The Jett Plasma Lift Medical® is a low-powered medical device that is used for non-surgical eye lid rejuvenation and to tighten the skin of the face and neck. It is also of great use in the removal of scars and skin lesions. It uses the same technology as the other well-known plasma device called Plexr® It is the next generation technology for skin tightening and stimulating collagen production, but above all the Jett Plasma is able to add membrane depolarization to the process.
Jett Plasma Lift is the only device using continuous current and is therefore able to create this membrane depolarization and skin tightning at the same time. Other devices on the market use an alternating current.
The cell membranes of the skin contain channels that serve to pass water and nutritional elements, anions and cations. Ageing leads to the closing of these channels and lack of exchange of sodium and potassium ions. The plasma discharge is used to open these channels, by membrane depolarization; thus water and ions are able to pass through the membrane of the cell. The plasma discharge also allows the separation of potassium ions within the cell and sodium outside the cell, thereby restoring the original electrical potential of the cell. The electrical potential of the cell membrane is restored, the cells are hydrated again, and the skin becomes firmer.
Plasma is one of the four fundamental states of matter, the others being solid, liquid, and gas. A plasma has properties unlike those of the other states.
Plasma is an ionised gas composed of ions and electrons, which is created by the separation of electrons from the electron shell of gas atoms or molecule rupture (ionisation).
The Jett plasma hand piece created ionisation while hovering the instrument over the skin this subsequently creates a reaction in the tissues. The plasma energy flow stimulates new collagen formation, it stimulates elastin fibers, improves sun damaged skin, it reduces wrinkles and it smooths the skins surface.
This treatment does not involve cutting, injecting, burning or removing of skin or tissue.
It is particularly good at working with small areas of heavily lined skin such as upper and lower eye, ‘smoker’s’ lines over the mouth and around the belly button area.
A local anaesthetic is used before commencement of the procedure. So discomfort from the treatment should be minimal. The healing process can cause some mild discomfort but over the counter pain relief can be taken to help.
The side effects are immediate and may include swelling & reddening of the treated area for 2-3 days. The healing process will include crusting (which should be left to fall away naturally) over the course of about a week.
Treatments can sometimes lead to more prolonged redness and swelling, while the skin recovers, this is more likely when the eye lids or areas close to the eye are treated. It can take up to 7 to 10 days to fully recover for some individuals.
Makeup can be applied as cover where needed but should not be applied for 24hrs after the treatment. The results are instant and improve over the next 2-4 weeks.
Most areas of skin can be treated it can be used for fine lines & wrinkling of the face or body such as, upper & lower eye area, smoker’s lines, facial lines, belly button area, cleavage, décolletage.
It can also be used for correction for scarring (including acne scarring), skin laxity, hyper-pigmentation, removal of warts skin tags etc.
The treatment is relatively short but we allow an hour for preparation, anaesthesia and the treatment.
Non surgical Blepharoplasty :
In some cases a ‘touch-up’ session is necessary and included in the treatment fee.