Aesthetic Specialist & Medical Spa located in Leesburg, VA
Plasma Lift Q & A
What is Plasma Lift?
The Plasma Pen treatment is a revolutionary method for a perfect face and body rejuvenation. It is important to stress that Plasma is a non-surgical technique where no scalpels or any other surgical instruments are used. The Plasma Pen treatment is an active answer to patients need for beauty treatments that provides a perfect look but is not based on surgical methods as there are no surgical risks involved.
The Plasma Lift treatment uses the fourth state of matter – plasma. Tissues are treated “sublimate” and we avoid spreading unwanted heat to the surrounding areas. The principle is to ionize gas in the air to create a small electrical arch, similar to a tiny lightning bolt, with which dermal and epidermal areas, are affected by aesthetic problems, may be treated without spreading unwanted heat to the surrounding areas.
Which areas can be treated?
Eye area responds really well to plasma lift and you can see great improvement in upper and lower eyelid tightening and lifting. You can do any area with deeper wrinkles on the face or body.
What is the technology behind it?
When the electrical arch – plasma – touches the skin surface, the heat widens and is subsequently transferred into the epidermis all the way to the papillary layer which contains fibroblast cells. The result is contraction and tightening of the skin cells. Consequently, the excess skin is reduced, and the result tightens, tones and lifts the skin and wrinkle reduction. Most, if not all, methods of skin resurfacing are based on creating a controlled skin damage, which activates its healing, and this leads to the skin remodeling and improvement in various signs of aging.
Even though skin layers receive a controlled injury by plasma pen (by heating, fragmentation, vaporization-sublimation and tightening, they do not burn off as they largely do under ablative laser and, importantly, there are no open wounds during the healing phase. This is extremely important as this approach reduces the risk of side effects such as scarring, infection, or loss of pigmentation etc.
What happens post treatment?
After the treatment small dry spots – scabs form. They need 5-7 days to fall off during this time the client should keep the skin surface clean, luke-warm water and keep it moist.