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As we age, we can start to see the signs of aging on our skin. From fine lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet, to volume loss that can affect the cheeks, to sagging skin that can create jowls, our skin can truly make us look older than we feel. Luckily, there are simple non-invasive treatments that use state-of-the-art anti-aging technology to create a revitalized appearance. Dermal fillers, chemical peels, resurfacing lasers, and microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) can all be used to rejuvenate the skin to great effect, and wonderful new innovations are constantly being developed.

The Plasma Pen is one of the newest modalities in the world of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. The Plasma Pen uses plasma energy to regenerate the top, or epidermal layer of the skin while reinvigorating the deeper dermal layers through targeted heat treatment. This deep-layer treatment process, known as fibroblast therapy, enables the production of collagen in the skin, which in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even acne scars.

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Plasma Pen treatment is often used as a non-invasive facelift that provides an alternative to plastic surgery, as it requires just a topical anesthetic and has minimal downtime. The Plasma Pen can reduce the appearance of forehead lines, crow’s feet,  marionette lines, smoker’s lines, nasolabial folds, “11” lines between the brows, stretch marks, as well as acne scarring. Additionally, plasma pen treatment can help to increase both collagen and elastin, which can help to tighten loose skin along the face, jawline, upper and lower eyelids, and neck. It’s also the only non-invasive cosmetic treatment that’s FDA-approved for use on the eyelids.

If you’re frustrated by loose skin, hooding around the upper and lower eyelids, acne scars, stretch marks, or fine lines and wrinkles on the skin, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Contact the office today to learn how the plasma pen treatment can work for you.

What is the Plasma Pen Treatment?

The Plasma Pen is a handheld skin rejuvenation device that converts electrical charge into electrostatic energy in order to produce nitrogen plasma gas. The precision plasma arc of the pen is able to create micro-traumas on the surface of the epidermis (akin to microneedling), while heating the lower layers of the skin to target the fibroblasts of the skin. The micro-trauma of the skin engages the natural wound-healing process of the body, boosting collagen and creating  firmer, smoother skin. The boost in collagen and elastin in the skin can be particularly effective on problems relating to loose skin, such as jowls, turkey neck, or lower eyelid skin. The plasma pen’s technology also uses ablative properties to remove the outer layer of aged or damaged skin.

What is Fibroblast Plasma Pen?

The Plasma Pen targets the top layer of the skin, the epidermis, as well as the deeper layers of the skin to heat fibroblasts. Fibroblast is a common type of cell found in connective tissue. Fibroblasts are responsible for the production of collagen, and are a vital part of the wound healing processes of the body. By targeting fibroblast cells, the plasma pen is able to shift dermal structure in order to ignite the skin revitalizing process. Through this method, the plasma pen can tighten skin, as well as disrupt the skin’s “memory” of acne scars, skin tags and age spots, thus evening out skin tone.. The combination of collagen and elastin production can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, including smile lines and neck lines.

What is Fibroblast therapy?

Fibroblast therapy is the process of disrupting the dermal structure in order to trigger the healing process that fibroblast is largely responsible for. The Plasma Pen is an innovative tool for fibroblast therapy, and is safe for a variety of skin types.

How does Fibroblasting help to revitalize skin?

“Fibroblasting”, or the disruption of fibroblasts within the skin, is a proven treatment in order to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of aging along the surface of the skin. The Plasma Pen is a fibroblasting tool that provides transformative skin-lifting, skin-rejuvenating, skin tone evening, and skin-tightening results.

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How Does Plasma Pen work?

There are several plasma pen designs, but not all are created equal. The number one FDA-approved plasma pen is the Plamere plasma pen, and the Plasma Pen by Louise Walsh International is also a popular plasma pen device. When used in the hands of a board-certified medical professional, like Dr. Green, these plasma pens can have an incredible impact on anti-aging.

The plasma pen treatment process is easy and essentially painless. To start, you’ll have an initial consultation with Dr. Green where Dr. Green will examine your medical history and current skin condition. During your initial consultation, you’ll be able to discuss your needs and goals for treatment, from non-invasive facelift or neck lift needs, to acne scar removal, to the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Green will work with you to develop a targeted treatment plan for skin rejuvenation.

During your plasma pen procedure, Dr. Green will apply the handheld skin rejuvenation device to the predetermined treatment area. There’s no scalpel, or invasive techniques necessary for this treatment – just a simple numbing cream to provide maximum comfort during the treatment. This plasma pen will create micro-injuries to the skin and use fibroblast therapy to send the production of collagen and elastin into overdrive. The procedure takes only 30 minutes and results will develop over the next two weeks following treatment.

