Plasma IQ

Plasma IQ is a medical procedure that uses a targeted plasma microbeam to sublimate the skin to retract and tighten it whilst stimulating natural collagen production for long term results.

The tiny plasma microbeam tip allows the treatment of areas that cannot be reached by larger laser and radiofrequency devices. The plasma sublimation technique prevents heat being transferred to surrounding tissue which allows the treatment of sensitive and delicate areas such as the eye lids.

What can Plasma IQ treat?

  • Non-surgical blepharoplasty - upper and lower eye lids
  • Crows feet
  • Upper lip lines (Smoker's lines)

Why choose Plasma IQ treatments?

The plasma treatment stimulates your natural collagen production and skin tightening, so it is 100% you.

The benefits of Plasma IQ treatment when treating eye lids are:

  • Involves less risk than surgery.
  • Has less downtime than surgery.
  • Is less expensive than surgery.
  • The eye lids cannot be treated using lasers.
  • The focused microbeam is more precise than EndyMed allowing great accuracy, but unlike EndyMed involves downtime.

The benefits of Plasma IQ when treating crows feet and upper lip lines:

  • Avoids the use of anti-wrinkle or dermal filler injections should that be a personal preference.
  • The focused microbeam is more precise than EndyMed allowing great accuracy, but unlike EndyMed involves downtime.

How many treatments are required?

For non-surgical blepharoplasty you require 3 treatments at 6 week intervals to achieve results equivalent to surgery. The optimum results will show 6 weeks after the final treatment and will last up to 2 years.

For crows feet and upper lip lines we recommend 1-3 treatments depending on the depth of the lines. The optimum results will show 6 weeks after the final treatment. Individual results and their duration will vary depending on lifestyle choices (e.g. if still smoking) and the number of treatments performed.


Plasma IQ treatment in progress

How do Plasma IQ treatments work?

The Plasma IQ ionises the gas particles in the air between the microbeam tip and the skin to produce plasma which sublimates the epidermis. Sublimation is the process of turning a substance from a solid straight into a gas. This method of sublimation is so precise it creates 1 mmsq treatment spots with no heat being transferred to the surrounding tissue making it safer than other energy devices.
The sublimation is equivalent to a superficial fractional ablation which results in skin retraction and tightening in the target area, as well as helping to stimulate the production of collagen from the healing response. No electric current is flowing which allows the procedure to be used in delicate areas such as the eyes.

What you should expect in treatment?

For your comfort a topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area to be treated and you can relax in a private waiting room for 30 mins whilst your skin goes numb. 
Your treatment will take 15-30 mins, during which you may feel a tingling sensation as the plasma jet works. After treatment tiny dark brown spots will be obvious on the treated area which will be tender. Swelling is common and can be quite pronounced around the eyes, often worse the following morning and can last several days. 
During the healing period the tiny spots will develop into crusting which will flake-off between 3-4 days, but may take up to 2 weeks. It is important to allow the crusting to fall off naturally, and do not pick, otherwise scarring or infection may occur. It is important to keep the treated area clean, dry and protected from bright sunlight.

What are known side effects?

Plasma IQ is considered a low risk procedure, however common side effects are minor pigment change to the treated area which resolve back to your normal skin colour in less than 2 weeks.
In rare occurances the treated skin could become lighter (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyperpigmentation) than the surrounding skin. In very rare occurances the treatment could result in a scar.
Hair follicles are easily damaged by Plasma IQ and therfore it is usual for treated areas to become hair free, so it is important to keep the treatment away from the eyebrow.


How do I find out if this treatment is suitable for me?
Arrange a 30 minute consultation with our team - who will examine your concern, check your medical history and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan whilst explaining the cost and any associated risks.
All consultations are conducted by doctors, nurses and laser aestheticians and cost £25, so you will never be seen or pressurised by sales staff - as we do not employ them.
Call 0131 226 9610 to book your consultation or click here to request a call back.
How to do I check that Face & Body is a safe and professional treatment provider?

Face & Body is annually inspected by Healthcare Improvement Scotland who regulate independent hospitals, hospices and clinics in Scotland. The inspections examine our team, treatments and clinical environment, so that you have the invaluable assurance that you are in safe hands that use safe products in a safe environment.

We are also accredited with Save Face who independently check and verify patient feedback, which they publish on their website, so you can read exactly what past patients feel about our service.


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