plasma pen

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Plasma Pen is the only cosmetic treatment to use plasma based energy to dramatically rejuvenate the skin. Low risk, minimal downtime and more affordable than surgery, Plasma Pen Skin Tightening is known for its success with non-surgical eye lift, smoker’s lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, tummy tightening, neck lift and so much more.


HOW DOES PLASMA PEN SKIN TIGHTENING WORK?
The Plasma Pen Skin Tightening method has many advantages over cosmetic surgery which makes it an increasingly popular treatment. There is no cutting of the skin, no stitches, anesthesia or risk of infection and you can return to work right away. Unlike painful and invasive laser treatments, needling, or slow results treatments like radio frequency or peels that must be repeated often, your treatment plan is one treatment, your treatment time is about 1 hour, your healing time is 1 week, pain level is minimal and results are instant!

This incredibly accurate device creates a plasma arc that jumps from the probe to the skin, burning the epidermis to the dermal juncture and instantly shrinks the targeted area. The tissue retraction and tightening during healing gives results that are comparable to invasive surgery.


WHAT IS IT USED TO TREAT?
Plasma Pen Skin Tightening is able to treat a number of imperfections without any actual cutting of the skin. It can be used for:

Eyelid tightening, including lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin.

Skin imperfections, including skin tags and spider veins.

Improvement in the appearance of acne scars. 

Diminishing stretch marks.

Tightening loose stomach skin.

Lines and wrinkles around the mouth.

Full Plasma Facelift and Plasma Necklift.


HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Plasma Pen Skin Tightening is more than a simple tightening treatment, small “dots” of skin are removed, so the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery, up to 5 years!

The introduction to heat in the skin during your treatment will also stimulate your fibroblasts which will help your skin to regenerate your own natural collagen resulting in ongoing skin tightening and toning benefits for up to 6 months post treatment!

Like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of plasma treatment are not entirely permanent as it does not stop any further ageing. We highly recommend a monthly facial routine and quality home care products with SPF to maintain your results long term.

The positive effects of treatment will be noticeable immediately after the first treatment, but the best results will be seen after 4 weeks. For some, an additional treatment may be required for maximum results. Additionally, there are lifestyle factors that can prevent the result from lasting as long as they can, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, prolonged sun exposure and not using quality makeup and skin care products. Those planning on treatment should also be aware that their race and genetics can also have an effect of the length of beneficial effects and for those with darker skin, that may prevent the treatment from being able to be done.


HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
The number of treatments required will vary according to the condition being treated, your skin's laxity, the desired degree of correction and the individual’s response to the treatment. Most clients see results instantly and this continues to improve over the course of the following 6 months. Further treatments can be carried out to get better results, although it is uncommon to require more than two treatments. Appointments must be spaced out by 8 weeks.


WHAT TO EXPECT-SIDE EFFECTS AND RISKS
Plasma Pen Skin Tightening has been shown to be a safe treatment due to its non-invasive nature. Still the majority of clients are likely to experience some minor side effects in the 7-10 days following treatment.

There will be brown “dots” and/or lines that have the appearance of minor scabbing, which are carbon crusts, but in 7-10 days these will flake away, revealing new pink skin beneath. Some swelling will be seen (especially in cases of eyelid treatment), but it is likely to only last 3 days, 5 days at most. To avoid any more serious side effects such as hyperpigmentation, follow the aftercare recommendations given to you by your technician. If you have a darker skin type or know that you are prone to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or skin discoloration after a blemish then please contact the salon to purchase a pre-treatment product; that will help reduce the risk of pigment changes after your treatment.


IS PLASMA SKIN TREATMENT FOR EVERYONE?
As with the majority of cosmetic procedures, Plasma Pen Skin Tightening should not be used on women who are pregnant or breast feeding. Although some darker skin types are suitable for a gentler version of this treatment, it 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.


DAY OF TREATMENT
On the treatment day, it is recommended that no make-up is worn on the treatment area. A numbing agent is applied and left to take effect for about 20 min while we set up your service and complete all paperwork. (Please let us know if you have any known sensitivities to topical numbing solution.)

When the treatment area is sufficiently numb, the session begins with multiple connections of the plasma tip, spaced closely together. You may feel some heat in the treatment area, which may be uncomfortable and slightly irritating. Most clients experience little to no sensation on the face and a sensation that can approach a 7 on a pain scale from 1 to 10 around the eyes. Treatment time is usually between 60-90 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Immediately after treatment the area will be red and mildly swollen with small dots of crusty skin and discoloration. You may experience a sensation similar to a sun burn which will likely last a few hours. Swelling may intensify over the following few hours and more so when eyes are treated and may last 2-3 days. The small dots of crusty skin and discoloration should resolve within 5 -12 days depending on the individual and area treated. Results are seen instantly after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 6 months. 

Following treatment you will be given thorough aftercare instructions to ensure that you see the best results. You will also be given a treatment serum and SPF that is included in the price and must be used daily. In the week following treatment (or until the treatment area has fully healed) an exfoliating wash or cleanser should not be used. Keep your skin dry for the first 24 hours and then cleanse the skin with water and avoid rubbing the area and apply only approved serum to the treated area, no creams. SPF can be used AFTER crusts have come off.

The majority of people are safe to drive following their Plasma Pen Skin Tightening procedure as swelling does not set in until later that day.


COST OF TREATMENT
Plasma Pen Skin Tightening is certainly more affordable than cosmetic surgery and the prices of treatment depend on the area treated. When comparing a treatment to the cost of surgery, the pricing below is a general guide and subject to change at time of consultation. We recommend emailing a photo of your area of concern prior to booking for an accurate quote.


INTRODUCTORY PRICING
Small Areas $500

Upper Eyelids
Crows Feet
Lower eyelids
Upper Eyelids
Nose slimming/lift
Lip enhancement
Top Lip/smokers lines
Medium Areas $700

Nasolabial fold
Full mouth area
Midface lift
Jowls
Forehead lines
Belly button area
Partial neck
Large Areas $900

Upper and lower lid with crow's feet
Entire mid-face/mouth
Backs of hands
Full neck
Full belly
Chest lines
Loose skin on arms
Full cheeks for scar reduction
Stretch marks

CONTRAINDICATIONS
It’s important to be in good health at the time of the appointment, with no preexisting health conditions. If you have signs of cold or flu the treatment should be rescheduled. We do have a 24 hour cancelation policy to avoid forfeiture of your deposit so please prepare for your treatment by taking up to 1000mg of vitamin c daily.

This treatment cannot be done over tattoos, or in areas with broken skin, active acne or rashes.

Clients prone to keloid (raised) scars and hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin) are not ideal candidates.

Clients with diabetes, healing disorders or lymphatic draining issues should not undergo treatment.

Clients with a sunburn/sun tan should postpone treatment. (No sun 2 weeks pre/post)

Those with a history of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation are not ideal candidates. (Marks from scratches, blemishes etc. stay pink for months or turn brown)

Clients must not display Herpes Simplex Virus (Cold sores/Fever blisters). You will need to reschedule your appointment if you are experiencing an outbreak. If you have experienced Herpes Simplex Virus (Cold sores/Fever blisters) in the past, you must see your Medical Doctor and obtain a prescription for Valtrex and begin taking it 3 days before treatment and for 4 days following treatment. (This applies for treatments surrounding the lip area only)

Not for clients with pace makers.

Not for clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

This treatment is only recommended on light-medium skin tones. Anyone with a darker complexions is at risk for pigment irregularity.