Plasma Pen MD
What is Plasma Pen?
Plasma Pen is the newest cosmetic procedure to combat wrinkles, loss of collagen, and sagging skin. As we age, the dermal layer of our skin thins, we produce less collagen, and we lose elasticity. All of these factors produce sagging and wrinkling of the skin. The Plasma Pen is a soft-surgery 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.
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 the production of collagen in the skin.
How does Plasma Pen work?
Plasma Pen converts electrical energy into gaseous diatomic molecular nitrogen and transmits that energized gas 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”. Fibroblasts are the most common cells of connective tissue in the body that produce collagen. At about 1mm from the skin, oxygen and nitrogen are mixed to produce an arc of plasma that discharges onto the epidermis. The 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.
What areas can be treated with Plasma Pen?
Fibroblast produces excellent results for any area of the body, particularly the face and neck regions. It is important for anyone considering fibroblast treatment to carefully review the Plasma Pen contraindications, Plasma Pen Aftercare Instructions, risks, and skin types that can be safely treated.
- 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
- Forehead lines
- 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
When do you see the 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.
How long will the results last?
Plasma Pen results can last up to three years. Using medical-grade skincare and sunblock can maintain results.
Is Plasma Pen painful?
For the treatment, we use a double application of topical numbing to minimize the discomfort.
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 contraindications and risks. Risks include:
- Swelling and bruising
- Scabbing and crusting
- Skin discoloration
How many treatments will I need?
At your consultation, we can assess the area and have a conversation and discuss expectations. On average 2 treatments are recommended, but it is not uncommon to need additional treatments.
How often are treatments done?
Treatments can be done from 3-6 weeks apart.
Is Plasma Pen safe for everyone?
This treatment is ideal for skin types 1-3. We do recommend that all skin types prep on ZO Skin Health before having treatment done. Healthy skin heals faster without complications. Darker skin tones (African American, African, Latin, Native American, Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian ancestry, and people of mixed ethnicities) may not good candidates for Plasma Pen.
We are committed to safe and effective treatments for all. When in doubt, we don’t risk it! We do not provide Plasma Pen treatments on Fitzpatrick skin types 4-6:
What kind of downtime can be expected?
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 aftercare 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.
What is the difference between Plasma Pen MD 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. I don’t know about you, but I certainly do not want a treatment done around my eyes with a knockoff device? NO WAY!
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 your homework and be very cautious.
How much does Plasma Pen MD treatment cost?
Pricing varies for the area to be treated and the number of treatments they may need. Each treatment plan is customizable to meet our patient’s needs and done at your consultations with one of our certified providers and/or Dr. Wallace.
Schedule a Consultation
If you live in the Dallas and Fort Worth area and want to learn more about the plasma pen, schedule your consultation with one of our aesthetic experts at Reflections Med Spa. We look forward to helping discover a new rejuvenated you!