When we think of our skin, we might think of sunscreen and other products that maintain this large bodily organ. If we’re a bit savvy about the skin, we may associate it with collagen. But fibroblasts? Why would we jump straight from the resiliency and attractiveness of this aspect of the body to a seemingly scientific term? Not that you should, but we’ll tell you why we do. It’s because we know that the skin is supported by specific chemicals and that those chemicals are produced in part because of the action of fibroblasts. Here, we explain what fibroblasts are, what they do, and why they need our help.
Fibroblasts are cells in the deeper layers of the skin. They are involved in making and supporting the extracellular matrix and collagen that firm and smooth the skin. These cells are out in full force during our youth and early adulthood. By age 30, however, they go dormant. This means that the production of chemicals that keep the skin springy and thick all but stops. The inactivity in fibroblast cells doesn’t stop the skin from utilizing existing collagen, elastin, and other fibers. No, these chemicals break down at a rate of 1 to 2% a year. This is why, by our forties, our skin looks much different than it did in our twenties.
To maintain the skin throughout adulthood, we have to stimulate fibroblasts to produce collagen and other chemicals. There are a few ways we can do that. Here, we discuss an innovative technology that is achieving impressive results for our patients.
Subnovii Plasma Treatment
Plasma devices are sophisticated, to say the least. They convert electrical energy into gaseous diatomic molecular nitrogen and then transmit energized gas. The applicator never touches the skin, but send energy into precise micro-zones. This energy instantly sublimates tissue, creating micro-injuries that appear as tiny black dots. These will fade within a few days after treatment.
While the injuries seal right away, they stimulate a healing response. Furthermore, through the channels created in the epidermis, heat is delivered to the deeper layers of tissue, where fibroblast activity is restored. Subnovii is the only plasma device used today that features low frequency combined with a patented wavelength and power combination. This device was 6 years in the making, and the effort devoted to research and development is apparent.
Some of the common areas for this treatment include:
- Upper and lower eyelids
- Around the mouth
We understand the basis of beauty. To learn more about Subnovii Plasma Treatment, call our NYC office at 212.288.0060.