How the Plasma Pen Can Help with Skin Tightening

Can a technology originally created by NASA really help you get a smoother tighter complexion and fight the signs of aging? Absolutely.

The plasma pen uses ionized gas to heal damaged, aging skin. The handheld device directs small charges of plasma energy into the skin. When the gas comes into contact with your skin, your outer, older layer of skin virtually evaporates and the under layers firm up.

Plasma pen treatment reduces and sometimes eliminates wrinkles and the appearance of lax skin. Take advantage of this state-of-the-art skin healing technology at Nu Image Aesthetics. Our practitioners are committed to helping you achieve the healthiest skin possible.

Areas treated with the plasma pen

As you age, your production of collagen and elastin – skin-strengthening compounds – diminishes. Your skin becomes thinner, more lax, and wrinkly as a result. Plasma pen fights these signs of aging in areas including the:

Your face isn’t the only are to experience skin laxity. Plasma pen addresses sagging skin on the body, too, particularly the:

The plasma pen causes micro damage to your skin, which stimulates fibroblasts, which are collagen-producing cells that are intrinsic to tissue healing. The number of your fibroblasts and their ability to function decreases with age. The plasma energy stimulates existing fibroblasts to regenerate and reinvigorates collagen production, so you achieve tighter skin. 

Recovery after plasma pen treatment

Plasma pen treatment works very much like ablative or fractional lasers but in more controlled areas. The energy from the plasma pen causes micro damage to encourage cell division and proliferation as well as collagen production. You get tighter skin but also improved tone and texture as well as reduced appearance of scarring.

But unlike a laser, the outer layer of your skin isn’t burned off. It’s vaporized so you have no open wounds during the healing phase. This means you have little chance of side effects such as scarring, infection, or loss of pigmentation.

Following plasma pen treatment, expect to have small dry spots or carbon dots that form. These fall off after 5-7 days. During this healing time, it’s essential for you to keep your treated skin clean and moist.

You can return to work after treatment, but you may have a bit of swelling in treatment areas for a few days and you may prefer to lie low during recovery time.

Lasting results

Plasma pen skin tightening offers permanent improvements to the strength of your skin, but cannot halt the aging process. You can expect results to last 1-3 years, depending on your lifestyle habits, sun exposure, and skin care routine. We can help you develop a routine that maximizes your results and skin health.

If you’re ready to get tighter, smoother skin, call our office in Elgin, Illinois. The noninvasive, but effective, treatment with the plasma pen is available to most men and women bothered by skin laxity.


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