Helping patients achieve balance and aesthetic harmony
Welcome to the Elegant Image MediSpa. As a premier cosmetic and aesthetic centre we provide the most up-to-date procedures and treatments to correct, enhance and revitalise the appearance of people living in and around the ACT.. All medical procedures are carried out under the direction of our doctors by our team of aesthetic professionals, They combine their exceptional skills, extensive experience and latest technologies to deliver the most natural and beautiful results possible.
Plasma Pen (Fibroblast) Therapy
Elegant Image has standardised on the ProLift Fibroblast Plasma Pen. This is one of the most advanced, non-invasive, skin lifting, skin tightening and rejuvenation device used to treat wrinkles, and sagging, dull skin. The Fibroblast Pen is listed on the ARTG and is FDA approved,
What is Plasma Pen Therapy
When we say Plasma Pen we refer to Plasma Fibroblast Therapies, these are low-risk, minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments that eliminates excessive or sagging skin (skin tightening), improves skin tone and texture an the pens can be in other skin correction procedures including spot and tattoo removal.
Plasma is one of the states of matter (the others being gas, liquids and solids). During a Plasma Fibroblast treatment, plasma is created by ionizing oxygen and nitrogen in the air to create a very small electrical arc. This arc lifts the skin by vaporizing liquids at the point of contact causing the surrounding area to shrink and tighten. Over the next few days, the skin will naturally expell all epidermal cells damaged by the arcing which stimulates the fibroblasts in your skin to produce new collagen.
Although Plasma Pen Therapy is not surgery, it delivers similar results. It’s a win-win-win (cheaper, safer, less downtime) over plastic surgery.
How does it work?
Plasma Fibroblast Treatment is performed using a plasma pen and under topical anesthetic cream. An electrical arc is discharged from the plasma pen without actually touching the skin. At the multiple places on the treated area where the plasma pen is used, the discharge leaves micro craters in the skin which heal in form of dots (see image on the right). The skin around the dots naturally shrinks to heal the micro craters which causes the skin stretching effect.
After about a week the scabs from the dots will fall off revealing multiple pink dots in their stead which will gradually fade over time (see image below). This is no cause to be concerned, and it is the normal recovery process. Skin peels can be used on the treated area to facilitate the fading of the dots, however they are not required as the dots will disappear completely by themselves within one or two months, exact healing times vary from person to person.
Depending on the original skin condition, more than one treatment of Fibroblast may be needed to achieve the desired result. At the initial consultation the Elegant Image therapist will be able to advise on the optimal number of treatments you will need. Most clients will be satisfied after a single treatment, however, up to 3 consecutive treatments may be performed on the same area to achieve very dramatic results even on an aged skin.
Plasma Fibroblast Stages
Plasma Fibrblast is a less expensive and safer alternative to invasive cosmetic surgeries (such as eye lifts, brow lift or tummy tucks), but it’s just as effective with much less downtime.
It is very effective in treating several skincare issues. You would be a good candidate for this procedure if you are concerned about:
- Baggy lower eyelids
- Excessive upper eyelid skin
- Crows feet
- Thin lips
- Sagging jowl and neck skin
- Scars, including acne scars Stretch marks
- Loose stomach skin
- Deep line and wrinkles around the mouth.
It can also be used to remove skin tags, tattoos and improve the appearance of stretch marks and acne scars.
This treatment should not be used on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Plasma Pen Therapy works best on light-medium skin tones. Very dark skin tones sometimes experience hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) or hypo-pigmentation (light spots) following treatment.
Please note: To mitigate any swelling you may experience, on the day of your appointment, we will recommend taking an antihistamine 30 minutes prior to your treatment. You can also continue to take antihistamines for swelling a few days following your treatment.
Although we will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area, during and after the procedure you may feel some heat, which can be uncomfortable and slightly irritating. Immediately after treatment, the area will be red and mildly swollen with some discoloration (tiny brown marks that look like scabs), however results will be immediately visible. All side effects should subside within 5 -12 days depending on the individual and area treated and the results will also improve over the course of 6 weeks. We will provide you with aftercare instruction to ensure best results. For most people, driving immediately after the treatment is fine. However, if your eye area was treated, it may be best to come with someone that can drive you afterward.
Procedures usually takes 10-40 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
The results are very similar to cosmetic surgery and should be just as long-lasting. However, like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of are not 100% permanent. The number of treatments required will vary according to the area being treated, the desired results and the individual’s response to the treatment. Most people only need one treatment, but some may benefit from an additional treatment after 6-8 weeks for maximum results. It is very uncommon to need more than two treatments.
Reasons you may not be suitable for the treatment are due to the following. In which case, we would ask for a specialist’s letter stating that they are happy for you to proceed with the treatment, where applicable: Metal plates or pins Severe circulatory deficiencies inc. ischemic tissue, thrombosis, severe uncontrolled blood pressure Severe Cardiovascular conditions Pacemaker Pregnancy Current or recent hemorrhage Malignancy and chemotherapy in the past 3 years.