The length of the procedure will depend on the area you are treating. Plasma pen results are both immediate and progressive. Many patients notice tighter skin within the first week after their treatment. Progressive results, such as improved smoothness and added firmness are typically seen 3 months after the treatment. Improvements can last for up to three years.2 However, individual experiences may vary.
To ensure your comfort, treatments are performed using local anesthetic. You will not be put to sleep. The local anesthesia will numb the treatment area only. You should feel no discomfort during the treatment.
Your face may appear red and inflamed for a week after your treatment. However, downtime is minimal and you may return to work the day after your procedure. While the skin heals, you may experience redness, swelling, flaking, and/or scabbing. Ice packs and over the counter medication may be used to decrease post-treatment discomfort.