Does Plasma Pen require downtime?

The Plasma Pen does require some downtime while the skin heals itself and begins to regenerate. Immediately after treatment, you’ll see mild side effects such as redness, swelling, and small dots along the treatment area. Typically, scabs will form along the small dots of the treatment area, and then these will fall off after about 5-7 days post-treatment. For most patients, about a week of rest/downtime is preferred when the treatment area includes the neck or face.

Skin Care for Plasma Pen Treatment

After the procedure, you’ll need to follow a strict skincare treatment plan over the course of your healing time (5-10 days) in order to maximize results. Dr. Green will recommend a tailored skin care regiment to adhere to while your skin begins to regenerate. Dr. Green often takes advantage of her excellent anti-aging skin care products, MGSKINLABS, in order to maximize the effects of the plasma pen treatment. Additionally, it’s recommended you follow an aftercare plan that avoids sun exposure, alcohol consumption, smoking, and picking at the temporary scabs.

Plasma Pen for skin tightening

Plasma Pen is a revolutionary treatment for skin tightening that’s able to provide long-lasting skin rejuvenation due to its combined micro-injuries to the epidermis and deep penetration of the deeper layers of the dermis. Patients often choose plasma pen treatment in order to experience results that last well beyond that of laser resurfacing or injectable treatments (such as dermal fillers or Botox), without the risks associated with a traditional surgical facelift or neck lift.

Does Plasma Pen work for eye bags?

The Plasma Pen is designed to reduce bags under the eyes by both tightening the skin and reducing discoloration along the surface of the skin. It’s safe for use in the eye area, including on the eyelids themselves, and is commonly used as a non-invasive “eyelift” treatment.

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Does Plasma Pen work on stretch marks?

The Plasma Pen is a safe and effective treatment for reducing the appearance of stretch marks on the skin, as it’s able to both tighten the skin and rewire the skin’s “memory” of scarring and discoloration.

How long do Plasma Pen results last?

The results of plasma pen treatment are very long-lasting, particularly when compared to other non-invasive anti-aging techniques. When patients adhere to the aftercare process, which includes sun avoidance and proper skin care, they can benefit from results that last up to three years. These incredibly long-lasting results have made the Plasma Pen a favorite among dermatologists when it comes to anti-aging treatment.

Is Plasma Pen safe for skin rejuvenation?

The Plasma Pen is a safe procedure for a variety of skin rejuvenation needs. A good candidate for Plasma Pen treatment is someone who has mild to moderate loose skin, fine lines and wrinkles, or atrophic acne scars, who has a fairer skin tone (Fitzpatrick skin types I, II and III).

It’s important to note that, as this treatment is a new technology in the world of anti-aging procedures, it’s important to be treated by a board-certified medical professional, such as Dr. Green. Certain medical spas may offer the treatment, but unfortunately without proper training and medical knowledge, the treatment can end up being significantly less effective, or even cause scarring or damage to the skin. Dr. Green is an expert in anti-aging skin treatments, and the safety and satisfaction of her patients is her top priority.

Is Plasma Pen FDA approved?

The Plasma Pen by Louise Walsh International, as well as the Plamere Plasma Pen, are both FDA approved to treat signs of aging along the surface of the skin. They offer an excellent method of skin-tightening, skin-lifting, and skin tone-evening rejuvenation almost everywhere on the body.

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Does Plasma Pen leave scars?

The Plasma Pen is an excellent skin rejuvenation technique for Fitzpatrick skin types I, II and III, or fairer skin types. Unfortunately, for those with Fitzpatrick skin types IV, V and VI, plasma pen treatment is not recommended as a first choice for skin rejuvenation. However, Dr. Green is an expert in a variety of skin resurfacing laser treatments, Thermage for skin tightening, chemical peels, microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), and injectable treatments in order to treat virtually any skin type. Dr. Green also specializes in the removal of skin discoloration, hyperpigmentation, or scarring due to laser treatments which are inappropriate for certain skin types.

Are Plasma Pens painful?

Plasma pen treatment is not considered painful. During treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to prevent any pain, and most patients say the process causes only mild discomfort.

How much is Plasma Pen treatment?

The cost of plasma pen treatment varies depending on the skin condition being treated and the size of the treatment area. In general, treatment costs vary in terms of the treatment area, skill of the treating physician, and number of treatments required.  During your initial consultation, Dr. Green will work with you to determine a treatment plan that best fits both your desired cosmetic result and budget.

If you’re frustrated by the appearance of aging on the skin, plasma pen treatment could be the solution you’ve been waiting for. Contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about Plasma Pen treatments.

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