Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening
Breakthrough European Technology
Used in Europe for years successfully, this advanced non-invasive procedure is relatively new in the beauty industry in North America. Using plasma (4th state) energy directed through a precise instrument (plasma pen), results are fast with minimal downtime and comparable to surgery in skin lifting and tightening.
How Does It Work?
The precise instrument known as a plasma pen works by utilizing the voltage in the air between its 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 is comparable to surgery but with no cutting, very low risk and much more affordable.
Some other benefits: No stitches required, very little downtime, no injectable anesthesia required, minimal side effects, instant results and fast enough to do over a lunch break! .
There is a numbing cream used topically beforehand if client desires. Immediately after treatment there are little brown spots called carbon crusts which fade within a week and the skin continues to produce collagen (fibroblast cells) for several weeks after tightening. After 6 weeks, a second treatment may be required to get desire results, although one treatment is often dramatic enough!
Does it hurt?
There is discomfort however a topical numbing cream is applied 30 minutes before treatment so clients are able to tolerate the pain.
What are the side effects?
There are little brown marks called carbon crusts which are visible for 3-5 days possibly up to 7 days after treatment. They may itch and it is imperative to apply a post treatment cream, which is provided and not itch the skin! Aside from that, mild swelling and redness may occur for up to 2 weeks, and after 6 weeks the new skin is visible with final results.
How many treatments will I need?
This is determined at your consultation. This technique does not over-tighten the skin and some troublesome areas may require 2-3 treatments for fantastic results, although many people are very happy with just 1 treatment.
How long do the results last?
Results typically last 2-4 years although if you care for your skin and eat well, drink water, etc, results can be longer than this. It depends on your age and lifestyle, but 2-4 years is average. Results will vary from person to person.
Is this considered a risky procedure?
Not at all. This is a very low risk procedure. Minimal side effects and no injectable anesthesia nor cutting into the skin. The plasma pen is designed to shut off immediately if it touches the skin (the technique never allows full contact with the skin, it hovers just a few millimeters above the skin).
However, you must age 18 or older to receive treatment and certain medical conditions are contraindicated to receive this therapy.
How long is the procedure?
Length of time for treatment is depending on areas being treated, but the first 30 minutes is the numbing cream taking effect.
Areas of Treatment:
Lip Area (Really great for smoker's lines)
Nasolabial area (smile lines)
FINAL RESULTS ARE VISIBLE 6 WEEKS AFTER TREATMENT. FOLLOW UP TREATMENTS MAY BE PERFORMED AT 6-8 WEEKS DEPENDING ON YOUR SKIN'S HEALING.