OPUS® PLASMA RESURFACING
Opus® Plasma Resurfacing is a laser treatment performed in our office to reduce the appearance of fine lines, age lines, discoloration, dull skin, acne, melasma, and even scarring.
This powerful laser ablates the top layer of the skin, leaving behind the fresh layers below. Radiofrequency energy is used in conjunction with the plasma laser to boost the collagen below the surface, creating a tighter and smoother skin appearance.
We highly recommend this treatment for patients with stubborn lip lines, hard to treat fine lines underneath the eyes, and sagging skin around the jowls and neck.
OPUS TREATMENT BASICS
How long does this treatment take?
While the procedure time varies based on the areas being treated, a simple treatment under the eyes takes approximately 10 minutes once the topical numbing has taken effect, whereas a full face treatment will take closer to 30 minutes.
How long is the recovery process?
Redness and swelling are normal following an Opus Plasma treatment, but recovery will vary from patient to patient depending on the intensity of their individual treatment.
For patients looking for exceptional results from a single treatment, anticipate approximately 5-7 days of recovery while the skin calms and swelling subsides.
This procedure can also be done with lower energy settings over multiple visits, allowing for a shorter healing period following each treatment. In these situations a patient can expect closer to 1-2 days of mild redness and possible swelling.
Avoid exercise or strenuous activity to prevent any perspiration from irritating the skin.
What should I expect following an Opus® Treatment?
The treatment areas may be sensitive, itchy or slightly sore following treatment. Your skin may also weep following a strong treatment.
When Can I Begin Wearing Makeup?
You may begin wearing makeup 48 hours following the procedure once the skin has established a healing barrier over the treated areas.
When Can I Return to Work?
Patients can typically return to work within 72 hours, but depending on skin type and the strength of the treatment that timing may extend to 5-6 days.
Important Information about Sun Exposure
Avoid any sun exposure for 2 weeks. Unprotected sun exposure during the first 6 months can cause the skin to darken (hyperpigment). After the skin has completely healed it is incredibly important to wear a hat and SPF of 30 or greater. Absolutely no sunbathing during the first six months after your treatment.
Commonly Combined Procedures with Opus®:
Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
Colibri Eye Lift