Skin Resurfacing without Laser Treatments
Finally, patients can achieve the results of true laser resurfacing on wrinkles, scars, and sun-damaged skin without the discomfort, recovery time, and risk of traditional CO2 or Erbium lasers. Introducing Portrait® PSR (Plasma Skin Regeneration), the first non-laser technology clinically proven to perform true skin resurfacing and regeneration using the power of activated nitrogen plasma.
The Portrait Procedure
Portrait® PSR treats sun-damaged skin, reduces wrinkles of all sizes, and improves skin tone and texture with a revolutionary treatment. The clinically proven technology works deep below the surface to initiate skin regeneration while preserving your skin’s outer layer, using it as a natural, protective band aid during the healing process. This unique scientific action transfers heat energy to your skin without direct contact or heat charring like many lasers. Portrait® modifies the skin’s architecture so that a new collagen matrix is generated. While some treatments lead to improved skin only at the surface, Portrait® alters the structures below the surface creating unique conditions for continuing regeneration and improvements in wrinkles, tone and texture.
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Plasma Skin Regeneration
You get the benefits and results consistent with more aggressive laser treatments, but with the convenience and safety of a non-laser device. Depending on the degree of the problem and the amount of improvement desired, the treatment can be catered to suit one’s problem and lifestyle. You will see improvements in skin texture, tone and fine lines with multiple lower level treatments and reduction of deep wrinkles at a single higher level treatment that has significantly less recovery than the weeks of downtime associated with more aggressive lasers. In addition, the Portrait can be used to treat specific areas such as wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Dr. Shah will help cater the appropriate treatment regimen for each patient.
The innovative Portrait® technology transfers nitrogen plasma energy to the skin’s surface using a non-contact technique, producing controlled, uniform removal and regeneration of sun-damaged skin.
Portrait® is very safe and its heating effect is highly localized. It does not involve the kind of intense, non-specific light radiation found with resurfacing laser treatments, yet it delivers comparable results.
You will experience a sensation of heat during the brief procedure. Generally a full face treatment can be completed in approximately 15 minutes. All treatments require that you apply a topical anesthetic before the procedure or sometimes your physician may decide that a small injection of anesthesia may be better if you are only having a small area treated. Dr. Shah may recommend that treatments at higher levels be accompanied by an oral medication.
The results will be seen almost right away, however, one of the unique characteristics of Portrait® is that your skin will show continual improvement over time. Patients from clinical studies have reported ongoing improvements for as much as a year after treatment.
To see if the PSR is right for you call our Surrey, BC office today at 604 580 2464 and speak to one of our staff.