What is Plasma Pen?
Like most skin rejuvenation treatments, there may be some side-effect post-treatment and recovery from Plasma Pen. It's important you follow these important guidelines carefully if you wish to enjoy optimal results and protect your investment in Plasma Pen treatment. Although for most Plasma Pen treatment is virtually pain-free, your own treatment may be moderately uncomfortable and sensitive depending on where you are being treated – especially eyelid procedures where the skin is at its thinnest – and your own sensitivities and tolerances.
Pre Plasma Fibroblast Treatment Recommendations
⦁ Do not wax , plus, use depilatory creams or undertake electrolysis for 2 weeks prior to treatment, and in between treatments.
⦁ Do not use prescription strength exfoliate creams (Retin-A and Alpha Hydroxy0 for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
⦁ Avoid tanning, including self tanning lotions, tanning beds/booths or sun exposure, for 4 weeks prior to and in between treatments. A-sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater should be used on any area of sun exposed skin, which you plan to treat.
⦁ Skin type 3 and above will need to commence Melanin inhibitors 2 - 4 weeks prior (Lira Pro Lite)
Post Plasma Fibroblast Treatment Recommendations
⦁ Do not get the treatment area wet for 48 hours and do not apply cosmetic or cosmeceutical products on the tx area except the "Stratamed" 1 - 2 times a day.
⦁ Start using the EGF/DNA cream from 48 hours after the procedure. Apply AM and PM and as needed to keep skin hydrated for the next 7-14 days. if you have been recommended Lira Pro Lite, commence this with the EGF/DNA Pro Lite Serum first, then EGF/DNA.
⦁ A mild sunburn-like sensations is anticipated, this is usually resolves within 2-3 hours of treatment but may persist for up to 2 days. Application of cold compress or an ice pack every hour 5 to 10 minutes may be soothing and reduce swelling.
⦁ Completely avoid sun exposure to treated areas for first 48 hours. Apply a sun block with SPF 30 or greater daily to sun-exposed treated areas between treatments and for 4-6 weeks after last treatment.
⦁ Bathe or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive. Avoid use of strongly scented lotions or soaps, prescription strength exfoliate creams, loofah sponges, and aggressive scrubbing to treated areas during healing phrase.
⦁ Allow and blistered or opens areas to heal spontaneously. if healing is delayed, a thin coating of antibiotic ointment my be advised. Do not pick at these areas. Picking may results in infections or scarring. Allow any crusting to heal spontaneously, crusting will resolve in 3 to 14 days. Application of antibiotic ointment is not recommended for crusting.
Until redness and discomfort has completely resolved, avoid all the following.
⦁ Applying cosmetics on treated areas (mineral makeup permitted after from Day 5)
⦁ Swimming, Hot tubs and Jacuzzi
⦁ Activities that cause excessive perspiration
⦁ Avoid sun exposure to treated areas
⦁ Do not pick, scratch or remove scabs as this will cause unwanted side effects
⦁ Increased photosensitive to uv can occur when taking certain medications. During your treatment programme, if you have commenced or changed dosage with the following medications, you must advise you clincian:
1. Antibiotics- doxycycline (acne), minocycline, Tetracyclines, Sulphonamides
2. Antihistamines - Diphenhydramone, Cyproheptadine
4. Herbal preparations - St Johns wort, Gingko Biloba, citrus oils, Herbal HRT therapies
Taking these medications does not exclude you from plasma treatments; however, extra precautions are applicable in these cases.
Healing Process for Plasma Treatments
Day 1: Immediately and shortly after treatment there may be some swelling and fluid retention; especially around the eyes. A DRY COLD COMPRESS is a great way to mitigate this, DRY! DO NO DAMPEN OR WET THE TREATMENT AREA. however, swelling is not a bad thing and this is a natural part of the healing process, so don't try "treat" it with anything other than cold compress and only use that if you feel you really need to. the eye area is the most prone to swelling, so do expect it and allow yourself a full 24 hours to let this suside. Re-apply Stratamed morning and night for first 2 days.
Day 1 - 4: Especially in the eye area, swelling peaks upon waking, first thing in the morning. Over the course of the first 1-3 days, is it normal for the swelling to migrate down into the under eye area. This will subside geneally through day 3 and be mostly normal by day 4.
⦁ The area will feel hot, like a sunburn for about the first 24 hours. This is normal, the sensations should subside 24 - 48 hours.
⦁ Treatment zones will feel tight both immediately post procedure and for the first 2 to 4 days.
⦁ You will likely experience the area feeling slightly itchy from about days 2-5. This is a normal part of the healing process. DO NOT ITCH OR SCRATCH THE DOTS. DO NOTHING TO ABRADE THEM IN ANY WAY. Can use Mediquattro (Purchase from chemist) to ease the itch. Introduce the EGF/DNA cream 48 hours post procedure. If you have been recommended Lira Pro Lite (if you are a darker skin type) apply this BEFORE the EGF/DNA cream.
⦁ No more pain or discomfort should be felt by day 4.
Day 5: Beginning around day 5 the dots will begin to shed naturally on their own, and this will continue possibly up to about day 10. LET THIS HAPPEN NATURALLY, DO NOTHING TO ABRADE THEM IN ANY WAY. use of powder mineral makeup is permitted and encouraged from day 5.
Day 10: By day 10 your carbon dots should be gone and you can resume your body care, physical activity and makeup use as normal.
⦁ IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP AREA PROTECTED FROM SUN EXPOSURE, so that means avoiding direct exposure, covering the area or sunblock for at least the 8 weeks.
Week 2 - 4: Treated areas slightly pink and could be slightly tender to the touch.
Weeks 5 - 8: Continual improvement both in sensation, texture, look and feel. By week 8 treated area will have completely blended with the untreated area.
Months 3 -6: Reschedule appointment for next treatment.