Mountain West Medical Services
Wellness Center & Cosmetics Specialists located in Meridian, ID
Why Skin Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing, most commonly using a laser, is the most dramatic nonsurgical procedure to repair and renew the skin to address a wide range of skin concerns. Fractional-based skin resurfacing is the modern skin resurfacing method that involves creating a pattern of microscopic injuries to a fraction of the skin. This stimulates a natural wound healing response exciting the skin to repair itself. The type of injury can vary depending on the type of fractional-based skin resurfacing technology used.
Why Opus Plasma?
Opus Plasma builds upon the popular and widely accepted science of fractional skin resurfacing and advances this field forward with an option that improves the patient experience using a novel, new energy source — Plasma. With Opus Plasma you can enjoy fractional skin resurfacing results with much less downtime than traditional CO2 Lasers.
What does Opus Plasma treat?
Opus can treat a variety of skin imperfections. It can help reduce fine lines, acne scars, skin laxity, age spots, and generally improve the overall quality of your skin. Treatment areas are typically the face, neck, chest, abdomen (stretch marks), and the back of the hands.
What should I expect?
Opus Plasma is a quick, 20 to 40 minute outpatient treatment usually performed following application of a topical anesthetic. During your consultation we will assess your skin to personalize the best treatment plan for you. While you'll begin to enjoy noticeable improvements following your first treatment, 2 to 4 treatments may be recommended for optimal results.
Is the treatment painful?
Depending on your treatment plan, the degree of discomfort will vary. We use a fast-acting topical agent to numb the treatment area prior to the treatment to minimize any discomfort.
What does recovery look like?
moderate settings, the downtime is minimal. You may experience 24 to 48 hours of mild to moderate redness and swelling — not significant to interfere with your daily activities.
What kind of results should I expect?
Results vary from person to person. Generally speaking, you can expect an overall improvement to your skin. Check out our before and after page to see results that some of our patients have experienced.