What is Plasma Pen Skin Tightening and how does it work?
Plasma Pen Skin Tightening has been used in Europe for a number of years as a safe and effective way to reduce wrinkles and tighten loose, saggy skin. When administered at the correct angle to the skin, the plasma pen converts direct current into an electrostatic pulse, which is then transmitted to the sterile disposable applicator, where it creates an oxygen-nitrogen mixture that discharges a plasma flash.
This spark creates a flash in the skin, leading to collagen production and the subsequent
rejuvenating effect. When we strategically place plasma points on the skin using different patterns, it results in instant contractions and tightening of skin fibers.The tightened skin leaves a soft crust of dead cells that flakes off due to the first oxygen rejuvenation renewal of the fibroblast cells.
In order to get optimal results, multiple sessions are required, with the desired effects typically achieved in 1-4 sessions. It is advisable for most clients to do at least two treatments in order to
correct any missed spots. You MUST allow at least 6-8 weeks between sessions and can ONLY
perform another session once all redness and tenderness has subsided.
If you want to treat multiple areas with a specified amount of sessions, we recommend talking with your Plasma Pen specialist and discussing a package that works best for your budget and desired results.
Plasma Skin Tightening cannot be performed if you:
- Are receiving a systematic cortisone therapy (ex: accutane); treatment is only possible if you go off the medication for half the time that you have been on it
- Have inflamed skin in the area that will be treated
- Have a heart pacemaker
- Have keloid scarring
- Have healing complications (ex: diabetes); depending on your situation, you may be able to do the procedure with permission from a doctor
- Have lymphatic drainage disorder
- Have a history of hyperpigmentation (if you still wish to receive the treatment, you can take a melanin suppressant for 2 weeks before the treatment and 30 days after to help avoid hyperpigmentation, but you do so at your own risk)
- Are pregnant
- Have herpes simplex
Downtime and Healing
Downtime is subjective and the definition may differ for each individual, but the healing process — regardless of the body part — will be similar and will involve:
A normal reaction and is to be expected. Levels of swelling varies from person to person. It can be minimized by applying an ice pack covered in a paper towel to the area. However, it cannot to completely avoided as it is a direct normal result of the treatment.
Swelling is normally at its peak the day of treatment and the next day. By the 3rd or 4th day, the swelling usually subsides slightly and in most cases the swelling will be down on the 5th day.
Fluid can travel to different areas and in some cases blistering can also develop. The fluid inside the blister can be transferred to the bags under the eyes. It is vital to follow aftercare.
It's also completely normal to have lymphatic swelling. Swelling can occur in the lower eyelid following an upper eyelid treatment as the upper and lower eyelids are interconnected.
A normal reaction that flakes off on its own within 4-7 days. In some cases, it could take up to 2 weeks depending on individuals natural recovery speed. Do not apply any aftercare besides whats given to you. You may begin your normal skin regimen and makeup application on treated area once all scabbing has naturally fallen off.
The skin will be slightly pink once the scabs have fallen off. This is a normal reaction. At this point, you can begin to put makeup on the skin to camouflage. This new skin is especially sensitive to sunlight and it is crucial to use an SPF 50+ whenever going outside for the following 3-4 months or until the skin has enough melanin to match the rest of the skin.
A normal reaction and depends on the particular individual sensitivity to pain. Generally the more swelling the more discomfort. A burning sensation similar to that of a sunburn may also be experienced and will subside anywhere from 2-48 hours. This area can continue to feel slightly tender to touch over the weeks as the skin heals and regenerates. We do not work on the same area until all tenderness has subsided.