OPUS by Alma Lasers

Look Better, Feel Better with the Opus Plasma

At Stellar Performance Medical, we are now offering Opus Plasma by Alma Lasers.  The Opus Plasma is a non-surgical, non-laser (i.e. safe for all skin types) option for addressing a variety of  concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and sagging skin.

How does the Opus Plasma work?
Opus Plasma represents the next generation of fractional skin resurfacing treatments for women and men–inclusive of most skin types–who want to minimize wrinkles and reverse damage caused by the sun or natural aging processes.  The procedure’s versatility enables us to adjust treatment intensity from light to aggressive, depending on the patient’s skin condition and goals.
The innovative platform combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with plasma created when the RF energy emitted from the tips of metal pins react to atmospheric pressure.
Like laser skin resurfacing treatments, Opus Plasma removes only a fraction of the skin in the targeted area. Fractional skin resurfacing creates thousands of tiny micro-channels to the skin while leaving the surrounding tissue undamaged.  The body’s natural healing response repairs these controlled injuries by producing new collagen and elastin, the building blocks of smooth, youthful-looking skin.
Unlike traditional laser-based skin resurfacing technologies, however, Opus Plasma precisely controls the time that RF energy makes contact with the skin.  This minimizes unwanted inflammation that typically leads to longer recovery times.  The end result is improvement to skin tone and texture with treatments that require minimal downtime.
What can I expect during an Opus Plasma treatment?

We begin by applying a topical numbing anesthetic to the target area to minimize discomfort during the session.  After numbing for about 30 minutes, we glide the Opus Plasma handpiece across the skin as it emits the radiofrequency and plasma energy.  Once the procedure is finished, we apply protective skincare.  Patients may notice slight redness and swelling after the treatment, but it resolves on its own within 24 to 48 hours in most cases. More aggressive treatment settings can extend downtime.  Most patients see results after a single treatment, but we recommend 3 treatment sessions for optimal results.

What kind of benefits does the Opus Plasma provide?
Because we can adjust the treatment’s intensity, virtually anyone with concerns about their skin’s appearance is a good candidate for an Opus Plasma procedure.  It produces results similar to an aggressive CO2 laser or a gentle laser peel, depending on the setting used.  The difference with Opus Plasma is that the pain level, and treatment and recovery times are minimal compared to similar laser treatments.
The benefits of an Opus Plasma treatment include:
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose / saggy skin
  • Overall skin rejuvenation
  • Minimized acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks
  • Reduced pore size