Have you been hearing people talk about the Plasma Pen? The truth is, the debate between the Plasma Pen and Botox has been raging for years. Both treatments offer a way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but which one is better? Of course, you’re the only one who can determine if any cosmetic treatment is right for you. But we’re here to help; in this blog post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of each treatment to help you decide which one is right for you and where to seek treatment.
What is the Plasma Pen?
The plasma pen is a relatively new cosmetic treatment that uses a device to deliver a plasma arc to the skin. This arc causes a slight injury to the skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing process. As the skin heals, it produces new collagen and elastin, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
What is Botox?
Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment that uses a purified form of botulinum toxin to paralyze the muscles in the face temporarily. This helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by preventing the muscles from contracting and creating new wrinkles.
Pros and Cons of Plasma Pen
Plasma Pen offers a number of advantages over Botox. One of the main benefits is that it is a non-invasive procedure, meaning there is no need for needles or incisions. Patients get surgery-like results for treating thin crepey skin without the downtime and risks associated with surgery. It also has a short recovery time, with most people returning to normal activities within a few days.
The Subnovii plasma pen excels at treating thin crepey skin around the eyes, mouth, and neck. It’s especially good at tightening the skin and so will improve static lines. In addition, patients love its long-lasting results, which can last a year or more. Also, your practitioner can use the plasma pen to treat certain benign skin lesions like seborrheic keratosis and cherry angiomas.
On the downside, a plasma pen can be more costly than Botox. Of course, with any cosmetic procedure, there is a risk of side effects. Common side effects of the plasma pen can be redness, mild local swelling, and small scabs are expected in the treated area.
Pros and Cons of Botox
Botox has been around for decades, so it’s a well-established treatment; it’s the most popular minimally invasive procedure. It is also relatively inexpensive, and the results can last several months. In addition, Botox is a minimally invasive procedure, meaning your practitioner will use a tiny needle to inject the product.
However, even the best treatments have their drawbacks. For example, Botox can cause temporary side effects such as headaches and bruising. Another thing to consider is that since Botox can only be used to treat wrinkles and fine lines, it may not be suitable for treating other skin issues. If you have multiple indications that more areas need to be addressed, this may not be your best treatment option.
Which Treatment is Right for You?
Ultimately, deciding between a plasma pen and Botox depends on your individual needs and preferences. For example, the plasma pen might be an excellent option if you’re looking for a non-invasive treatment with long-lasting results to treat multiple indications. However, if you’re looking for a more affordable option and want to address expressive lines, then Botox may be the better option.
If you have questions regarding this or other treatments, the professionals at Contour Aesthetics + Wellness are here to help. No matter which treatment you choose, you must consult a qualified medical professional to ensure you get the best results. Our professional medical staff can help you weigh the pros and cons of each treatment and make an informed decision. Contact us to learn more, or book online today!