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Category: Plasma Skin Resurfacing

Plasma Skin Resurfacing

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.

Plasma Skin Resurfacing Before and After Photos

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.


Plasma Skin Resurfacing For Smooth, Youthful Skin

When most people think of skin resurfacing, they may imagine a harsh procedure, like the old CO2 laser of years past that required a much longer period of recovery than the newer lasers preferred by physicians today.

Portrait® plasma skin resurfacing is an FDA-cleared device that offers breakthrough plasma energy technology. It is not a laser, radio-frequency device, or light-based treatment. Rather, plasma is a highly energized gas, which produces heat that works both on and below the surface of the skin to modify the skin’s architecture by removing bad elastin and generating new collagen.

This plasma-containing energy consists of pulses of nitrogen-based plasma directed out of the hand piece and onto the skin. This energy produces a heating action that works at the skin’s surface to remove old sun-damaged skin and promote collagen growth.

Results are seen within seven days and can last indefinitely. Plasma skin resurfacing will restore your facial skin to feel smooth while giving you a more youthful appearance.

Plasma skin resurfacing is effective in reducing the look of:

  • Deep wrinklesBefore and after photo of an actual plasma skin resurfacing patient
  • Fine lines
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Blotchiness
  • Brown spots
  • Acne scars
  • Benign skin lesions / actinic keratoses

Benefits of Plasma Skin Resurfacing

  • Patients naturally regenerate their own healthier skin following treatment
  • Treatment is comparable to laser resurfacing
  • Quicker recovery
  • Dramatic improvements
  • Long-lasting, proven results


The ideal candidates for plasma skin resurfacing are those wanting to repair photo damage, improve the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation, remove pre-cancerous lesions, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tighten the skin, and improve the overall texture of the skin.

If you would like to rejuvenate your appearance with plasma skin resurfacing or any other procedure, please contact Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic by calling (205) 930-9595 or toll-free (877) 932-0400. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form.