What is Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening?
Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening is the only cosmetic treatment to use plasma to eliminate excess skin. The treatment is low risk, with minimal downtime and is more affordable than surgery. Plasma Skin Tightening is a “Soft Surgery” and is known for its success with non-surgical eye lifts, skin tag removal, tummy tightening, stretch marks and so much more.
The term “Soft Surgery” is used to describe the treatment because it delivers results like surgery, but with no scalpel, stitches or bandages and has minimal downtime.
How Does Plasma Skin Tightening Work?
The Plasma Skin Tightening method has many advantages over cosmetic surgery, which makes it an increasingly popular treatment. There is no cutting off the skin, which means that no stitches are required, and clients can return to work much sooner.
Plasma Skin Tightening is a relatively new innovation in the beauty industry in North America. The treatment has had much success for some years in Europe. The extremely accurate device works by utilizing the voltage in the air between the tip and the skin, to form a plasma charge. An electrical arc is created and instantly shrinks the targeted skin. The tissue retraction and tightening means results that are comparable to invasive surgery.
What Areas Can I Treat?
- We can treat several imperfections without any actual cutting of the skin. It is useful for:
- Eyelid Tightening, including lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin.
- Skin imperfections, including skin tags and sunspots.
- Improvement in the appearance of acne scars.
- Diminishing Stretch marks.
- Tightening loose stomach skin after pregnancy.
- Lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
- Plasma Facelift and Plasma Neck Lift.
How Long Does Plasma Skin Tightening Last?
This is more than a simple tightening treatment. As the treatment involves the removal of the skin, the effects should last the same way they would with invasive surgery. Like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of plasma treatment are not entirely permanent as it does not stop any further aging. Though the positive results should last you years depending on the area treated. The positive effects of treatment will be noticeable immediately after the first treatment. Although, you will see the best results after four weeks. For some, additional treatment is optional after eight weeks for maximum results.
Additionally, there are lifestyle factors that can shorten the length of time the results are visible, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and prolonged sun exposure. Those planning for treatment should also be aware that their race and genetics can also affect the length of beneficial effects.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
The number of treatments required will vary according to the condition of the skin’s laxity and the desired degree of correction and the individual’s response to the treatment. Most clients see results instantly, and this continues to improve over the course of the following eight weeks. Further treatments can be carried out to increase results, although it is uncommon to require more than two treatments. Appointments must be spaced out by eight weeks.
Plasma Skin Tightening has been shown to be a safe treatment due to its non-invasive nature. Still, most clients are likely to experience some minor side effects in the 7-10 days following treatment.
There will be some tiny brown marks that have the appearance of minor scabbing, which are carbon crusts, but in 7-10 days these will flake away, revealing new pink skin beneath. Some swelling will be seen (especially in cases of eyelid treatment), but it is likely to only last 3-5 days at most. Swelling in the eye area is to be expected for a few days following an upper eyelid treatment. To avoid any more serious side effects such as hyperpigmentation, follow the aftercare recommendations given to you by your technician.
As with most cosmetic procedures, Plasma Skin Tightening is not for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Although some darker skin types are suitable for the soft surgery procedure, we do not advise this treatment for those with very dark skin. This is because there is a higher risk of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots) following treatment.
Plasma Skin Tightening is indeed more affordable than cosmetic surgery, and the prices of treatment depend on the area treated when comparing a treatment to the cost of surgery. For exact pricing on our treatment areas, please book your consultation.
1. Avoid any kind of tanning (Spray tanning, tanning injections, sun tanning and tanning beds) for two 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 help ensure there is no overproduction of pigment in the skin aka hyperpigmentation. (Consult your esthetician for appropriate products)
2. Avoid any other type of procedures in the same area which you intend to have treated with Plasma Pen, 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. For example:
• 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.
• For surgical procedures like face lifts you must wait at least 9 months post op/before Plasma Pen.
3. Avoid stimulants like coffee the morning of your treatment to prevent unintentional muscle spasms and blood thinning.
Post Treatment Instructions
Dry healing first 24 hours.
Redness and swelling can last up to 3 days and is normal. Crusts will come off naturally in 5-10 days. DO NOT RUB OR SCRATCH THEM, it can cause scars and hyperpigmentation on treated areas. Complete healing will take up to 28 days.
Wash face gently with water after 24 hours, avoid soap or cleaners until crusts come off completely. Dry with a towel using tapping motions.
Do not use any skin care products (other than professional mineral SPF) or make-up until crusts come off completely. Use Neosporin 1-2 times a day if feeling dry or itchy (no longer than 3 days). Use ice to reduce swelling or itching without allowing the area to become wet. Take an antihistamine to reduce swelling if needed.
USE PROFESSIONAL MINERAL SPF 50 starting right away!
Avoid gym, pool, spa, sauna, and make-up until crusts come off.
Avoid sun exposure, laser treatment and tanning bed for at least one month after the treatment.
After the crusts fall off there will be pink dots on the skin that will stay on the treated area through the healing period. Use professional hydrating serums and creams that contain hyaluronic acid, peptides, and vitamins to stimulate new collagen production.
If swelling and pay last longer than 7 days, see your doctor!
Repeat procedure if necessary, in 8 weeks.