Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does A Treatment Cost?
Plasma Pen is really not an expensive treatment given the amazing results penelope plasma will deliver for you. On average, most new single Plasma Pen treatments are priced at around £500 per area per treatment and this would be for areas like the upper or lower eyelids (non-surgical blepharoplasty – the equivalent price for an invasive cosmetic surgery procedure of that nature which will likely give the exact same results is £3,000 to £6,000 so price is relative). More complex and more time-consuming procedures, such as a full face-lift, a neck or a forehead lift, breast lift or a jawline augmentation will likely be priced significantly higher as there is a great deal more time and work required. Equally, an Oral Commissures treatment, for example, may be priced much lower. All prices will be discussed in a pre-consultation with penelope plasma depending on the size and time of the area that requires treating.
Plasma Pen is a highly sought-after, in-demand and en-vogue treatment and it is not over-commercialised.
What Skin Types Can Be Safely Treated With Plasma Pen
On the Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale (The Fitzpatrick Skin Type is a skin classification system developed in 1975 by Thomas Fitzpatrick, MD, of Harvard Medical School), only skin types I, II and III can safely be treated with Plasma Pen.
Skin Types range from the very fair (Type I) to the very dark (Type VI).
Anything higher and you are risking hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.
Some providers claim to be able to treat any skin type. This is generally untrue or at the very least misleading and is usually only because they are perhaps selling medical grade devices to cosmetic surgeons (who are then able to self-prescribe and fix any damage that they do) and/or because the treatments they are performing are merely “spray” rejuvenation only (i.e. they are not targeting the dermis and are only working on the epidermis).
The fact is that people with darker skins have melanocytes capable of making large amounts of melanin. When dark/black skin is injured (i.e. through the micro-trauma we create with Plasma Pen), these melanocytes can hyperpigment or hypopigment. This is because a combination of the inflammatory response and ultraviolet causes the inflammation to disrupt the basal cell layer. Melanin pigment is then released but subsequently it can become trapped by macrophages in the papillary layer. Once the wound healing has completed and the junction repaired then the melanin pigment granules can be caught within the dermal layer with no way of escape and this can cause pigmentation issues.
Please contact Penelope Plasma for a free consultation to determine whether you are suitable to receive the plasma pen treatment.
How Long Do Plasma Pen Results Last?
Plasma Pen delivers exceptionally long lasting results. From all observations, clinical trials and real world experience then about three years is normal. Once the skin is tightened then that it is actually permanent. However, your skin will still continue to age and this will happen at different rates based on genetics, lifestyle choices and free radicals so although we suggest treatment results will lasts for around 3 years, some clients will experience longer lasting results than others. Remember too that in addition to rejuvenation, we are actually helping repair the scaffolding of the skin with our fibroblasting to mitigate the aging process.
If, for example, we treat your smokers lines and you then continue to smoke then results may possibly not be as long lasting compared to if you had stopped. If we make your eyelid hoods or bags disappear then that is also a permanent effect although, of course, they could potentially grow back in years to come.
Is Plasma Pen Treatment Painful?
We don’t think so and especially not with our #1 device. For many, Plasma Pen is virtually a pain-free treatment and is often described as merely tingly. We see many clients fall asleep during their procedure. However, the treatment may be moderately uncomfortable depending on you and where you are being treated. Eyelid procedures (where the skin is at its thinnest) can be more painful for some people but our device, plasma delivery and super-fine probes allow our technicians to work very quickly and efficiently and this minimises potential discomfort for you by design.
Your technician will numb the area before treatment and sometimes during too depending on the products they use and the regulations in this area. For treatments on large areas, technicians will typically “numb as they go” so that the numbing effects don’t wear off while they are still working. It’s all relative too – think how painful something like cosmetic surgery can be after a procedure when your anaesthetic wears off.
What Aftercare Is Involved?
Aftercare following a Plasma Pen treatment is very straightforward and mostly common sense. If you are paying for an incredible treatment like this and investing in your beauty and you then ignore the strict instructions which Penelope Plasma will fully brief you on – perhaps by choosing to go on a sun bed the next day – you will clearly imperil the outcome and may not achieve optimal results.
