So, what is it? Have you heard of Plasma Pen, or what the treatment can do for you?
Skin, like scaffold around a building which has weathered and rusted, will become weak over time, the dermal layer will thin, production of collagen will decrease, it will gradually lose laxity and texture and the elastin that underpins our skin’s elasticity will begin to wear out. This is where Plasma Pen treatments come in, used predominantly on the face and neck but can be used on virtually any part of the body to tighten, lift, resurface, regenerate and rejuvenate skin. It can dramatically reduce, or eliminate superficial and medium depth wrinkles, soften deep wrinkles, tighten loose skin, reduce/eliminate acne scarring, stretch marks and so much more. According to the severity of the problem you need help with, a course of treatments may be recommended, but the cost is negligible in comparison to surgery, with much less recovery time and longer lasting natural results.
So, what’s the science behind the treatment?
Originally developed for medical applications, Plasma Pen Fibroblasting emerged a few years ago as a serious alternative to cosmetic surgery. In simple terms, a qualified Aesthetic Therapist carries out the treatment using the Plasma Pen device which converts electrical energy into electrostatic energy to create artificial nitrogen plasma. An arc of ionized plasma gas is safely released from about 1mm above the skin, (at no point does a probe pierce, or come in contact with the skin) in its gaseous form (nitrogen plasma), in a non-contact way. The nitrogen plasma energy created transfers rapidly to the skins epidermal layer whilst, simultaneously, heating and disrupting the deeper dermal structure via thermal conduction. In doing so, it creates a dual zone of micro-trauma which comprises a superficial zone of outer thermal micro-damage to the epidermis and then, simultaneously, a deeper zone of inner thermal modification within the dermis – especially to the fibroblasts. That’s why we often call the treatment “fibroblasting”.
The healing process starts immediately, with tiny carbon crusts becoming visible and desquamate (flake off) within the timeframe of the aftercare regime your Aesthetic Therapist will provide and can take between 3 – 10 days post-treatment. The carbon crusts are a natural and protective biological dressing and flake off naturally as the newly formed and rejuvenated cells appear. The treatment initiates a comprehensive healing response over the coming 12 weeks which includes the production of elastin, new collagen synthesis, the formation of new blood vessels and the release of growth factors, all of which underpin the future tissue stability of our skin.
So, the positives of Plasma Pen vs Cosmetic Surgery
- Many of the same in-demand treatments & results without surgery
- No injectable anaesthetic
- No scalpels, no cutting and no ablation of the skin
- No stitches or suturing
- Very low-risk procedure
- Minimal side effects and very short downtime
- A quick and easy procedure with rapid recovery
- Most patients able to return to work the same day
- No thinning of the skin
- More uniform than ablative resurfacing
- Huge cost savings compared to alternatives
- Beautiful long-lasting and natural looking effects (around three years)
So, are you convinced?
Is this a treatment you might be interested in? I’m passionate about natural treatments and Plasma Pen treatments definitely get a 10 out of 10 from me!