Do you notice new lines and wrinkles every time you look in the mirror? The natural process of aging takes a toll on your skin and self-confidence, but you don’t need to live with the side effects. While there are a multitude of treatments available–including creams, laser treatments, and expensive facelifts–the Plasma Pen is one of the safest and most effective ways to reverse signs of aging and revitalize your skin. We’re proud to offer this option, along with dozens of other top-quality facials and treatments, at Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH.
What Is the Plasma Pen?
The FDA-approved Plasma Pen is taking the world by storm thanks to its non-invasive, skin-tightening nature. Results are often compared to a mini-facelift for a fraction of the price, and dull and sagging skin is no match for this tiny tool’s explosive power. The treatment, also called fibroblasting, uses electricity combined with gaseous nitrogen to create a concentrated, energized blast, which is delivered to the surface of the skin from a height of less than an inch.
This blast of energy, which looks like a tiny lightning bolt, creates a microtrauma in the skin that penetrates deep into the lower layers. As a reaction to the tiny wounds created during treatment, your body signals a boost in collagen production to repair and tighten the skin in the treated area. This collagen boost has multiple benefits.
First, it helps replace collagen, which is naturally lost during the aging process. Second, the new collagen smooths away surface-level wrinkles while promoting healthy cell structure under your skin. And finally, the collagen improves the health of your skin and creates a glowing, more youthful appearance.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
Since collagen maintains the structure of your skin throughout your body, the Plasma Pen can be safely used on almost any body part. While fine lines and wrinkles most often develop around the eyes, brows, mouth, neck, and chest, other areas can be affected as well. In addition, scar tissue and stretch marks can be effectively treated using fibroblasting.
The most common locations and conditions treated include accordion lines around the mouth, acne scars, crow’s feet, forehead lines, jowls, nasolabial folds, smoker’s lines, stretch marks, and upper and lower eyelids.
How Does Treatment Compare to Facelift Surgery?
While facelift surgery is still considered the only truly permanent solution for many signs of aging affecting the face, it comes with significant risks and extensive recovery time. In addition, the cost is prohibitive to the vast majority of patients who wish to see improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
The Plasma Pen offers a more cost-effective option and, more importantly, carries far fewer risks than its major surgery counterpart. Final results of treatment typically last at least 3 years, but many patients report permanent or semi-permanent results, making it an excellent alternative to surgery.
What Should I Expect?
If you’re ready to rejuvenate your skin, look younger, and feel more confident, but don’t want to pursue facelift surgery, this treatment could be for you. Here is what you can expect when you come to us for treatment:
The first step in your journey to a more youthful glow is a brief consultation with one of our skilled doctors. This appointment helps us determine your candidacy for treatment and allows you to ask any questions you may have. If you’re approved for treatment, you’ll be given instructions on how to prepare for your appointment.
On the day of your appointment, your doctor will remove any makeup and skin products in the treatment area. Then they will use the pen to begin creating the circular marks on your skin in strategically placed, closely packed groups to maximize the lift you’ll see after your skin heals. This process involves only mild discomfort, and some patients find that they don’t need numbing cream. Most of our patients describe the sensation of the energy blasts as a slight buzz or tingle.
Depending on how many areas are being treated, a typical appointment can last 15 minutes to over an hour. Once your doctor is finished, they will cleanse your skin and provide you with instructions for caring for your skin after the treatment. You will be able to view your skin in a mirror and will see lines of small dots, which will fade over the next week. You will be asked to avoid exercise for 48 hours and to avoid putting any products on the treated areas, including makeup and skincare products, for 1-2 weeks. After treatment, you can return to your normal activities with zero downtime.
About one week after treatment, the tiny scabs which form on each fibroblast dot fall off on their own, and you should begin to notice a new lift in your skin. This will continue to improve for 4-8 weeks, when most patients report that they see a definite improvement. Your skin will continue to tighten for the next year, and results can be permanent for some patients.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
Thanks to its noninvasive nature, this treatment is ideal for many patients. Those with darker skin may not be ideal candidates due to increased risk of hyperpigmentation, inflammation, and possible scarring. One of our doctors would be happy to help you determine whether this treatment is right for you.
Contact Us Today!
To learn more about the Plasma Pen, contact Radiant Divine Medical Spa at any of our three convenient locations to set up an initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you!