Are you looking for a quick and permanent solution to wrinkles and sagging skin – without having to go through surgery? If you haven’t already heard of Plasma Pen fibroblast treatments – well, it’s about time you were introduced. Here’s everything you need to know about the treatment and what it can do for you.
Plasma Pen ‘fibroblasting’ technology has been around for some time now, and yet there are still heaps of people, desperate to reverse the effects of ageing, who know very little about it. So what exactly does the treatment do and how does it work?
Plamere Plasma Pen – a clever handheld device – harnesses energy found in the air to create its very own source of plasma energy.
The Plasma Pen doesn’t need to touch your skin to have an effect. Instead, the Pen is held a millimetre from the skin’s surface – close enough to create a small stream of energy as the plasma reacts to your body’s electrical charge.
This stream of energy, known as the ‘plasma arc’, works wonders on your skin. Every time the arc makes contact with your skin a miniscule scab is formed, while the area around the scab is instantly tightened. After the Plasma Pen has created a series of small scabs in the area you’re targeting, all you have to do is wait for the scabs to fall off to reveal your new and improved skin!
Here’s the best bit: the heat from the plasma arc also boosts your skin’s production of collagen in the affected area, meaning that your skin will continue to tighten months after you leave the clinic.
The main reason people opt for a Plasma Pen treatment is because you only need one session to achieve the look you want.
Yes, you read that right. In most cases, a single treatment is enough to give your skin that tight, smooth texture you dream of. Plasma Pen treatment is permanent, so although it’s possible to return for an additional treatment 3 months after your first, many clients find that they only need a top-up several years down the line.
Another benefit of the treatment is that it’s completely non-invasive, and a great alternative to going under the knife. Because the plasma arc only penetrates the skin’s outermost layer – the epidermis – you won’t have to worry about the treatment permanently damaging your skin or facial muscles, and the recovery time is fairly short.
At the beginning of the treatment the area will be outlined. As the treatment progresses over the area where you may feel mild zaps as the plasma moves from the tip to the skin. The treatment length varies based on the area to be treated.
Following treatment, you can expect swelling, redness and small brown spots known as carbon crusts. These will scab over the next few days with the scabs expected to have fallen off by day 7. We recommend not wearing makeup until this occurs. You will also be provided with an aftercare cream. We recommend you continue to use this until the scabs are completely healed.
Most individuals will see immediate results after treatment with noticeable improvements occurring in the two weeks after. The skin will then continue to improve over the next 2 – 3 months with results expected to last up to 2 years.
We recommend that all clients arrange a consultation with one of our therapists prior to any treatment to determine suitability, but, it is suitable for most skin types.
If you have very dark skin (Fitzpatrick scale type 5 or 6), vitiligo or are prone to scarring this procedure may not be suitable. This procedure is not recommended to those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, immune deficient, take blood thinning or acne medication.
It is important that you inform your therapist if you have any significant medical history and/or if you are taking any medications prior to treatment. Makeup and sunscreen will also have to be removed prior to treatment.
Until redness has completely resolved, avoid all the following:
Taking these medications does not exclude you from plasma treatments; however, extra precautions are applicable in these cases.
In addition to the above instructions, further individualised recommendations may apply such as:
Fibroblast post treatment
We provide in-depth consultations for all of our skin services in Melbourne. Our professionally trained therapists will assess your skin and help you understand the most suitable ways to achieve the glowing, healthy and radiant skin that you want.
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