Plasma Skin Tightening
What Is Plasma Skin Tightening?
For many individuals, loose and sagging skin is an undesirable cosmetic concern that negatively impacts their appearance. Skin elasticity is caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin, two proteins within the skin responsible for giving it its firmness and elasticity. Aging, overexposure to the sun (photodamage) and genetics al play a role in contributing toward skin laxity. Plasma skin tightening, or plasma skin resurfacing, is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that uses plasma to tighten skin and combat the skin laxity caused by aging and photodamage.
Plasma skin tightening uses plasma to heat the tissue beneath the epidermis, triggering fibroplasia and stimulating collagen production. The procedure has an immediate and permanent impact on skin tightness. Skin laxity continues to decrease for up to 1 year following the procedure. Plasma skin tightening is an effective and nonsurgical alternative to more invasive or surgical procedures. Though there is some significant downtime
following treatment and minor side effects, the procedure has an excellent safety profile. The effects of treatment are visible immediately after the procedure. Fibroblast activity continues for up to 1 year later, stimulating the production of new collagen and further decreasing skin laxity.
Are The Results Permanent?
Results of plasma skin tightening are permanent, but do not stop your skin from continuing to age or any damage caused by the sun. Though your skin laxity is improved and tightness increased, your skin will still continue to go through the aging process, including the further
breakdown of collagen, renewed skin laxity, the appearance of new wrinkles and visibility of other skin imperfections and blemishes. Downtime lasts about 7 days after a plasma skin
tightening procedure. During this time, patients can expect their epidermis to peel away in a process called epithelialization. Re-epithelialization follows after the old epidermis sheds away to reveal the new, tighter epidermis. Total recovery time depends on the amount of energy used during the procedure. Aftercare requires patients to
protect their skin from sun exposure by wearing sunscreen.
How Long Does It Last?
effects of plasma treatment are not entirely permanent as it does not stop any further aging. But, 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, but the best results will be seen after 4 weeks. For some, an additional treatment may be required after 8 weeks, for maximum results. Areas such as crows feet and forehead lines and wrinkles are
controlled by muscle movement so those areas may not have as lasting effects and some may choose to enhance these areas with botox or fillers.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
The number of treatments required will vary according to the condition being treated, skin's laxity, the desired degree of correction and the individual’s response to the treatment. Most clients see results instantly after the first treatment and this continues to improve over the course of the following 2-4 weeks. Further treatments can be carried out to get better results, although it is uncommon to require more than two treatments. Appointments must be spaced out 6-8 weeks. Results will vary from person to person.
Who it's Suitable For?
Skin types 1 to 3 on the Fitzpatrick Skin Classification Scale - Check your type Here
Plasma Skin Tightening is not recommended for darker skin types that may be prone to hyperpigmentation. A test patch is required for a skin type 4 or higher.
Treatments cannot be performed if you have ANY of the following:
Prone to Keloid Scarring here
History of Hyperpigmentation
Fitzpatrick 5-6 (Prone to hyperpigmentation)
What To Do Before Treatment?
-DO NOT wax, laser or electrolysis 2 weeks prior to procedure.
-DO NOT get Botox or Fillers 4 weeks prior to or after procedure.
-NO alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Niacin, or vitamin E 24 hours prior to procedure.
-STOP using all Retin A or AHA products 4weeks prior to and after procedure.
-You may be more sensitive to pain around your menstrual cycle.
-If sunburn is present, appointment must be rescheduled; No sun for 7 days pre and post procedure.
-If sores are present in procedure area, appointment must be rescheduled.
-Remove contact lenses prior to treatment; bring sunglasses to wear after treatment.
-Must arrive with a clean face.
-Client must have a physician’s release if eye surgery in the 4 months prior treatment.
-If prone to cold sores, it’s required to take a prescribed Anti-Viral medication starting 24 hours before appointment and continue for a total of 5 days. Same applies to any follow-up visit.
-If client has split lips, appointment must be rescheduled.
-Client must have a physician’s release if lip surgery in the last 4 months prior to treatment.