Opus Plasma Skin Resurfacing
Skin resurfacing is a popular aesthetic treatment that can help improve skin texture and appearance. Traditional skin resurfacing treatments use lasers to precisely remove the outermost layers of skin, which encourages the growth of new, vibrant skin. Skin resurfacing can help improve the appearance of visible signs of aging such as sun damage, age spots, and wrinkles around the eyes or mouth, as well as acne scars, other minor scarring, and some precancerous skin growths.
What is Opus Plasma Skin Resurfacing?
Opus Plasma is the first skin resurfacing treatment that uses fractional plasma technology. To understand how fractional plasma technology works, we must first understand how skin resurfacing is traditionally performed.
CO2 laser skin resurfacing
Early skin resurfacing technology has used fully ablative CO2 lasers, which strip away all the top layer of skin within the treatment area. While results are typically good, the procedure can be uncomfortable and may require anesthesia. Treatment areas are typically small and limited to the face only, and recovery may take up to two weeks.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing
The newer fractional laser technology only removes a fraction of the top layer of skin. While still offering results that are close to the fully ablative laser, fractional lasers involve a more comfortable procedure with a recovery period of only five to seven days. They can be used on larger treatment areas, such as the neck and chest, and are suitable for darker skin types that may not be able to undergo treatment with the fully ablative laser.
Fractional plasma technology
Fractional plasma technology is the next generation of skin resurfacing, offering highly versatile skin treatment options. Metal pins on the Opus Plasma device operate at a high frequency, causing them to react to pressure in the air when placed close to the skin. This delivers energy to the skin in the form of plasma, which triggers skin ablation, similar to the process that occurs with CO2 lasers. The intensity of the plasma can be adjusted depending on the desired effect and skin type of the patient.