PlasmaPen™ is also known as fibroblasting. Fibroblasts are the lovely cells in the body that create collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid (yay!). The PlasmaPen™ ionizes gas in the atmosphere to create an arc of plasma which, when it comes into contact with the skin causes contraction and tightening and also stimulates the fibroblasts to do their thing.
Your skin will be numbed with a topical numbing agent. The PlasmaPen™ device is brought within one millimeter of the skin, but does not actually touch it. The plasma arc touches the skin and creates a "dot" of microtrauma that stimulates the skin cells. There is usually no bleeding and no open wound. You will have swelling for a couple days and the carbon crust "dots" for a few days longer. Once the carbon crusts fall off, you will need to be extremely vigilant to protect your new, baby skin from sun exposure. The treatment price also includes an AnteAGE stem cell aftercare kit to aid in recovery.
You may see some tightening immediately, but the primary results will be realized in three months when the new collagen and elastin are created. Often just one treatment will yield the desired results, but occasionally a second treatment will be desired.
Since we are stimulating your body's own collagen and elastin, the results are permanent! That being said, you will continue to age and new lines and skin laxity will form over time.
Anywhere! Some of the more popular areas are the eyes (aka non-surgical blepharoplasty or eye lift), neck (non-surgical neck lift or neck tightening), jowls/lower face and loose skin on knees and elbows. Just use your imagination!
PDO stands for polydioxanone. Quite literally, a PDO thread is a type of surgical suture, which has been around for over 50 years. When inserted into human tissue, PDO causes collagen and elastin production. PDO threads used for a thread lift are very different from the smooth PDO threads discussed elsewhere. PDO lifting threads are thicker and longer and have small “barbs” on them, to help pull, lift and tighten the skin. If you are going for the facial thread lift, you can expect to have a total of four to ten (4-10) threads used in your face.
You will be numbed up with some local anesthetic (think: dental office numbing). It feels odd more than anything, with minimal pain. It takes only about 15-20 minutes and there is virtually no downtime. You may notice the threads for a few weeks. You will feel that they are there, and it may feel slightly odd, but not painful. You may be slightly limited in certain facial expressions (for instance, opening your mouth very wide) for a few weeks while your body becomes accustomed to them.
Results are INSTANTANEOUS. Aside from a small insertion site (think: a drop of blood), you will look amazing and rejuvenated IMMEDIATELY. It is possible to have a small amount of bruising afterward.
Again, results vary, but you can expect them to last from six to twelve (6-12) months and often even longer as the thread is absorbed by your body and replaced with collagen and elastin. Please never forget that a PDO thread lift is NOT a surgical facelift; it is a subtle rejuvenation. People will notice that you look more awake and youthful, but they will not know why. It’ll be our little secret. You’re welcome.
The most common areas are face and neck, but they are also sometimes used in the body as well (think abdomen and arms). We’re also loving the trendy fox eye, cat eye and brow lift.
Precision radiofrequency (RF) tightens skin and targets fat in small, trouble areas. For many clients it is the logical next step following Morpheus8. While Morpheus8 tightens, smooths and improves overall skin laxity and texture, Agnes zeros in on the small, stubborn, saggy areas of the face and neck. Agnes was originally developed to treat acne (which it is great at!), but they soon learned it is also amazing at generating collagen and melting fat.
You will wear a numbing cream for 45 minutes. Following this, we then inject additional numbing solution for optimal comfort. A small needle is inserted into the skin and a quick RF current is generated. Most clients are quite comfortable for the procedure, which, depending on the area, usually takes about 20-30 minutes. You will be slightly swollen (but it often actually looks kinda nice) and perhaps slightly bruised when you leave. All things considered, downtime is minimal.
Some people will see results almost immediately, as the fat is melted during the treatment! Collagen generation speed is slightly different for everyone, but peak results should be about three to six months after your last session. We usually recommend about two treatments, depending upon the area.
Results are permanent! Like anything, you will probably want to do some periodic maintenance.
Any small area you need skin tightened, fat melted, or both. Think: upper and lower eyelids, smile lines, jowls, double-chin, turkey neck and buccal fat (Hello, Bella Hadid!).