Facial rejuvenation techniques, technology, and procedures are getting more sophisticated, providing many options and benefits to patients. Today, it’s never been easier to keep aging at bay; plus, all of these are achievable without so much as a single surgery! The Plasma Pen is just one of the latest new technologies that rejuvenate skin non-invasively.
What Is The Plasma Pen?
Plasma Pen is one of the latest and most advanced devices that combats wrinkles, sagging skin, and at the same time, rejuvenates it. Aging is inevitable, and we start to develop wrinkles, the skin loosens, fine lines expand, and dry skin becomes more common. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can fight back against aging through proper diet, exercise, and skincare. Plasma Pen is one of these skincare treatments that address the source of aging, which is lesser collagen production. We see signs of aging because our body doesn’t produce as much collagen anymore. So by increasing collagen production, we can restore some of your youthful appearances.
A Bried Overview Of Collagen
In the pursuit of youthful appearance, you’ll keep hearing about boosting collagen productions, but what does it mean? Collagen is the protein that supports your skin’s structure, acting like a scaffolding that provides the skin’s volume. If the skin is plump with collagen, the skin is smooth and wrinkle-free. Aging and environmental factors will break down collagen thickness in your skin. Once the collagen in your skin starts to dwindle, the skin begins to thin. It’s so thin in some areas, like your face, that deep crevices start to appear—these are the wrinkles. Likewise, since insufficient collagen supports the skin structure, the skin droops down, becoming saggy, and it’s most noticeable in the face. To put it in another perspective, picture a balloon. What happens when the balloon losses air? It thins and shrivels. Now, put that perspective into your skin, which also happens when you lose collagen.
Why Is It Called “Plasma” Pen?
Why does the plasma pen have the term plasma on it? Plasma is the fourth form of matter, which is a superheated gas. It’s the same form of matter you can see in our sun. It’s called a plasma pen because the pen literally uses plasma to sear the skin, creating a marking. The treatment is then repeated in the other areas. Here is how it works.
How Does Plasma Pen Work?
What we want is to put some collagen back into your skin. That’s when the plasma pen comes in and does its job. Plasma pens are an excellent alternative for laser, injections, and surgical treatments that tightens and improve skin complexion. Plasma Pen targets the fibroblasts—the protein responsible for producing collagen. It’s located in the dermis, the layer of skin just under the epidermis. Fibroblasts play a role in assisting the skin cells in healing from wounds, and at the same time, maintaining tightness and firmness.
The plasma pen discharges a high-frequency electric current to small areas of the skin—this is the plasma, hence the term plasma pen. The plasma itself doesn’t touch the skin but instead discharges electric current above it. The heat generated from the plasma creates very slight injuries in the skin’s layer. A very mild sear, if you will. At the same time, it disrupts the old dermal structure via thermal conduction.
What Does A Burnt Skin Do?
It seems counterproductive to burn the skin very slightly to rejuvenate it. Well, actually, that’s the point.
Making tiny injuries on the skin breaks down some old proteins and then replaces them with new ones. Here’s how the process works.
- Break down old protein cells
- Stimulate tissue cell regeneration
- Starting up fibroblast activity
- Fibroblasts produce collagen
- Collagen tightens the skin and increases its volume
We replace the old skin layer by damaging them and then rejuvenating them with the new skin.
What Areas Can Plasma Pen Treat?
There are so many areas that a Plasma Pen can treat, and here are some of them:
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet under the eyes
- Acne scars on the face
- Stretchmarks anywhere in the skin
- Smoker lines—these are wrinkles that are around the lips
- Upper and Lower Eyelids
- Jowl, tightening the jawline
- Nasal Labial Folds
How Long Do The Results Last?
Once the ideal results of the plasma pen are achieved, the results can last for 3-5 years. Thanks to the Plasma Pen, the skin was just rejuvenated, so it will take a while before they age and deteriorate again.
There are no maintenance treatments, so you won’t likely visit your clinic for a while.
How Long Does The Procedure Last?
How long the procedure lasts relies on how many areas you want to fix. Likewise, it will also depend on how much enhancing one area needs. So on average, it will take a couple of hours. The clinic will also discuss consultation and after-care with you, so that’s extra hours.
On average, the downtime for Plasma Pen treatment will be three to eight days. But if you had treatment on other body parts, it will take around 10 to 14 days before it fully recovers. There will be some swelling following the treatment, but it will subside after the third day. Take some time off work for several days. Its recommended that you avoid makeup until the skin is fully healed. It’s for preventing infections and other complications.
Plasma pen treatment is relatively safe since its a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. However, no procedure is safe from any risks. So make sure that you find the best doctor that fits your budget, and check for reviews to verify their skills.
You may experience any of these effects:
- Swelling or Bruising
Fortunately, these effects are temporary, and they will go away after several days. You can consult your doctor if any of these effects persist.
Plasma Pen is one of the most cutting-edge non-invasive treatments that remove wrinkles, fine lines, and skin sagging. If you are looking for a plasma pen treatment, contact Premier Med Spa. They offer consultations to make sure that you make an informed decision.