Portrait Plasma uses nitrogen plasma, a modern energy source that gives birth to new skin. This treatment is proven to generate healthy skin at the fundamental levels for as long as a year and a half after treatment. Plasma has the unique power to smooth away wrinkles, eliminate brown spots, brighten, tighten and tone your skin all at the same time. Plasma treatment replaces old damaged collagen with significant amounts of new collagen and replaces damaged elastin tissue which is the key to quality long lasting improvement.
Plasma can be delivered in two different energy levels. Low Energy Plasma is a great alternative for patients who want to be a little less aggressive. High Energy Plasma is used for the patients who only want to have one recovery period.
Plasma Low Energy
Number of Peels
Face, Neck, Chest
Minimal usually 1 day of flaking
Slight sensation of heat during the procedure. Apply topical anesthetic.
Plasma High Energy
Number of Peels
Slight sensation of heat during the procedure. Apply topical anesthetic. Face will appear red and slightly swollen, after a few days peeling will start.
A good candidate for plasma would be someone with sun damaged skin who wants to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin texture and tighten lax skin. Someone who is seeking a cleaner and clearer complexion that minimizes enlarged pores and individuals seeking to repair the appearance of age spots are also good candidates for this procedure. Because the Plasma treatment does not go as deep as the Traditional CO2 laser, it is a great alternative for patients who are just beginning to address their concerns with a little more invasive treatment. Microneedling and Infini are also very effective, minimally invasive treatments for skin resurfacing.
How can skin care products help me?
Skin care products, ones that are either dispensed in a physician’s office or sold by prescription, break down the sticky glue between the dead skin cells of the epidermis, causing them to exfoliate. There are literally hundreds of skin care products available on the market—Retin A, Tretinoin, glycolic acid, just to name a few. There are two things you should remember about all these products. One, they all do the same thing, and two, they are all equally effective. It ultimately comes down to your physician’s clinical experience in dealing with your particular skin type and your satisfaction with the product price, look, and feel. It may come down to trial and error when trying to find the correct fit. Skin care products are at the lowest rung of the ladder of skin rejuvenation. Results will be subtle and generally take 3–4 months to materialize. These products will typically improve the appearance of your skin from point A to point B, but most of us expect to see significant improvements. We want to be up at point D, E and F, and we want it yesterday. Skin care products alone won’t get you there, but they are an important first step in the rejuvenation process. Individuals looking for better and faster results need to move up the ladder and consider in-office resurfacing.
The Columbus Facial Plastics Difference:
Board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Nogan actively participates in all treatment plans. With so many options available today, it is important to trust your face to a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Nogan and his team work together to develop individual treatment plans that will address your concerns and meet your expectations. We use Visia to measure treatment results because skin care should not be subjective. At Columbus Facial Plastics, we offer an array of skin care treatments that are tried and true. This promotes confidence that you are receiving the right treatment and products to achieve your best skin.
Schedule Your Consultation
Interested in learning more about your options for a renewed complexion? Contact us today at 614-350-3818 at Columbus Facial Plastics to schedule your consultation to learn more about Plasma Resurfacing. Dr. Stephen Nogan and his professional staff proudly serve you from Columbus, Ohio. We offer a range of procedures to help you achieve the beautiful skin you desire.