Repairing ageing skin is a multi-step process to acheive optimal results. Almost all individuals get treatments for wrinkles and sagging skin. For some, they also have blemishes, scars, large pores, or sun damaged skin as they’ve gotten older.
There are 2 popular non-surgical treatment options for blemishes, scars, large pores, or areas of sun damage which are the Plasma Skin Resurfacing and dermal fillers. Let’s take a closer look at each of these treatments and better understand what they specifically target and how they can be used together.
Plasma Skin Resurfacing
Plasma Skin Resurfacing is not the traditional CO2 or fractional laser, rather it is a plasma energy form that is generated from the conversion of nitrogen gas. The plasma energy is emitted from a plasma pen, a hand-piece in controlled pulses to heat the skin up rapidly. This is a non-ablative treatment that resurfaces the skin without damaging the epidermis. It lessens the risk of infection, bleeding, and has minimal downtime. The treated top layer of the skin works by acting as a natural medication in providing protection and healing of the skin. When new, healthy skin has formed underneath, it is normal to see shedding.
Dermal fillers are ideal option for fine lines, folds, and creases. They are injected into the sunken areas of the face and can be used to fill lines or folds.
Dermal fillers typically lasts up to 12 months as these fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (HA). Overtime the HA fillers dissipate safely since they are biodegradable. In contrast to the Plasma Skin resurfacing, there is no down time.
Plasma skin resurfacing and dermal fillers are effective treatments that complement each other. In fact, it will be easier to treat the skin if the patient receive dermal fillers prior to having a plasma skin resurfacing. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sharma at (03) 9999 7368 and find out whether combining these two treatments is an ideal solution for you!