Before and after Plexr upper eyelid lift

Before and After Plexr Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift

Before and After Plexr Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift

The top photo shows the immediate pre-treatment eyelids, the middle photo shows the immediate post-treatment appearance, and the bottom photo is six weeks later. As in the client below, this client also asked me to do a little bit of work in the lower eyelid area, and you can see the improvement there too. 

In the post-treatment photo at the bottom you can see that the upper eyelid is now visible and the skin under the eye has less lines and looks less baggy.​ This is a permanent effect.

There is normally about a week or two of scabbing and healing that takes place after the treatment.

Plexr Upper Eyelid Lift Before and After

Plexr Upper Eyelid Lift Before and After

The bottom photo shows the immediate pre-treatment eyelids, the middle photo shows the immediate post-treatment appearance, and the top photo shows the treatment effect after six days. This is the final result and will be permanent. Nothing artificial has been injected to achieve this, it is all the result of Plexr soft-surgical treatment.

I did most of the treatment on the upper eyelids, but also a little bit of work in the crow's feet and under-eye area. ​Sorry that the photo doesn't show that area very well. I will update with a better one in due course.

The good healing after only six days is a bit unusual, I would normally recommend clients consider a week or two of cosmetic impact from the scabs around the upper eyelids as they heal.​

In both cases, after only one Plexr treatment a remarkable permanent difference is seen.

How do glycolic chemical peels help refresh your skin?

Glycolic acid is a part of the Alpha-Hyroxy-Acid (AHA) group, which occurs naturally in foods. It has been used for hundreds of years as a way to refresh the skin and improve complexion by reducing fine lines and wrinkles and smoothing out blemishes and hyperpigmentatation (dark areas) due to sun damage or acne.

The peel works by removing the top-most layer of cells in the skin, called the stratum corneum. This means that fresh new cells are generated, and these replace the ones removed by the glycolic peel. Result? Fresh new cells to replace the old.

Can anyone have a glycolic peel?

People of any skin type and colour can have a 30% glycolic peel. Higher strengths than 30% are reserved for lighter skin types because there is always a slight risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation in people with coloured skin.

How long does it take to have the peel done?

It only takes about twenty minutes

What’s the down-time?

With a 30% glycolic peel most people do not experience any downtime. Some people experience a slight pinkness of their skin for a few days, but that’s unusual. Make-up and foundation can be worn.

When will I notice the difference?

You will start to see and feel the difference within two or three days after the peel.

How long do the effects of a chemical peel last?

Microscopical studies have shown that the effects of a chemical peel can last up to two years.

Can I go in the sun after a peel?

Exposure to UV should be avoided for two weeks after a glycolic peel by using a high factor UV protection, SPF factor 50 is recommended.


Can glycolic peels help reduce acne break-outs?

Glycolic peels are known for their ability to rejuvenate the skin and reduce fine lines by stimulating new cells to grow and increasing collagen and elastin fibres. But did you know that it can also reduce the amount of acne break-outs?

Studies have shown that a series of glycolic peels, supplemented with a topic glycolic preparation, can have a beneficial effect on both the number of break-outs.

Acne scars, skin texture and open pores also improve

A series of peels helps to reduce acne scars and open pores. If you have hyperpigmentation or skin texture issues it is worth considering glycolic peel and glycolic serum as they have been show to be beneficial for these issues. Most people who have a series of peels experience a signifcant improvement in the texture of the skin – it feels softer and smoother and looks brighter and clearer.

Things that can go wrong

As with all skin treatments, there is a risk of reactions. Some people who have this treatment experience a temporary worsening of their acne break-out before it gets better. Occasionally, you can experience a temporary sensitivity where the skin is pink for a few days. It is also possible to develop a condition called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (temporary darkening of the skin, which can last many months and very occasionally is permanent) especially if the skin is exposed to strong ultra-violet light after the peel.



Ablative versus non-ablative

 

Do you know the difference between ablative and non-ablative skin rejuvenation treatments?

Ablative treatments involve some destructive energy being applied to the skin, which means that the cells in the layer of the skin closest to the surface, namely the epidermis, are damaged or ablated.

Plexr is a good example of an ablative treatment. The plasma energy destroys the superficial layer of cells, stimulating new cells to be regenerated to replace the old ones. This means the skin is renewed and tightened up.

Intense pulsed light is a good example of a non-ablative treatment. The light energy stimulates the cells to produce new collagen, but in a non-destructive way. So less down-time and less risk of adverse reactions.

What are the pros and cons?

Ablative treatments are more aggressive and therefore more effective at getting a quicker result, but their downside is that there is more risk of problems and more downtime. Non-ablative treatments get slower results but the effects can (eventually) be just as dramatic but without the risks of ablative treatments and much less, if any, downtime. Pelleve is another example of a non-ablative treatment.

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