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 Three Treatment Protocols of Portrait PSR
Portrait can be used according to three treatment regimens - PSR1, PSR2, and PSR3 - based on the severity of the problem being treated and the patient's expectation of downtime. With even the most intense treatment, it usually takes just over a week for skin to appear normal.
PSR1: Requires a short series 3-4 low energy treatment sessions about three or four weeks apart. PSR1 is perfect for mild wrinkling and sun damage, and like a chemical peel, is followed with a day or two of flaking skin and then some mild redness for three to five days as the regenerative process is stimulated.
PSR2: a single session treatment at a higher energy level recommended for those with moderate to severe wrinkling and sun damage, with a 7 to 10 day recovery period. In the first three days following treatment, the skin will darken to a brown tone as the layer beneath begins to remodel and heal. Flaking and peeling will follow, and some redness that is easily hidden with makeup. (Recovery from treatment at the PSR2 level far surpasses the extensive and painful downtime associated with laser resurfacing with the CO2 laser.)
PSR3: Identical to PSR2, except that some areas of the skin requiring more extensive resurfacing will be treated with an extra pass.
Portrait PSR3 is FDA-cleared for treatment of wrinkles; the superficial skin lesions common on sun-exposed areas; and actinic keratosis, the dry, scaly patches that result from overexposure to the sun.
Introduced to physicians at the American Academy of Dermatology to overwhelmingly positive response, Portrait is poised to become the gold-standard treatment in skin regeneration.
Elle Magazine, Beauty Genius Awards, May 2007