Plasma IQ is a non-invasive procedure to help wrinkles, loose skin (often referred to as non-surgical blepharoplasty or plasma skin tightening), stretch marks and scarring via a process called sublimation; this causes skin tightening and retraction of the targeted skin, as well as stimulating collagen formation in the treated area. At The Skin to Love Clinic this treatment is always performed by a medical practitioner.
Plasma is a gas which is used by your medical practitioner to heat your skin in the desired area; this is called ‘sublimation’. Sublimation causes a retraction of your skin and stimulates your body’s natural rejuvenation process to tighten the area, as well as soften lines, wrinkles and other skin imperfections due to collagen stimulation.
It is possible to have a single treatment of Plasma IQ, however results are accumulative and after each consecutive treatment your results can become more significant and noticeable; our usual recommendation is a course of 3 treatments.
Often referred to as ‘non-surgical blepharoplasty’ the most popular treatment area at The Skin to Love Clinic is around the eyes; there are many concerns that Plasma IQ can help with however, this includes:
How often can I have repeat treatments?
We usually recommend 3 treatments at 6 weekly intervals to obtain best results. However, sessions can be spaced out further if needed.
What can I cover the tiny dots in the treated area with after treatment?
Mineral make-up can be applied if you’d like to cover up their appearance during your recovery. We always recommend using a high SPF in the treatment area to protect the delicate treated skin.
Will I need to take time off work after this treatment?
Possibly. We always recommend having this treatment when you have a few days to recover without the pressure of work or a social engagement, especially on your first treatment so that you can better understand how you respond to the treatment and how quickly you recover.
Are there any side effects?
Plasma is considered a low-risk procedure; however, consultations are an important part of the treatment process in allowing you to understand the treatment and to establish if the benefits of the treatment are outweighed by any possible side effects. During a consultation your characteristics, such as your medical background, will be assessed. Your medical practitioner will be able to discuss whether this treatment is appropriate for you, as well as any suitable alternative treatments.
Your practitioner will discuss any possible side effects, questions you may have and any aftercare you should adhere to prior to you having treatment.
Is this the non-surgical blepharoplasty treatment?
This treatment is occasionally referred to as the non-surgical blepharoplasty treatment. Although it is commonly used to treat around the eyes, it can treat other areas also.
It is important to note that this is not a replacement for surgery.
“Great service in a relaxing environment with the best aftercare you could ask for. Excellent treatments by caring staff with brilliant aftercare advice and follow ups!” Caroline
“The experience with Jane, Emma and Kerry was warm, kind and wonderful as always. An exceptional service provided in a friendly and knowledgeable way. Top marks!” Jill
“It was my second round of Plasma IQ. Emma was a delight in the pre-care and couldn’t have looked after my needs better. My practitioner took a long time to review the process from the first Plasma IQ treatment (and the results so far). She then revised the second procedure accordingly to ensure maximum results are achieved. Everyone at Skin to Love is warm, welcoming and caring. I couldn’t ask for more.” Lisa
“5 stars” Pauline
No. of treatments
Usually a course of 3 treatments
Dependent on the concern and area treated. Usually 30 minutes for the eyes
Usually after a course of 3 treatments
Immediately post procedure there will usually be tiny black or dark brown dots where the individual treatment shots have been placed; these will flake off over the coming days (up to two weeks). Immediately following treatment there may be swelling in the treatment area, this can be quite pronounced around the eyes and may last for a few days
Resume usual activities
Usually patients resume their usual activities once any swelling has subsided. It’s important to keep the treated area clean and dry whilst your skin is recovering, so we recommend avoiding activities such as swimming or vigorous exercise until you are recovered. Full aftercare will be provided prior to treatment
Usually none to mild as we use local anaesthetic prior to treatment
Duration of results
Consultation needed prior
*Disclaimer: We are all individuals therefore results from treatments may vary from person to person, because each person responds differently. Results, down time and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients of different ages, genders and is based on an average patient experience
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