As we age our dermal layer thins, less collagen is produced, elastin fibres wear out & these changes in the scaffolding of our skin cause it to wrinkle & sag and to lose laxity & texture – similar to how the scaffolding of a building would lose integrity & collapse if it rusted, weakened & became unable to bear loads.
Our device & pioneering fibroblast technique is specifically designed to dramatically repair, reverse & mitigate these effects & deliver a more youthful appearance using state-of-the-art technology, proven science & best practice technique.
Our Plasma Pen handpiece converts electrical energy into an electrostatic energy which is transmitted to the applicator tip (probe) by impulse. Our device creates an electrical discharge between two electrodes separated by an ‘insulating dielectric barrier’. A charge collects on the surface of the barrier & discharges a flash of plasma via our 0.4mm probe – all within millionths of a second. Using a continuous direct energy source; we ionise nitrogen & oxygen in the air to create a plasma gas. This plasma gas is sustained by the unique fingertip and on-demand control of plasma our device offers.
With Plasma Pen then, first, we contract the epidermis and encourage it to generate fresh, beautiful new skin cells at the surface which leads to incredible skin tightening, lift and rejuvenation. Next, by targeting fibroblasts in the dermis, we kickstart the process of collagen production, alignment and cross linking and this reduces lines and wrinkles by inflating, plumping and lifting your skin from below. Plasma Pen helps re-shape, re-build & strengthen the scaffolding within your dermis to give it back elasticity & flexibility and we actually prevent some of the negative behaviours that cause wrinkles.
The plasma flash we create transfers to the skin with absolute precision and does not harm any of the surrounding tissue. The first and most immediate effect is delivered to the outer layer of the epidermis where we create external micro-traumas which immediately contracts and tightens the skin. This thermal disruption later causes excess skin to dry superficially into tiny crusts which fall off in the form of tiny flakes within a matter of days.
Simultaneously, our plasma penetrates the fibroblasts contained within the dermis below and this stimulates accelerated division & migration of collagen cells. The dermis is actually composed of approximately 95% collagen. Fibroblasts rarely undergo division within connective tissues unless they’re stimulated by a wound healing process or an inflammatory response and we do exactly that with Plasma Pen which is why we call it fibroblasting.
Increased levels of type 3 collagen production occur for weeks and months after the micro-trauma we create and this then synthesises into tougher type 1 collagen. Collagen and elastin are essential to maintaining fibrillar viscoelasticity and the activation of the inflammatory response by our Plasma Pen directly helps improve viscoelasticity. It also helps prevent negative behaviours such as the stiffness and stress relaxation often caused by the accumulation of AGE’s (Advanced Glycation End Products). Collagen structures are better able to accommodate load/overload and we help prevent and repair deformation to the elasticity of collagen molecules. All these positive changes we make to these collagen mechanics with our Plasma Pen support tissue stability.
We also encourage neovascularisation which is the natural formation of new blood vessels and we promote the release of growth factors. These growth factors include fibroblast growth factors, platelet-derived endothelial growth factors and cytokines. Cytokines are small proteins important in cell signalling & which affect the behaviour of cells around them. They help modulate our immune response, cell maturation (aging) and they quarterback the growth of new cells. They are particularly important in directing our bodies response to the inflammation trauma that we cause with Plasma Pen because they stimulate cell repair & new cell reproduction.
The inflammatory response which occurs during the healing process also activates “M2 Macrophages”. Macrophages are white blood cells that engulf and digest cellular debris, foreign substances, microbes and anything else without proteins good for healthy cells. M2 macrophages decrease the inflammation we cause & encourage tissue regeneration and repair.
Plasma Pen also stimulates the migration of “basal keratinocytes” up to the surface of the skin. Wounds to the skin are repaired, in part, by the migration of keratinocytes from the basal layer of the skin and they fill-in the gaps created by the micro-wounds we create.
Plasma Pen is the gift that keeps giving because we achieve immediate results and those results improve significantly over the coming months. Effects last around 3 years although many results are permanent.