Plamere Plasma Pen Pro (PPP) is our newest machine that harnesses the power of plasma, a fourth state matter (Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma), to help reduce or eliminate certain skin conditions and concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, moles, skin tags, etc.
Through the process of ionization, our PPP unit is able to create an electric charge, or ARC. This arc is focused on a target on the surface of the skin, which causes a controlled burn, which dissipates heat throughout the area being targeted. This technique causes the elimination of moles, skin tags and pigmentation, etc. Moreover, the dissipation of heat throughout the skin being targeted causes your body to send fibroblasts to the area and lay down collagen and elastin fibers, which promotes plumping and tightening of the skin.
PPP Treatments are
The newest skin treatment in the beauty industry
Non surgical treatments
No scalpel or surgical cutting of skin
Painless with anesthetic cream
Safe and effective treatment
Crows feet lines
Nasal labial folds / laugh lines
Smokers / kissing lines
Drooping skin / loose skin
Moles / Skin tags
Age spot removal
Liver spot removal
Stretch mark removal
Permanent makeup removal (eyebrows and microblading)
Scalp micropigmentation removal / blowout removal
Be in Good Health - In order for your body to be at its most optimal healing stage, you should be in good health and avoid doing any PPP treatments if they are sick (cold, flu etc.), or undergoing any medical procedures (surgery, etc.), or if they suffer from any uncontrolled illness (diabetes, cancer, etc.)
Darker skin types - This treatment works best on skin types 1-3 (very light to medium toned skin). If you are a 4 or 5 skin type (medium to dark), a patch test may be necessary to ensure that you heal well, and do not keloid or hypo/hyperpigment. This treatment is NOT recommended for skin type 6 (dark skin) because of the risk of keloiding and hypopigmentation.
Botox - Botox should be injected at least two weeks prior to a PPP treatment, and 4-6 weeks after a PPP treatment. It takes 2 weeks for the Botox to be full strength, and to see optimal results, and it takes the skin 4-6 weeks to heal properly after a PPP treatment, thus it is best to avoid Botox treatments between these times.
Avoid the sun - You should avoid the sun as much as possible in general, however, definitely 2 weeks prior to and 4-6 weeks after a PPP treatment. We highly recomment no active tanning (tanning beds, beach, vacation in hot climates, etc.). We highly recommend using sunscreen on a daily basis to avoid UV rays which burn the skin and cause rapid aging.
Cold Sores - If you suffer from herpes or cold sores, you should start your viral medications at least 1 week prior to having a PPP treatment.
Accutane - You should not use Accutane for 6-12 months before your treatment.
Lidocaine - You should not be allergic to numbing creams, especially -caines (licodaine, tetracaine, xylocaine, etc.). This numbing is used to numb the treatment area.
Starting 2 weeks before your scheduled treatment, you should:
Stop use of all Retinols. This includes Retin A, Tazorac, "antiaging" products.
Stop use of all glycolic or salicylic acid treatments in the area(s) being treated.
Stop waxing in the area(s) being treated.
Stop any abrasive scrubs in the area(s) being treated.
Stop microdermabrasion treatments in the area(s) being treated.
Other contraindications for this treatment are as follows:
No metal implants
Uncontrolled heart conditions
Blood thinnnig medications (can cause excessive bruising and effect final results)
Have immunodeficienty or auto immune disease (may cause issues with your ability to heal)
Prone to keloid scarring (this could affect your ability to heal properly, and scar)
History of hyperpigmentating when having treatments
If you scar or bruise easily (this may affect your ability to heal properly and effect the final results)
If you are sunburned or suntanned (please wait until the skin is healed or the color has worn off)
if you plan on going into hot sun 2 weeks prior or 2-6 weeks after treatment (chance of hyperpigmentating and discoloring the skin after treatment)
No spray tanning for 2 weeks after treatment (chemicals in skin can cause hyper/hypo pigmentation)
No working out - sweat has bacteria and can reopen scabs
No pool for 2 weeks after treatment
Plasma Pen Pro treatment produces side effects. The intensity and duration of your side effects depends on the treatment aggressiveness and your individual healing characteristics. Generally, patients who are treated more aggressively experience more intense side effects that last longer. Notify your technician if the severity of your side effects becomes a problem for you.
Swelling - You will notice most of the swelling on the first morning after treatment, particularly around the eyes. Swelling usually lasts 2 to 3 days, however, they can last up to 3 weeks, depending on the intensity of the treatment, and the healing ability of the client. To minimize swelling, do the following:
Apply cold compresses to the treatment area for 10 minues of every hour on the day of treatment until you go to bed. This will help relieve inflammation and excess heat.
Take Aspirin or Anti-inflammatory medication only if you are concerned with the swelling and are having residual pain in the area treated. Please consult with your doctor if you have any concerns with taking any and all medications.
Sleep elevated for the first night. Use as many pillows as you can tolerate.
Redness - Most redness resolves 7-10 days after treatment, but a rosy "glow" can remain for several weeks after the treatment, again, depending on your healing ability, age, medications, metabolism, etc.
Dry skin - Your skin may feel dry, peel, or flake. You may notice a "sandpaper" texture a few days after treatment. This is the treated tissue working its way out of your body as new fresh skin is regenerated.
Bronzing, crusting and small dark dots - A PPP treatment causes destruction to microscopic cylindres of skin which then exfoliates during the healing process. The PPP treatment can make the skin look bronzed, or small areas appear crusted (DO NOT TRY TO SCRATCH THEM OFF). Scratching off any carbon deposits may result in hypo-pigmentation of the skin that may not be able to be reversed, as well as scarring. Please refrain from scratching any areas that are healing.
Raw skin - If you develop areas of raw skin post treatment, keep them moist with something like Aquaphor or Bacitracin. You DO NOT need to apply band-aids, but keep the areas moist and do not pick at them. They will heal very rapidly on their own and without problems.
How to care for skin post-treatment
Moisturizer - Remember that peeling and/or flaking is normal during the healing process. Therefore, the product should be non-irritating and non-clogging, or else you could develop breakouts. During the healing peroid, your moisturizer may be too occlusive, so please consider using a light based product, rather than a heavy cream based product. Reapply whenever your skin feels dry.
Scrubs, toners, glycolic acid and retin A - Your skin will be sensitive for the two weeks or so after treatment, so do not use products that will cause irritation during this time. Do not sue abrasive scrubs, toners or products that contain glycolic acids or Retin A. Read the product labels.
Bleaching creams - Discontinue use of your bleaching cream while your skin is tender. Restart your bleaching cream 4-6 weeks after your skin as fully healed.
Make up - We recommend that no makeo-up be applied to the affected are until the scabs are fully healed, which can take between 3-5 days.
Resume your normal skin care regimen when your skin has fully healed. We are able to recommend you products that will help increase the results of your PPP treatment skin investment.
Cold sores - If you have a history of cold sores, ask your doctor about care!