What Is The Plasma Pen?
The Plasma Pen, also known as Plasma Lift Skin Tightening or Fibroblast Tightening, is a non-surgical device and technique that is used to tighten and smooth skin naturally. This device has been popular for many years in Europe and is now starting to gain traction in the United States for skin rejuvenation.
This device is used to perform Fibroblast Therapy, which is a technique used to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. This promotes natural healing and rejuvenates the appearance of the skin.
What Can The Plasma Pen Treat?
Plasma lift skin tightening can be used to treat skin on almost all areas of the body. However, it is particularly effective in treating previously hard to treat areas such as the upper and lower eyelids, and the fine lines around the mouth. It is commonly used to treat wrinkles and loose skin on the face, neck, and jaw line. The Plasma Pen can also be used for loose skin on the arms or the abdomen. This is also a great treatment option for reducing the appearance of acne scars, as well as other types of scarring.
Who Is A Good Candidate for Plasma Pen Skin Tightening?
The best candidates for the Plasma Pen are patients who are looking to improve the appearance, volume, and elasticity of the skin. However, you may not be a good candidate for plasma skin tightening. The procedure is not recommended for patients who:
- Are experiencing a Herpes Simplex Virus outbreak
- Have a pace-maker installed
- Are pregnant or breast-feeding
- Have had Botox recently
- Are diabetic
- Have used Accutane within the last year
Be sure to ask your doctor or aesthetician whether or not Plasma Pen skin tightening is the right procedure for you.
How Does Plasma Skin Tightening Work?
The tip of the pen creates a plasma energy arc which is then transferred from the tip of the needle to the surface of the skin. The tissues of the skin are sublimated, or modified, during treatment. The treatment is extremely precise, meaning that the tissues surrounding the area of treatment remain untouched and intact. This results in the tightening of the skin in the desired area. As a result of this, excess skin is reduced and the remaining skin is toned, tightened, and the wrinkles are reduced.
This method of skin resurfacing creates a controlled skin damage, which activates the normal skin-healing process. This process leads to skin remodeling, which then improves various signs of aging.
Unlike other methods of skin ablation, there are no open wounds during the healing phase. Therefore, there is minimal risk of scarring, infection or loss of pigmentation.
What Results Can I Expect with the Plasma Pen?
In most cases, initial results are visible immediately after treatment. In the first stages of healing, small dry spots called echars form on the skin and remain there for about a week before falling off. This is normal and temporary. Because the treatment stimulates the natural body healing process, it typically takes eight weeks to see the full benefits of the treatment.
How Long Do Plasma Pen Results Last?
The results of the plasma pen are permanent, because you have stimulated your body’s natural healing process. The treatment can be repeated as necessary to obtain the desired results. In most cases, one to four treatments will produce the most optimal results. After treatment, one will continue to age, but the results of plasma skin resurfacing are long-lasting.
Are There Risks to Plasma Skin Resurfacing Treatments?
The Plasma Pen is regarded as a relatively safe treatment. However, no procedure is without its risks. Risks of plasma skin tightening include:
- Skin discoloration
Complications are more likely to arise if proper care is not taken during the healing process. Be sure to talk to your doctor about the best steps to take for the best healing.