The Plasma Pen treatment is a revolutionary method for a perfect face and body rejuvenation. It is important to stress that Plasma is a non-surgical technique where no scalpels or any other surgical instruments are used.
The Plasma Pen treatment is an active answer to patients need for beauty treatments that provides a perfect look but is not based on surgical methods as there are no surgical risks involved.
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What is the PLASMA Pen and how does it work?
The Plasma treatment uses the fourth state of matter – plasma. Tissues are treated “sublimate” and we avoid spreading unwanted heat to the surrounding areas. The principle is to ionize gas in the air to create a small electrical arch, similar to a tiny lightning bolt, with which dermal and epidermal areas, are affected by aesthetic problems, may be treated without spreading unwanted heat to the surrounding areas.
When the electrical arch – plasma – touches the skin surface, the heat widens and is subsequently transferred into the epidermis all the way to the papillary layer which contains fibroblast cells. The result is contraction and tightening of the skin cells. Consequently, the excess skin is reduced, and the result tightens, tones and lifts the skin and wrinkle reduction. Most, if not all, methods of skin resurfacing are based on creating a controlled skin damage, which activates its healing, and this leads to the skin remodeling and improvement in various signs of aging.
Even though skin layers receive a controlled injury by plasma pen (by heating, fragmentation, vaporization-sublimation and tightening, they do not burn off as they largely do under ablative laser and, importantly, there are no open wounds during the healing phase. This is extremely important as this approach reduces the risk of side effects such as scarring, infection, or loss of pigmentation etc.
After the treatment small dry spots – scabs form. They need 5-7 days to fall off during this time the client should keep the skin surface clean (use Octenisept and lukewarm water) and keep it moist.
Plasma pen works similarly to an ablative (fractional) laser. The plasma pen creates a perfect controlled injury to very specific skin cells to encourage skin tightening, cell division, cell proliferation and collagen production. This does not only improve the skin tightening, tone and texture, but it can also reduce scarring, improve a number of common skin problems and increase skin contour.
Fibroblasts are active, spindle- or star-shaped cells in the dermis. Their function is to increase the productions of fibres, collagen and glycosaminoglycans. Fibroblasts have the main role in the dermis formation and are of a key importance for normal growth, healing, wound healing and everyday physiological activities in all tissues and organs in the body.
The number and productivity of fibroblasts decline with age. Their density gradually begins to decrease and fibroblasts in connective tissue rarely undergo division. Cellular division and regeneration are stimulated only by a wound healing process or inflammatory response. Trauma from plasma stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elevates elastin levels.
AREAS OF TREATMENT:
Upper and lower eyelid correction
Facelift and neck lift
All types of lifting
Removal of warts, freckles, sun spots and age spots
Inner and Outer thighs
Advantages of plasma vs surgery:
No cutting of the skin
No stitches required
Very low-risk procedure (minimal risk)
Minimal side effects and far less downtime
Quick and easy procedure
Most patients can return to work the same day
No thinning of the skin
Significant cost saving
Plasma Pen skin resurfacing is generally suitable for most people, as it is particularly effective at treating notoriously difficult-to-treat areas, namely around the eyes (periorbital) and around the mouth (perioral). It is also suitable for most skin types and textures, although there are some contraindications, which are listed below:
If you have darker skin (Fitzpatrick scale skin type 6)
If your skin is prone to scarring/keloid scarring
If you have any of the following: severe skin conditions, open wounds, severe acne, lupus, psoriasis or vitiligo
If you have allergies or sensitivities to any of the products used during the treatment
If you have a history of being treated with blood-thinning medications or gold therapy or if you have been taking Accutane in the last year.
If you are pregnant, breast-feeding , immune-deficient or have any other auto-immune disorder
It is a non-invasive/non-surgical procedure with the same or comparable results as traditional surgery. Before the treatment the topical anesthetic is applied, ensuring a painless procedure. This innovative technique cannot cause the so-called “overlifting”, as it only damages excess/loose skin which returns to its “original state” after the regeneration phase. A partial effect can be seen immediately after the treatment. You need to wait for 2–4 weeks to see the perfect results.
The procedure can only be carried out by a certified specialist.
2.) How does it work?
The Plasma Pen treatment uses the fourth state of matter – plasma. Tissues are treated “sublimate” to avoid spreading unwanted heat to the surrounding areas. The principle is to ionize gases in the air to create a small electrical arch, similar to a tiny lightning bolt. Dermal and epidermal areas, which are affected by aesthetic problems, may be treated without spreading unwanted heat to the surrounding areas.
