Plasma IQ Earlobe Repair

Plasma IQ is a medical procedure that uses a targeted plasma microbeam to stimulating your natural collagen production for long term skin rejuvenation. The tiny plasma microbeam tip allows the treatment of areas that cannot be treated with larger laser and radiofrequency devices.

Plasma IQ is particularly good for repairing earlobes damaged by stretching, upper lip lines caused by smoking and sagging eyelids.

Earlobes you will require 3-6 treatments at 6 week intervals and may require a dermal filler treatment at the end to provide the support needed to wear normal earrings.

Eyelids you require 3 treatments at 6 week intervals to achieve results equivalent to surgery. The optimum results will show 6 weeks after the final treatment and will last up to 2 years.

Upper lip lines we recommend 1-3 treatments depending on the depth of the lines. The optimum results will show 6 weeks after the final treatment. Individual results and their duration will vary depending on lifestyle choices e.g. if you continue to smoke.

For comfort a topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to your skin.  Your treatment will take 15-30 mins, during which you may feel a tingling sensation as the plasma jet is used.

After treatment tiny dark brown spots will be obvious on the treated skin which will be tender. Swelling is common and can be quite pronounced around the eyes and is often worse the following morning. This can last 2-3 days. 

During recovery crust will develop over the tiny spots which typically flake-off in 3-4 days, but can take up to 2 weeks. During this time you should keep the treated area clean, dry and protected from bright sunlight.

  Plasma IQ Option
From £
 
Earlobes
350
 
Eyelids
350
 
Upper Lips
220
 
Consultation
25

Practitioners

Dr Victoria Dobbie BDS

Dr Victoria Dobbie BDS

Victoria has over 16 years’ experience in aesthetic medicine and has performed over 25,000 treatments. Victoria speaks at conferences and has been involved in pharmaceutical steering groups for dermal filler product development. Currently Victoria is the official trainer for Ellanse and Silhouette Soft® in Scotland.

Victoria specialise in providing full facial rejuvenation through advanced combination treatments involving Ultherapy®, TIXEL®, Thread Face Lifts, TCA peels and aesthetic injections.

Victoria provides advanced injection treatments for chronic migraines, bruxism, TMJ and hyperhidrosis.

Victoria is also passionate in helping women through menopause with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Dr Victoria Dobbie BDS
Dental Surgeon & Facial Aesthetics
GDC 69584

GDC 69584
Clinical Director
Claire Jackson RGN INP

Claire Jackson RGN INP

Claire has over 10 years experience in aesthetic medicine. Claire is highly skilled in advanced procedures whilst being a gentle and accurate injector which allows her to treat with minimum discomfort and downtime. 

Claire specialises in treating photodamaged skin, trauma scars, stretch marks and skin disorders such as rosacea and acne. In addition Claire provides facial rejuvenation through  treatments involving Ultherapy®, TIXEL®, EndyMed, TCA peels and aesthetic injections.

Claire Jackson RGN INP
Nurse & Facial Aesthetics
NMC 05F1684E

NMC 05F1684E
Nurse & Facial Aesthetics

How do Plasma IQ treatments work?

The Plasma IQ ionises the gas particles in the air between the microbeam tip and the skin to produce plasma which sublimates the epidermis. Sublimation is the process of turning a substance from a solid straight into a gas. This method of sublimation is so precise it creates 1 mmsq treatment spots with no heat being transferred to the surrounding tissue making it safer than other energy devices.
 
The sublimation is equivalent to a superficial fractional ablation which results in skin retraction and tightening in the target area, as well as helping to stimulate the production of collagen from the healing response. No electric current is flowing which allows the procedure to be used in delicate areas such as the eyes.

What are possible side effects from Plasma IQ?

Plasma IQ is considered a low risk procedure, however common side effects are temporary pigment change to the treated area that resolve back to your normal skin colour in less than 2 weeks.
 
In rare occurances the treated skin could become lighter (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyperpigmentation) than the surrounding skin. In very rare occurances the treatment could result in a scar.
 
Hair follicles are easily damaged by Plasma IQ and therfore it is usual for treated areas to become hair free, so it is important to keep the treatment away from the eyebrow.

How do I find out if this treatment is suitable for me?

Simply arrange a 30 minute consultation with our practitioners who will examine your concern, check your medical history and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan whilst explaining cost options, expected outcomes and any associated risks.
 
As our practitioners perform the consultations, and not sales staff, we charge £25 to £50 for each consultations to cover the costs. This means you get honest advice from which you can make an informed decision and are never pressured into making a decision.