Cold Plasma Channeling uses plasma technology that harnesses ionized gas in the atmosphere to contract and tighten the fibers inside the skin. It utilizes the same device used to perform traditional fibroblast plasma procedures but without causing any surface trauma. The cold plasma penetrates through the epidermis into the dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin to remodel the cellular structure from the inside out and stimulate collagen regeneration. In addition, the cold plasma combines with atmospheric oxygen to create ozone which kills acne-causing bacteria. Cold plasma is a revolutionary plasma technology that brightens and tightens the skin, calms redness and acne and allows for increased product absorption. This no down-time procedure is quick, pain-free, and highly effective with long-lasting results.

Are there any studies behind Cold Plasma?

Here are just a few scientific studies that demonstrate the efficacy and benefits of cold plasma on both animal and human skin:

What can Cold Plasma Channeling be used to treat?

Cold Plasma Channeling is used for skin tightening and rejuvenation. The device used is equivalent to a .25mm microneedling treatment but without the use of needles. Like microneedling, Cold Plasma Channeling can be used for fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, large pores, sagging skin and loss of elasticity, under eye bags, dehydrated skin, oily skin, acne, rosacea, hair loss, hyperpigmentation and melasma. It can also help to heal eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pillars, shingles, bruising, cold sores and active acne.

Can Cold Plasma be a substitute for microneedling?

Like microneedling, Cold Plasma Channeling is a collagen stimulating treatment that can also address the same issues that microneedling does. The differences are that cold does not have the same options for varying depths of penetration, can be done with more frequency (as little as every 72 hours although once per week is more than sufficient), and has an additional bacteria-killing feature that makes it particularly effective for active acne. Microneedling and skin needling are far more effective for scars and stretch marks. All of these modalities are complementary and can also be done in alternating sessions.

Does Cold Plasma Channeling really feel cold?

No, there is no actual cold sensation during the treatment. The term “cold plasma” is used to differentiate this procedure from traditional fibroblast plasma in which the high-frequency plasma current discharged onto the surface of the skin is quite hot, similar to lasers such as in an IPL treatment; then afterwards it feels like having a sunburn. Also unlike traditional fibroblast plasma, because Cold Plasma Channeling does not heat the skin, it will not be red or swollen for days or weeks afterwards or have those visible dark carbon crusts.

How many treatments are necessary?

Cold Plasma Channeling is meant to be done in a series of treatments depending on your age and severity of skin issues. Anywhere from 3-9 treatments is recommended as each treatment builds upon the improvements already made.

What are the benefits of adding Dermaplaning to a Cold Plasma Channeling treatment?

Both modalities help give the skin a healthier glow instantly with no discomfort or downtime. Dermaplaning physically scrapes off the top layer of dead skin cells and any unwanted hairs on the face using a specially designed single-use stainless steel blade while Cold Plasma Channeling provides the benefits of a light microneedling treatment that tightens the skin and makes it radiant from the inside. The result is skin that looks luminous, feels soft and supple, and subsequently allows for makeup to glide on effortlessly and look flawless. This is a must have procedure before an important event.

When will I see the results?

Many people see and feel the results immediately after their first treatment. But similar to all collagen stimulating treatments such as skin needling, the results improve and show more over time as collagen takes a good 4-6 weeks to regenerate.

How long do results last?

Typically 3-5 years when combined with other lifestyle factors that are good for your health and well-being and avoiding the ones that are not.

What does the aftercare look like?

Aftercare is minimal – just keep the skin clean including avoiding steam and sweating.

Is there downtime?

As Cold Plasma Channeling involves no trauma to the surface of the skin, there is nothing to recover from and therefore no downtime. However it’s important to avoid using any makeup for the first 12 hours during which there will be a significant increase in any kind of product penetration.

Does Cold Plasma Channeling Hurt?

As Cold Plasma Channeling involves no trauma to the surface of the skin, there is no discomfort or pain and this treatment does not require any anesthetic.

What skincare should I use to best enhance the results of Cold Plasma Channeling?

A customized treatment plan with recommendations for your specific needs will be made.  This typically includes some type of peptide serum and adequate sun protection.

Can I do maintenance treatments after my initial package is done?

Yes, each additional treatment works to boost skin quality and improve tone, texture, elasticity, discoloration, and the like.

How spaced apart are the treatments?

A minimum of 72 hours is required between each treatment but weekly or bi-weekly treatments are ideal for rapid, noticeable results.

Does it matter if I do all my treatments quickly or space them out?

While you won’t lose progress between treatments that are spaced farther apart, you will achieve your noticeable results more quickly with weekly or bi-weekly spacing in between.

Who is NOT a good candidate?

Anyone pregnant or who has any implanted electrical device such as a pacemaker. Otherwise Cold Plasma Channeling is safe and effective on all skin types including those with dark skin, and compromised or sensitive skin.

How is cold plasma different from traditional fibroblast plasma?

Unlike fibroblast plasma, which results in surface trauma to the skin because the intense heat from the plasma energy leaves a controlled burn that leaves dark dots behind even though the device tip doesn’t contact the skin, cold plasma operates at a cooler atmospheric temperature at which energy is transmitted well into the dermis to stimulate collagen and remodel the skin structure. The cold plasma device tip is in contact with the skin during the treatment and yet is so tolerable that numbing is not necessary (but of course can still be used if desired). The skin may look and feel brighter and more taut as soon as immediately afterwards and normal activity can be resumed right away. While more treatments will be required to obtain the same amount of lifting and tightening in an area that fibroblast plasma has been performed on, the entire face, neck and more can be worked on and not just a certain section at a time. There is no staying indoors for weeks while not being allowed to touch the skin until the dark dots finally fall off and regular skin care and sun protection can be resumed. While on the other hand, nourishing serums applied immediately after a cold plasma channeling treatment get a powerful increase in efficacy thanks to the cold plasma’s ability to boost product absorption. An equal opportunity anti-aging technology, cold plasma is not restricted to only lighter Fitzpatrick types either. In short, a series of cold plasma channeling delivers all the benefits of traditional fibroblast plasma without any of the downtime, risks or restrictions plus all the benefits of a .25mm microneedling without the use of needles or the need for numbing.

How long does the treatment take?

Cold plasma channeling can be a standalone treatment performed after a thorough cleanse and finished with nourishing serums, healing LED and far infrared light therapy and sun protection. A complete procedure for the face takes only 45 minutes. This treatment pairs ideally with dermplaning and is well worth an add-on of an additional 15+ minutes.