What is Plasma Pen?
Plasma Pen is the most advanced, non-invasive skin tightening and rejuvenation device. The Plasma Pen can be used in a number of procedures to enhance looks without the need for expensive and invasive surgery.
This plasma device has been perfected across thousands of treatments all over the world. This device will help you get a brighter, more contoured, and more youthful appearance.
Benefits of Plasma Pen
Plasma Pen “fibroblastic” is highly versatile and is very effective in smoothing out wrinkles. tightening the eyelids, and can lift and rejuvenate any area of the skin.
Plasma Pen can:
Improve and brighten skin tone, laxity, and texture
Tighten loose skin
Dramatically reduce, inflate, and plump lines and wrinkles
Why Plasma Pen?
As we age, the dermal layer thins and less collagen is produced which causes our skin to wrinkle and sag. The Plasma Pen and our fibroblasting technique are designed to dramatically repair, reverse, and mitigate these signs of aging.
How Does Plasma Pen Work?
The Plasma Pen works by converting electrical energy into electrostatic energy which is transmitted to the probe by impulse. At about 1mm from the skin, oxygen and nitrogen are mixed to produce an arc of plasma which discharges onto the epidermis. There is an immediate contraction of the skin tissue and also thermal disruption within the dermis. This stimulates collagen production for the next few months, and also activates and releases important proteins in the dermis.
The highly accurate and controlled trauma that is caused to the epidermis makes the skin dry superficially into tiny carbon crusts, which falls off within a few days. After this falls off, you will have beautiful and rejuvenated skin at the surface.
Plasma Pen Vs. Plastic Surgery
The Plasma Pen is the only treatment outside plastic surgery that can be performed on the eyelids. With the Plasma Pen, no injectable anesthetic is required, no scalpels and no stitches or sutures are required. This treatment is very low risk with minimal side effects and very short downtime. Most patients will be able to return to work the same day after the treatment.
Plasma Pen Treatment Options
An upper facial can include an eyebrow lift, spot work or full forehead lift for all horizontal lines, vertical lines, and worry lines. We can also focus on smoothing out and lifting hollow temples, crows feet, and frown lines. An upper facial can also include non-surgical blepharoplasty for upper and lower eyelids.
Mid facial treatments may include a cheek lift and ear lobe rejuvenation. A mid facial can also treat horizontal lines, tear troughs, nasolabial folds, accordion lines and folds.
A lower facial can focus on the mouth corners, jowl/jawline tightening, smile lines, vertical lip lines, and also chin augmentation.
Other Treatment Areas
The Plasma Pen can treat many other areas on the body besides the face. Other treatment areas include:
Stomachs and stretchmarks
Legs and knees
Loose arm skin/sagging
Skin tags, blemishes, and hemangiomas
Necklift, turkey neck, and neck lines
How Long Do The Results Last From The Plasma Pen?
The effects of the Plasma Pen last around 3 years, although many results are permanent.
Plasma Pen is an innovative, non-invasive, skin lifting, skin tightening and rejuvenation device designed to combat wrinkles, loss of collagen and sagging skin. Plasma Pen is FDA approved and can be used in a variety of procedures to potentially enhance aging skin without the need for expensive and invasive surgery. Plasma Pen treatment is used to enhance skin around the eyes, cheeks, forehead and lips, and other sensitive skin areas.
Benefits of Plasma Pen Treatment
The Plasma Pen treatment has been performed thousands of times all over the world. Treatment may help improve and brighten skin tone, laxity and texture. It is highly versatile and has been effective in smoothing out wrinkles and tightening the skin, lifting and rejuvenating a variety of areas, including eyelids.
Why Plasma Pen?
Plasma Pen – Non-Invasive Skin Tightening TreatmentAs we age, the dermal layer thins and less collagen is produced which causes our skin to wrinkle and sag. The Plasma Pen and its fibroblasting technique is designed to dramatically repair, reverse, and mitigate these signs of aging.
How Does Plasma Pen Work?
