Putting your best face forward often requires feeling and looking your best. But what if you look tired after a good night’s sleep? It can be frustrating to look one way, yet feel another. The latest way to pamper yourself and look and feel your best comes from a noninvasive plasma treatment. At Moderne Medical in Scottsdale, AZ, we offer Plasma Pen blepharoplasty to tighten, smooth, and rejuvenate the skin around the eyes, resulting in a more awake and youthful appearance.
It’s All in the Skin
We lose skin cells every day; close to a million in a 24-hour period! The epidermis is the outer layer of skin on our bodies as well as the thinnest and most prone to damage and normal wear and tear, including sun damage and activities of daily living. It is made up of layers of cells and constantly regenerates in an out-and-up manner.
When the outermost epidermis is shed, the layer of epidermis underneath moves up to take its place and becomes the new skin surface. In less than two months, our bodies are covered with brand-new epidermis, and the process is neverending over a lifetime. Because of this, our skin is in a constant state of newness with a repeated opportunity to look its best and most refreshed.
Frequently Asked Questions About Plasma Treatment
1. How Long Does Plasma Treatment Last?
This is the best part. Plasma treatments are a permanent process that tightens the skin using radiofrequency energy that converts gas into plasma. Any treatments you have are permanent, although checkups and touchups after six weeks are available and may be recommended for optimal results. Your skin will continue to age, as skin does, but there is no “undoing” or treatment site reversal with plasma treatments.
2. How Does It Work?
When the Plasma Pen’s adaptable probes come into contact with the epidermis, the heat generated by this process removes oxygen from the skin’s surface in a noninvasive and nonsurgical way. Any moisture is eliminated from the area being treated and forms a layer of dried skin that helps with the healing process, like a wound developing a scab on the surface of the skin as a sort of protection while the damaged skin heals.
Underneath the epidermis is that new skin waiting to move up, which is more supple and vibrant and has more elasticity. During the plasma treatment, the generated heat also breaks down the collagen, a vital protein in the body, and this is when fibroplasia takes place. Fibroplasia is the formation of fibrous tissue. During fibroplasia, new collagen is produced naturally along with other essential proteins which results in the skin being lifted and smoothed.
3. Does Plasma Treatment Hurt?
Your comfort, as well as a pleasant experience, is our goal. At Moderne Medical, we use nitrous oxide, the same gas used in a dental office, at no additional cost. We want you to feel your best on your way to looking your best.
4. Why Choose a Plasma Pen Blepharoplasty?
Unlike painful, costly, invasive surgeries, scientists and cosmetic specialists have come up with a way to get your body to work for you instead of against you. Stimulating, energizing, and activating your body’s natural responses and healing tendencies can leave you with younger-looking, tighter skin after one session.
There are no foreign items placed in your skin and no increased risk of infection or downtime that often comes with getting stitches. There are no expensive creams that you need to remember to apply. It’s just your body doing its own thing in a slightly different timeframe.
5. What Should I Expect During My Visit?
Moderne Medical provides nitrous oxide anesthesia before beginning your treatment. During your session, the Plasma Pen is held near different parts of your skin around your eyes and moved across these areas in a brush-like, methodical manner. The untreated skin around the other eye will then receive a similar application during the same session.
There are different energy levels for different parts of the body, with the thinner, more fragile skin, such as on the eyelids, receiving less energy and generated heat so as not to damage the skin. Typically, a low-energy, single-pass session will require around 15 minutes. Upon completion, it is recommended to avoid sun exposure by keeping out of the sun or wearing sunscreen.
5. How Long Does Recovery Take?
Recovery time takes about seven days. During this time, one can expect some peeling to take place, not unlike a sunburn or getting a tattoo. This is known as epithelialization. After epithelialization, the old layer of the epidermis is shed and a new, tighter epidermis is exposed. Results are immediately noticeable following treatment. The fibroblast activity will continue for up to one year later, during which new collagen is produced and a decrease in skin laxity occurs.
- A nonsurgical treatment
- Less risk of infection than surgery
- Less invasive than surgery
- Multiple sessions are available, but no need for revisions
- Your body is working for you instead of against you
- Improved vision for those with heavy or “hooded” eyelids
- Less recovery time than surgical blepharoplasties
We Are Here for You
Contact one of our specialists at Moderne Medical in Scottsdale, AZ, today to schedule a risk-free consultation for a Plasma Pen nonsurgical blepharoplasty. Looking and feeling younger has never been more achievable.