Liability Insurance Companies
One essential requirement is to be sure that you are fully insured to provide treatments.
Therefore, you MUST hold a Professional and Public Liability insurance, which must be in
place before you practice on the general public or charge for your service.
After researching, we have found 4 that insure this procedure:
International Beauty Brokerage Inc.
PO Box 20199, El Cajon, CA 92021
Telephone: 1 800.552.8870
FAX: 1 619.442.3871
Corporate License #0438753
Marine Agency Insurance
PO Box 125, Whitehouse Station NJ 08889
Toll-Free: 800-35-MARINE (800-356-2746)
Professional Program Insurance Brokerage
Division of SPG Insurance Solutions, LLC
371 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., #220
Novato, California 94949-5662
+1 415 475 4300
Associated Skin Care Professionals
+1 800 789 0411
Pricing Your New Procedure by Treatment Area
Suggested Price List:
Fibroblast vs. Conventional Surgery
These techniques require only topical anesthetic (i.e. numbing products like EMLA) and are very easy to perform. With exception of the use of cosmetic peels which do not require it.
The skin recovery process lasts normally between 3 to 21 days after every session, depending on the treatment intensity, and other factors including the method or product used.
Bleeding during and after these aesthetic procedures does not usually occur. It can occur with certain CO2 lasers and plasma arcing devices if the power level is set over a certain threshold or if the plasma arcing is applied for longer than a certain period of time during the spot operation, then some minor bleeding can occur.
The risk of infection is very low compared with surgery.
No general risks associated with surgery, as these are non-surgical easy aesthetic procedure.
No incisions are performed and therefore no scarring is usually left.
These procedures are extremely easy to learn and can be carried out by any trained beautician.
Clients are able to resume their normal activities immediately after every session, provided that this does not increase the risks of infection (however a certain aftercare has to be followed until complete recovery).
Disadvantages versus conventional surgery:
Eyelid skin tightening brings about minor cumulative improvements in the appearance of saggy eyelids. If the amount of skin to be tightened is considerable in order to achieve the desired results, surgery is the best and most effective method.
The result of eyelid tightening is not comparable to the blepharoplasty and should not be proposed as an alternative to surgery. This is because dramatic results can only be achieved using surgery.
Fat cannot be removed by using any skin tightening method.
More than one session, sometimes several, may be required to achieve the desired results, depending on the amount of skin droopiness and the overall intensity of the treatment.
If the amount of loose skin is significant, surgery may be the best option for those who desire dramatic changes. This is also because there a perceived downtime due to swelling, therefore it is not advisable to attempt several treatments to achieve dramatic cumulative results while exposing the client to several swelling episodes, if a simple blepharoplasty can achieve the desired results in one session only.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When to repeat treatment?
A: The tightening effects by using plasma arcing is a long-term targeted tightening of the treatment area. The skin tightening effects are cumulative therefore repeating the treatment leads to very noticeable, long-term results.
The treatment can be often repeated after 6- 8 weeks provided that no adverse effects have been reported and only low/medium intensity treatments were carried out. Although high-intensity treatments should be avoided. in case they have been carried out then the wait time between treatments should be 6 months.
Ask the client if the treated area feels tender to the touch or overly sensitive. If this is the case do not repeat the treatment until the area feels normal again. Different people have different skin reactions to the treatment and the beauty therapist has to ensure the area has recovered fully. If the area is somewhat tender to the touch or particularly sensitive, then this means that the treated area is still undergoing some recovery or regeneration process. Once the recovery is completely over, the skin will feel normal again.
By "skin recovery" we do not refer to the downtime (the period while swelling or scabs are still present, while the area looks unsightly and makeup cannot be worn). The skin is still recovering and forming new collagen a few days to weeks after the scabs have fallen off.
Q: Is there Long-term adverse reaction to plasma eyelid lifting?
A: Despite the heavy advertising as completely safe and care-free treatments, plasma eyelid lift treatments are never completely risk-free, despite what device is used or the way the treatment has been carried out. This is not a topic covered in the literature, as this puts the interest of manufacturers at stake. The potential adverse reactions are:
Hyperpigmentation. This is only due to the exposure of the area to UV radiation while the long-term healing process is taking place. This is never due to the type of device used or the way the treatment has been carried out.
Pink Atrophic spots (where the spots were applied) which last up to 6 months after the treatment. It is not completely clear what causes this long-term adverse reaction however so far this has ultimately subsided on its own over the long-term. It is thought this is likely due to the use of makeup or inappropriate products during the short-term healing process.
Protracted long-term healing process coupled with inflammation of the area. This adverse effect has been reported only after high-intensity treatments. Also, for this reason it is highly advisable to only carry out low or medium intensity treatments.
Protracted periods of skin laxity on the upper eyelids where high-intensity treatments were carried out. The laxity is also associated with a mild feeling of discomfort on the area treated. This adverse effect has been reported after treatments with all devices especially after high-intensity treatments.
Points 3 and 4 are due to the overall intensity of the treatment; therefore, it is highly recommendable to avoid high-intensity treatments in all cases. As mentioned earlier, the slight advantage of performing high-intensity plasma treatments on the upper eyelids are seldom worth the protracted swelling, pain discomfort and the increased likelihood of protracted long-term healing and skin laxity. This can easily discourage clients from undergoing further treatments.
Q: Are there Contraindications?
A: Eyelid tightening using plasma is not an invasive treatment. This aesthetic treatment is recommended only to people over 18 and under 65-years-of-age. However, many people over 65 have been treated without presenting any issue and with excellent results. If you are pregnant of breastfeeding it is recommended you wait until you finish breastfeeding.
However, like any other aesthetic treatment, it is highly recommended that you be physically fit and well before undergoing the treatment. Inform your beauty practitioner if you are waiting to see the doctor, if you have had a pacemaker implanted, or if you have any other underlining health condition.
Q: For eyelid tightening, how many treatments do I need?
A: This depends on the amount of droopiness of the eyelids, the degree of improvement you desire to achieve, and the intensity of each treatment. After each medium-intensity treatment, there is a slight improvement in the appearance of the droopiness of your eyelids as the skin is tightened. Given that the effects of the treatment are cumulative, repeating the treatment would eventually accomplish the desired results. Your beauty practitioner will explain what to expect from this aesthetic procedure and may provide a rough estimation of the number of sessions that may be required.
Q: How long do results last?
A: Based on our experience, the results still show for at least two years after the last treatment. They may last even longer than two years. Please note that the treatment will not stop the natural aging process of your skin.
Q: How often can I be treated?
A: The minimum wait period between treatments is decided by your beauty practitioner; however, in the best-case scenario it is recommended to wait at least 6 weeks between treatments. Based on your individual case, your beauty practitioner can decide to increase this minimum interval between treatments, based on the intensity of the treatment performed.