Non-Surgical Plasma Pen Treatments in Long Beach, CA
The plasma pen is an all-in-one anti-aging, loose skin reversing, youthful skin-restoring device that can fit into almost any cosmetic treatment plan for men or women. It carries no surgical risk, which is ideal for some patients who don’t want or can’t have surgery, and it delivers results with minimal downtime. Tap into the power of the fourth state of matter and see how the plasma pen targets trouble spots safely and stunningly.
If you would like to learn more about the plasma pen’s non-surgical skin rejuvenation results in Long Beach, CA, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us today!
How Does the Plasma Pen Work?
To explain it in the simplest terms, the plasma pen uses microscopic bursts of energy to stimulate the uppermost and second layers of your skin: the epidermis and dermis. Plasma, alongside liquids, solids, and gasses, is known as the fourth state of matter. Plasma is the result of ionized gasses becoming electrically conductive and creating energy. Outside of cosmetic services, plasma is used in everyday products like neon signs, cutting torches, and plasma TVs.
The plasma pen uses a tiny electrical discharge above the skin, without ever touching it, to create a small superficial wound. Much like microneedling, this superficial wound painlessly stimulates the body’s natural healing process and helps regenerate new, healthy tissue in place of old tired skin. In the process, it also boosts the natural production of collagen to restore volume and make the skin appear more vibrant and youthful.
Above and beyond other treatments that help regenerate healthy tissue treatments like chemical peels and microneedling, the plasma pen also performs a new type of skin care called fibroblast therapy. This method targets protein-producing cells below the surface of the skin. Fibroblast therapy is essential if you want long-lasting results because it builds a much stronger foundation for collagen and other structures responsible for skin elasticity and volume.
What Can the Plasma Pen Treat?
The plasma pen offers a wide range of aesthetic treatment benefits, which is why we often call it an all-in-one treatment during consultations. It can be used to enhance existing plastic surgery work of the face or other cosmetic services you’ve had in the past. The system gives us the ability to do some sculpting work without incisions, resurface the skin and treat it deeper than any chemical peel, and reverse the appearance of loose sagging skin.
We use the plasma pen to improve the appearance of numerous signs of aging and skin damage, including:
- Jowls and jawline issues
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines or laugh lines)
- Some types of acne scarring
- Issues around the earlobes
- Upper and lower eyelids (one of the only ways to tighten this area without surgery)
- Forehead lines
- Deep wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Sagging skin on the neck
The plasma pen works well for most skin types ranging from pale to olive on the Fitzpatrick scale. Some with type IV and darker skin (the scale goes from I-VI) may not be recommended for plasma pen treatments.
What is a Plasma Pen Treatment Like?
Although everyone’s treatment plan will be unique to them, a typical plasma pen treatment is usually a single session for each area you wish to target. Deeper concerns can generally be treated in 2-3 sessions. The average person’s results will last about 3 years. A typical appointment looks something like this:
- Our team will thoroughly clean your skin and apply a topical cream that numbs the treatment area.
- We outline the treatment area and run the plasma pen over it in lines. The pen’s electrical discharge creates tiny dots along the way. These “dots” immediately jumpstart your body’s healing process, triggering the production of white blood cells that aid in healing and remodeling essential skin structures.
- As we move throughout your treatment area, a cooling gel may be applied to minimize any tingling sensations you feel. The entire treatment usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour to complete.
Different areas you treat may have longer or shorter recovery times. For example, it usually takes about a week for your face and neck to not show any residual swelling, redness, or scabbing. It may take slightly longer on other parts of the body that are more sensitive. Stick to the treatment recommendations we give you to take home, and you should be back to your normal routine in about a week or two.
The Plasma Pen or Plastic Surgery?
The choice between a surgical or non-surgical approach to your ideal look is up to you, and there’s a lot to consider. For some, surgery may not be an option. For others, cost or recovery time may be limiting factors. The good news is that some genuinely wonderful non-surgical treatments can produce dramatic results if surgery isn’t the route you want to go.
The plasma pen is not meant to be a substitute for plastic surgery, but in some cases, it may provide comparable results. Its ability to target the “scaffolding” of structural proteins such as collagen through fibroblast therapy produces naturally longer-lasting results than most other minimally invasive cosmetic treatments. Plastic surgery, however, will almost always produce more permanent results.
The plasma pen is one of the best ways to target areas of concern in the upper and lower thirds of the face. Because these areas tend to be prone to sagging skin, surgery has traditionally been the primary method of turning back the clock and treating signs of aging in them. Technology like the plasma pen now gives our practitioners powerful alternatives to surgery when working on areas like the eyelids and neckline.