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Scar Treatment and Improvement with Plasma Pen

The appearance of scars can be treated and their appearance improved by a number of different modalities including plasma pen, microneedling and laser. This article is specifically about scar treatment, improvement and revision using a plasma pen, which is one of my favourite treatments.

Plasma pens are a non-invasive cosmetic treatment option that can improve the appearance of scars. They work by using a device that generates plasma, a type of ionized gas, to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. This stimulates the body’s natural healing response, promoting the production of collagen and elastin, which can help to smooth out scars.

Plasma pens can treat both hypertrophic (raised) scars and atrophic scars, which are scars that appear sunken or depressed in the skin. Atrophic scars can be caused by a variety of factors, including acne, surgery, and injury. It is easier to treat hypertrophic scars because it is always easier to remove something that’s there than add something that isn’t.

When the plasma pen is applied to the skin, it creates a small arc of plasma that vaporizes the top layer of the skin. This creates a small wound that triggers the body’s natural healing process. As the wound heals, the skin produces new collagen and elastin, which can help to plump up the skin and smooth out the appearance of scars.

Plasma pen treatments are typically performed in a series of sessions, with each session spaced a few weeks apart. The number of sessions required will depend on the severity of the scarring and the individual’s response to treatment. The result on the scar on this page was the result of just one treatment.

Overall, plasma pen treatments can be a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of scars without the need for invasive surgery or harsh chemical treatments. However, it’s important to choose a qualified and experienced practitioner to determine whether plasma pen treatment is the right option for your specific needs.

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Both the above sliders show the before and after a single plasma pen treatment to improve the appearance of old scars.

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