When it comes to the eyes, one of the biggest concerns we hear from patients is they feel that their tired and heavy looking eyes do not accurately reflect how young and vibrant they feel on the inside.
Have you ever tried gently pinching the area of skin on and above your eyelid? If you are over 40, it’s likely not to ‘ping’ back quite the way it did in your younger years. This is due to the natural depletion of collagen and elastin fibres in the skin, making it lose its ‘ping-back ability’.
Don’t let your eyes give away your age
Until recently, the most effective and conventional way to improve the appearance of loose, saggy and excess skin around the eye area is with a procedure known as surgical blepharoplasty. This is a relatively straight forward surgical procedure but it must be carried out by a skilled plastic surgeon, under local or general anaesthetic and in an operating theatre.
However, a new technology known as ‘plasma technology’ or ‘soft surgery’ is fast becoming the go to option for patients looking to improve the appearance of their heavy, tired or puffy looking eyes, but without the need to go under the knife.
Plexr for heavy looking eyes
The Plexr system is a treatment for hooded eyes and works by using plasma technology to transfer a concentrated heat to the skin tissues via a small hand-piece. A small electrical arc, like a tiny lightning bolt is generated which causes a process called sublimation. This is where solid matter is turned into gas. It does all sound very scientific but, put simply, the surface of the treated tissue is instantly vaporised, stimulating an instant contraction and tightening of the skin fibres.
Unlike the blepharoplasty procedure, this is a non-surgical eye lift procedure and the skin is not removed. Instead, the sublimation process happens without causing any bleeding or damage to the deeper layers of the skin or the surrounding tissue, achieving the outcome by tightening the skin. This means there is minimal risk of scarring when compared with surgical eye lifts, which will always leave a small but well-hidden scar.
The results of the Plexr procedure are long-lasting and will remain in keeping with the patient’s natural ageing, meaning the results can last for several years.
Please contact us if you would like to make an appointment for a consultation or would like more information regarding the Plexr procedure. You can also telephone us on 01483 488 189 or 020 3757 7178.