Plasma Skin Regeneration
It’s not just changing your sheets but changing your entire mattress.
Plasma skin regeneration (PSR) is a novel method of resurfacing that uses plasma energy to create a thermal effect on the skin. Nitrogen plasma is a gas-like state of matter that releases its energy in the form of heat which can then be channeled into the target tissue. PSR is different from lasers and light sources in that it does not vaporize tissue but leaves a layer of intact epidermis which acts as a natural biologic dressing and promotes wound healing and rapid recovery. The new collagen fibers are regenerated in a perpendicular fashion to the skin which creates more density and fullness of the skin. PSR actually helps restore your dermal health. Studies have confirmed continued collagen production, improvement of elasticity, and progressive skin rejuvenation beyond one year after treatment!
Benefits of PSR:
- Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
- Tightens and contracts the skin and eyelids
- Improves elasticity and texture
- Reduces pigmentation
- Minimizes pores
- Removes aging spots
- Improves scarring
- Improves sun damage
- Removes precancerous lesions
- Improves stretch marks
- Improves crepiness
- Increases collagen and elastin which increases density and fullness
- Safe to use on the neck, chest, hands, and body
- Significantly fewer potential side effects than ablative resurfacing lasers
- Skin looks glowing and more youthful!
There are three different levels of PSR treatment intensity. The lighter the treatment, the quicker the healing time. The strongest treatment will only require one session. The medium treatment may require 2-3 sessions. The lightest treatment may require 3-4 sessions. Peeling of the skin usually happens in 3-7 days. Studies have shown that a few lower level treatments can equal one aggressive treatment. Treatment on the neck and body typically takes longer to heal, from 7-14 days.
Topical numbing cream will be applied one hour prior to treatment. A hydrating mask will also be applied for 20 minutes prior to treatment. Pre and post-op antibiotics and antiviral medication may be given. More aggressive treatments may require oral pain medication and nerve blocks. ProNox (laughing gas) may also be used for less aggressive treatments.
Afterwards, Vaseline will be applied. At home, you may cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser starting the next day and apply Vaseline. For itching, a vinegar and water spray is recommended. Skin will be red and swollen initially. As the treated skin heals, the surface of the skin will dry up and turn brown and then start to peel or flake off. Do not pick at your skin! It is important to be extremely gentle with the treated skin so as not to cause it to shear off before the skin underneath has healed. If premature skin removal happens, it increases the risk of infection, scarring, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Makeup may be applied once the skin has completely healed. Your skin should look glowing and fresh as soon as it has peeled. Results will continue to improve over the next year!