Face & Skin Treatments
What is Plasma?
Plasma is the 4th state of matter, the first 3 being solids, liquids and gas. Matter achieves this state when enough energy is supplied to split atoms into electrons. The result is a cloud of free, negatively charged ions, radicals and molecules. The cloud of charged particles is known as plasma. This all sounds very scientific, and it is, but in practice Plasma fibroblasting is a very straightforward procedure when performed by an experienced skin practitioner.
What is a Plasma fibroblast treatment?
Plasma fibroblast is a non-surgical skin tightening cosmetic treatment, also known as a soft surgery procedure. Facial rejuvenation is achieved with the use of Plasma fibroblast by shrinking and tightening of the skin.
How does Plasma fibroblast work?
Treatment is delivered using an electronic hand-piece, the plasma pen. This precision device is fitted with an applicator tip (metal probe) which enables the transfer of energy to the skin by using the voltage in the air between the device tip and skin to generate a plasma charge. The transfer of energy to the skin takes place only when the applicator tip has a distance of approximately 0.5 mm to the skin, which means it does not come into direct contact with the skin. The visible result of the treatment is a thermal skin reaction, the so-called plasma dot or spot. Each plasma dot creates an effect radius that contracts the skin in the immediate vicinity. Due to the optimal arrangement of the dots, an effect grid is created which causes an instant and significant tightening of the targeted area. The treated area is sublimated (converted directly to vapour) using the plasma beam without damage to the deeper skin or muscle.
What are the benefits of a Plasma fibroblast treatment?
Plasma Fibroblast non-surgical rejuvenation has increased in popularity due to its many advantages over surgery.One of the major advantages of Plasma is that it offers a much less invasive/expensive alternative to surgery as well as the time it takes to carry out.
No cutting of the skin and no stitches required. No general anaesthetic is required. A topical numbing cream is applied to allow comfort throughout the procedure. There are minimal side effects and down time, with faster and scar-less healing.This means you can return to work even sooner.
No complications associated with surgery. In contrast to conventional surgery, the skin cannot be ‘over-lifted’. The technology used means that once the skin has reached maximum lifting point, it just stops working, so it's guaranteed that only the natural excess skin is reduced, without thinning of the skin or damage to the deeper layers.
Very low risk procedure. If aftercare is followed correctly there are no ongoing complications.
What areas can be treated with Plasma?
Non-surgical Blepharoplasty – Eyelid Tightening, including lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin. Plasma face-lift and Plasma neck-lift - wrinkles on face – frown lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, lines and Wrinkles around the mouth, neck lines etc.
Skin pigmentation, age spots on face or hands, sun spots, melasma, chloasma, freckles, scarring including stretch marks, Improvement in the appearance of acne scars and post-surgical scars
Skin imperfections, including skin tags and moles. Tightening loose skin after pregnancy.
How many Plasma treatments will I need?
In most cases only one treatment is required. However, depending on the area of the face or body being treated and individual conditions and expectations one or two post-treatments may be necessary.
Additional treatments can be safely done at 8 -12 week intervals after initial procedure.
How does a Plasma treatment feel? Can it be painful?
You can experience some mild discomfort, but it really depends on your pain threshold. For a comfortable experience, we always ask clients to allow enough time for the topical anaesthetic application to have the required time to absorb and take effect in the areas you would like to have treated. The topical anaesthetic is applied for 30 mins before your Plasma treatment for the best effect.
Will there be downtime after a Plasma treatment?
Downtime depends on your working situation and lifestyle. You can resume your normal work immediately but this does not mean there is no downtime. The tiny plasma flash causes ‘crusts’ to form on the skin giving the distinctive dotting effect. You can also experience significant swelling in the area treated, particularly in the eye area. The swelling will diminish over a 2-5 day period and the crusts (brown dots) that occur are gone on average between 7-10 days.
These are cosmetic issues only, technically there is no real downtime if these visual effects are of no concern to you.
When will I see results from a Plasma treatment?
The positive effect of the Plasma Fibroblast treatment is instant and visible during the treatment itself, but will be even more noticeable at 4 weeks with continuing improvement up to 12 weeks.
Follow-up treatments may be performed after 8-12 weeks depending on your skin’s healing. We will ask you to return to the clinic for an assessment at 8 weeks to see how you are healing, and advise whether a follow-up treatment is advisable.
Follow up treatments are often offered at a discount.
How long will the results of Plasma treatment last?