The Plasma Pen works by converting electrical energy into electrostatic energy which is transmitted to the probe by impulse. At about 1mm from the skin, oxygen and nitrogen are mixed to produce an arc of plasma that discharges. There is an immediate contraction of the skin tissue and also thermal disruption within the dermis. This stimulates collagen production for the next few months, and also activates and releases important proteins in the dermis. The highly accurate and controlled micro-trauma to the epidermal layer (top layers) rejuvenates through healing and forms dry tiny carbon crusts and scabs, which fall off after several days. After these fall off, newly refreshed, tightened and youthful skin appears at the surface. This treatment is known as fibroblasting. Fibroblasts are the most common cells of connective tissue in the body that produce collagen.
Plasma Pen Treatment vs. Plastic Surgery
Plasma Pen treatment is the only procedure outside of plastic surgery that can be performed on the eyelids. With Plasma Pen treatment, no injectable anesthetic is required, and there are no scalpels and no stitches or sutures. This treatment has been shown to be very low risk with minimal side effects and very short downtime. The Plasma Pen treatment feels like tiny pin pricks with a mild sensation of heat. The treatment duration may vary from a few minutes to an hour based on the size of the treatment area. Side effects may include redness, swelling, bruising, scabbing, and skin discoloration. Downtime may vary, but you may be uncomfortable with swelling, bruising and scabbing for 5-7 days.
Plasma Pen Treatment Areas
Non-surgical upper blepharoplasty + crows feet
Non-surgical lower blepharoplasty + crows feet
Non-surgical upper and lower blepharoplasty + crows feet
Perioral rhytids/vertical lip lines
Lip lines/chin/marionette lines
Nasolabial folds/ Perioral rhytids/marionette lines/chin
How Long Do The Results Last From Plasma Pen Treatment?
The effects of the Plasma Pen last around 3 years, although results may be permanent.
Plasma Pen is the latest cosmetic procedure to combat wrinkles, loss of collagen, and sagging skin. As we age, the dermal layer of our skin. We produce less collagen, and lose elasticity. All of these factors cause sagging and wrinkling of the skin. The Plasma Pen is a procedure targeting a wide variety of skin conditions including loss of elasticity, sagging, and wrinkles that have been traditionally treated with fillers or plastic surgery.
What is the Plasma Pen?
Plasma Pen is the world’s most advanced, non-invasive, skin lifting, skin tightening and rejuvenation device used to treat wrinkles, and sagging, dull skin. The Plasma Pen is an FDA approved, CE approved device used to perform fibroblast therapy, a technique used to stimulate production of collagen in the skin.
How does the Plasma Pen work?
Our highly trained and certified Plasma Pen technicians use the device to delivery plasma fibroblasting. The plasma significantly tightens, lifts, resurfaces, and regenerates practically any area of the skin.
Plasma Pen converts electrical energy into gaseous diatomic molecular nitrogen and transmits that energized in a non-contact way to the skin’s surface from above. This causes a micro-trauma to the skin’s epidermal layer (top layers) whilst simultaneously heating and disrupting the deeper dermal structure via thermal conduction. This treatment is also known as fibroblasting.
What areas can be treated with Plasma Pen?
Fibroblasting produces excellent results for any area of the body, particularly the face and neck regions.
Accordion lines – the lines that form outside of the mouth when you smile
Acne scars – improvement in the appearance of post-acne marks and scars
Crow’s feet around eyes
Jowl / jawline tightening
Marionette lines – The creases or folds that run vertically from the corners of the mouth down to the chin
Nasal labial folds / smile lines – The folds that run from the sides of your nose down to the edge of your mouth
Necklines, turkey neck
Smoker’s lines – those vertical wrinkles also known as lipstick lines around the mouth
Upper and lower eyelids – Bags and hoods
What is unique about Plasma Pen vs. other Fibroblasting devices?
Other fibroblasting devices are often referred to as Plasma Pen but are not the actual trademarked device. Other competitor’s devices can be purchased from China for as little as $10 and are not true plasma technology. At best, they are designed for personal skin tag and mole removal. These pens are not suitable for professional use and can be dangerous.
Many of the technicians performing fibroblasting are not professionally trained. There are many contraindications for fibroblasting including but not limited to certain medical conditions, medications and skin types. Also, it is important to mention the specific techniques used to obtain the best results. Do you homework and be very cautious.
How long will it take to see results?
