Plexr Excess skin at the top eyelid causes a tired and aged look. Until now only surgery was an option to remove these, but now there is PLEXR. PLEXR gives outstanding results which you would normally only expect after surgery but there are no scalpels and no suturing involved. The excess eyelid skin is sublimated using the plasma beam, which is the process of turning a solid straight into a gas. The treatment results in tissue retraction and tightening which gives the final effect. The results are instant and there is no heat transferred to surrounding tissues to cause damage to normal skin. Before & After: Before Treatment After Treatment Treatment Summary Procedure Time 45 minutes Recovery Time 7-10 days Anaesthetic Yes, Anaesthetic cream Back to Work Week later Duration of Results 5-7 years No. of Treatments 1 - 3 Frequently Asked Questions What does the treatment involve? The treatment consists of multiple shots spaced closely together to form a grid. The upper, lower or both eyelids can be treated. The procedure normally takes less than 30 minutes to perform. Local anaesthetic cream is applied for 45 minutes prior to non-surgical blepharoplasty. 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 with no significant adverse events. What areas can be treated? Areas that can be treated include the upper eyelids, underneath the eyes, crows feet and upper lip lines. How many sessions will I need and how far apart should I have them? You will require 2-3 treatments at 8-10 weekly intervals to give the results similar to a surgical procedure. Often some patients only require 1 treatment. Am I a suitable candidate / what are the Contra-indications? Plexr can be used for a wide range of ageing and skin concerns. It is a very safe treatment and is suitable for all skin types. As with any treatment, you will need to undergo a thorough consultation with Dr Patel to see if this is the right solution for you. The main Contra-indication of this treatment is pregnancy, however you may also be an unsuitable candidate if you have keloid scaring and various blood disorders. If you are not sure if you are a suitable candidate please contact the clinic for further advice. What results can I expect? Results are seen instantly although the best appearance is seen after 3 weeks. Eyelid skin will be significantly reduced. Final results depend on severity of skin laxity, 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. Are there any side effects? 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. Scarring may occur following treatment. Downtime and Aftercare / post treatment advice? Following PLEXR treatment, tiny dark brown/black spots are seen at the treated area. Swelling is common and may last for several days. The area will often be red and warm immediately after the procedure and can be quite tender for a few days. A crusting or scab develops in the treated area 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 immediately as this may suggest an infection. Scarring may occur following treatment. What is the treatment cost? Upper and Lower Eyelids - £1200 Upper or Lower Eyelids - £800 Crow's Feet - £400 Upper Lip Lines - £400 Testimonials L.B - Fawkham "I had hooded eyelids. I couldn't wear eyeshadow as you really couldn't see it. My eyes looked small and tired most of the time. I decided to see Dr Patel and ask for some advice and that’s when he mentioned non-surgical blepharoplasty. I was keen to do it. On the treatment day he applied LMX cream to my eyelids that stayed on for 45 minutes. The procedure itself was not uncomfortable. It felt a little warm in some areas but other than that nothing. I had some swelling for about 3 days and had an intermittent stinging sensation. I kept my eyelids moist with Vaseline and used ice packs for the first 2 days. I had to use some mineral foundation on my eyelids as there is some bruising and discoloration from the procedure. It is now 2 weeks on and I am very happy with the result and I finally feel comfortable applying my eye shadow as bold as I dare! I would definitely recommend this treatment"