During your plasma pen procedure, your provider will apply the handheld skin rejuvenation device to the predetermined treatment area. There’s no scalpel, or invasive techniques necessary for this treatment – just a simple numbing cream to provide maximum comfort during the treatment. This plasma pen will create micro-injuries to the skin and use fibroblast therapy to send the production of collagen and elastin into overdrive. Results will develop over the next two weeks following treatment.
The Plasma Pen does require some downtime while the skin heals itself and begins to regenerate. Immediately after treatment, you’ll see mild side effects such as redness, swelling, and small dots along the treatment area. Typically, scabs will form along the small dots of the treatment area, and then these will fall off after about 5-7 days post-treatment. For most patients, about a week of rest/downtime is preferred when the treatment area includes the neck or face.
Plasma Pen is a revolutionary treatment for skin tightening that’s able to provide long-lasting skin rejuvenation due to its combined micro-injuries to the epidermis and deep penetration of the deeper layers of the dermis. Patients often choose plasma pen treatment in order to experience results that last well beyond that of laser resurfacing or injectable treatments (such as dermal fillers or Botox), without the risks associated with a traditional surgical facelift or neck lift.
The Plasma Pen is designed to reduce bags under the eyes by both tightening the skin and reducing discoloration along the surface of the skin. It’s safe for use in the eye area, including on the eyelids themselves, and is commonly used as a non-invasive “eyelift” treatment.
The results of plasma pen treatment are very long-lasting, particularly when compared to other non-invasive anti-aging techniques. When patients adhere to the aftercare process, which includes sun avoidance and proper skin care, they can benefit from results that last up to three years. These incredibly long-lasting results have made the Plasma Pen a favorite among dermatologists when it comes to anti-aging treatment.
The Plasma Pen is a safe procedure for a variety of skin rejuvenation needs. A good candidate for Plasma Pen treatment is someone who has mild to moderate loose skin, fine lines and wrinkles, or atrophic acne scars, who has a fairer skin tone (Fitzpatrick skin types I, II and III).
During treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to prevent pain as much as possible; however, some patients say the process does cause mild discomfort.