Addressing skin health, especially when we age, can be tremendous. Whether it’s those fine smile lines that seem to have appeared overnight, stubborn stretch marks that won’t take a hint, or the skin’s natural glow that seems a bit dimmer, it’s all part of the skin’s story. And it’s perfectly normal to seek safe and effective treatments to feel your best.

This is where Dr. Sheetal Sapra and Plasma IQ, a minimally invasive procedure, come into the picture. With a gentle touch and an expert eye, Dr. Sapra has become a go-to in Oakville for those looking to turn the page on their skin concerns. His approach isn’t just about the treatment itself but understanding the person behind the skin and ensuring every solution is as unique as you are.

What is Plasma IQ Treatment?

Plasma IQ Treatment is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that utilizes plasma technology to target small areas of the skin. This treatment creates controlled micro-injuries on the skin’s surface, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. As a result, it promotes collagen production, tightens the skin, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and other signs of aging. Plasma IQ is known for its precision and ability to treat delicate areas that traditional lasers might not be able to address.

At ICLS, we utilize the procedure to address those areas, such as wrinkles around the eyes and lips.

What is Fibroblast Treatment?

Fibroblast Treatment, also known as fibroblast therapy, is a non-laser, non-surgical approach to skin tightening and rejuvenation. This treatment specifically targets fibroblasts, which are collagen-producing cells in the dermis layer of the skin. By using a device that delivers energy in the form of plasma to heat the skin, it causes micro-damage that stimulates fibroblast activity, leading to increased collagen and elastin production. In relation to Plasma IQ, fibroblast treatment shares a similar mechanism of action, with Plasma IQ being a specialized form of fibroblast therapy that offers targeted, precise application for effective skin regeneration. Both aim to improve skin texture, firmness, and overall appearance by enhancing the skin’s natural regeneration processes.

Am I a Good Candidate?

You might be a good fit for Plasma IQ skin tightening if:

  • You have wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, or forehead.
  • You have sagging skin around your jawline, eyes, or neck.
  • You have little skin bumps like skin tags or moles.
  • You have lighter skin, which lowers the risk of dark spots after treatment.

Plasma IQ might be an excellent option for you if you’re looking to address any of these issues and experience immediate skin tightening and smoothing effects.

How Much Does Plasma IQ Cost?

Taking care of your skin is an investment, and it makes sense that you want to know what you’ll spend on Plasma IQ skin tightening. At ICLS, here’s what you can expect to pay:

  • One Area: $995 to target a spot about the size of your palm.
  • Two Areas: $1545 for two spots if done simultaneously.
  • Additional Areas: $550 for each extra spot on the same day as your first treatment. Otherwise, it’s $995 per area.

Usually, you’ll need 3-4 treatments for the best results.

How to Get Ready?

If you’ve decided fibroblast treatment is right for you, here’s what you should do before your appointment:

  • Avoid the Sun: Stay out of the sun for a couple of weeks before.
  • Steer Clear from Certain Products: Stop using certain skincare products, such as retinol, that can make your skin sensitive.
  • Arrive with Clean Skin: Wash the area you’re treating on the day of your appointment, but don’t use lotions or makeup.

What Happens During a Procedure?

During a plasma fibroblast skin tightening procedure, Dr. Sapra and his team employ specialized tools to enhance the skin’s appearance. The process begins with Dr. Sapra applying a numbing cream to your skin to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. He then uses the Plasma IQ pen, which emits a precise spark to targeted areas of the skin. This spark is crucial as it initiates the skin’s self-healing process, encouraging collagen production. As a result, the skin becomes tighter and smoother.

The entire Plasma IQ procedure typically lasts 30 to 60 minutes, making it a relatively quick option for skin regeneration.

Recovery Timeline for Plasma IQ

You won’t need much time to recover from Plasma IQ, but you’ll need to take care of your skin. Here’s what to expect:

  • After Appointment: Your skin might be slightly swollen or red, but it’ll improve in a few days.
  • 1-7 Days: Scabs might form, but don’t pick at them. Let them fall off naturally.
  • 7-10 Days: The scabs should be gone, but stay out of the sun and be gentle with your skin.
  • 8-12 Weeks: Your skin will look even better as time goes on as your body makes more collagen.

Benefits of Plasma IQ Skin Tightening

Treatment with a Plasma IQ pen has lots of good things going for it, including the following:

  • Safe and Effective Treatment: It’s a non-surgical procedure, so you don’t need to go under anesthesia.
  • Target Specific Concerns: Using controlled skin damage, it targets specific skin problems like wrinkles and sun damage.
  • Boost Collagen Production: It helps your skin make more collagen, so it looks firmer and smoother.
  • Minimal Downtime: You won’t need much time to recover, and side effects are usually mild.
  • Long-Term Results: With long-lasting results, your skin will look more radiant and even.

Risks of Fibroblast Treatment

There are some things to watch out for when considering the treatment, including the following:

  • There’s a small risk of burns or infections.
  • Your skin might scar or change colour.
  • In rare cases, you could have nerve damage or an allergic reaction.

While these risks are uncommon, choosing an experienced physician like Dr. Sapra can greatly reduce the likelihood of experiencing complications.

Book Your Appointment at ICLS

Explore the transformative power of Plasma IQ skin tightening with Dr. Sapra and his team at ICLS, who bring nearly 30 years of expertise in dermatology and plastic surgery to every consultation. Serving Oakville, Mississauga, and Toronto, our seasoned professionals are committed to excellence and tailored solutions. Book your appointment today to experience personalized care from a world-class team dedicated to your beauty and well-being.

Before and After

Before Plasma IQ treatment 1 month post Plasma IQ treatment

Full face view photo of the patient 1 month post Plasma IQ therapy

Before Plasma IQ Procedure 1 month After Plasma IQ procedure

Profile view view photo of the patient 1 month post Plasma IQ therapy

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Does Fibroblast Do?

    Fibroblast treatment enhances your skin’s appearance by targeting fibroblast cells, which are crucial for producing collagen and elastin, substances that maintain skin firmness and elasticity. The procedure uses a device to deliver a focused electrical arc to the skin, creating controlled micro-injuries. This triggers a natural healing process that boosts collagen and elastin production. As a result, the skin becomes tighter and looks more youthful. This treatment effectively reduces wrinkles, fine lines, marionette lines, and sagging, and can also improve minor skin issues such as skin tags.

  • How Many Sessions Do I Need?

    Most doctors suggest getting 3-4 treatments to see the best results.

  • How Long Does It Last?

    The effects of this treatment usually last 1-3 years or more. However, results depend on factors such as the amount of sun exposure, your skincare habits and lifestyle choices.

Our Nurses & Specialist

At ICLS, you will be under the care of some of Canada’s most experienced registered nurses. ICLS is one of the only practices in the country (maybe even the world!) to employ only registered nurses to deliver treatments. Our all-female nursing staff consists of hard-working, internationally-trained medical professionals.

Our nurses perform your treatment under our medical director, Dr. Sheetal Sapra, who is a top dermatologist and pioneer of new technologies aimed at improving the lives and looks of his patients. Dr. Sapra has practiced medical dermatology for more than 35 years and has made significant contributions to the field.