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What Is the Subnovii Plasma Pen?

Subnovii Advanced Plasma Technology by Cartessa™ is an FDA-cleared treatment known as plasma fibroblast therapy (or plasma skin resurfacing) that delivers low-frequency energy to rejuvenate the skin. Unlike the blood plasma used in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair loss, the Subnovii treatment targets a different kind of plasma, which is a charged, gas-like matter naturally present on the skin’s surface.

When guided along the treatment area, the Subnovii device creates a controlled spark that causes micro-wounds in the skin. This process targets fibroblasts within the dermis, which signals a wound healing response. As your skin begins to heal, new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid are produced to create a tighter, smoother texture.

What Are the Benefits of the Subnovii Plasma Pen?

Subnovii is the first handheld plasma device of its kind, offering patients a non-surgical method of skin rejuvenation. The treatment can target a variety of skin areas—even highly delicate areas—including the forehead, around the eyes, around the mouth, along the jawline, the decollete, and the neck. In addition, other body areas like the arms, knees, and abdomen can benefit from plasma resurfacing. Treatment with the Subnovii plasma pen offers patients a variety of benefits, including:

The Subnovii technology allows our skin care experts to customize treatment with the utmost precision, helping you achieve optimal skin resurfacing results. Most patients are good candidates for treatment with the Subnovii plasma pen. A physical evaluation will be performed to determine if it is the most beneficial treatment for your aesthetic goals, or if an alternative solution like microneedling or SkinTyte™ is more appropriate.

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What Does the Subnovii Plasma Pen Treatment Involve?

Before your Subnovii treatment, your skin will be cleansed and a topical numbing agent may be applied to ensure your comfort. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, your skin care professional will begin treating your target area(s) with the Subnovii plasma pen.

The device is guided along your skin—never actually touching the surface—sending microcurrents to create tiny areas of heat damage, and causing small wounds that will develop scabs. These sealed wounds signal the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the production of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid that create a healthier, younger-looking skin appearance.

The handheld device allows our professionals to tailor the Subnovii treatment to your specific needs, ranging from lighter to more advanced techniques. Depending on the size of your target area, treatment can take approximately 30 to 60 minutes, but this will vary based on your aesthetic goals.

Most of your healing will occur over the first five to 10 days, during which time the scab-like dots should gradually fall off. Over the next few weeks, your skin should continue to heal, achieving a tighter and firmer texture. To get the best possible results from your Subnovii treatment, you may benefit from a series of one to three sessions, spaced 12 to 16 weeks apart.

What Can I Expect in My Subnovii Plasma Pen Results?

Results from your Subnovii plasma pen treatment can begin to be seen 1 to 2 weeks after your treatment. Your skin should continue to improve over the next six months as it heals, though it may appear pink at first.

Patients will receive the Subnovii Experience Kit, which includes beneficial products designed for aftercare. By utilizing these products in your daily skin care regimen, you can promote healing and protect your skin. You should also make sure to use daily sun protection and minimize sweating while the scabs are still present.

How Much Does the Subnovii Plasma Pen Treatment Cost?

The cost of treatment with the Subnovii plasma pen can range as low as $500 for smaller skin areas to up to $5,000 for the entire face and neck. In general, Subnovii is considered a cost-effective treatment for those wanting to see noticeable improvement in the look of their skin. Our team will provide you with a cost quote before the procedure to help you understand what to expect based on your personalized treatment plan.