Plasma Skin Tightening

What is Plasma Lift Skin Tightening - Fibroblast?

Plasma lift has gained a reputation as the best nonsurgical procedure in the beauty and cosmetic industry for skin tightening. Plasma skin treatments are non-surgical, and can be used for eye lift, loose tummy skin tightening, skin tag removal, mole removal, sun and age spot removal, acne scar damage, smokers lines on the upper and lower lips, diminish stretch marks. Tightening of the loose skin on the neck and cheeks, crows feet, and reduction of fine lines. Plasma is the fourth state of matter. It is gas that has been energized to the point that some of the electrons break free, but travel within their nucleus.

How does Plasma work and is it safe?

The Fibroblasts are the collagen producing cells in the skin. Fibroblast treatment is performed with a device called a Plasma Pen which looks similar to a pen that is used to produce plasma waves. The waves are directed as tiny light spots along the wrinkle lines. The tip of the pen never touches the skin (and the needle like attachment is disposable and one time use). The pen is held above the skin and a tiny plasma arc connects the tip of the device to the surface of the stratum corneum epidermis.

Using plasma waves, the skin cells are removed by Sublimation (Evaporation), and fibroblasts are stimulated to produce new collagen. The targeted skin contracts and is essentially eliminated without any cutting, which results in the tightening and shrinking of the targeted skin. This advanced procedure helps to revive natural levels of Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid and Fibronectin needed for fresh youthful skin. A series of tiny brown spots are strategically placed to attain the desired result. The skin around the dot tightens instantly, pulling the cells closer together. No over tightening will occur. The excess skin cells are seen as tiny brown scabs on the treated area. The tiny "microdot", brown scabs or protective or carbon crusts on the surface will fall off on their own in approx.3-7 days.

It is very safe, low-risk, and highly effective. As with most cosmetic treatments, a consultation with an experienced, trained practitioner prior to service, as well as a strict aftercare routine, is required to promote proper healing and to help you achieve the maximum results.

What can Plasma treat?

Loose skin, fine lines and imperfections on the face and body using non-surgical PLASMA skin treatments will improve without any actual cutting of the skin.

  • Sagging or Loose Skin
  • Eyelid Reconstruction/Lift
  • Face/Neck Lift
  • Lines and Wrinkles
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Age/Sun Spot Removal
  • Mole Removal (Dr note required)
  • Acne scars
  • Stretchmarks
  • Surgical Scars
  • Skin Pigmentation Issues
  • Smokers Lines Removal
  • Crows Feet Removal
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Hooded Eyes
  • Marionette Lines
  • Neck/Jaw Lift
  • Frown Line Reduction
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Lesions
  • Sagging Skin
  • PMU Removal
  • How fast will I see results with Plasma?

    Results are immediate, however, as the deepest layers of the skin continue to heal over a 6-8 week period, results will improve over time, with most clients starting to see their best results around 4 weeks post-treatment.

    How many Plasma treatments will I need?

    It varies per client. Most clients only require an average of 1-3 treatments depending on how much skin needs tightening and how well the client's skin responds to the treatment. Deep wrinkles and expression lines usually require touch-ups. Most clients will see fairly significant results after the first treatment, and if additional treatments are required, they can be done after 8 weeks.

    What to expect from Plasma and recovery?

    Fibroblast treatment is referred to as "soft surgery" because it delivers similar results as cosmetic surgery without the risk, cost or recovery time. It is non-invasive and pain is minimal.

    A numbing agent is applied for the client's comfort, and the entire procedure lasts approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on the area to be treated. As the plasma flash comes into contact with the skin, it leaves a tiny dot on the skin's surface, referred to as "carbon crusts".

    They are quite small and will usually fall off within 3-7 days after the treatment, revealing new pink skin beneath. Most clients will notice some swelling and tenderness for about 3-5 days post-treatment, particularly around the eyelids as they are most sensitive.

    After that period, most clients will notice that the majority of the swelling has gone down, however, the deepest layers of the skin will still be healing for up to 8 weeks while collagen and elastin fibres are replenishing.

    How long will the Plasma effects last?

    Plasma Skin Tightening is often called "Soft Surgery" because it removes excess skin without surgical invasion. Like all surgical and cosmetic procedures the effect of plasma treatments are not entirely permanent as it does not stop future aging.

    However, the positives results can last for years, depending on the area, client, and quality of aftercare. Clients will be provided with aftercare instructions on factors that will affect the longevity of their treatment, home care such as excessive sun exposure, alcohol consumption, and smoking

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    As with most cosmetic and/or surgical procedures, Fibroblast treatments may require follow-up appointments and treatments.

    Are Facial Expressions affected by Plasma Lift?

    Unlike Botox, which paralyses the underlying muscle to remove the face wrinkles and expression lines, Plasma Lift will keep your facial expressions normal, which adds to the beauty of the results. There is no risk of over tightening and over correction, which may happen with other surgical procedures.

    Are you a good candidate for Plasma Lift?

    We do not recommend the PLASMA procedure if you;
  • Are pregnant or nursing
  • Have a pace-maker
  • Are having a current outbreak of the Herpes Simplex Virus (oral cold sores)
  • Are on a current chemo treatment plan
  • Are taking warfarin or any other blood thinner
  • Are a diabetic or have a healing disorder (we may ask for a doctor's clearance).
  • Have any issues with lymphatic drainage (lymph collects under the skin in pockets, usually beneath the eyes)
  • Have any auto-immune disease (we may ask for a doctor's clearance
  • Have viral infections and/or diseases, are sick, or are on antibiotics
  • Suffer from epilepsy
  • Have had an organ transplant
  • Have skin irritations or psoriasis near the treatment area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  • Have any residual tan or sunburn - treatment will be postpones until there is no sign of sun damage
  • Are prone to keloid scars (raised, scars)
  • Have had Botox in the past 3 weeks
  • Have used Accutane/Retin-A in the past year
  • Have had eyelash extensions - these must be removed prior to any work near the eyes
  • Are under the age of 18 (clients may be asked to provide proof of age)
  • Please Note: Valtex must be taken 3 days prior to the treatment and for 4 days afterwards for lip area.
  • Interested in Treatment, What's Next?

