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What Are Neogen Plasma Side Effects?

In cosmetic medicine, the term “plasma” usually refers to the clear fluid you get when you separate out all the heavier components of human blood. It’s the basis for increasingly popular cosmetic treatments like platelet rich plasma facials.

We’re not physicists, but if we were, we’d be more familiar with another type of plasma: the superheated, ionized gas scientists call “the fourth state of matter.” The sun is a giant ball of plasma, as are all the other stars in the night sky, which means plasma is by far the most abundant state of visible matter in the universe.

Plasma has a surprising number of uses on Planet Earth too, including in neogen plasma cosmetic treatment, which uses superheated nitrogen gas in a “no needle” skin rejuvenation and tightening procedure. Neogen plasma treatment is super exciting and promising, but it’s also new enough that most prospective patients have questions about it — like, what are neogen plasma side effects?

What Are Neogen Plasma Side Effects?

Neogen plasma side effects are generally temporary and mild. They can include:

  • Minor swelling and tenderness around the treatment area
  • Redness or minor bruising that fades quickly
  • Mild itching or skin sensitivity

These effects usually persist for a few days after treatment, at most. After that, the benefits of treatment — reduced skin laxity, less noticeable acne scars, fewer lines and wrinkles — should become apparent.

When to Seek Medical Attention

Neogen plasma treatment rarely causes serious side effects or complications. However, you should consult your provider and consider seeking medical attention if you experience:

  • Swelling or deep bruising that worsens over several days
  • Signs of skin damage, such as burns 
  • Signs of skin infection
  • Moderate to severe pain around the treated area

Note that these effects may be less noticeable for people with less sensitive skin types and darker skin tones.

How to Reduce Neogen Plasma Side Effects

To limit post-treatment complications, do the following:

  • Always work with a trained, licensed provider using FDA-approved equipment
  • Follow your provider’s post-treatment instructions
  • Keep the treated area clean as per your provider’s instructions
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity for a day or two
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for several days

Alternatives to Neogen Plasma Treatment

Neogen plasma isn’t the only skin regeneration treatment that can temporarily obscure signs of aging and restore younger-looking skin. If you’re not sure about neogen risks, consider these alternatives.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels use specially formulated abraders to slough off dead cells on the surface of the skin to reveal the softer, more vibrant layer underneath. 

Laser & Ultrasound Skin Resurfacing

These procedures use high frequency light or sound waves to achieve a similar effect. Laser treatment, in particular, has some risks, so it’s important to work with a trained, experienced provider with proper safety certification.

Microneedling & PRP Facial Treatments

There’s a whole universe of facial treatments that don’t utilize plasma technology. One increasingly popular option is the PRP facial, also known as a “vampire facial,” which uses the “other” type of plasma to stimulate skin regeneration.