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Plasma IQ is a 20 minute non-surgical eyelift treatment reduces heavy brows and tightens saggy skin on the upper lids. It is also known as ‘non-surgical blepharoplasty’.
It offers a low-risk procedure, with minimal side effects, and none of the complications associated with surgical interventions. Therefore, it is an ideal solution for those who prefer the non-surgical route for skin rejuvenation.
Plasma is a recent innovation in the world of aesthetic medicine. The Plasma IQ handheld device works through the generation of a targeted micro beam of plasma energy, which causes epidermal sublimation as well as helping to stimulate the production of collagen from the healing response, without affecting the surrounding tissue. The use of plasma is becoming an increasingly common, minimally ablative treatment method, which is much quicker than surgical solutions, and offers less down time.
Following a full treatment regime, the effect should last for as long as a comparable surgical treatment. However, the effects cannot be regarded as permanent, as it does not halt, nor prevent the ageing process. You can expect the positive results to last several years if you avoid lifestyle factors that contribute to skin ageing and damage. You should avoid smoking, excess alcohol consumption and prolonged sun exposure to get the full benefit from your Plasma IQ treatment.
Treatment with Plasma IQ is considered a low risk procedure in the right hands; however, there may be some minor side effects and risks.
Treatment can be relatively uncomfortable, depending on your tolerance to pain. The delivery of the plasma produces a stinging feeling. A topical anaesthetic cream is usually applied to numb the area before treatment starts, to reduce such sensations.
Immediately after treatment, the affected area may feel tender, with slight burning and tingling sensations, but this should only last for a few hours. Later you should expect continued tenderness, redness, swelling and mild discomfort in the treated area, for several days, to a week.
The points of sublimation are about 1mm in diameter, showing as tiny brown carbon crusts or scabs. These will remain for at least a week before dropping off. It is very important that the crusts are left to heal without any interference, to prevent scarring, infection or pigmentation abnormalities. You must not scratch or pick the area during healing. The area should be kept dry and clean, and protected with a UVA/UVB sunscreen, until fully healed, to prevent infection.
One of the more common risks is a change in the pigmentation of the skin in the treated area, either becoming lighter (hypo-pigmented) or darker (hyper-pigmented). Furthermore, hair follicles may be damaged during treatment, resulting in hair loss within the treated area.
It is important to note that whilst one treatment is sometimes adequate it is more often recommended to have a second treatment after a gap of at least 6 weeks.