What is Plasma
Plasma therapy is a revolutionary method for a perfect facial rejuvenation. Plasma is a non-surgical minimally invasive treatment, providing long term results without the surgical risks: anaesthesia, stitches, swelling, long downtime, extensive bruising with possible complications.
Plasma treatments utilise plasma energy – “Plasma being the fourth state of matter; the first three being solid, liquid and gas.
Plasma works by using a voltaic current to ionise the natural gases in the air, turning them into plasma. Plasma is the name given to the spark created naturally by the gasses. The plasma will create a tiny superficial burn or ‘dot’ when the tip of the Plasma device is placed close to the skin. Repeated ‘dots’ are created using plasma. The skin tissue instantly vaporises which leaves a carbon crust on the area.
Once the carbon crust naturally falls off, the skin fibres shrink and revive natural collagen and hyaluronic acid production, leading to excess skin removal and skin tightening for fresh youthful skin.
- Improving the look of scars, especially acne scars
- Sagging Eyelids, including lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin (Blepharoplasty)
- Lines and Wrinkles around the mouth
- Nasolabial folds, (lines from the outer nose to the mouth area)
- Crow’s feet
- Fine lines and cheek wrinkles
- Jowls and Neck Tightening
- Décolleté (Upper chest area)
- Skin imperfections, such as skin tags and sunspots.
- Loose skin on the abdomen caused by pregnancy
- Xanthelasmas (fatty deposits around the eye)
- Naevi (Moles) – Please note, these will need to be assessed by a specialist as “Normal” before any treatment
- Thread veins
Plasma surgical skin tightening is considered to be a “with little, to no risk” and much more affordable than surgery.
A recent article highlighted the benefit of Plasma Treatments –
“Plasma skin tightening is being tipped as the next big thing in skin rejuvenation because it gives all the results of a facelift without any surgery or needles. It is also being offered as an alternative to dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, however, unlike injectables, the results are permanent”
(RSVP Live 20, May 2019)
The needle-like tip of the Plasma BT pen used in the treatment never penetrates skin tissue but causes a controlled superficial burn to restore the skin’s natural elasticity, tightening and collagen remodelling.
Some clients may only require 1 treatment session, however 3 treatments at 6 weekly intervals are often required to give the results similar to a surgical procedure. Often more than one treatment is needed for optimum results. There should be at least six weeks before any further Plasma treatment in the same area.
How long does it last?
Fibroblast Plasma results can last for many years and some research states that it is permanent. When done properly you can expect results to last as long as they would with invasive surgery.
The results of the Fibroblast Plasma treatment will be noticeable almost immediately after the first treatment, but the best results will be seen after 4 – 6 weeks. Depending on the body part treated and expected results, additional treatment may be required after 6 to 8 weeks.
Negative lifestyle choices such as too much sun, smoking, excess alcohol consumption are discouraged in order to maintain lasting results.
What is Plasma Eyelift (Blepharoplasty)?
Our Non-Surgical Eye Lift is used to lift and tighten upper/lower eyelids with minimum downtime or risks such as those associated with surgical procedures or a traditional Co2 laser.
Before now, eyelift surgery (otherwise known as Blepharoplasty) has been the most effective method of improving the appearance of heavy eyelids, hooded eyelids, and tired, puffy eyes.
Blepharoplasty is still the ultimate treatment for eye lift surgery for advanced eyelid hooding, but for the clients not wanting to go under the knife, there is a now a new system known as Plasma skin tightening that is fast becoming the most craved for a non-surgical option.
Does it Hurt?
Local anaesthetic cream is applied for 30 minutes prior to non-surgical blepharoplasty to minimise any discomfort and the procedure is then virtually painless. For other areas, a local anaesthetic cream may be used. The treatment may feel hot in places and there may be a tingling or burning sensation afterwards.
How many treatments do I need?
This does vary as each individual is different. Some things that are taken into consideration, is the age of the client, your skin’s elasticity, how your skin responds to the procedure, lifestyle, as well as the desired correction to the area. Most clients will instantly see results and will continue to do so over the course of 4 – 6 weeks. Further treatments can possibly be done to get better results; however, it is highly uncommon to need more than two treatments.
Side effects & risks
Fibro blasting has been proven to be safe due to it being non-invasive only when done by a specialist practitioner. The majority of clients are likely to experience some minor side effects in the 7-10 days following treatment.
There will be tiny carbon crusts similar to little polka dots on and around the treated area that will generally last 7-10 days before naturally lifting and falling off, this will then reveal new pink skin underneath. Swelling is common when treating the eye area and is to be expected for a few days following especially when treating the upper eyelid. To avoid any serious side effects such as hyperpigmentation, it is crucial to follow the aftercare recommendations given to you by your Practitioner.
Are you an ideal candidate?
- You should be in good health at the time of the appointment, with no pre-existing health conditions. Signs of the cold and flu will result in rescheduling your appt.
- Your skin should not be swollen or inflamed on or around the treatment area.
- If your skin in prone to keloid scars this treatment should be avoided.
- Diabetes, healing disorders or lymphatic draining issues should not undergo treatment.
- Sunburn or Suntanning should be avoided. Please avoid tanning prior to treatment.
- Clients with Hyperpigmentation / Hypopigmentation are not ideal candidates.
- Treatment cannot be performed if signs of Herpes simplex (cold sores when working in the lip area)
- Treatment must be avoided if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you wear eyelash extensions, they must be removed prior to treatment.
Fibroblast Treatment is not advised for those with very dark skin. This is because there is a higher risk of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots) following treatment. A full consultation will be performed prior to any treatment being agreed and your suitability will be assessed.
You will receive thorough aftercare instructions to ensure that you receive the best results. It is important for you to follow these instructions.