages resulting in the temporary narrowing of the airways and making it difficult to breathe. Asthma often requires the use of an inhaler to ease breathing. Regular use of an inhaler will cause thinning of the skin and
increased vascularity. If you have asthma, you may bleed more easily and sometimes bruise. Your skin may be more sensitive and take longer to heal.
Birthmarks and Port Wine Stains: These cannot and must not ever be treated with Phi-Ion Pen.
Blepharoplasty: Excess fat and skin are surgically removed from the upper and lower eyelid. If a patient has had blepharoplasty (and our technique is often referred to as non-surgical blepharoplasty), you must wait for 3 months post-blepharoplasty (or longer if there is still pronounced redness in the area) before a treatment.
Botox: It is recommended to wait at least 21 days after BOTOX injections. It is preferable to have your Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening treatment performed prior to BOTOX being administered or when the BOTOX is just about due for a top up.
Breastfeeding: The treatment cannot be performed on breastfeeding mothers.
Surgical Brow, Forehead or Facelift: Please allow three (3) months after your brow, forehead, or facelift to determine your suitability for the treatment.
Bruising or bleeding easily may indicate an underlying health problem, and if you are prone to bruise or bleed easily, you may take longer to heal from your treatment.
Cancer: If you are undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy then we must allow leave 5 weeks either side of treatment to be treated with Phi-Ion Pen. If you are undergoing cancer treatment, you should check with your oncologist to find out when your blood count is most suitable to receive treatment. If the cancer is terminal, we may proceed with a doctor’s written consent.
Cataracts: Beauty Kouture technicians may perform the treatment with a doctor’s written consent (if treating the eye area).
Contact lenses must be removed before any treatment close to the eye and must not be used for up to 72 hours post-procedure. We cannot begin to stress the importance of ensuring contact lenses are removed pre-treatment.
Diabetes: Diabetics have a tendency to both bleed and bruise easily, so you may find it more uncomfortable and the healing process may be lengthier. Some clients may need to wait longer between treatments.
Dry Eye: During a treatment, we may use more eye lubricant and saline solution throughout the treatment to keep you comfortable.
Epilepsy: If it has been two years since your last seizure, we may proceed with the Phi-Ion Pen treatment. Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening treatment may trigger an epileptic event, and Beauty Kouture will request that you complete a consent form as well as have someone bring with you at your appointment.
Eye Laser Surgery (Lasik): If you have recently undergone any laser surgery for the eye, such as LASIK, it is recommended to wait 8-12 weeks post-surgery.
Hay Fever/Allergies: If your eyes are red, watering, puffy or the skin is inflamed and red, your Beauty Kouture technician will recommend delaying the procedure until symptoms have passed.
Hemophilia is contraindicated for the treatment, and not safe for hemophiliac patients.
Herpes Simplex is a viral infection commonly referred to as a cold sore or fever blister – usually around the mouth. If you have ever had a cold sore, you are more likely to have an outbreak after the treatment in that area. Beauty Kouture suggests that you ask your physician for an antiviral treatment, such as acyclovir at least 5 days before treatment and 5 days after treatment.
HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis: Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening is not safe for individuals with HIV / AIDS / Hepatitis or other immune disorders.
Hyperpigmentation: This is an over-production of melanin which has permanently damaged the surface of the skin. It is more commonly seen in Afro-Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asian and Latin skin types. It presents as darker patches of skin. Unfortunately, Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening is not appropriate for anyone with hyperpigmentation or having skin types 3-5 on the Fitzpatrick scale.
Injections/Fillers: It is recommended to wait at least 21 days after the filler has been administered before doing a Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening treatment. It is also common for lips with large amounts of filler or fat in them to have slower or compromised healing. In some cases, the lips can become infected more easily during the healing process after working close to the lip.
Kidney or Liver Disease: Beauty Kouture requests written consent from a doctor if you have kidney or liver disease.
Lupus: Due to the inflammation and swelling associated with lupus, the treatment cannot be safely performed.
Mitral Valve Prolapse: If a you require antibiotics when you visit your dentist, then you will need to do the same prior to any Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening treatment.
Pregnancy: Like any cosmetic procedure, the Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening treatment comes with the risk of complications, including infection. These infections can cause risk to fetal health and even cause the loss of the baby. For these reasons, Beauty Kouture technicians will not perform treatments on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Retinal Detachment is where the retina peels away from its underlying layer of support tissue. Initial detachment may be localized but without rapid surgical treatment the entire retina may detach, leading to vision loss and blindness. We ask that if you have experienced retinal conditions, that you obtain a written consent form from your ophthalmic surgeon prior to commencing treatment in the eye area.
Skin Disorders (E.G. Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis): All skin disorders can make the skin exceedingly dry and treatment more uncomfortable because the skin is usually thinner and more sensitive. It is not recommended to treat any areas that are affected by any of these skin disorders.
Scars (Hypertrophic, Keloid): This type of scar is raised instead of being flat and does not grow and remain within the perimeter of the original wound and flatten over time. When new, they are often purple/pink becoming more pink/white as they mature. Unfortunately, it is not an appropriate treatment for hypertrophic scars.
