About Plasma Pen
The PlasmaPen is cutting-edge. It’s the most innovative plasma fibroblasting device on the market today. The Plasma Pen is a groundbreaking non-surgical, non-invasive skin treatment. Plasma Pen sessions (also called “fibroblast” therapy) reduce the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenate dull and sagging skin by stimulating collagen production. Plasma Pen technology has been approved by the FDA, and in the hands of our skilled and trained med spa Aesthetician a Plasma Pen can be the key to a youthful, contoured look at any age.
To schedule a consult or appointment, please contact our Aesthetician, Michelle at 864.634.6819
Plasma Pen FAQ's
What is Plasma Pen?
Plasma Pen’s unique technology operates on electricity, which is converted to gaseous diatomic nitrogen (N2). This energized gas is applied to the skin of the face (or whatever region is being treated), which is used as an abrasive on a micro level to the epidermal layer of skin (the top or outermost layers) and also heats and stimulates the deeper layers. The process by which a Plasma Pen works is called fibroblasting. The “blasting” part can make it sound a little intense or dangerous, but it’s actually named for fibroblasts, which are a common type of cell in your body’s connective tissue. Fibroblasts are responsible for producing collagen, and it’s by stimulating this collagen production that Plasma Pen treatment is able to fill wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and more.
What is Plasma Pen used for?
As the human body ages, our dermal layers of skin naturally start to thin out and produce less collagen. This can cause our outward appearance to become wrinkled or saggy. Fibroblasting therapy can counteract this natural process and get collagen production jump-started again to halt or even reverse the signs of aging.
The collagen-boosting effects of Plasma Pen treatment make it a great choice for pursuing a wide range of esthetic goals and treating a variety of dermatological conditions on the face and body.
How long do the results last?
Like most non-surgical esthetic procedures, the effects of your Plasma Pen treatment may diminish with time or require additional treatments to maintain. A successful Plasma Pen treatment stimulates collagen production to such an extent that the results are noticeable for multiple years. The benefits of fibroblasting typically last at least three or four years, and sometimes even longer than that!
Is it painful?
Plasma Pen patients experience very little pain and minimal disruption to their day-to-day routines or social lives.
Most people who undergo Plasma Pen treatment report only very mild discomfort during the procedure itself. Your Aesthetician will begin the Plasma Pen treatment process by using prescription-grade topical anesthetics to numb the target area for the duration of the procedure. Numbing agents may be reapplied between passes as needed. Many patients experience no pain whatsoever.
Is there any downtime after treatment?
Although Plasma Pen treatment is abrasive on a micro level, causing small, burn-like injuries around the treated site, these injuries are typically quite superficial and result in only minor discoloration and swelling. The healing from Plasma Pen treatment can be described as similar to an extremely small sunburn or tattoo, and typically clears up naturally within a few days of treatment. Bruising, swelling, and overall discomfort can sometimes persist beyond the healing period, but it’s very rare for these symptoms to last any more than five to seven days, and can typically be treated with common over-the-counter medications. The dermis layers of the skin will continue to heal “behind the scenes” for many weeks after the procedure is completed. It is during this extended healing process that the skin begins to tighten, ramp up production of additional collagen, and create the desired results. That’s why the treated area might very well look better twelve weeks after your treatment than one week, and the results will remain noticeable for literally years after that.