Will it hurt?
The procedure is comfortable for most people provided the area is well covered with local anaesthetic cream which is given sufficient time to numb the skin. For the first few days after the treatment, the area may be swollen and sore. Arnica, a topical herbal remedy, can help lessen the swelling and soreness can be soothed by gently patting an antiseptic cream such as Savlon onto the area.
What will I look like afterwards?
How long does it take to see the results?
The skin often looks much tighter directly afterwards, but this is due to dehydration of the skin and is not a representation of the final appearance. After a few days, the skin will start to look tighter but the “fibroplast proliferation” (renewal of the skin cells) does not occur until 4 – 6 weeks after treatment and it can take up to 8 weeks to see the final result. Often, when you look in the mirror, you see slight improvements that you hadn’t noticed before – it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
What areas are suitable to be treated with plasma pen?
How long does the treatment last?
What are the side effects of plasma pen treatment?
Plasma pen causes pinprick scabs, or “spots”, which are visible for up to 14 days after treatment. They fall off around 5 – 10 days after treatment.
Sometimes the scabs can bleed or weep.
If the client is prone to cold sores, plasma pen can trigger an outbreak especially if the peri-oral area is being treated.
Are there any people for whom this treatment is not suitable?
What is the aftercare for plasma pen?
All clients are provided with full details of aftercare which must be adhered to. This includes wearing Factor 50 sunblock to the treated area for three months post treatment. The full aftercare instructions are available here.
Are the results guaranteed?
Results vary depending on multiple factors such as how much loose skin there is to begin with and how well the skin responds to treatment. Sometimes more than one treatment will be required to get the desired improvement.