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Plasma Pen Treatment: What Is It and How Long Does It Really Last?

As you get older, your collagen production decreases significantly, causing saggy skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. Aging is a natural process that cannot be prevented, but its consequences can be resolved with plasma pen treatment (fibroblast therapy). It is a non-invasive, aesthetic procedure designed to tighten and enhance the appearance of the skin, especially around the chin, forehead, cheeks, lips, and eyes, helping you look younger. A study reveals that plasma pen treatment stimulates fibroblast activity and encourages tissue regeneration and contraction (tightening).

Continue reading to learn more about plasma pen treatment and its benefits.

How Does the Plasma Pen Treatment Work?

A plasma pen is used to treat various parts of the body by transforming electrical energy into electrostatic energy, which is passed via the probe as an impulse through the skin. When the pen is 1mm above the treatment area (skin of the face/eyes/lips/other areas), oxygen and nitrogen combine to produce an arc of plasma discharge.

Even though the plasma arc does not contact the skin, it causes a thermal disturbance within the dermis, creating micro-injuries that stimulate fibroblasts to increase collagen production and activate essential proteins in the skin. As your skin heals from these micro-injuries, you will get new, rejuvenated, and healthy skin.

What Areas of Skin Can Plasma Pen Treat?

A plasma pen treatment can work in the following areas:


  • Upper face (Treats crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, and vertical/horizontal lines)
  • Midface (Rejuvenates ear lobes and treats horizontal lines, nasolabial folds, acne scars, skin tags, and cheek lines)
  • Lower face (Resolves jawlines, vertical lip lines, smile lines, mouth corners, and marionette lines)


  • Stomach (resolves stretchmarks)
  • Arms and forearms
  • Lower legs and knees (treats thread veins)
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Breast
  • Buttock

See Also: Plasma Pen vs. Microneedling – Which Should You Choose?

What Results to Expect from Plasma Pen Treatment

  • You will notice immediate & dramatic skin improvement due to the contraction of the surface skin tissue.
  • You will feel revitalized as new and healthy skin and cells will replace the old ones.
  • Feel more elasticity and flexibility with the reshaping, rebuilding, and strengthening of the scaffolding within the dermis.
  • Your cell maturation and tissue regeneration will increase due to the trigger & release of the important proteins in the skin.

How Durable Is the Plasma Pen Treatment?

On average, the results of plasma pen treatment last up to 2-3 years, but the specific time frame for you depends on your skin type, how well the procedure is done, your health condition, and how well and quickly your skin is healed following the procedure.

Generally, the results can last longer than 3 years, if:

  • The procedure is done precisely
  • You experience less tissue damage
  • You take special measures for a proper healing

Tips to Enhance the Lasting Period of Your Results

  • The micro-injuries created by plasma pen treatment will turn into scabs after some hours. Do not pick at these scabs, and let them fall on their own to prevent scars or damage.
  • Don’t use lotions, creams, or any other makeup product on the treated skin until it is healed.
  • Getting the procedure done by a professional is recommended to experience desired and long-lasting results.

Will Plasma Pen Treatment Hurt?

Generally, topical anesthesia is used to numb your skin before the procedure, so you may not feel much pain. However, you may experience mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising following the procedure, which is quite common and will subside within 5-7 days.

Who Are the Ideal Candidates for Plasma Pen Treatment?

The ideal candidates for plasma pen treatment are those who have mild to moderate skin wrinkles and are looking to improve the skin’s volume, appearance, and elasticity.

However, you should not undergo the procedure if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have a pacemaker or other heart conditions
  • Have metal implants or medical appliances near the treatment area
  • Are diabetic
  • Have epilepsy, cancer, or autoimmune conditions that delay your healing process

Benefits of Plasma Pen Treatment

Plasma pen treatment provides substantial benefits, including:

  • Improves skin’s texture, elasticity, and tone while brightening it
  • Little to no pain and discomfort
  • By resolving wrinkles and fine lines, tightening the skin, and lifting various skin areas, the treatment remains versatile
  • The treatment results can be permanent if your skin ages slowly

Side Effects of Plasma Pen Treatment

Following the treatment, people may experience side effects, such as:

  • Swelling (edema)
  • Itching
  • Sunburn
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation (skin lightening)
  • Infection (very rare)
  • Allergic reaction (uncommon, but those who experience it may have a hive-like appearance in the treatment area)

See Also: Plasma Pen Vs. Botox – Which Is Better?

Is Plasma Pen Treatment Safe?

As the treatment aims to stimulate the body’s natural healing process to rejuvenate the skin without directly contacting the skin or using chemicals, injections, or medicines, it is considered safe and also approved by the FDA.

Aftercare Suggestion for Plasma Pen Treatment

  • Minimize exposure to the sun’s rays for a period of 7 to 10 days.
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption should be avoided.
  • While you are healing, consuming Vitamin C supplements will boost your immune system.
  • Avoid any skin-related treatment until your skin has completely healed during a period of 10 to 12 weeks.

With plasma pen treatment, you can improve the overall appearance of your skin while mitigating the signs of aging with minimal pain and downtime. So, you can get it done with no hesitations and experience the more beautiful and younger you.

Connect with the Youth Fountain for Effective Plasma Pen Treatment

If you are looking for the best-in-class yet affordable plasma pen treatment near you, contact us today at The Youth Fountain. Our experienced and skilled surgeon, Dr. Emil Shakov, is specialized in performing plasma pen treatment with desired results.

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