PLASMA SKIN TIGHTENING

Also Known as Fibroblast and soft surgery. This revolutionary procedure has been brought to Calgary and preformed by Helen Chok and Maria Wu at PInk Clinic. Plasma Skin Tightening procedure is an alternative to invasive surgical cosmetic procedures, reducing recovery time without complications that can arise before and after surgery.

This procedure utilizes plasma formed ionization of atmospheric gasses to stimulate collagen and elastin, creating an instant tissue retraction and tightening (as opposed to removal) giving results that are comparable to the ones seen with cosmetic surgery.

This treatment is performed by Calgarys top cosmetic specialists using a plasma device applying tiny plasma arc dots on the area to stimulate instant contraction and tightening of the tissues forming little carbon crusts. The arc causes superficial damage to the upper dermal layer of the skin and transmits heat to the lower levels of the skin. This causes the new skin to generate collagen and elastin fiber that can fade as we age. The carbon crusts will flake off anywhere between 4-10 days. As Calgary weather is slightly dryer, it typically crusts between 4-7 days. As results vary per individual and depending on severity of skin laxity some patients may require more than one treatment.

This amazing procedure can be done anywhere on the body, most popular for:

• Hooded Eyelid Lifting
• Under Eye
• Crow’s Feet
• Forehead Lines
• Nasolabial Fold
• Marionette Lines
• Jowls
• Neck Lines
• Stretch marks, scars
• Smoker’s Lines
• Skin Lesions (such as warts, milias, moles (flat or raised), age spots

Advantages Vs Surgery:

• No incision of skin
• No stitches required
• No risk associated with surgery
• Minimal side effects and far less downtime
• No thinning of the skin
• Induces collagen growth
• Significant cost saving
• Natural results
• Immediate results visible, best results seen in 3 weeks!

How Long Does it Last?
The results are permanent, although it does not stop your natural aging process, you should still see lasting results for years as they would with cosmetic surgery. For longer lasting results you should maintain a healthy lifestyle, avoid smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and prolonged sun exposure.

Am I a good candidate?
As with the majority of cosmetic procedures, if you are pregnant or nursing you should avoid this treatment. Although some darker skin types are suitable for the soft surgery procedure, it is not advised for those with very dark skin. This is because there is a higher risk of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots) following treatment, particularly if the carbon crust are disturbed by scratching, scrubbing or picking.
If you have any health concerns, please consult your doctor before proceeding with treatment. Those that are not good candidates will be redirected to see other team members of Dr. Jonathan Lee at the Calgary Institute of Plastic Surgery to explore other options

The Procedure
Arrive 30 minutes prior to appointment time to start the numbing. It is best to arrive with clean skin without any make-up on the treatment area. A numbing cream is applied on the treatment area for 30 minutes. When the treatment area is sufficiently numb the session begins. You may feel some heat in the treatment area, which may be uncomfortable and slightly painful (equivalent to sunburn discomfort). Treatment time is usually between 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Immediately after the treatment, you may experience a burning sensation, but it should only last a few hours, and your practitioner will apply a cooling gel to the treatment area.
Following treatment your practitioner will give you thorough aftercare instructions to ensure that you see the best results.

You will see immediate results after your treatment, but the best results will be seen after three weeks. If you require additional treatments it can be done at 6 week intervals.
We love this video made by Dr. K Bong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzBQfzj4i0Q

For more information on this innovative soft surgical procedure and to find the best in Calgary, please contact Helen at Helen@pinkclinic.ca
Leading Plasma Skin Tightening Specialists
Located in Calgary, Alberta Canada