What is the plasma treatment?
Performed by a trained medical esthetician the plasma treatment or soft surgery, is a gentle, rapid & effective alternative to skin tightening surgery. The ionized electric arc acts on the skins surface via the tip of the pen without making direct contact with the skin. The plasma arc very rapidly vaporizes the skin in a concentrated way in the desired location & tightens the surrounding area. The plasma pen is very effective for many procedures. It's key uses are: eyebag/droopy eyelid correction,facelift & neck lift, worry lines, smile lines, nasolabial lines, labial lines, all types of skin lifting, scar revision, removal of warts, skin tags, freckles, sun & age spots. Immediate results can be seen & type 3 collagen production will continue with ongoing improvements up to 1 yr and results lasting up to 2 years.
ADVANTAGES OF PLASMA vs. SURGERY:
No injection of anesthetic required, no cutting of the skin, no stitches required, very low risk procedure, minimal side effects & downtime, quick & easy procedure, most patients can return to work the same day, no thinning of the skin, significant cost savings in comparison to surgery.
PREPARING FOR YOUR PLASMA PROCEDURE:
NO SMOKING! this unhealthy habit can dramatically effect your results & your body's ability to heal. The nicotine in cigarettes constricts blood flow. avoid all forms nicotine 2 weeks before & after procedure.
No alcohol, aspirin, or ibuprofen 24 hrs before, no fish oil or vitamins E,K,C,B, multivitamin or herbal supplements 48 hrs before, (these things can thin your blood & also suppress your normal immune function)
These foods may have a negative effect on circulation & may inhibit healing: cayenne, green tea, ginkgo, flaxseed, tomatoes, garlic, potatoes, eggplant
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER & NO MAKEUP DAY OF APPOINTMENT.
what is the recovery time?
There can be swelling for 2-3 days after treatment. There can be some mild itchiness & burning. Carbon crusts or scabs will form in the treated area. These scabs left undisturbed will fall off in 3-5 days revealing pinkish new skin. Another treatment can be scheduled after 3 months.
AFTERCARE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF THIS TREATMENT. EACH CLIENT MUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CLOSELY TO ACHIEVE PERFECT RESULTS:
You will leave the treatment with antibacterial cream applied & an aftercare bag.
Rinse & clean gently with gentle soap & sterilized water morning & evening during first 48 hrs. Pat dry with clean, soft towel. eyelids use clean finger and apply saline to clean the area.
Apply thin coat of antibacterial lotion or aloe vera gel up to 3 times a day or as long as it is still sensitive. You can use 100% pure virgin coconut oil for eyelids. Do not saturate the treated area, the skin needs to breathe in order to heal.
DO NOT PICK CARBON CRUST!! it will fall off in a few days.
take an anti-inflammatory if there is swelling, sleep on your back, slightly elevated to improve lymphatic flow.
If foundation is used to conceal carbon scabs, it must be new & applied with a single use applicator such as a Q-tip by blotting gentle....no rubbing or blending.
once carbon scabs have fallen off, (soft pink) apply a zinc oxide cream at night to promote healing.
DO NOT: go swimming, sauna, extreme sweating or gym for 72 hours. NO sun for 12 weeks, if you must go outside wear a hat & sunglasses to protect the treated area from direct sun. DO NOT pick scabs, this is a natural part of the healing process.