What to know or do before scheduling your appointment?

Will I feel pain during the procedure?

Normally no, however, some may experience discomfort depending on ones sensitivity. During your consultation we will apply our numbing cream to a small area to make sure there is no reaction. If your a good fit for the numbing cream we will apply it prior to your treatment for less disco

When to avoid UV-Rays prior treatment?

Since the skin will be inflamed and swollen, avoiding the sun or tanning salons is absolutely necessary in the days before and after treatment. A sunblock with a minimum protection of SPF 30 must be used daily for two weeks prior to the Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening. 

What should I stop doing prior to my scheduled appointment?

Skincare actives such as retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), tretinoin or any vitamin A derivatives should be discontinued two weeks prior to the session. Alcohol consumption should be avoided 3 days prior to the appointment and caffeine beverages should be cut off 24 hours before the therapy appointment begins. If  your  at risk for developing cold sores or other side effects you should speak with your healthcare provider about an appropriate medication. 

How soon  after can I go back to normal activities?

We recommend relaxing for the rest of the day after your treatment. The feeling is comparable to a moderate sunburn and may feel irritated for a couple of hours. There will be a swelling increase in the hours immediately after the procedure and may last for up to 3 days. Sensitive areas such as around the eye or upper lip will have pronounced swelling and inflammation. You can expect the carbon crusts or scabs to heal and fall off anywhere from 5 to 12 days after the session. The area will continue to improve in appearance over the following 2 months. 

What to do after your appointment?

DO NOT PICK AT THE SCABBING!!! This can lead to an infection, scarring and hyperpigmentation. Weeping at the treatment site is simply liquid plasma oozing from the scab area and is a natural wound healing response. The oozing will subside on its own and the crusts will flake off after a few days. Natural moisturizers or hyaluronic acid are great choices for keeping the skin hydrated. Hyaluronic acid can attract 1,000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent hydrator. Moisture is the key to proper healing and enhanced outcomes. 

To reduce redness and swelling, ice packs can be applied to the area. A red LED light immediately following treatment will improve healing and decrease swelling. Hydrating masks can be used after 7 days if no harsh ingredients or exfoliants are present in the formulation.

Alcohol-based face wash, facial brushes, scrubs or exfoliating face washes should be discontinued until the scabs have fallen off. Clean the area with water and a gentle pH balanced cleanser twice a day. Harsh cleansers will hinder healing in the area by further irritating delicate skin.

For 12-24 Hours After Treatment

 • Do not wear makeup

 • Do not apply scented lotion

For 24-48 Hours After Treatment

 • No sauna 

 • No tanning beds 

 • No sun exposure 

 • No Botox 

 • No collagen injections

 • No dermal fillers

For 1 Week After Treatment 

 • No pools or hot tubs

 • Do not use anti-aging creams 

 • Do not use AHA’s, glycolic acid or Vitamin A derivatives

 • Do not use alcohol based cleansers, scrubs or other exfoliating face washes

Throughout the Course of Treatment

 • SPF 30 and above to be worn daily

 • Exposure to the sun should be avoided

 • Hyaluronic acid should be used regularly

 • Wash hands for 20 seconds before touching treatment area