Signs of aging are inevitable and affect many people worldwide even when doing a healthy diet and exercise. With the help of the most non-invasive and innovative lifting devices, such as the Plasma pen, it is now possible to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate the skin. The Plasma Pen is an FDA-approved, CE-approved device used to perform fibroblast therapy, a technique used to stimulate collagen production in the skin.
The treatment uses a form of matter, which is plasma. While typically associated with laser tech, it’s pretty significantly different. Laser treatments are light-based, and they use light rays in their work; on the other hand, plasma is another form of matter.
How Does the Plasma Pen Work?
Converted to gaseous diatomic nitrogen (N2), Plasma Pen’s unique technology operates on electricity. This means that the energized gas is applied to the skin of the face or whatever region is being treated and used as an abrasive on a micro level to the top or outermost layers of the skin (epidermal layer), heating and stimulating the deeper layers.
Plasma Pen’s process is called fibroblasting. The “blasting” part of fibroblasting can make it sound a little intense or dangerous, but it’s named for fibroblasts, which is a common cell type in the connective tissue of the body. Also, it is responsible for producing collagen, and it’s by stimulating this collagen production, Plasma Pen treatment can fill wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and more.
What Are The Benefits Of Plasma Pen Treatment?
The same with surgical lifts but without knives and anesthesia, the plasma fibroblast therapy provides many aesthetic benefits, which include:
- Tightens, repairs, and regenerates skin
- Improves skin texture
- Lifts drooping eyelids and sagging jowls
- Smooths the under-eye area
- Reduces lines and wrinkles
- Reduces stretch marks
- Tightens loose belly skin
- Tightens loose arm skin
- Improves scar tissue
- Reduces age spots and sunspots
- Adds volume to lips
- Provides long-lasting results
What Areas Can Plasma Pen Treat?
Fibroblast produces excellent results for any area of the body, particularly the face and neck regions.
- Accordion lines (lines that form outside of the mouth when smiling)
- Acne scars
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Forehead Line
- Jowl/ Jawline Tightening
- Loose arm skin
- Loose belly skin
- Marionette Lines
- Nasal Labial Folds (Smile Lines)
- Necklines, Turkey Neck
- Smoker’s Line (vertical wrinkles also known as lipstick lines around the mouth)
- Upper and Lower Eyelids (Bags and Hoods)
Is Plasma Pen A Safe Treatment?
A study in 2020 that the Journal of Dermatological Treatment publishes evaluating plasma exeresis as a non-surgical treatment method for dermatochalasis (a skin condition where excess skin in the eyelids leads to baggy eyes). The study consisted of 40 female participants recruited and treated with Dermaplax Device, a plasma device technology from Spain.
Moreover, the participants of this study had three plasma treatment sessions with one-month intervals. After three months, this double-blinded study concluded a significant reduction in eyelid sloppiness. More importantly, none of the participants reported any serious adverse effects.
Who Should Not Receive The Plasma Pen Treatment?
Below are instances where a person cannot receive the Plasma Pen treatment or discuss it carefully with their doctors.
- Cancer or autoimmune conditions (it might hinder normal healing processes)
- Darker skin tones (may be unresponsive to Plasma Pen treatment as well as lighter skin tones)
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Metal implants or medical appliances near the treatment area
- Pacemakers or serious heart conditions
Before any Plasma Pen work takes place, there should be a complete comprehensive health screening to make sure fibroblasting therapy is a safe and effective choice for the situation.
What Results Can Be Expected From A Plasma Pen Treatment?
The Plasma Pen treatment results are immediate and permanent. Patients usually notice tightened and rejuvenated skin when the carbon crusts fall off. Over the following weeks, these effects should get better since the collagen gradually builds up.
While some patients require only one treatment for full results, there are those with more prominent signs of aging who would need two or three sessions to see the full results. Since the natural aging process continues, patients normally return for a new treatment after three to five years, not because the initial treatment results have disappeared.
What Are The Plasma Pen’s Side Effects?
Although Plasma pens are effective and safe, they do come with the cost of some risks. Here are some plasma pen side effects a patient should look out for, which include:
- Skin sensitivity and tightness
- Skin crusting and peeling
What Is The Recovery Time Of Plasma Pen Treatment?
Although Plasma Pen treatment is abrasive on a micro level, causing small, burn-like injuries around the treated site, these injuries are typically relatively superficial and result in only minor discoloration and swelling. The healing from Plasma Pen treatment can be described as similar to a minimal sunburn or tattoo and typically clears up naturally within a few days of treatment.
Bruising, swelling, and overall discomfort can sometimes persist beyond the healing period. Still, it’s very rare for these symptoms to last any more than five to seven days and can typically be treated with common over-the-counter medications.
The dermis layers of the skin will continue to heal “behind the scenes” for many weeks after the procedure is completed. During this extended healing process, the skin begins to tighten, ramp up the production of additional collagen, and create the desired results. The treated area might look better twelve weeks after the treatment than one week, and the results will remain noticeable for years after that.
What Are The Aftercare Plasma Pen Treatment?
The effectiveness of the Plasma Pen treatment relies upon the adherence to aftercare instructions and how fast the patient heals after the procedure. Below are aftercare tips to see the maximum results:
- Avoid direct exposure to the sun and sources of heat for 12 weeks
- No wearing of make-up until the crusts fall off
- No exercise for 24 hours
- Never pick at the crusts
- Sleep on the back for several days
- Make sure to wear an SPF 30+ when outside the house
- Use only cosmetic products recommended by the medical provider during the healing period
- Sleep on the back for several days
The Bottom Line
With the aging process, the dermal layer of the skin starts to thin, the body produces less collagen, and the skin loses elasticity. Plasma Pen is the newest and finest technology to help skincare issues, such as wrinkles, loss of collagen, and sagging skin. Aion Aesthetics offers Plasma Pen treatment, 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.