What is it?
Plasma Pen is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that can be used to treat various skin concerns. These include: Smoothing out heavy wrinkles and fine lines of the face and neck. Eyelid tightening for lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin. Skin imperfections, including skin tags and sun spots and to improve the appearance of acne scars. Flipping the lip, slimming the nose, diminishing stretch marks helping to tighten loose stomach skin and breasts after pregnancy.
How does it work?
The treatment uses a hand help device which generates plasma (ionized gas) where a visible smoke is produced, as a result of the sublimating process. Sublimation is the physical term for the shift from solid to gas. The device heats the dermis which begins to shed post treatment allowing new skin to form. The plasma pen evaporates micro-millimeters of skin causing the skin to tighten and lift instantly. At the same time, new connective tissue such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid begins to form giving the skin a plum, youthful look. The results are at maxium 90 days post treatment. There is no formation of electricity and no thermal damage to the skin when using a true plasma device.
Plasma Pen is a versatile treatment and can treat a wide range of skin conditions and people of any age and gender. The most common use is for skin tightening and anti-ageing. As we age our dermal layer thins, less collagen is produced, elastin fibres wear out and these changes cause our skin to wrinkle & sag due to lost laxity and texture. Plasma technology is used to tighten the skin, face and neck, lift drooping eye lids and smooth out wrinkles. Plasma Pen treatments also assist with increasing collagen formation on the area being treated which results in a more plump and youthful looking appearance. Plasma Pen is an ideal treatment for people who don’t want to go under the knife for a face or eye lift allowing you to avoid the risks associated with surgery. However, it is not ideal for skin types that are tanned or dark as it may cause pigmentation. Katie will qualify this for you during your consultation.
Frequently asked questions?!
Is it an Invasive Treatment?
No, Plasma treatments do not require any cutting of the skin and is much quicker than surgery as no general anaesthesia is required. Treatments can take between 20-30 minutes (1+ hours depending on the area) and there is minimal down time, however, there can be small formations of scabs and slight swelling post treatment. We may recommend a few rest days from work and other commitments if treating the eye area. There are visible results after one treatment and a gradual improvement over a couple of weeks post treatment, it is no wonder why plasma treatments are highly sought-after!
When will I start to see results after the treatment?
Many clients see transformative results within a couple of days and then see a dramatic improvement to treated areas at 6 weeks. Full results are revealed by three months.
How long do these results last for?
Results are designed to last for three plus years, so the Plasma Pen treatment is more cost effective and offers a much quicker recovery time than traditional surgical methods. The longevity of the results depends on the area treated and your own ageing process.
How many sessions will I need?
Most people need between 2-3 sessions. However, some see maximum results after one and some may need 4. If you need more than 2 sessions the cost is reduced by 10%.
WE ARE STRICT THAT YOU FOLLOW THE AFTER CARE GIVEN TO AVOID PITTING AND SCARRING.
You can NOT have plasma lifting or tightening performed if;
- you are pregnant or breast feeding
- have a pacemaker or electrical implant
- have a metal implant in/close to the area to be treated
- have epilepsy
- have keloid scarring on the face
- have vitiligo
- are currently on cancer treatment or have been in the last 6-12months (please let me know and we can discuss if this is an absolute no for your individual case)
- have active eczema or psoriasis in the area to be treated
- are on prescription exfoliants (roacutane users must wait 3-12 months depending on length of course)
- Are on photosensitive medications, must wait 3-12 months depending on medication and course length (including some antibiotics)
• Sun exposure resulting in burns to area to be treated, must wait untill healed
• laser skin resurfacing treatments - must wait 12 months to have plasma treatment.
• IPL or laser hair removal - must wait 2 weeks post hair removal and must wait 6 weeks before getting hair removal after plasma.
• Chemical Peel - must wait 6 months before and after treatment. Glycolic, lactic and light peel must wait 3 months before and after plasma.
• Dermabrasion - must wait 6 weeks post plasma to have dermabrasion performed. Must wait 3 weeks post dermabrasion to have plasma.
If you are prone to hyper/hypo pigmentation - must use a cream called “Bright + Balanced” for three weeks prior, twice a day in the area to be treated. This will be used again after treatment. Sunscreen SPF 50+ is a must long term in these cases.