Plasma Pen Treatment in Bellevue and Seattle WA
Plasma pen skin tightening or fibroblasting is the latest non-surgical cosmetic procedure to help you with your wrinkles, loss of collagen, and sagging skin. Aging causes your skin to thin, produce less collagen and lose elasticity. These factors produce sagging and wrinkling of the skin especially around the eyes and mouth.
Plasma pen skin tightening, also known as fibroblasting, fibroblast skin treatment, or soft surgery, is a non-surgical procedure or skin tightening treatment that targets a wide variety of skin conditions including loss of elasticity, sagging and wrinkles that have been traditionally treated with dermal fillers or plastic surgery.
What is the Plasma pen?
The Plasma Pen is an innovative device for non-invasive skin lifting, skin tightening and rejuvenation. The plasma pen is used to treat wrinkles, sagging and dull skin. It is FDA approved, CE approved for fibroblast therapy (a skin treatment that stimulates the production of collagen in the skin).
How does the plasma pen work?
The plasma pen significantly tightens, lifts, resurfaces, and regenerates practically any area of the skin.
The plasma pen uses electrical energy to convert nitrogen into plasma energy and then rapidly transfers that plasma energy to the skin surface. This results in a small disruption of the deeper skin or dermis where the majority of the skin’s fibroblasts lie. The result is a marked contraction of the skin which tightens wrinkles.
The plasma pen causes stimulation of your skin’s fibroblasts and in turn the fibroblasts make more collagen. This results in strengthening of the skin’s dense connective tissues which in turn minimizes fine lines, wrinkles and micro-furrows, as well as improving the elasticity, suppleness and hydration of our skin.
This is why the treatment is also known as fibroblasting.
What areas of the body can be treated with the Plasma Pen?
Fibroblasting produces excellent results for any area of the body, particularly the face and neck regions.
Accordion lines or bar code lines of the lips (Smoker’s lines or Straw Sucking Lines) – the lines that form outside of the mouth when you smile
Acne scars – improvement in the appearance of post-acne marks and scars
Crow’s feet around eyes
Jowl / jawline tightening
Marionette lines – The creases or folds that run vertically from the corners of the mouth down to the chin
Nasal labial folds / smile lines – The folds that run from the sides of your nose down to the edge of your mouth
Necklines, turkey neck
Upper and lower eyelids – Bags and hoods
How much does a plasma pen treatment cost?
In general, the cost for plasma treatment of various specific areas is listed below in the following diagram.
Plasma Pen Advantages vs. Traditional plastic surgery treatments and lasers treatments
- No injectable anesthetic required
- No scalpel, no cutting and no ablation of the skin
- No stitches and no scars
- Very low risk procedure with minimal side effects
- Short downtime
- No thinning of the skin and more uniform than ablative resurfacing using lasers
- No asymmetries and no risks of any overcorrection
- Cost effective
- Long lasting results – usually around 2-3 years and can be permanent
What is UNIQUE about our Plasma Pen vs. other fibroblasting plasma pen devises?
We offer THE Plasma Pen manufactured in Germany with German precision and FDA approval. Other fibroblasting devices are often referred to as Plasma Pen but are not the actual trademarked device. Other competitor’s devices can be purchased from China for as little as $10 and are not true plasma technology. At best, they are designed for personal skin tag and mole removal. These pens are not suitable for professional use and can be dangerous.
Many of the technicians and skin care estheticians performing fibroblasting are not professionally trained nor are they under a doctor’s supervision. There are many contraindications for fibroblasting including but not limited to certain medical conditions, medications and skin types. Also, it is important to mention the specific techniques used to obtain the best results. Do your homework and be very cautious.
The Plasma Pen is not the only plasma delivery device though. Using similar technology, Apyx Medical offers a plasma device for skin tightening that also uses radiofrequency or RF called the Renuvion J-Plasma. This technology is more invasive than a plasma pen as the energy is delivered by placing the tip under the skin.
How long will it take to see the results from a plasma pen or fibroblasting treatment?
Plasma Pen skin tightening results are impressive but should not be considered an alternative to plastic surgery in cases of moderate to severe skin laxity. Only plastic or cosmetic surgery can achieve good to excellent results when moderate to severe laxity is present.
You will typically see immediate tightening and even better, there is continued improvement over the next three months in the appearance of saggy skin as more fibroblasts and collagen develop.
In some cases it may require more than one session depending on the desired results.
Is the Plasma Pen procedure painful?
Plasma Pen is mildly to moderately uncomfortable. Everyone’s pain level is different and some areas of the body are more sensitive than others. Numbing cream is helpful in reducing the discomfort during treatment.
What are the risks of plasma pen treatment?
The Plasma Pen is comparatively safe, considering the more invasive plastic surgery procedures.
No procedure is without risks and it’s important to understand there are risks to fibroblasting or a plasma pen treatment. The risks include:
- Swelling and bruising
- Scabbing and crusting
- Skin discoloration
What downtime can I expect after a plasma pen treatment?
The normal downtime is an average of:
- 5 to 8 days on the face and neck areas.
- 10 to 14 days on the body, depending on the area being treated and the intensity of the treatment.
- Swelling usually begins the day following your treatment, and peaks around day 3.
- After day 3, swelling subsides and tiny scabs form.
- Scabs normally begin to fall off around day 6 and 7 (for face and neck).
- Healing time and results may be negatively compromised by not following the recommended after care protocol especially no smoking and no picking/scrubbing.
What skin types are good for a plasma pen treatment?
Light or white skin types are suited for Plasma Pen treatment. Darker skin tones (African American, African, Latin, Native American, Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian ancestry and people of mixed ethnicities) are not good candidates for the Plasma Pen.
We are committed to safe and effective treatments for all. When in doubt, we won’t risk it! We do not provide Plasma Pen treatments on Fitzpatrick skin types 4-6: