Plasma Skin Tightening
Have you noticed your skin beginning to sag as you age? Common problem areas include the chin and the eyes, but any skin around the body can suffer from this condition. One underlying cause is a depletion of collagen under the skin. Plasma skin tightening is a non-invasive procedure designed to stimulate the body’s collagen production and tighten sagging, loose skin for a more youthful appearance.
How Does It Work?
A Plasmere Plasma Pen is used to tighten and firm skin within your specific trouble areas. The pen creates a small plasma flash that causes light damage to the uppermost level of the skin. This triggers your body’s fibroblast cells to begin producing collagen to repair the skin, a process that continues for up to six weeks after the initial treatment.
The Benefits of Plasma Skin Tightening
- Non-invasive and non-surgical
- Creates younger, smoother skin
- Helps you achieve a more youthful appearance
- Reduces or eliminates scarring and stretch marks
- Firms and tightens loose skin
Who Is the Best Candidate for Plasma Skin Tightening?
We recommend plasma skin tightening for anyone dealing with loose skin, scarring, stretch marks, and similar conditions. It can tighten skin, leading to a more youthful appearance, and can be used on the face and other body parts.
Learn more about plasma skin tightening and how it can help address loose, sagging skin and other problems.
Pre and Post Treatment Instructions
Prior to treatment
Sun exposure and/or usage of a tanning bed, including self-tanning products must be avoided for a minimum of 1 week to minimize risk of post-treatment temporary dyspigmentation (darkening or lightening of the skin).
Bruising with injections may occur. Avoid alcohol, aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications (i.e. ibuprofen, pain killers), blood thinners, herbal supplements, vitamin E and fish oil for at least one week prior to and the day of micro needling to minimize bruising risk and maximize platelet function. You may restart these the 3 days following micro needling. Any bruising that may occur may be covered with makeup as needed.
Area to be treated must be clean, and free of any lotion, makeup, and sunscreen. Please wash off completely prior to treatment.
Accutane should be discontinued for a period of at least 6 months prior to and during any course of receiving treatment. Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac and similar retinoids should be avoided for 1 week prior and after treatment until well healed.
No area/s to be treated should receive any type of chemical or laser peel for 2 weeks prior and after treatment.
Waxing and/or use of chemical depilatories should be avoided for 2 weeks prior and after treatment. Shaving is allowed immediately before treatment and 48-72 hours after treatment as long as there is no skin irritation.
Notify the provider of any tattoos, including cosmetic tattooing, in the area to be treated as tattoos are usually avoided.
If you have a history of cold sores, we may recommend prophylactic oral antiviral therapy in the form of Valtrex or Famvir.
During the course of your treatments, notify our staff of any relevant changes to your medical/health status.
Redness will occur and resolve within 1-3 days. The skin may feel tight, dry, swollen, and sensitive to the touch. The treated area/s may darken and flake away within 1 week.
Avoid picking or exfoliating the area and allow old/dry/dead skin to flake off naturally.
Starting on the evening of the treatment, wash your face gently with a mild cleanser (Cetaphil) twice daily followed by application of Arnica, or hyaluronic acid and Serum/Creams (that nourishes new collagen). Avoid makeup for 24 hours and then you may return to your regular skin care routine when healed.
Sun exposure must be avoided until healed (i.e. any skin redness and/or flaking away of skin is no longer present), usually 3-7 days. We recommend avoidance of the sun in all treated area/s, a protective hat and full spectrum sun block of SPF 30 or higher.
Do not use exfoliating medications, chemicals, or non-recommended products on the treated areas for at least 1 week.
Avoid exercise that causes sweating, jacuzzi, sauna, or steam baths for 3 days.
Tylenol may be taken as necessary for discomfort. Ice packs may be used if desired to minimize swelling. Sleep with head elevated with any facial treatments. Take an antihistamine until swelling goes away (Benadryl, Zyrtec, or Claritin).
Once Carbon crust falls off keep in mind the healing process is a full 8-12 wks and for touch up if needed.