What Is Plasma Pen Treatment, And How Long Does It Take To See Results After?

The Plasma Pen is a new addition to anti-aging cosmetic treatments that prides a wide range of benefits equal to surgical facelifts. This innovative anti-aging treatment stimulates increased activity of fibroblasts, collagen-producing cells in the connective tissue. Indeed, the Fibroblast Plasma Pen is a groundbreaking technology that has revolutionized how to rejuvenate the skin, no wonder more people are starting to switch to this treatment.

What Are Plasma Pens?

Plasma pens are pen-like devices that treat various skin conditions through fibroblast therapy. Skin conditions include wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, skin tags, acne scars, sunspots, and plump lines. The treatment is a non-invasive way that channels electric energies to release plasma gas.

One directed to the skin, the energized plasma gas finds its way to the outermost skin and causes “micro-trauma.” Regardless of a “micro-trauma,” it doesn’t mean it’s painful since it triggers skin cell regeneration and the production of collagen, elastin, and fibroblasts. Indeed, these cells, tissues, and proteins are the key players in a healthy and elastic skin texture. 

How Does The Plasma Pen Work?

The Plasma Pen involves using an FDA-approved pen-like device that sends a controlled electric current or plasma arc (thermal energy mixed with oxygen and nitrogen) to the skin. The device is held close to the skin but doesn’t come into contact with it. The electric current emitted by the Plasma Pen causes micro-injuries, visible as scabs. 

These scabs, also called carbon crusts, contract the skin, producing an instant tightening effect. The Plasma Pen stimulates the body to heal naturally by producing increased collagen and elastin. The tiny scabs disappear after about ten days, while the treated area is left tightened, smoothed, and youthful.

That said, this is how plasma pens live up to their advertisements as a new technology to impede facial declines. Plasma pen treatment can target many skin areas, such as:

  • Upper eyelids
  • Lower eyelids
  • Neck tighteningMid-face lifting
  • Wrinkles
  • Worry lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Smile lines
  • Labial lines
  • Belly skin reduction
  • Removal of age & sun spots (usually not on the face)

What To Expect During The The Plasma Pen Treatment?

Regardless of the area to treat, the plasma pen procedure will be more or less the same. Firstly, the skin will be cleansed and numbed with an anesthetic cream. This way, patients can be at ease during the treatment because they will not feel any burning or tingling sensation.

Next, the cosmetic practitioner will use the plasma pen to treat the chosen area. By the end of this process, some dots on the skin will be noticeable, but they’re only dead cells. In fact, a typical plasma pen procedure will take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

The recovery phase post-treatment takes about one week. During this week, the skin will start healing and rejuvenating, so expect positive results. That said, follow up with the cosmetic practitioner for a few more plasma pen treatment sessions to gain maximal results. 

The usually recommended number of plasma pen treatments is three, but it may vary depending on the response and the practitioner’s assertion. While some companies have marketed this product for use at home, a professional should do the plasma pen procedure. 

This is because incorrect use of the device may lead to permanent damage, forfeiting any possible benefits it has on the skin. A professional will know the right technique. Hence, having the plasma pen procedure done by them instead of opting for an at-home experiment will reduce the risk and increase its possible benefits.

Is Plasma Pen A Safe Treatment?

The treatment is very safe since it is a non-surgical procedure. It has a negligible amount of possible side effects and serious complications alike. The procedure is based on the natural stimulation of skin regeneration, so the excesses seen in traditional surgery are not possible.

This fibroblast-skin tightening treatment takes a very short time, with stress on the aftercare. If the client neglects the instructions for aftercare, the treated area may suffer from inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and scarring.

How Long Does It Take To See Its Result?

Most patients will see a tightening of skin right away. On average, plasma pen results last about 2-3 years, although some results can be permanent. This is far longer than other types of cosmetic procedures – and at a fraction of the cost.

Of course, the specific timeline depends on the skin type, procedure, healing process, and general state of health. In general, the plasma pen results last longer when the procedure is done correctly. This is why it’s crucial to know how to use a plasma pen properly if using it at home.

More than that, plasma pen results tend to last longer when there is less tissue damage. The results will last even longer for those who take the healing response seriously after the treatment, and the body reacts well. Considering the factors that affect how long plasma pen results last, only a few are within control. 

What Are The Aftercare Recommendations To Follow?

  • Do not pick crusts off as this will delay the healing process and could cause scarring.
  • Avoid sun exposure and direct heat.
  • Absolutely do not use any lotions or creams that are not provided for the next 2 weeks.
  • Shaving in the area treated should be avoided until it is fully healed.
  • No use saunas or sunbeds during your 12-week healing period, ideally for longer. 
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol. 
  • Taking Vitamin C supplements throughout the healing process can boost the immune system and help repair it. 
  •  All other facial treatments on the same area should be avoided while the skin is healing. 
  • Use of topical Retin A products should be avoided for 4 weeks.
  • Any additional treatments that may be required must only be performed once the skin is completely healed and has returned to its normal color. This usually takes about 12 weeks. 

The Bottom Line

Although aging is a blessing, it comes with cosmetic compromises, such as aging signs. LUMA Medical Aesthetics offers a Jett Plasma Pen, a non-invasive FDA-approved treatment used for skin tightening and stimulation of fibroblast, as well as the natural regenerative process of the skin to create new collagen, eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and more. At LUMA, their compassionate, talented aestheticians can make your experience as simple and stress-free as possible. 

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