    A Consultation is required before an appointment can be booked. The consultation will determine if you are suitable for this treatment, and to answer any questions you may have. If you decide to book a treatment a non-refundable 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your appointment.

    The deposit will be deducted from your final amount the day of your procedure. This deposit is transferable to reschedule your appointment as long as a minimum of 48 hours notice is given. It is not transferable to another person. If you choose to cancel your appointment and not rebook, or cancel within the 48 hour cancellation window, the deposit is forfeited.

    How to Prepare for this Treatment?

    Should you want to achieve the best results from this procedure it is recommended that the skin is prepared with the appropriate home-care. This will assist you in the recovery process as well as allowing the your skin to heal whilst the synthesis of new collagen is produced in a healthy environment.

  • Should you be using any form of cosmetic toners or facial wipes one must cease with this application for at least 2-3 days before the treatment. This will change the PH of the skin, which can impact the healing process.
  • It is of the interest of the patient to ensure that your skin is in a healthy condition, thus it is suggested that one uses a product which will then enhance the healing process together with the synthesis of collagen and elastin.
  • No make-up to be worn and only a gentle face wash
  • For eye treatments no make-up and no false lashes or no eye extensions can be worn.
  • No Alcohol or Caffeine 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • Do not apply products, creams , or ointment containing Alcohol before or after treatment. If you are unsure, it is best to apply nothing at all.
  • It is recommended to take an anti-histamine approx 30 minutes prior to your appointment to help with swelling and may be required to continue 2-3 days following your appointment at the recommended dosage. (especially for eye treatments).
  • After your treatment you will be given thorough written and verbal aftercare instructions to ensure that the best results are achieved in the week following treatment (or until the treatment area has fully healed):
  • Do Not use an exfoliating wash or cleanser. Only you the Formulage Gel Cleanser.
  • Make sure all clothing around treatment area is comfortable and loose. Any tight clothing in procedure area can cause irritation.
  • No Hair Removal, Tanning, or Tinting 3 days before.
  • After Care - VERY IMPORTANT!

    TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE AND OPTIMAL RESULTS, THE FOLLOWING MUST BE ADHERED TO;


    Immediately after treatment, you will experience a burning sensation, one can associate the feeling to a bad sunburn. This will usually continue during the day of the treatment, this is normal. Following the treatment, it is usual to have some swelling, a cold compress can be used but only after the first 8 -10 hours. This is normal especially if the treatment has been done around the eyes. After the treatment the therapist will apply Cloramex to the treated area. it is essential that the treated area is NOT wet for about 8-10 hours. (There must be NO contact to water or saline water during this time). The following routine is essential to promote the healing and to optimize the treatment results. Occasionally the treated area may become a little weepy, this is part of the normal healing process, this will settle. However, if the area becomes inflamed and pus is present please contact the clinic for further advice. It is always thus vitally important to keep the treated area clean and moisturized.


    PLEASE ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING:


  • DO NOT have sun exposure whatsoever!!
  • The scabs may become darker, which is a normal healing process.
  • Allow for the brown scabs to fall off on their own (DO NOT TOUCH, SCRATCH, PICK OR RUB THEM AS THIS WILL CAUSE SCARRING, HYPER AND/OR HYPO-PIGMENTATION)
  • DO NOT USE EXFOLIATORS or SKIN TONERS at all.
  • DO NOT use any makeup, foundation or powder.
  • DO NOT cover the scabs with a plaster or band-aids.
  • DO NOT swim, sauna or use hot tubs whilst the scabs are present.
  • SPF50 is essential avoid any form of sun exposure for at least 3 months this includes sun beds. Excessive sun UVA can cause Hypo or Hyper-pigmentation.
  • After Care Day and Night Routine:

    MORNING & EVENING ROUTINE IS AS FOLLOWS;
  • You need to keep the area clean and moist and protected from sun exposure.
  • Gently cleanse the area with gauze and cooled boiled water containing salt. This must be a gentle patting motion, without rubbing. No facial sponges, face cloths, wet wipes or cotton rounds can be used. To dry the face please dab gently dry with a soft tissue.
  • Spritz colloidal silver to the affected area. Apply Cloramex in a patting motion.
  • Daytime additional SPF50 must be applied if exposure to the sun is expected.
  • After the Scabs Have Fallen Off:

    YOU MUST DO AS FOLLOWS:
  • DO NOT use old make-up or old sponges on the treated area, ensure all make up brushes are clean.
  • DO NOT USE ANY FACIAL WIPES, TONERS OR PRODUCTS CONTAINING WITH ALCOHOL.
  • AVOID SUN EXPOSURE and tanning beds.
  • ALWAYS use a SPF 30 or higher sun screen as the UV rays can and will damage the treated area and cause either the breakdown of the collagen that was synthesized and/or hypo or hyper-pigmentation can form.
  • It can takes approx 4-6 weeks for the complete healing of the treated area. After that a touch-up may be required.
  • To continue with achieving optimal results it is absolutely essential that your Neostrata homecare regime is followed through and complied with during this crucial time. Patient can follow the Neostrata home care as prescribed by the qualified PLASMA practitioner.