Tired of Your Uneven Skin Tone? Plasma Skin Resurfacing Treatment May Help

By: Dr. David Alonso


Almost no one has a perfectly even complexion, but some men and women develop significant discoloration that becomes a cosmetic nuisance. For these patients, board-certified physician Dr. David Alonso and the certified providers at Amour Medical Aesthetics in Chico, CA offer plasma skin resurfacing using the state-of-the-art Opus Plasma system as a solution for evening out a blotchy, uneven skin tone. Take a closer look at the benefits of plasma skin resurfacing below, and find out how this popular treatment can give you a brighter, smoother, healthier-looking complexion that lasts.

What causes discoloration on the face?

Many factors can contribute to hyperpigmentation or discoloration, some of the most common of which include:

  • Sun damage
  • Age
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Some medications

Will hyperpigmentation go away on its own?

Certain forms of hyperpigmentation, like pregnancy-induced melasma, may improve on their own. In this case, for example, a woman’s complexion may return to normal after she has delivered the baby and her original hormone levels are restored. However, this is not always the case, and many men and women actually notice their uneven skin tone becoming worse over time. To fade dark spots on the skin and maintain a consistently more even complexion, professional treatments like plasma skin resurfacing can help.

How does plasma resurfacing work?

During your plasma skin resurfacing treatment at Amour Medical Aesthetics, you’ll relax in one of our dedicated procedure chairs designed for comfort and efficiency. Once the skin has been adequately prepared, your provider will pass the Opus handpiece gently over the target treatment areas. Radiofrequency (RF) plasma energy will be delivered to the skin’s surface and penetrate deeper layers. This process promotes a healing response within the body, which stimulates cell regeneration and the production of new collagen supplies. After a plasma skin resurfacing treatment, you may experience mild redness, irritation, and tenderness for about 2 – 3 days. After this time, the skin will begin to flake away. During this period, it is essential to avoid sun exposure and to refrain from picking or scratching your skin, as this can delay your recovery and cause lasting discoloration or scarring.

What does plasma resurfacing do for your skin?

While plasma skin resurfacing is a popular solution for combating discoloration and hyperpigmentation, that’s not all it can do to boost the health and beauty of your complexion. Common skin concerns that can be dramatically improved with Opus Plasma skin resurfacing include:

  • Fine lines
  • Early wrinkles
  • Mild skin laxity
  • Enlarged pores (visible pores)
  • Oily skin
  • Dry skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Blotchy skin
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Redness
  • Scars
  • Acne scarring

How often can you get plasma skin resurfacing?

Following an initial round of treatment, patients are encouraged to schedule maintenance sessions of plasma skin resurfacing 1 – 3 times per year, depending on the degree of their concerns. With regular treatments, minimal sun exposure, and a healthy lifestyle, the results of plasma skin resurfacing can keep you consistently looking your best for many years.

Erase years’ worth of damage with Opus plasma skin resurfacing in Chico, CA

Even with a diligent skin care routine, most of us will notice visible signs of aging – including an uneven complexion – at some point in our lives. If you are ready to regain a fresher and more youthful look that leaves your skin looking radiant and healthy, plasma skin resurfacing may be right for you. Take the first step toward feeling more confident about your skin once again by calling Amour Medical Aesthetics to schedule your consultation for Opus skin resurfacing in Chico, CA with board-certified physician Dr. David Alonso today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.