Plasma Pen Wrinkle Correction

Plasma Pen offers powerful, targeted correction of stubborn wrinkles as well as tightening of lax, crepey skin around the Eyes, Mouth and Neckline

The Plasma IQ pen is the first and only Plasma pen device that is FDA approved and cleared by Health Canada for aesthetic use.  This plasma pen is extremely precise, delivering focussed plasma energy to safely and effectively target stubborn wrinkles and lax, crepey skin that traditionally have been difficult to treat.  It offers a consistent solution for treatment of the delicate skin around the eyes, mouth and neckline.

How the Plasma Pen Works?

When the tip of the Plasma Pen is brought close to the skin being treated, it ionizes gas particles in the air to create a tiny and focussed plasma arc that makes contact with the targeted skin.  This creates a micro-thermal injury at the point of contact with minimal collateral spread to surrounding tissues.  These pinpoint zones of thermal injury cause immediate skin tightening and retraction in the areas targeted.  Fibroblast cells deep in the dermis respond to the micro-injury by multiplying in number and increasing their collagen and elastin production for at least 2 months after the treatment session.

Clinically, we can see this bimodal response to Plasma Pen treatment.  Initially, you see tiny brown crusts or ‘Henna tattoo dots’ and some immediate associated skin tightening and lifting benefits.  These tiny crusts resolve and fall away within 5 to 7 days and may appear pink for a short time interval.  Then progressive tightening and smoothing of skin continues to occur for another 1 to 2 months as collagen is laid down.  It’s the treatment that keeps giving!

Ideal Treatment Areas

Upper and lower eyelids, tear troughs:  Plasma Pen treatments rival surgical eyelid procedures but without their cost, invasiveness or downtime.  It is wonderful for lightening, brightening and tightening the delicate skin around the eyes.

  • Extensive crows feet wrinkles
  • Brow lift and correction of forehead wrinkles
  • Cheek wrinkles
  • Mouth: Smokers lines or bar code lines around the lips
  • Neckline: reduce orthostatic lines and tighten lax crepey neckline skin

Treatment Process

All makeup is removed from the treatment area and then prepped with surgical antiseptic solution.

  • Topical anesthetic and / or an injectable anesthetic are used to numb the treatment area before your Plasma Pet session begins.
  • Treatment times vary depending on the extent of the work to be done but the average treatment session lasts 20-30 minutes.
  • Post procedure we apply a soothing skin Booster Serum full of anti-oxidants, hyaluronic acid and peptides to the treatment areas to accelerate healing.
  • You will go home with post care instructions and skin products to be applied for the first week.

Immediately after your Treatment

The procedure

The procedure

Immediately post treatment

Most patients experience slight redness, swelling and mild / moderate burning sensation at their treatment sites. This resolves within a few days and is easily treated with ice packs or OTC NSAIDs or Tylenol.

Post Treatment week 1

As early as the first week, you will see the initial tightening benefits of your procedure. The Henna Tattoo spots resolve over 5 to 7 days post-treatment.

Post care products/ instructions will help sooth the skin and expedite resolution of swelling and the presence of micro-crusts.

Photos

Post Care Nuggets

  • As a rule of thumb, the more extensive your treatment, the longer will be your down-time, but the fewer subsequent treatments you will require. Many eye treatments, for example, can stand alone with longstanding benefits and will only need to be topped up every few years. 
  • With lighter treatments we usually recommend doing them in series of 2 to 3 sessions and your downtime will be less.
  • When a series of plasma pen procedures is recommended we will offer package pricing for you. This is determined at the time of consultation with Dr vanVliet.
  • Plasma pen treatments are stackable and can be combined wit other treatment modalities such  HydraFacial MD,  Silhouette Instalift or Injectables.

Plasma Pen Before and After Photos

Acne Scarring

Peri-oral wrinkles

Lax, crepey eyelid skin: upper and lower eyelids

Hooded, lax upper eyelids

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COVID-19 Procedures

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Spring Skin COVID Protocol:

 

Welcome to Spring Skin. As COVID restrictions lift, know that we will continue to work diligently behind the scenes, implementing our safety protocols to safe guard you as well as our team and our community.

We continue to work closely with local as well as governing medical authorities so that we can continue to offer our personalized services in the safest way possible. We are following the guidance of the BC Ministry of Health closely.

Along with our usual universal precautions practices, we will continue to implement the following safety precautions:

  • All appointments will continue to be by appointment only so we can honour social distancing in our clinic. Please ensure you are on time in order to help with patient flow and social distancing.
  • For all medical appointments, including your visit at Spring Skin you will be required to wear a protective mask. If you don’t have one we will provide one for you.
  • Medical grade hand sanitizer is available at the front desk and we will ask that you sanitize your hands upon entry into the clinic.
  • We ask you to limit your visit with us to just yourself or one care-giver if required
  • We would ask you to limit the amount of personal items you bring in to the clinic and to refrain from bringing in food or drink containers
  • All of our staff are double vaccinated against COVID and they are trained and equipped with their PPE to ensure every one’s safety.
    • We wash our hands between each individual patient and each procedure.
    • All clinic surfaces, and equipment are disinfected before and after every patient visit

If you are scheduled for an appointment with us please call if you have:

  • Any cold or flu-like symptoms, specifically fever, cough or shortness of breath?
  • Have had contact with anyone who has these symptoms or who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or the flu?
  • Recently travelled internationally without being doubly vaccinated?

If yes to any of the above questions we ask you to defer your appointment with us at least 14 days.  We appreciate your cooperation and will be happy to assist you with any rescheduling required.

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have questions please contact us by phone: 250-931-3110 or Email us: info@springskin.ca

Sincerely,
Dr Deborah vanVliet

At Spring Skin we offer a wide array of surgical and aesthetic rejuvenation procedures

The Spring Skin Express menu

Our MedSpa services are based in science and are bio-stimulatory, yet exact no downtime.  Below is a list of our regenerative medical grade services that require no prior consultation and can be booked directly online.

Aesthetic Consultation

Many of the Surgical, Light and Laser based treatments, as well as Injectable procedures offered at Spring Skin are more nuanced and require prior consultation with Dr vanVliet. 

If you are considering getting rejuvenation treatments but have questions about which service would be best – you may wish to schedule a personalized, Aesthetic consult with Dr vanVliet.   We are very patient centric and will work closely with you to help educate and guide you every step of the way.