Plexr Blepharoplasty Soft Surgery
Plexr is the game changer
Plexr is a revolutionary innovation in the field of aesthetic medicine and surgery. Plexr removes excess skin in a process called sublimation allowing us to tackle a multitude of problems without a single cut or stitch. The results are incredible.
What is PLEXR Soft Surgery?
Plexr is a patented new technology that removes excess skin by a process called sublimation. Plexr creates a plasma arc which 'zaps' away excess skin. Plexr can only be carried out by a fully trained, registered and insured doctor. It is a very safe and effective treatment.
What can Plexr be used for?
The application of Plexr is infinite. It is commonly used to treat areas/problems such as:
• Brow lift
• Saggy skin around the eyes (non-surgical blepharoplasty)
• Scars & stretch marks
• Acne (active or scars)
• Tattoo removal (any colour)
• Tightening skin in any part of the body e.g. neck & jowls
• Removing benign moles/warts/skin tags/sebaceous cysts
Treatment time: consultation appointment 30 minutes, treatment appointment 90 minutes, follow-up appointments 20 minutes each.
Pain relief: Numbing cream followed by numbing injections.
Aftercare: You will need to keep the area clean, moist and protected from sun exposure. You will be given an aftercare kit with creams to be applied twice a day for 7 days. This helps to promote healing and optimise your treatment results. You will need to protect from sun exposure until all of the redness has settled post-treatment.
What are the risks/complications?
Plexr is very safe, it can even be used on the inner rim of the eye. The side effects of treatment are:
• Crusting of the skin (a thin crust forms over the area treated with Plexr)
• Swelling (for up to 7 days)
- Soreness/itching at the treatment site (for up to 7 days)
Prior to treatment, the doctor will discuss Plexr in detail with you, including a thorough review of the risks/complications and how to look after the treated area to ensure you get the best results.
When will I see results?
You will see immediate results and the treated area will continue to improve for 3 months after your Plexr treatment - so be patient! The treatment packages includes 2 sessions of Plexr therapy and comprehensive follow-up.We review results 2 and 6 weeks after treatment.
How long do the results last?
The treatment is permanent. However, the skin will continue to age and eventually you may see problems such as wrinkles, saggy skin etc re-appear (usually after 5+ years). This is a normal process of ageing and the Plexr treatment can simply be repeated again.
How do the results compare with other treatments available?
• Plexr vs Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
Plexr has less down-time (5 days compared to 14 days with surgery), is safer (no general anaesthetic), has more reliable results (i.e. no asymmetrical eyelids!) and is significantly cheaper. However, more extensive facial ageing problems may not be solved with Plexr alone e.g. significant skin laxity and drop requiring surgical face lift.
• Plexr vs Other Acne treatments (e.g. chemical peels, creams or Roacutane)
Plexr can treat active acne and acne scars. Active acne will not re-emerge in areas treated with Plexr so it is useful in preventing acne, the results are seen quickly and fewer treatment sessions are generally required, the skin is not generally sore/painful after Plexr, no regular check-ups or blood tests are required with Plexr.
• Plexr vs Other methods for removing skin lesions
Plexr can remove large skin lesions without leaving any scars.
• Plexr vs Other methods for Tattoo removal
Plexr can remove tattoos of ANY colour.
Side effects after Plexr
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. Patients may experience a tingling or burning sensation.
Crusting or a scab can develop and it is important to keep this clean, dry and protected. Sometimes the area can be sloughy. If the area becomes red, hot and tender or if there is pus present, it is important to contact the clinic as this may suggest an infection.
What can I expect after treatment
Final results 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. Tiny dark brown spots appear where individual shots have been fired or a larger burn-like appearance may be seen where an area has been ‘sprayed’ with plasma. The tiny dark brown spots flake off over the following days (up to 2 weeks) and burns 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 over or become a little sloughy.
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 we advise keeping 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.
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.
Cold compresses may be applied to reduce the swelling.
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. It is essential to not pick at this crusting as this may lead to infection or scarring.
Occasionally the treated area may become a little weepy, this is part of the normal healing process and will improve with time. However, if it starts to become hot or red or if there is any pus present, then please contact the clinic for advice as this may suggest an infection has developed.
It is essential to keep the treatment area clean, dry and protected with a broad spectrum sunscreen. Do not use alcohol based cleansers. Do not apply a plaster or an occlusive dressing over the area.