Skin laxity – a decrease in the natural elasticity of the face – is an early sign of ageing, but it crops up in the most unsightly places, particularly the eye area. Whether it manifests itself in ‘hooding’ over the eyes, pouching beneath the lower lids, or folds around the nose or mouth or sagging jawline, it has a nasty tendency to really pile the years on a face.
The unobtrusive solution to ageing
The surgical solution – and the only one, until recently – has been invasive cosmetic surgery, such as an eye life or facelift. While both procedures do the job, not everyone is keen to undergo the knife. Now, there’s a new option: soft surgery. An entirely non-invasive procedure, meaning that are no incisions to be made and no stitches required, soft surgery is a no-risk procedure with minimal side-effects, and the only actual downtime is the time you take off to have the procedure done – meaning that you could return to work the same day right after a session.
PLEXR: a truly magic wand
Here at Refresh Cosmetic Surgery, we use the PLEXR Soft Surgery technique. Although soft surgery is seen as a new innovation PLEXR was developed in Italy over 40 years ago and only now has come to prominence. After anaesthetic cream has been applied to the eyelids, and a half-hour period to allow the affected areas to numb, the PLEXR wand – a special applicator which creates a small electrical arch to the outer layer of the skin, delivering a plasma discharge to the affected area – is deployed.
There are two reasons for this: the plasma energy bolts harmlessly vaporise excess skin and cleans up the treated area, and delivers a boost to the collagen formation under the skin. And because it’s non-intrusive, there’s absolutely no scarring.
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