PLASMA SKIN TIGHTENING PRE-CARE
Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening is a cosmetic treatment that uses plasma, an ionized gas, to non-surgically tighten skin. Treatment is used for correction of wrinkles and fine lines, pigmented lesions, age spots and skin discoloration, resurfacing the skin, correction of melasma, acne scar and surgical scar correction, mole and skin tag removal, and more. Plasma Skin Tightening treatment is not suitable for everyone. Ideal candidates for this cosmetic procedure are in good health at the time of the appointment, with no pre-existing health conditions, fair to medium skin, with lax, crepe-like skin around the eyes, neck, tummy, mouth, or targeted area for the treatment.
Contraindications. Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening is inadvisable for the following:
- Heart conditions, angina or blood pressure problems
- Diabetes or poor wound healing.
- Autoimmune disorders
- Currently have cold sores (Taking Acyclovir / Zovirax 3 days before treatment and for 4 days following treatment is recommended if there is a history of cold sores)
- Currently using Accutane or used Accutane in the last year
- History of keloid scar formation or hyperpigmentation
- Allergies to any anaesthetics (Lidocaine, Benzocaine, Tetracaine) or topical preparations
- Pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Any other associated health conditions or medications taken
PLASMA SKIN TIGHTENING PRE-CARE
- If you are displaying signs of cold or flu the treatment should be rescheduled.
- Contact lenses must be removed when performing treatment on the upper eyelids.
- Skin should not be inflamed in the area we are treating prior to procedure.
- If you have a sunburn/suntan treatment should be postponed for up to 8 weeks or until tan/burn signs disappear.
- Discontinue use of any AHA and/or Retinol skincare products for 4 weeks prior to treatment.
- Eyelash extensions receiving upper or lower eyelid treatment MUST have lashes removed prior to treatment and reapplied after 8 weeks.
- Discontinue use of any cleaners, creams, and serums containing acids such as salicylic, glycolic, and lactic 4 weeks prior to having any facial Plasma Skin Tightening procedures performed.
Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening potential side effects :
Pain- Most people feel some heat-related discomfort during the treatment. This discomfort is usually temporary during the procedure and localized within the treatment area.
Redness and Swelling- Plasma treatments will cause varying degrees of redness and swelling in the treatment area. These common side effects usually last from several days to a few weeks. Prolonged redness, although rare, has been previously documented to last several months
Itching- This can occur as part of the normal wound healing process or may occur as part of infection, poor wound healing or contact dermatitis.
Acne or Milia Formation- A flare-up of acne or formation of milia, tiny white bumps or small cysts on the skin, may occur. These symptoms usually resolve completely
Pigment Changes- During the healing phase, the treated area may appear to be darker. This is called PIH, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. PIH occurs as a part of the normal skin reaction to injury. This pigmentation usually fades in 3 to 6 months. Hypo-pigmentation- In some patients who experience pigment changes, the treated area loses pigmentation and becomes a lighter colour than the surrounding skin. This type of reaction may be permanent.
Bleeding; Oozing; Crusting- Treatment may cause pin point bleeding and/or oozing. Crusting or scabbing may form after the drying of clear fluid or blood. These reactions need to be reported to the clinic for additional post care instructions.
Blisters; Burns; Scabbing- Heating in the upper layers of the skin may occasionally cause blisters or burns and subsequent scab formation. The blisters usually disappear within 2-4 days. A scab may be present after a blister forms, but typically will disappear during the natural wound healing process of the skin.
Scarring- Scarring is a possibility due to the disruption to the skin’s surface and/or abnormal healing. Scars, which can be permanent, may be raised or depressed, and scarring could lead to loss of pigment or hypo-pigmentation in the scarred area.
Melasma – Melasma is a condition which is very difficult to treat. Although good results have been obtained, multiple treatments, as well as use of bleaching creams are necessary for optimal results. No guarantees can be offered, as results vary greatly from patient to patient.