Plexr Plus (or plasma soft surgery) is a non-surgical treatment used to lift the eye lids (blepharoplasty), and target under eye bags, crepey skin, smokers lines, crows feet, and jowls by tightening the skin and treating skin laxity. It is also used to improve scars, treat moles, skin tags and other unwanted superficial skin lesions. Unlike surgical treatments for these problems, Plexr Plus does not require general anesthetic and recovery time is much shorter.
The treatment uses plasma – the fourth state of matter after solid, liquid and gas – and is performed using wireless handheld devices which are manufactured in Italy. The Plexr Plus Soft Surgery device has been used and licenced in several countries worldwide over the last 10 years and is now the first fully licensed plasma technology to be introduced and approved by Health Canada.
Benefits of Plexr
Wrinkles and Rhytides
Benign Skin Lesions
Active Acne and Acne Scarring
Absence of risks and permanent side effects
Very little perceived pain; 30 minutes before treatment a local anesthetic cream is applies
Rapid recovery time
Lower costs compared to traditional surgery
How does it work?
The Plexr Plus device creates plasma by ionizing gas particles between its precise 0.5mm-wide probe and the skin, creating an electrical arc. The technology is very precise so specific areas like the eyelids can be treated without touching or harming the skin.
Plasma is described as “a lightning bolt”. When lightning hits the ground it vaporizes everything and leaves only black carbon. On the skin, plasma vaporizes cells and all that is left is carbon in the form of a crust.” This crust heals, leaving the treated skin behind. As well as vaporizing – or “sublimating” – unwanted skin, it has the triple effect of causing the remaining tissues to tighten and boosting collagen production.
What to expect
Depending on the area being treated you will either be given a local anesthetic or topical anesthetic cream which takes around 45 minutes to take effect. Non-surgical eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) will be done with the anesthetic cream while moles and keloid scars may require a local anesthetic injection.
Treatment can usually be done in 10 to 40 minutes, depending on the area. Clients have reported some procedures using Plexr Plus as being painless with the anesthetic cream, but treatment of the eye area may still have a level of discomfort and it may feel prickly.
You may feel a sensation like a sunburn for approximately 24 hours after treatment but should otherwise be fine to drive and return to work.
A medicinal cream is available at the spa and strongly recommended to protect the treated area which should be used for around a week post procedure. You will also need to avoid using exfoliating washes and cleanses until it is completely healed – usually around seven days.