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What is Plasma?

Plasma is the 4th state of matter, (the first 3 being solids, liquids + gas). Matter achieves this state when you supply enough energy to split atoms into electrons. The result is a cloud of free, negatively charged electrons and positively charged ions, radicals, and molecules. This cloud that consists of charged particles is called Plasma.

What is Plasma Fibroblast Treatment?

Plasma Fibroblast is a non-surgical revolutionary skin tightening cosmetic treatment (or soft surgery method) for a perfect facial rejuvenation, using Plasma instead of a scalpel to shrink, tighten and reduce the volume of excess skin. This innovative treatment will give results, which you would normally expect after surgery.

How does Plasma Fibroblast Treatment work?

Treatment is delivered using an electronic plasma pen. This precision device is fitted with an applicator tip (metal probe), which enables the transfer of energy to the skin by utilizing the voltage in the air between the device tip and skin to generate a plasma charge. The transfer of energy to the skin takes place only when the applicator tip has a distance of approximately 0.5 mm to the skin, which means it does not come into direct contact with the skin.

The visible result of the treatment is a thermal skin reaction, the so-called plasma points. Each plasma spot creates an effect radius that contracts the skin in the immediate vicinity. Due to the optimal arrangement of the dots, an effect grid is created which causes an instant and significant tightening of the targeted area.

The tissue retraction gives results that are comparable to invasive surgery.

What are the benefits of Plasma treatment?

Plasma Fibroblast Non-surgical rejuvenation has increased in popularity due to its many advantages over surgery.

One of the major advantages of Plasma is that it offers a much less invasive/expensive alternative to surgery as well as the time it takes to carry out. Other benefits are virtually a pain-free treatment, minimal side effects and downtime, significantly lower cost, and instantly visible NATURAL results.

What areas can be treated with Plasma?

Non-surgical Blepharoplasty – Eyelid Tightening, including lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin -Plasma Face-lift and Plasma Neck-lift – Unwanted wrinkles on face – frown lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, Lines and Wrinkles around the mouth, neck lines etc.– Skin pigmentation, age spots on face or hands, sun spots, melasma, chloasma, freckles– Scarring including stretch marks, Improvement in the appearance of acne scars and post-surgical scars-Skin imperfections, including skin tags and moles-Tightening loose skin on the stomach after pregnancy

How many treatments will I need?

In most cases only one treatment is required. However, depending on the area of the face or body being treated and individual conditions and expectations one or two post-treatments may be necessary. Additional treatments can be safely done at 12-week intervals after initial procedure.

Is the procedure painful?

You can experience some mild discomfort, which really depends on your pain threshold. For a comfortable experience we recommend attending your appointment on time to allow the topical anesthetic application to have the required time to absorb and take effect in the areas you would like to have treated. The topical anesthetic is applied for 30 – 40 mins, or longer if required.  The aim is to make the client as comfortable as possible.

Will there be downtime?

Downtime depends on your working situation and lifestyle. You can resume your normal work immediately but this does not mean there is no downtime. The tiny plasma flash causes ‘crusts’ to form on the skin giving the distinctive dotting effect. You can also experience swelling in the area treated, particularly in the eye area, taking arnica tablets 5 days prior to treatment will help with this.  The swelling will diminish over a 2-5 day period and the crust (brown dots) that occur are gone on average between 5-7 days. They may also be covered over with a specially formulated mineral make-up to reduce their visibility. These are cosmetic issues only, technically there is no real downtime if these visual effects are of no concern to you.  We do give you camouflage makeup to cover the dots if needed.

When will I see visible results?

The positive effect of the Plasma Fibroblast treatment is instant, but will be even more noticeable at 4 weeks with continuing improvement up to 12 weeks. Follow up treatments may be performed after 12 weeks depending on your skin’s healing.

How long will the results last?

Plasma Skin Tightening is more than a simple tightening treatment, skin is actually removed, and so the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery. Like any surgical or cosmetic procedures, the effects of Plasma treatment are not entirely permanent and wont stop the ageing process. However, the results you get should last you for many years.

Depending on the individual skin type and life-style, the result can last for up to two-five years or more. Negative lifestyle choices such as too much sun, smoking, and excess alcohol consumption are discouraged in order to maintain lasting results. Aftercare and maintenance is possible at any time.

Are there any risks/side effects?

