NeoGen Plasma: Everything you need to know about this laser alternative
If you’re looking for a treatment that does it all, shrinks pores, tightens skin, lightens pigmentation and best of all is suited for all skin types and tones, look no further than NeoGen Plasma. It promises to deliver a smoother, younger visage with little to no downtime.
What is NeoGen Plasma?
Commonly mistaken for a laser, NeoGen Plasma energy is generated from the conversion of nitrogen gas into plasma energy which is then emitted form a handpiece in controlled pulses to heat up the skin rapidly. This effectively treats the skin without damaging the top layer of the skin. When new healthy skin has formed, the top layer sheds off to reveal it.
What can NeoGen Plasma do?
NeoGen Plasma is customisable for every individual thanks to the high level of precision afforded by the machine, generating new skin cells by ensuring uniform heating of deep tissue which in turn rebuilds new stores of collagen and elastin.
When used at a lower energy level, NeoGen is effective in reducing wrinkles, fine lines, pore size, stretch marks and even actinic keratoses, a form of pre-cancerous skin lesions. At higher energy levels, NeoGen helps to improve the appearance of photo-damaged skin, acne scarring, deeper wrinkles and skin pigmentation including melasma.
NeoGen is even safe enough to be used around the delicate area of the eye to reduce lines and wrinkles, all without any risk to the eye and the skin around it.
In SW1, the lower setting of NeoGen Plasma is incorporated into a facial known as Cold Plasma. It’s a no-nonsense facial that will leave you feeling refreshed and looking radiant!
What is the treatment like?
If done at a higher setting, the patient will have a thin layer of numbing cream applied to the skin for improved comfort. The treatment itself feels like warm, short bursts of air on your skin with the thinner areas such as your undereye and forehead feeling warmer compared to other parts of the face. The procedure is virtually painless even though your skin may appear a little flushed or red immediately after treatment.
Is there a long downtime?
There may be some redness that will last from 1 to 2 days but this can be easily covered with makeup and concealer.
Also, depending on the setting administered, you may experience mild skin flaking in the 24 hours post treatment. This treatment is best postponed or avoided if you have an important event lined up. Have this treatment done at least a week before any major event to minimise the side effects.