Today I want to talk about a fairly new treatment called plasma fibroblast.
It’s a non-surgical way to build collagen by causing micro-injuries to the skin. It also tightens and brightens the skin while fading age spots. It can even make the lips look fuller (it’s called a lip flip).
Plasma fibroblast therapy uses a pen-like device that discharges a high-frequency electric current to the skin.
The plasma tip doesn’t directly touch the skin, but instead releases a targeted current just above the skin. The hot current, which is placed above and below a wrinkle, creates small holes in the top layer of the skin. Downtime is about a week but can vary by person.
There’s not a lot of research yet on the treatment. But any time you injure the skin your body goes into repair mode, which is really remarkable when you think about it.
In looking for reviews I found they’re right down the middle … 50/50 for people who loved their treatment and those who are sorry they did it.
The main reason I wanted to discuss this today is because there are many devices that have recently popped up on the market for at-home use.
And until I started reading more about this treatment I was ready to purchase my own pen.
But I stopped myself.
You see, it’s a bit confusing. There are many different pens at varying prices. There’s no real explanation of the amount of energy coming from the devices, or a way to tell the difference. They all say FDA-approved, but I highly doubt they are (no proof).
I did find one pen that is registered with the FDA. It’s called Plamere Plasma Device and starts at $1200. I spoke with a representative at Plamere and they offer in-person and online training to anyone 18 years and older with a high school diploma.
Plamere training starts at $2000. But I took that a step further and found other courses starting at $200. Quite a difference and they had good reviews.
And while the machine and the training sound expensive … to go somewhere to get the treatment will cost you between $350-$2000 an area and you may need more than one treatment. In my neighborhood, a full face and neck treatment would run approximately $3500.
So is it worth doing yourself? Maybe. But I suspect, with all these pens showing up on the market, service prices may start to come down.
I do think it looks like a promising treatment. I’m just not going to rush to do it. But I will keep watching for news and studies. And I’ll keep you posted.
For a younger you!!
P.S. Have you had this treatment done? I’d love to hear about your experience.