Benefits of Non-surgical Eyelid Lift vs. Surgical Methods

Reducing surgical complications such as:  [showhide type=”post” more_text=”Show more…” less_text=”Show less…”] Vision loss from retrobulbar hemorrhage Eyelid infection Double vision from problems with eye alignment Noticeable surgical scarring Malpositioned eyelids Undercorrection (not removing enough of the excessive skin) Overcorrection (removing too much skin) Numbness of the eyelids[/showhide]

Side Effects and Risks

There will be tiny brown spots that [showhide type=”post” more_text=”Show more…” less_text=”Show less…”]have the appearance of minor scabbing, those are carbon crusts and in 5-7 days these will flake away leaving new pink skin underneath. Some swelling will happen (especially in the eyelid treatment) but is likely to last only 3-5 days. Following the aftercare instructions is critical and must be followed after this treatment.  It naturally eliminates dead cells living in the dermis layer. With no injectable anesthetic, no cuts, no stitches and very minimal downtime; following all-natural aftercare. The trace of dots does not stay on your skin if you really stay out of the sun and cover the area with SPF 30+ for at least 30 days up to 12 weeks. Some skin may heal more slowly than the others, if you are a smoker, diabetics, your gene, your diet all can affect the result.[/showhide]

General Contraindications

Plasma Pen skin resurfacing is generally suitable for most people, [showhide type=”post” more_text=”Show more…” less_text=”Show less…”]as it is particularly effective at treating notoriously difficult-to-treat areas, namely around the eyes (periorbital) and around the mouth (perioral). It is also suitable for most skin types and textures, although there are some contraindications, which are listed below: If you have darker skin (Fitzpat­rick scale skin type 6) If your skin is prone to scarring/keloid scarring If you have any of the follow­ing: severe skin conditions, open wounds, severe acne, lupus, psori­asis or vitiligo If you have allergies or sensitivities to any of the products used during the treatment If you have a history of being treated with blood-thinning medications or gold therapy or if you have been taking Accutane in the last year. If you are pregnant, breast-feeding , immune-deficient or have any other auto-immune disorder People that have a pacemaker are NOT candidates for this treatment [/showhide]

How many treatments do I need?

The number of treatments needed may vary [showhide type=”post” more_text=”Show more…” less_text=”Show less…”]on the condition of the area being treated, age of the client, Fitzpatrick skin type, skins laxity, the desired degree of correction and the client’s response to the treatment. Most clients see results instantly and this continues to improve over the new 2-4 weeks. More treatments may be required to get better results although it is uncommon to need more than two treatments. Appointments must be spaced out 8-12 weeks apart.[/showhide]

How long does it last?

Plasma Pro skin tightening is more than a simple tightening treatment. [showhide type=”post” more_text=”Show more…” less_text=”Show less…”]Skin is actually removed so results should last as long as they would with an invasive surgery. The effects of this treatment are not totally permanent as it does not stop any further aging, BUT the positive results should last you years depending on the area treated. The positive effects of treatment will be noticeable immediately, but the best results will be seen after 4 weeks. For some clients an additional treatment may be required after 8 weeks for maximum results. There are lifestyle factors that can prevent the results from lasting as long as they can, such as smoking, alcohol consumption and prolonged sun exposure. Those planning on treatment should also  be aware that race and genetics have an effect on the length of the beneficial effects. The aging process will continue and — as with any cosmetic procedure — your improved appearance due to an eye lift will not last indefinitely. And at some point, in the future, you might want to consider repeating the procedure. However, depending on your health, age, weight stability, diet and other factors, results can last 1-3 years.[/showhide]

What should you do after Phi-Ion Treatment?

You are likely to feel a burning sensation after treatment, [showhide type=”post” more_text=”Show more…” less_text=”Show less…”]but that will usually disappear in the space of a few hours. A soothing cream is applied and provided as aftercare for you to take home and continue to use. Following treatment, it is normal to have some swelling. This can be significant around the eyes and can last for several days and may lead to interference with vision in the initial period. Cold compresses is mandatory for this area to reduce the swelling. If the swelling is more severe, an anti-inflammatory medication and/or anti-histamine may help alleviate the swelling. Crusting will usually develop over the treated area, this will often initially be brown or black on the surface of the skin and flake off over the following days. It is essential to not pick at this crusting as this may lead to infection or scarring. Occasionally the treated area may become a little weepy, this is the natural healing period. It is very important to follow our after care recommendations. Carbon crusts CANNOT be scratched or removed. Drying skin by dabbing with a clean, lint-free cloth is allowed. Sports, swimming and sauna are not […]

What is the recovery time for Plasma sublimation treatment?

As opposed to surgery, some people can return to work the same day, [showhide type=”post” more_text=”Show more…” less_text=”Show less…”]as there is very little downtime, although you will have swelling and possible bruising. Depends on the area of the treatment and different skin type, you may experience a bit of swelling or excessive one which only last for 3 days. You need to apply the ice pack every hour for 10 minutes, it helps a lot with swelling, and make sure you sleep a bit elevated at night to avoid excess swelling in the morning.[/showhide]

What happens during Plasma sublimation treatment?

Following a consultation where you can discuss your expectations for treatment [showhide type=”post” more_text=”Show more…” less_text=”Show less…”]and whether plasma sublimation is the right treatment for you, the practitioner will take some photographs for later before and after comparison, and you will sign a consent form. Then, the treatment area will be cleaned. A topical anaesthetic cream will be applied and left to take effect for up to 30 minutes. When the plasma electrode tip touches the skin, the devices will cut out straight away, to stop any injury. However, you are likely to feel heat and discomfort in the treatment area, but treatment will only last between 10 – 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being targeted.[/showhide]