Plasma arcing, also known as soft surgery, or non surgical blephraplasty, removes excess skin by a process called sublimation. Swann Beauty Aesthetics uses the BeautyTeck device, creates a plasma arc to remove excess skin. It is a very safe and effective treatment. There is minimal down time associated, and effects can be seen immediately.
Plasma arcing is commonly used for:
- brow lift
- saggy skin around the eyes (called ‘non-surgical blepharoplasty’, ‘soft blepharoplasty’, ‘soft eyelid surgery’)
- scars & stretch marks
- acne (active or scars)
- tattoo removal (any colour)
- tightening skin in any part of the body e.g. neck & jowls
- removing benign moles/warts/skin tags/sebaceous cysts
Treatment time takes approximately 60-90 minutes, and numbing cream is used to make the process as comfortable as possible.
Following plasma arcing treatment, you will need to keep the area clean, moist and protected from sun exposure. You will be given an aftercare kit with creams to be applied twice a day for 7 days. This helps to promote healing and optimise your treatment results. You will need to protect from sun exposure until all of the redness has settled post-treatment.
The treatment is extremely safe, and can even be used on the inner rim of the eye. The side effects of treatment are:
- crusting of the skin
- swelling (for up to 7 days)
- soreness/itching at the treatment site (for up to 7 days)
You will see immediate results and the treated area will continue to improve for 3 months after treatment.
The treatment packages includes 2 sessions of Plasma arcing therapy and comprehensive follow-up.
How long do the results last?
The treatment is permanent. However, the skin will continue to age and eventually you may see problems such as wrinkles, saggy skin etc re-appear (usually after 5+ years). This is a normal process of ageing and the treatment can simply be repeated again.
How do the results compare with other treatments available?
BeautyTech vs Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) :
Plasma arcing has less down-time (5 days compared to 14 days with surgery), is safer (no general anaesthetic), has more reliable results (i.e. no asymmetrical eyelids!) and is significantly cheaper. However, more extensive facial ageing problems may not be solved with Plasma arcing alone e.g. significant skin laxity and drop requiring surgical face lift.
BeautyTeck vs Other Acne treatments (e.g. chemical peels, creams or Roacutane):
Plasma arcing can treat active acne and acne scars. Active acne will not re-emerge in areas treated with Plasma arcing so it is useful in preventing acne, the results are seen quickly and fewer treatment sessions are generally required, the skin is not generally sore/painful after Plasma arcing, no regular check-ups or blood tests are required with Plasma arcing
BeautyTeck vs Other methods for removing skin lesions:
Plasma arcingcan remove large skin lesions without leaving any scars.
BeautyTeck vs Other methods for Tattoo removal:
Plasma arcing can remove tattoos of ANY colour.