BEFORE THE TREATMENT
1. What device does RickSkin use for skin tightening?
RichSkin uses the Plasma Pen® by Louise Walsh International which is the world's leading plasma application device for the appearance of wrinkles, aging, skin laxity, tone and texture. This cosmetic procedure is administered by a licensed, trained and insured certified plasma technician. Plasma Pen by Louise Walsh International can unlock skin's potential for youthfulness and tighter, smoother skin in just one treatment with long lasting results and high patient satisfaction.
2. Am I a good candidate for this treatment? / Will this treatment work for me?
Unlike some alternatives, Plasma Pen® has been clinically proven to be effective as a revitalizing treatment for women and men with skin ranging from light to very dark.. For full Plasma Pen® treatment we only treat light to medium tone skin, Asian and African skin types may not qualify for full face treatments. A quick 10 minute free consultation with RichSkin will determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment. Plasma Pen® treatments, when properly spaced and overseen by a physician or nurse practitioner, can be safely used for years.
3. Is Plasma Pen® treatment painful?
Topical numbing agents are used on the skin during treatment. Most clients report minimal discomfort and often describe the treatment as merely tingly. The treatment may be moderately uncomfortable and sensitive depending on where you are being treated – especially eyelid procedures where the skin is at its thinnest. Our device and our super-fine probes allows providers to work more quickly and efficiently which minimizes potential discomfort for you but this all depends on your own sensitivities and tolerances to start with.
4. When will I see results?
Although results are often utterly dramatic from day one and your treated area may look completely healed from the outside very quickly, it takes several weeks and sometimes months to be able to see and fully appreciate all the results that the first treatment actually achieved.
5. How many treatment will I need?
For most, 1 treatment is enough. Sometimes a second treatment is needed for desired results
6. Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?
Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, perfumes, powder, or makeup before your treatment session, and avoid tanning. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated. If you have excessive hair on the treatment area, shave it beforehand. It also helps to be prepared with information about your medical history as your provider will likely ask about it.
DURING THE TREATMENT
1. How long does a treatment session last?
Each session can last 45 minutes to a couple hours, depending on the area(s) being treated.
2. What does the treatment feel like?
You will feel a tiny zap that many report feels like a light shock. Your face will then feel warm, like a sunburn.
3. Will it be painful?
Plasma Pen® skin tightening treatments may be slightly uncomfortable, but not painful. Topical numbing agents are used on the skin during treatment. Most clients report minimal discomfort and often describe the treatment as merely tingly. The treatment may be moderately uncomfortable and sensitive depending on where you are being treated – especially eyelid procedures where the skin is at its thinnest. Our device and our super-fine probes allows providers to work more quickly and efficiently which minimizes potential discomfort for you but this all depends on your own sensitivities and tolerances to start with.
AFTER THE TREATMENT
1. How will my skin feel after my treatment?
Your skin may feel warm, like a sunburn, and can remain red for anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on the intensity of the treatment. Be sure to follow instructions for before and after your treatment.
2. How long will the results last and are they permanent?
After your treatment, your results will continue to improve. However, one touch- up session may be needed approximately every 6 months, depending on how your skin responds.
3. Is there any downtime/How long is recovery time?
There may be some mild swelling – especially around the eyes and periorbital (around the eyes) region. Swelling for 1 to 5 days post-treatment is normal but is usually of a very minor nature and to be expected. Post-treatment downtime and recovery from Plasma Pen is frequently shown to be superior to treatment with other devices. The area treated must not be covered with plasters, occlusive dressing or any type of make-up, mascara, creams or any other product until the area has fully healed (except specific products we recommend and which are available from RickSkin. The scabs will fall off in 3-7 days. Once healed, please use SPF 50 sunscreen for at least 12 weeks and you should avoid sunbeds and sunbathing.
4. Do I need to do anything after my treatment?
If your skin feels hot, you can use a fan to cool it down. Avoid touching or scratching the treatment area. Do not put lotion, makeup, or anything else on your skin, until the scabs have fallen off. You may use aloe vera up to three times a day to aid in relief from itching and to help the healing process. Also avoid rigorous exercise and hot baths or massages on the treatment area for the first 2 days after your session. Make sure to keep your skin clean and protected from the sun. Avoid any sort of tanning. RickSkin will supply you with a post care skin regimen, simply follow the instructions on the box.
5. If I got a treatment on my face, can I put makeup up on right after?
No. You should wait until the area has fully healed to apply any makeup or lotion. Keep your scabs/crusts moist by applying aloe vera up to three times per day. This will provide relief from any tendency to itch and expedite the healing process. The scabs will fall off in 3-7 days. Do not pick or scratch at the area, allow the scabs to fall off them
6. Will I experience any complications from the Plasma Pen treatment?
Very, very few clients ever experience complications of any kind with Plasma Pen. Our device is known to deliver compressed downtimes, higher velocity recovery and superior results. Any rare complications or effects will not be caused by the device (and unlikely by the provider either) but more likely because an existing contraindication or medical issue was not revealed and/or because a client fails to comply with their aftercare management plan. Deferred aftercare and/or aftercare with incorrect products are often the chief culprits where a negative aspect of any kind occurs.