At JEM Medspa we are proud to offer our patients the SAFEST & MOST EFFECTIVE nitrogen plasma device in the world today, the Plasma Pen by Louise Walsh International (LWI)
First, a Word About Collagen & Elastin….
Collagen and elastin are proteins essential to the structure of the skin. Collagen provides firmness to the skin while elastin gives skin the ability to stretch and snap back, also known as elasticity. In youth, skin is thick and full of collagen and elastin. As skin ages, it becomes thinner, producing less of these proteins. The limited collagen and elastin that remain in adulthood are susceptible to damage from outside elements, such as sun exposure and pollution.
How Does the Plasma Pen Device Work?
The Plasma Pen is a safe, effective & powerful tool that emits a small electrical arc from the tip of the pen to transform neutral atmospheric gas, such as nitrogen, into an ionized cloud of gas. Without touching the skin, this plasma arc targets the tissue to immediately tighten and smooth the surrounding skin.
As the energy travels through the superficial layer of the skin (epidermis) and into the deeper layer (dermis), “micro-traumas” occur, which results in immediate tightening of the skin. The heat energy delivered by Plasma Pen penetrates through the outer layer, stimulating a wound healing response deep within the fibroblast cells, which are the cells responsible for producing collagen. As the skin heals after treatment, new blood vessels form, growth factors are released and white blood cells are activated, all of which encourage tissue regeneration and repair. The skin thickens as collagen and elastin are produced.
When the current is turned off or the pen is out of the proper range for delivery, the plasma arc is no longer present. These controllable safety features set Plasma Pen apart from other energy devices used to improve the quality of the skin.
What Does it Treat?
- Lines (deep & superficial) around eyes, cheek, mouth & neck
- Loose and/or crepey skin on face or body (knees, elbows)
- Skin tags
Expected Outcomes Following Treatment with Plasma Pen:
- Tightening, lifting and rejuvenation of the skin
- A decrease or elimination of superficial and medium-depth wrinkles
- Noticeable improvement of deeper wrinkles
Benefits of Plasma Pen over other Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
- Plasma Pen specifically targets layers of the skin, leaving surrounding tissues undamaged.
- Less risk of infection since there are no open wounds during the healing process
- No damage to the cells of the skin responsible for pigment and can actually lead to improved pigment post-treatment.
Comfort & Recovery Time
Comfort: Depending on which area is treated, patients describe their experience as anywhere between painless to mild/moderate discomfort.
Recovery Time: Following treatment, patients are able to return to regular daily activities with the exception of intense exercise. The skin will feel tight and dry as tiny crusts form in the treated areas. The initial healing process takes 5 to 7 days, during which time the skin will naturally flake as it heals. Patients are provided a gel to apply several times each day to soothe the skin and aid in healing. Swelling and inflammation is minor in this early recovery period, and patients must be vigilant about protecting their skin from the sun.
In the 3 months following treatment, the skin undergoes extensive dermal remodeling as new collagen and elastin are produced, new blood vessels form and growth factors are released.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The results from this procedure are semi-permanent, so usually a single treatment is often enough to achieve the results you desire. However, most individuals will repeat the treatment in 3-5 years, as we continue to genetically age.
What is the Cost?
- Peri-Oral: $1,500
- Skin Tag: $250
- Glabella: $1,200
- Crow’s Feet: $1,500
- Upper Blepharoplasty: $1,500
- Lower Blepharoplasty: $1,500
- Complete Blepharoplasty (upper & lower): $2,000
- Accordion Lines (Cheeks): $1,800
- Neck: $2,500