The Portrait PSR has been clinically proven to stimulate a natural regenerative process of the skin and represents a dramatic leap forward in the science of beauty. Portrait is a treatment for wrinkles; the superficial skin lesions common on sun-exposed areas; and actinic keratosis, the dry, scaly patches that result from overexposure to the sun.
Portrait Plasma Skin Rejuvenation (Portrait PSR) uniquely addresses the growing demand for improvement in the appearance of aging and damaged skin, but with predictable downtime and little to no risk of hypopigmentation, scarring, discoloration, or other complications associated with other more-aggressive treatments.
Portrait, unlike other laser or radiofrequency treatments such as Thermage or Titan, is the first to employ a highly energized gaseous state known as plasma that produces a unique thermal profile at and below the skin's surface. This stimulates remodeling of the skin's architecture, replacing old damaged collagen with significant amounts of new collagen - the 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 scarring, pore size, and surface discoloration all at the same time.
The medical community has been using plasma – highly charged ionized gas – for many years. Known as Portrait®, the Plasma Skin Regeneration procedure utilizes this technology to achieve wrinkle reduction, tightening, and improvement in skin tone and texture.
Portrait is not a laser, radio frequency, or light-based treatment. Portrait® works by delivering rapid pulses of nitrogen-based plasma to the skin's surface. Nitrogen is a colorless, odorless gaseous element that is part of all living tissues and makes up 80% of the atmosphere. When introduced to ultra-high frequency energy, the nitrogen is converted into a highly energized state, or plasma.
- Individuals seeking to repair sun-damaged skin and improve the appearance of age spots, discoloration or hyperpigmentation
- Individuals wanting to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Individuals wanting to tighten the skin
- Individuals wanting to improve the overall skin tone and texture to recapture a youthful skin quality they have not enjoyed for years
- Individuals wanting to reduce acne scarring and reduce pore size
- Individuals seeking to remove pre-cancerous lesions
When will I see results?
Improvement in sunspots, discoloration, surface texture and fine lines appear rapidly. Then over the next few months after you will see progressive improvement in wrinkles, skin tone, pore size and laxity, giving you a new and more vibrant and youthful appearance. Clinical studies have shown that improvement in the skin continue for over one year.
How much downtime is required after a Portrait treatment?
Our Ageless Remedies Portrait service requires no downtime. You will be wearing make up again in 2-3days. Depending on the types of conditions being treated and the degree of improvement desired, the treatment can be tailored to suit one's lifestyle. We can provide a series of three low energy treatments, 3-4 weeks apart.
We begin with a series of photographs that will serve as the baseline record for your skin's appearance. A topical anesthetic is then applied and left on for 45-60 minutes. The treatment takes approximately 20-30 minutes and has been described as feeling like pulsating puffs of heat on the skin. Post treatment we will apply Aquaphor (a petrolatum like material) or a moisturizer. Individuals with a history of cold sores are treated with antiviral medicines. Patients leave the office with the appearance of sunburn. There is no bleeding or oozing and no bandages are required. Patients are cautioned to stay out of the sun.
One will have the feeling of sunburn right after treatment and this subsides in approximately one hour. The skin appears red and mildly swollen. Over the next few days one will notice a bronzing effect in the skin, followed by peeling. When the skin peels, it is completely healed underneath and the results are quite noticeable already.
Our patients transition from a heavier petrolatum like substance (Aquaphor) to a moisturizer during the week and stay out of the sun. There is no discomfort during this recuperative week.