Plasma Skin Lesion Removal and Skin Tightening

Electrocautery Plasma Treatments Cheshire skin tightening and skin lesion removal.

Plasma is a revolutionary technology for skin tightening using plasma to stimulate & contract the skin, causing tightening and lifting.

What is Plasma?

Plasma is one of the four fundamental states of matter, the others being solid, liquid, and gas.

Plasma is formed through the ionisation of atmospheric gases; it is an ionised gas composed of ions and electrons, which is created by separating electrons from the electron shell of gas atoms or molecule rupture (ionisation).

How does Plasma Skin tightening work?

The plasma handpiece creates ionisation when it is hovered over the skin. The plasma arc creates a small, controlled injury to the skin’s surface, triggering the body’s natural healing response and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin fibres. As the skin heals, it becomes tighter, firmer, and more youthful in appearance, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of ageing. It works particularly well with small areas of heavily lined skin, such as the upper and lower eyes and ‘smoker’s lines’ over the mouth.

How does Plasma Skin Lesion Removal work?

When the handpiece is directed onto the skin lesion, such as a mole or skin tag, the high-energy plasma interacts with the tissue, causing it to heat up rapidly. This thermal energy effectively vaporises and breaks down the cells of the skin lesion, leading to its removal. The heat generated by the plasma can also cauterise the surrounding blood vessels, reducing bleeding during the procedure. The treated area then forms a scab, which eventually falls off, leaving behind smoother skin.

How painful is a Plasma treatment?

A local anaesthetic is used before commencement of the procedure. So the pain from the treatment should be minimal. The healing process can cause some mild discomfort but over the counter pain relief can be taken to help.

Are there any side effects from Plasma?

The side effects are immediate and may include swelling & reddening of the treated area for 2-3 days. The healing process will include crusting (which should be left to fall away naturally) over the course of about a week.

Treatments can sometimes lead to more prolonged redness and swelling while the skin recovers. This is more likely when the eyelids or areas close to the eye are treated. Some individuals can take up to 7 to 10 days to fully recover.

You can apply make up Makeup to cover the area treated after 24hrs.

The results are instant, although you can see further improvements over the next 2-4 weeks for skin tightening.

Which areas can be treated with Plasma?

Most areas of skin can be treated for skin lesion removal, such as warts and skin tags.

When it comes to treating fine lines & wrinkling, it is most commonly used on the upper & lower eye area, smoker’s lines, facial lines, belly button area, thighs, cleavage, and décolletage.

Who Performs Plasma Treatments at Cheshire Lasers

Cheshire Lasers currently does not have a specialist who offers Plasma treatment. However, we offer a range of other procedures which can deliver similar results. We use advanced electrocautery and advanced electrolysis to remove skin lesions and radiofrequency and HIFU for skin tightening.

Where Plasma is the best option for your concern, we usually recommend Plasma treatments with Dr Maeve Kenningham at her Wrexham Clinic.