Hooded Eyelids

Excess upper eyelid skin

The effects of ageing are particularly pronounced on the delicate skin of the upper eyelids. The loss of collagen causes the eyelids to become crepy and to sag. Cosmetically this is unappealing and can also cause loss of vision by obscuring parts of the eye.

Traditionally the only way to correct hooded eyelids was with surgery, otherwise known as blepharoplasty, however, we can now offer a non-surgical alternative using a new treatment called Plasma IQ. It is performed without cutting, without removing excess skin or fat and without modifying the orbicular muscle of the eyelids. This helps avoid all risks inherent to traditional surgical intervention.

Plasma IQ is a medical procedure which involves the application of plasma to sublimate skin without transferring heat to the surrounding tissue. Sublimation is the process of turning a substance from a solid straight into a gas. There is no electric current flowing.

As with any cosmetic procedure, it should not be used on those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Although it is a suitable treatment for most skin types, it is not advised for those with very dark skin, because of the risk of hypopigmentation that can occur after treatment; a risk that is increased if the carbon crust scabs are disturbed. Plasma IQ should also not be used on skin conditions such as scleroderma, facial shingles or severe recurrent cold sores (herpes simplex virus). It also should be avoided by those on steroid medications.

More details on this popular treatment can be found here.


  • 17 Wood Street
  • Old Town
  • Swindon
  • Wiltshire
  • SN1 4AN