fibroblastic skin lift | plasma fibroblast eyelid lift

WHAT IS EYELID SURGERY?
By removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes. It is typically a cosmetic procedure but can also improve vision by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision. Blepharoplasty cannot be used to raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet or dark circles under the eyes, but the procedure can be combined with others such as a facelift and Botox ® treatments to achieve these results.

The procedure is usually performed in an office with local anesthesia and can last up to 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much work is done. Incisions are made along the eyelids in inconspicuous places (in the creases of the upper lids, and just below the lashes on the lower lids). The surgeon removes excess tissue through these incisions and then stitches them closed with fine sutures. In the case that no skin needs to be removed, the surgeon will likely perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, where the incision is made inside the lower eyelid and there are no visible scars.

Stitches are removed after three or four days and most people return to work in a few days. Eyes can be sensitive to light and wind and may be slightly irritated for a short while; your surgeon may prescribe eye drops and cool compresses to counteract these discomforts. Contact lenses can be worn usually in 3-4 days

Complications from the procedure are uncommon, and can include: infection, reaction to anesthesia, double or blurred vision for a few days, temporary swelling of the eyelids, tiny whiteheads, and difficulty closing eyes when going to sleep. Uneven healing and scarring, and ectropion (pulling down of the lower lids) are very rare and may require surgical correction. Patients with thyroid problems, dry eye, high blood pressure, diabetes, detached retina, glaucoma or other health problems should consult with an ophthalmologist about eligibility.

Instagram is a weird place. My explore page is a motley crew of rescue puppies, Chris Evans stan accounts, a concerning amount of Halloween-inspired special effects videos, and extreme beauty treatments. The latter is how I found out about plasma fibroblast, an anti-aging treatment in which the skin is cauterized via electrosurgery, a widely used surgical technology that uses a high-frequency electric current passing through tissue. Yes, you read that correctly: the skin is lightly burned, and the result is firmer, lifted skin.

The photos and videos of the process, also known as plasma skin tightening, are equal parts traumatizing and mesmerizing. For anyone who has trypophobia, or a fear of holes, this might make you queasy. The tiny burn marks are made in rows, so they all look uniform — giving the illusion of tiny little holes all over the area treated. The term “plasma” comes from the light emitted — there is no blood taken for this treatment.

Plasma fibroblast initially caught my eye for obvious reasons (holes!), but also because it’s touted as an alternative for lip filler. It’s applied to the upper lip area, and as it heals over a few weeks, it lifts your lip upward, giving the appearance of a fuller lip sans injections — what many refer to as a “lip flip.”

According to Plasma IQ’s website — a popular plasma pen brand — it’s a “medical device that uses microbeams of plasma working only on the epidermis level, without damaging the skin, therefore, with a limited downtime, allows to eliminate first signs of aging and restores a young look.” The idea of having fuller, larger-looking lips without the need for injections is what’s taking this treatment mainstream.

Treatments can range between $250 and $1,250, depending on where you live and what area you’re getting treated.

WHAT IS THE PLASMA PEN?
Plasma Pen is the world’s most advanced, non-invasive, skin lifting, skin tightening and rejuvenation device used to treat wrinkles, and sagging, dull skin. The Plasma Pen is an FDA approved, CE approved device used to perform fibroblast therapy, a technique used to stimulate production of collagen in the skin.

Celebrity Skin technicians are Plasma Pen trained and certified.

IMPORTANT FORMS
Plasma Pen Contraindications

Aftercare Instructions

Plasma Pen Consent Form

HOW DOES THE PLASMA PEN WORK?
Our highly trained and certified Plasma 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.

Plasma Pen 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.

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