stock_plasmaskinresurfacingA new type of skin resurfacing, plasma skin resurfacing, differs from other facial rejuvenation techniques — after treatment, the outermost layer of skin still remains. Daniel E. Rousso, M.D., a board certified plastic surgeon, offers plasma skin resurfacing at his surgical center, Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama.

Plasma skin resurfacing delivers its thermal energy under the patient’s top layer of skin. Approved by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA,) plasma energy regeneration treats facial wrinkles, small skin lesions and resurfacing of aged skin around the eyes and mouth.

“A New Kind of Skin Resurfacing”

The Power of Plasma (thermal) Energy

Plasma Skin Resurfacing has a unique thermal energy that stimulates a natural regenerative process of the skin. Plasma energy is delivered deep into the dermis while leaving the skin’s surface intact for several days following treatment. As the new skin emerges the old skin will start to shed. With less trauma than ablative procedures, healing is rapid. Recovery time is minimal and easily tolerated, while improvements are dramatic and long lasting. A patient can have the procedure and seven days later return to their normal activities. Make-up can also be worn at day seven. Over time you will continue to see improvements as the plasma energy continues to work beneath the skin’s surface creating the right conditions and natural growth factors for creating new collagen Clinical studies have show continued improvements for as long as one year after treatment.

Plasma skin regeneration is an ideal choice for a wide range of patients. Plasma skin resurfacing treats the following conditions.

  • Reduce fine, moderate and deep wrinkles
  • Improve skin tone, texture and elasticity
  • Tighten skin
  • Treat benign skin lesions/actinic keratoses

Plasma skin regeneration is safe and effective. It delivers the results you want with minimal downtime or risks associated with other treatments.

Portrait Plastma Skin Regeneration

Questions and Answers

What does the procedure feel like and how long does it take?

You may experience a localized sensation of heat during the brief procedure. A topical anesthetic is applied before the procedure and some local IV sedation is administered to ensure the patient’s comfort. A full face treatment will take about 20 minutes.

What should I expect following treatment?

After treatment the patient will have a post-operative ointment applied to the treated area. Patients will reapply the ointment to keep the treated area moist as the treated area will not be washed the first 24 hours. A mild cleanser will then be used 2-3 times daily to cleanse the treated area with the post-op ointment re-applied. This regimen is repeated through the seventh day when the process will be complete. At that time shedding of the outer layer of skin will be complete leaving new skin in its place. Some patients may experience some localized redness after treatment. After the skin sheds, this redness will lighten over time. Any patient discomfort has been described as minimal to nil.

What kind of improvements can I expect to see?

You will see improvements in skin texture, tone, and a reduction in wrinkles. New healthier collagen growth will improve facial contours and enhance your overall appearance.

Is the procedure safe?

Portrait plasma skin regeneration has demonstrated an excellent safety profile in clinical studies. It has not shown protracted periods of downtime, scarring, hypo-pigmentation, or prolonged hyper-pigmentation associated with other light or ablative laser treatments. It is also easier to use and control than chemical peeling agents.

Can this procedure be used with other treatments? Your physician will be able to advise you at the time of your consultation based on procedures and/or treatments previously undergone.

Of course, patients will want to protect their new skin when enjoying the outdoors with a good sunscreen product with a high UVA/UVB block.

Compare that with traditional laser skin resurfacing which requires patients to allow for a two-week recovery!

Arrange a plasma skin resurfacing consultation with Dr. Rousso or email the doctor with any questions you may have. We can also be reached at 205-930-9595 (or, toll free, 877-932-0400).


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