Aftercare will be discussed in your consultation and after your treatment
What Will My Consultation Involve?
Penelope Plasma will complete a detailed consultation with you, sometimes on the day of your treatment and sometimes before depending on your mutual preference and availability. They will complete detailed paperwork with you (such as consent forms) and will take before and after photographs since those are legally required for their insurance.
A typical consultation includes:
Full details of your skin type and history
Contraindications and relevant medical history
Your lifestyle (e.g. are you a smoker, do you use sunbeds, do you use fillers, have you had any recent cosmetic surgery)
Identifying what your expectations are, whether they are realistic and why you actually want treatment
Answering any questions you have
Explaining the treatment, the aftercare regime you will need to follow, the downtime, the likely recovery period and any other relevant information
Explaining the number and frequency of treatments you may require, if more than one
The cost and payment
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Often only one but it will depend on your personal expectations, the area being treated, your age, the condition and type of your skin and many other factors. We implacably believe that you simply will not get better or faster results alongside less downtime and faster recovery than you will enjoy with an official Plasma Pen by Louise Walsh International procedure from one of our expert technicians.
Each and every client is different and your treatment plan will always be bespoke. In our experience, some clients may require 2 or more treatments to achieve optimal results, especially for some procedures and skin conditions where the results will be cumulative by design. Many clients are, as we say, absolutely delighted with the results that Penelope Plasma and advanced plasma technology are able deliver after just one treatment.
Just take a look at the Before and Afters page on this website – most of the results displayed are from single Plasma Pen treatment sessions.
Remember too that although your treated area may look completely healed from the outside very quickly and that our results are often utterly dramatic from day one; it takes several weeks and sometimes months for the cells living within your epidermal junction to fully do the job that we have told them to do in traumatising your skin with Plasma Pen. We advise all for most treatments, not to treat anyone for a minimum of 8 weeks after their first treatment because before that point, we are unlikely to be able to see and fully appreciate all the results that the first treatment actually achieved. Often, at that point, we will tell you that you simply don’t need another treatment on that area because you have indeed achieved optimal results/effects.
How Long Does A Plasma Treatment Take?
Our treatment is probably the fastest out there thanks to our spectacular plasma delivery, the incredible ergonomic and lightweight design of our Plasma Pen, the tiniest probes and the best technician training and support that is available anywhere from any provider.
There are a superfluity of treatments available but, to give you some examples, it should about 30 to 40 minutes to treat your upper or lower eye areas. Procedures like a full neck treatment or a full forehead lift will be longer and prior to any treatment you will have the area numbed. Depending on the numbing and pre-treatment products used, the length of your pre-treatment consultation, the forms you will need to complete and then the aftercare advice provided to you after your treatment then this will of course extend the overall time you will spend with Penelope Plasma. Depending on the particular treatment, your objectives and you as an individual then Penelope Plasma may recommend more than one session.
How Much Is Plasma Pen Treatment?
Plasma Pen is really not an expensive treatment given the amazing resultswe will deliver for you. On average, most new single Plasma Pen treatments are priced by Penelope Plasma at around £500 per area per treatment and this would be for areas like the upper or lower eyelids (non-surgical blepharoplasty – the equivalent price for an invasive cosmetic surgery procedure of that nature which will likely give the exact same results is £3,000 to £6,000 so price is relative). More complex and more time-consuming procedures, such as a full face-lift, a neck or a forehead lift, breast lift or a jawline augmentation will likely be priced significantly higher as there is a great deal more time and work required. Equally, an Oral Commissures treatment, for example, may be priced much lower.
Plasma Pen is a highly sought-after, in-demand and en-vogue treatment and it is not over-commercialised. Consider the many expensive and invasive alternatives out there like cosmetic surgery, think about the short term results but long term expense of some treatments like fillers and botox and think about other services and solutions which are often grossly inferior to ours or at least incomparable. The results possible with Plasma Pen are stunning and Penelope Plasma will make enormous efforts to deliver you highly detailed consultations, the best aftercare, the most professional follow-up and well-devised and well-executed treatment plans that deliver you the results you are looking for and expect.