Candidates :

The Fitzpatrick Scale is a scale made up of 6 phototypes to describe the skin color by its inflammatory response to UV.

Fitzpatrick 1 – Have white skins are redheads or naturally blonde clients. They always burn in the sun without protection and simply cannot tan, this is due to their melanocytes producing very little melanin.

Fitzpatrick 2 – Will always burn in the sun without protection but will eventually get a tan after a week or so. Typically dark blonde or brown hair blue or green eyes.

Fitzpatrick 3 – Burns moderately but within 48 hours will tan. Typically dark brown hair with brown eyes, of Mediterranean descent.

ALL OF THE ABOVE TYPES ARE SAFE TO HAVE PLASMA PEN TREATMENT!

FITZPATRICK SKIN TYPES 4,5 &6

Asian, Indian or Caribbean skins have melanocytes capable of making large amounts of melanin. When dark to black skin is injured; the melanocytes will either hyperpigmented or hypopigmented. Dark skins have greater natural protection from the sun and a lower risk of skin cancer.

They have a UVB protection factor of 13.4% while white skins have only 3.4%. They have fewer signs of aging such as deep wrinkles, fine lines, and sunspots. They also have a greater risk of forming keloid and hypertrophic scars.

       Recovery:

  • Inflammation is not only a bi-product of the trauma caused by the treatment but is necessary for the production of collagen and elastin. The is the amount of swelling and longevity, 2-7 days is average. Swelling is present.

  • The heat will be felt, similar to a moderate to sunburn. Usually subsides within 24 hours.

  • The tightness of the tissue will be felt during the inflammation period and as the collagen is formed. Most will enjoy this feeling as they are happy to feel the results at work.

  • Erythema, or the pinkness to the skin, will be present immediately following the treatment and usually subsides with the heat.

  • Scabs are formed at the time of treatments and will be visible. For some, that may be the reason they feel the need to take more time off from their social or lifestyle activities. This is what we refer to as “Social Down Time”. There is no medical reason they can’t return to work but they feel self-conscious while others will “Rock the Dots” as a badge of pride. The scabs usually fall off anywhere from days 5-14.

       

 

Contraindication:

  • Breastfeeding, Pregnancy 

  • Port-wine stain

  • Hemophillia

  • HEPATITIS, HIV/AIDS

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Lupus 

  • Steroids or Cortisone

  • Vitiligo

  • Pacemaker

  • ANESTHETICS ALLERGY

  • ROACCUTANE & ACCUTANE

  • BLOOD THINNER ANTI-COAGULANTS

  • Prone to keloid scarring, Hypertrophic scars

  • Diabetes, healing disorder, or lymphatic draining issues

  • This treatment is only recommended on light to medium skin tones. Anyone with a darker complexion is at risk for hyperpigmentation.

  • You must not display Herpes Simplex Virus (Cold sores/Fever blisters). You must reschedule your appointment.

  • If you experienced (Cold sore/Fever blisters) in the past you must see your Medical Doctor and obtain a prescription for Valtrex and begin taking it 3 days before treatment and for 4 days following treatment.

POSSIBLE REASONS FOR COMPLICATIONS OR RARE ADVERSE REACTION:

  • Deferred aftercare and/or aftercare with other products

  • Hyperpigmentation/PIH Can occur due to trauma to the skin. Most likely to occur in clients with Fitzpatrick three-to-six or anyone who has had UV/sun exposure or has applied tanning creams/solutions to the treated area four-to-six weeks pre or post-treatment.

  • Pink Atrophic spots (where the dots/spots were applied by our Plasma device) can last up to six months after treatment although this is incredibly rare. It May take up to six months to clear but there have been no reported cases of it being permanent.