Skin sagging, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and blotchy patches of skin all develop as we get older. A relatively new technology, the Plasma Pen, offers an ideal, long-lasting, non-surgical solution to these characteristic signs of aging.
When skin begins to lose its elasticity, the signs of aging become more noticeable – particularly surrounding the eyes, eyelids, the forehead, cheeks, jawline, and under the chin.
Fortunately, developments in medical technology mean that there are always more advanced, more effective treatments available to combat the sands of time.
The Plasma Pen is one such product. Using sophisticated plasma energy, the Plasma Pen stimulates collagen growth and skin tightening using plasma energy.
Here, Dr. Josh Waltzman provides an in-depth look at how this technology works and discusses the incredible benefits that come with the Plasma Pen.
Most of us are familiar with solids, liquids, and gases, but the Plasma Pen capitalizes on the fourth state of matter – plasma.
The creation of plasma and how it interacts with our skin is incredibly complex, but in a nutshell, plasma forms when electrostatic energy reacts with ionized gas. This process creates thermal energy, or heat, which reacts with atmospheric nitrogen and oxygen close to our skin to create a plasma arc – or a temporary state of gas.
This “forcefield” of gas vaporizes once it encounters our skin, and this is where the magic of the Plasma Pen happens.
When the plasma arc evaporates, it causes an immediate contraction of the outer layers of skin, while simultaneously creating thermal stress in the underlying dermis. As such, Plasma Pen treatments work through the entire depth of the skin, encouraging not only tightening on the outer layer, but also stimulating collagen growth and production in the deeper skin layers.
Plasma Pen treatments initially cause tiny crusts to form on the skin surface. After a few days, these crusts fall off, revealing tight, smooth, youthful skin.
The real magic happens unseen, however, as the treatment causes the skin to generate collagen at a rate similar to in our 20s. Collagen is responsible for the structural integrity of the skin, and therefore, the more collagen, the tighter the skin.
Because of this, results from Plasma Pen treatments last for many years.
Although some patients may experience more satisfying results from surgical procedures such as blepharoplasty, browlift, or an entire facelift, the Plasma Pen means plenty of people will not require surgery to combat the aging process.
If you are considering anti-aging treatments in the Long Beach, CA, area, reach out to Dr. Waltzman for a consultation to discuss the best options available to you. For many people, Plasma Pen treatment will prove a highly effective, life-changing procedure. Book your consultation now by calling (562) 448-6100 or filling out our online form.