Fibroblasts are active, spindle- or star-shaped cells in the dermis. Their function is to increase the productions of fibers and collagen. They play a main role in the dermis formation and are of a key importance for normal growth, healing, wound healing and everyday physiological activities in all tissues and organs in the body.
The problem is that the number and productivity of fibroblasts decline with age. And as they decrease, that’s when we start to see skin laxity—sagging skin and wrinkles.
The fibroblast regeneration is stimulated only by a wound healing process or inflammatory response. Trauma from plasma pen stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elevates elastin levels, which in turn, improves laxity in the skin.
As we age, skin laxity creates crepe-y, sagging skin and wrinkles. Plasma Skin Tightening helps tighten the skin by stimulating collagen and fibroblast production--resulting in firmer, smoother skin.
The plasma pen works by releasing a small electrical charge with plasma gas through a small needle like probe. The probe at no time touches the skin.
The electrical charge causes a heated coagulation of the skin surface. The heat is not spread in any other area of the skin except for the area being treated. This stimulates the fibroblast cells to react to the “superficial trauma” to the epidermal layers and immediately starts to tighten. In the next few weeks of healing collagen is triggered to speed up and renew the skin.
We start by applying a topical anesthetic to minimize any risk of pain or discomfort. The cream stays on the skin for at least 20 minutes. The duration of the treatment including numbing time is typically between 1 to 2 hours. This will depend on how large the area is being treated, for example treating stretch marks on the stomach will take additional time compared to a lip or eye treatment.
Plasma Skin Tightening is a NON-invasive procedure with minimal level of pain. The treated area might be slightly reddish and may feel similar to a sunburn. Some patients receiving plasma skin tightening around the eyes may experience mild swelling. A small crust will form at the site of each spot. Do not touch these crusts. They will fall off natural on their own in 4 to 10 days.
The results of the plasma lift are permanent and may be visible for years. However, the skin ages every day after the procedure and this cannot be stopped. The results of this method are permanent, but when we talk about mimic facial lines (worry lines) these may recur quickly because muscles are stronger than the skin and consequently the lines recur. Average results last from 2-4 years for mimic lines..
It depends on the condition of your skin, the desired degree of correction, your body's ability to heal, and your overall health. If the wrinkles are not very deep, one treatment may suffice. However, two or even three treatments are typically required to achieve a perfect result. The procedure may be repeated after the skin is fully regenerated, 8 weeks after the procedure.
Plasma skin tightening will NOT shrink fatty areas or reduce cellulite.
It is NOT a replacement for excess skin that needs to be removed by plastic surgery after extreme weight loss.
The plasma lift will only tighten areas where there is poor skin laxity.
While plasma skin tightening can improve the laxity of sagging eyelid skin, it is NOT a replacement extreme sagging/droopy eyelids that need blepharoplasty.
Navel hood lifted and loose skin tightened
Loose. sagging skin tightened, navel hood lifted
Firmer, smoother skin. Reduction of wrinkles and crepe-y skin
Smoker lines and chin creases diminished.
Wrinkles and loose skin above the knee tightened.