Skin that is tight, smooth, and clear is a sought-after emblem of youth and good health that can be especially challenging to achieve and maintain. The natural aging process, exposure to the sun, and other factors can cause skin to grow lax and develop wrinkles, dark spots, and other imperfections. Previously, many signs of facial aging such as loose skin and wrinkles around the eyes were only treatable with invasive surgical procedures or aggressive lasers. Now, however, Dr. Larry Lickstein and his team at Elle Aesthetic Arts in Loudoun County can employ the revolutionary plasma pen to tighten loose skin, improve skin tone, and promote the production of collagen to reveal fresh, even, rejuvenated skin in a minimally invasive treatment.
Why Choose Elle Aesthetic Arts for Your Skin Tightening?
As a board-certified plastic surgeon and expert in rejuvenative treatments, Dr. Larry Lickstein maintains a position at the forefront of his profession when it comes to technique and artistry. In addition to his skills, what makes Dr. Lickstein truly sought-after is his dedication to fully customizing each treatment to meet each patient’s specific goals. During consultations, Dr. Lickstein encourages his patients to speak candidly about their aesthetic desires so that he can enhance their unique natural beauty in a meaningful way.
How Does the Plasma Pen Work?
Plasma pen skin tightening is a minimally invasive treatment performed by a highly experienced member of the Elle Aesthetic Arts nursing team. The practitioner holds the plasma pen over skin to be treated, where it emits a micro-electrical charge or “spark” over the area. This interaction creates plasma energy, which causes the skin to contract, or tighten. This also causes a tiny injury to the skin, stimulating collagen production and the release of key proteins, prompting skin rejuvenation at a deeper level.
In addition to tightening the skin, the plasma pen can also be used to treat superficial imperfections in the skin, such as unwanted pigmentation, mild to moderate wrinkles, freckles, and scars.
Benefits of Plasma Pen
The benefits of plasma pen treatment are truly remarkable. This treatment is minimally invasive, which means no incisions or stitches are necessary, and is mild enough that the plasma pen can be used on areas of the face that lasers cannot (such as the eyelids). The skilled practitioners at Elle Aesthetic Arts can use the plasma pen to address a very broad range of cosmetic concerns on all areas of the body, including:
- Crow’s feet
- Fine lines around the lips
- Loose, saggy skin on the neck, face
- Eyebrow ptosis (sagging skin above the eyes)
- Wrinkles on the upper and lower eyelids
- Wrinkles at the nasolabial fold
- Marionette lines
The Plasma Pen Procedure
Treatment with the plasma pen generally takes between 30-45 minutes per session, though larger treatment areas may require more time. Before applying the plasma pen, your practitioner will ensure your comfort by applying a topical anesthetic cream.
Once your skin is numbed, you should feel no pain during plasma pen treatment, though you might experience a feeling of warmth moderate tingling sensations, especially as more delicate areas are treated.
Recovery After Plasma Pen
Following plasma pen treatment, you can expect to to see tiny dark spots on the treated skin. Redness and swelling may also be present, and this should resolve within 5-7 days of your treatment. You may also experience mild discomfort; this can be minimized with an over-the-counter pain medication.
As the treated skin heals, you can expect tiny scabs to form. It is very important that you do not rub or pick at these scabs, as that may increase the risk of scarring. Keep the treated area clean and dry for the first few days, and only apply proprietary skin care products that have been provided by Dr. Lickstein. The scabs will naturally fall away within a week or so, and in the following weeks you will begin to notice tighter, more youthful skin as healing continues.
Plasma Pen Results
Many of Dr. Lickstein’s patients notice tighter, more toned skin immediately after treatment with the plasma pen. This will continue to improve in the coming months, as the treated skin heals and begins to produce new collagen. For improved results, some patients may opt to undergo a series of treatments.
Contact Elle Aesthetic Arts
Using the revolutionary plasma pen, Dr. Lickstein and his team are able to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, some of which previously responded to surgical treatment. If you are interested in learning more about how you can tighten, smooth, and rejuvenate your skin, please contact us to schedule your personal consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Plasma Pen
Is plasma pen treatment painful?
The skilled practitioner applies a surgical-grade topical anesthetic prior to beginning plasma pen treatment, so you should not experience any pain. Some patients do report a feeling of warmth, and you might experience a tingling sensation when more delicate areas, such as the skin around the eyes, are treated.
How long do plasma pen results last?
Many of the results Dr. Lickstein’s patients enjoy after plasma pen treatment are long-lasting. Some results do begin to fade due to time, exposure, and the natural aging process, so patients may opt for a touch-up treatment after a few years.