Energist’s NeoGen Plasma technology is a trusted and quality piece of equipment that would suit any clinic or practice.
As we age our eyes are often the first part of our body that begin to show their age. The muscles around the eye begin to relax causing the lower eyelids to appear baggy and the upper eyelids to sag.
Circles and bags can develop under the eyes along with ‘crow’s feet’ and lines and wrinkles around the eyes. This effect is accentuated by excessive sun exposure, poor diet and smoking.
Eye rejuvenation treatments refer to techniques designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the eye and eyelid area, known as the ‘peri-orbital’ or ‘peri-ocular’ region.
Many men and women each year undergo surgical treatments related to eye rejuvenation (eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), eye bag removal, browlift etc.), making it the second most common cosmetic procedures performed.
However, before considering invasive surgeries, it is important to know that major eye rejuvenation improvements can be made safely using non-invasive and even non-ablative technologies!
Both NeoGen™ PSR and FRx Fractional CO2 can be used for safe and effective eye rejuvenation, producing spectacular results. Clinical studies have shown a mean 22% improvement in upper eyelid skin tightening and a mean 35% improvement in periorbital wrinkles as a result of plasma skin regeneration treatment.
When it comes to Plasma skin regeneration and Fractional laser treatments, Energist is a manufacturer you can trust. NeoGen Plasma is a technology unique to Energist, and we designed and manufactured our first CO2 lasers in 1993, more than 20 years ago in our Copenhagen facility. All of our systems, which are used by professionals worldwide, and pass stringent testing and inspections to be badged as CE marked medical products.
How it works
A simple procedure with dramatic results
NeoGen™ plasma skin regeneration around the eye is a simple procedure that takes between 10 and 15 minutes. Using plasma energy, NeoGen creates new life for your skin at its very foundation, replacing old damaged collagen with significant amounts of new collagen—the key to quality, long-lasting improvement.
Clinical tests show unparalleled improvement in wrinkling, skin laxity and skin texture with plasma skin regeneration. One study shows a mean 22% improvement in upper eyelid skin tightening and a mean 35% improvement in peri-orbital wrinkles as a result of plasma skin regeneration treatment. NeoGen also has the unique ability to produce on- going improvement – up to two years following treatment.
There are different treatment regimens to choose from according to the severity of the problem being treated and the recovery time available. The great thing is restoration time with NeoGen compares very favourably to other procedures. It’s significantly shorter and post-treatment care is easier. Even with the most intense treatment, it usually takes just over a week for skin to be fully restored. At this time, makeup can be worn. With less intense treatments, there is no restoration time and make-up can be worn after just a few hours.
“We get great tightening results especially around the eyes with Portrait. The only technology that compares to these results is full strength multi-pass CO2. Portrait is predictable and delivers 100% coverage. The thinner skin of an eyelid is very well suited for plasma treatments.”
Richard Fitzpatrick, MD
Fractional CO2 Treatment
Fractional CO2 laser treatment works by targeting both the epidermis and dermis. It does this by vaporising tiny columns of skin whilst leaving the surrounding areas untouched. This ablation stimulates a healing process which speeds up the skin’s natural renewal process during which the new skin cells form, new collagen is produced and clear rejuvenated skin is revealed. This ‘fractional’ treatment results in a faster healing process than if all the tissue in the treatment area was exposed to the laser.
“NeoGen is a state-of-the-art aesthetic device that is particularly useful for facial rejuvenation. Patients who have extensive photodamage, brown lentigines, as well as fine or deeper wrinkles can significantly benefit from treatments with this device, as dramatic improvements can be achieved, particularly in the periorbital region,”
Christopher Zachary – Professor & Chair, Department of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine
“This technology delivered the clinical results that were promised. It is also backed by extensive research and clinical studies in which I was involved. I’ve seen dramatic results with it”
Edgar Fincher, M.D., Ph.D. – Fincher Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, Beverley Hills, CA
“With this technology you have the epidermis acting as a natural dressing. There is no better dressing for your skin than your own skin cells, because they produce all the right combinations of growth factors and have the right stimuli to create new skin underneath. To me this is absolutely unique – I have not seen this before with any of the other resurfacing technologies, either CO2 or Erbium”
Eric F Bernstein, M.D. – Main Line Center for Laser Surgery, Ardmore, PA
NeoGen Plasma System
NeoGen Plasma treatments are performed only by NeoGen system from Energist Medical Group.
NeoGen converts nitrogen gas into plasma energy, the fourth state of matter. The plasma emerges from the handpiece in controlled pulses, delivering heating to the skin and stimulating a significant physiological response, whilst leaving the skin intact.
In contrast to laser and light energy sources, NeoGen is allowing the nitrogen plasma energy to impact the skin’s entire architecture. With a wide range of energy settings available, treatments can be tailored to a patient’s specific needs and requirements in regards to healing time.
