The pioneering treatment that has revolutionised the cosmetic industry!
The treatment is highly versatile and has reduced the need for invasive procedures like cosmetic surgery or even Botox and fillers to combat the aging process and instead with controlled application, utilises the body’s own healing process to go on improving the conditions by stimulating the production of more collagen and elastin. Results are immediate with the full outcome being achieved after about 3 months….these results last years depending on your natural aging process.
Becoming known as ‘soft surgery’ it can dramatically reduce hooded eye lids, lines and wrinkles and can also plump out thin, sagging skin, redefining contours…. effectively knocking years off of your age.
It is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure and works by ionising gases in the air to create a small electrical arc…looks like a tiny bolt of lightening, this arc then causes instant contraction and tightening of the skin fibres. The resulting tiny traumatised areas crust over the next couple of days and when left dry eventually drop off within the week leaving the skin dramatically improved.
The skin goes on improving and strengthening over the following months until it reaches it’s full potential significantly combatting the aging process; smoothing out lines and wrinkles; plumping out tissue; recontouring the face and improving the texture and tone to achieve that more youthful and glowing appearance, all with very little ‘down time’, no surgical scars and a vast reduction in the costs normally associated with such dramatic results.
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The client preparation starts with an initial consultation. This is one of the most crucial aspects of any cosmetic procedure as a clear idea of each individual client’s expectations needs to be assessed and a comprehensive educational consultation explains to the client what is realistically achievable. Occasionally photographs are used to illustrate achievable results. An abridged explanation of how the treatment works is then explained in an easy to understand format.
There are a number of questions that you may like to ask yourself / be asked at this stage:
- What do you expect the procedure to accomplish?
- In which way do you think the procedure will help you?
- Can you show the Practitioner what it is that bothers you?
- When do you expect the results to show?
- Do you know anyone who has undertaken the procedure?
- Have you seen this procedure advertised in magazines or newspaper articles?
The education process of the treatment ensures that the client is fully informed about how the treatment works and any possible side-effects. A comparison with other procedures is useful as this helps to alleviate any fears held by Clients.
It is of paramount importance that the individual client understands the procedure, achievable results, side effects and therefore may like to ask themselves the following questions
- Have you understood the information presented to you with regards to the treatment?
- Have you only absorbed certain parts of the information presented?
- Do you over-identify with a specific look?
- Are your concerns about minor blemishes reasonable?
- Are you prepared to undertake the treatments as a continuing maintenance program?
There are certain conditions which may exclude an individual from the Plamere Plasma Fibroblast treatment.
- History of keloids (scarring)
- Oral acne medication in the last six months (Accutane) or other photosensitising medication or herbs (like St.Johns Wort)
- Active infection
- Immunosuppressive diseases including HIV/AIDS or use of immunosuppressive medications
- Diabetes / unless under control
- Kaposi’s Sarcoma (malignant lesions)
- Malignant or suspicious tissues
- History of poor wound healing
- A history of heart disease(angina, pacemaker, taking anti-coagulant drugs)
- Surgery in the area within the last 6 months
- Tattoo over treatment area
- History of bleeding coaguolpathies or use of blood thinning medication
The initial stage of the process is to assess and fill out forms detailing the client’s health and skin history. This will ensure that there are no underlying medical conditions which may exclude them from treatment.
The Practitioner must be shown the site where treatment is to be carried out.
Any pre-existing scars, moles or pigmentary inconsistencies will be documented before testing or treating.
Good clinical photographs are taken in the same position and same lighting to ensure parity at the review stage of the treatment. The clinical photographs ensure that:
- Clinic has a record of any existing scars or pigmentary changes
- Clients have a visual record of the condition being treated prior to treatment
As clients see themselves every day there is a tendency to forget how the skin was initially, thus the photographs provide the opportunity to review a visual record of the area side by side at the end of the course of treatments.
The client should now understand the treatment and have realistic expectations. This is a key element to a successful treatment!
A review date must be set within the treatment regime to allow the clinic to meet with the client and review the results to ascertain how the treatment is progressing. At this stage any remedial action can be undertaken and amendments to the protocol can be made.
Treatment Test Patches
Test patches are recommended prior to all treatment sessions. The purpose of a test patch is to verify that permanent pigmentation changes will not take place and the client is not sensitive to the treatment. Clients must be aware that treatments carried out at higher energy fluencies may induce pigmentary changes.
A suitable area, representing the area to eventually be treated, is selected and the test patch carried out using an inch square at the recommended Plasma Pen settings and energy fluency. The area is observed visually.
The treatment area should be free from cosmetic make-up and the client should have applied a topical anaesthetic 45-50minutes prior to the appointment.
The skin is then prepped by wiping with a topical skin sterilizer.
A sterile needle is inserted into the Plasma Pen and a suitable energy is selected based on client’s skin type and procedure being undertaken.
The needle is held 1-2mm away from the surface of the skin and the treatment is commenced using individual dot like patterns of 2-3mm apart or the ‘spray method’ of ablation.
During treatment the client is checked for their level of comfort with the procedure and that little or no discomfort is present.
Ideally, a small amount of reddening and sometimes pin point bleeding may be seen which indicates successful treatment at the level of energy.
What to Expect Following Treatment
Following treatment a slight burning sensation similar to that of sunburn may be felt but this should resolve after a few hours or so.
Pin point bleeding and some weeping (this is the body’s natural response to healing and is only plasma) may occur.
These are all normal and no need for concern.
During the following day/days swelling is common, especially in sensitive areas such as around the eyes. The client may take anti-histamines or ibuprofen to reduce the effects as long as not contra-indicated.
It is important to follow all aftercare advice given verbally or in writing to aid the healing process and to reduce the risks of infection or scarring. If a client has any concerns post treatment they should contact their clinic immediately for further advice.
Number of treatment sessions required
Generally, between one to three treatment sessions are required, although it depends upon the treatment type, area being treated and the clients natural response.
Normally, these treatment sessions are carried out at four to six weekly intervals
Note: At the start of each subsequent treatment session the same safety steps that are recommended for the first treatment are completed. To ensure that subsequent treatments produce favourable results, the client must inform the Operator if any pigmentary changes, scarring etc. have occurred as a result of their initial treatment.
Dry healing is advised.
Crusts will form post treatment and it is important not to scratch/pick or wet these crusts and allow them to fall off naturally.
The area treated is kept dry and no cosmetic make-up, perfumed soaps and similar products should be used for at least 7 days or until all the crusts have fallen off. Following this a high protection SPF of 50 should be used on this ‘new skin’ for the following 3 months or more to prevent hyperpigmentation.
Anything that may exacerbate heat in the area may also slow down the healing process. Avoid hot baths, vigorous exercise etc. for 24 / 48 hours post treatment to reduce chances of infection and to keep the area dry.
If the treated area is accidently wet then it must be dabbed gently with a dry cloth and then the client may gently dry with a hair dryer to re-establish the dry crust.