So, what is the buzz about the newest 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. Plasma Pen is 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 the production of collagen in the skin.
HOW DOES THE PLASMA PEN WORK?
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 layers) whilst simultaneously heating and disrupting the deeper dermal structure via thermal conduction. This treatment is also known as fibroblasting. Fibroblasts are the most common cells of connective tissue in the body that produce collagen.
How Does The Plasma Pen Work?
The Plasma Pen creates electrical energy in gaseous molecular nitrogen and transmits the energy in a non-contact way (no needles, no skin contact, non-invasively) to the skin’s surface from above. The Plasma Pen is held just above the skin and free electrons in the nitrogen gas are transmitted by a mini-electrical arc towards the skin. This causes micro-trauma to the skin’s epidermal layer (top layers) whilst simultaneously heating and disrupting the deeper dermal structure via thermal conduction. This treatment is also known as ‘fibroblasting’. Fibroblasts are the most common cells of connective tissue in the body that produce collagen.
What Areas Of The Body Can Be Treated With Plasma Pen?
‘Fibroblasting’ produces excellent rejuvenating results for any area of the body, particularly the face and neck regions and also for stretch marks and scars. It is important for anyone considering ‘fibroblasting’ treatment to carefully review the Plasma Pen contraindications, Plasma Pen Aftercare Instructions, risks, and skin types that can be safely treated.
Areas that can be treated by the Plasma Pen include:
Upper and lower eyelids improving fine lines, tightening bags and upper eyelid hoods and eyelid crepiness. . Fine lines under the eyes have been traditionally rather difficult to treat but the Plasma Pen can travel close to the eyelid margin.
Crow’s feet around eyes and lines and wrinkles around the eyes
‘Accordion’ lines – the lines that form outside of the mouth when you smile in the lateral cheek area.
Jowl and jaw-line tightening.
Marionette lines – The creases or folds that run vertically from the corners of the mouth down to the chin.
Nasolabial folds or smile lines – The folds that run from the sides of your nose down to the edge of your mouth.
Necklines and turkey neck.
Smoker’s lines – those vertical wrinkles also known as lipstick lines around the mouth
The plasma significantly tightens, lifts, resurfaces, and regenerates any area of skin on the face or body.
How Much Does Plasma Pen Cost?
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How Long Will It Take To See Results?
Plasma Pen skin tightening results are impressive. One study demonstrated a 37% reduction in periorbital lines and wrinkles however results vary from individual to indivual. You will typically see immediate tightening along with cumulative improvements over the ensuing nine months in the appearance of skin quality as the collagen progressively improves. Most of the improvement occurs in the following 6 months. In some cases, it may require more than one session depending on the desired results. Naturally, the more treatments one undergoes, the superior the results. Plasma Pen is not an alternative to surgery in cases of moderate to severe skin laxity and it can be used in conjunction with plastic surgery.
Is The Plasma Pen Treatment Painful?
Plasma Pen is mildly to moderately uncomfortable. Everyone’s pain tolerance levels are different and some areas of the body are more sensitive than others. Numbing cream is helpful in reducing the discomfort prior to treatment. We also employ other methods to minimise your discomfort if required such as vibratory stimulus, inhalational pain relievers and oral analgesic medication if required. Your comfort is our priority at Cosmetic Image Clinics.
What Are The Risks Of The Plasma Pen Treatment?
The Plasma Pen is a relatively safe treatment, particularly when compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures. However, no procedure is without risks and it is important to review and understand the contraindications, risks and side effects. Adverse effects include swelling and bruising, small scabbing and crusting, a dotted appearance, skin discoloration, scarring, infection, hypopigmentation, scarring, hyperpigmentation and reactivation of herpetic outbreaks if in the vicinity.
What Downtime Can I Expect After My Plasma Pen Treatment?
There is nearly always some swelling, redness, and ‘dotting’ in the treatment area. (please ask to see our after treatment ‘healing photos’.
Make-up can camouflage to a degree most of the above except for swelling which commonly occurs for 3 to 4 days post treatment.
There is an average of one week recovery after Plasma Pen treatments on the face and neck areas and 2 weeks recovery on the body, depending on the area being treated and the intensity of the treatment
Swelling usually begins the day after your treatment, and peaks the ensuing two days.
After day 3, swelling subsides. The dotted pattern may become more prominent. Do not pick any scabs, should they form.
The dots being improving towards the end of the week on the face and the neck. The treated area will become flakey and peel slightly towards the end of the week. Keep moisturising during this time.
Please be aware that the days indicated are simply guidelines for average healing time.
Aftercare and Healing. How do I look after my Plasma Pen treatment healing?
Moist wound healing is the best form of healing for healing skin. We recommend applying a soothing balm after the treatment similar to those used after laser treatments. Our treatment of choice is the Post Treatment Synergie Pack which includes a topical barrier called ‘Occlusiderm’, an healing oil and a sunscreen.
For the first two days, it is recommended to apply the Occlusiderm two to three times a day and before bed.
After two days, replace the Barrier Cream with the healing moisturising oil and then apply the zinc based sunscreen Uberzinc on top of this. Makeup, ideally mineral make-up, can be applied on top of this to help camouflage the redness and dots.
LED light therapy can help facilitate the healing process and minimise swelling and inflammation.
Sleeping more upright at night can help minimise the swelling if possible. The swelling is worse in the mornings with the fluid shift from the feet to the head overnight.
You should protect your treated skin from the sun for the next month.
Your skin will feel slightly sensitive for the next two weeks. Do not use active cosmeceuticals on your skin such as acids or Vitamin A products.
What Skin Types May Not Be Good Candidates For Plasma Pen Treatment?
Darker skin tones such as African-American, African, Latin, Aboriginal, Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian ancestry and people of mixed ethnicities may not good candidates for Plasma Pen due to the risk of hyperpigmentation. We are reluctant to provide Plasma Pen treatments on Fitzpatrick skin types 4-6, ie darker skin types, due to the increased inherent risks.
Absolute or Relative Contraindications & Support
Any areas of skin infection or skin disorders such as dermatitis should be avoided by Plasma Pen treatment.
It is recommended to wait 14 days after dermal skin filler has been administered before undergoing a Plasma Pen treatment.
If there is a history of herpetic outbreaks in the area, preventative antiviral medication will be recommended.
If you have any questions after your treatment, please do not hesitate to contact us at Cosmetic Image Clinics on 0730034000.