The procedure produces a tiny electrical arc discharged from the tip of the Fibroblast Plasma handpiece. The procedure is non-invasive, there is no cuts and no blood. This innovative technology uses sublimation process, turning solid directly to gas to tighten skin tissue. Targeted tissue sublimate, causing no damage to surrounding areas or deeper skin layers.
One treatment may be sufficient and will depend on the area treat, size and clients expected degree of correction. The procedure may be performed 8- 12 weeks after the first one. Patient can resume regular activities right away with minimal discomfort.
Plasma skin lifting is commonly known as the “Non-surgical eyelid lift” or Non-surgical Blephoraplasty” and results can be very impressive as a non-surgical alternative.
Our Skin Needling is performed with the Plamere Plasma PenTM and is suitable for a range of skin concerns including:
- Eye Lid Lift
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Vertical lip lines
How should I prepare my skin for Treatment?
For optimal results, an appropriate pre-treatment regime will be determined by your clinician to allow the skin’s strength to build-up (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Continue to use prescribed products by your clinician after the treatments for a period of 6 weeks.
How long should it take before I see results?
Typically, effects are noticeable right away with full results visible after 2-4 weeks with continued improvement at 12 weeks post procedure where collagen and elastin remodelling peaks.
Is the treatment painful?
Fibroblast Plasma will usually require topical anesthesia and discomfort is greatly minimised with numbing cream commonly found at a pharmacy. This can be applied for 15-40 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain-free.
Is there any downtime after treatments?
Generally, no, but you may experience redness and tenderness in the treated area for 12- 48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. Side effects are minimal and complications are rare but swelling is common and should be factored in when scheduling your appointments. Carbon microcrusting will form directly on the skin and will flake off usually 5- 10 days after treatment. It is critical to adhere to our after-care advice.
How long the effect of the treatment will last?
Aging is dynamic process and there are many factors such as lifestyle, genetics and diet affecting patients individually. Permanent results are not possible with any treatment whether it be surgical or non-surgical because skin is subject to ongoing aging. Maintenance treatments can be performed when required, usually 1-2 years after a treatment program.
CLINICAL PATIENT POST-TREATMENT INFORMATION
Immediately after a treatment, during the healing process, minor itching, hives, flaking or redness may appear. If symptoms persist, please call our office. Do not pick, squeeze or agitate during the recovery period.
Avoid the following activities for up to 2 days following treatment
- Direct ultra violet exposure (sun and solariums)
- Intensive cardio, exercise or gymnasium regimens
- Excessively hot showers, bathing, spas or saunas
- Further clinical treatments (including, but not limited to: microdermabrasion, laser, intense pulsed light, chemical peels, muscle relaxant injections and dermal fillers
- Spray or self-tanning
- Swimming in chlorinated pools or the ocean
- Tattooing (including cosmetic tattooing)
- Avoid using skin care products containing any of the following active resurfacing ingredients for up to 2-5 days following skin needling:
- Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) (including but not limited to: glycolic, lactic or malic acid)
- Beta hydroxyl acid (BHA) including salicylic acid
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Retinoids (including but not limited to: tretinoin, retinol and retinaldehyde)
- High levels of kojic or azalaic acid
- Alcohol (including isopropyl/de-natured alcohol/rubbing alcohol)
Healing Process for Plasma treatments:
Day 1: The swelling peaks the day following the treatment. Some clients might find it harder to open their eyes as soon as they get up in the morning the first day following the treatment. Gradually, throughout the day the swelling will subside slightly. Discomfort, pain and slight discharge can occur, and is considered normal.
Day 2: The swelling is the same or slightly less than the previous day (Day 1). Sometimes swelling also spreads to the eye-bags even if no plasma aesthetic treatment was carried out on the lower eyelids, this is normal because some fluid inside the upper eyelid can spread to the eye bags. This undesired swelling of the lower eyelid will subside over the following days.
Day 3: The swelling should start to subside noticeably and the spots where the electrical plasma was applied will have turned into scabs. The scabs must not be picked and should fall off on their own accord. The discomfort experienced during day 1 and day 2 should have subsided dramatically. No further pain should be experienced on the third day following the treatment. For those people who experience eye-bag swelling, this should still be present during the third day.
Day 4: No discomfort or pain should be felt fourth day following the treatment. Some residual minor swelling can be still be observed.
Day 5: Swelling should have mostly subsided, and scabs will still be present.
Day 7-10: Almost all scabs should have fallen off. At this point it is ok to start using your make-up as usual. Mineral Makeup may be used prior to this
Week 2: The area although has healed it may feel more tender to the touch than usual and people may experience a stinging sensation while applying creams or washing normally. The area may look pinker than usual.
Week 3 and 4: The area may be still slightly tender and pinker than the rest of the area.
Month 2: Tenderness should have subsided, and area should have fully blended with the surrounding skin.