Plasma is an innovative treatment with results which you would normally only expect after surgery but there are no scalpels and no suturing involved. The treated area is sublimated (converted directly to vapour) using the plasma beam without damage to the deep skin or muscle.
- Non-surgical rejuvenation
- Virtually pain-free treatment
- No injectable anaesthetic required
- No cutting of skin or stitches required
- Minimal side effects and down time
- Instant & amazing results
More about Plasma treatment
Plasma treatment consists of many plasma arc dots spaced closely together and most areas of the face and body can be treated. The procedure normally takes 30 – 60 minutes to perform. Results are seen instantly although the best appearance is seen after 3 – 6 weeks. 1 – 3 treatments at 6 weekly intervals are recommended to give the results similar to a surgical procedure.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH PLASMA?
- Non-surgical blepharoplasty – skin tightening of saggy upper and lower eyelids
- Skin lesions such as moles, skin tags, fibromas, warts, papillomas and xanthelasma, seborrheic keratosis
- Unwanted wrinkles on face – frown lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, neck lines etc.
- Skin pigmentation, age spots on face or hands, sun spots, melasma, chloasma, freckles
- Scarring including stretch marks, acne scars and post-surgical scars
How does the treatment work?
The treatment is performed through tiny spots made with the device to stimulate instant contraction and tightening of skin fibres. Plasma causes sublimation which is the process of turning a solid straight into a gas so results are instant and there is no heat transferred to surrounding tissues to cause damage to normal skin. PLEXR uses plasma so there is no electric current which can cause problems for some patients and the treatments result in tissue retraction and tightening which gives even better results.. The treatment is performed without causing bleeding and more importantly without causing any damage to the surrounding tissue.
Is Plasma treatment safe and does it hurt?
Local anaesthetic cream is applied for 30 minutes prior to treatment to minimise any discomfort and the procedure is then virtually painless. The treatment may feel hot in places and there may be a tingling or burning sensation afterwards. PLEXR plasma technology has been used worldwide for several years. There have been occasional reports of temporary post-treatment hyper pigmentation (darkening of skin) but no other adverse events have been reported. However, with any procedure involving the skin there is always the possibility of scars.
Are there any side effects with the Plasma Skin treatment?
Following PLEXR treatment, tiny dark brown/black spots may appear or there may be an appearance more typical of a burn. Swelling is common and often lasts several days and can be quite significant around the eyes. The area will often be red and warm immediately after the procedure and can be quite tender for a few days. Clients may experience a tingling or burning sensation. Crusting or a scab can develop and it is important to keep this clean, dry and protected from intense sunlight and other sources of UV light to prevent uneven pigmentation as the treated area recovers.
What can I expect after my Plasma Skin treatment?
Final results after Plexr depend on severity of skin laxity or size of lesion, the desired result, the general condition of the skin and any pre-existing skin or medical problems. Reduction in skin folds and creases appear immediately. The tiny dark brown spots flake off over the following two to three weeks and the skin will heal within a similar period. Swelling is common and can be quite pronounced around the eyes, often worse the following morning and lasting for several days. The area may be tender as it is healing and may scab. It is important to allow any spots or scabs to fall off naturally otherwise scarring or infection may occur. As the treated skin is sublimated, the results often last years or permanently.
What is the aftercare?
Immediately after treatment, there may be a burning sensation. This will usually resolve during the remainder of the day although if it is particularly uncomfortable or persists for a longer period, then an anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen can be taken. Swelling is common. This can be significant around the eyes and can last for several days and may lead to interference with vision in the initial period. Anti-inflammatory medication and/or anti-histamine may help alleviate the swelling. Crusting will usually develop over the treated area, this will often initially be brown or black on the surface of the skin and flake off over the following days. It may take over 2 weeks to completely disappear. To maximise the effects of your Plasma treatment we advise to keep the crustations /discoloration intact for 5-7 days and not rub them off immediately. Keep the treated area clean, away from excessive moisture and protected using a broad spectrum sunscreen. Mineral make-up may be applied from the third day of the treatment onwards. Avoid exposing the area to extremes of heat or cold until it has healed. . If any doubt, contact the clinic for further advice.
What about downtime?
One of the major advantages of fibroblast is that it offers a much less invasive/expensive alternative to surgery as well as the time it takes to carry out. This does not mean there is no downtime, but by comparison it is minimal. You can experience significant swelling in the area treated, particularly in the eye area this diminishes over a 2-5 day period. The tiny plasma flash causes ‘crusts’ to form on the skin giving the distinctive dotting effect. These on average are gone between 5-7 days. They may also be covered over to reduce their visibility. These are cosmetic issues only, technically there is no real downtime if these visual effects are of no concern to you.