What areas can be treated with Plasma Fibroblasting?
We always recommend a consultation prior to booking your treatment to see which areas will best assist you in reaching your aesthetic desires. Areas that can be treated but aren’t limited to :
- Upper eyelid lift (non surgical Blepharoplasty)
- Under eye puffiness & wrinkles
- Brow lift
- Frown & Forehead lines
- Crows feet
- Nose slimming & reshaping
- Nasal Folds
- Marionette lines
- Lip flip top & bottom
- Smokers lines & wrinkles around the mouth
- Jowls & Cheeks
- Neck & Décolletage
- Mini face lift
- Loose skin on the arms & stomach
- Age spots, skin tags, milla & warts
- Scars & stretch marks
How many treatments will I need & how long do the results last?
One treatment with the Plasmedic device is often enough however the severity of the excess skin, depth of the wrinkles and clients expectations are all taken into consideration and discussed during the consultation. Some clients may need subsequent treatments and these can be done 2-3 months apart.
The results typically last 3-5 years. Client results vary depending on diet, environmental factors and they way your skin naturally ages. If you take care of your newly treated area you will reap the rewards for longer.
How long does the treatment take & what are the after effects?
The treatment time may vary but usually is 1.5 – 2 hours. This includes time for your anesthetic to be applied and paperwork to be completed.
* PLEASE NOTE* clients must provide own numbing cream for the treatment. Locally Crawfords Pharmacy can compound a 10% cream if you speak to the pharmacist. Please do this before the day of treatment to ensure the cream is made in time. Alternatively you can purchase EMLA at any chemist although this is not as effective.
Immediately after the procedure the treated area will be quite red and mildly swollen. This can last for 1-3 days. The small carbon dots will dry and fall off between day 5-7. These crusts must not be picked or scratched off as this may potentially cause scarring.
Plasmedic treatments are extremely safe and we always check all contraindications to see if there is any reason that you may have an undesired result. Very rarely reactions to topical numbing cream, wound healing problems, skin infections, scarring, swelling, redness, tingling and the occurrence of herpes simplex (cold sore) & skin hyper/hypo pigmentation may occur. Rest assured this is extremely rare as long as all medical forms are completed honestly and aftercare is adhered to your healing will run smoothly.
This treatment should not be performed if you have any the following. Some contraindications may require a written approval from your doctor or further consideration from your therapist in which case can be disused during your consultation.
- Skin Tone Fitzpatrick 5&6 ( please see below to determine your skin type)
- Pacemaker or any electrical implants- Doctors written consent required
- Metal implants in or close to the area- Doctors written consent required
- Diabetes insulin dependent- Doctors consent required due to slow healing
- Active herpes in the treatment area, if inactive antivirals are recommended to reduce risk of outbreak after treatment
- Infectious diseases
- Epilepsy- unless under control in which case doctor consent required
- Keloid scarring
- Vitiligo (low Fitzpatrick skin is okay to treat)
- Sun burn on the area
- Active cancer of any kind
- Poor healing disorders
- Active eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis in the treatment area
- Fillers in the treatment area (plasma can melt and spread the filler due to the heat. Dissolve filler or wait until body naturally dissolves product)
- Prone to Hyperpigmentation- Must use Balance cream for 3 weeks twice a day on the area being treated. Stop 3 days before treatment and use after treatment again for 4 weeks and always wear 50+ sunscreen once the scabs have fallen off. Please speak to your therapist regarding this prior to treatment.
- Auto immune disorder such as lupus, thyroid and rheumatoid arthritis- Please contact therapist due to slow healing the skin will take longer to regenerate after treatment and can often look worse before it looks better.
- Photo sensitive medication , especially roaccutane and st johns ward herb- Must wait 6-12 months after stopping medication to have this treatment.
- Botox- please wait 2 weeks after botox or a minimum of two weeks prior to botox.
- Laser skin resurfacing on the treatment area- must wait 12 months to perform plasama
- IPL hair removal on the area- Plasma cam be performed 2 weeks post IPL or please wait 6 weeks after plasma treatment to continue IPL
- Chemical Peel on the treatment area – must wait 6 months pre or post plasma treatment
- Glycolic, lactic acid and light peels- wait 3 months pre and post plasma
- Facials- can be done 2 weeks after plasma
- Dermabrasion- 12 weeks post plasma and 3 weeks prior to plamsa
- LED Light Therapy – can be done 1 day prior to treatment and 3 days after plasma.