PlasmaPen Skin Tightening
Dr. Angelchik was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 1996 and successfully completed a rigorous recertification process in 2006 and 2016. He participates in the Maintenance of Certification program through the ABPS. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has also been named to Castle & Connolly’s Top Doctors in America every year since 1996.
PlasmaPen is handheld device that uses plasma technology to rejuvenate the skin without incisions or extensive downtime. It works by administering a controlled electric charge which reacts with the air between the skin and the device. There, it’s converted into a plasma energy arc which discharges into the skin. This process causes skin contraction and an ongoing collagen response over the course of a few months. This can effectively combat signs of aging with an improvement in skin laxity, texture, and the appearance of fine lines with minimal downtime and maximum results.
PlasmaPen is an effective way to tighten skin without surgery. Most patients see immediate tightening along with further improvement in the appearance of saggy skin over the next three months.
- Smile lines
- Acne scars
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Jowls and jawline
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Neck lines (turkey neck)
- Smoker’s lines and lipstick lines
- Stretch marks
- Upper and lower eyelids
Although you’ll see noticeable tightening and improvement in your skin’s youthfulness over the following months, you may need additional treatments for best results. Our team can create a customized treatment plan based on your goals and unique concerns.
PlasmaPen can be mildly to moderately uncomfortable. Since everyone’s pain tolerance is different, we can perform PlasmaPen using a topical numbing agent.
There’s minor downtime required after PlasmaPen treatment. You should plan on the following schedule:
- Redness, swelling, and scabbing in the treatment area are common for the first few days
- Most patients require around eight days of downtime for treatment of the face and neck
- You may need about 10 to 14 days of downtime for treatment of the body, depending on your treatment area
- You’ll experience swelling the day following your treatment, peaking around day three
- Scabbing can begin to clear around day six or seven
Keep in mind that your recovery timeframe and results can be negatively affected if you don’t follow your skin therapist’s aftercare steps. This most importantly includes no drinking alcohol, no smoking, and no picking or scrubbing. Within a few weeks, you’ll begin to see noticeable improvement in your skin and increased collagen production in the following months.
To learn more about PlasmaPen at our Glendale office, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our skincare team to begin creating a customized treatment plan. Contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.