Do you have uneven, damaged or scarred skin, sagging or hooded eyelids, or just want a smoother, more youthful appearance? Then our newest treatment, Plasma IQ, may be a great option for you – and results can last for years!
Plasma IQ is the latest advancement in med spa treatments that delivers focused beams of plasma energy to safely and effectively create micro-injuries on the skin. The skin uses its innate healing and collagen-replacement ability to restore and renew itself.
How Does Plasma IQ Work?
Plasma IQ has a tip that converts power into an electrostatic impulse. When the needle comes close to the skin surface, a mixture of oxygen-nitrogen occurs, which emits a flash of plasma light. For a tenth of a second a microchannel opens up in the skin layer and the heat from the plasma flash causes the excess fluid to evaporate out of the skin.
The superficial wound that appears stimulates the regeneration of fibroblasts in the skin and this is an important part of the healing process and collagen production. When the skin heals, the edges pull together and create additional tightening.
This treatment is very kind to the skin with no damage to the surrounding tissue therefore with limited downtime. It’s a great treatment that simply eliminates the first signs of aging and establishes a younger look.
- Ionized Gas Particles – As the device is brought close to the skin during treatment, it ionizes nitrogen gas particles in the air to create a plasma arc that looks like a spark.
- Skin Retraction and Reaction – The plasma arc causes sublimation of the epidermis of the skin; turning a solid into a gas, resulting in immediate skin tightening and retraction in the target area. This method of plasma sublimation is highly targeted and controlled. It does not transfer heat to the surrounding area. The procedure creates tiny brown carbon crusts or scabs in the treated area that persist for approximately one week before dropping off.
- Healing Response – The micro-injuries sustained during treatment promote the long-term firming, tightening, and smoothing effects that are part of the skin’s innate and natural healing response.
Is Plasma IQ Treatment Safe?
Yes! This treatment is very safe, plus it has a low risk of side effects. Two levels of energy allow for safe and effective treatments for a variety of skin conditions and areas. Plasma IQ delivers the precise amount of energy desired using the high (950V) or low (650V) settings during treatment. Extreme device precision along with these controlled energy settings limit the damage of surrounding skin, which helps reduce downtime and improve healing.
The best part about Plasma IQ treatment is that it can be performed at our med spa in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the area treated.
Is There Any Down Time?
After the procedure, you can return to normal activities. You will have some scabbing on your face that will fall off naturally within 4-7 days.