Fibroblasting Franklin, Tennessee

As we age, we lose about 1% of our collagen each year after the age of 20. Skin also starts to lose elastin, an essential protein that provides skin with the ability to stretch and “snap back.”

In addition to collagen and elastin loss, environmental and lifestyle factors all contribute to signs of aging that cause deeper textural issues like fine lines and wrinkles as well as surface issues like uneven tone and texture. Franklin Skin and Laser is excited to offer the Plasma Pen to our clients that are concerned with smoothing wrinkles, skin tightening and overall dermal rejuvenation.  This non-invasive, non-surgical treatment is an advanced option for clients looking to dramatically repair and reverse facial signs of aging.

Real Patient Results

Plasma pen benefits

Frequently Asked Questions

Plasma Pen skin tightening also known as “Fibroblasting or Fibroblast Plasma Therapy” is a cosmetic treatment that uses plasma, an ionized gas, to non-surgically tighten skin. The Plasma Pen is an FDA approved device that produces tiny points of trauma to tighten and regenerate the skin and stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin, two essential proteins that support elasticity and firmness. This device has a metal tip that transfers heat sub-dermally when the plasma field comes in the vicinity of the skin. During post-treatment healing, the fibroblasts in the tissue create new collagen and elastin fibers that reinforce the structural framework of the skin for rejuvenative effects. The fractional “micro-injuries” created by the Plasma Pen initiate a natural healing response in the skin and deeper tissue to create smoother, tighter, more youthful looking skin.

The Plasma Pen can be used for a multitude of concerns ranging from general signs of aging to dermatological conditions like skin tags and sebaceous hyperplasia. Patients will typically see immediate tightening with continued improvement over the next three-six months in the appearance of lax skin as collagen rebuilds.

Fibroblasting is a tolerable treatment. Our clinician applies a topical numbing cream before the procedure to ensure maximum comfort for the client. Pain level is different for everyone, and some areas of the body may feel more sensitive than others. For some areas injectable anesthesia is required.

Depending on the area or concern being treated, clients can expect a treatment from 20-40 minutes. Prior to this topical anesthetic cream will sit for a minimum of 60 minutes. The client is able to relax in one of our brand-new treatment rooms while the topical numbing begins to work.

There is downtime associated with the plasma pen. It is very important for the skin to heal naturally after the treatment is performed. On average, clients have swelling the first 3 days. After day 3, swelling subsides, and tiny scabs form. The scabs fall off between days 4-7. It is crucial to follow Franklin Skin and Lasers post care protocol to ensure best results. After your treatment, you should not drink alcohol, smoke, scrub or pick at the treated areas.

Patients reported seeing both immediate and long-term results. When the energy is delivered, the skin immediately contracts, causing a visible tightening effect. Collagen remodeling happens gradually, and clients can expect to see continued improvement for 3-6 months after their treatment.

Patients generally see long-term results with just one treatment! Results typically last 2+ years and a touch up may be needed after the 18-24 month mark depending on how quickly the skin ages. If we are treating a dermatological condition, the client may need anywhere from 1-6 treatments.

The plasma pen is a safe treatment, particularly when compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures. It is an FDA-approved pen-like device that features patented technology for precise application of energy to the skin for enhanced results and reduced healing time.

  • Deep Lines and Wrinkles
  • Uneven Features
  • Lax Skin
  • Sunspots, skin tags, and other dermatological imperfections
  • Stretch marks
  • Scars

Fibroblasting produces excellent results for any area of the body, particularly the periorbital (eye) and perioral (mouth) regions where the tissue is thin.

Below are some of the most popular areas:
• Accordion lines (the lines that form outside of the mouth when you smile)
• Post-acne marks and scars on your face
• Crow’s feet (the lines that spread from the corners of your eyes)
• Forehead lines
• Marionette lines (the creases or fold that run vertically from the corners of your mouth down to the chin)
• Nasolabial folds or “smile lines” (the creases that run from the corners of your mouth up to your nose)
• Neckbands
• Smoker’s lines or lipstick lines (vertical lines on your lips that are difficult to conceal)
• Stretchmarks
• Upper and lower eyelids (bags and hoods)

Consulting with our physician and/or our nurse is essential for determining if the plasma pen is right for you. To find out more about the Plasma Pen, feel free to schedule a consultation with us at our Cool Springs location.


Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf is a board-certified surgeon with over 25 years of practice experience. He is committed to client safety and exceptional care.  His aesthetic expertise allows him to offer his clients the best facial rejuvenation, injectable and body contouring treatments.. During your consultation one of our providers will analyze your skin, address your concerns, and determine if you are a good candidate for the plasma pen.