Shingles: Please wait 6 months after a shingles outbreak before undergoing a Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening procedure.
Sties or Conjunctivitis: If you suffer from sties or conjunctivitis, please wait at least 6 weeks following treatment prior to undergoing your Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening procedure. It is possible that the treatment may cause the condition to recur if having the eye area treated. In some cases, we may request written consent from your physician prior to commencing the treatment.
Thyroid: If you suffer from underactive thyroid, you may find that your healing time is slightly longer than typical.
Trichotillomania: If you are prone to picking, Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening treatment may not be appropriate due to the increased risk of infection and hyperpigmentation associated with additional trauma to the skin caused by trichotillomania.
Vitiligo: Unfortunately, clients with vitiligo are not good candidates for Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening due to the risk associated with outbreaks in other areas of the body or face.
FIBROBLAST PLASMA SKIN TIGHTENING VS. COSMETIC SURGERY
No injectable anesthetic required
No scalpel, no cutting and no ablation of the skin
No stitches and no scars
Very low risk procedure with minimal side effects
No thinning of the skin and more uniform that ablative resurfacing using lasers
No asymmetries and no risks of any overcorrection
Long lasting results – usually around 4-5 years and can be permanent
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT PHI-ION PEN VS. OTHER FIBROBLASTING/PLASMA DEVICES?
Other fibroblasting devices are often referred to as Phi-Ion Pen/Plasma Pen/Fibroblast Pens but are not the actual trademarked device. Other competitor’s devices can be purchased from China for as little as $10 and are not true plasma technology and not having true plasma technology will cause scarring. At best, they are designed for personal skin tag and mole removal. These pens are not suitable for professional use and can be dangerous. I don’t know about you, but I certainly do not want a treatment done around my eyes or on my face/ body at all with a knockoff device? NO WAY!
Many of the technicians performing fibroblasting are not professionally trained. There are many contraindications for fibroblasting including but not limited to certain medical conditions, medications and skin types. Also, it is important to mention the specific techniques used to obtain the best results. Do your homework and be very cautious whether or not you come to Beauty Kouture!
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening results are impressive but should not be proposed as an alternative to surgery in cases of moderate to severe skin laxity. Only surgery can achieve these kinds of results. You will typically see immediate tightening along with cumulative improvements over the next three months in the appearance of saggy skin. In some cases, it may require more than one session depending on the desired results.
IS THE FIBROBLAST PLASMA SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening is mildly to moderately uncomfortable. Everyone’s pain level is different, and some areas of the body are more sensitive than others. Numbing cream is helpful in reducing the discomfort during treatment.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF THE FIBROBLAST PLASMA SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT?
The Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening is a relatively safe treatment, particularly when compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures. However, no procedure is without risks and it’s important to review and understand the contraindications and risks. Risks include:
Swelling and bruising
Scabbing and crusting
WHAT DOWNTIME CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY FIBROBLAST PLASMA SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT?
There IS downtime. “Downtime” is very subjective. What you think “looks bad” and/or is “uncomfortable” can be very different from someone else’s perception. If you are comparing it to cosmetic surgery, then no, the downtime is minimal. If you are comparing it to a light chemical peel where no one can tell you did anything and you are just a bit flaky everywhere, then no.
Redness, swelling and scabbing in the treatment area
Average of 8 days downtime on the face and neck areas
Average of 10 to 14 days on the body, depending on the area being treated and the intensity of the treatment
Swelling usually begins the day following your treatment, and peaks around day 3
After day 3, swelling subsides and scabs form.
Scabs normally begin to fall off around day 6 and 7 (for face and neck)
Please be aware that the days indicated are simply guidelines for average healing time. Healing time and results may be negatively compromised by not following the aftercare protocol: no drinking alcohol, no smoking and no picking/scrubbing. If your health is compromised in any way, this can also extend your healing time and negatively affect your results.
WHAT SKIN TYPES MAY NOT BE GOOD CANDIDATES FOR TREATMENT?
Darker skin tones (African American, African, Latin, Native American, Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian ancestry and people of mixed ethnicities) may not good candidates for Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening.
Beauty Kouture care is committed to safe and effective treatments for all. When in doubt, we don’t risk it! We do not provide Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening treatments on Fitzpatrick skin types 5-6:
BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTATION TODAY!
If you think the Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening treatment may be right for you, we invite you to book a free 15minute consultation. During this consultation, we will evaluate your skin, discuss risks and contraindications, and answer any questions you have regarding the treatment.
DEPOSIT & SCHEDULE:
The cancellation policies are found under the policies tab-however for Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening there is a non-refundable, non-transferable $100 deposit to schedule the initial appointment in addition to the credit card on file. This deposit will go towards the total of the service on the day of your appointment. However, if you have to reschedule your appointment for ANY reason, at any time, this deposit will be forfeited and you will be required to place another $100 deposit to reschedule. Again, the $100 deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Clients more than 15 minutes late to their scheduled appointments will be forced to reschedule (and pay cancellation fee), this service will not be rushed, as you will appreciate due to this being your skin you are investing in.