Plasma Pen

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Plasma Pen is a new, innovative, progressive, and non-invasive energy treatment for improving skin laxity and reducing wrinkles. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer is a skin rejuvenation expert who provides Plasma Pen treatments at his state-of-the-art Beverly Hills medical practice.

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What Is a Plasma Pen Treatment?

Plasma Pen is a cosmetic device that can rejuvenate the skin, tighten sagging skin, and minimize wrinkles. It is particularly effective at improving skin texture and smoothing crepey skin.

Dr. Emer can perform Plasma Pen procedures on the face, neck, or body. Common treatment areas include:

  • Brows (non-invasive brow lift)
  • Eyelids (crow’s feet, drooping eyelids)
  • Lips (smoker’s lines and marionette lines)
  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Neck (jowls, skin laxity)
  • Chest (wrinkling, sun spots)
  • Breasts (wrinkling, sagging, age spots)
  • Stomach (sagging skin and stretch marks)
  • Arms (crepey skin)
  • Legs (crepey, loose skin)
  • Knees (knee wrinkles)

Procedure Details

How Does Plasma Pen Work?

This non-invasive treatment delivers a micro-electrical charge, which heats the surface layer of the skin. To create the electrical pulse, the device combines oxygen and nitrogen to create an arc of plasma which travels from the device to the skin. The actual device never comes into contact with the skin.

Each tiny electrical charge creates a micro-injury that appears as a small dot. The micro-injuries kickstart the body’s natural collagen production process to create stronger, tighter, and smoother skin.

Right for you?

Am I a Candidate for Plasma Pen?

Healthy adult patients seeking a non-surgical solution for wrinkles, sagging skin, and anti-aging benefits may be good candidates for Plasma Pen treatment. Plasma Pen may not be suitable for patients with darker skin types, but with Dr. Emer’s pre-and post-treatment skincare protocols, most skin types can be treated.

The best way to find out if Plasma Pen is right for you is to schedule a formal evaluation with a skin rejuvenation expert like Dr. Emer. In your consultation, Dr. Emer will assess your cosmetic concerns and determine the ideal treatment approach to achieve your desired outcome.

Preparing for Plasma Pen Treatment

Pretreatment with products from emeragecosmetics.com helps to ensure less risk of spotting, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, prolonged redness, or scarring. Pretreatment protocols may include:

Cosmelan Peel

Cosmelan is a leave-on peel designed for those with darker skin types. This peel is considered a depigmentation treatment as it targets tyrosinase, a key enzyme in the formation of melanin. Cosmelan also provides improvements in skin texture, reduces enlarged pores, and minimizes fine lines.

Enlighten Peel

The Enlighten Peel is a good option for those with lighter skin types and/or those who have limited time for pretreatment. In addition to preparing the skin for Plasma Pen, Enlighten can minimize pores, improve the appearance of blemishes, and rejuvenate the skin.

Aerify At-Home Complexion Revival

This at-home peel kit improves skin quality and works to prevent pigmentation issues to ensure optimal Plasma Pen results.

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What to Expect During Plasma Pen Treatment

Dr. Emer will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the skin in the treatment area to start. In some cases, injectable nerve blocks can be used to limit pain completely. Patients typically feel a small shock or tingling sensation with each plasma discharge. Most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure.

To minimize post-treatment redness and swelling, Dr. Emer will perform LED red light therapy in-office after your Plasma Pen treatment. He will also provide detailed instructions for at-home LED LightStim therapy, so you can continue to support the healing process and accelerate your results.

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What to Expect After Plasma Pen Treatment

There is no significant downtime after a Plasma Pen procedure. You will be able to resume most of your normal daily activities within 24-48 hours. However, in the first days after your treatment, it is important to stay out of the sun and avoid excessive sweating, sweat rooms and saunas, and any submersion in water as advised by Dr. Emer.

While you won’t have physical activity restrictions, many patients opt for several days of rest at home during the initial stages of healing. The micro-injuries created by Plasma Pen appear as small marks or “dots” in the treated area, and some patients prefer not to engage in social situations until the marks fade.

The micro-trauma dots will scab as part of the healing process and will be visible for three to seven days. Post-treatment, you may notice redness or brown discoloration for up to six weeks. This condition can be resolved with proper skincare protocols and sun protection.

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Dr. Emer’s Advanced Plasma Pen Aftercare Protocol

While there is minimal discomfort after Plasma Pen treatment, some patients experience swelling as the area heals. Swelling can be reduced with LED light therapy and arnica pills (silagen arnika from emeragecosmetics.com) 

Dr. Emer’s post-treatment aftercare protocols include a combination of stem cells and growth factors as well as hydration and exfoliation to ensure appropriate healing and decreased risk of complications.

Dr. Emer often recommends the following high-quality, specially formulated skincare products to help patients maximize their Plasma Pen results:

Emerageskin AOX c (daily in the AM)

  1. Emerageskin HYLA B (twice daily)
  2. Emerageskin foaming polish (daily in the am)
  3. JanMarini clean zyme (daily in the am)
  4. JanMarini skin zyme mask (after cleansing applied for 15 mins prior to skincare products in the PM)
  5. Anteage serum (twice daily)
  6. Anteage brightenerbrightner (once daily in the pm)
  7. Silagen gel (twice daily)
  8. Emerageskin refit face and eye (twice daily)
  9. Emerageskin fusion shield SPF (as needed when going out or to camouflage) 

Plasma Pen Results

Initial Plasma Pen results are noticeable within about two weeks. Collagen boosting effects will be ongoing for three to six months. Most patients see visible changes after six weeks, which is typically when another treatment is suggested.  Patients can anticipate gradual, continued improvements as collagen production increases. results

Results can last for many months, depending on your body’s natural rate of aging as well as lifestyle and environmental factors. Dr. Emer often recommends at least two to three Plasma Pen treatments a year to maintain improvements, along with laser skin rejuvenation and peels to get even better results.

To maintain results, Dr. Emer has patients do at-home dermarolling weekly. Dr. Emer’s proprietary at-home microneedling system works to build collagen, hydrate the skin, and promote healing. Click the images to learn more about these premiere treatments that can help you maintain your improvements at home, including real results.

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The Dr. Emer Difference

Plasma Pen

Dr. Emer makes it a priority to stay on the leading edge of advancements in cosmetic dermatology. He does extensive research before adding any new treatment to his top-of-the-line selection of technologies and devices. Through his research and experience, he has found Plasma Pen to be a highly effective treatment option, and he has developed a refined technique for the procedure.

To minimize healing time and maximize results, Dr. Emer often recommends a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in combination with the Plasma Pen procedure. PRP is a serum made from your own blood that contains a high concentration of growth factors and platelets. PRP can enhance the results of many cosmetic skin rejuvenation treatments, including Plasma Pen, by reducing healing time and encouraging collagen production.

How Much Does Plasma Pen Treatment Cost?

The price of Plasma Pen skin rejuvenation is based on the size of the treatment area(s). Once Dr. Emer has determined the optimal approach for resolving your cosmetic concerns, he will review the costs associated with achieving your most radiant, youthful skin. Most patients find Plasma Pen to be a cost effective treatment, as results can last two years or more.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Emer

Dr. Emer’s expertise in skin rejuvenation makes him the ideal provider for your Plasma Pen procedure. Contact our West Hollywood office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Emer and access your customized treatment protocol.