Procedure Time
20 minutes treatment time (1 hour including numbing)
Suitable for
Type 1-3 Fitzpatrick skin type
Number of treatments required
3 - 4 treatments (each 6 weeks apart)
Full Recovery
5 days (estimated)
Male / female
Numbing cream
Duration of Results
Risks & Complications
Possible swelling, small brown dots, burns, post inflammatory pigmentation*

Plasma pen treatment for hooded eyes:

Our Plasma IQ treatment which is a medical version of the plasma pen treatment is a 20-minute treatment performed by our in-clinic doctors which removes excess skin on eye lids to reduce heavy, hooded brows. It is an excellent hooded eyes treatment and alternative option to hooded eyes surgery.

Whilst it is a non-invasive alternative to upper eyelid surgery, it is important that you seek an expert to perform this treatment. The medical team at Dr Leah Clinics are highly skilled and experienced professionals who will give you the very best care, attention to detail, and treatment results.

Plasma pen treatment for under eye wrinkles

Plasma IQ - plasma pen treatment is also an excellent under eye wrinkle treatment. Used at a different frequency than for upper eyelid, the plasma pen can be used to tighten skin under the eye and treat lines and wrinkles in that area. The under eye area can be treated separately or combined with upper eyelid treatment.

Plasma pen treatment for smokers lines / plasma pen treatment for scars

Plasma pen can also be used to burn away and effectively treat smokers lines/lines around the mouth. It can also be used to burn away old scars such as deep acne scars, white surgical scars or stretchmarks.


These photographs are of Dr Leah clients directly after treatment.


These photographs are of Dr Leah clients directly after treatment.
These photographs are of Dr Leah clients directly after treatment.


These photographs are of Dr Leah clients directly after treatment.
Plasma IQ - Smokers Lines, Upper and Lower Eyes.


Plasma IQ - Smokers Lines, Upper and Lower Eyes.
Plasma IQ - Smokers Lines, Upper and Lower Eyes.


Plasma IQ - Smokers Lines, Upper and Lower Eyes.
Plasma IQ - Smokers Lines, Upper and Lower Eyes.


Plasma IQ - Smokers Lines, Upper and Lower Eyes.
Plasma IQ - Smokers Lines, Upper and Lower Eyes.


Plasma IQ - Smokers Lines, Upper and Lower Eyes.


Similar to Plexar, this treatment works by ‘zapping’ or burning the skin away. This removes the excess skin via a process called sublimation. It is a quick and straightforward procedure which is safe and effective.

What can plasma pen treat?

  • Non-surgical eye lift – plasma pen can be used to reduce heavy brows (upper eyelids)
  • Saggy skin under the eyes (lower eyelid) acting as a non-surgical blepharoplasty
  • Plasma pen can treat under eye wrinkles and reduce crows feet
  • Lines around the mouth area including wrinkles on the upper lip known as smokers lines.
  • Plasma pen can be used to remove white scars including surgical scars
  • Plasma pen can be used on body to tighten skin and improving the appearance of stretchmarks on the body
  • Plasma pen can be used to remove skintags

The advantages of Plasma IQ - plasma pen include:

  • Effective way to remove excess skin or tighten the skin to treat imperfections such as deep lines or scars
  • As a non- surgical eyelift there is no incision in the skin
  • 20 minute treatment and you are awake throughout
  • Very low risk
  • Minimal downtime
  • Long lasting / permanent results *


Plasma Iq – Plasma Pen Non-Surgical Eye Lift Reviews

Here’s what our clients have to say…
My eyes were becoming hooded so I started looking for hooded eye treatment options and was worried I may need hooded eye surgery. I had a hooded eye on the right side more than the left, I had 4 Plasma IQ – plasma pen treatment on my right eye and three on my left and I could not be happier with the results.

Jason, 44
I absolutely loved my experience at Dr Leah clinic. Dr Leah is amazing, gives very good honest advice. I knew all pros and cons of my treatment and took time to decide whether to proceed. Have gone there twice now and due for the final PLASMA IQ - plasma pen treatment and I can honestly say how professional Dr Leah and her team are. I am very happy.

Elena, 41
I had plasma IQ - plasma pen treatment for the lines on my upper lip to help with smoker lines, I opted for this option rather than dermal filler as I did not want my lip to look puffy, I am really pleased, even after the first session the lines did not look as deep. Thank you.

Elaine, 55

Treatment Price

Upper Lid
Course of 3 sessions (Course of 4 £2,000)
Lower Lid
Course of 3 sessions (Course of 4 £1,800)
Upper & Lower Lid
Course of 3 sessions (Course of 4 £2,500)

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Plasma Iq, Plasma Pen Non-Surgical Eye Lift Faqs

Am I suitable for non surgical eye lift / plasma pen treatment?

Before your treatment, we will invite you to attend a face-to-face consultation with one of our in-clinic doctors to assess your suitability. Please note that this treatment is not advisable for darker skin types (Fitzpatrick 4, 5 or 6) due to the risk of hyperpigmentation and it is not suitable if you have a history or keloid scarring. If you are seeking treatment for hooded eyes and there is a lot of excess skin on the brow then surgery may be the best option and you will be advised if this is the case during consultation with our doctor.

