Frequently asked questions
How will the Pure Plasma Facial improve my skin?
Your newly harvested golden plasma growth factor cells work to restore and strengthen the skin’s matrix, slowing down the ageing process, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving overall skin elasticity, tone and texture. We’ve learnt that by our mid thirties our skin starts to loose its collagen stores and elasticity. By the time we hit our forties there is approximately 1% collagen loss each year thereafter. By our fifties, when most of us go through menopause, we all but stop producing collagen and our skin becomes dry and loses most of its elasticity. In addition, sun exposure, smoking, stress and other environmental factors cause the rapid destruction of collagen cells and prematurely ages our skin. Consequently the skin loses its youthful bounce as the scaffolding collapses, leading to dull, dry skin with poor tone and the formation of wrinkles.
What areas can be treated with Pure Plasma Facial
Dark Under Eyes
Sun Damage Skin
Acne Scarring & Pitting
Backs of Hands
How is it done?
HOW IS THE TREATMENT PERFORMED & WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE?
We always recomend a consultation prior to any treatment. The consult is a good opportunity to discuss any health or lifestyle issues you may have which helps us determine how many treatments you may require.
Once we agree on your suitability we work out your payment and treatment plan:
First we have to turn your plasma into Pure liquid Gold! To do this we have to take your blood – which is just like having a simple blood test. YOU MUST DRINK LOTS OF WATER THE MORNING BEFORE WE TAKE YOUR BLOOD!
Because we use a plasma preparing process.
We then spin the blood to separate the red cells giving us a vial of your concentrated gold-looking plasma cells. We then process and filter out any debris, making your plasma as pure liquid gold! This process take about 10 mins. We apply a super strong anaesthetic cream. Your face will be very numb which will help you to relax without the worry of discomfort during the Skin Needling.
Once numb, your skin is thoroughly cleansed and a hydrating Hyaluronic Acid serum is applied. Next, we do a gentle pass with the skin needling device over the treated areas. Our skin-needling treatment is less invasive than standard injections, guaranteeing little or no swelling or bruising of the treated area. Skin needling alone is a process that yields far superior results as it further increases plasma absorption and promotes collagen stimulation itself.
After the final cleanse we then drizzle your Pure plasma over your skin. The plasma can now penetrate throughout the tissues and forms a golden mask, which you leave on and wear over night, allowing the enriching gold plasma to penetrate to the deepest layers of your skin.
Once your treatment is finished your treated skin may feel a bit warm and look a bit red like a mild sunburn, it may feel tight and shiny too, but you’ll definitely be wearing that golden glow!
We strongly encourage you to stay out of direct sunlight for 5-7 days, to use rationale B3T SPF 50+ and protect your skin as it will be sensitive to burning. As your skin may be red and sensitive in the first week we recommend you use gentle cleansers like Rationale proceramide and immunologist moisturisers. Our clinicians will discuss this with you before you leave. Jane iredale minerla makeup may be applied directly after the treatment if you need to return to work the same day.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
A minimum of 4 treatments spaced at 4 week intervals is recommended for best results. Depending on the desired result and the condition of the area more treatments may be required. Maintenance may involve ‘top-up’ treatments which are recommended at 12 month intervals.
How long do results last?
Your newly grown collagen fibres are expected to survive around 12 to 18 months in your skin, this is why we recommend a yearly top-up. Areas of high movement, such as around the mouth may breakdown sooner. Some people will break down their new collagen stores quicker than others, smokers and sun lovers in particular. Others will hold the collagen for as long as 2-3 years, though this is rare. One thing is certain, we will all continue to age regardless of our genetics or lifestyle choices. The good news is that Pure Plasma Facial gives us the opportunity and advantage of markedly slowing down that ageing process and keeping our skin looking youthful, healthy and radiant!
Who can have the Pure Plasma Facial?
The beauty of this treatment is that it is safer and has less down time than any other injectable treatment used for anti-ageing because you can’t be allergic or reactive to your own plasma cells! So it’s a great option for those who don’t want fillers or muscle relaxant treatments. Unlike other treatments used to stimulate collagen and rejuvenate the skin such as laser therapies, anyone with any skin type can have The Pure Plasma Facial as it doesn’t discriminate over skin colour! Very pale to very dark skins can have The Pure Plasma Facial and any one at any age (over 18) is suitable for this treatment. REMEMBER: Plan your treatments on a day where you don’t have social commitments as you will not be able to wear makeup and must avoid sun exposure afterwards.
Who should not have the Pure Plasma Facial
Normally, if you are taking certain medications, such as blood thinning medication like Aspirin, having long-term steroid therapy, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have cancer, it is not recommended to have The Pure Plasma Facial. However, at the consult we will assess your medical status and discuss whether you are a suitable candidate.
When will I see Results
Watching results grow over long periods, like anything, can be frustrating as it takes from 1-4 weeks to grow new collagen cells. For this reason we take a series of pre-treatment photos so you have a baseline to check your progress, and in case you forget what it looked like at the beginning!
Once treatments commence you may start to see results after a couple of weeks as your skin starts to feel and look softer. Then after the second and third treatments you will notice your skin will start to glow and reflect light. By your last treatment you will see how the texture of your skin has vastly improved, fine lines and any areas of laxity or crepey skin will look toned, silky and fresh. Remember, the production of collagen is a gradual process and repeat treatments are required. The final result will be seen at approximately 4-6 weeks after your final treatment.