The first and only FDA-cleared plasma energy device, Plasma IQ by Neauvia is a non-surgical device that can tighten skin and correct common cosmetic issues, such as skin laxity and wrinkles. When performed at a licensed board-certified plastic surgery practice by trained providers, Plasma IQ is a safe and quick way to renew and restore skin.
Plasma IQ creates tiny microinjuries on the skin to stimulate your body’s natural healing response, which includes the proliferation of cells called fibroblasts that produce elevated levels of collagen and elastin. The microinjuries are caused by precisely controlled plasma energy that ionizes nitrogen gas particles that are present in the air at the surface of your skin. This process coagulates tissue around problem areas nearly anywhere on the face or body in one square millimeter dots.
Plasma IQ has two energy levels for customized treatment and to ensure safety around delicate areas. Because the skin is not heated in bulk sections or depths, the results from treatment are highly predictable and limit the damage to surrounding, healthy tissue.
Good candidates for Plasma IQ are those who struggle with a variety of skin abnormalities, including:
- Skin laxity or sagging skin
- Wrinkles around the face and neck
- Benign skin imperfections such as skin tags, warts, or moles
- Sebaceous hyperplasia, seborrheic keratoses, or actinic keratoses
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone or texture
Because the treatment is non-invasive and very safe, nearly anyone can receive Plasma IQ. Plasma IQ is safe for most skin types except for very dark skin, which has a higher risk of negative side effects.
The quick and easy Plasma IQ treatment takes as little as 30 minutes, during which time your highly skilled provider will use the device to coagulate millimeter-sized scabs of tissue throughout the treatment area. The sensation may feel slightly uncomfortable, as the device creates a stinging feeling with each dot of tissue. For your comfort, a topical anesthetic will be applied to increase the degree of comfort.
Plasma IQ can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a HydraFacial or BBL, for enhanced personalized benefits. Most people benefit from a series of treatments with Plasma IQ, typically around three spaced a few weeks apart, for the best, most long-lasting results.
Plasma IQ creates some immediate skin tightening results but its main benefits are long-term skin tightening and restoration following increased production of collagen. The expected results from a full treatment plan are similar to surgical techniques for the same imperfection or concern.
The recovery process begins immediately after treatment, as tiny brown carbon crusts or scabs created by the plasma energy arc will be visible for about a week before they naturally fall away. These scabs are not to be picked at or scraped off, as this can cause scarring or unnatural pigmented regions. Patients can expect their skin to be pink and sensitive in the treated area for several days.
The Plasma IQ device is an exciting development in the world of medical facial aesthetics and has helped many people get clearer, tighter skin without the need for surgery. To learn more about this treatment and the Plasma IQ device, feel free to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled providers to find out if you can benefit from this procedure. Call or contact us online today to get started.