If you had acne in your teenage years that left scars, those scars are a daily reminder of that painful time. Acne likely lowered your self-esteem. You certainly didn’t feel attractive when you had red, bumpy pimples and inflamed skin. Now you’re left with the aftereffects.
If you’ve been searching for a noninvasive solution to minimize your acne scars, look no further. Our aesthetics team at A Beautiful You Medical Spa in Memphis, Tennessee, can reduce and even eliminate your acne scars with a first-of-its-kind treatment called Opus Plasma®.
How does Opus Plasma reduce the appearance of acne scars?
Opus Plasma is a noninvasive FDA-approved treatment that combines radiofrequency energy with plasma energy to address a variety of skin imperfections involving skin tone and texture.
Here’s how it works.
We apply a topical cream that numbs your skin so you won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure. We set the handheld Opus Plasma device to a level customized to your skin’s needs.
The Opus Plasma device has tiny metal pins on the end that send out radiofrequency (RF) energy. When the RF energy meets atmospheric pressure, a chemical reaction produces plasma energy.
The plasma energy produces tiny wounds in your surface skin, while the RF energy works to stimulate new cell growth in your skin’s underlayers.
Your body’s immune system rushes nutrients to the site that begin cell repair. Eventually, new skin cells develop, bringing fresh collagen to the site. This key skin protein forms healthy new skin that helps smooth out the crater-like appearance of your acne scars.
Opus Plasma smooths out a variety of skin imperfections
If you have other skin tone or texture concerns, we can treat them at the same time we treat your acne scars. We can customize the setting of the Opus Plasma device to help improve the following problems:
- Fine lines
- Loose skin that has lost its elasticity
- Neck lines
How long does an Opus Plasma treatment take?
The actual procedure only takes about 15 minutes or less. You could have an Opus Plasma treatment during your lunch hour and then return to work.
Is there downtime after an Opus Plasma treatment?
No formal recovery period is needed after an Opus Plasma treatment. You can resume your normal day.
You may have some inflammation for a couple of days and may experience minor skin peeling around the site that was treated. You should avoid sunbathing for several days.
How many Opus Plasma treatments do I need?
Each person’s skin is different and each situation is unique. You may be satisfied with one treatment, or we might recommend one or more additional treatments.