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Plasma Pen skin solutions
There are many reasons why skin loses collagen and elastin. The main culprits are the aging process, sun damage, hormone imbalance, an unhealthy diet and smoking. At Invigorate Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa in Centennial, Colorado we have many different solutions for combating aging skin and we would like to introduce you to one of our favorites.
Plasma Pen (also known as Fibroblast therapy) is an FDA approved skin-tightening and lifting device used to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin using plasma discharge. It uses an electrical tip to create controlled damage epidermal layer as well as heating the deeper dermal layer of the skin to regenerate, tighten and lift skin on the face and body.
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What to expect during Plasma Pen treatments
The procedure usually takes between 60 and 90 minutes depending on the area being treated.
After the area is cleansed anesthetic cream is applied to numb the treatment area to minimize discomfort.
The first pass of the Plasma Pen occurs when skin is numb. After this, a second type of anesthetic cream is applied and when skin is numb a second pass is carried out.
For larger areas such as saddle bags of the thigh, stomach or buttocks, it may take longer to complete the treatment.
Your consultation will start with a skin health survey to classify not only your skin tone and texture, but classify your skin based on the Lancer ethnicity scale. It will help to identify tanning, scarring habits and overall skin type to create the best treatment plan.
The Plasma Pen converts electrical energy into gaseous diatomic molecular nitrogen and transmits that energy to the skin’s surface from the tip of the pen. This causes a micro-trauma to the skin’s epidermal layer, while heating the deeper dermal structure of the skin through thermal conduction.This process is also known as fibroblasting and significantly regenerates, tightens, resurfaces and lifts almost any area skin on the face, neck or body.
This treatment may be mildly to moderately painful for some patients. Additionally, different areas of the body, face and neck are typically more or less sensitive than others. The anesthetic numbing cream is helpful in reducing the discomfort during treatment. We may also discuss the use of self-administered Pronox analgesia (oxygen and nitrous oxide) during your consultation to help with anxiety and discomfort.
- Stop taking blood thinning medications – Ibuprofen and aspirin, as well as supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids
- Avoid sun exposure, extreme heat or cold and tanning beds
- Contact lenses, false eyelashes, and lash extensions must be removed
- Four weeks prior to the procedure, discontinue the use skin care products containing Retin-A, alpha hydroxy acids, other acids such as lactic, glycolic and salicylic acid
- Redness and swelling in the treatment area
- Scabbing and crusting in the treatment area (these must not be picked at to stop scarring)
- Expect an average 8 days of downtime for face and neck treatment
- Expect an average of 10 to 14 days of downtime for body treatment areas
- Swelling usually peaks around day 3, after day 3 it subsides as scabs form
- Scabs normally begin to slough off the face and neck starting on day 6 or 7
- Do not smoke and drink alcohol as they hinder healing
- Try not to get scabs wet until they begin to heal or slough off
- Avoid itching from the skin drying and scabbing, we recommend taking Benadryl allergy tablets for relief
- Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen after day 8 and can go outdoors
Around the 8-week mark post-treatment, you can recommence products containing acids, Retin-A or other exfoliating skin care products.