For many years, persons wanting to experience facial rejuvenation had exactly one route to address their concerns – surgery. The Plasma Pen, now in use at The Skin Clinic medspa of Scottsdale, provides a stellar non-surgical option for treating loss of skin tightness in the face and other parts of the body. Best of all, results are immediately visible!
How does the Plasma Pen work?
The Plasma Pen is a tool that creates a plasma charge approximately 0.5 mm above a patient’s skin, meaning plasma never actually touches the face. Instead, the charge creates a thermal reaction on the skin in the shape of a dot. This reaction tightens the skin. Our medical professional will apply these reactions in a grid pattern to the area receiving treatment.
Thermal reactions generated by this treatment cause a superficial micro-trauma that kick-starts a healing process in the epidermal skin layer. The healing encourages skin tightening, as well as collagen production.
What concerns does the Plasma Pen address?
The Plasma Pen treatment can be used on any area of the skin. Most treatments focus on the face and neck. It can reduce or eliminate crow’s feet, smile lines, “turkey neck” lines, acne scars, age spots, and freckles. It can even improve the appearance of loose tummy skin after a pregnancy!
What should I expect during and after a Plasma Pen skin tightening treatment?
Medspa professionals will apply a topical anesthetic before the procedure to alleviate any potential discomfort from the Plasma Pen treatment. After the treatment, the dot grid pattern on the treated area will persist for up to a week as it heals. Skin will look tighter immediately and the full realization of results is typically visible after four weeks.
How long will my Plasma Pen treatment last?
No procedure can completely stop the aging of skin, but with careful following of post-treatment instructions and a healthy lifestyle, it is possible to go several years between retreatments.
Concerns Addressed: Tightening sagging or loose/wrinkled skin, minimizing facial scars, moles, or imperfections; skin pigmentation issues such as freckles or age spots.
Ideal Treatment For: Persons interested in a long-term solution to skin concerns without surgery.
How To Prepare For Treatment: An exam with one of our medspa professionals; we will evaluate your concerns and determine if Plasma Pen treatment is right for you.
Treatment Length: Varies with treatment area, from 45 minutes to a few hours.
Recovery Time: The treated area will show a prominent dot-grid pattern, which usually has faded by seven days after the procedure. However, clients may resume normal activities immediately.
Results Seen: Immediately, with full results visible after about four weeks.
Retreatments Necessary: Plasma Pen treatments can last for years.