Portrait Plasma Resurfacing (FAQ)
What is portrait plasma resurfacing used to treat?
Those with fine lines, moderate to deep wrinkles, loose skin on the face, jowls and neck, pigmentation from sun damage, veiny and age spotted hands, neck, chest and acne scars; may greatly benefit from the portrait plasma resurfacing treatments.
How does portrait plasma resurfacing work?
Plasma resurfacing will improve the skin’s texture and tighten the skin at specific energy levels. High-energy plasma is administered to the skin, which delivers heat under the surface of the skin creating a tighter surface and a more even-toned surface.
What is the recovery time needed?
Improvement is immediately seen for those with fine lines and pigment irregularities such as brown spots. The amount of recovery a patient is required depends on the level of treatment administered. Dr. Cameron Rokhsar and Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick were the first physicians to use the portrait plasma device in 2003. One to three treatments are needed depending on the area treated, skin condition and cosmetic goals. The recovery time is less than the CO2 laser resurfacing, which tends to leave skin raw.