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Plasma Technology Delivers Dramatic Skin Regeneration with Minimal Downtime -
Plasma Replaces Lasers as the Latest Wave in Technology
brand new technology clinically proven to stimulate a natural regenerative process
of the skin, the
Portrait® Plasma Skin Regeneration (Portrait®) system represents a
dramatic leap forward in the science of beautyone that uniquely addresses
the growing demand for cosmetic improvement with predictable downtime and little
to no risk of hypopigmentation, scarring, discoloration, or other complications
associated with other more-aggressive anti-aging treatments.
Portrait® is the first to employ a highly energized gaseous
state known as plasma that produces a unique thermal profile at and below the
skins surface. This stimulates remodeling of the skins architecture,
replacing old damaged collagen with significant amounts of new collagenthe
key to quality, long-lasting improvement. While most treatments offer specific
but limited results, Portrait® deals with multiple conditions simultaneously.
More than three years of clinical testing have demonstrated unparalleled improvement
in wrinkling, skin laxity, skin texture, acne scars*, pore size, and surface discolorationall
at the same time.
Who is a Portrait®
How Does Portrait® Work?
by Rhytec, Portrait® is unlike any technology used in cosmetic dermatology,
reports Richard E. Fitzpatrick, MD, an associate clinical professor of dermatology
at UCSD School o f Medicine and one of the clinical investigators of Portrait®.
Rather than relying on light, chemicals,
or radio waves, Portrait® works by delivering millisecond pulses of plasma
energy uniformly onto the skin surface and a thermal profile extending into the
deeper dermis without any direct contact, charring, or vaporization. Unlike other
treatments that ablate the skin, the controlled heating of tissue caused by Portrait®
leaves the skin surface intact during the healing process. This unique action
offers significant advantages. Allowing the preserved outer layers to act
as a protective dressing until new skin regenerates produces much faster healing
and minimizes the risk of complications, explains Dr. Fitzpatrick. Indeed,
not a single incidence of scarring or lasting pigmentary change occurred in more
than 450 clinical study treatments. Weve found it to be quite safe,
Three Treatment Protocols
A simple in-office
procedure appropriate for full face or regional treatments around the upper lip
and eyes and eyelids, Portrait® can be used according to three treatment regimensPSR1,
PSR2, and PSR3based on the severity of the problem being treated and the
patients expectation of downtime. With even the most intense treatment,
it usually takes just over a week for skin to appear normal with or without makeup.
PSR1, which requires a series of three or four low-energy treatments three or
four weeks apart, is ideal for those with mild wrinkling and sun damage; its
accompanied by a day or two of flaking and mild redness for three to five days
as the regenerative process is stimulated. PSR2 and PSR3 are both single-session
treatments in which higher energy levels and with PSR3 a second pass over more
sun damaged areas are employed; theyre suitable for those with moderate
to severe wrinkling and sun damage. The recovery spans from seven to 10 days;
all patients will experience a browning of the skin over the first three to five
days after treatment, followed by peeling as the new epidermis is regenerated.
Mild to moderate redness thats coverable with minimal makeup may persist
from seven to thirty days. This compares very favorably to the recovery period
that follows laser resurfacing treatment, which often leaves patients crusty for
two to three weeks, and bright red for a few months.
typical Portrait® treatment session lasts between 10 and 30 minutes, depending
on the treatment regimen selected and the area of the face being treated. Use
of some topical and oral medications should be discontinued prior to treatment.
Patients will experience a localized sensation of heat during the brief procedure.
Depending on the level of treatment, the clinician will recommend either topical
anesthetic cream or anesthetic injections with or without oral medication. Preservation
of the treated skin as a natural dressing and source of the bodys own growth
factors during the immediate post-treatment phase is what I think distinguishes
Portrait® from other devices. This may be the key to the clinical results
we are seeing, commented Eric Bernstein, MD Clinical Associate Professor
of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Dermatology and
one of the clinical investigators who analyzed the histopathology during the studies.
of the treatment protocol used, significant improvements in overall complexion,
texture, and tightening are experienced almost right away. Patients uniformly
comment on how much softer and smoother skin feels and how evenly pigmented it
is, says Dr. Fitzpatrick, noting that patients in the clinical studies rated
textural improvement between 8 and 9.75 on a scale of 1 to 10. But those initial
improvements become even more dramatic over time as the new skin architecture
progressively replaces the old. This is due to another distinctive characteristic
of Portrait®: its ability to produce ongoing improvementup to one year
following treatment, according to studies.
is FDA-cleared for treatment of wrinkles; the superficial skin lesions common
on sun-exposed areas; and actinic keratosis, the dry, scaly patches that result
from overexposure to the sun. Introduced to physicians at the American Academy
of Dermatology to overwhelmingly positive response, Portrait® is poised to
become the gold-standard treatment in skin regeneration.
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