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Phi-Ion is a revolutionary non-invasive procedure that can achieve results comparable to those of cosmetic surgery and is often referred to as ‘soft surgery’.

It uses a micro-electrical charge, much less invasive than laser, created by the process of ionisation, to tighten excess/sagging superficial layers of skin, without damaging the surrounding tissue.

Plasma PenPhi-Ion also known as Plasma Pen or Fibroblast is based on the creation of a series of 1mm dots adjacent to the tension lines on the skin.

This process triggers an instant contraction and tightening of the skin fibres, creating a lifting, remodelling and rejuvenating effect.

Phi-Ion pen uses the plasma state of matter: the principle involves the ionisation of the gases from the atmospheric air to create micro electrical discharge causing sublimation of the excess/sagging of the superficial skin layer.

The entire treatment is performed without causing any bleeding nor damage to the surrounding skin tissues.

This depends on each individual case of targeted area and the extent of skin damage. In majority of cases, such as the removal of skin tags, a single treatment session will suffice to yield the desired results in a short span of time. Treatment plans are made upon necessity; for example on the Upper Eyelid tightening will depend on how much skin there is to remove - as a general guide:

  • Patients in their 30's: x 1 treatment
  • Patients in their 40's: x 2 treatments (6 weeks apart)
  • Patients in their 50's: x 3 treatments (6 weeks apart)
  • Patients in their 60's + tend to need 3-4 treatments (6 weeks apart)

Following treatment expect: heat sensation on the area, a similar feeling to sunburn; itching/soreness; in some cases redness of the skin can be present and possible swelling, this will normally subside in a couple of days (max.7 days on eye area), less to none in different parts of the body.

Little carbon crusts are left where the disposable sterile tip of the Phi Ion pen touched the skin; these scabs will heal and shed in 5-10 days leaving fresh pink skin underneath. Protect your skin with SPF 30 or greater, in summer time SPF 50 must be applied daily and regularly to protect the new skin cells from UVA & UVB rays that can lead to pigmentation.

Please do not contribute to the shedding process, this has to happen naturally without scratching or picking the scabs as this could lead to scarring and even infection. Keep the area clean and dry until the crusts have shed.

Am I Suitable?

Yes, if you are over 18 years old and in good health with none of the following conditions:

  • Scleroderma
  • Hepatitis/HIV/AIDS
  • Cardiac abnormalities
  • Keloid scars
  • Easy Hyper/Hypopigmentation
  • Blood clotting problems
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • *NO eye treatments if you have Retinal Detachment
  • Psoriasis or other chronic conditions
  • Active bacterial or fungal infections
  • Lupus
  • Immunosuppression
  • Epilepsy
  • Rheumatic problems
  • History of eczema
  • Cardiac vascular diseases
  • History of actinic solar keratosis
  • History of diabetes
  • Fitzpatrick Skin Type V or VI

How long do results last?

For most people only one treatment is required, however depending on your desired results and the area being treated, more sessions can be required.

Once desired results are achieved and skin heals completely, results last years. There are only a few areas that are prone to wrinkles coming back and are usually the ones with a lot of involuntary strong muscle movement.

Although this is a lasting treatment, the skin will continue to age and eventually you may see problems such as wrinkles, saggy skin etc re-appear (usually after 5+ years). This is a normal process of ageing and so the treatment can simply be repeated again when needed.

Will it hurt?

It is not a painful procedure as the treated area will be well numbed 30 minutes before the treatment commences.

Some patients report mild heat/burning sensation or tingling but is a moderate discomfort generally well tolerated.

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