Eyelid tightening to bring back your twinkle
Plasmage is treatment that uses the matter plasma to tighten, lift and shrink skin. The only modality to give a non surgical Blepharoplasty or remove skin lesions.
At Ministry of Skin our doctors and nurse specialists are highly trained and skilled at performing Plasmage. The commonest area treated are the upper and lower eyelids but most do not know it can also be used to remove skin lesions and help with scars.
Ministry of Skin is a RACGP accredited clinic.
Plasmage is a wonderful exciting medical device for non – invasive micro surgery.
It works by delivering plasma energy, generated by the ionisation of gas in the air, onto skin tissue to sublimate or shrink that tissue to result in tightening or lifting of the skin or removal of unwanted lesions.
PLASMAGE ® uses patented fractional plasma to treat delicate areas safely like upper and lower eyelids, areas we usually struggle to treat as lasers and radio surgical units cannot be used in these areas. It has become famous for the non surgical Blepharoplasty ( eye lid surgery) and as such is the only tool to perform Blepharoplasma®.
In comparison to surgery It produces quick results with less down whilst also being less aggressive but more powerful and precise than other plasma based devices.
Although known for its ability to improve the eye area, PLASMAGE ® can be used to treat a number of concerns including:
- Upper and lower eye lids (Non surgical blepharoplasty)
- Wrinkles eg: upper lip lines, frown lines
- Scars or Stria
- Fibromas or unwanted benign skin lesions.
We also use it to tighten other skin areas such as:
- Belly button
Plasmage uses the matter plasma to create an energy that sublimate the skin. This causes a shrinking / tightening / lifting effect on the skin.
The area being treated is numbed with a local anaesthetic cream.
The area is then treated with the machine
The treatment is relatively comfortable. The numbing cream takes away the pain but it can have some warmth or some discomfort at times which is manageable and not a concern at the time.
The devise creates micro wounds on the skins surface. These are visible straight after the procedure. These dots form scabs which fall off between days 4- 10 after the procedure. Once fallen off they may leave a small red marks that will slowly resolve over 2 months but can be covered with make up.
The area treated may be tender for 1-4 days and mild intermittent tenderness could continue for up to 4 weeks.
Swelling is common straight after the procedure and this may worsen up to day 2 /3. Swelling then resolves but again you may get mild intermittent swelling for up to 2 months that could be noticeable to you but not readily to others
The results are seen immediately but swelling may hide this. The end results is at about 3 months once the healing and tightening process has reached it max.
How many treatments will I need?
This will depend on the initial severity of your concern and your expectations. As a guide most will need anything from 1 – 3 treatments each a minimum of 3 months apart.
For some procedures a Medicare rebate may be claimable. To discuss this you will be required to book your initial consultation with our Doctor to discuss your concerns and they will decide regarding any individual eligibility for Medicare rebates. This will depend on the initial severity of your concern and your expectations. As a guide most will need anything from 1 – 3 treatments each a minimum of 3 months apart.
Treatment of wrinkles or scars is the same for tightening of eyelid skin. The Plasmage tightens the skin on either side of the wrinkle or scar to lift and pull the wrinkle with the aim to eliminate or soften it.
It is great for upper lip lines or areas that anti wrinkle injections cannot be easily used or depressed scars.
Wrinkles can reform if the cause of the wrinkle is not treated, so it will work best in combination with other treatments that relax the facial muscles causing the wrinkles e.g: anti-wrinkle injection. Or treatments that use filler to support the wrinkle or stimulate collagen to also tightening the skin e.g: Laser.
Plasmage can quickly and effectively treat any unwanted skin lumps and bumps without pain or discomfort.
Any lesion is first check by our Doctor to confirm it is benign and can be safely removed. Again the lesion is numbed and then the Plasmage in effect burns off the lesion.
Afterwards the lesion may be totally gone or it will become black. A scab will then form that will slowly heal and resolve over 1-2 weeks. Like after any scab has resolved, a red mark may be left on the skin which will improve over 3- 6 months. Removal of all lesions do have the risk of scarring but this is the same should it be burnt, frozen off or surgically removed. The clinic does everything it can to minimise scars and it is usually not a concern.
To book you can either book an initial consult with out nurse or doctor. Either way the Doctor will become involved and then the procedure will be planned. It can only be performed on the same day should the clinic have time available.
stimulate collagen to also tightening the skin e.g: Laser.
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