FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How does the planoplas® plasma pen work?
The plasma generated by planoplas® consists of ionized gas, similar to a microburst. The energy required is minimal, but the generated plasma transfers the energy very precisely to the skin and protects the surrounding tissues. The precision of the planoplas® is outstanding and enables outstanding results with minimal disruption.
What is Plasma?
Plasma is called the fourth state of matter. Matter achieves this state when you supply enough energy to split atoms into electrons. The result is a cloud of free, negatively charged electrons and positively charged ions, radicals, and molecules. This cloud, consisting of charged particles, is called plasma. Matter has completely new physical properties in this state.
How does planoplas® produce plasma?
planoplas® uses the phenomenon of dielectric barrier discharge.
Which gases are ionized?
planoplas® ionizes the ambient air, consisting mainly of approx. 78% nitrogen and approx. 20% oxygen.
What does planoplas® plasma consist of?
Because planoplas® ionizes the ambient air, consisting mainly of nitrogen and oxygen, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species are generated.
How does the planoplas® affect the skin?
The plasma generated with planoplas® has two different mechanisms of action:
Extrinsic (external): The planoplas® plasma pen produces a microablation. This means that one wears off a part of the upper skin layer. The plasma microablation is strictly limited to the upper layers of the skin and very precise. The underlying tissue is spared, allowing accelerated healing.
Intrinsic: The generated plasma contains ionized particles that reach deeper layers of the skin. The charged particles, including NO, ozone (O3) and others, cause mild numbing, accelerate healing (plasma disinfects) and induce a scar-free healing.
How does plasma accelerate wound healing?
The intrinsic plasma effect is mainly produced by the nitrogen reactive species and the oxygen reactive species that reach deeper skin layers. Plasma causes an acceleration of fibroblast division (mitosis) and fibroblast migration, as well as a promotion of neovascularization. The mitosis and migration of keratinocytes is also promoted.
Why is wound healing free of scars after a planoplas® treatment?
The dermis is not injured by the planoplas® treatment. The plasma generated by planoplas® stimulates the dermis through the nitrogen and oxygen reactive species.
Why is the planoplas® treatment so painless?
The precision of the microablation (tissue removal) does not damage the underlying tissue. Plasma even has a slightly numbing effect. Both facts allow treatments without anesthetic injection.
Is there a risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) from planoplas® treatment?
planoplas® does not induce pigmentation. However, it is important to protect the treated skin from UV (sun) radiation for several weeks to months.
Is it important how the treated skin areas are cared for?
For undisturbed wound healing our special AfterCare products must be used and appropriate care instructions followed.
How does eyelid lifting / skin lifting with planoplas® work?
During treatment, the plasma effect causes a thermal skin reaction. The treatment lasts between 5-15 minutes depending on the area and severity. Including preparation and cooling time after the treatment you should plan about 1.5 hours. Immediately after the treatment cover the area with our AfterCare.
What side effects are to be expected after eyelid lifting / skin lifting with planoplas®?
After the treatment, there is a local swelling. Customers should cool the skin to soften the swelling.
The strongest swelling is visible at the morning after the treatment. The degree of swelling depends on the intensity of treatment, the area of treatment and the tendency of the patient to swell. The swelling decreases quickly and usually disappears after 3 days.
1-2 days after the treatment crusts (scab) develop, which should not be scraped off. These fall off after 6-8 days.
Then the skin is pink for about 4 weeks to 4 months.
What are the benefits of eyelid lifting / lifting with planoplas®?
There are the following advantages:
No injections are needed for stunning and therefore no bruising is to be expected
No general anesthesia necessary
No cuts necessary
Immediately visible lifting
Relatively short downtime
Short term persistent redness
No change in eye shape (facial expression) because of eyelid lifting
No risk of overcorrection
What are the advantages of the planoplas® treatment compared to a laser treatment?
Compared to lasers, no light is used in the planoplas® treatment. There is therefore no risk of PIH (postinflammatory hyperpigmentation). It is also easy to treat dark skin types without the risk of hyperpigmentation. Transient pigmentation is possible when using unsuitable products.
In a laser treatment (e.g., fractional laser), the dermis is damaged by the laser to trigger the healing process. In contrast, in planoplas® treatment, the dermis is not damaged but stimulated.
The high-energy plasma particles penetrate the skin layers and trigger a tightening effect and accelerated healing.
The planoplas® application is less painful.
With the planoplas®, healing is always free from scarring, provided that the customer adheres to the appropriate care specifications.
What possible side effects are to be expected?
Usually, no serious side effects are expected. When treating smaller areas of skin, healing is not a problem. When treating larger areas of skin, swelling may occur for 1-3 days. The scab falls a few days later. Then there is a pink skin color for about 4 weeks to 4 months. After treatment up to approx. 4 months after, UV protection with SPF 50 must be applied to avoid pigmentation problems.
How many sessions are necessary?
The number of sessions depends on the findings, the area of the skin to be treated, the intensity of treatment and the ability of the skin to heal.
Depending on the desired result, 1-4 sessions may be necessary.
Is planoplas® a tested device?
Yes, the planoplas® plasma pen is CE certified and completely MADE IN GERMANY. Likewise, planoplas® is EU compliant through its close cooperation with DEGEUK - German Association for EU Conformity (www.degeuk.de).
What can I expect after the treatment?
Immediately after treatment, the treated area of the skin looks like a bruise. Swelling may occur one day later, but can be reduced by cooling. For the next few days, a scab occurs, which drops after a total of 6-8 days. The treated areas remain red for about 4 weeks to 4 months.
Healing is delayed when you smoke.
How much is a treatment?
The cost of treatment varies depending on the extent of treatment. We are happy to advise you without obligation and free of charge.
Do you need to wear special eye protection during treatment?
A special eye protection is not necessary. Plasma is harmless to the eyes of the customer or the practitioner.