Plasma allows for a gentle retraction of the eyelid skin, opening the eye and rejuvenating the look. Find out all you need to know about this treatment, now available at Dermapure!
What is Plasma?
This treatment uses the power of plasma energy to create thermal microlesions on the surface of the skin in order to trigger a contraction effect in the skin and stimulate collagen formation in the upper dermis. This non-invasive treatment, which is similar to a non-surgical blepharoplasty, enhances the eyes by gently tightening and smoothing the skin of the eyelids and providing a rejuvenating lift effect.
Who should use Plasma?
If the skin on your eyelids is starting to sag (mild to moderate sagging), the tightening effect of Plasma can be an option. However, although Plasma is a very safe and effective treatment, it is not suitable for everyone. During your consultation, our team will perform an assessment of your skin and discuss your medical history and expectations to determine if Plasma is a good option for you.
What are the side effects?
Plasma creates microlesions on the surface of the skin in a way that causes the skin to contract and stimulate collagen formation. This starts the natural healing process of the skin, usually creating swelling and redness (and sometimes bruising) for the first two to three days. Tiny scabs will then form and gradually fall off over the next seven to ten days following the treatment.
Is Plasma treatment painful?
The level of pain varies depending on individual sensitivity, but the treatment is generally described as slightly uncomfortable. A topical anesthetic cream is applied prior to treatment and our team will do everything possible to ensure your comfort.
How much downtime is expected?
As mentioned earlier, the treatment area may be swollen and red within 48 to 72 hours and tiny dot-like scabs will form and fall off within seven to ten days of treatment. Therefore, it is estimated that most Plasma treatments require some social unavailability for five to seven days. However, these are only cosmetic concerns and there is no real downtime if they do not affect you and it is perfectly possible to resume a normal routine after your treatment, taking special care to protect your treated skin from the sun.
When are the results visible?
The tightening effect is immediate, but it takes about four weeks to see real results. Optimal results are generally visible when collagen production is stimulated during the skin’s healing process. This collagen production takes place over a period of four to twelve weeks after the treatment. The effects are therefore progressive, and the results are subtle and natural.
How many sessions are needed?
Depending on the degree of sagging skin, it is generally recommended to schedule two to three sessions, spaced four to eight weeks apart. The effects of Plasma are long lasting, but do not prevent subsequent natural sagging. Periodic maintenance over the years will allow you to maintain the results over time.
Can Plasma be used to treat areas other than the eyelids?
Although Plasma is most often used to correct sagging upper and lower eyelids, it can also be used to treat fine lines around the mouth.
Are there any contraindications?
As with most medical aesthetic treatments, pregnant and breastfeeding women should postpone Plasma treatment. Also, any individual with a heart condition cannot have a Plasma treatment. Other contraindications include Fitzpatrick skin types IV, V and VI, active herpes or shingles, skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, vitiligo and scars.
Cost of treatment
One Plasma treatment is $1,500 and two treatments are $2,500. Prices may vary depending on the clinic.
Our experts are here to help you and answer your questions about your unique skin needs. Visit our website or call us at 1 877-252-0293 to schedule a free consultation with our team of professionals*.
*Fees may apply for consultations with a physician. Some fees may be credited to your first appointment.