As we venture on in “The Wrinkle Series.”, exploring numerous options that we provide here at Andros MedSpa to replenish skin’s tight youthful appearance, we are now going to touch on a revolutionary technology called the Plasma Pen! In this blog, we will be providing you information that highlights what the Plasma Pen is, how it works, what makes it a leading treatment to repair, and reverse signs of aging.
What is the Plasma Pen, and How Does it Work?
The Plasma Pen is a fairly new revolutionary non-invasive method that aims to tighten and lift sagging or loose skin due to loss of collagen with aging. It is most commonly used to treat areas around the eyes, mouth, and neck. The Plasma Pen does its magic by converting electrical energy into electrostatic energy (the buildup of charge on the surface of objects due to contact with other surfaces.) What this does when placed about 1mm from the epidermis layer of the skin (the surface) is exert an arc of plasma energy. The exertion of plasma energy causes the skin tissue to contract immediately, and in turn, collagen production is stimulated for the next few months tightening the previously loose skin!
What to Expect When Receiving Plasma Pen Treatment:
Plasma Pen treatments are performed in the office and utilize cooling topical anesthetic cream. The treatment itself can be described as feeling like multiple tiny pinpricks on the skin, or a slight burning sensation. Depending on the extent of the areas being treated, Plasma Pen sessions generally take anywhere between 30 – 60 minutes. Treated areas can be expected to have slightly visible bruising and scabbing for up to a week after the treatment, and it is essential to avoid the sun in the period of recovery.
What makes the Plasma Pen such a favorable option to reduce and prevent sagging and wrinkles besides the fact that it is 100% non-invasive, is that it’s low risk, comes with minimal side effects, and requires little downtime!
Along with the most common area of treatment, the face, the Plasma Pen can also be used to treat:
Stomachs and stretchmarks
Legs and knees
Loose arm skin/sagging
Skin tags, blemishes, and hemangiomas
Necklift, turkey neck, and necklines
“What Can I Expect as Far as Results?”
Always an important question when assessing your best option to revitalize your beautiful skin! The results of the Plasma Pen are more or less immediate, with a visible tightening of the skin after the treatment. Over the following three months, the treated areas will continue to improve as far as tightening and lessening the appearance of wrinkles. The number of treatments needed to achieve desired results varies depending on the condition of the skin and the chosen area(s). Some individuals are happy with their results after just one session, whereas others decide to have a series of sessions done to achieve the results they are looking for. In general, multiple sessions are spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. Finally, once the desired results are reached, the effects of the Plasma Pen last between 3-5 years on average! How awesome is that?!
From this blog on the Plasma Pen, we hope you were able to gain a better understanding of this new revolutionary skincare technology that we provide! We would be happy to book a consultation to see how the Plasma Pen can best suit you and your gorgeous skin!
Call us at Andros MedSpa to set up your free consultation today!