Plasma Skin Tightening is more than a simple tightening treatment, so the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery. Like any surgical or cosmetic procedures, the effects of Plasma treatment are not entirely permanent and wont stop the ageing process. However, the results you get should last for many years. Depending on the individual skin type and life-style, the result can last for between two-five years or more. Negative lifestyle choices such as too much sun, smoking, excess alcohol consumption and a poor skincare regime are discouraged in order to maintain lasting results.
Aftercare and maintenance is possible at any time
What side-effects or risks are there associated with Plasma treatments
Plasma Skin Tightening has been shown to be a safe procedure in thousands of patients due to its non-invasive nature. However, as with most cosmetic procedures, patients are likely to experience some minor side effects in the first 5 to 10 days after treatment.
The entire treatment area will have small but visible brown dotted marks, which will begin to shed naturally over the course of 5-10 days. Some patients will also experience 3 to 5 days of swelling, especially with eyelid treatments. To avoid any more serious side effects such as post-inflammatory and hyper-pigmentation, follow the aftercare instruction given to you prior to your treatment.
Overall, the treatment is low in complications.
Who is suitable for a Plasma treatment?
We work to ensure that all our treatments are only offered to people who will see the benefits, and where it's safe to proceed. We recommend you attend a consultation appointment a minimum of 2 days before treatment can be arranged, so we can cover all aspects of the Plasma treatment and assess your suitability. Plasma is a very safe and effective treatment, however it's not suitable for everyone. There are certain medical conditions and skin types which do not react well. We don't offer this treatment without a full consultation and medical check first. For example, treatment is not advised for candidates with very dark skin as the risk of hyper-pigmentation or hypo-pigmentation is much higher.
Do I need a consultation before a Plasma treatment?
Yes. Strictly no appointments for Plasma Fibroblast treatments will be allocated unless a thorough consultation appointment has been attended a minimum of 2 days prior to treatment. 30 mins will be allocated for the initial consultation. At this stage we will assess your suitability for treatment, discuss your skin concerns, needs and expectations, and if required a patch test will be carried out. Patch tests are charged at £30, deducted from your final treatment fee.
Pictures will be taken of all areas to be treated. These images will not be shared or used without your consent.
You will be given a detailed description of the treatment process step by step, including pictures of previous procedures and videos to ensure you are well informed and know what to expect. After your full assessment we will discuss treatment cost. Individual costs vary depending on area, intensity, and tailor made treatment packages. The minimum treatment cost is £120.
What is the best way to prepare for a Plasma fibroblast treatment?
Think about the week following your treatment; will you have important meetings to attend, special occasions or school runs etc? You may wish to arrange your appointment during annual leave, especially if your job requires you to look presentable eg: teachers/public facing roles. This is important as it is likely that you will prefer to stay at home until all of the brown crusts and swelling has subsided and you look more like yourself. However this may not be an issue to you if the visual effects of the treatment are of no concern.
Please attend your appointment with clean skin; no moisturiser, makeup/tanning products on the treatment area, and no mascara on lashes if the eye area is being treated. You may wish to wash your hair on the morning of your treatment as the treatment area cannot get wet for the full week following the procedure.
If you are having upper and lower eyelids treated, you may want to arrange for someone to drive you home due to swelling
What happens during a Plasma fibroblast treatment?
A numbing cream is applied to the treatment area and left to take effect for 30 mins. During this numbing period, consent forms will be given to you to complete. There will also be plenty of time to further discuss treatment and answer any questions you may have. When the area is sufficiently numb the treatment will begin. During the treatment you will feel some heat and minor irritation, but minimal or no pain. Treatment time can last from 45 minutes (including numbing period) and up to several hours, depending on the size of the treatment area. You will be provided with aftercare instruction and a review appointment will be scheduled for 6 weeks later.
How long will my Plasma fibroblast treatment take?
A minimum of 1 hour will be planned. This allows for adequate numbing time (30 mins)
Depending on the area of the body, the treatment can take between 10 and 45 minutes and longer in some cases for larger areas of the body. You will be advised about timings during your consultation
What aftercare is required after a Plasma fibroblast treatment?
During your consultation appointment you will be given aftercare instructions. Following these instructions is critical for best results. Complications or negative effects will not be caused by the device (and highly unlikely by the technician either) but more likely as a result of failure to comply with aftercare instruction. Aftercare with unsuitable products are often the chief culprits where a negative aspect of any kind occurs.
You will be provided with a detailed aftercare plan at your first appointment.
To get the best out of all the treatments that we offer, a consultation is required. This is a valuable FREE one to one meeting focused on you, and will provide you with qualified and experienced advice.
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Treatments subject to medical checks. Full Terms and Conditions HERE