HOW DOES THE PLASMA PEN TREATMENT WORK?
Here’s what the Plasma Pen does, and why it’s good news for you! The vital components of skin strength and resilience diminish as we age. Unfortunately, soon after 30, most people begin to notice declining collagen, elastin, and hydration of their complexion. Fine lines, sagging, and wrinkles appear.
At the same time, the natural skin cell turnover that replaces sun-damaged cells slows and leaves dull, dry, and hyperpigmented layers in place. The dermal layer thins and the strong scaffolding of the skin depletes.
Many turn to chemical peels, dermal fillers, Botox, or laser skin treatments for youthful skin. All of these non-surgical treatments work differently to achieve specific outcomes. However, the Plasma Pen is specialized and offers unique benefits that help our clients fight facial aging.
This is a non-invasive skin tightening and lifting device that triggers cell regeneration by naturally contracting, thickening, and rejuvenating. This FDA and CE approved device performs focused fibroblast therapy to stimulate collagen in your skin.
Where we once had only the option of facelift surgery, facial fillers, or intensive resurfacing, we now have a very finely tuned cosmetic device that achieves many of those benefits without the same risks or the downtime.
WHAT’S THE SCIENCE BEHIND PLASMA PEN TREATMENTS?
The plasma pen triggers natural skin tightening. How does it do this? The device directs a continuous energy source which ionizes nitrogen and oxygen in the air, creating a plasma gas. This may sound complex, but what you’ll see is a small, pen-like device creating micro-flashes of light at the tip, near your skin.
The plasma flash doesn’t touch your skin, but it does cause micro-traumas to its epidermal (top) layer. At the same time, this energy reaction causes simultaneous heating of the deeper, dermal skin layer. At this core level, lines, wrinkles, and skin cell damage can transform through replenishing fibroblasts and stimulating collagen.
The result is that tiny areas of controlled cell disruption encourage tighter, more toned, and healthier new cells. Skin becomes firmer as you heal. The lifting effects are useful for wherever skin feels lax for lasting improvement.
WHAT AREAS ARE TREATED WITH THE PLASMA PEN?
- Crow’s feet (fine lines around eyes)
- Upper and lower eyelids
- Smile lines
- Acne scars – various textured, indented or pigmented scars can be improved
- Smoker’s lines – vertical wrinkles above the lips
- Marionette lines – creases running vertically down from the corners of the mouth
- Forehead lines- horizontal or frown lines
- Nasal labial folds
- Necklines (platysmal bands or “turkey neck”)
WHO MAKES A GOOD CANDIDATE?
The Plasma Pen’s before and after results can be impressive, but this treatment is not always the best alternative to a facelift or neck lift surgery. Moderate to severe skin laxity requires a more invasive approach to achieve satisfying results.
The best way to determine if this device can deliver improvements you want is to meet with Dr. Yugueros in person for a detailed skin assessment. She’ll listen to your concerns, evaluate skin elasticity and focus areas, and then recommend the type and number of sessions for results you seek. Because everyone’s needs are unique, we recommend multiple sessions for some clients to ensure they see maximum benefits.
PLASMA PEN INSTEAD OF COSMETIC SURGERY – WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?
- No injection of anesthetic is required
- No overcorrection or excessive tightening risk
- No stitches, wound care, or infection risk
- Cost effective
- Lasting results which can be permanent
- Scalpel-free, scar free and non-ablative
- Low risk with minimal side effects
- Short downtime- a few days compared with a few weeks
- More uniform than ablative skin resurfacing with lasers
IS THE PLASMA PEN TREATMENT PAINFUL?
We’ll let you know exactly what to expect from your skin rejuvenation session. Our patients are pleasantly surprised that it’s quick, straightforward, and not overly uncomfortable.
Everyone’s tolerance is different, as is the sensitivity of different body regions. That means each person will experience their treatment uniquely, but topical numbing creams mean most people describe the sensation as merely tingly, and not painful.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS TO KNOW ABOUT?
The Plasma Pen is considered to be a safe treatment, especially when compared with more invasive procedures. However, no aesthetic treatment is without risk entirely.
For this treatment to carry minimal risks, we work with skin types 1 to 3 on the Fitzpatrick scale. Darker skin tones may experience unwanted pigment changes or scarring.
Depending on the areas covered, you may expect:
- Mild bruising
- Possible scarring in rare cases
A significant advantage of this treatment modality is its minimal downtime and minor inconvenience. Plasma treatments don’t require pain medication. You can expect to see redness, minor swelling, and some scabbing as you heal, but you won’t be physically limited the way you would after cosmetic surgery.
Keep in mind when planning your recovery, it takes an average of 8 days for signs of plasma treatment to resolve. Your aftercare protocol may include avoiding alcohol consumption, sweating, retinol treatments, and other facial irritants. Be sure to let skin scab and heal naturally, without picking or scratching at the area.
You’ll need to be patient for results to develop, even after you’ve completely healed. Your skin will create collagen deep in the dermal layer, and over several weeks you’ll note the Plasma Pen’s firming, tightening effects appearing.
HOW LONG DO PLASMA PEN TREATMENT RESULTS LAST?
Post-treatment care, overall health, and lifestyle will affect your results. In most cases, the Plasma Pen delivers long-lasting and highly satisfying results our patients enjoy for a few years. It can be an incredibly beneficial investment!
IBOOK YOUR CONSULTATION WITH DR. YUGUEROS TO LEARN MORE AND PLAN YOUR LIFTED LOOK!
Our caring, experienced team of aesthetic specialists and board-certified surgeons are here to help you look and feel your absolute best. We’ll meet with you in person to listen to your goals and concerns, and then recommend the treatments that align with you.
Luna Plastic Surgery, Johns Creek, GA patients receive trusted, professional care and enjoy their entire transformational journey. What could the Plasma Pen do for you? Call or write us today, and find out.