Plasma Skin Tightening has been shown to be a safe procedure in thousands of patients due to its non-invasive nature. However, as with most cosmetic procedures, patients are likely to experience some minor side effects in the first 5 to 7 days after treatment. The entire treatment area will have small but visible brown dotted marks, which will begin to shed naturally over the course of 3-7 days. Some patients will also experience 3 to 5 days of swelling, especially with eyelid treatments; it’s advisable to take arnica tablets 5 days prior to an eye treatment.  To avoid any more serious side effects such as hyper-pigmentation, follow the aftercare instruction given to you prior to you treatment.Overall, the treatment is low in complications, and virtually painless thanks to the pre-treatment numbing cream.

Am I suitable for Plasma treatment?

We strive to ensure that all our treatments are offered only to people who will see the benefits. To ensure this we recommend you attend a consultation appointment a minimum of 2 days before treatment can be scheduled, so we can cover all elements that could impact your result.

Plasma is a very safe and effective treatment, however is not suitable for everyone. There are certain medical conditions and skin types which do not react well. We will assess this on an individual basis at your consultation visit and give full reasons to you if you are not eligible.

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not get a treatment. If you have any metal plates , pins or other implantsCardio-vascular deficiencies including severe uncontrolled blood pressure, if you have a Pacemaker or any other medical device with an electrical current or recent hemorrhage. Malignancy and chemotherapy in the past 3 years. If you are susceptible to hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation and if you suffer from auto-immune disease or other illnesses which affect the immune system

Do I need a Consultation?

Yes, we will assess your suitability for treatment, discuss your skin concerns, needs and expectations, and if required a patch test will be carried out. Pictures will be taken of all areas to be treated. These images will not be shared or used without your consent. You will be given a detailed description of the treatment process step by step, including pictures of previous procedures and videos to ensure you are well informed. Only after your full assessment can we discuss treatment cost. Individual costs varies depending on area, intensity, and tailor made treatment packages. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not get a treatment.

What does the treatment cost?

The cost of a Plasma treatment will vary depending on area and intensity.

How can I prepare for my treatment?

The most important preparation you may want to consider is your time during the first week following your treatment. Please attend your appointment with clean skin no moisturiser, makeup/tanning products on the treatment area, especially no mascara on lashes if the eye area is being treated. Take arnica tablets 5 days prior to the treatment.

Is there any aftercare required?

MOST DEFINATLEY – During your first appointment you will be given aftercare instructions. Following these instructions is critical for best results. Complications or negative effects will not be caused by the device (and highly unlikely by the technician either) but more likely as a result of failure in complying with aftercare instruction. You will be provided with a detailed aftercare plan at your first appointment.

What can I expect on the day of my appointment?

A numbing cream is applied to the treatment area and left to take effect for 30-40 mins. During this numbing period, consent forms will be given to you to complete. There will also be plenty of time to further discuss treatment and answer any questions you may have. When the area is sufficiently numb the treatment will begin. During the treatment you will feel some heat and minor irritation, but minimal or no pain! You will be provided with aftercare instruction and a review appointment will be scheduled for 6 weeks later.

How long will the appointment last?

A minimum of 1:30 hours will be allocated. This allows for adequate numbing time (30-40 mins) Depending on the area of the body, the treatment can take between 10 and 45 minutes ( longer in some cases for larger areas of the body).

Do I really need a Consultation?

Many clients when they first ring up ask if they really need to have a consultation, especially if they have had a similar treatment elsewhere first. The answer is always yes.

Let me explain.

The consultation is important for many reasons. Firstly, we have to take a full personal and medical history to ensure that you are suitable for the treatment being requested. There are many things that can stop a treatment taking place, and it’s vital that we are aware of any issues. Sometimes we also have to seek GP approval if we’re not sure of certain conditions or medications.

Secondly we need to find out exactly what treatment you have received before, if any. This enables us to adapt and personalise your treatment plan in accordance with your needs. No two clients are the same and it would be terrible if we treated you as such. Everyone’s needs and journeys are different and need to be individual.

It’s a time for you to ask questions, so please go ahead!

The consultation also helps us to find out more about what you want to achieve from your treatment and help manage your expectations. It is a time for you to inform us and for us to educate you. Working together as a team is important to ensure that you get the best from your treatment, so that you are happy with the results that we achieve. We often will recommend the use of homecare products to go alongside your personalised treatment plan. It is very important to adhere to our homecare advice, as this can be an important part of the journey to achieve the best end result.

If you can’t make your appointment, please do let us know ASAP.