The hand-piece produces a tiny plasma flash which leaps from tip to the skin in a micro-millimetre sized point. A series of tiny spots are strategically placed to attain the desired result for the excess skin. The skin around the spot tightens pulling the cells closer together. It’s the only non surgical treatment to successfully reduce the excess skin instantly. There is no damage to surrounding areas or deeper skin layers. You can resume regular activities right away with minimal discomfort.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING THE TREATMENT?
Plasma skin tightening is non-surgical treatment with minimal discomfort reported by patients. You will be advised a topical numbing cream to the treatment area prior to procedure. Immediately after the treatment the skin will be reddened and lightly swollen. This will usually last up to 3 days, although slight redness may remain for up to 2-3 weeks. Please note upper eye lids will have swelling for approx 3-4 days so please bear this in mind when planning your treatment. During the procedure carbon crusts will form on the skin directly where the tool was applied. Crusts should not be touched for 5-10 day. To minimize complications you will be informed on proper aftercare following the procedure.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
It completely depends on the client and the area treated and the natural rate of recovery. It is normal for sensitive areas such as eyelids to become swollen and we would recommend not applying makeup, which to some people this may mean downtime. Some areas weep slightly after treatment. This is simply plasma and is quite natural. As the spots begin to heal they naturally turn into crusts and flake off.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
Arrive with freshly cleansed skin, free of make up with your LTA (local topical anaesthetic). By law, we cannot supply or apply on clients. LTA is available to purchase at any pharmacy.
To ensure optimal results from your treatment, please ensure no exfoliants or acid treatments are used within seven days of treatment. Avoid tanning or sun exposure two weeks prior and avoid microdermabrasion, waxing, chemical peels or laser hair removal two weeks prior too.
POST TREATMENT CARE
Immediately after treatment, there may be a burning sensation. This will usually resolve during the remainder of the day although if it is particularly uncomfortable or persists for a longer period, then an anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen can be taken. DO NOT get the treated area wet for 48 hours. Apply Stratecell gel 2 to 3 times daily. After 48 hours you may gently cleanse the area and apply a mineral sun protection over the stratacell.
Following treatment, it is normal to have some swelling. This can be significant around the eyes and can last for several days and may lead to interference with vision in the initial period. Please DO NOT use cold compress. We recommend sleeping at a 45 degree angle to reduce swelling. If the swelling is more severe, an anti-inflammatory medication and/or anti-histamine may help alleviate the swelling.
Crusting will usually develop over the treated area, this will often initially be brown or black on the surface of the skin and flake off over the following days. It is essential to not pick at this crusting as this may lead to infection or scarring. Occasionally the treated area may become a little weepy, this is part of the normal healing process and will improve with time.
It is very important to follow our after care recommendations. Carbon crusts CANNOT be scratched or removed. Drying skin by dabbing with a clean, lint-free cloth is allowed.
Sports, swimming and sauna are not permitted until crusts fall off. SPF 50 must be used on the treated area for a minimum 30 days after treatment.
CAN I USE MAKEUP AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
The treated skin area will be covered with carbon crusts which form during the treatment. They should not be rubbed off therefore it is necessary to avoid any moisturizing creams for 5-10 days. It is recommended you avoid any makeup on the treated area for at least 2 weeks to let the skin breath and heal. In addition, patients need to avoid all direct heat sources such as sun, UV radiation, saunas etc for the period of at least 4 weeks.