This involves treatment using a device that converts electricity into a plasma arc to treat the skin. The low-frequency device thus causes the collagen fibres to contract and thereby producing a tightening effect.
How does it work?
Low-frequency energy is converted into a plasma arc that ionises the air between the skin and the tip of the device. This technique minimises the damage to skin and maximises the contraction of the collagen.
What does the treatment involve?
The skin is numbed prior to treatment with numbing cream. The procedure usually takes approximately 15-20minutes.
While there are some redness and irritation of the area treated, there is minimal downtime with this procedure.
What areas can be treated?
Any area of the face or body can be treated, but plasma treatment is ideal for the “Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty.” i.e. treating the upper and lower eyelids without the need for surgery.
It can, however, be used for other indications like deep wrinkles, lines and scars.
How long is the recovery?
Most patients can resume work or return to normal activity within 24hours.
How many treatments will I need?
Usually, only 1 treatment is needed but sometimes better results can be seen with a follow-up treatment.
How soon will I notice the results?
The results are both immediate and longer term. The contraction in the skin of the treated area can be seen immediately and as well following the generation of fibroblast cell activity in the following week to months.
Can anyone have the treatment?
Most patients are suitable to have this treatment, however, it is best to consult the doctor prior to the procedure to assess your suitability.