What is Plasma Lift: Know All the Deets Here !

There are several cosmetic procedures available in this digital age for enhancing your beauty. Plasma lift is one such procedure that has gained its popularity in the beauty and the cosmetic field in recent times. Plasma lift is a non-surgical procedure that helps in skin tightening. In order to know more about the plasma lift procedure read the following array of the article where we have talked about the time duration that the plasma lift process lasts, the cost and everything else about the cosmetic procedure.

What is Plasma Lift: Know All the Deets Here !

What is Plasma Lift?

Our skin begins to lose its elasticity and its texture, as we grow older; and this in turn results in wrinkles as well as loose skin, especially around the delicate eye portion. Plasma lift is a non-surgical blepharoplasty process that can helps in tightening the skin and gives you a younger-looking skin. Plasma on a subdermal level is used to lift, tighten and to rejuvenate the skin of neck, face and body and this provides you the desired result of a younger looking skin without much pain.

Plasma lift is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can be used for tightening the loose skin of the tummy, for eye lift, mole and skin tag removal, age spot removal, diminishing the stretch marks, reducing the acne scar damage, tightening of the neck and cheeks’ loose skin, facelift as well as neck lift, skin imperfections, benign lesions and reducing fine lines.

What Should You Expect During The Plasma Lift Treatment?

Plasma lift is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure and thus you can expect minimal discomfort while the treatment. A topical numbing cream is applied on the area to be treated, before the treatment begins. You can notice that the treated skin gets reddened and swollen slightly, immediately after the plasma lift treatment; however, this usually will last only up to 3 days to 2 weeks.

It must be noted that upper eye lids usually will have swelling for about 3-4 days after the plasma lift procedure. It is also essential to note that during the plasma lift procedure, carbon crusts will be formed on the skin directly where the device was applied. These crusts must not be touched for about 5-10 days.

NOTE. In order to minimize the side effects of the plasma lift treatment, proper aftercare must be followed.

What Are The Risks And Side Effects Of Plasma Lift?

Though the plasma lift procedure is a non-surgical or a non-invasive procedure, many patients can experience some minor side effects from it within 7-10 days of the treatment.

Some of the side effects of plasma lift could be the appearance of tiny brown marks with minor scabbing, which are usually the carbon crusts; swelling, especially in case of eyelids plasma lift treatments. Some serious side effects of the plasma lift treatment could be hyperpigmentation. However, most of the minor side effects usually diminish in 3-7 days of the plasma lift treatment. In order to eradicate hyperpigmentation caused due plasma lift procedure, you need to follow the appropriate aftercare.

What Is The After-Care of Plasma Lift Procedure?

Taking Anti-Inflammatory Medications. You must be informed that there might be a burning sensation that could be felt immediately after the plasma lift treatment. However, this usually gets resolved in a day or two after the plasma lift. But, in case this side effect of burning sensation does not fade in a day or two, you need to take anti-inflammatory medications, such as Ibuprofen after getting the plasma lift procedure.

Cold Compresses Post Plasma Lift. Swelling could be noticed following the plasma lift treatment, especially around the eyes and this swelling can last for few days and may cause some interference with your vision. You can apply cold compresses for reducing the swelling post plasma lift. However, anti-inflammatory medication or anti-histamines might be required for alleviating severe cases of swelling post plasma lift.

Avoiding Certain Activities. You may also notice crusting over the treated area. However, you must keep in mind not to pick at this crusting, as it can cause infection or even scarring. You must avoid sports, sauna and swimming until crusts fall off after getting the plasma lift done.

Do Not Use Any Creams Or Make Up. You must also not use any moisturizing creams for 5-10 days and also avoid any makeup over the treated area for at least 14 days after the plasma lift, so as to allow the skin breathe and heal naturally.

Avoid Sun Exposure. Apart from this, you also need to avoid direct sun exposure at least for 4 weeks.

How Long do the Effects of Plasma Lift Last?

The best results of the plasma lift procedure can be seen within 8 weeks following the treatment. However, like all cosmetic procedures, the effects of plasma lift are not completely permanent and plasma lift does not stop any further skin aging. The desired results of plasma lift could last depending upon the area that is being treated.

For some patients, another plasma lift treatment might be required after 8 weeks, so as to achieve optimum results. In addition to this, there are several lifestyle factors that can actually prevent the result from plasma lift from lasting long, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, and prolonged exposure to the sun.

NOTE. You must also be aware that your race and genetics could also have an effect on the length of beneficial effects of the plasma lift treatment.

How Many Treatments Of Plasma Lift Are Required?

The number of plasma lift treatments that could be required for achieving the desired results from the procedure, usually depends on the condition that is to be treated, the skin’s laxity, the desired degree of skin correction and also the patient’s response to the plasma lift treatment. Generally you need to fix appointments every 6 to 8 weeks till the expected results are achieved from the plasma lift.

How Much Does Plasma Lift Cost?

Plasma lift is a procedure that is of course quite affordable than several cosmetic surgeries. However, the price of plasma lift treatment usually depends on the area that is to be treated. The cost of plasma lift is typically less than compared to the treatment cost of a traditional open cosmetic surgery. On an average the cost can be somewhere around $5,00 ( For forehead lines) to $10, 000( for facelift).

A Word of Advice

It must be noted that though most patients start experiencing the results of plasma lift on an immediate basis; however, the healing continues and complete desired results are achieved in about 8 weeks of the plasma lift treatment. In some cases, you might also require taking one more plasma lift treatment to achieve the desired result. This result generally depends on the area that has been treated and the skin condition of the patient. You can know more about the effects and side effects from your doctor if you want to undergo the plasma lift treatment.

NOTE. It is essential for you to talk with your doctor about the safety and protection requirements in a clear way, in case you are planning to undergo the plasma lift procedure.

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:March 14, 2019

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