Some telltale signs of skin that is aging are wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and skin laxity—also known as sagging skin. This is due to the fact that as we age, the dermal layer of our skin thins, and we produce less collagen and lose elasticity. This is where beauty businesses that offer aesthetic treatments that address these common concerns come into play.
What Are Fibroblasts?
While there are several types of collagen, the main one is Type 1, which represents 80-90 percent of the collagen in our bodies and is produced by fibroblast cells that are found mostly in the skin’s dermis layer. Fibroblast cells also produce elastin, which gives the skin flexibility to stretch and essentially bounce back to its original state.
What Is Fibroblast Skin Tightening?
Fibroblast skin tightening treatments are used for addressing: acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, improving the skin’s texture and tone, and tightening the skin on the jowls, neck, face, and body, boosting collagen and elastin, and creating healthier, more youthful skin.
How Do Individuals Prepare For Fibroblast Skin Tightening?
What Should Individuals Expect During The Treatment?
What Are The Potential Side Effects Of Fibroblast Skin Tightening?
The tiny dots that result from the fibroblast skin tightening treatment are known as carbon crusts and are a part of the healing process. Because of the scabbing that occurs, redness, swelling, skin peeling, and hyperpigmentation can occur during the healing process. When proper wound care protocol is followed, these side effects should subside within a week or more.
In addition to the above side effects, fibroblast skin tightening treatment can also put individuals at risk for more serious side effects including scarring, second and third-degree burns, nerve damage, bleeding, and air or gas accumulation in the skin and nerves—especially if the treatment is administered by someone who doesn’t have sufficient training or licensing to perform the treatment.
Since there are no rules on who performs the treatment yet, due diligence is required for both the practitioner and client. Check with your state licensing board to see who is allowed to perform the treatment in your area.