The Plasma Pen is a new cosmetic procedure that diminishes the appearance of sagging skin, wrinkles, and loss of collagen. With aging, you may experience that your skin has thinned as you lose collagen, subsequently reducing skin elasticity. These changes to your skin lead to wrinkles and sagging. The Plasma Pen procedure offers a non-surgical way to target various skin conditions such as wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and sagging skin. Until Plasma Pen, the traditional methods used for these skin issues have been dermal fillers or surgical procedures.
What is Plasma Pen?
Plasma Pen is an advanced device that offers a non-invasive option to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate your skin by treating dull and sagging skin with wrinkles. Approved by the CE and FDA, the Plasma Pen is used for performing fibroblast therapy that stimulates the natural production of collagen in your skin.
How Does The Plasma Pen Work?
The certified and trained staff members at the Center for Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine use the Plasma Pen to deliver plasma energy to precise, spread out areas of your skin to stimulate cells called fibroblasts in your skin. Fibroblasts are the specialized cells in your body that produce collagen, so by targeting these structures during Plasma Pen treatments, you can see improvements in your various skin conditions.
Electrical energy gets converted into gaseous diatomic molecular nitrogen with the Plasma Pen. This energized gas is then transmitted on the skin’s surface from above without any contact, causing micro-trauma to the epidermal layer. The thermal conduction during the procedure simultaneously heats and disrupts the deeper layers of the skin. This procedure is basically known as fibroblasting. Fibroblasts are the cells within your connective tissue that are collagen-producing.
Which Body Areas Can You Treat with the Plasma Pen?
We offer stunning results with the Plasma Pen for any area of the body, specifically to your face and neck areas. During your Plasma Pen consultation, we will carefully go over your requirements and goals, keeping in mind your skin type and risk factors before determining if this is the best treatment for you. Here are the skin issues in specific body areas that can benefit from Plasma Pen treatment:
- Diminishing smile lines, which are the lines formed around your mouth
- Acne scars, the Plasma Pen can improve the appearance of scars and marks from acne
- Crow’s feet that develop around the corners of your eyes
- Lines on the forehead
- Tightening of the jawline
- Improvement in marionette lines, or the folds and creases running down from the corners of your mouth to the chin
- Improving the appearance of nasolabial lines that run from the sides of your nose down to the edges of your mouth
- Improvement in the appearance of your neck skin laxity
- Eliminating smoker’s lines, which are the vertical wrinkles around your lips
- Diminishing the hoods and bags on your upper and lower eyelids
- Removing stretch marks
Because darker skin tones respond differently to laser and plasma energy differently than lighter skin tones, it’s possible that you may not be eligible for Plasma Pen if your skin tone is too dark and therefore the risk of adverse side effects too high.
Is Plasma Pen Treatment Painful?
Most of our patients report mild to moderate discomfort during their treatment. While everybody has different levels of pain, certain body areas are more sensitive as well. We use numbing cream during your procedure to make it more comfortable for you.
Is the Plasma Pen Better than Getting Cosmetic Surgery?
When you experience early signs of aging and do not already wish to get surgery, the Plasma Pen is an effective non-invasive option. It does not require anesthesia, scars, or downtime. For those patients who do not require extensive correction, the Plasma Pen offers a low-risk procedure with no cutting or ablation and minimal side effects. There is no thinning of the skin from this procedure which is safer and offers more uniform results than an ablative skin resurfacing laser treatment.
The Plasma Pen offers you mild to moderate results with a shorter downtime than most skin procedures. There is also no risk of overcorrection with the treatment, meaning you won’t look “worked-on” after this fibroblast therapy.
How Many Treatment Sessions Do I Need With Plasma Pen?
Depending on your individual case, we may recommend more than one treatment session to give you optimal results. After your Plasma Pen treatment, you may experience some bruising, swelling, scarring, skin discoloration, scabs, and crusts in the area of treatment. However, these side effects will resolve with time. This cost-effective procedure offers our patients results that can last for 2 to 3 years in a best-case scenario.
When Will You See Results From Plasma Pen?
Even though the Plasma Pen offers impressive results, it cannot replace a cosmetic surgery when you have moderate to severe neck skin laxity. Your Plasma Pen treatment will give you immediate results in skin tightening that will continue to improve over the next 3 months.
Plasma Pen in Chicago, IL
People who have concerns about certain facial conditions, such as loosening or sagging skin have more non-invasive treatment options than ever before thanks to advances in technology like Plasma Pen. This treatment can help tighten and thicken skin so it appears more youthful and taut with regular treatments. Learn more about how Plasma Pen works and whether you’d be a good candidate during a consultation with our board-certified dermatologists. Get the conversation started today by calling our North side office or contacting us online today.