Plasma IQ is a medical procedure that uses a targeted plasma microbeam to sublimate the skin to stimulating your natural collagen production for long term skin rejuvenation.
The tiny plasma microbeam tip allows the treatment of areas which cannot be treated with larger laser and radiofrequency devices. The plasma sublimation technique prevents heat being transferred to surrounding tissue which makes it safe to treat sensitive and delicate areas such as the eye lids.
What can Plasma IQ treat?
Non-surgical blepharoplasty - upper and lower eye lids
Mild crows feet
Mild upper lip lines
Why choose Plasma IQ?
The benefits of Plasma IQ are:
Promotes natural collagen, so it is 100% you
Lower risk than surgery
Less downtime than surgery
Less expensive than surgery
How many treatments are required?
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.
Earlobes you will require 3-6 treatments at 6 week intervals and may require a dermal filler treatment at the end to provide the support needed to wear normal earings.
Crows feetand 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.
Before and after photos
What to expect in treatment
For comfort a topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to your skin. Your treatment will take 15-30 mins, during which you may feel a tingling sensation as the plasma jet is used.
After treatment tiny dark brown spots will be obvious on the treated skin which will be tender. Swelling is common and can be quite pronounced around the eyes and is often worse the following morning. This can last 2-3 days.
During recovery crust will develop over the tiny spots which typically flake-off in 3-4 days, but can take up to 2 weeks. During this time you should keep the treated area clean, dry and protected from bright sunlight.
In the video below our Clinical Director show cases her post procedure recovery the next day.
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 are possible side effects from Plasma IQ?
Plasma IQ is considered a low risk procedure, however common side effects are temporary pigment change to the treated area that 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.
To support the government and the country the clinic is temporarily closed. We plan to re-open on the 20th April 2020 if government advice allows. Our team are available to support you, between 1000 – 1230 Monday to Friday, via email and phone.
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