There is a new revolutionary, natural treatment that gives Botox and dermal fillers a run for their money, and it’s called the Plasma Lift. At Aesthetic Anti-Aging Center in Macon, GA, we are proud to offer this revolutionary anti-aging treatment that can give you some incredible, natural results.
What Is a Plasma Lift?
A Plasma Lift is a skin tightening treatment that uses plasma to heat the skin and force the underlying collagen to contract and tighten. It also forces the body to create and restructure collagen and elastin fibers in the deeper layers. The result is more youthful skin looks tighter and lifted, and even better, you don’t need to schedule an invasive or surgical procedure to achieve results.
This treatment uses a plasma arc which allows precision and accuracy throughout the treatment process. It can effectively target smaller and larger areas of the face and body to help perfect the skin and deliver some dramatic and noticeable results within a few months’ time.
What Is Plasma?
To understand plasma, you must take your mind back to middle school science, when are you learned about the different states of matter. When you think of the states of matter, you typically think of solids, liquids, and gasses. However, there’s a fourth state of matter that you may have never heard of it until now, and it’s called plasma.
Plasma is heated matter, and it’s everywhere you look; you just may not realize it. For example, plasma is responsible for lightning, the glow that comes from stars, and plays a part in creating certain electronic devices, including neon lights and computer parts. Plasma works within our world in many ways, but it can also transform the skin. Plasma is similar to a gas, but it is an electrically charged gas.
What Does it Treat?
This simple little device used during treatment works according to scientific principles and the way that the body works to heal an injury. It performs many different treatments. While it can be used to deliver some dramatic anti-aging and skin lifting results, that’s not all that can do.
It can treat one or multiple areas of the face, target imperfections, combat and reverse the signs of aging, and act as an alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures. It can remove moles, skin tags and address imperfections in a way that many skincare treatments cannot.
Treating the Eye Area
A Plasma Lift can remove excess skin on the eyelids within two to three treatments to avoid blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery. It can also perform an under and upper eyelid lift and target and smooth crow’s feet.
Treating Facial Wrinkles and Folds
The Plasma Lift can also address the different forms of smile lines and nasolabial folds, which are those lighter to deeper creases that run from the nose to the outer corners of the mouth. These wrinkles are difficult to treat and are typically corrected with dermal fillers. However, if you’re not ready to commit to a cosmetic routine using dermal fillers, we can use this treatment to remove those lines naturally.
Treating Wrinkles and Lifting the Skin
The Plasma Lift can also be used to help smooth forehead lines and reduce and eliminate the appearance of 11’s, also known as frown lines, that form between the eyebrows. We can also use it to lift the decollate, also known as the chest, and address sagging skin or chest wrinkles. We can use it to address excess loose skin, lift the chin and tighten in the area and even treat loose skin on the abdomen.
This treatment can also be used to help improve the appearance of acne scarring, loose skin on the neck, or loose skin on the entire face. Many patients schedule this treatment to tighten, contour, and lift their jawline, while others schedule it to achieve a lip flip which helps restore youth to the area around the mouth and make the upper lip look fuller.
How Does It Work?
This treatment is so effective because it utilizes the power of plasma to heal, rejuvenate, and lift the skin. This treatment is often referred to as fibroblast therapy because the plasma creates new fibroblasts in the skin. During the treatment, a high-frequency electric current will essentially zap the skin.
The tip of the pen never touches your skin’s surface at any point, but that electric current will act as a tiny lightning bolt as it leaves the pen and creates tiny holes in your skin. Your body reacts to that injury with an instant collagen contraction and responds with a healing effect that results in increased collagen and elastin over time.
What Happens During the Treatment Process?
When you come in for your treatment, one of our trained technicians will begin by cleansing your treatment area. Cleansing the skin will sanitize it for the treatment and eliminate any oil, dirt, or debris sitting on the surface of your skin. Then, we will apply a topical numbing agent to numb your skin so that you don’t experience any discomfort during the treatment process. Once your skin has become numb, we will begin the treatment.
Creating Tiny Injuries in the Skin
Your technician will use a pen-like device to create tiny holes in the surface of the skin in the planned treatment area. The pen’s tip will never make contact with the skin, but that plasma arc generated by the pen will produce an electric current that creates a tiny hole into the skin’s surface, and the heat energy will force collagen to contract in the deeper layers.
These spots will appear as tiny red dots. These dots will scab over, and your body will begin the healing process by creating more collagen and elastin to tighten and rejuvenate the skin.
How Long Does the Treatment Process Take?
Since this treatment process is quite repetitive and series of tiny holes must be made to effectively cover your entire treatment area, treatment times will vary. If you choose to treat a smaller area like your upper lip, you can expect to spend less time at our office than if you were to treat an area like your entire neck or entire face.
We will provide you with a better idea of what your treatment timeframe will look like at your initial consultation when we determine which area or areas you plan on treating during your session.
Is It Painful?
This treatment is completely manageable, especially because we numb the skin before beginning the Plasma Lift. You won’t feel a thing, and you won’t have to worry about any pain once the numbing cream wears off. Unlike more invasive surgical anti-aging procedures, you won’t have to plan around a long recovery post-treatment, nor will you have to follow a lengthy list of aftercare instructions or take pain medications to maintain comfort.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Immediately following your treatment, you will notice tiny red dots all over the surface of the skin in your treatment area. The doctor forms gabs that will typically fall off within a week of your treatment. Once they do, you’ll see improvements in your skin, but your post-treatment results will not be your final results.
Even though the scabs will fall off, and your skin will look better, those improvements will continue in the weeks following your treatment as your body creates more collagen and elastin.
When Will I See Results?
Collagen and elastin production does not happen overnight; it’s a process that takes time and requires patience. Still, you can rest assured that your body will respond with a healing and skin tightening response, and you will notice some incredible results within a few weeks of your initial treatment. Trust the process, know that your body will respond, and you will achieve more youthful-looking skin.
Who Is a Candidate for This Treatment?
Those Who Want a Surgical Alternative
The best candidates for this treatment are men and women who want to combat aging and lift their skin but don’t want to undergo an invasive procedure. Since this anti-aging treatment can substitute as a surgical alternative, it is a good option for those who want to avoid those anti-aging or skin tightening surgical procedures.
Those Who Want To Lift Their Skin the Natural Way
Those who aren’t ready to commit to Botox injections or dermal fillers can use this treatment to lift and tighten their skin, restore volume, and combat wrinkles in a natural way.
Whether you want to lift the skin on your face, body, or both, you are most likely a good candidate for this treatment. An initial consultation at our office is the best way to determine whether a Plasma Lift is right for you because some conditions will exclude certain patients from treatment, temporary or indefinitely.
Experience the Power of a Plasma Lift
If you want to lift your skin the natural way, restore volume, and combat aging while enhancing your appearance and achieving the kind of results that make you look more like your younger self, our experts are ready to help you do just that. Contact us today at Aesthetic Anti-Aging Center in Macon, GA, to learn more about this innovative treatment and how it can rejuvenate your appearance.