How long do the results last for ?
Depending on the area the improvements can last for up to 2 years and treatments can be repeated . Often you can see the tightening effect of the treatment straight after the procedure, however as collagen takes approx 2 months to reconstruct the full benefits can take up to 8 weeks. Depending of the laxity of the skin some clients may requite more than one treatment to gain the best results – however secondary treatments can not be carried out for 8 weeks .
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments required will vary according to the condition being treated, skin’s laxity, the desired degree of correction and the individual’s response to the treatment. If repeat treatments are desired clients must wait 8 weeks before retreating.
Side effects and risks Plasma Skin Tightening has been shown to be a safe treatment due to its non-invasive nature. In general most clients have minor side effects – and these usually resolve in less than 10 days.
Clients should not have any health issues that may affect the healing process of the treatment.
- If the client displays signs of cold or flu the treatment should be rescheduled.
- There should be no skin inflammation in the treatment area.
- Keloid scarsClients with diabetes or healing disorders
- Clients with a sunburn/sun tan should postpone treatment for up to 8 weeks or until tan/burn signs disappear.
- Prone to Hyperpigmentation Active Cold Sores / Herpes Simplex
- Clients with pace-makers are excluded
- Females who are pregnant or breast feeding
- This treatment is only recommended on Fitzpatrick Scales 1-3 .
To prevent infection any eye lash extensions need to be removed and not replaced for 8 weeks.
What to expect during the treatment. Plasma Pen Dorking
Arrive at the clinic with no make up. We recommend using anti-histamine medication approx 30 mins before your apt – this will help to prevent excessive swelling. Plasma Pen Dorking
Once your consultation is complete numbing cream will be applied to the area. Once the treatment area is completely numb your treatment will commence. You may feel some heat in the treatment area, which may be uncomfortable and slightly irritating. The length of your treatment depends on which area being treated – small areas may take only 30 mins – larger areas 120 mins.
Once your procedure is complete the area is likely to be slightly swollen and will have pin prick scabs . The area will feel hot and taut – it is similar to the feeling of excessive sun exposure ( sun burn ). This will last for up to 5 / 6 hours. Swelling is a normal part of the treatment process – the extent will vary from client to client, this swelling will subside in approx 5 days and in many cases sooner.
The healing process takes 3 – 7 days and during this time the scabbing and swelling will resolve. Results are seen instantly after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 8 weeks. Essentially there is downtime, but it is considerably less then with surgery.
Following treatment you will be given thorough aftercare instructions to ensure that you see the best results. Plasma Pen Dorking