The 15 Most Popular Questions About the Plasma Blast Treatment
What is Plasma Fibrolast?
Plasma Skin Tightening, also known as Plasma Fibroblast, is a cosmetic treatment that is meant to tighten the skin without surgery. This remarkable treatment reduces excess skin volume while tightening and shrinking skin by using the 4th matter state, which is called Plasma. All of the rejuvenating effects that would normally only be achievable with the use of a scalpel can be obtained through Plasma Blast.
How is the Plasma Blast Treatment performed?
A special electronic hand-piece called a plasma pen is used to perform the treatment. An applicator tip, which is a metal probe, sits at the end of the device and is used on the skin to transfer energy. This is done by using air voltage to create a charge of plasma. The applicator tip doesn’t actually touch the skin directly, as the energy transfer can only happen when there is a 0.5mm distance between the tip and the skin. Plasma points, are thermal reactions that happen on the skin as a result of the treatment being performed. Skin in the immediate area of the effect radius of each plasma spot is contracted. The plasma spots are placed optimally along the skin to create an effect grid, which will cause the skin to tighten significantly. Since sublimation, or vapor conversion, happens in the area where the treatment occurs, muscle and deeper layers of kin aren’t damaged by the plasma beam. When compared to invasive surgery, the result are quite similar.
What benefits will a Plasma treatment provide?
As a treatment, when compared to traditional surgery, Plasma Blast is more advantageous, which is why it has gained a lot of popularity. Plasma treatments are a more affordable alternative to surgery, and they’re not as invasive. They can also be performed in a shorter amount of time. There’s very little downtime involved, side effects are minimal at best, the results look natural, and there’s virtually no pain involved.
Blepharoplasty without surgery – Tightening of the lower eyelids, excess skin in the upper eyelids
Neck and face lifts – Crow’s feet, frown lines, neck lines, smoker’s lines, wrinkles in the mouth area, and any other unwanted facial wrinkles
Marks on the skin, such as freckles, melasma, chloasma, hand and face age spots, sun spots, and skin pigmentation
Scars that occur from the formation of acne, scars after surgical procedures, and even scars from stretch marks
Moles, skin tags, and other imperfections in the skin
Loose skin formed after a pregnancy
Where can the Plasma treatment be used?
How many treatments are necessary?
Just one treatment is usually needed. Some factors, such as the area being treated and conditions for each person, will warrant a post treatment or two. After the first treatment has been done, more treatments can be done safely at intervals of 6 to 8 weeks.
Is there any pain involved with the procedure?
Although each person handles pain differently, mild discomfort is to be expected from the procedure. A topical anesthetic is used before the treatment, and each patient should arrive on time for appointments to make sure that the anesthetic can be fully absorbed and will be effective. A 30 minute application of the topical anesthetic produces the best results.
Is there any downtime?
Your lifestyle and work conditions will determine how much downtime you face. Downtime is always present, even if you can go back to work right after the procedure. The crusts, or dotting effect on the skin will form as a result of the plasma flash. In the treated areas, especially around the eyes, there will be significant swelling. After 2 to 5 days, the swelling will go down, and after 5 to 10 days, the crusts will go away. While waiting for the crusts to disappear, their visibility can be reduced by covering them with a mineral make-up. The crusts and swelling are all just cosmetic effects, and if you’re not worried about how they will make you look, you really don’t need to take any downtime while they go away.
When will the results be noticeable and how long will they last?
While the Plasma blast treatment is actually happening, its results can be seen, but after about 4 weeks, the results will be even easier to see. Improvements in positive effects will keep occurring until 12 weeks from the treatment date. Depending on how well the skin has healed, after 6 to 8 weeks, follow up treatments can be done. Instead of skin simply being tightened, it’s removed in Plasma Skin Tightening treatments, which results in the same length of effects that an invasive surgery would have. Plasma treatments, like other cosmetic and surgical procedures, aren’t truly permanent, and the problem of aging will still occur. Still, you’ll have many years to enjoy the results of the procedure.
The results can last anywhere from 2 to 5 years, or sometimes longer,
depending on individual lifestyles and skin types. Drinking excess amounts of alcohol, smoking, or getting too much sunlight will shorten the life span of the results and are discouraged. Any time can be used for maintenance and aftercare.
