Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening
IS PLASMA PEN SKIN TIGHTENING IN MD RIGHT FOR ME?
WHAT IS PLASMA PEN SKIN TIGHTENING AND IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?
The Plasma Pen Skin Tightening treatment is a no-contact procedure using an FDA-approved device that delivers results that many believe are commensurate with the invasive cosmetic facelift, neck lift, and body lift surgeries. While there are no incisions, stitches, or general anesthetics involved so the risks and downtime are minimal, but the results are comparable to much more expensive surgeries for facial and body rejuvenation.
HOW DOES THE PLASMA PEN DEVICE WORK?
The Plasma Concepts Plasma Pen never touches the skin. It uses a controlled electric charge to emit plasma gas that vaporizes excess skin by way of a tiny dot on the treatment area. The placement of the dots will be according to the treatment area mapping that is conducted during the complimentary consultation, prior to the treatment. This charge stimulates fibroblast cellular activity to regenerate cells and to increase collagen and elastin production. The skin will start to immediately tighten and noticeable rejuvenation will continue for the next twelve weeks.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
Depending on the treatment area, the procedure will take from 60 to 90 minutes. Upon your arrival, prescription-grade topical numbing cream will be applied along with occlusion to strengthen the anesthetic cream’s effect. You will find this will minimize any discomfort. Once the numbing cream has taken effect, the procedure will begin and will be performed in two passes, with a second yet different numbing cream applied after the first pass. If treating stretch marks on the body, the procedure may take up to 2 hours, depending on the size of the target area for treatment.
IS PLASMA PEN SKIN TIGHTENING A PAINFUL PROCEDURE?
The pain associated with the Plasma Pen Skin Tightening treatment is minimal. With the use of physician-grade topical anesthetics.
WHEN WILL I SEE THE RESULTS OF TREATMENT?
Many of our clients are surprised to discover you can see initial results immediately after treatment. As soon as the deepest layers of your skin are penetrated by the needles, “micro-wounds” are created. This triggers your body’s wound healing processes to heal your micro-wounds immediately. However, the most dramatic results will not be visible until four to six weeks after treatment. It takes roughly this long for your body to create new, strong, healthy collagen.
During your initial consultation, we will advise you of when you can expect to see results based on the results you are trying to achieve. For treating burn scars, you may need to wait between six months and a year to achieve your desired results. For cellular turnover and tissue rejuvenation, you can see results in as little as two weeks.
HOW MUCH WILL TREATMENT COST?
The cost of your micro-needling treatment depends on several factors, including the number of areas being treated, the size of the area or areas being treated, and if there are any add-ons associated with your treatment. During your initial consultation, we will assess your skincare goals and the current health of your skin to provide you with an accurate quote of how much your treatment will cost.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THIS TREATMENT?
The best candidate for collagen induction therapy is anyone who has not used isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past three months, does not have any open wounds, abrasions, or cuts, has not had radiation skin treatment within the past 12 months, and is not suffering from an active skin infection, herpes simplex at the treatment site or other skin condition. The best candidate also is neither pregnant nor nursing and does not have a history of hypertrophic or keloid scars or poor wound healing.
Unlike many other laser treatments for skin rejuvenation, microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones because the treatment does not damage the epidermis.
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID AFTER TREATMENT?
After treatment, you should avoid any skincare product with acidic active ingredients, retinol, or AHAs (glycolic acid). You should avoid these products for two to three days. You should also wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 35 to avoid sun damage.
For the first 72 hours after treatment, reapply sunscreen every four to six hours. Clothing does not offer adequate protection from the sun. Do your best to avoid being outdoors between 10 AM and 2 PM for the first three days after treatment.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY SKIN AFTER TREATMENT?
Besides applying sunscreen regularly, there are not a lot of special skincare steps you need to take. If you’re using collagen induction therapy to treat acne scars, use a gentle cleanser to clean your face every night and morning for 72 hours after treatment. Makeup, lotion, and other skincare products can be used as normal after treatment.
Prescription antibiotics are unnecessary because the micro-wounds close so quickly after treatment. However, you may be prescribed a prescription emollient. If you are, take it as instructed.
WHAT DOWNTIME IS ASSOCIATED WITH TREATMENT?
There is no downtime associated with collagen induction therapy. However, you will need to take care to avoid sun damage for the first three days after treatment. A little hyaluronic acid will go a long way in ensuring there is no inflammation after treatment. You should also limit your makeup to mineral makeup on the day of treatment.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?
During treatment, we will cleanse your skin with alcohol and numb it with a collagen-stimulating product, skin lightener, or vitamin C serum. The REJUVAPEN, featuring a dozen tiny needles, creates micro-wounds at the correct speed to penetrate your skin at the proper depth. These needles are completely customizable, so they will penetrate your skin at the proper depth regardless of how thick or thin your skin is.
One of the most compelling benefits of treatment is it makes the absorption of skincare products more effective. Thus, hyaluronic acid or a vitamin C serum is often used to hydrate, heal, and rejuvenate the skin after the treatment.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY TREAT?
Collagen induction therapy is most often used to treat mild-to-moderate acne scarring and burn scars, improve the texture of the skin, minimize pores, treat stretch marks, lift and tighten sagging skin and eliminate fine lines and moderate-to-severe wrinkles.
HOW DOES TREATMENT WORK?
The needles of the REJUVAPEN penetrate the upper layers of your skin up to a depth of 2 millimeters. The resulting micro-wounds trigger your body’s wound healing response and collagen and elastin are produced. Elastin is a type of fiber that is essential to the health and beauty of your skin. It is a major component of cellular turnover, which helps to reduce ruddiness and hyperpigmentation.
Collagen is a special type of protein that is responsible for keeping your skin lifted, taut, and plump. Therefore, when collagen production is stimulated, cheeks can be re-contoured without the need for an invasive medical procedure. Fine lines and wrinkles can be filled in due to the increased volume in the area.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The current condition of your skin, as well as what condition you are trying to treat, determines how many treatments you will need to achieve your ideal aesthetic. For moderate acne scars, you will probably need between three and four treatments. For moderate-to-severe burn scars and stretch marks, you will need approximately five treatments. To treat wrinkles and other signs of aging, you should only need between one and two treatments per year to maintain your youthful appearance.
HOW OFTEN CAN I RECEIVE TREATMENT?
You can receive treatment every four to six weeks. It can take three treatments for collagen induction to be most effective. If you have never received collagen induction therapy before, you can expect to achieve your ideal aesthetic within four to six months of your first treatment. This accounts for the three treatments you will need, the waiting period between treatments, and how long
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