The Vogue Eye Lift

Ultimate non-surgical blepharoplasty using PLASMA IQ Technology

About Plasma IQ Treatment

PLASMA IQ is a medical procedure which involves the application of plasma to sublimate skin without transferring heat to the surrounding tissue. Sublimation is the process of turning a substance from a solid straight into a gas. There is no electric current flowing.

How it’s Done and What to Expect

During the procedure, the plasma causes some heating of the skin and this may cause some pain or a burning or tingling sensation. A very specialized strong Local anaesthetic cream is applied for 40 minutes or an injection may be used to minimise any discomfort. The procedure can be uncomfortable as heat builds up.

Following treatment the area may be tender or there may be a residual burning or tingling sensation that may last a few hours. Tiny dark brown or black spots may appear where individual shots have been fired or a larger burn-like appearance may be seen where plasma has been ‘sprayed’.

The tiny spots will flake off over a few days (but could take up to 2 weeks) and a burn will heal over a similar time period. Swelling is common and can be quite pronounced around the eyes, often worse the following morning lasting for several days. At its worst, swelling can cause some interference with vision. Sometimes more than one treatment is required and a non-surgical blepharoplasty often needs 3 treatments at 6 weekly intervals to obtain surgical results. Most people will benefit from just one treatment but further treatments can be done to improve the result and get close to a surgical result. The upper lids do better than the lower lids. Under eye bags can improve but bags can be the result of deeper fat protrusion so are only treatable by surgery. Dr Brookes will advise on an individual basis during the consultation process.

During the healing period, a scab may appear over the treatment area or it may become a little sloughy. It is important to allow any spots or scabs to fall of naturally otherwise scarring or infection may occur. It is important to keep the treated area clean, dry and protected using a broad spectrum sunscreen. Avoid exposing the area to extremes of heat or cold until it is fully healed. Mineral make-up may be applied 24 – 48 hours after treatment.
If the area becomes hot, red and tender or if there is any pus present, it is important to contact the clinic for further advice as this may indicate infection.

Before & After

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Treatment results will vary from person to person.

* Having spent a few years looking for options for my upper eyelid ‘sagging’ I was excited to find the Vogue Eyelift using the PLASMA IQ technology.

Surgery was not an option for me both financially and due to the amount of time I would be incapacitated for and laser was not much better! The cost of this treatment was very attractive and the 4-7 day recovery time a real deal clincher for me.

I love Bea’s treatment room, very relaxing and Bea herself is always friendly, professional and knowledgeable – taking the extra time to discuss and inform. The treatment itself was easy, a relaxing 40 min wait while the numbing cream takes effect followed by a short and relatively painless treatment.

The heat and swelling is fairly significant on the first day but recovery was quick, swelling reduces quickly and by day 4 it’s possible to get on with normal life.

I am very happy with the results, now being able to wear and see my eyeliner for the first time in years! Thanks Bea!

Female- early 40s- 2 treatments 6 weeks apart
Plasma IQ to upper lids only
March 2017

Risks

PLASMA IQ is considered a low-risk procedure however following treatment there may be some pigment change seen at the treated area. The area may become lighter (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyperpigmentation) than the surrounding skin. The treatment may result in a scar.

As hair follicles are easily damaged by PLASMA IQ, it is not unusual for there to be an area of alopecia (baldness) in the area that has been treated.

The results following PLASMA IQ treatment often last years or may be permanent.

Some skin types may need prepping with Eventones compound to prevent hyperpigmentation before and after treatment. Dr Brookes will advise.

Areas such as round the mouth are more likely to result in break out of infection or cold sore so appropriate prevention is needed.

Treatment Indications

  • Upper Lids – Crêpey or Sagging
  • Crow’s Feet, Peri-Oral Lines
  • Small Lower Bags or Lines
  • Acne Scars
  • Scars
  • Neck Lines
  • Decollete
  • Non-Cancerous Lumps, Bumps or Moles
  • Red veins

Contraindications and Relative Contraindications

This is not an Exhaustive List

  • Low Pain Threshold
  • Skin Conditions like Scleroderma or on steroids
  • Cautions with Asian and Afro-Caribbean skin
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Larger eye-bags where fat protrusion is the main problem
  • Facial shingles or severe recurrent Cold sores

Results to be Expected

PLASMA IQ is the closest we can come to surgical results using non-surgical techniques however there will still be limitations. It is expected that 3 treatments are needed to get as close to a surgical result as possible. Some eye shapes – such as an oriental eye shape may do less well

Resolution and Aftercare

Immediately after treatment, there may be a burning sensation. This will usually resolve during the remainder of the day although if it is particularly uncomfortable or persists for a longer period, contact your treating practitioner for further advice.

Following treatment, it is normal to have some swelling. This can be significant around the eyes and can last for several days and may lead to interference with vision in the initial period.

Cold compresses may be applied to reduce the swelling (not advised over the eye area)
If the swelling is more severe, an anti-inflammatory medication and/or anti-histamine may help alleviate the swelling.

Crusting will usually develop over the treated area, this will often initially be brown or black on the surface of the skin and flake off over the following days. It may take over 2 weeks to completely disappear. It is essential to not pick at this crusting as this may lead to infection or scarring.

Occasionally the treated area may become a little weepy, this is part of the normal healing process and will improve with time. However, if it starts to become hot or red or if there is any pus present, then please contact the clinic for advice as this may suggest an infection has developed.

It is essential to keep the treatment area clean, dry and protected with a broad spectrum sunscreen. Do not use alcohol based cleansers.

Do not apply a plaster or an occlusive dressing over the area.

Often more than one treatment is needed for optimum results. There should be at least six weeks before any further Plasma IQ in the same area.

Cost

Introductory Prices for Treatment

Upper eye lids £325
Full eye area £500
2 full eye area treatments £800
paid in advance

Prices for other areas such as scarring & red vein start from £100 but will depend on extent of treatment required. This will be advised on an individual basis during the consultation process.

* Disclaimer – Treatment results will vary from person to person.

Expertise and Experience in minimally invasive rejuvenation for face and body