Plasma skin resurfacing (PSR) is a unique technology that can dramatically improve skin quality. The technology has been available for over ten years now, and treatment with our Portrait® non-laser continues to be a viable option for our patients with fine lines, wrinkles, and skin pigmentation associated with photoaging. This FDA-approved procedure delivers millisecond pulses of nitrogen-based plasma energy beneath the outermost layer of skin to stimulate the regeneration of healthy skin.
One of the advantages to PSR is that there is no pain postoperatively. Unlike laser skin resurfacing that removes the outer layer of skin, the skin to remains intact and acts as a biological dressing to minimize discomfort postoperatively.
Several days after treatment, the outer layer of skin will begin to flake off with continued shedding for a few days. After about seven to ten days, patients will feel a softening of their skin. Patients will notice that their previous brown spots, fine wrinkles, and discoloration are gone revealing smoother, clear, facial skin. The result is dramatic! This plasma energy will continue to stimulate collagen growth up to one-year after the procedure. Many patients will also notice some improvement in their skin’s elasticity. Portrait® plasma resurfacing is well tolerated by most patients with recovery time taking about one week.
For more information about plasma skin resurfacing, contact us to schedule your consultation at Rousso Medical Spa. Call our office at (205) 930-9595 or toll-free at (877) 932-0400. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form for more information.
Aging is inevitable! We all would like to appear “forever young,” but we know the clock keeps ticking so we look for alternatives that will slow the aging process to help us look and feel our best.
Many will choose to turn back the aging process more quickly with surgery while others will seek a non-surgical alternative. The choice depends solely on the individual and what their cosmetic goals are.
Ultherapy® offers a non-invasive approach to improving the elasticity of your skin. Results are individual, and improvement will differ based on a number of factors. One is the age you first have an Ultherapy® treatment. Another is the amount of facial and neck laxity you have prior to treatment, as well as the thickness of your skin. If your skin lacks enough elasticity due to heaviness, then Ultherapy® may not be your best option for the improvement you are seeking. Age does not have to be a factor; it is more about the amount of skin laxity.
The number of treatments is another factor. One treatment may be enough for some patients while others may require two, three, or more treatments to achieve the optimal result they are wanting. Since Ultherapy® treatment results continue to work over time the initial improvement felt right after treatment will be that of slight redness and a feeling of tightness. These effects will subside after a few hours. One Ultherapy® treatment will continue to give results by stimulating the growth of new collagen.
Ultherapy® uses low levels of focused heat targeted beneath the skin to achieve a positive effect while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. It takes about an hour to treat an entire face under some topical anesthetic cream. Improvement can be seen as few as 90 days and will continue to improve over the next year.
Ultherapy® requires no downtime. It is FDA-approved, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of Ultherapy® treatment.
So, Ultherapy® can be of benefit to many seeking an early approach to staving off the inevitable aging process or just because they prefer a non-surgical approach to aging. It’s your choice!
To learn more about Ultherapy® or to schedule a consultation, please contact the Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic by calling (205) 930-9595 or filling out our online contact form.