One of the most common aesthetic practitioners' initial challenges is that they are not confident carrying out their first plasma eyelid tightening procedures on their own. This webpage will clarify this question and, as we will see, it is relatively easy to carry out your first eyelid tightening in complete safety.
As we have already learned, the preferred technique for upper eyelid tightening is the spot mode or the spot operation. This has been used extensively around the world and is very easy to learn. There are other ways to use plasma for eyelid tightening like the spray operation, but this is not always straightforward to learn.
When you start using plasma for eyelid tightening for the first time you should use low-intensity treatment. There is no clear-cut distinction between low/medium/ high-intensity treatments. A low-intensity treatment can fall into a medium intensity treatment only changing a few parameters of the treatment like duration of the arc and/or distance between the spots. Similarly, a medium intensity treatment can fall into a high-intensity treatment and vice versa too.
Even if there is no clear-cut definition of low, medium and high-intensity treatments it is easy to recognize the intensity of the specific treatment by looking at them as they are being performed. At live training sessions, you are shown how these types of treatments are performed on one person only, this webpage will show you several examples so that you will have more reference experience in order to perform these types of treatments in complete confidence and safety.
Given the number of examples you will be able to watch in this webpage and our YouTube Channel, you will be equipped with the tools you require to recognise the difference between the different types of intensity treatments and learn how to carry them out for the first time.
Please note that this page has been made for the use of the BeautyTeck and or the devices marketed by Areton Ltd. For instructions of other devices please refer to the original manufacturer's instructions and training.
It is easier to understand what we mean by watching a video example. The following video is your reference for low-intensity treatment you can carry out for the first time.
Once you have performed your first low-intensity upper eyelid tightening treatments and you have seen the results, then you can move to performing medium intensity treatments. Normally medium intensity treatments are performed by only changing the duration of the arc slightly and reducing the distance between the spots. Also, the area treated will increases slightly.
The video below will provide you with some reference treatments to emulate in order to reproduce these types of treatment intensity.
After witnessing the results of low and medium intensity treatments there may be the temptation of performing high-intensity treatments in order to achieve far better results. Please remember that the results of plasma eyelid tightening cannot be rushed and the improvements achieved due to the treatments cannot overcome what it is realistically possible due to the physics of the treatment itself.
The problem with high-intensity treatments is that while the results may be marginally better than low and medium intensity treatments the immediate reactions and increased likelihood of potential longer-term adverse reactions can discourage people from undergoing further plasma tightening treatments.
Additionally, it has become clear that high-intensity treatments do not bring significant improvements compared to medium intensity treatments. In other words, high-intensity treatments do not bring about proportional improvements to the tightening sought by the clients. In terms of results, high-intensity treatments only bring about a minor long-term improvement compared with the long-term results of medium intensity treatments.
The immediate transient adverse effects of high-intensity treatments are:
This does not mean that low medium intensity treatments do not lead to the same short-term swelling and pain, however, they are far more moderate than what occurs in high-intensity treatments.
Unfortunately, it is not true that adverse effects cannot occur after these procedures. The treatment itself consists in inducing a controlled burn of the upper and lower eyelids, therefore, depending on the way the burn has been carried out and the particular type of skin, the likelihood of adverse effects differ. As a general rule of thumb the higher the overall intensity of the treatment the higher the likelihood of adverse effects occurring after upper eyelid tightening.
We have carried out thousands of high-intensity treatments over the years without major adverse reactions. However, although rare, the few adverse reactions reported over time have only followed high-intensity treatments. One of the main problems with high-intensity treatments is that the swelling and pain are the most intense after these types of treatments and this alone may dissuade people from undergoing further treatments despite the results.
Rarely high-intensity treatments can lead to some of the medium-term adverse effects:
These adverse reactions have not been reported after medium/ low-intensity treatments. Therefore high-intensity treatments should always be avoided in a commercial environment.
Please note that the main cause for people to be discouraged from undergoing further treatments has been the severe swelling and pain following the treatment, the long-term healing and laxity are very rare occurrences.
Please remember that despite the amazing expectations and promises made by different manufacturers these types of treatments have their inherent limitations due to the skin physiology and the inherent physics of treatment itself. Plasma treatments cannot shorten the skin because electrical plasma simply does not cut the skin.
Some manufacturers bring forward the immediate canonisation (therefore deep dehydration) to show that the "there is immediate shortening of the skin", however, please note that the immediate skin contraction of the area after the carbonisation (also referred to as sublimation for marketing purposes) is only transient because the dehydration will be over as soon as the swelling takes place.
After examining the effects of most high-intensity treatments using voltaic plasma with different devices we have come to the conclusion that performing high-intensity treatments are more disadvantageous than advantageous. This is because the minor added tightening are overshadowed by the increased pain and swelling, also the likelihood of potential adverse reactions is higher. The intense swelling and pain after high-intensity treatments are sufficient to discourage people from undergoing further necessary eyelid tightening treatments to achieve the desired effects.
High-intensity treatment, on rare occasions, has led to long-term inflammation of the area lasting up to 3 months and laxity. Laxity is the opposite of tightening and its likelihood from occurring can be minimized by only performing low/medium intensity treatments. Laxity can be corrected by further eyelid tightening treatments.
The most common adverse reaction is hyper-pigmentation, however, this is never due to the way the treatment is carried out. It is only to do with the early exposure to UV radiations.