What is the NuVissa Plasma Pen?
As we age, our body produces less collagen, the protein that is needed for smooth, firm, youthful skin. As a result of the decline, the skin starts to wrinkle and sag. The NuVissa Plasma Pen is an innovative device that mitigates and repairs these signs of aging.
How does the NuVissa Plasma Pen work?
NuVissa is a fibroblast therapy device. It works by targeting the fibroblast cells in the derms, the layer of skin beneath the epidermis. Fibroblast cells make collagen and other proteins that the body uses to heal skin wounds, as well as maintain tissue firmness. Plasma fibroblast therapy provokes collagen production by creating a controlled arc of energy just next to the skin. The device itself never touches the skin. The energy current sparks micro-injuries that look like tiny dots on the outermost layer of the skin. In these micro-injuries, the proteins in the skin are broken down and the fibroblasts are stimulated to repair damaged tissue. The heat from the plasma arc causes immediate tissue tightening as well as prolonged tissue regeneration.
How many NuVissa Plasma Pen treatments will I need?
Nuvissa is designed as a one-time treatment after which visible results build over several weeks. The improvements achieved during the treatment session are long-lasting and, for most people, sufficient to achieve their desired outcome. If, after about 4 weeks, you would like to enhance your results, schedule a visit to discuss the value of a second session.
Who is the ideal candidate for NuVissa Plasma Pen treatments?
Plasma fibroblast therapy can address a range of cosmetic concerns and skin conditions. It is appropriate for adults of all ages. Treatment is designed to address the natural loss of laxity and firmness that occurs with age. It can also address issues such as stretch marks, acne scarring, and textural irregularities. NuVissa can be performed on most skin types, though some skin conditions should be discussed during the initial consultation to ensure proper care is provided. Examples include psoriasis or a history of scarring. Plasma fibroblast therapy can be an excellent alternative to plastic surgery for those who wish to rejuvenate areas of the face, neck, and body.
What is the NuVissa Plasma Pen used to treat?
The NuVissa Plasma Pen is designed to offer comprehensive rejuvenation in key areas of the face and body.
In the upper facial region, NuVissa can be used to smooth horizontal or vertical lines on the forehead and around the eyes. Examples include frown lines, crow’s feet, and worry lines. The skin-tightening treatment can gently lift the brow line for a nonsurgical brow lift, or tighten loose, heavy upper or lower eyelids.
Plasma fibroblast therapy can mitigate under eye bags by smoothing the tear trough lines where the cheek meets the lower eyelid. NuVissa can also tighten tissue to restore better cheek contours and smooth nasolabial lines between the nose and mouth.
The lower face is where sagging tissue and fat lands when collagen diminishes. NuVissa can treat problems including smile lines, jowls, sagging tissue beneath the chin, vertical lip lines, and more. Additional areas and concerns that NuVissa can treat include:
- Horizontal neck lines
- Turkey neck or crepe-like neck skin
- Skin tags, blemishes, and red spots
- Sun damage and aging skin in the décolleté area
- Loose breast skin
- Stretch marks on the abdomen, thighs, or other areas
- Wrinkles and loose skin in the knee area
How often can I get NuVissa Plasma Pen treatments?
The results of plasma fibroblast therapy can last approximately 3 years. However, several factors influence the speed at which collagen breaks down. What NuVissa treatment does is “reset” the clock on aging skin. At some point, additional treatments may be scheduled to preserve smooth, firm skin. Your provider can discuss the appropriate timing based on your skin and your desired outcome.
Do NuVissa Plasma Pen treatments hurt?
NuVissa treatments are generally very tolerable. A topical anesthetic may be applied to the treatment area before we begin. This is usually sufficient to enable patients to remain comfortable throughout their procedure. During or after the procedure, the skin may feel tight or numb. Some patients describe a tingling or stinging sensation shortly after their session. The skin may also itch as the healing process progresses. These minor side effects can be managed by following the post-treatment instructions provided by your doctor. The tiny dots that form on the skin do not hurt. Avoid picking or rubbing them. These areas of micro-injury fall off naturally over a few days.