Changes to our skin from the passage of time, environmental factors, and genetic predisposition may cause sagging, lack of firmness, and wrinkles. If you’re looking to improve these common, yet frustrating, signs of aging, ask your Ava MD provider about the Plasma Pen.
The Plasma Pen is the latest revolutionary skin tightening treatment at Ava MD may be the perfect option for men and women looking to rejuvenate their skin without going under the knife.
A variety of factors beyond our control, from pollutants to UV exposure, can accelerate your skin’s aging and compromise its ability to maintain natural functioning. This storm of negative skin influences presents a challenge for every age and type of skin. The Plasma Pen was designed to target sagging and aging skin non-invasively and with minimal downtime to give you noticeable results that you’ll love.
What is the Plasma Pen?
The Plasma Pen is a noninvasive procedure that generates similar results to traditional surgical procedures, like lifts and augmentations, without the risks associated with general anesthesia and invasive surgery. Most importantly, the Plasma Pen is a non-invasive procedure with minimal downtime, which allows most Ava MD patients to return to work within a few days as the skin begins to heal!
The technology that allows the Plasma Pen to create such results was refined to ensure the treatment’s reliability, safety, and effectiveness. The Plasma Pen uses an electric current which combines with nitrogen and oxygen in the air to produce a plasma flash that penetrates the skin within a millionths of a second. This technology triggers the natural healing processes of the skin to reduce sagging and minimize wrinkles.
This patient-favorite treatment effectively targets problem areas to rejuvenate your skin in the areas that need it most. More importantly, the Plasma Pen allows your Ava MD provider to treat areas across the face and neck without damaging the neighboring tissue.
How Does the Plasma Pen Work?
The Plasma Pen’s technology was specifically designed to administer fibroblast therapy. Fibroblasts exist all over the body within the skin, and often go dormant for long periods of time unless the body triggers their migration to a site of inflammation or disruption. Once the fibroblasts arrive in the area targeted by the Plasma Pen, the fibroblasts begin to secrete collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These elements work to restore your skin’s true elasticity, firmness, and optimal circulation.
This procedure works in coordination with your body’s natural abilities by stimulating your skin’s collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production. Collagen is a powerful protein that gives structure to your body, including your bones, skin, tendons, blood vessels, and ligaments. Collagen binds with elastin, a protein that allows skin to keep its shape after stretching or contracting. The third component, hyaluronic acid, binds with water to give skin a plump firmness.
The Plasma Pen is a treatment that is truly about letting your skin shine by encouraging your body’s healing response, which continually motivates regeneration and skin remodeling over three months. This innovative process results in smooth, even-toned, and youthful skin.
What Does the Plasma Pen Treat?
No matter our age, elements like sun damage, environmental toxins, or genetics may work against your skin’s health. The Plasma Pen was made to intervene and restore your skin to a healthy, plump state. Ava MD is thrilled to connect you with the Plasma Pen to lift and augment targeted areas, including:
- Accordion lines
- Acne scars
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Lipstick lines
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Sagging jowls
- Sagging upper and lower eyelids
- Stretch marks
- Turkey neck
At Ava MD, our providers use their medical and technological knowledge to customize this treatment for your unique needs. Our process begins with a careful examination of your skin and a conversation about your needs and expectations. The Plasma Pen is a great option for many men and women, and your Ava MD provider will create a customized treatment plan to give you results that you’ll love.
What to Expect During a Plasma Pen Session
Before, during, and after your treatment, your Ava MD provider will take every measure necessary as defined by Ava MD’s robust health and safety protocols to ensure your protection and comfort.
Before starting treatment, your Ava MD provider will complete a medical history with you before discussing the results you can expect and what to expect during your recovery. To make sure that you achieve the best results from your Plasma Pen treatment, your Ava MD provider will give you a detailed post-treatment plan.
Prior to your session, it is recommended that you avoid sun exposure for several weeks and remove any cosmetics or jewelry directly before your appointment to ensure the best results and highest standard of safety.
Once your skin is prepped, your Ava MD provider will apply a numbing agent to reduce any discomfort during this treatment. The Plasma Pen causes what is known as “micro-trauma” to the top layers of your skin. At the same time, the Plasma pen uses thermal conduction to disrupt the deeper dermal structures of your skin to promote healing and rejuvenation. Many patients report that this treatment feels like a moderate tingling discomfort, rather than pain.
Session lengths will vary according to your individual needs and treatment goals, with the average treatment time for a smaller area, like the eyelids, taking about 40 minutes.
Patients can expect to begin seeing results from their Plasma Pen treatment the same day as their appointment! While some scabbing and swelling may develop as your skin heals over the coming days, the Plasma Pen is a patient-favorite because it is a non-invasive yet effective way to revitalize aging and damaged skin. Here’s what our patients can expect following their Plasma Pen treatment:
- First 3 to 7 days: New skin replaces the damaged layer as collagen is produced
- Week 1 to 12: Stronger, plumper, and lifted skin from the regeneration response
- Week 12 to 3 years: New blood vessels form, increasing blood flow, releasing cytokines that maintain the regeneration cycle of the skin
The Plasma Pen is a revolutionary treatment as it not only leaves your skin looking healthier and more youthful, but it actually encourages your skin to maintain better health for up to three years!
If your skin is suffering from damage, loss of volume, or wrinkles, the Plasma Pen may be the right option for you. To learn more about what the Plasma Pen and our providers can do to revitalize your skin, call Ava MD at 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) to schedule a consultation today!