ABOUT - PLASMA
What is Plasma Fibroblast Treatment?
Plasma fibroblast skin tightening is a low risk treatment, that eliminates excessive wrinkles and sagging skin. It improves texture and tone, giving the skin a rejuvenated fresher look. One of the great advantages of plasma is that the results are similar to invasive cosmetic surgery, but it's just as effective with a much less downtime.
How does the treatment work?
Within the dermis layer of the skin exist fibroblast cells, which allow the skin to recover from injury. They are responsible for synthesising collagen and proteins that form an extracellular matrix between the dermis and epidermis. Epithelial and epidermal cells can attach to this matrix, allowing epidermal cells to join together to form the top layer of the skin.
As we age, less fibroblast cells exist in the skin and therefore, the amount of collagen reduces. This results in ageing of the skin.
During the treatment a plasma arc, similar to a tiny bolt of lightening, is produced using a plasma pen. When the arc hovers over the skin it fires a small flash and vaporises the moisture in the skin at the point of contact. The sublimation causes fibroblast cells to accumulate at the site, which begin to synthesise collagen and repair the treated area. The area were contact is made, shrinks and tightens, creating a controlled wound that penetrates into the deeper layers of the dermis, resulting in a reduction of the the skin surface.
Since plasma fibroblast treatment effects the deeper layers the result is a decrease in deep wrinkles and improved the firmness of the skin with its lifting effect. The accumulation of fibroblast cells and synthesis of new collages strengthens and rejuvenates the appearance of the skin over the period of 8 to 12 weeks, but in most cases results can be seen immediately after treatment.
What does Plasma Fibroblast treat?
Plasma fibroblast can treat any area of the body, whether this be removing wrinkles on the upper eye lids or reducing loose skin after weight loss on the stomach area. Please see our treatments list below, any area that has not been listed, please contact Waterloo Plasma for more information.
Eyelid Tightening - Includes upper and lower eyelid tightening, and can be done as a package with crow feet for £280.
Brow lift - Gives the eyebrow definition, as well lifting the eye area for a more youthful appearance.
Marionette lines - The crease lines extending from the nose to the mouth.
Nasolabial folds - The lines from corners of the mouth to chin.
Lower facelift - includes the lower cheeks down to the jawline.
Neck lifting - targeting sagging in the front area of the neck.
Neck lines - focusing on individual 'neck bands'.
Tightening of the Jowls and neck - Done together as a package to enhance the overall neck lift.
Improvement in skin texture - targeting areas of the skin with poor surface texture, such as acne scarring. The treatment can also target hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
Reduction of loose skin on knees, hands, elbows
Lines and wrinkles around the mouth - particularly effective at targeting smokers lines.
Loose skin around the stomach area - Very effective after large weight loss and pregnancy.
ABOUT - MICRO-NEEDLING
What is Micro-needling?
Micro-needling is a method to rejuvenate the skin by increasing collagen within the dermis, promoting a glowing and youthful complexion. The technique uses small needles to penetrate the skin creating micro-injuries at the skins surface. This can be integrated with serums which can be efficiently absorbed into the skin to treat a variety of skin conditions and imperfections.
How does the treatment work?
The micro-punctures created within the dermis promotes a healing response, encouraging collagen fibres and elastin to be laid down within the treated areas. This reduces fine lines and wrinkles and the susceptibility of further lines to develop. The micro-needling equipment can treat the face and body and can be adjusted with different depths of penetration. With this adjustment, delicate skin around the eyes can be treated more superficially while the skin on the body can be treated more deeply. In this way, I can customise your micro-needling to treat fine lines, acne scars, pore size, and stretch marks, without any downtime.
Benefits of Micro-needling
Fine lines and wrinkles are softened
Skin is tightened and thickened
Elastin and collagen are restored
Acne scarring is reduced
Stretch marks are improved
Who is the Perfect Candidate for Micro-needling?
Micro-needling is a perfect procedure for lax skin that lacks firmness, fine lines and wrinkles (including upper lip lines). It significantly improves the texture of the skin with acne scars.
Needling can be performed on all ages from 17 onwards, and skin types, including ethnic skin.
What Can I Expect After Micro-needling Treatment?
There is usually a bit of redness for one to two days after the treatment. By the next day, the skin can still be a bit pink, but you’ll be able to use make-up and no one will know that you’ve just had a facial rejuvenation treatment!
What Type Of Home Care Should I Use After Micro-needling?
You will need to use hyaluronic acid serum for the first couple of days. Then I recommend to add vitamin C serum, which should be mixed in the palm of your hand with 'Simple' moisturiser to your skin regime. It's also extremely important that you drink plenty of water to hydrate and help plump the skin.
Keep in mind that the healthier your body is, the better will be the results you achieve from a micro-needling procedure. Your body’s function and overall health are reflected in your skin. So, before and after the procedure I suggest taking a good complex of vitamins with minerals, as well as Omega 3 supplement.
Even one micro-needling procedure will result in smoother, more radiant, and youthful skin. However, I recommend 3-6 sessions, each spaced 4-6 weeks apart.