Plasma Soft-Surgical and Plasma Shower
Plasma Soft-Surgical and Plasma Shower
Anti-Ageing & Skin Concern Treatment
As we get older, our skin begins to change. In our youth, we possess collagen and elastin in abundance. These are proteins produced by and stored in the skin. As we age, the levels at which we produce these proteins decreases, and what is being stored in the skin is used up. This weakens the skin and the connective tissues that hold it in place, causing lines, wrinkles, sagging, and thinning of the skin. As protein reserves begin to deplete, you may notice certain changes, including hooded eyelids, deep lines, or hyperpigmentation. Luckily, patients no longer have to turn to invasive and expensive surgical solutions to deal with these conditions.
Your Treatment at a Glance
Upto 8 days
Back to Work
3 days plus
Duration of Results
18 months +
from £75 – £600
The cost of Plasma BT can vary widely depending on the size and area of treatment, though Plasma Showers cost less than Plasma Soft-Surgical. At Skintique, prices start from £45 for Plasma Showers and £75 for Plasma Soft-Surgical. The full price breakdown will be explained to you during your consultation.
There are no contraindications directly associated with Plasma BT, but you should make Dr Hancock aware of any pre-existing conditions or medication during your consultation.
Plasma BT is highly effective at treating a wide range of skin concerns, including smoker’s likes, crow’s feet, marionette lines, frown lines, turkey neck, hooded eyes, eye bags, sagging skin, acne, scarring, stretch marks, sun spots, hyper pigmentation, skin tags, moles, warts and verrucas.
At Skintique in Leicester, we’re committed to providing all our patients with the most innovative, effective treatments to help them look and feel like the best versions of themselves. Our expert team are highly trained to produce incredible results that enhance your natural beauty without ever looking obvious or overdone.
At Skintique, we do our utmost to make sure our patients are fully informed and at ease, and always take the extra time to be certain of the right treatment for you. This is why we will never carry out aesthetic treatments without first undergoing a comprehensive consultation. This helps us assess your unique skin concerns and aspirations against the effectivity of the procedure to create a bespoke treatment plan for you. During the consultation, you will meet with our founder, Dr Natalia Hancock. As well as taking the time to gain an insight into your goals and evaluating the condition of the skin, Dr Hancock will also be able to answer any questions and provide her honest professional advice on the best course of treatments for you.
The goal of plasma treatment is to boost the body’s natural healing process by promoting the production of elastin and collagen, whilst also controlling oil production and reducing the appearance of pigmentation. Plasma is also capable of sterilising the skin and destroying bacteria that may be negatively impacting your skin’s appearance. It does this by utilising the power of plasma, an ionised gas that holds an electric charge, and applying it to the skin at a certain atmospheric pressure. Plasma BT treatment takes two different forms: Plasma Soft-Surgical and Plasma Shower.
Despite its name, Plasma Soft-Surgical is not an invasive surgical procedure, but can produce results comparable to what you can expect from surgery without the need for incisions. During Plasma Soft-Surgical, excess tissue is “vaporised” via a needle using a process known as sublimation, triggering the skin’s repair system. Ions from the plasma gas are then passed into the tissues to recharge the skin cells. Plasma Soft-Surgical is best for use on hooded eyes, lines and wrinkles on the face and neck, eye bags, scars, sun damage, moles, warts, verrucas and skin tags. Numbing cream may be used prior to treatment to provide a comfortable experience for the patient, and treatments can last between 15 and 45 minutes.
On the other hand, Plasma Shower is a less intensive form of treatment in which plasma is diffused across the skin, used to sterilise, reduce oil production, and act as an anti-inflammatory. Plasma Showers can also help control the production of melanin to improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Plasma Showers can help reduce acne, improve pigmentation, and tighten the skin. Plasma Showers last roughly 15 minutes and are painless, with most patients experiencing no sensation at all at all.
For Plasma Soft-Surgical, some downtime is to be expected, usually between 5 and 7 days. Patients may experience small brown dots at the treatment site, called carbon crusts, that should fall off after around a week. However, for Plasma Shower, there is minimal recovery time associated. Patients of both types of Plasma BT should expect redness and swelling that lasts a few days and be prepared to keep the treated area completely clean and dry for 48 hours in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. After this time, makeup may be applied. Patients should take care not to touch the treatment area, as skin will be more absorbent than before, and avoid exposure to extreme temperatures, such as ice packs and saunas. Results of Plasma Soft-Surgical may be evident immediately, though full results can take up to 6 weeks while the skin is regenerated. Plasma Shower results will develop over the course of treatment. During your consultation, you will receive a thorough explanation of what you should expect post-treatment.