What Is Opus Plasma?
Opus Plasma is an advanced radiofrequency skin resurfacing technology that aims to improve the tone and texture of the skin while requiring minimal downtime.
It is designed for both women and men with various skin types who wish to address issues such as wrinkles, sun damage, and the natural signs of aging. The procedure is versatile, allowing for the adjustment of treatment intensity based on the patient’s skin condition and goals.
This innovative platform combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with plasma formation. The process involves emitting RF energy from metal pins, which then react with atmospheric pressure to create plasma. Similar to other fractional skin resurfacing techniques, Opus Plasma targets only a fraction of the skin in the treatment area. This approach creates controlled micro-injuries to the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing response to produce new collagen and elastin, crucial components for youthful-looking skin.
Opus Plasma stands out from traditional laser-based resurfacing technologies due to its precise control over the contact time between radiofrequency energy and the skin. This level of control aims to minimize undesirable inflammation, thereby reducing the typical recovery times associated with such treatments.
Candidates for Opus Plasma treatments are diverse, as the treatment’s intensity can be adjusted to suit various skin concerns. The benefits of the treatment encompass the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, and the overall rejuvenation of the skin. Additionally, Opus Plasma can help minimize the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, and pore size.
The procedure itself involves applying a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to ensure patient comfort. After numbing the skin, the Opus Plasma handpiece is used to emit radiofrequency and plasma energy. A protective balm is applied following the procedure. Patients might experience some redness and swelling, which generally resolves within 24 to 48 hours. For more intensive treatment settings, downtime might be extended. Although some patients see results after a single session, Dr. Aramesh Darvishian typically recommends a series of three treatment sessions for optimal results.
Who Can Benefit From Opus Plasma Treatments?
Because we can adjust the treatment’s intensity, virtually anyone with concerns about their skin’s appearance is a good candidate for an Opus Plasma procedure. It produces results similar to an aggressive CO2 laser or a gentle laser peel, depending on the setting used. The difference with Opus Plasma is that the treatment and recovery time is minimal compared to other laser treatments.
The benefits of an Opus Plasma treatment include:
- Reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose and saggy skin
- Overall skin rejuvenation
- Minimized acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch mark
- Reduced pore size