The following video provides you with a quick overview of the case study on plasma upper eyelid presented in this web-page.
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The overall intensity of the treatment presented is medium/high. As we have seen previously, the overall treatment intensity, using the spot mode or operation, is not only determined by the specific power level of the plasma device. The power level of the device is only one of the parameters witch determines the overall treatment intensity.
In the case study presented, the setting of the device used is BeautyTeck level 8 with 3 battery configuration. As you can see from the video showing the treatment the spacing between the spots is between 1 to 2 mm. The duration of the arcing is approximately a quarter of a second. The area covered is the majority of the upper eyelid area and part of the lower eyelid.
The subject of this case study was 44 years of age at the time of the treatment. The amount of excess skin on the upper eyelid was relatively minor.
This person was a very good candidate for voltaic plasma eyelid treatment due to the relatively little loose skin on the upper eyelid. The case also presented very fine lines on the lower eyelid, therefore lower eyelid tightening was carried out as well in order to improve the appearance of the fine lines on the lower periorbital area (lower eyelids).
This is a classic example where the subject, would not have undergone any surgery (blepharoplasty) because this would have been too invasive in order to only achieve a minor improvement. In this case, it is envisaged that only one or two treatments using voltaic plasma, would suffice to tighten the area to the client satisfaction.
As shown below the left eyelid had the symmetrical issue as the right eyelid.
As seen in the pictures of both left and right eyelids although the slight excess skin on the eyelid is noticeable, this is very minor, therefore surgical intervention in this case would hardly be justifiable, because the improvement required would be too minor and the risks and downtime associated with a blepharoplasty would be unfavourable.
On the other hand, plasma eyelid skin tightening delivers the minor improvement which are suitable in these type of cases where the excess skin is only minor. More generally, the slight improvement achieved with Plasma Eyelid tightening is a good option, where only a minor amount of localised skin tightening following the procedure would achieve the desired effect.
As we have discussed throughout this website the expected result is a minor localised tightening, however these results are cumulative. This means that repeating these aesthetic treatments at certain intervals can achieve very good results, even when the loose area to be tightened is relatively extended.
Neither ice packs were applied nor any soothing product were applied immediately after the treatment. This was done in order to show how the natural healing process takes care the healing without the help of any products and drugs of any type.
In this case the subject was purposely instructed not to use any antiseptic of any type, no creams , no make-up nor creams or product of any types. Only the use of a neutral mild soap was recommended. However a soar and antiseptic agent were used twice daily during the healing period.
The discomfort hits the subject a few minutes after the treatment is finished and it peaks during the first night following the treatment and the morning following the aesthetic treatment. The pain and discomfort start to subside during the first day following the treatment. Usually the second night following the treatment is much more bearable than the first night.
The main healing lasted 5 to 6 days. In this case the swelling lasted three days as seen in the photos. The fourth day no sign of swelling was present. As it is common the swelling peaked the morning following the treatment. It then subsiding without the use of any products or ice packs.
Please bear in mind that all the after pictures were provided by the subject herself up to the 8th day after the treatment. The area is subject to change over the 8 weeks following the treatment.
It is during this long term healing, while the area is still red, that the hyper-pigmentation could develop. Once the skin texture has returned to normal two to three months following the treatment, then the likelihood of hyper-pigmentation decreases dramatically.