When the electrical arch – plasma – touches the skin surface, the heat widens the arch and is transferred into the epidermis all the way to the papillary layer which contains fibroblast cells. The result is contraction and tightening of the skin cells. Consequently, the excess skin is reduced, and the result is comparable to lifting and wrinkle reduction.
3.) How long does the treatment take?
First, the topical anesthesia cream is applied to minimizing the risk of pain, numbing the treated area. The topical anesthesia takes effect 40 minutes after the application. The procedure itself does not last long, 20–30 minutes depending on the area. The duration of the treatment (with anaesthetic application): 60–90 minutes.
4.) Is a special pre-treatment needed?
There is no special pre-treatment needed. It is advisable that you do not apply any cosmetic products on the treated area (especially those containing alcohol). During the consultation you should mention all recent surgical, aesthetic procedures, and products being used.
5.) Is the procedure painful?
Plasma Pen is a non-invasive procedure with a minimal level of pain. It is virtually painless, as the treated area is numbed before the treatment. After the treatment the treated area is red (7–14 days) and some patients may experience some swelling, which may last up to 3–4 days. At the site of each spot a small crust will form. They should not be touched and you should wait for 4–5 days for them to fall off naturally. During the procedure the clients may feel some discomfort, not actual pain, depending on the treated area of the face/body.
6.) Is the Plasma Pen treatment right for me?
With the help of the Plasma instrument, it is possible to treat various skin problems, achieve the “lifting effect” of the loose skin or correct or remove scars.
If you suffer from any of the above mentioned and do not want to go through a traditional surgical procedure, PRIVÉ Plasma Lifting is right solution for you.
7.) Which are the most common procedures?
- Upper & Lower eye lid, facelift, neck lift, tummy and arms.
- Treats all areas of the Face and Body.
- Resurfacing of wrinkled areas (labial, nasolabial, worry lines, smile/smoker lines)
- Removal of different kinds of moles.
- Scar removal.
8.) Is Plasma Pen treatment safe?
The treatment is very safe, as it is a non-surgical procedure. It has a negligible amount of possible side effects and serious complications alike. The procedure is based on the natural stimulation of skin regeneration, so the excesses which may be seen in the world of traditional surgery are not possible.
The plasma pen treatment takes a very short time, (with stress on the aftercare). In case the patient neglects the instructions for aftercare, the treated area may suffer from:
9.) Are there any possible side effects of the Plasma Pen treatment?
The Plasma pen treatment is an exceptionally safe procedure with virtually no side effects. Possible side effects are inflammation, scarring or minor change in skin pigmentation, which is very rare. It is highly important for each patient to follow the instructions for aftercare closely. Crusts which occur after the treatment are part of the treatment and will fall off after 4–5 days. Minor swelling after treating the area around the eyes is normal and will disappear after 3–5 days, depending on the client’s sensitivity.
Aftercare is one of the most important part of the treatment. Each client must follow the instructions for aftercare closely to achieve the perfect results.
- Do not pick carbon crust; it will fall off in a few days.
- Clean the treated area with Octenisept twice a day.
- After the treatment continue applying the aftercare cream on the treated area as long as it is sensitive or when you are exposed to sun, as it contains SPF and protects the treated area.
- Avoid sauna, pools, solariums or any kind of exposure to activities which present risk for infection of the treated area.
- Make sure to protect the treated area from direct sun until the skin is completely regenerated (2–3 weeks).
- Do not apply products containing alcohol.
- Until the crusts fall off, you may apply colloidal silver to prevent inflammation.
- Do not cover with bandages.
11.) May I use makeup after the Plasma Pen treatment?
Do not use makeup after the treatment, as it generally is not sterile. First 5–6 days after the treatment, until the crusts fall off, use the antiseptic product and the aftercare cream, applying it softly to the treated area. When the crusts fall off, you may apply some makeup if necessary, as the cream the therapist gives you contains skin powder which covers the crusts and the blush.
12.) 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 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 final results follow after 3–4 weeks after the treatment.
13.) How many treatments are required for a perfect result?
It depends on the state of the patient’s skin and the desired degree of correction. Most patients may only need 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 patients may 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.
14.) How long will the effect of the Plasma Pen treatment last?
The results of the Plasma Pen 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.