Plasma Skin Tightening
Plasma Skin tightening is Oi’s latest treatment to be launched in November 2019. We are excited be able to offer a less expensive and safer alternative to invasive cosmetic surgeries (such as eye lifts, brow lift or tummy tucks), but it’s just as effective with much less downtime.
What is Plasma Skin Tightening?
Plasma Skin Tightening (also called Fibroblast) is a low-risk, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that eliminates excessive or sagging skin and improves the tone and texture of the skin.
Plasma Skin Tightening can also be used to remove skin tags and improve the appearance of stretch marks and acne scars.
How Does Plasma Skin Tightening Work?
Plasma is one of the states of matter (the others being gas, liquids and solids). During a Plasma Skin Tightening treatment, plasma is created by electricity generated by an extremely accurate hand-held device that ionizes with oxygen and nitrogen in the air to create an electrical arc. Think of this electrical arc as being like a lightning bolt. When this lightning bolt hits the skin, it vaporizes liquid in the skin at the point of contact. The area around that point of contact tightens and shrinks. This is how Plasma Skin Tightening works to lift the skin. It also removes damaged epidermal cells and stimulates the fibroblasts in your skin to produce new collagen.
Who is this treatment for?
Plasma Skin Tightening is very effective in treating several skincare issues. You would be a good candidate for this procedure if you are concerned about:
- Baggy lower eyelids
- Excessive upper eyelid skin
- Crows feet
- Forehead resting lines
- Thin lips
- Sagging jowl and neck skin
- Scars, including acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Loose stomach skin
- Deep line and wrinkles around the mouth
- This treatment should not be used on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Plasma Skin Tightening works best on light-medium skin tones. Very dark skin tones sometimes experience hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots) following treatment.
- Skin Tag removal
- Vascular Treatment
What can I expect?
You will be consulted prior to receiving the treatment where we can discuss the treatment and what it involved but also what your expectations are and decided whether this is the best treatment for you. You will also be given a detailed treatment plan to continue with to help with healed and maintaining your results.
At this appointment we will get you to fill out your forms for your topical Anaesthetic.
On the day of the treatment we recommend taking an antihistamine 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. This will help with any swelling that you may experience. You can also continue to take antihistamines for swelling a few days following your treatment.
Non-negotiable before pictures will be taken – this is in the client’s best interests as photos show the results. We will then assist you in applying your topical Anaesthetic to the areas that will be treated.
During the treatment you may feel some heat, which may be uncomfortable and slightly irritating. Immediately after treatment, the area will be red and mildly swollen with some discoloration (tiny brown marks that look like scabs), however you will see results immediately. The area may feel like it’s been sunburned, this feeling may last a few hours post-treatment, and the swelling may intensify and last up to 2-3 days. The eye area usually experiences to most swelling. All side effects should subside within 5 -12 days depending on the individual and area treated and the results will also improve over the course of 6 weeks.
For most people, driving immediately after the treatment is fine. However, if your eye area was treated, it may be best to come with someone that can drive you afterward.
How long is the treatment?
This procedure usually take any where from 10mins to 45mins, depending on the size of the area being treated.
How often should I get this treatment?
The results can be long-lasting. However, like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of are not 100% permanent. The number of treatments required will vary according to the area being treated, the desired results and the individual’s response to the treatment. Most people only need one treatment, but some may benefit from an additional treatment after 3-6 months for maximum results. It is very uncommon to need more than two treatments.