Blepharoplasty, often referred to as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure focused on enhancing the appearance of the eyelids. It primarily targets the upper and lower eyelids, addressing issues such as excess skin, fat, and muscle that can cause drooping, puffiness, or a tired appearance around the eyes.
In an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, the surgeon removes surplus skin and, if necessary, adjusts underlying muscle and fat to create a smoother and more youthful upper eyelid contour. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty typically involves the removal or redistribution of excess fat and, in some cases, the tightening of sagging skin to reduce under-eye bags and wrinkles.
Blepharoplasty is a highly specialized procedure that requires the skills of a trained plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon. It can provide both aesthetic and functional benefits, such as improved vision in cases where overhanging upper eyelid skin obstructs eyesight. The results of blepharoplasty are generally long-lasting, and while it can't stop the natural aging process, it can significantly rejuvenate the eye area, creating a more rested and youthful appearance.
If you suffer from loose skin in your upper/lower eyelids that gives you a “tired” look and you are seeking a non-surgical solution to tighten your skin, then the Plexr could be your answer. Furthermore, Plexr can be used for face and body lifting, acne treatment, scar correction, tattoo removal, belly button stretch marks, removal of benign skin growths and lesions,etc.
Plexr is very safe with full European CE approval. About 3200 Plexr devices have been sold worldwide. Only doctors who have received specialized training are authorized to perform treatments with the Plexr.
The number of treatments will vary according to the desired degree of correction and individual’s physiological response to the treatment. After the results gained in the following 2-4 weeks, some patients may require further treatment to achieve optimal results which should be carried out at 6-8 weekly intervals.
The treatment stimulates instant shortening of skin fibres and this process continues to take effect in the first 2-4 weeks. The effect of the treatment is subject to the number of treatments, your lifestyle and ageing process and typically lasts for the same amount of time as traditional surgery such as surgical blepharoplasty. You will age as you would otherwise and your skin will continue to relax as part of the ageing process.
Most people see noticeable result after the first treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 2-4 weeks. Some patients may require more than one treatment and this is subject to your personal expectation.
Immediately after the treatment the treated area(s) will be quite red and mildly swollen. Any scabs will fall off after 3-5 days and carbon crusts fall off after 5-7 days. These can be camouflaged with special- ly-designed post-procedure foundation. Unusual side-effects include infection, scarring and temporary changes in skin pigmentation. The likelihood of these side-effects is minimised by adherence to the aftercare advice given when the treatment is performed.
At the site of each dot of treatment a carbon crust immediately forms. These crusts should not be touched for 5-7 days except to camouflage them with oxygenating post-procedure foundation. We recommend Oxygenetix for this purpose. Avoid applying moisturising creams until the carbon crusts have fallen off, usually after 5-7 days. Be extra cautious not to rub off the carbon crusts for the first 5-7 days. Avoid all direct sources of heat i.e. sun, UV radiation and saunas for 4 weeks.
- On arrival, you will be greeted by our receptionist and asked to complete a Medical History form
- You will then be welcomed by Dr Lanka and taken into a private room to discuss your enquiries, assess you and determine the best options suited to you
- You will be offered a cooling-off period to make your decision
- You will be given a consent form to complete and sign, then Dr Lanka will carry out the procedure on a mutually agreed date if you wish to go ahead with the procedure
- You will be sent an aftercare form which you should follow strictly for the best results
- We will book you in for a two week review, to check up on you and how you are healing and discuss any further treatment
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
Summary of Your Treatment
BACK TO NORMAL ACTIVITY
Topical and Lidocaine
1 week for scabbing to come off, 12 weeks for redness to fade
DURATION OF RESULTS
RISKS & COMPLICATIONS
Swelling, scabbing, Redness, Irritation/Itching, bleeding, weeping, infection, carbon crust
Avoid heat exposure e.g. sauna, sunbed, vigorous exercise for 4 weeks, avoid LED Light treatments for 12 weeks, no Vitamin A products while healing, apply Oxygenetix foundation twice daily, do not get scabbing wet
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