A Plasma Pen treatment is a cosmetic procedure to combat wrinkles, loss of collagen, and sagging skin. As we age, the dermal layer of our skin thins, we produce less collagen, and we lose elasticity, all of these factors produce sagging and wrinkling of the skin. The Plasma Pen is a soft-surgery procedure targeting a wide variety of skin conditions including loss of elasticity, sagging, and wrinkles that have been traditionally treated with fillers or plastic surgery.
WHAT IS THE PLASMA PEn treatment?
Plasma Pen is an advanced, non-invasive, skin lifting, skin tightening and rejuvenation device used to treat wrinkles, and sagging, dull skin. The Plasma Pen is an FDA approved, CE approved device used to perform fibroblast therapy, a technique used to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin.
HOW DOES THE PLASMA PEN WORK?
The Plasma Pen converts electrical energy into gaseous diatomic molecular nitrogen and transmits that energized gas in a non-contact way to the skin’s surface from above. This causes a micro-trauma to the skin’s epidermal layer (top layer) whilst simultaneously heating and disrupting the deeper dermal structure via thermal conduction. This treatment is also known as Fibroblast. Fibroblasts are the most common cells of connective tissue in the body that produce collagen.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED?
Fibroblasting produces excellent results for any area of the body with mild to moderate skin laxity, particularly the face and neck regions. It is important for anyone considering a fibroblast treatment to carefully review the risks and skin types that can be safely treated.
Upper and lower eyelids – bags and hoods
Jowl / jawline tightening
Marionette lines – mouth down to the chin
Nasal labial folds / smile lines – lines from nose to mouth
Necklines, turkey neck
Long lasting results – usually around 2-3 years and can be permanent
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
You will typically see immediate tightening along with cumulative improvements over the next three months in the appearance of saggy skin. In some cases it may require more than one session Tto achieve the desired results.
IS THE PLASMA PEN TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Plasma Pen is mild to moderately uncomfortable. Everyone’s pain level is different and some areas of the body are more sensitive than others. Numbing cream can be applied to help reduce any discomfort during the treatment.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
The Plasma Pen is a relatively safe treatment, particularly when compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures. However, no procedure is without risks and it’s important to review and understand the contraindications and risks. Risks include:
- Swelling and bruising
- Scabbing and crusting
- Skin discoloration/hyperpigmentation
WHAT DOWNTIME CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?
A period of downtime is to be expected following your treatment:
- Redness, swelling and scabbing in the treatment area
- Average of 8 days downtime on the face and neck areas
- Average of 10 to 14 days on the body, depending on the area being treated and the intensity of the treatment
- Swelling usually begins the day following your treatment, and peaks around day 3
- After day 3, swelling usually subsides and scabs form.
- Scabs normally begin to fall off around day 6 and 7
Please be aware that the days indicated are simply guidelines for average healing time. Healing time and results may be negatively compromised by not following the after care protocol: alcohol and smoking are to be avoided and no picking/scrubbing. If your health is compromised in any way, this can also extend your healing time and negatively affect your results.
WHAT SKIN TYPES ARE NOT CONSIDERED SUITABLE FOR TREATMENT?
Unfortunately darker skin tones, Fitzpatrick skin types 4-6, are not suitable for Plasma Pen treatments due to the increased risk of scarring and hypo-pigmentation:
Between the Brows
Smokers Lines/Lip Lines
Mid Face Lift
Body / Arms / tummy