If you want a change in the way your skin looks, especially on your face, you need a Plasma Pen treatment. It is regarded as the world’s most advanced tool for skin lifting and tightening and has been successfully used to treat wrinkles, saggy skin, and skin bags with no surgery required. At Enfuse Medical Spa, we perform treatments using the Plasma Pen for Chicago patients.
The Benefits of the Plasma Pen
Using this FDA-approved state-of-the-art cosmetic tool, we can perform quality facial rejuvenation. We can also use it for other areas of the body where skin tends to sag or become loose.
It treats various defects very quickly. These include fine lines, crows’ feet, laugh lines, neck lines, and sagging skin. It has been known to remove moles, and scar, freckle, and stretch mark removal can be undertaken with the Plasma Pen as well.
Since it is non-surgical and non-invasive, patients save on cost, time, and effort while avoiding the weeks of downtime associated with invasive surgical procedures.
What can be treated with the Plasma Pen?
- Non-surgical blepharoplasty – the skin tightening of saggy upper and lower eyelids
- Unwanted wrinkles on face – frown lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, neck lines, etc.
- Crepe skin and wrinkles on the body – abdomen, neck, thighs, arms
- Skin lesions such as moles, skin tags, fibromas, warts, seborrheic keratosis
- Additional benefits can include reduction of skin pigmentation, age spots on face or hands, sun spots, melasma, and freckles
What Is the Science Behind the Plasma Pen?
The therapy involved in a Plasma Pen treatment is known as fibroblast therapy. Fibroblasts are cells of connective tissue all over our bodies. They produce a substance called collagen. The role of collagen is to keep the skin supple and taut.
The Plasma Pen stimulates the fibroblasts in the tissue, increasing the rate of collagen production through the body’s natural healing process. The Plasma Pen targets only the treatment areas without causing any damage to tissues in surrounding areas.
How It Works
The tool for this procedure is pen-like in appearance. It draws in the power of plasma, creating a microscopic electrical discharge using the ionization of gases from the air. This causes a minute injurious effect on the skin’s epidermal layer. While this occurs, the heat produced simultaneously remodels deeper dermal layers.
Seeing the Effects
This anti-aging procedure treats wrinkles and age lines on the skin’s surface. The effects of the pen’s application are almost immediate. It triggers an instant tightening, contouring, and lifting of the skin. Your facial skin will look and feel remodeled. As a result of the increase in collagen, the creases and lines on your face will be smoothed away.
The benefits increase over time as new collagen protein is created. Some people report that the effects of this treatment last for up to three years.
Is Plasma Pen fibroblast treatment safe and does it hurt?
Local anesthetic cream is applied for 30 minutes prior to treatment to minimize any discomfort. In some instances minor discomfort is noted. Following treatment, the area may feel hot in places with a mild burning sensation. This typically subsides a few hours post procedurally. The area may weep and bleed slightly. Because the plasma gas is focalized and controlled, there is no tissue damage to surrounding areas and it is completely safe to be administered to people with light and medium skin color.
After the Plasma Pen treatment session, there is no bleeding or bruising and no thinning of skin tissue. You may have to apply an antiseptic cream later, but this is painless.
You may have small dot-like scabs. These will fall off in a week or so and are no cause for concern. Some people report a bit of swelling, but this disappears very soon.
Is there any downtime?
The typical downtime is 1 week. The tiny carbon dots will shed naturally in 5-7 days, depending on the individual’s healing rate. Swelling is noticeable in the first few days as well. To maximize the effects of your treatment it is advised to keep the scabs intact for the length of time before they dispel naturally. We ask that you keep the treated area clean, moisturized and protected with a broad spectrum sunscreen. We will send home a post procedure kit.
When will I see results?
Reduction in wrinkles typically appear immediately, with the full effect taking place around 3 months. Final results after Plasma Pen treatment depend on the severity of skin laxity or size of lesion, the desired results, the general condition of the skin and any pre-existing skin or medical problems.
Arrange Your Consultation
The Plasma Pen is a safe and effective way to deal with the signs of aging. If you would like to find out more about arranging a treatment session with the Plasma Pen in Chicago, contact our office.