Fractional Plasma Skin Resurfacing FAQs
If you’re tired of living with pronounced fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks, age spots, skin laxity, and other complexion abnormalities, several treatment options can help. However, no treatment has proven more widely effective than fractional plasma skin resurfacing.
While old-school chemical-based and ablative resurfacing treatments can produce significant improvements in signs of aging and other skin abnormalities, they’re too harsh and deep for many skin types. The successor to these treatments, fractional laser skin resurfacing, offers a gentler approach with less downtime.
And now, the latest and most effective skin rejuvenation treatment, fractional plasma skin resurfacing, offers an even more effective approach with minimal recovery time. Curious whether plasma resurfacing is right for you? The experts at Medical Tattoo Centers of America answer several frequently asked questions below.
How Does Fractional Plasma Skin Resurfacing Compare to Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Fractional plasma skin resurfacing is similar to fractional laser skin resurfacing, but with a few critical differences. Fractional laser skin resurfacing uses beams of laser energy split into thousands of microscopic columns that penetrate the epidermis and dermis, creating microthermal zones of injury.
Fractional plasma resurfacing, on the other hand, combines radiofrequency energy and microplasma to penetrate the skin and create microthermal zones of injury. The treatment offers precision targeting as fractional lasers do, but treatment depths are more customizable.
Fractional plasma resurfacing treatments can mimic the results of highly aggressive CO2 laser treatments, as well as the gentlest laser peels. Treatment with fractional plasma also requires about half the recovery time as other laser resurfacing treatments.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
At Medical Tattoo Centers of America, we use the revolutionary Opus Plasma device to perform fractional skin resurfacing. While you’ll likely see noticeable results with just a single treatment, most people require two or more appointments for best results.
When you schedule a free consultation, we’ll evaluate your skin and suggest the most appropriate course of treatment for your unique concerns.
What Does a Typical Recovery Timeline Look Like?
Everyone’s skin is unique, so recovery timelines can vary from person to person. After treatment with the Opus Plasma device, you can return to your normal activities immediately. However, most patients find they experience mild to moderate redness for up to 48 hours after the procedure. Within five to seven days, most patients’ skin is back to normal.
Your provider will give you specific aftercare instructions and will also discuss any factors unique to you that may affect your recovery time.
Is Fractional Plasma Skin Resurfacing Okay for Any Skin Type?
Yes! The Opus Plasma device is cleared safe for all Fitzpatrick skin types by the FDA. Fractional laser skin resurfacing can also be performed on skin throughout the body; it’s not just for your face. It’s actually one of the most effective stretch mark removal treatments currently available.
Do Fractional Plasma Treatments Carry Any Risks or Contraindications?
Most people tolerate fractional plasma skin resurfacing very well. However, we’d be remiss to claim there are no possible risks. While a little redness and tenderness are common after treatment, that may not be true for everyone.
Your unique skin chemistry and structure are the greatest determiners of potential risks or contraindications to treatment. Your provider will discuss everything in detail during your initial consultation.
Schedule a Free Skin Resurfacing Consultation Today
If you’re ready to see a noticeable difference in your facial complexion or the appearance of stretch marks, schedule a free consultation for skin resurfacing with our team at Medical Tattoo Centers of America. Our medically licensed providers specialize in a wide variety of skin care treatments and place patient safety and privacy above all else.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, feel free to call our Blaine, MN office today at 612-770-0000 or send us a message, and we’ll be in touch.