Plasma Skin Tightening

What is Plasma Skin Tightening?  

The world’s most 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 production of collagen in the skin. It is a minimally invasive and a less expensive alternative to invasive cosmetic surgeries.

How does it work?

During a treatment, plasma is produced by electricity generated by a hand held devise that ionizes with oxygen and nitrogen in the air to create an electrical arc. When the arc comes into contact with the skin, it vaporizes liquid in the skin at the point of contact. The area surrounding the point of contact then tightens and begins to shrink. It also removes damaged epidermal cells and stimulates the fibroblasts in your skin to produce new collagen.

Who can benefit from this treatment?

Plasma skin tightening can treat several skincare issues. You would be a good candidate for this procedure if you have any of the following:

  • Excessive upper eyelid skin
  • Crows Feet
  • Thin Lips
  • Sagging jowl and neck skin
  • Sagging belly button
  • Stretch marks
  • Lose stomach skin
  • Deep lines and wrinkles around the mouth

 

Who is a good candidate?

Plasma skin tightening is great for anyone who is in good health with lose or sagging skin or wrinkles. These treatments work only for lose skin and wrinkles, not pockets of fatty tissue.

Are the results visible immediately after the treatment?

The results are visible immediately after the treatment, but we have to inform the client that the maximum results will be visible after 3–4 weeks when the skin enters the third phase of the healing – collagen and connective tissue growth. So, results are visible immediately, but the end results follow after 3–4 weeks after the treatment.

How many treatments are required for a perfect result?

 It depends on the state of the clients’ skin and the desired degree of correction. The client is often satisfied after only one treatment, of course if, e.g. the wrinkles are not very deep, but due to the simplicity of the procedure and the affordable price the clients opt for two or even three treatments to achieve a perfect result. The procedure may be repeated after the skin is fully regenerated, so 6–8 weeks after the procedure. Generally, 2 sessions are required.

How long will the effect of the Fibroblast treatment last?

The results of the Fibroblast treatment are permanent and may be visible for years. But we should acknowledge that the aging process is continuous and thus the skin ages every day after the procedure and this cannot be stopped. The results of this method are permanent, but when we talk about mimic facial lines (worry lines) these may recur quickly because muscles are stronger than the skin and consequently the lines recur. Average results last from 2-4 years.

This procedure can be done on skin types 1-4. Skin types 5 and 6 are prone to hyper-pigmentation.

Contraindications include:

  • Keloid Scars
  • Diabetes
  • Healing disorders or lymphatic draining issues
  • Pacemaker (Fibroblast skin treatment uses electricity to create controlled micro-wounds, and can disrupt the rhythm on the device)
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Skin tones 5-6
  • Herpes Simplex Virus *if you’ve ever experienced a break out you must obtain a prescription for Valtrex and begin taking it 3 days prior to treatment.
  • Eyelash Extensions (any treatments on or around they eye, they must be removed a week prior to procedure and left off for 8 weeks after)
  • Sunburned or tanned skin (if you have been burned or have a tan you must wait up to 8 weeks or until the tan/burn disappears)

Pre-Appointment Instructions:

Avoid any kind of tanning (Spray tanning, tanning injections, sun tanning and tanning beds) for 2 to 4 weeks before your treatment. Ideally, you should try to use SPF5O to prep your skin for 2 to 4 weeks before your treatment, especially if you are naturally darker skinned. You may even wish to consider using a natural Tyrosinase Inhibitor to helps ensure there is no overproduction of pigment in the skin aka hyperpigmentation.

Avoid any other type of procedures on the same area which you intend to have treated such as laser therapy, chemical peels, Botox, fillers, as this may prevent your treatment being performed by your technician at the time you want it.

No facial acids (Retin A, salicylic, glycolic) 14 days before or 21 days after Plasma Pen.

No Botox or fillers 21 days before or after Plasma Pen.

No Micro needling/PRP 21 days before or after Plasma Pen.

No laser or peels (depending on intensity of peel) for 90 days before or after Plasma Pen.

