As we get older, wrinkles and fine lines become more pronounced. With time, these wrinkles form skin bags and dark circles around the eyes. Fortunately, some treatments can be used to reverse these incidences. Most people are familiar with cosmetic surgery and other minimal treatments like Botox injections. However, a better treatment option specifically created for these needs exists, and that is the Plasma IQ technology. Read on as we learn more about Plasma IQ and how one can use it to achieve permanent skin tightening.
What Is Plasma IQ?
Plasma IQ is also known as plasma fibroblast therapy, plasma needling, plasma skin regeneration or plasma lift.
Plasma IQ is a minimally invasive procedure that uses focused, controlled plasma energy to tighten delicate areas of the skin like the eyes, lips, neck and décolletage. The process delivers energy to the skin's surface. Then it penetrates to the deeper layer, which contains collagen and elastin (collectively, these cells are called fibroblasts), causing micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. This causes stimulation of the healing process, which tightens the skin and lifts it, giving you smoother and younger-looking skin.
Plasma IQ Pen is a skin-tightening process that uses a holistic approach to combat anti-aging by acting within the body’s natural process. The treatment delivers skin-tightening results almost immediately. Also, you’ll see more results as the fibroblasts heal and improve the skin surface.
Plasma IQ pen is a procedure that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and scarring, and it can also treat skin conditions like acne, warts and moles.
How Does Plasma Skin Tightening Work?
Plasma skin tightening uses radio frequency to break down gas into plasma. That is, the Plasma IQ ionizes gas particles to create an arc of electricity which creates micro-injuries ( the plasma, once it comes in contact with the skin, produces heat and removes oxygen from the skin’s surface) on the skin without causing damage to the epidermis.
While this happens, the heat also collapses the collagen and activates the body’s response to wound healing and fibroplasia, thereby increasing collagen production.
This takes place for about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of the skin condition. The aftermath of the procedure is that tiny scabs form on the skin surface, but within a week, they fall off to reveal newer and younger-looking skin.
What Areas Of The Body Can Be Treated With A Plasma Pen?
Plasma IQ pen, also known as a form of fibroblast procedure, can be used to treat several areas in the body, including the following:
- Nasolabial folds or Smile lines: these lines run from the side of your nose to the edge of your mouth
- Acne scars
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Jawline tightening
- Marionette lines: these are folds or creases that run from the corner of your mouth to your chin
- Lipstick lines or wrinkles around the mouth
- Eye bags and dark circles
- Upper and lower eyelids
- Stretch marks
What Happens During the Skin Tightening Treatment?
Depending on where you get the treatment done, the procedure may differ. However, there are basic steps your aesthetician or dermatologist will follow. First, they will cleanse your skin and anesthetize it with a numbing cream or an injection.
Then the procedure takes place with the plasma pen with tiny scab-like dots forming on the surface of your skin.
This process takes around 30-60 minutes, and you can expect a healing process within a week. Within this time, the small dots will form scabs and clear to reveal tighter skin. Over time, these dots fade, but for the full effect of the skin tightening, it will take about one month.
Benefits Of Plasma IQ Skin Tightening Treatment
Plasma IQ has a couple of benefits as it acts as the outer layer of the skin, acting as a natural dressing to give a more rapid recovery.
- No bleeding
- Fast recovery process
- High precision at target-specific areas
- It leaves no visible scars
- It doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation
- It allows patients to return to normal activities almost immediately
- It eliminates the risk of infection and a visible scar.
- The heat from the plasma IQ stimulates fibroblast activity
- The heat breaks down proteins in the skin resulting in tissue tightening
Is Plasma Pen Skin Tightening Painful?
Plasma Pen skin tightening is a minimally painful procedure. Since everybody has different pain tolerance, they may perceive pain differently, with some parts more sensitive than others. That’s why we use a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. If you know you may be uncomfortable with the sensation, you should be honest with your practitioner. They will give you a specific type of anesthesia when performing the procedure.
Is Plasma IQ skin tightening treatment right for me?
If you have Fitzpatrick skin type I-III (very pale to white skin that can tan), you can do the treatment. It may still be possible to treat if you have a more olive skin tone or a type IV Fitzpatrick skin type, but you would have to come in for evaluation later on.
However, this procedure may not be the right one for you if you have a darker skin tone. You would be more at risk of hyper or hypopigmentation.
Also, if you have any of the following, Plasma IQ isn’t the best for you:
- Open lesions in the treatment area
- Conditions like diabetes or an autoimmune disease may affect the healing
- Port blood circulation
- Cardiovascular conditions like epilepsy and cancer
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Prone to keloid scarring
Possible Risks of Plasma IQ Treatment
Compared to other more invasive cosmetic procedures, Plasma IQ is quite safe. However, there may be a few risks na contraindications. It’s possible to experience any of the following:
- Skin discoloration
- Burns and blisters
- Scabbing and crusting
Swelling is a common side effect to expect, especially around the eyes. However, it will start subsidizing after day two and clear completely after a few days.
Aftercare For Plama IQ
After getting plasma IQ treatment, you should do the following:
- Avoid getting the treated area wet. Instead, follow instructions given by your dermatologist
- Let the scabs fall off naturally; don’t force them
- Stay away from makeup until the scabs have healed
- Use a broad spectrum SPF daily and avoid the sun if possible.
How Long Does It Take For Results to Appear?
Plasma IQ is a recommended cosmetic procedure to treat wrinkles, medium skin elasticity, dark circles, and eye bags. You can expect to see results in the appearance of skin over the next six months. You may need more than one treatment session, depending on your desired results.
How Long Does Plasma IQ Last?
Depending on your aesthetic needs, you may need to take plasma IQ treatment more than once. Regardless of how many sessions you take, you can expect to enjoy results from one to three years. Regular maintenance is necessary to enjoy long-lasting results.
The Bottom Line
You can turn back the hands of time without having to do any invasive cosmetic surgery. Plasma Pen Skin Tightening is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that treats wrinkles, fine lines, skin tags, dark circles, and sagging skin. The results from the procedure eliminate the need for invasive surgery.
Plasma IQ is a delicate procedure that should only be performed by highly skilled technicians with years of hands-on experience to give you the maximum result. Here at Main D’or Clinic, we strive to provide you with the best skincare treatment using only the latest technology to make your dreams a reality. Contact us today for more enquiries and to know if Plasma IQ is the best skin-tightening solution for you.