Plasma Skin Tightening treatment is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes plasma, an ionized gas, to non-surgically tighten the skin. This treatment is used to correct wrinkles and fine lines, pigmented lesions, aging spots and discolored skin, resurface the skin, correct melasma, correct acne scars and surgical scars, remove moles and skin tags, and more. Plasma Skin Tightening is not suitable for all clients. Ideal clients for this cosmetic procedure are in good health, with no pre-existing health conditions, fair to medium skin, with loose, crepe-like skin around eyes, neck, tummy, mouth, and other areas.
AREAS THAT CAN BE TREATED:
Lid and Under Eyes Combo
Upper and Lower Lip (Lip Flip)
Belly Button Lift
Chest and Neck
If you have signs of cold or flu, your treatment should be rescheduled.
Contact lenses should be removed if you are having treatment on the upper eyelids.
Skin must not be inflamed in the area where you are having treatment.
If you have a sunburn/suntan, plasma skin tightening treatment should be rescheduled for up to 8 weeks or until the sunburn/suntan signs disappear.
Discontinue the use of all AHA and/or Retinol skincare products for at least 4 weeks before treatment.
Eyelash extensions must be removed before you receive upper or lower eyelid treatment. The can be reapplied after 8 weeks.
4 weeks before treatment, discontinue the use of all cleaners, creams, and serums containing acids, including: salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acid.
Many clients feel some heat-related discomfort during their treatment. It is usually temporarily experienced during the procedure, and it is localized in the treatment area.
Plasma skin tightening will cause varying degrees of redness or swelling of the treatment area. These are common side effects that usually last several days to a few weeks. Prolonged redness is rare, previously documented to last up to several months.
Itching may occur as part of the normal healing process. It can also happen due to infection, poor wound healing, or contact dermatitis.
An acne flare-up or the formation of milia (tiny white bumps or cysts on the skin) may occur. These symptoms generally resolve completely.
During healing, the treated area may seem to be darker. This is called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). PIH is a part of how normal skin reacts to injury. PIH usually fades within 3 to 6 months. For some patients who have pigment changes, the treated area loses pigmentation, and it becomes lighter than the surrounding skin (hypo-pigmentation). This reaction may be permanent.
Plasma skin tightening may cause pin-point bleeding or oozing. Crusts or scabs may form afterward. If these reactions occur, contact the clinic for additional care instructions.
Heat from plasma skin tightening in the upper layers of the skin may cause blisters, burns, and subsequent scabbing. Blisters usually resolve within 2-4 days. A scab may remain after a blister forms, but generally disappears during the natural healing process.
It is very rare, but scarring is a possibility because of the disruption to the skin’s surface and/or subsequent abnormal healing. Scars, which may be permanent, could be raised or depressed, and they could cause a loss of pigment in the scarred area.
Melasma is a difficult condition to treat. Although positive results have been obtained, multiple treatments and the use of bleaching creams may be necessary for best results. No guarantees can be offered regarding melasma, because results vary greatly between patients.