Portrait® – The Breakthrough Plasma Technology Behind True Skin Regeneration
The medical community has been using plasmas—highly charged ionized gas—for many years. Rhytec, a world leader in energy-based technologies, has successfully translated this revolutionary technology to the specialties of dermatology and cosmetic surgery. Known as Portrait®, the Plasma Skin Regeneration procedure is unparalleled for wrinkle reduction, tightening, and improvement in skin tone and texture. No other procedure treats more conditions at the same time—all of which are achieved with a low risk profile in which your own skin acts as a natural biological dressing during the healing process.
Portraitworks by delivering millisecond pulses of nitrogen-based plasma to the skin’s surface via the system’s novel handpiece. Nitrogen is a colorless, odorless gaseous element that is part of all living tissues and makes up 80% of the atmosphere. When introduced to ultra-high frequency energy, the nitrogen is converted into a highly energized state, or plasma. From the handpiece, the plasma transfers its energy onto the skin without any direct contact, causing a very controlled heating of tissue and a unique thermal profile with no charring.
Unlike other skin-rejuvenation treatments, Portrait® leaves the skin surface intact. It works via an entirely different mode of action that is effective both at and below the skin’s surface. It stimulates the body to regenerate the damaged structural elements of the skin in a way that other technologies and treatments cannot. The results seen following treatment get better over time, with clinical studies showing continuing improvement a year later—a unique and significant advantage that distinguishes Portrait® from all other skin treatments.
Portrait® Skin Regeneration
A new dramatically different, clinically proven treatment.
Portrait® skin regeneration is unlike any other treatment available today. It is not a laser, radio frequency, or light-based treatment. It is a completely new plasma energy technology that works both on and below the surface of the skin to modify the skin’s architecture so that new collagen is generated.
Portrait® is effective in reducing the look of fine lines and deep wrinkles, treating sun-damaged skin, improving skin tone and texture, improving acne scars* and tightening skin. It works on a variety of skin types.
During the short procedure, the unique scientific action of Portrait® transfers plasma energy to the treated area without direct contact to the skin. This technique preserves the skin’s outer layers which act as a protective dressing until new skin regenerates. Downtime is minimal and clinical studies show that the improvements you see following your treatment will become even more dramatic over time.
True skin regeneration for smoother, more beautiful skin.
Portrait® skin regeneration can be used to treat an entire face or a specific area. Treatment for an entire face can take as little as 20 minutes; a regional treatment can be as short as 10 minutes. Shortly after, you will see improvements in your skin texture and tone and diminished wrinkles giving you a new, more vibrant and youthful appearance. Over time you will see continuing improvement that is truly unique.
The results are comparable to aggressive laser resurfacing but the downtime is dramatically reduced. It keeps working, stimulating collagen production that has a unique matrix and increasing elastin for up to one year with continued improvement to the skin.
And, Portrait® is safe and effective. It gives you the results you want without the lengthy downtime or the risks associated with other treatments.
Ideal candidates for Portrait®
There are many ideal candidates for Portrait®, including:
- Individuals considering laser surgery, a face lift and/or plastic surgery
- Individuals seeking to repair photo-damage and improve the appearance of age spots, or hyperpigmentation
- Individuals seeking to remove pre-cancerous lesions
- Individuals wanting to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Individuals wanting to tighten the skin
- Individuals wanting to improve the overall skin tone and texture to recapture a youthful skin quality they have not enjoyed for years
- Individuals wanting to reduce acne scarring*
*Pilot study on acne scars showed significant improvement; expanded study is currently under investigation. This is not an FDA cleared indication.