Dr. Janet Ip, Cosmetic Physician at Project Skin MD, knows when a treatment is worth the hype.
Dr. Ip’s ability to pick out treatments that are safe and effective is well-supported by her impressive resume: she practiced family medicine with a focus on skin for 12 years before transitioning into her cosmetic practice, has published research, teaches medical residents as a Clinical Instructor in dermatology and acts as Medical Consultant to media. Her deep medical knowledge is complemented by her creative passions and artistic background; she is quick to recognize treatments that truly achieve natural and beautiful results!
The Plasma Pen treatment has gained popularity as a non-surgical blepharoplasty alternative for reviving tired eyes with impressive results. It is also a great treatment to tighten and rejuvenate the perioral area, reducing unwanted lines and wrinkles around the mouth. To learn more about this exciting treatment, we connected with Dr. Janet Ip for her expert insights on why she loves our new Plasma IQ pen by Suneva Medical – and why you will too!
1. It tightens and retracts skin without surgery.
The Plasma IQ pen delivers controlled, focused plasma energy to create thermal micro-injuries safely and effectively to the skin dermis, which stimulates collagen, elastin and fibroblasts for renewal and restoration of the skin through tightening and retraction.
2. It is the only Health Canada approved technology of it’s kind.
The extreme precision and controlled energy settings that the Plasma IQ pen offers limits heat to the surrounding skin, maximizing it’s safety. It is the first and only approved plasma energy device for aesthetics authorized by Health Canada.
3. It is quick and well-tolerated with minimal downtime.
Although the Plasma IQ treatment is ablative, it is well-tolerated with topical anesthetic. The treatment itself is completed in 30 minutes with only a few short days of downtime following treatment; initial redness and swelling typically subside within a few days and the small scabs that form as a result of the thermal micro-injuries typically heal within a week following treatment.
Curious if the Plasma IQ pen treatment is right for you?
Dr. Ip explains that the ideal candidate has Fitzpatrick skin type I-III (due to risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation in Asian and darker skin types), with some crepiness or laxity of the eyelid region or unwanted lines/wrinkles in the perioral region.
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