It is recommended that sun protection of SPF 30-50 be used daily for at least two weeks prior to the Fibroblast treatment(s).
Skincare products with ingredients such as retinol, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), tretinoin or any type of Vitamin Aderivatives should be avoided.
Stay out of the sun, tanning salons and refrain from using any self-tanning products for three weeks.
Your practitioner may prescribe medicine even if you do not have a history of cold sores or if you have other contraindications which may put you at risk of developing side effects following treatment.
The client must complete and sign all treatment, medical history, hold harmless and waiver forms to ensure they understand the potential benefits and risks associated with the Fibroblast procedure(s).
It is recommended that we take “before and after” treatment photos for comparison.
Pictures will only be published online with your concent.
After treatment, clients should expect redness and swelling. Application of ice packs or hydrating masks can soothe, and help reduce swelling. We also recommend the use of Scalpa Rehab and cold packs directly after treatment to reduce the swelling in the area and speed up recovery. Information and purchase of these products can be found on our website under the Fibroblast training page.
In extreme cases, (especially if the client has failed to follow aftercare advice), swelling can last several days and may initially interfere with vision. Anti-inflammatory medication and/or anti-histamine medication may help.
Initially after treatment and for a day or so afterward, there may be occasional weeping. This is simply plasma and is a natural healing response. This will flake off after a few days but in some cases can take over one week. DO NOT pick, pluck or scrub at this crusting or scabbing as it can lead to infection or scarring. Likewise, it is important to keep the treated area clean and dry.
To ensure optimum treatment outcome:
For 12 Hours After Treatment
For 48 Hours After Treatment
No Sun Exposure
No Botox, Collagen Injections or Dermal Fillers
For 1 Week After Treatment
Do Not Use Anti-Aging Creams
Do Not Use AHA’s, Glycolic or Retinol
Do Not Use Exfoliating Products
A minimum of SPF50 must be applied and exposure to the sun should be avoided
Regular moisturizing with either an all-natural moisturizer or hyaluronic acid is vital to replenish moisture and prevent the skin from becoming dry and peeling.
Most people will experience a mild burning sensation immediately following any Fibroblast procedure. This is similar to a sunburn that should resolve within a few hours. However, this depends on tolerance and discomfort may last longer. If they feel particularly uncomfortable, anti-inflammatories such as Advil or antihistamines such as Benadryl are suggested. It is up to the individual to decide on self-medication.
As a natural healing response, it is usual for the treated area to become swollen, especially around the more delicate area such as the eyes. Ice packs not only soothes but also helps the swelling. Recovery can vary depending on each client's natural rate of recovery. Most people find it only lasts a few days. In extreme cases (specifically if clients do not follow aftercare guidelines), the swelling can last several days longer and may interfere with vision if Fibroblast treatment was performed in the eye area.
Initially after treatment and up to three days later, there may be occasional weeping. This is the natural healing response to the Fibroblast procedure.
As the treated area begins to heal, inform them that they will notice dryness, where a brown/black crust develops on the surface of the skin. This will flake off after a few days but in some cases can take up to 10 days.
Make sure to inform them that they DO NOT PICK the crusting as it can lead to infection or scarring. It is important to keep this area clean.
It is strongly advised that they use an SPF 30-50 sunscreen (throughout the year including the colder months) to avoid sunburn as the area’s sensitivity to sunlight will be heightened for up to 3-4 months post Fibroblast procedure.
Boiled lukewarm water is best for cleaning the treated area(s).
DO NOT use alcohol-based cleansers as this will slow down the healing process.
If at any time the treated area(s) become too hot, red or show signs of pus, inform them to contact you or their doctor for advice as they may be developing an infection.
For optimum results, more than one Fibroblast treatment is usually needed and can be performed typically 8-12 weeks onwards after the initial procedure.
It is important that these crusts are not removed (never scratch, otherwise a scar will remain). Instead, twice daily in the morning and in the evening, carefully clean the areas, then disinfect it with distilled water spray and gently dab with a clean, lint-free cloth. After, apply provided ointment twice daily.
After the independent peeling of the scab crusts (typically the 5-8 days), pink/red skin forms.
Sunscreen lotion of SPF50 is recommended six months post Plasma Lift treatment.
Swimming and sauna activities are only permitted two weeks post-treatment and once all the crusts have fallen off the skin surface and the wound is completely healed and closed.
Smokers may experience a significant worsening of the blood flow, which increases the risk of wound healing and/or slowed healing.
Note that after the crusts are lost, slight redness may remain in the following weeks to months. It usually takes 4-6 weeks (sometimes longer) until the skin has reached its normal color again.
Follow up treatment will not be before eight weeks from the first treatment date.