How many appointments does plasma pen treatment involve?

• First of all, you will attend a ‘Plasma IQ - plasma pen consultation’ with one of our doctors who performs this treatment. This allows us to assess your suitability for treatment and gives you a chance to ask questions and discuss your treatment goals.
• If you are suitable and wish to proceed, you will then be booked for your treatment appointment.
• On the day of your treatment you will be in clinic for 1 hour: 10 minutes for pre-treatment preparation, 30 minutes for the anaesthetic cream to numb the area, and 20 minutes to carry out the procedure.
• You will then be given the aftercare advice and you will book for your next treatment in 6 weeks’ time.

Is Plasma IQ - plasma pen treatment or Plexr / Plexar painful?

The actual treatment takes no more than 20 minutes, and generally speaking, it is not a painful procedure. We advise clients to take painkillers they are comfortable with prior to attending the appointment.

Medical-grade local anaesthetic cream is applied for 30 minutes before treatment, so the upper eyelid is numb. Some patients report a mild tingling / burning sensation, but with painkillers and numbing cream it is generally well tolerated.

Is Plasma IQ - plasma pen treatment suitable for all skin types?

We do not recommend plasma IQ for Fitzpatrick type 4 skins or above (Asian or black skin) as there is a high risk of hyperpigmentation.

Will I need time off work after non surgical eyelift treatment?

We suggest giving yourself 3 days before returning to work if possible as there will be scabbing on the eyelid or area where you have had Plasma IQ, and swelling for the first few days.

After 3 days you may still have scabs, but they can be hidden with makeup at that point.

There can be a pinkening of the skin where you have had treatment for up to 6 weeks after treatment, but this is normally on the crease of the eyelid and rarely noticeable to others.

Are there any risks or side effects of plasma pen treatment?

Plasma IQ is a very safe treatment. Possible side effects are common to any treatment that involves burning the skin and include but are not limited to:

• Redness / oozing immediately after treatment
• Crusting (where a thin crust/scab, usually 3-5 days, forms over the treated skin)
• Swelling (normally improves after 5 days )
• Soreness / itching at the treatment site (for up to 7 days)
• Pinkening of the treated skin for up to 6 weeks

Prior to treatment, your Dr Leah practitioner will discuss the procedure with you in detail, including a thorough review of possible risks and complications and how to look after the treated area to ensure optimum results.

Will I see results straight away?

It normally takes 2 treatments to see a significant improvement. Best results are 6 weeks after your final treatment.

Will I need more than one treatment for my eyelids?

This depends on how much skin there is to remove. As a general guide, however:

• Patients in their 30s should only need 1-2 treatments (6 weeks apart)
• Patients in their 40s may need 2-3 treatments (6 weeks apart)
• Patients in their 50s may need 3-4 treatments (6 weeks apart)
• Patients aged 60+ are likely to need 4 treatments or may not be suitable if there is too much excess skin on the lid

What are hooded eyes?

Hooded eyes can be a feature that we are born with or can develop with age. Hooded eyes can often make the eye look smaller through excess skin folding over the eye socket area. Plasma IQ is an excellent hooded eye treatment that tightens and effectively lifts the skin making it an effective non surgical eye lift alternative to hooded eye surgery.

How long do non surgical eyelift results last?

When used for excess skin / hooded eyes: once the excess skin has been removed it is completely gone (in the same way as with surgery ); however over time and with the natural process of ageing you will develop more loose skin (usually after 5 years). This is a normal part of ageing and is the same as removing the skin surgically (blepharoplasty).
If more loose skin re-appears over time you can simply have more plasma IQ treatments.
When used for scars or lines on lip, results are permanent

Can Plasma IQ - plasma pen be used elsewhere on the body?

This same treatment can be used to reduce lines on the upper lip (smokers lines), to treat deep lines elsewhere on the face, to treat scars (acne scars and white surgical scars) and to remove skin tags. It can also be used to treat stretch marks anywhere on the body.

Is plasma IQ - plasma pen the same as Plexar / Plexr?

Yes, the technology is the same as Plexar, however they are different brands of plasma pen.

Why is plasma IQ/ Plexr so popular?

The Plasma IQ treatment is often referred to as a non surgical eyelift and non- surgical blepharoplasty.

Recent data has shown that people no longer wish to go under the knife due to a perceived risk of anaesthetic, fear of permanent side effects related to surgery, and longer downtime. With non- surgical alternatives now available and giving good results we have seen demand for surgical procedures in the UK decrease in the last decade while demand for non- surgical treatments have increased dramatically.

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Meet the Dr Leah Clinics Team

Dr Leah Totton
Medical Director
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Dr Chike Emeagi
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Dr Cian McLoughlin
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Dr Lucy Broxson
Senior Cosmetic Doctor
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Dr Andreas Naparus
Plastic Surgeon
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*Results may vary from person to person