Plexr upper eyelid lift, with a little lower lift too, before treatment and immediately after. This client was experiencing some interference with her vision from the hooding of the skin, especially over the right eye.
Treatment costs £395 for a session, finance is available over a year (zero interest).
I am a registered medical doctor (GMC 2559874) and a full member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine. My clinic is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England .
Plexr Blepharoplasty – Permanent eyelid skin tightening without a scalpel or general anaesthetic
Plexr – the soft surgical revolution
PLEXR is an innovative treatment in the UK but has been used in Italy for many years by its inventor, Professor Giorgo Fippi who first used this technique in 1974. It gives results which you would normally only expect after surgery but there are no scalpels and no suturing involved. The treated area is sublimated (converted directly to vapour) using the plasma beam without damage to the deep skin or muscle.
Tell me more about Plexr
Plexr treatment consists of many plasma arc dots spaced closely together and the upper, lower or both eyelids can be treated. The procedure normally takes less than 30 – 45 minutes to perform. Results are seen instantly although the best appearance is seen after 3 – 6 weeks. 3 treatments at 6 weekly intervals are often required to give the results similar to a surgical procedure.
What areas can be treated with Plexr?
PLEXR can be used to remove skin lesions, excess skin and for the reduction of lines and wrinkles by tissue sublimation without cutting. It can be used for the following:
Skin lesions such as fibromas, warts, papillomas and xanthelasma
Scarring including stretch marks, acne scars and post-surgical scars
Pigmentation and sun spots
How does Plexr treatment work?
PLEXR causes sublimation which is the process of turning a solid straight into a gas so results are instant and there is no heat transferred to surrounding tissues to cause damage to normal skin. PLEXR uses plasma so there is no electric current which can cause problems for some patients and the treatments result in tissue retraction and tightening which gives even better results.
Is Plexr it safe and does it hurt?
Local anaesthetic cream is applied for 30 minutes prior to non-surgical blepharoplasty to minimise any discomfort and the procedure is then virtually painless. For other areas, local anaesthetic cream is also applied. The treatment may feel hot in places and there may be a tingling or burning sensation afterwards.
PLEXR plasma technology has been used worldwide for several years. There have been occasional reports of temporary post-treatment hyper pigmentation (darkening of skin) but no other adverse events have been reported. However, with any procedure involving the skin there is always the possibility of scars.
Are there any side effects with Plexr treatment?
Following PLEXR treatment, tiny dark brown/black spots may appear or there may be an appearance more typical of a burn. Swelling is common and often lasts several days and can be quite significant around the eyes. The area will often be red and warm immediately after the procedure and can be quite tender for a few days. Clients may experience a tingling or burning sensation. Crusting or a scab can develop and it is important to keep this clean, dry and protected from intense sunlight and other sources of UV light to prevent uneven pigmentation as the treated area recovers.
What can I expect after my Plexr treatment?
Final results after Plexr depend on severity of skin laxity or size of lesion, the desired result, the general condition of the skin and any pre-existing skin or medical problems. Reduction in skin folds and creases appear immediately. The tiny dark brown spots flake off over the following two to three weeks and the skin will heal within a similar period. Swelling is common and can be quite pronounced around the eyes, often worse the following morning and lasting for several days. The area may be tender as it is healing and may scab. It is important to allow any spots or scabs to fall off naturally otherwise scarring or infection may occur. As the treated skin is sublimated, the results often last years or permanently.
After treatment keep the treated area clean, dry and protected using a broad spectrum sunscreen. Mineral make-up may be applied. Avoid exposing the area to extremes of heat or cold until it has healed. If any doubt, contact the clinic for further advice.
Plexr Treatment Aftercare advice
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, then an anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen can be taken. 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. 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.