Dr. Margaret Latham
How Can PlasmaMD Skin Tightening Work for You?
Updated: Jan 25
Smooth, firm, healthy skin is something we all strive for, but aging, sun exposure, scars, and weight fluctuations can all lead to skin that looks and feels loose and saggy. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of loose skin but you’re not ready to undergo invasive surgical lifts, PlasmaMD treatment from the experts at Blue Lotus Aesthetics may be a better solution to meet your needs.
The state-of-the-art PlasmaMD tool can be used on just about any part of the body, including treating:
The sensitive areas around the eyes (lower and upper eyelids, crow’s feet, etc.)
Nasolabial folds or saggy skin around the nose
Marionette lines and other lines around the mouth
Excess or sagging skin on the face, neck, jowls, decolletage, or other parts of the body
Stretchmarks after pregnancy or weight fluctuation
Spider veins on any part of the body
PlasmaMD is a versatile skin tightening treatment that effectively improves the appearance of loose skin for men and women of many types. While PlasmaMD is most commonly used to address skin laxity, it can also be used to address fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, irregularities in skin texture, scars (including acne scars and stretch marks), age spots, freckles, skin tags, and more.
PlasmaMD is a cosmetic skin treatment device that uses plasma energy to reduce the appearance of imperfections on the surface of the skin as well as tightening and generally rejuvenating the skin’s health and appearance. It is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared, minimally-invasive treatment that can safely target all areas of the body, even the very sensitive skin around the eyes, while still producing dramatic, long-lasting changes. After your skin heals following the initial procedure, you’ll see immediate improvement, but one of the most impressive things about PlasmaMD treatment is that it promotes the natural production of collagen and elastin, which leads to long-term improvement in the appearance and firmness of the skin. The skin tightening results of PlasmaMD have been compared to surgical skin rejuvenation treatments like eye lifts, neck lifts, and facelifts, but the procedure is significantly more comfortable with less downtime.
The PlasmaMD treatment itself is very similar to other cosmetic skin treatment options like laser skin resurfacing, deeper laser treatments, and chemical peels because it uses plasma energy to remove the outer layers of skin. In addition to removing the outer layers of skin, PlasmaMD treatment stimulates the fibroblasts, skin cells that produce collagen and elastin, leading to both short and long-term skin rejuvenation.
During PlasmaMD treatment, the innovative handheld device emits plasma energy that reacts with the nitrogen in the air, creating bursts of energy between the surface of the skin and the PlasmaMD device. The skin specialist will precisely pinpoint areas with sagging, discolored, scarred, or otherwise flawed skin and move the plasma energy tool across the desired area, making microscopic injuries to the surface of the skin. The entire treatment process from the application of the numbing agent through the PlasmaMD procedure usually takes about an hour, depending on the size and location of the treatment area.
Every client will respond differently to PlasmaMD treatment, but most people will need between five and ten days to fully heal after their procedure. Your skin specialist will give you a customized aftercare plan to minimize any discomfort and help you heal as quickly as possible, so make sure to follow their instructions to avoid unnecessary side effects. The most common side effect is scabbing. These scabs form in the treatment area and flake away as the skin heals. It’s important to avoid wearing makeup, exposing treated skin to the sun, and follow the skincare routine set out by your skin specialist throughout this healing process.