A handheld plasma pen that fires ionized gas at damaged or unhealthy skin. The plasma treatment, which is non-invasive, could be used to replace some surgical skin tightening procedures, and can significantly reduce scarring.
How does it work? Plasma Fibroblast works on the principle of ionized gas in the air. At the right distance from the skin (treated area), oxygen and nitrogen are mixed, and the electrostatic energy produces the plasmatic effusion, which discharges on the skin with thermals. The Plasma energy is directed through a precise tip of the hand piece.
Sample before and after Plasma Fibroblast treatment areas. PF procedures may be performed on areas all over the body. Click on the gallery to enlarge images.
Plasma Fibroblast Q&A
WHAT IS PLASMA FIBROBLAST SKIN TIGHTENING?
Plasma Fibroblast (PF) skin tightening is a noninvasive treatment that your SKN Marquette provider can use to revitalize your skin. The device passes energy through inert nitrogen gas, which when activated, is called plasma.
When your provider holds the device close to your skin, the plasma radiates thermal energy in the form of an electrical arc, which eliminates oxygen from the tissue. It also simultaneously delivers uniform heat to your skin.
Essentially, the plasma pen evaporates excess skin, causing it to contract and eliminate any wrinkles and sagging.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY DOES PF TREAT?
The PF procedure can tighten and improve skin health on virtually any part of your body within an hour. Some of the areas where it has proven to be most effective include:
In order to treat these different areas, your SKN Marquette specialist can adjust the intensity levels and how many times she passes the device over your skin. Usually, you only need one treatment to see results!
IS PF TREATMENT SAFE?
The PF treatment is completely safe. Because it eliminates oxygen from the skin tissues, the heat release is uniform and controlled, which reduces your risk of scarring and unexpected heat flairs during treatment. Plasma pen treatment, in contrast to laser ablation, is also unlikely to cause hypopigmentation.
Even though the plasma pen treatment can be uncomfortable, your specialist can apply local anesthesia before treatment to help reduce your discomfort.
After your plasma pen treatment, you will likely experience redness and peeling for up to 10 days. Sometimes, the healing process takes longer. You may also experience side effects including:
If you experience side effects or changes to your skin that concern you, reach out to your SKN Marquette provider.