Plasma Pen skin tightening results are impressive but should not be proposed as an alternative to surgery in cases of moderate to severe skin laxity. Only surgery can achieve these kinds of results. You will typically see immediate tightening along with cumulative improvements over the next three months in the appearance of saggy skin. In some cases it may require more than one session depending on the desired results.
Is the Plasma Pen treatment painful?
Plasma Pen is mildly to moderately uncomfortable. Everyone’s pain level is different and some areas of the body are more sensitive than others. Numbing cream is helpful in reducing the discomfort during treatment.
What are the risks of the Plasma Pen treatment?
The Plasma Pen is a relatively safe treatment, particularly when compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures. However, no procedure is without risks and it’s important to review and understand the risks
Swelling and bruising
Scabbing and crusting
What downtime can I expect after my Plasma Pen treatment?
There IS downtime. “Downtime” is very subjective. What you think “looks bad” and/or is “uncomfortable” can be very different from someone else’s perception. If you are comparing it to cosmetic surgery, then no, the downtime is minimal. If you are comparing it to a light chemical peel where no one can tell you did anything and you are just a bit flaky everywhere, then no.
Redness, swelling and scabbing in the treatment area
Average of 8 days downtime on the face and neck areas
Average of 10 to 14 days on the body, depending on the area being treated and the intensity of the treatment
Swelling usually begins the day following your treatment, and peaks around day 3
After day 3, swelling subsides and scabs form.
Scabs normally begin to fall off around day 6 and 7 (for face and neck)
Please be aware that the days indicated are simply guidelines for average healing time. Healing time and results may be negatively compromised by not following the after care protocol: no drinking alcohol, no smoking and no picking/scrubbing. If your health is compromised in any way, this can also extend your healing time and negatively affect your results.
The Plasma Pen, also called “Fibroblast,” is a treatment that has been in use for many years across the globe. This procedure is intended to treat loose, crepey skin and wrinkles or fine lines, but unfortunately, many patients have faced complications with Plasma Pen treatment. These complications can be severe, and for this reason, Reflections Center does not offer Plasma Pen treatment.
HOW DOES PLASMA PEN WORK?
The Plasma Pen works by delivering electrostatic energy to the surface of the skin. The device essentially causes a burn to the surface of the skin as it delivers energy with the intention of tightening and resurfacing the skin. The idea is that the natural healing process will result in rejuvenated skin with improved tone, texture, and elasticity, but this is not always the case.
POOR RESULTS FROM PLASMA PEN
At best, results from the Plasma Pen are not what patients hope for, and much of the skin laxity remains after the treatment. Many patients will also have pigmentation issues in the form of either light or dark spots. Burns from a Plasma Pen can also result in scarring. So, rather than reducing crepey or loose skin, Plasma Pen patients can be left with worse damage than they originally wanted to treat.
IS PLASMA PEN FDA CLEARED?
The Plasma Pen is not FDA cleared. Plasma Pens have been in use, especially overseas, for many years, and the technology is outdated compared to improved methods of rejuvenating the skin. In fact, the device has been banned in some countries, including Canada. This is because, in addition to negative results like scarring, the Plasma Pen lacks the safety monitors of modern options. In the U.S., the FDA has not yet evaluated the Plasma Pen for safety at all. Some Plasma Pens can even be purchased for at-home use online — of course, this is not recommended.
In fact, you will find that physicians in the U.S. do not offer Plasma Pen. Instead, this system is usually offered by non-medical technicians with less extensive training and knowledge. At Reflections Center, our non-surgical procedures are performed by physicians, who have extensive knowledge of the treatments they offer and ensuring safety for their patients.
ALTERNATIVES TO PLASMA PEN
There are several good alternatives to Plasma Pen treatment that offer excellent results without scarring or other complications. Here are just a few of your options.
Plasma Pen Fibroblast Therapy
Plasma Pen is a new and revolutionary non-surgical treatment to lift and tighten loose, wrinkled skin with results lasting up to three years! It is particularly effective for the face and neck areas that were traditionally treated with plastic surgery or dermal fillers.
What is a Plasma Pen?
The Plasma Pen produces tiny points of trauma to tighten and regenerate the skin and stimulate the production of new collagen. The pinpoint accuracy of the Plasm Pen allows areas such as the upper and lower eyelids that were previously unreachable by non-surgical methods to be lifted and tightened.
