When it comes to repairing and renewing aging skin, laser-based skin resurfacing has been the treatment of choice for decades. While the results are rewarding, it can come at a price – days, if not weeks of downtime.
Like traditional laser skin resurfacing, Opus Plasma removes a small fraction of the skin, which stimulates the surrounding skin to repair itself. But unlike traditional laser-based skin resurfacing technologies, Opus Plasma uses a one-of-a-kind Plasma technology that precisely controls the energy-to-tissue contact time, minimizing unwanted inflammation that often leads to longer recovery. Enjoy fractional skin resurfacing results with much less downtime using Plasma, with Opus Plasma.
What is Skin Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing, most commonly using a laser, is the most dramatic non-surgical procedure to repair and renew the skin to address a wide range of skin concerns. Fractional-based skin resurfacing is the modern skin resurfacing method that involves creating a pattern of microscopic injuries to a fraction of the skin. This stimulates a natural wound healing response exciting the skin to repair itself. The type of injury can vary depending on the type of fractional-based skin resurfacing technology used.
What Should I Expect?
Opus Plasma is a quick, 15-minute outpatient treatment usually performed following application of a topical anesthetic. During your consultation, Dr. Siddall or Dr. Dunn will assess your skin to personalize the best treatment plan for you. While you’ll begin to enjoy noticeable improvements following your first treatment, 2 to 3 treatments may be recommended for optimal results.
Is the Treatment Painful?
Depending on your treatment plan, the degree of discomfort will vary. Topical anesthetic may be recommended by your practitioner to numb the treatment area prior to the treatment to minimize any discomfort.
What Does Recovery Look Like?
This too will depend on your treatment plan recommended by your practitioner. A clinical study has shown that Opus Plasma required 50% less downtime when compared to a fractional skin resurfacing technology using a laser. When using moderate settings, the downtime is minimal. You may experience 24 to 48 hours of mild to moderate redness and swelling- not significant to interfere with your daily activities.
Who is a Good Candidate for Opus Plasma?
Opus Plasma was developed to be a versatile tool for your practitioner to address a wide demographic of patients of different age groups, skin types, and skin concerns. Your practitioner can dial the energy up or down to personalize the right treatment plan for your needs.