Plasma Pen - FAQs
Q: How long will it be before I have my full results?
A: You will see instant change, however we don’t like to refer to these as results, as they are short lived once inflammation kicks in.
Over the next coming 6 weeks, you will see a drastic improvement, and by 12 weeks, you will be at what we call "the end" of the tightening process. Even though internally, your body may still be active improving your collagen structure, which will help your results continue to improve. For best results with a multiple treatment plan, we recommend having your second treatment no earlier than 8 weeks, and no later than 4 months after your first treatment.
Q: Do I need time off work?
A: This will depend on your role and the treatment that you have. If you have a mummy tummy tighten, you will be fine to return to work the same day or the day after, however the same cannot be said for facial treatments.
We know that some other clinics say that there is no down time, but that’s a lie! Just use Google Search for images, and it will show you how much of a lie this is. I don’t understand why anyone would say this, as you, the client, need to be prepared with realistic expectations, and deserve the truth.
While the treatment is non surgical, you will still have inflammation after the treatment. For some, this is minimal and does not phase them, but for others this may make them feel self conscious and like a tomato for a good few hours after the procedure, and some may stay red for even longer.
Eye treatments swell noticeably more than other areas, and we guarantee that you want a day to relax at home with this. I personally have had treatments in the past, and have been told the whole “it's so easy, you can go back to work!” It only made me feel lied to and scammed. I ended up needing 4 days off work with one “return to work same day treatment”, and I never want one of my clients to experience this frustration.
When we assess your skin type, your medical history and discuss lifestyle, I will always give an honest, realistic timeline for each individual. So don’t let the down time freak you out, but keep in mind that it is a visible treatment when on the face, and if you are not comfortable with people seeing you with a skin treatment, then you will need time to rest. The worst of it is the first 1-2 days, and by day three, everything is improving drastically. The intensity and location will determine recommended relax time. It's safe to say that doing it with no plans the next day is best though, and if you have a 2 day weekend; even better. We offer evening bookings on Thursdays and Fridays, and on request some other weekdays too. We don’t want to put you in a pickle, or have you feeling self conscious.
Q: Will I have scabs?
A: Unfortunately, this is a possibility, and you cannot soak or pick them off! Everyone will experience a level of dryness and most will notice a small amount of scabs like miniature dots, but if you don't let the skin dry out, this may not happen. This will not last long, we promise! Normally, by 1 week, the skin has completed the first stage of healing and dryness will be settling. Great news though, this is why we offer a free Dermaplaning and hydration treatment with all tightening treatments! We want to get you looking fabulous in the fastest way possible and living your best life. We have you covered.
Q: What will my skin look like after the first stage of healing?
A: It is very important to understand that this is a tightening process, and essentially a resurfacing treatment, which means that your skin will be sensitive and have a pinkness to it until inflammation settles properly. There is no way to skip this part of healing. The pinkness is an indication of heightened blood circulation. So, think of it like; "while there is pink, there is activity and results are only going to get better."
Q: Can I wear makeup?
A: So here is a catch, the makeup industry doesn’t always have skin health in mind when developing products, which is why it is highly important to make sure what you are using is safe, and not going to create premature ageing long term, or damage healing. As a practitioner that specializes in reparative treatments, and as a female in my 30’s, I am always on the lookout for better and safer makeup options. This is why when it comes to make up, I currently love to recommend Youngblood Mineral Makeup.
We have no connection to the brand, but I personally use it and love it.
It is one of the best make up ranges that I’ve come across for mature / ageing skin, with the added bonuses of safety in application. Should you apply makeup while any spots are on the skin, you will find the skin will look worse than if you hadn’t have. It is best to give it at least 5 days before the application of Youngblood Mineral Makeup. Should you want assistance with their products at your consultation, we can recommend which products will be best for you and your skin type.
You cannot, under any circumstance, use non 100% mineral make up prior to 2 weeks. Should you do this, you will interfere with healing and possibly create chemical burn issues from the make up with the sensitivity of the skins' surface post treatment. The use while any skin is broken can result in infection, creating permanent disfigurement. It is not worth it. By upgrading your makeup instead, you can have your cake and eat it too.
Q: Is this treatment age restricted?
A: Yes, this treatment is not suitable for all ages, and in most cases, if you are wanting facial treatments it is not suitable for those under the age of 24. You must have excess tissue for the treatment. It does not work on full volume tissue. At the age of 24, fine lines are starting to turn in to wrinkles. For most, this is not overly noticeable at this point in time, and alternative treatments may be preferable like micro-needling. If you have had a baby however, your mummy tummy can be treated at the age of 18 years and older. Plasma Pen facial treatments are best for those 28 years and older, with best results seen on those over the age of 35.
Q: Can I have a test patch?
A: Yes, you can, and we encourage this to be carried out at your consultation rather than a separate date. It will better prepare you for the treatment and allow us to see how your skin recovers.
Q: Is there anything I need to do before a consultation?
A: You will be required to fill in your consultation form online so that we have this information prior to your consultation. You can access the pre consultation form here.