Your skin gradually diminishes in quality as you age. There are a number of reasons why this occurs. As early as your 30’s, your production of collagen, a structural protein that maintains skin firmness and elasticity, declines. UV rays emitted by the sun gradually take a toll on your skin, which affects your tone and texture. The natural forces of gravity tug and pull, making your skin sag. Aging is inevitable and impossible to avoid – your skin shows the experiences of life as the external and internal factors take their toll.
A rejuvenating treatment exists that can help relieve your skin of these cosmetic concerns, essentially turning back the hands of time and giving you a more youthful image. This treatment is known as Opus Plasma skin resurfacing.
Opus Plasma, developed by Alma, a lead developer of aesthetics technology, is an FDA-approved skin rejuvenation treatment. The treatment involves a device that has metal pins which emit radiofrequency energy while gliding across the top of the skin. When this energy is introduced to the skin, it causes a plasma to form, which heats the skin and ultimately creates micro-injuries. These micro-injuries prompt the body’s natural healing response, which boosts the production of collagen and elastin. The micro-ablative treatment allows for controlled damage, meaning it is safe, precise and reduces the possibility for inflammation.
At Willow Bend Medical, we work hard to stay on the cutting edge of technology. We work hard to provide our patients with the very best that science and technology have to offer, and that’s why we’re proud to offer aesthetic services with the new Colibri applicator.
The Colibri applicator provides the highest power solution for treating fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes (periorbital) and mouth (perioral). It also works as a non-surgical eyelift and addresses Xanthelasma, a yellow-colored plaque near the inner eyelid. This tool allows us to target hard-to-reach areas such as the periorbital and the perioral regions. In addition, this applicator provides a solution for saggy, lax, or excess skin, which previously would have required surgery to remove.
The Colibri applicator utilizes unipolar radiofrequency technology. This process produces microplasma sparks, which deliver energy through a specially shaped tip to create controlled micro-perforations. The process begins with micro-ablation damage, which causes skin contraction. The results are tighter, smoother skin. This treatment is a highly effective alternative to more invasive surgical procedures without prolonged downtime associated with typical treatments. We can’t wait to show you the difference it will make for you; call our office today for more information on how Colibri can help you meet your aesthetic goals.
Patients love Opus Plasma because it’s gentle enough to treat the face and neck, which are sometimes avoided with other treatments yet aggressive enough to tighten skin on the body and stretch marks. Opus Plasma is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin, such as the delicate skin around the eyes or above the lips (‘smokers lines’). This advanced technology offers an unparalleled level of customization due to its unique features. When you book your consultation, our talented medical staff will examine the areas you’d like treated and will help design a unique treatment plan to meet all of your skin and body goals.
Opus Plasma is an exceptional treatment that has many benefits in comparison to other skin rejuvenation treatments, including:
- Quick treatment time, taking approximately 15 minutes
- Requires less downtime as compared to Co2
- Visible results
- Precise treatment
- Great for under eye area
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity
- Acne scars
- Uneven texture
Opus Plasma is a highly versatile treatment that can treat cosmetic concerns of men and women of any skin tone and type.
During an initial consultation, your cosmetic concerns and skin quality will be reviewed to ensure candidacy. Your medical history and goals for the treatment will also be discussed.
Everyone responds differently to treatments but on average a patient can expect mild redness and swelling to last approximately one to two days. After the swelling subsides, your skin may develop a leathery feel that lasts three to five days. Full recovery is usually achieved after five to seven days.
Because of its relatively minor side effects and quick treatment time, Opus Plasma is considered a ‘lunchtime procedure,’ meaning patients can successfully undergo treatment during their lunch break and resume daily activities immediately afterward.
After your skin has fully recovered, your complexion will be visibly more vibrant and taut, creating a more youthful image. However, it will take approximately three months until your final results are fully realized. Since Opus Plasma is a treatment that effectively stimulates your body’s production of collagen, your results will continue to improve as collagen production continues.
While one Opus Plasma session creates outstanding results, patients are typically recommended to undergo three sessions spaced four to six weeks apart to achieve more significant improvement.