Surgical procedures like face lifts you must wait at least 9 months postop/before Plasma Pen.

If you are getting treatment around the lips and are prone to fever blisters, a prescription is required to treat oral herpes. You will need to take medication for at least three days before treatment.

Aftercare Instructions and information: 

You may experience a “stinging” sensation in the treated area(s) immediately after treatment. This is normal and it generally only lasts for about an hour.

If the treated area is swollen, you may apply ice packs covered with a clean cloth. Do NOT apply ice directly onto the skin, as this can cause damage to the tissue. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin, ibuprofen or steroids if possible.

If you are receiving a Plasma Pen treatment anywhere on your face or neck, we recommend you sleep on your back with your head elevated to reduce swelling.

Do NOT cleanse the treated area until the following day.

Do NOT exercise 48 hours after treatment or expose yourself to any heat, steam or sweat because this can intensify the inflammation that’s already present.

The area that has been treated must NOT be covered with occlusive dressing or any type of sunblock, make-up, mascara, creams or any other products until the area has fully healed.

Many ingredients in skin care products and cosmetics can irritate skin and cause allergic reactions. Ultimately this will slow you’re your healing process and possibly impede desired results.

It is highly unlikely you will ever get an infection from a Plasma Pen treatment, as the wound we cause is not open. However, the first 12 hours post-treatment is vital in protecting you from any potential infection, so please avoid any activities where you could expose yourself to contaminants. Keeping hands off of anything that comes in contact with the treatment area.

You may return to work the following day. However, you will not look your absolute best during the initial healing process (approximately 7 days).

Expect redness, swelling and inflammation for the first 1 to 5 days post-treatment. This is normal but will usually be of a very minor nature

During the healing process:

It is normal for the area that has been treated to be red/pink, swollen and feel tight and dry. Occasional weeping is normal and will settle.

Tiny crusts will quickly form on the treated area. These may be visible for up to about a week.

Do NOT pick crusts off as this will delay the healing process and could cause hyperpigmentation and scarring.

The area(s) treated may be cleansed daily with room temperature water and your fingers. Avoid using washcloths or any other washing devices. You are only removing excess oil and do not need to thoroughly cleanse the treated skin. Do NOT be tempted to rub, brush or exfoliate the area in any way to aid in the removal of the crusts. Pat dry with a clean tissue.

Do NOT stand with your face under a hot shower for the first 3-4 days. This could increase swelling. Try to avoid shower gels or hair products running on to your face as this could cause irritation and inflammation. Rinse thoroughly with tepid water if products do come into contact with the area(s) treated and gently pat dry.

Avoid swimming or chlorinated water as it can increase irritation.

Keep scabs/crusts moist by applying provided aftercare three times a day – but only in small amounts, do not soak the area.

Men should avoid shaving the treated area until it is fully healed (around 7 days).

If you have had treatment around your eyes, you should avoid wearing contact lenses for 72 hours after your treatment

Once the scabs have fallen off (approximately 7 days), your skin may be a little pink. You may begin to apply your normal foundation/make-up/sunblock but avoid using skincare products containing glycolic/salicylic/retinoic/AHA/ scrubs/Clarisonic or any other active exfoliating ingredients/devices for at least 21 days, as this will cause irritation. ABSOLUTELY NO MAKEUP UNTIL SCABS HAVE FALLEN OFF

Avoid sun exposure. Once the scabs have fallen off, you must wear a physical sunblock (zinc & titanium) and a hat while your skin is in the healing stages (pink in color) and you should continue to do so for at least the next 12 weeks to avoid hyperpigmentation.

Do NOT sunbath/sun tanning beds for 10–12 weeks post procedure.

Do NOT have any other facial treatments in the same treatment area while your skin is healing (12 weeks).

Do NOT wax treatment area for at least 21 days, if not longer. If you are receiving Plasma Pen treatment anywhere around the eyes, I would wait the full 12 weeks. It will be ok to tweeze or thread any unwanted hairs after scabs have fallen off the area.