What is Plasma?
Plasma is often described as the fourth state of matter and is actually a hot, ionized gas. Unlike ordinary gases, plasma conducts electricity, creates magnetic fields, and has coherent characteristics that allow it to be controlled and concentrated, which is key to the effectiveness of Plasma Pen treatments. Plasma is used all around you in plasma TV’s, neon lights, and many other applications. Inside the Plasma Pen, a voltage between two electrodes is released to produce an arc of ionized nitrogen plasma about 1mm above the skin.
What does Plasma do to my skin?
The energized plasma introduces a tiny trauma at the surface of the skin that heats the deeper dermis tissue. This heating stimulates structures known as fibroblasts to produce new collagen that forms the scaffolding of our skin and provides support and elasticity. As the micro-traumas heal, skin fibers contract, shorten, and tighten to eliminate wrinkles and produce a more even complexion. The production of new collagen firms and plumps the treated area to provide smoother, fuller skin.
What areas can be treated?
Any area of the body can be treated, particularly the face and neck. These include:
Smile lines outside the mouth,
Crow’s feet around the eyes,
Jowl or jawline tightening,
Marionette lines (vertical creases between the corners of the mouth and the chin),
Turkey neck line,
Smoker’s lines or lipstick lines (vertical lines above and below the lips),
Upper and lower eyelids (bags and hoods).
When will results appear?
The healing process normally takes 7-10 days and tighter skin with more even complexion will be seen immediately. The longer lasting results from the generation of new collagen begin to appear in 2-4 weeks, continue to improve for about three months, and can last up to three years.
How many Plasma Pen treatments are needed?
This depends on the treatment area, the extent of existing skin damage, and the desired amount of improvement. In many cases, a single treatment will produce the desired results. One of the great advantages of Plasma Pen treatments is that the results are cumulative. Additional treatments may be performed at 2-3 month intervals to achieve the desired or possible level of improvement.
Are Plasma Pen treatments painful?
Plasma Pen treatment are mildly to moderately uncomfortable. We apply a potent topical anesthetic prior to the treatment to reduce or eliminate discomfort but each person tolerates discomfort differently and some treatment areas will be more sensitive than others. We also offer inhaled nitrous oxide for minimal conscious sedation to help you relax. Nitrous oxide normally wears off and allows you to drive after 15-20 minutes.
Do Plasma Pen treatments require downtime?
There are very few restrictions following Plasma Pen treatments but the effects of the treatment are normally visible for 7-10 days. As you can see in the example below, the treatment involves tiny points of trauma that cause redness, swelling, and scabbing. Alcohol consumption, smoking, picking or scratching, failure to follow post-treatment instructions, and variations in the healing time experienced by each person can extend the normal healing time and negatively affect your results.
What are the risks of Plasma Pen treatments?
Plasma Pen treatments are safe and effective but produce redness, swelling, scabbing, and flaking in the treatment area that normally lasts 7-10 days. In very rare cases, scarring, hyperpigmentation, or hypopigmentation have occurred.
Darker skin tones (African American, African, Latin, Native American, Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian ancestry and people of mixed ethnicities) may not be good candidates for Plasma Pen treatments. Skin Care By Design is committed to safe, effective treatments for every client and we do not perform Plasma Pen treatments on Fitzpatrick types 4, 5, or 6.
Are all Plasma Pens the same?
Like most great products, the Plasma Pen produced by Louise Walsh has knockoffs but, unlike a fake designer purse or dress, Plasma Pen knockoffs can be dangerous. Many devices marketed as Plasma Pens are nothing more than cheap hyfrecators, devices that produce a low energy electrical spark designed to destroy tissue (the name hyfrecator originates from the term High Frequency Eradicator). We use hyfrecators in our practice to remove skin tags, warts, and moles but, while they do cause tiny points of trauma, they do not actually produce plasma or the beneficial effects of plasma. Look for the Louise Walsh Plasma Pen logo on the treatment device:
Plasma Pen treatments do have contraindications and many technicians performing knockoff Plasma Pen treatments are not professionally trained. Before undergoing any Plasma Pen treatment, ask to see the training certification of your technician.