Plasmedic is an innovative treatment offering Non Surgical Blepharoplasty and Wrinkle Reduction using our state of the art Plasmedic Device.
Our unique Plasmedic Device has been manufactured by professionals with over 15 years experience in the Medical/Asthetic industry using only the highest possible materials and technology, and is currently the ONLY TGA APPROVED device in Australia!
The Plasmedic device creates a voltage difference between the device and the skin resulting in a small millimeter size carbon spot where the excess skin has been evaporated. Using our reduction grid method and the formation of new Collagen and Elastin the skin becomes tighter, lifted and wrinkles smoothed out and reduced.
What is Plasma?
Plasma is one of the four fundamental states of matter, while the others are solid, liquid and gas. Unlike these three states of matter plasma does not naturally exist on the earth under normal surface conditions and can only be artificially generated from neutral gases. To put it simply Plasma is generated by adding energy to a gas creating Plasma.
With this technology we can offer Non Surgical Upper and Under Eye Blepharoplasty, Wrinkle Reduction as well as Face and Neck Tightening with results lasting 2-5 years
Do I need a consultation?
Yes. We always recommend a consultation. Your Plasmedic Technician will assess and suggest a treatment plan for you.
Does the treatment hurt?
We use a topical numbing cream to help minimise any pain or discomfort as much as possible. Overall our clients tell us the treatment is not that painful. usually the eye or neck area is the most sensitive.
How long will it take to see results?
Results can be seen immediately and even more so in approx 2 weeks after treatment. The skin will then continue improving over 2-3 months. Results are expected to last 2-5 years, the treatment can be repeated.
How many treatments will I need?
One treatment is often enough depending on your skin type etc. For some clients a 2nd or even 3rd treatment may be required to achieve the desired outcome especially for Upper Blepharoplasty. Any follow up treatments can be carried out after 8-12 weeks.
How long do results last?
Usually 2-5 years depending on your skin type, diet, environment and how your skin naturally ages.
DAY OF TREATMENT
On the treatment day, it is recommended that no make-up is worn on the treatment area. We suggest taking an anti-histamine 60 minutes prior to your appointment to help with swelling and continue to take anti-histamines for 2-3 days following your appointment.
A numbing agent is applied and left to take effect for up to 45 minutes. When the treatment area is sufficiently numb, the session begins with multiple connections of the plasma tip, spaced closely together. You may feel some heat in the treatment area, which may be uncomfortable and slightly irritating. Treatment time is usually between 10-40 minutes, depending on the size of the area.
Immediately after treatment the area will be red and mildly swollen with small crustations and discoloration. You may experience a sensation similar to a sun burn which will likely last a few hours. Swelling may intensify over the following few hours and more so when eyes are treated and may last 2-3 days. The crustations/discoloration should resolve within 5 -12 days depending on the individual and area treated. 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. . In the week following treatment (or until the treatment area has fully healed) an exfoliating wash or cleanser should not be used. Instead opt for a pH balanced soap (dove), and avoid rubbing the area.
*** IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING!!! ***
What will I look like after treatment and what are the side effects/risks?
Plasma Skin Tightening has been shown to be a safe treatment due to its non-invasive nature.
Immediately after treatment you will see an improvement
There will be some tiny brown marks that have the appearance of minor scabbing, which are carbon crusts, but in 5-10 days these will flake away, revealing new pink skin beneath.
Some swelling will be seen (especially in cases of eyelid treatment), but it is likely to only last 3-5 days at most. Swelling in the eye area is to be expected for a few days following an upper eyelid treatment.
It is vital to allow those small scabs to come off without picking and heal naturally.
To avoid any more serious side effects such as hyper-pigmentation, follow the aftercare recommendations given to you by your technician.
You may experience a sensation similar to a sun burn which will likely last a few hours.
Swelling may intensify over the following few hours and more so when eyes are treated and may last 2-3 days. Eye treatments may impair vision due to swelling it is recommended to have 2-3 days off work.
The scab crustations/discoloration should resolve within 5 -12 days depending on the individual and area treated. Results are seen instantly after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 12 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. A bottle of Advance Healing Gel (RRP $69) will be given complimentary at each initial procedure.
The majority of people are safe to drive following their Plasma Skin Tightening procedure as swelling does not set in until later that day.
Absolutely no sun on the area without protection for 3 months.
What is the aftercare?
Immediately after treatment, there may be a burning sensation. This will usually resolve during the remainder of the day although if it is particularly uncomfortable or persists for a longer period, then an anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen can be taken.
Following treatment, it is normal to have some swelling. This can be significant around the eyes and can last for several days and may lead to interference with vision in the initial period. Cold compresses may be applied to reduce the swelling. If the swelling is more severe, an anti-inflammatory medication and/or anti-histamine may help alleviate the swelling.
Crusting will usually develop over the treated area, this will often initially be brown or black on the surface of the skin and flake off over the following days. It may take over 2 weeks to completely disappear. It is essential to not pick at this crusting as this may lead to infection or scarring. Occasionally the treated area may become a little weepy, this is part of the normal healing process and will improve with time. However, if it starts to become hot or red or if there is any pus present, then please contact the clinic for advice as this may suggest an infection has developed.
It is essential to keep the treatment area clean, dry and protected with a broad spectrum sunscreen. Do not use alcohol-based cleansers.
It is very important to follow our aftercare recommendations. Carbon crusts CANNOT be scratched or removed. Drying skin by dabbing with a clean, lint-free cloth is allowed.
Plasmetic Aftercare cream should be reapplied to the area. Healing skin should be protected from direct sun with SPF30 cream. Sports, swimming and sauna are not permitted until crusts fall off. This should happen within 7-14 days of procedure.
Should I watch for any unusual complications?
Plasmedic Plasma is very safe but in some rare occasions, complications may occur. Please inform your Fibroblast specialist immediately in case of any unusual symptoms. This may include signs of infection such as excessive redness, pus, blistering or thick, yellow crust forming in treatment area.
Can I use cosmetics after the procedure?
Clients may use mineral powder only on top of the aftercare cream. Please avoid any moisturizing creams for 5-10 days. This is usually when carbon crusts fall off. In addition, patients need to avoid all direct heat sources such as sun, UV radiation, saunas etc for the period of at least 4 weeks. Once healed we highly recommend using an SP-30 on the area to prevent ageing and hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure.
Contraindications to the treatment:
– Pregnant/Possibility of being pregnant
– Pacemaker or other electrical implants – doctors consent
– Herpes – do not treat if active in the area of intended treatment
– Metal implants in the area of treatment. Will need a doctor’s consent.
– Diabetes insulin dependent – doctors consent (slow healing)
– Infectious diseases
– Keloid scarring
– Eczema or psoriasis – do not treat if active in the area of intended treatment
– Active Vitiligo
- Anyone with a darker complexion is at risk for Hyperpigmentation.