Are there side effects or risks associated with the procedure?
The procedure has been shown to be completely safe, and many patients prefer it over more invasive alternatives. There are still a few minor side effects that may happen during the 5 to 10 day period after treatment, which is to be expected of a cosmetic procedure. Small brown marks can be seen on the treatment area, but they will go away during the 5-10 day period. Swelling may appear, especially when the eyelids have been treated, but it usually goes away after 3 to 5 days. There are aftercare instructions that are provided to prevent hyper-pigmentation and other worse side effects. There aren’t many complications with the treatment, and thanks to the numbing cream applied beforehand, the procedure is virtually void of pain.
Can I get a Plasma treatment?
Those who will truly have noticeable benefits are the ones that we want to try our treatment. Before any treatment schedules can be made, we want you to get a consultation at least 2 days in advance. This will give us a chance to see what kind of results you’re likely to receive.
While Plasma treatments are effective and safe, not everyone can get them. Some skin types and medical conditions result in a less than favorable reaction from the treatment. Individual assessments will need to be made, and when you get a consultation, we can tell you what’s causing your eligibility to be denied. The following situations will result in a lack of eligibility:
Breastfeeding and pregnancy
Individuals with implants, pins, or metal plates
Uncontrollable blood pressure and cardio-vascular problems
Medical devices that use electric currents being present, such as Pacemakers
Hemorrhaging that has occurred recently or is currently occurring
Chemotherapy and malignancy as far back as 3 years ago
A high susceptibility to celluloid formation or hypertrophy scarring
Immune system conditions and auto-immune diseases
Is a Consultation necessary?
You definitely need to get a consultation, as we’ll discuss any concerns with your skin, treatment suitability, what needs to happen in your procedure and what to expect, and you may have to get a patch test. All areas that are going to be treated will be photographed. We’ll protect your privacy by refusing to use or share the photos without consent from you. You’ll be shown videos and pictures of procedures that have been done in the past, and the treatment process will be described to you with each step. The cost of the treatment will only be discussed after the assessment is done. The type of treatment, along with intensity and area, will affect the cost of the treatment.
What preparation should I do for the treatment?
Thinking about the week after the treatment is the most important thing you can do to prepare for the treatment. Before you even make an appointment schedule, think about what is going on in your life. You don’t want to have any important occasions, events, or meetings during this time. Periods of annual leave are a great option for scheduling an appointment. If you have to look presentable for your job, annual leave is even better. You may not look as much like yourself while any swelling or brown crusts appears on your body, and if you don’t want anyone else to see you in this condition, you’ll be better off at home. If you’re not worried about noticeable effects from the treatment, then this won’t be an issue for you.
Don’t put anything on your skin when attending the appointment, including tanning products, makeup, or moisturizer. The eye area should be especially clean of lashes or mascara. You won’t be able to get wet for a week after the procedure has been done, so you should wash your hair on the treatment morning. You’ll also have to arrange for someone to drive you home if you’re getting lower and upper eye lifts at once.
What should be expected on appointment day?
The skin to be treated is coated with a numbing cream, which will be left to sit for 30 minutes while it takes effect. You’ll have a chance to fill out consent forms while the numbing period is happening. You can also ask any questions and discuss the treatment more during this time. The treatment will start when the area is numb enough. Minor irritation and heat may be felt during the treatment, but it’s still painless. The treatment time, which includes the numbing period, can range from 45 minutes to a few hours, depending on how big of an area there is to treat. A review appointment for 6 weeks after the treatment will be scheduled, and you’ll be given instructions for aftercare.
What’s the length of the appointment?
An hour is given for the appointment. This is enough time for the 30 minute numbing period to happen, along with treatment. 10 to 45 minutes is a normal range for treatments, but more areas can result in longer sessions.
Will I need aftercare?
You’ll need aftercare after the treatment, and instructions will be provided for you. In order to get the best results, you have to follow the instructions. Any complications that occur are more than likely a result of instructions not being followed, rather than device or technician errors. Using unsuitable products for aftercare will also result in problems. The first time you have an appointment, you’ll be given an aftercare plan to follow.