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What is Opus Plasma?
A revolutionary method of skin resurfacing, Opus Plasma is a micro-ablative, fractional technology used to smooth and tighten the skin. It treats tiny portions of the skin, stimulating its natural healing properties and instantly providing more youthful-looking skin.
Used to treat a variety of skin concerns, from acne scar removal to sun damage and aging, Opus Plasma is much less invasive than its competitors and offers a solution to a broader audience than any of the resurfacing technologies that have come before it.
How Does Opus Plasma Work?
Like laser treatments, Opus Plasma makes tiny injuries in the skin to stimulate its natural healing process. This healing process creates new, youthful skin cells and encourages the skin around the injury to pull closer together, resulting in an overall tighter feel and appearance.
However, Opus Plasma uses plasma and radiofrequency instead of a laser or microneedling to create these fractional injuries. The term “plasma” simply refers to the use of radiofrequency and the surrounding air to create a sort of “lightning” on the skin. While there isn’t a shock feeling, the plasma will leave behind small, bowl-shaped abrasions on the surface of the skin that are invisible to the naked eye.
Two Birds, One Stone
Opus Plasma offers skin tightening and resurfacing effects at the same time. This is because the radiofrequency allows easier and deeper penetration of the skin. The skin not only becomes smoother on the surface, but this deeper reach also stimulates collagen production, encouraging a renewed, youthful appearance.
What Benefits Can I Expect to See?
Patients use Opus Plasma for a variety of reasons, from major damage repair to simple maintenance. Each Opus Plasma skin resurfacing treatment is completely customizable.
Potential benefits include:
Sun damage reduction
Acne scar removal
Stretch mark removal
More youthful “glow”
Your practitioner can determine the strength of the treatment to use, whether you’re looking for a gentler lift or a more aggressive approach.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Most skin resurfacing treatments are confined to very specific parts of the body or even specific sections of the face. With Opus Plasma, skincare professionals and clients are ditching the multiple, expensive treatments for this single, multi-use technique.
Opus Plasma can be used anywhere on the body. It’s gentle enough to treat fine lines on the face and powerful enough to remove decades-old stretch marks on the thicker skin of the stomach and buttocks. In some cases, it can even substitute for a tummy tuck or facelift.
This powerful healing is due to Opus Plasma’s ability to reach deep into the skin. Instead of focusing on the surface, Opus Plasma can offer a more aggressive approach by remodeling the skin. It is a high-quality option for stretch mark removal for this reason. This leads to an improved appearance on the surface and a restored tightness to the skin that is difficult to achieve in any other way.
Opus Plasma Treats Hard-To-Reach Areas
Opus Plasma is a step above its competition when it comes to tricky treatment areas, like the area under the eyes. Whereas treatments like Botox are too dangerous for bags under the eyes and fillers only offer minimal effects, Opus Plasma can provide incredible results for those who are looking to treat the laxity and sagging of eyelids and the undereye region.
How is Opus Plasma Different from CO2 Lasers and Other Treatments?
Opus Plasma represents a new approach to skin rejuvenation and quick, outpatient treatments. Beyond its revolutionary use of plasma to deliver microscopic treatment in targeted areas, it stands apart from its competitors in two key ways: Treatable skin types and treatment reliability.
Any Skin Type
Unlike laser treatments — which are notorious for leaving behind dark spots, light spots, and scarring on darker skin tones — Opus Plasma can be used on any tone or type of skin. It doesn’t leave behind damage. Instead, it goes deeply into thick skin and maintains softness on thinner or damaged skin.
More Reliable Treatment
Many modern resurfacing treatments are fueled by electricity. When electricity enters a machine, it is not always able to deliver a steady supply of power. In fact, the power can fluctuate, leading to subtle increases or drops that cause practitioners to deliver unreliable results.
Like a tattoo power supply that keeps the flow of electricity steady as it enters the machine, Opus Plasma machines are built to combat this fluctuation. This allows practitioners to focus on the task at hand by delivering a reliable and consistent dose of energy throughout the entire process.
Gentle treatments will remain light and soft, and more aggressive treatments will maintain their stronger power throughout the entire session.
Opus Plasma Discomfort, Downtime, and Long-Term Results
During an Opus Plasma treatment, you can expect some discomfort. Your practitioner will likely recommend a local anesthetic to prevent any pain during treatment. Most clients will feel warmth on the skin. This warmth is from the plasma, and it signifies the stimulation of your collagen production.
After your treatment, you can expect immediate wrinkle reduction and tighter, more youthful skin. The skin will continue to tighten over the next few days, depending on the intensity of the treatment provided. For some individuals, two or three treatments are recommended for best results.
Unlike CO2 laser treatments that can lead to up to ten days of downtime, Opus Plasma treatments require minimal downtime.
Most practitioners will recommend the following practices:
Stay out of the sun
Apply moisturizer frequently
Apply sunscreen throughout the day
After three days, the skin should be healed enough to return to a normal skincare and makeup routine. Many people are able to return to work the day after treatment, though some redness is expected. For the most part, this redness looks like a sunburn, making Opus Plasma a very discreet option.
The effects of an Opus Plasma treatment are meant to be permanent. They last much longer than short-term fillers or Botox shots. However, as the treated skin will still be subject to regular aging and sun exposure, over time, the skin will return to its original state. Using proper sun protection can greatly extend the life of your treatment.
Studies have found that there are very few side effects, but an array of positive outcomes on the skin when Opus Plasma is used.
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