As Plasma IQ approaches the surface of the skin, it ionizes atmospheric nitrogen gas particles in the air to create a plasma arc that looks like a spark. The heat energy delivered by the plasma arc create controlled microinjuries to the upper layers of the skin. This results in tightening and contraction of the skin to restore skin health and regeneration. Achieving best results may require more than one treatment. After initial healing, a subsequent treatment may be performed, if necessary, 8 to 12 weeks later.