PlexR skin tightening
As the face begins to age, one of the most common areas for skin to loosen and sag is around the eyes.
Most of us want to keep a youthful appearance without undergoing invasive or painful treatments. Many of us wince at the thought of needles and look for a non-surgical approach to skin tightening and rejuvenation.
At Dr MediSpa, we can offer you a revolutionary treatment to combat the signs of ageing skin. Only medically-trained doctors and surgeons can provide this treatment, as it demands a skilled practitioner to use the PlexR device.
PlexR is an innovative, non-surgical treatment that uses revolutionary technology for tightening and lifting areas of the face.
It is an equally effective but almost completely pain-free alternative to surgical treatments that use scalpels and needles.
PlexR has been used in Italy and Greece for many years, particularly in the treatment of saggy and overhanging (or ‘hooded’) eyelids.
How does the treatment work?
PlexR uses the ionisation of gases in the air to form what is known as plasma. It creates a very small electrical arc that treats problem areas without spreading unwanted heat to the surrounding skin.
This procedure is called ‘Soft Surgery’ and has become very popular with cosmetic doctors and ocular surgeons.
Am I suitable for PlexR?
Before any treatment, you will have a full consultation with the practitioner to discuss your concerns your medical history.
During the consultation, it is important that you answer all the questions honestly and openly.
We need to make sure that you are fully fit and well for the treatment, before the doctor can confirm the procedure is right for you.
What can I expect during treatment?
We first cleanse the area to be treated, then coat it with anaesthetic cream that should take effect within one hour.
After disinfecting the skin, as the PlexR treatment begins and you may feel some heat sensation and a little pain.
Following the session, you will notice small black or brown ‘carbon crusts’ on the treated area of skin.
What happens after the treatment?
After the treatment you may notice some swelling, which should settle in 48 to 72 hours. You may want to take oral anti-inflammatory tablets to help with this.
The carbon crusts on the skin will normally disappear with 4 to 10 days. During this time you must not scratch, pick or rub the treated area, as it may cause pinkish skin discoloration (hypo- or hyperpigmentation).
How many sessions will I need?
The amount of sessions needed varies from patient to patient and their individual concerns. For eyelid lifts, for example, you may needed 3 or 4 sessions, usually every 6 to 8 weeks.
You will be able to discuss the number of sessions you need with the practitioner, during your consultation.
Is it permanent?
For many skin concerns, PlexR treatment is permanent.
However, for some areas of the face, the process of ageing will continue. You may need subsequent treatments in these areas to maintain your youthful appearance.
For more information on how PlexR can help rejuvenate your skin, please contact us at Dr MediSpa.