Derma RF Soft Plasma Peel is a superficial to mid-dermis Plasma peel resurfacing treatment that can be used to treat acne and wrinkles, as well as tighten and reshape facial contours.
A therapist first cleanses the patient’s face before the treatment. Then, Dr Christine Cheng rubs a glass probe all over the patient’s face, focusing on the areas with pimples. There is a slight heat emitted but the treatment feels very comfortable. Upon closer inspection, you can see a faint purple light from the ionisation of Nitrogen into Plasma. This blasts off the superficial dead cells on the patient’s skin. This RF transmission penetrates the deeper layers of the skin and converts to heat, and this heat is used to instantly tighten the skin. Dr Christine Cheng tops off the skin-rejuvenating treatment with a blast of Oxyjet ($100 additional), made up of a cocktail of skin-loving oxygen, vitamins and minerals to further soothe the patient’s skin.
According to Dr Christine Cheng, this treatment will remove the top surface of the skin painlessly and sterilise the bacteria underneath the skin to control the patient’s acne breakout. It will also close the pores, tighten the skin and impart radiance to the complexion. Different probes for deeper RF energy, penetration and heating are Derma Prime Plus used for lifting and collagen stimulation. For difficult cystic/pustular acne, Dr Christine Cheng will need to use the lifting mode to dry from deeper within (costs $1500 for five sessions). Great for acne-sufferers who are on a budget as the Derma RF is about 30 percent cheaper than laser treatments. Best part? It has no downtime and the treatment process is painless.
There was a marked improvement in the appearance of patient’s angry red pimples which were quite obvious at the beginning. The patient’s face also looked more refined and fair. Patient also noted that her face looked and stayed matte compared to her usual out-of-control oily complexion. According to Dr Christine Cheng, the Derma RF can cure even the worst acne, but repeat treatments, every three to four weeks is recommended for best results.