A non-invasive non-laser type of treatment that delivers energy in the form of plasma that can produce similar results as laser but with a shorter recovery period. It works by delivering pulses of nitrogen-based gas that is then converted into activated ionized gas called the plasma. The energy delivered heats up and penetrates encouraging collagen production. The procedure will not cause the instantaneous skin shed and exfoliation but the process will begin after allow the outer layer to act as a barrier or a bandage allowing recovery to take place internally. Collagen production will continue on for several months for a smoother, younger, and plumper appearance.
A topical anesthetic cream may be applied. The amount of energy absorbed is dependent on the hydration level of the epidermis. The dryer the skin is, the more is absorbed. Thus, each area applied must be wiped off with a dry gauze before applying the device. The device will be held about 5-6mm away from the skin while energy is being delivered.
Treatment may last anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the treatment catered for each individual.
Do expect some mild redness and flaking of the skin the new skin forms. This may last from 2 to 10 days depending on the depth and area being treated. For light treatment, redness may last about 2-3days and higher energy might last up to 10 days. Afterwhich, the skin will begin to flake. Avoid picking or peeling the skin to avoid scarring.
The healing process may run over a period of several months and is it best to keep the skin moisturize and protected with an SPF of at least 50+. Added protection could include wearing a hat.
Results are immediate and progressive over a period of at least a year.
Plasma skin rejuvenation methods tend to have minimal side effects. Some possible complications may include
- severe peeling and some crusting of the skin
- redness and swelling for more than a week (having an ice pack with 10-minutes interval may help relieve)
- temporary hyper pigmenntation