The Plexr plasma soft surgery system was launched in the UK marketplace in 2014, and is manufactured by the GMV Group, which is based in Italy.
Plexr offers an alternative to invasive surgical cosmetic procedures, reducing recovery time and any complications that can arise before and after surgery.
It is an innovative development in aesthetic medicine and rejuvenating treatments, by utilising the fourth state of matter: Plasma.
The system is very precise and doesnt spread heat to surrounding areas, meaning it is perfect to operate on areas (such as eyelids), that are not really suitable for other devices, like radiofrequency scalpels or lasers. It is therefore marketed for use as a non-surgical blepharoplasty, or soft eyelid surgery.
There are a number of studies that have shown Plexr has positive results in the treatment of acne, excess eyelid skin and wrinkles around the mouth1-3.
How Does it Work?
The Plexr method has many advantages over cosmetic surgery, which makes it an increasingly popular treatment method. There is no cutting of the skin, which means that there are no stitches required, and most people can return to work the same day. It is much quicker than surgery, as no injectable anaesthetic is required.
Plasma is a relatively new innovation in the beauty industry. The extremely accurate instrument works by ionising the gas particles in the air between its tip and the skin, to form plasma. An electrical arc is created, which results in sublimation i.e. turns a solid straight into gas. Therefore, the results are instant, but also no heat is transferred to the surrounding area. The resultant tissue retraction and tightening (as opposed to removal) gives results that are comparable to the ones seen with invasive surgery.
Should be Used By
The Plexr machine is considered to be very safe when it is used by a fully trained medical practitioner. Be sure to ask any questions about the practitioner’s experience and address any concerns during your consultation.
What is it Used to Treat?
Plexr has a wide range of therapeutic uses, being able to treat a number of imperfections without any actual cutting of the skin. It can be used for:
• Eyelid reconstruction (non-surgical blepharoplasty), including resolving baggy lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin.
• Tattoo removal.
• Skin imperfections and benign lesions, including warts, fibromas, pigmentation and sun spots.
• Improvement in the appearance of scarring, including post-surgery scars, acne scars and stretch marks.
• Lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
• Facelift and necklift.
• Active acne.
How Long Does it Last?
As Plexr is more than a simple tightening treatment, skin is actually removed, so the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery.
Like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of Plexr treatment are not entirely permanent as it does not halt any further ageing. But, the positive results should last you years as opposed to months. Additionally, there are lifestyle factors that can prevent the result from lasting as long as they can, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and prolonged sun exposure. Those planning on treatment should also be aware that their race and genetics can also have an effect of the length of beneficial effects. Your consultation should be able to provide more information.