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According to research, cosmetic eyelift surgery (blepharoplasty) is rejected by over 86% of those who visit a plastic surgeon because it is very expensive and includes an element of risk. For those of you who are looking for a safe and non-invasive means of skin tightening and getting rid of the excess skin that comes with aging, plasma pen treatment comes highly recommended.

In this article, we are going to look at plasma pen treatments as a superior alternative to cosmetic surgery. We will take you through how the plasma pen works, what the treatment itself is like, and what other skin conditions it can be used to treat. Read on if you’d like to learn more about plasma pen treatment in greater depth.


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Plasmage Plasma Pen

Plasmage is a medically approved device for the removal of excessive skin around the eye area and on other small areas of the face and body.

Non-ablative, quick, convenient and less aggressive than other plasma-based devices, Plasmage is the only medically approved, non invasive alternative to blepharoplasty surgery, ensuring a high level of safety and precision.


Close up of a woman's eye: the before and after of plasma pen treatments


Plasma Pen – Non-surgical Eyelift

Using plasma energy, this innovative non-surgical eyelift treatment (non surgical blepharoplasty) is a viable alternative to traditional surgical blepharoplasty and produces a dramatic reconstructive effect with minimal skin recovery time.

Because treatments can be customised to the needs of individual patients and lower energy powers are an option, Plasmage can safely treat patients from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds.

From the upper eyelid to the dermal layer of the skin, this non-invasive method is a highly effective and safe means of skin tightening and restoring the natural and youthful look in your skin.


How Does Plasma Pen Work?

So, how does a plasma pen work? The Plasmage device reduces excessive skin tissue by producing a localised and precise retraction of the target area.

Plasmage safely treats the delicate areas of the face and body by sublimating (evaporating) tissue without ablation or side effects to the skin (e.g., minor thermal damage thus encouraging collagen production). This is done by converting electrical energy into gaseous diatomic molecular nitrogen, transmitting the energy in a no-contact method to the skin’s surface and underlayers.

It’s a micro-trauma called fibroblasting and it is a non surgical procedure – good news for those of you who want the benefits of looking younger, without having to go under the knife.


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Plasma Pen Treatment

During an initial consultation we will determine what you are trying to achieve with plasma pen treatment and get to know you and your unique skin type. If you have any skin problems that we will need to discuss, we will do that during this consultation before proceeding onto the treatment itself.

We cleanse your skin and apply a topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) to numb the treatment area and improve comfort throughout the procedure. If you are nervous about the prospect of seeking out this kind of skin restoration procedure, rest assured that you will be in the safest of hands.

Once treatment is completed, you will experience some redness and swelling around the target area, which typically doesn’t last long. Carbon crusting of the target skin will develop; these crusts are crucial to the healing process, as they protect the new skin tissue forming underneath.

Post treatment, the healing phase will usually resolve within 3-10 days, depending upon the intensity of the treatment and the condition of your skin.


What Else Can Plasma Pens Treat?

While the plasma pen can certainly help fend off the signs of aging, what other skin conditions can they be used to treat? Let’s take a closer look…

Skin tags removal

If you have skin tags that you are desperate to get rid of, this treatment type provides the perfect solution. The plasma device can easily remove any skin tags that you have with minimal downtime involved.

Skin tightening

If you are battling with lines and wrinkles and you want your skin tightening, plasma pen treatment is perfect. The treated area will show immediate tightening without any need for surgery of invasive methodology.

What areas can plasma pen treatment work on?

A plasma pen can be used to treat the following areas:

  • Accordion lines: these are the lines that form outside of the mouth when you smile.
  • Acne scars: you will notice a significant improvement in the appearance of any post-acne marks and scars on your body.
  • Crow’s feet around eyes: if you feel self-conscious about having crows feet around your eyes, this is the treatment for you.
  • Forehead lines: forehead lines can be a source of much anxiety for many people and this will help you achieve the desired results you are after.
  • Jowl / jawline tightening: Most clients feel conscious of the jawline with age and plasma pens can help to tighten the skin and provide a more youthful appearance.
  • Marionette lines: Marionette lines are the creases or folds that run vertically from the corners of your mouth down to the chin. By producing new collagen under the skin, plasma pens can help to reduce their prominence.
  • Nasal labial folds / smile lines: The nasal labial golds, aka smile lines, are the folds that run from the sides of your nose, right down to the edge of your mouth. Targeting this treatment area can help reduce wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance.
  • Necklines, turkey neck: Many clients find ‘turkey neck’ to be one of the most uncomfortable changes in their appearance as they age. Fortunately, a neck lift is entirely possible without having to undergo any invasive procedures. In fact, a simple neck lift using a plasma pen is quick, easy, and highly-effective.
  • Smoker’s lines:  Whether you still smoke or have since given up, those vertical wrinkles also known as ‘lipstick lines’ around the mouth, they can make you feel rather self-conscious. Fortunately, a plasma pen can be used to tackle these as well.
  • Small formations of freckles: Sunspots and freckles can also be treated using the plasma pen.
  • Stretchmarks: After childbirth or losing a significant amount of weight, stretch marks can make you feel very uncomfortable. A plasma pen can be used to treat them and reduce their prominence.
  • Upper and lower eyelids: Bags and hoods on the eyes can make you look tired and feel uncomfortable with your appearance. Plasma pen is a non-invasive means of treating saggy skin on the upper eyelids and bags.
  • Wrinkles: Plasma pens can zap wrinkles on the face, helping to restore your youthful look.

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How Many Treatments Shall I Need?

Under the age of 30, you will most like need only one. As you near 40, you’ll develop more laxity and lines, which may require two treatments, however this is not always the case – especially if you have looked after your skin with good quality treatments and skincare.

For severely degraded skin, you may need several treatments. However, a Plasmage Eyelift is much cheaper than surgery and very effective, especially when combined with wrinkle relaxers post treatment.

With a free consultation we can identify how much treatment you are likely going to need. Different skin types will require varying volumes of treatment, but our expert technicians will be able to advise you accordingly.

Whether you need several treatments or not should not be a cause for concern as the procedure is painless, effective, and readily affordable.


So, let’s recap:

  • The plasma pen provides a non-invasive skin regeneration procedure that boosts collagen production and helps with skin restoration.
  • The plasma pen safely treats the delicate areas of the face and body by sublimating (evaporating) tissue without ablation or side effects to the skin.
  • There is little to no discomfort involved in the procedure.
  • A plasma pen can be used to treat a wide variety of skin types and conditions, including acne scars, crows feet, sagging skin, loose upper eyelids, stretch marks, and much more.

Would you like to know more about how a plasma pen can be used to help restore your skin’s youthful appearance? If so, contact us today for a free consultation and we can talk you through all of the details regarding the procedure and alleviate any concerns that you may have.

More information: https://labskinclinic.com.au/plasma-pen-treatments/

Co-authored by Dr Mary & Lesley Morgan-Wesson

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