One of the biggest challenges that come with aging skin is laxity. Over time, skin loses its tight, firm appearance and begins to sag and wrinkle. This loose skin is among the most difficult concerns to treat without invasive surgery.
However, the Plasma Pen addresses loose, sagging skin without anesthesia, hospitals, or stitches. Also known as fibroblast skin tightening, the Plasma Pen has revolutionized wrinkle treatments and is available at Meridian Medical Spa in Bonita Springs, FL.
Patients from Naples, Ft. Myers, Estero, Sanibel, Cape Coral, and Marco Island who seek non-invasive skin tightening are seeing the benefits of our Plasma Pen treatments to rejuvenate their skin.
The Plasma Pen is an emerging, groundbreaking treatment for the concerns that come with aging skin. Here is what you can expect when you choose this exciting new technology.
What Is a Plasma Pen?
The Plasma Pen is an FDA-approved non-invasive skin resurfacing device. It uses innovative plasma technology to lift, tighten and restore the skin. This treatment is also called plasma fibroblast technology or fibroblast skin tightening since the device targets fibroblasts to firm and tighten the skin.
How Does the Plasma Pen Work?
The Plasma Pen uses a technology called soft-surgery plasma fibroblasting. Fibroblasts are cells found in the skin’s connective tissue that produce collagen and protein, which provide structure and firmness to the skin. Unfortunately, fibroblasts weaken with age, leading to skin laxity and a lack of firmness and resilience.
In this process, the device passes an electrical current through a stream of nitrogen and oxygen, transferring electrostatic energy to your skin and penetrating the epidermal layers.
The energy heats the deeper layers of skin, creating micro-injuries. These injuries stimulate activity in the fibroblasts, so they begin the healing process, which includes producing new collagen and elastin.
While the treatment has an immediate tightening effect on the skin, it continues to improve your skin’s appearance as the increase in collagen gradually plumps and tightens the skin.
What Results Can I Expect from Plasma Pen Treatments?
One of the significant benefits of Plasma Pen treatments is the combination of immediate and long-term results. The Plasma Pen initially causes a contraction of the surface skin tissue, immediately tightening and firming the skin.
The procedure also stimulates cell turnover, shedding old skin cells and replacing those cells with fresher, more vibrant skin. As the fibroblasts begin creating more collagen and elastin, the skin becomes stronger, firmer, and more structured and resilient.
The rejuvenating effects of Plasma Pen treatments continue over the months following the procedure. While individual results can vary, many patients report that their skin regeneration benefits last from three to five years.
How to Prepare for Plasma Pen Treatments
Before your non-invasive skin tightening Plasma Pen treatment, we recommend you avoid tanning, including spray tanning, for four to six weeks before your procedure. You should also diligently apply sunscreen to protect your skin.
Additionally, you must avoid similar cosmetic treatments the month before your Plasma Pen wrinkle treatment. Lastly, we advise ceasing the use of topical retinol creams in the week leading up to your procedure.
What to Expect During Your Plasma Pen Procedure
We perform our Plasma Pen treatments in the office using a cooling and anesthetic topical cream to minimize discomfort. The device doesn’t touch your skin. Instead, it delivers its electrical currents from a short distance.
The entire treatment lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Plasma Pen Aftercare
After your Plasma Pen treatment, our team will provide you with detailed instructions and products to care for your skin. Following the aftercare protocol is essential to facilitating healing and avoiding complications.
You may experience redness, swelling, and inflammation for the first few days after your procedure. Additionally, tiny carbon crusts may form in the treatment areas. These will remain for about a week and fall off on their own as part of your skin rejuvenation process.
What Skin Conditions Can Plasma Pen Treat?
By targeting the fibroblasts, Plasma Pen treatments rejuvenate the skin from the inside out, allowing the procedure to address several skin concerns at once. These are some of the most common skin issues addressed by the Plasma Pen:
- Hooded or lowered eyelids
- Loose skin
- Horizontal neck lines
- Crepey skin
- Crow’s feet
- Vertical lip lines around the mouth
- Lines and wrinkles
- Jawline laxity
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
Since plasma fibroblast therapy can treat any area of the face and body, patients may choose the treatment for loose arm or belly skin, stretch marks, or facial rejuvenation.
How Effective Is the Plasma Pen at Treating Skin Concerns?
Plasma Pen treatments effectively improve your skin’s overall tone and texture and boost collagen production to create firmer, healthier, and younger-looking skin.
Compared to many other skin rejuvenation procedures, these treatments offer more dramatic, longer-lasting results. However, due to the tiny carbon crusts that form after the procedure, Plasma Pen treatments require some aftercare and downtime as the carbon crusts heal.
Many patients experience results comparable to a surgical lift with a much shorter recovery period.
Learn What Plasma Pen Treatments Can Do for You
At Meridian Medical Spa, our team provides patients in Bonita Springs, Naples, Ft. Myers, Estero, Sanibel, Cape Coral, and Marco Island, FL, with cutting-edge cosmetic procedures to leave them looking and feeling their best.
When you’re ready to learn more about the Plasma Pen and discover what it can offer your skin, schedule your consultation with our skilled team. We’ll discuss your skin concerns and develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.