Plasma Lift Aftercare

Congratulations on choosing your Plasma tightening treatment to improve skin texture, wrinkles and laxity.

Plasma Pen treatment
Plasma Pen treatment

AFTERCARE DO’s

  • Be patient, the healing part is a process. Take time to rest, sleep and heal.
  • Oedema (swelling) may also occur. Sleeping on 2 pillows with your head elevated helps.
  • Ice the treated area for at least 10 minutes every hour. Don’t use ice directly on skin, use a clean towel covering the ice pack.
  • Apply a fine layer of Vaseline ointment (or topical advised by your doctor) to treated areas several times a day if needed to maintain continuous layer on skin for the first 2 days. Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands prior to touching your face.
  • CLEANING THE SKIN: Until the scabs come off, you may on directions of your doctor soak the treated area with a clean soft cloth and the following solution: 1 teaspoon of plain white vinegar to 2 cups of water. This solution may be mixed ahead of time and kept in the fridge.
  • Do not apply ANY other creams, ointments or products of any kind on face until you are told it is ok to do so.
  • Do not pick the scabs off. Let them come off on their own. You will increase risk of infection and scarring if you pick the scabs. Let them exfoliate on their own,
  • Do not expose your skin to the sun or tanning beds. remember UVA light passes through house and car windows. Use of sunscreen with SPF 50 is crucial to maintain results and help prevent post inflammatory pigmentation (darker areas)
  • It is ok to shower but do not let the shampoo or hair products get on your face.
  • Panadol may be used if needed
  • If you experience itching, an over the counter antihistamine may be helpful

AFTERCARE DON’TS

  • Do not pick the scabs. Let them fall off by themselves or you risk scarring. Do not rub, scrub or irritate your skin in anyway while healing.
  • Do not apply any make-up (even mineral) for the first 4 days or until the scabbing or peeling is complete (about 7-10 days).
  • Do not apply any plasters (liquid bandaid) on the treated areas as doing so can delay the natural healing process.
  • Do not work out, swim, get in a hot tub or steam bath (avoid sweating and soaking scabs).
  • Do not apply ANY other creams, ointments or products of any kind on face until you are told it is ok to do so.

SWELLING

Swelling is normal and expected. It is part of the recovery process after this controlled skin treatment. It is a natural side effect. Use cold compresses and sleep with your head elevated as described above. The swelling will subside over the next few days

Typical Course by Days

Day 0:

The Day of procedure, you may feel numb in the area if you had numbing cream or injection of local anaesthetic. This is normal and will resolve within a few hours. After the numbing wears off the area will feel swollen and uncomfortable and like a sunburn. If there is pain, please take Panadol. Try to sleep on extra pillows

Day 1:

Often after the eyes are treated, the patient will wake up with significant swelling the next morning. Swelling over the next few days will be worse in the mornings and will resolve over the day. There may be so much swelling that you have difficulty opening your eyes the first morning. The swelling peaks from 24-48 hours, so this is the worst of it. The swelling may spread to areas that weren’t treated (especially around the eyes). It is normal for skin to feel “sunburned” or “tight”. Itchiness is common

Day 2:

Your swelling may be slightly better this morning or may not. If not, it will probably improve throughout the day. The dots may have formed a scab by now. Do not pick the scabs. There should be minimal discomfort and there may be some itch. Don’t scratch.

Day 3:

Swelling should be improving today.

Day 4: Scabs may be present. Scabs come off at different times, continue to be patient with the scabs. The scabs will usually start coming off at day 5-7. Do not pick at it but allow scabs to come off on their own.

After Scabs have come off :

  • You may find that an increased sensitivity or irritation to anything that comes in contact with your skin such as detergents, fabric softeners in pillows, sheets and clothes may occur.
  • The new skin may be pink where the scabs have come off
  • You can resume use of regular cleansers/ moisturisers as advised by your doctor.
  • A small breakout is possible and is usually self limiting
  • Make up may be worn after scabs have come off, usually day 5-7.
Plasma pen aftercare and recovery day 1
Plasma pen aftercare and recovery day 1
Plasma pen aftercare day 4
Plasma pen aftercare day 4
Plasma pen day 7
Plasma pen day 7
Plasma pen after 2 weeks
Plasma pen after 2 weeks

Please call the office 9331 5001 or email the clinic on info@themanseclinic if you experience increased pain, drainage, severe redness or fever, increased itching, the appearance of a cold sore, blister or a similar sensation, or if at any time you feel you are not healing normally.

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