Step by step of the procedure
A consultation will be carried out prior to your procedure appointment. The practitioner will ensure you are the correct candidate for the procedure, discussing contraindications, the healing process, and carry out a patch test. The consultation is also an opportunity for the client to ask questions, see the device, discuss treatable areas of concern and devise a treatment plan with your practitioner.
During your procedure, a topical numbing agent will be applied to the skin when the treatment will occur. Without the numbing agent, the treatment would be uncomfortable, therefore this reduces the pain, making the experience more pleasurable. Once the numbing agent has taken effect, your treatment will begin. Your practitioner will talk you through the procedure, ensuring you are comfortable and targeting the specific areas of concern individualised to each client.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure time varies depending on the area being treated; anything between 30 minutes to 3 hours can be allocated to the appointment time. At the consultation, the technician will discuss with you the required appointment time.
How long do the results last?
Like all cosmetic procedures, results are not entirely permanent as the ageing process continues to happen following the procedure. As skin is effectively removed during the procedure, the results can potentially last two to three years. The requirement for a subsequent treatment will be based on age, skin integrity/elasticity, lifestyle, ethnicity and environmental factors.
What are the risks, side effects and downtime?
There are very few risks associated with the procedure, due its non-invasive nature and reliance upon your own natural healing. Risks are avoided by identifying contraindications at the consultation with your practitioner, which may result in the client being an unsuitable candidate for the treatment.
Side effects include visible microdots on the surface of the skin for approximately 7 days and swelling can occur in only some of the treatable areas. The client receives a foundation type product to help cover the microdots, which contains healing agents and SPF to protect the skin from the sunlight. The practitioner will discuss any potential side effects, specifically pertaining to the treatment area, during the consultation.
During the healing process, the microdots will begin to flake leaving new skin that can appear pink for a number of weeks, months in unusual cases. It is advised to wear SPF 50, products containing vitamin C and silver colloidal daily to ensure optimal results. Clients are provided with silver colloidal for the healing period.
Upon completion of the healing process, the new skin will appear tighter, leaving a rejuvenated, fresh look. It is advised that you visit your practitioner 4-6 weeks after the procedure for a follow up appointment.
Plasma Therapy versus Surgery
Due to the non-invasive nature of the procedure, the device does not ablate the skin, therefore no stitching, cutting, or injecting is performed. As a result, the downtime is minimal, post-surgical infection risks are reduced and normal daily functioning can usually be resumed.
Plasma Pro device versus Other brands
Clients often ask the difference between plasma pro and other devices; such as Fibroblast and Plexr. Well…the procedure is essentially the same, however the plasma pro machine has a minuet probe, which creates smaller microdots on the surface of the skin. Larger probes used by other devices cause larger microdots which are more visible during healing, and due to this has a greater risk of causing indentations on the treated area. The Plasma Pro device gives a more aesthetically pleasing, tighter and firmer result due to the technician’s ability to place precise, smaller microdots for a better result.