Fractional CO2 Systems
Fractionated skin treatments can be performed safely and effectively using the FRx Fractional CO2 System, and the FRx Intenz Fractional CO2 System – both manufactured by Energist Medical Group. Being at the forefront of fractional CO2 technologies, Energist has developed advanced systems and protocols to maximise the comfort, speed and effectiveness of the treatment.
The FRx is a versatile fractionated CO2 system offering a range of treatment options enabling both gentle and aggressive treatment modalities. Its unique fibre delivery gives the practitioner increased ease of use in order to reach more difficult areas easily. The high speed of treatment reduces user fatigue and reduces treatment time for patients. At just 16kg, the MedArt FRx system is also highly manoeuvrable, enabling use in multiple locations.
FRx Intenz System
The FRx Intenz is a versatile fractionated CO2 system utilising an articulated arm delivery system. This enables the practitioner to deliver smaller microscopic collimated thermal zones down to 165 microns, which achieves deeper treatment whilst minimising healing and social downtime for patients. At just 16kg, the MedArt FRx system is also highly manoeuvrable, enabling use in multiple locations.
The following overviews detail the published clinical papers conducted by Energist’s clinical partners worldwide. Further studies currently underway will be added as they become available.
Please contact Energist for further information on any of these studies.
Plasma Clinical Studies:
Portrait Plasma Skin Regeneration: Treatment Protocols and Aesthetic Outcomes
Beisman et al; Am Soc Derm Surg 2007 Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 11–14, 2007
“Compared with a 91% improvement with blepharoplasty, treatment of upper eyelid skin with single- or double-pass high energy (3.0 J) resulted in a mean 22% and 35% improvement in upper eyelid tightening and periorbital wrinkles”
Nitrogen Plasma Skin Regeneration and Aesthetic Facial Surgery
Multicenter Evaluation of Concurrent Treatment
J. David Holcomb, MD; Kriston J. Kent, MD; Daniel E. Rousso, MD
Published in ARCH FACIAL PLAST SURG/VOL 11 (NO. 3), MAY/JUNE 2009
Conclusions: Combining nitrogen plasma skin regeneration with aesthetic facial surgery enhances outcomes for procedures in the forehead and in the periorbital, midface, and perioral regions. It does not seem to increase the risk of dermatologic or surgical complications for the procedures described herein.
Advances in plasma skin regeneration
K Wade Foster, MD, PhD, Ronald L Moy, MD, & Edgar F Fincher, MD, PhD
Moy-Fincher Medical Group, UCLA Medical Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
Published in Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 7, 169–179, 2008
Conclusion: Plasma skin regeneration is a unique form of non-ablative resurfacing that is not chromophore dependent and does not result in vaporization of the epidermis, but leaves a layer of intact desiccated epidermis that acts as a natural biologic dressing and promotes rapid healing. PSR improves fine lines and moderate to deep rhytides and the texture and tone of photoaged skin. The broad range of energy settings enables the operator to individualize treatments and control the degree of injury and length of subsequent recovery time. PSR treatments have an excellent safety
profile. Permanent hypopigmentation and demarcation lines have not been observed, and prolonged erythema and scarring are rare. These characteristics have validated PSR as an excellent and versatile modality that offers a wide range of treatment options, and as such, it will undoubtedly command continued interest in the field of skin rejuvenation.
Evaluation of Plasma Skin Regeneration Technology in Low-Energy Full-Facial Rejuvenation
Melissa A. Bogle, MD; Kenneth A. Arndt, MD; Jeffrey S. Dover, MD, FRCPC
Published in ARCH DERMATOL/VOL 143, FEB 2007
Conclusions: Plasma skin regeneration using the multiple low-energy treatment technique allows significant successful treatment of photodamaged facial skin with minimal downtime. Results are comparable to a single high-energy treatment, but with less healing time.
Fractional CO2 Rejuvenation Studies:
Low Density, Non-Ablative Fractional CO2 Laser Rejuvenation
Kaare Christiansen, MS, Molholm Research, 7100 Vejle, Denmark
Peter Bjerring, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology, Molholm Hospital, 7100 Vejle, Denmark
Published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 40:454–460 (2008)
“The present study showed patient self-reported improvements of wrinkles, skin texture and mottled pigmentation as well as objectively measured improvements in skin ultrasonographical density after three non-ablative fractional CO2 laser treatments. No post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or other adverse effects were observed”
Fractional laser treatment – FRx-Laser fractional CO2 laser treatment bridges the gap between peeling and skin resurfacing
Professor Dr. Johannes Lang President of ELAS., European Laser Aesthetic Surgery, Erlangen, Germany
“If it is a question of gentle tightening of the skin, the structure of collagen fibres, shrinking striae and scars, improvement of the skin structure and normalising pigment damage in the face or on the body, the FRx laser (Med Art® 610 laser with Med Art® 458 – scanner) with its specification is one of the most effective and simultaneously most gentle systems of today.”