Plasma Skin Resurfacing (PSR)
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What PSR treatS
How does the procedure work?
Plasma Skin Resurfacing is used for facial resurfacing and tightening and is unlike other treatments available today. Plasma is the most common state of matter, (other more widely known states are solid, liquid and gas), it is an ionised gas which allows the escape of free electrons. These electrons are directed at and absorbed by the skin, giving up their energy as heat in the skin tissues and inducing subsequent tissue remodelling.
This non-contact treatment provides uniform and deep thermal penetration while initially leaving the skin in the treated area completely intact (no wound is created). The patient’s own skin acts as a protective dressing until new skin has fully regenerated underneath. Once this process is completed, the outer layers of skin are then shed.
What will the patient experience during the procedure?
A topical anaesthetic is applied prior to the procedure and then local anaesthetic is also injected. During the treatment plasma energy is transferred in the form of a cloud of electrons to the treated area without direct contact to the skin. A greasy moisturiser such as petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or similar will be applied to the treated area.
What can the patient expect after the procedure
A generous amount of a greasy moisturiser such as petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or similar needs to be re applied before going to bed and used several times daily until healing is complete after about 1 week.
After the treatment, the patient will feel a burning sensation for approximately one to two days. Healing is usually quite rapid. Redness and erythema will develop after the procedure and the duration of this will depend on the energy utilised and the individual skin type. Swelling may also occur but it is only temporary. The treated area will continue to gradually improve for up to twelve months after the procedure.