skincare

What does Plasma Do?

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I'm sure you have seen videos on social media where skin seems to be burnt with a probe leaving lots of dots with boasts about "fibroblast therapy" or even "plasma treatments."  Unfortunately these machines are very unlikely to be true plasma machines because there is no trademark on the use of the word "plasma" so they are often radio frequency, or use radio frequency to operate. Like Louis Vuitton, there are lots of fakes out there.

Plasma therapy was introduced 12 years ago by Professor Fippi. In physics, it is the 4th meta state (the others being solid, liquid and gas). A true plasma device emits alternating currents that ionise the gas in the air to produce nano plasma - a small electrical arc that when it touches skin can either tighten, bio-stimulate, rejuvenate or remodel skin. A true plasma machine should never have mains current otherwise a device can transfer electricity to a patient. A good test of whether a person has a true plasma machine is if it can be used in the eye, toot canal, on children, for people with a metal plate, heart conditions or on warfarin. These other machines create an arc via an electric current and there are lots of risk factors (such as burnt and scarred skin) as a result of the use of electricity.

So now you have the knowledge to choose a clinician who uses a true plasma machine, how can it benefit you? Each plasma treatment will give a 35-40% retraction in the skin so it has a very wide range of uses. Most popular applications are for area of skin tightening where volumising with dermal fillers is not possible for instance - upper eye lid tightening, lower eye lid tightening, barcode lines on the top lip (peri-oral area), treatment of stretchmarks, skin tag removal, improving pigmentation and acne scarring.

Nano plasma does not burn the skin, it sublimates it by taking a solid and turning it into gas so there should not be severe swelling that lasts weeks or crusting

Prices - The area being considered for treatment will be assessed on the degree of skin laxity minor (1), moderate (2) and severe (3).  If you are skin type Fitzpatrick 4 and above - you will need to have pre-treatment otherwise you are at risk of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.

I often say to my patients that the best machines (the safest and most effective) are invariably expensive and need to be used by a skilled and experienced clinician. So you should expect to pay upwards of £600-£1000 for treatments.

 

PGAGE Revolutionary Deep Peel

I have been getting such great results with the PQAGE peel I had to let you know it is available!

It is a peel that is a combination of TCA (peel with a deep action) stabilised with urea peroxide, in association with gentle exfoliating agents (kojic acid) and antioxidant agents (Q10 enzyme). This combination enables a deep revitalising, lifting and stimulating action of the dermis without the side effects of peeling.

Thanks to the combination of TCA and urea peroxide, the peel does not damage the epidermis and so there is increased permeability of the TCA across the cell membrane because the proteins in the dermis are denatured in a targeted and controlled way. The peel also increases the oxidant effect of hydrogen peroxide which is released from the urea peroxide giving a strong temporary whitening action as well as the direct oxidation of membrane proteins and dermal proteins.

This is great for a TCA peel because it means that it can be performed on delicate and sensitive skin and the peel will remove skin blemishes, aid tissue regeneration, treat pigmentation and firm looser skin.  It is a painless treatment and can be used all year round, at intervals of every week if required.

This peel is ideal for people with:

  • inflamed acne
  • skin discolouration and pigmentation
  • skin that requires revitalisation
  • stretch marks
  • recent scars
  • loose skin on the face, neck and decollete

This peel is only £75 per treatment (30 minutes) and 5 sessions can be purchased for £250.

You really must try it to believe it! I have been thrilled with the feedback I have had from my patients.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling stimulates collagen production in your skin to give you better-looking skin on every level. The skin has a natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs to the skin our body reuses the damaged collagen and elastin fibres as well as other damaged skin components to produce new ones. Skin needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin.

After the procedure the clients skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to moderate sunburn. Skin will feel tighter with mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following treatments and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. After 3 days there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.

Myth: Microneedling hurts.
Fact: For the most part, microneedling may be uncomfortable but it’s not totally unbearable. At Juno Aesthetics microneedling procedures done in a clinic setting and are performed with topical anesthesia depending on the depth of the procedure being performed.

Myth: Microneedling leaves holes in the skin.
Fact: While microneedling does create a controlled injury in the skin to incite collagen production and does it by creating microscopic holes, the holes it creates are so tiny that they can’t be seen by the naked eye. You may notice more of a red or pink flush to the skin, which will dissipate soon afterwards, and potentially some bleeding. No need to worry, it’s totally normal. Plus, makeup can easily cover up anything that you don’t want exposed.

Myth: The treatment can’t be done around the eyes or lips.
Fact: Thanks to advancements in both science and skin care, microneedling can safely be done in these areas as long as the right device is used. Companies like Aesthetic Dermal, which manufacture microneedling tools, have specially designed rollers that can be used on the upper eyelid, close to the eyelashes of the lower lid, the areas on the side of the nose and the upper lip.

Myth: The only benefit you’ll get from microneedling is an anti-aging one.
Fact: The treatment works to create smoother skin but it has been shown to be effective in correcting acne marks, too. The microneedles stimulate collagen production to help with scarring—when retinoids and other collagen stimulating topicals are applied to the skin after a treatment they are able to penetrate better for more improvement.