Plasma Skin Resurfacing

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Plasma skin resurfacing is a non-laser treatment that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and facial volume loss. Plasma resurfacing can also be used to treat skin discolorations as well such as age spots and certain precancerous marks.

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

1 weeks

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Laser/Light Therapy

Surgical

No

Cost

$50 - $2000

Before & After Images by Provider

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The Specifics


What is plasma skin resurfacing?

Plasma skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive skin resurfacing procedure. Ultrahigh radiofrequency waves impart energy to a flow of inert nitrogen gas delivered deep into the epidermis, encouraging collagen production. Plasma skin resurfacing, unlike laser skin resurfacing, does not cause skin to immediately peel, which allows the outermost skin layer to act as a protective dressing while deeper layers heal.

Once the damaged skin naturally exfoliates, the new skin layer will be revealed. Increased collagen and elastin production will continue for months creating plumper, more youthful skin.

What cosmetic concerns does a plasma skin resurfacing procedure treat?

Plasma skin resurfacing can gently and progressively enhance the skin appearance through a minimally invasive procedure to stimulate skin cell growth and skin protein production. 1. Fine Lines & Wrinkles: Collagen stimulation reduces signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. 2. Facial Skin Laxity: Collagen and elastin production increases to tighten skin. 3. Uneven Skin Tone: Areas of hyperpigmentation are broken down creating a more uniform complexion. 4. Uneven Skin Texture: RF energy with nitrogen gas breaks down deposits of damaged and dead skin cells to smooth skin texture.

Who is the ideal candidate for a plasma skin resurfacing procedure?

The ideal candidate for plasma skin resurfacing has early signs of aging like wrinkles and skin discoloration, although plasma skin resurfacing can also treat deeper wrinkles and more irregular complexions with multiple treatments. Plasma skin resurfacing is not recommended for candidates with darker skin tones, those with skin types prone to scarring, those with open wounds, severe acne, lupus, psoriasis, or vitiligo, those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or anyone who is immune-deficient.

What is the average recovery associated with a plasma skin resurfacing procedure?

During skin healing, mild redness may persist for two to three days. Some flaking or shedding may last up to 10 days. Limiting sun exposure, wearing sunblock, and regular moisturization will help to lessen recovery time, and enhance the results of the treatment.

What are the potential side effects of a Plasma Skin Resurfacing procedure?

Possible side effects following a plasma skin resurfacing include excessive peeling, crusting, redness, swelling, or temporary hyperpigmentation.

What can someone expect from the results of a Plasma Skin Resurfacing procedure?

The results of a plasma skin resurfacing procedure will develop over a few weeks. Final results will become noticeable after three months, and will continue to improve for six months. Several treatments may be needed to attain the desired results. Upkeep treatments are typically needed once a year depending on the individual.

What is the average cost of a plasma skin resurfacing procedure?

Plasma skin resurfacing costs anywhere from $50 to $2000. The actual cost of a plasma skin resurfacing is dependent upon location, provider, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure.

thumbs-upPros

  • Shorter Recovery
  • Little Downtime
  • Effective
  • Laser Alternative
  • Non-invasive

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  • Possible Multiple Treatments

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Plasma skin resurfacing is a non-laser treatment that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and facial volume loss. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a plasma skin resurfacing treatment.

The Takeaway


Plasma skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive, non-laser skin rejuvenation technique used to reduce the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, sun damage, changes to skin laxity, irregular skin pigmentation, age spots, and certain precancerous skin lesions. Plasma skin resurfacing has less side effects and recovery time, is used to treat more mild skin concerns, and may require multiple sessions for desired results.

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  1. A Bayat Skin Scarring pubmed.gov; 2003-01-11
  2. American Academy of Dermatology Many Ways to Firm Sagging Skin
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