PLASMA (PLASMAGE)

Plasma, known as the ‘fourth state of matter’, is present in nature – for example, in lightning. In practice, the plasma pulse generated in the latest devices is characterised by very high temperatures acting very superficially. Part of this energy causes immediate but shallow damage to the epidermis with its sublimation, and part (in the form of heat) causes a revitalising action on the skin (stimulation of collagen synthesis and shrinking of existing collagen fibres). Because this action is very precise and shallow, plasma can be used in areas where the use of lasers is too risky.

Plasmage

This device is medically certified and has automatic programmes dedicated to different aesthetic problems, which can be modified by the doctor.

 

For which problems can the plasma treatment be used? The most important indications are:

  • drooping, sagging skin of the upper and lower eyelids
  • reduction of wrinkles (crow’s feet, smoker’s wrinkles) – however it was recently replaced by stimulators and radiofrequency
  • removal of sebaceous gland hyperplasia, age spots (lentigo), eyelid xanthelasma and other benign skin lesions

Plasma can also be used for other indications, but is not the main treatment method in these cases.

 

What are the contraindications?

There are no specific contraindications other than the usual contraindications for aesthetic medicine procedures. Plasma should not be used in cases of planned sun exposure, in summer and in patients who do not follow post-treatment instructions.

 

What is the recovery period like

After the treatment, there is redness and swelling lasting 1-3 days. Small, spotty scabs persist for about a week. Full photoprotection is necessary.