If you’ve ever considered a surgical eye lift, or blepharoplasty, you’re not alone. Removing the excess skin on the upper or lower eyelids can help you feel more confident, look more youthful and more awake, and even resolve visual impairments. While a surgical procedure has its benefits, Dr. Kersti Kents, co-owner of Medical Aesthetics of Muskoka, says you don’t need a scalpel to get those effects, thanks to the latest technology: Plexr Plus.
Plexr Plus is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment that utilizes plasma technology to sublimate the surface of the skin. Like a bolt of lightning, the Plexr Plus produces a plasma beam that converts the outermost layer of skin into a gas, without damage to the surrounding or deeper structure of the skin.
While injectable fillers smooth the skin by lifting the “valleys” of each wrinkle, Plexr Plus reduces the height of each wrinkle’s “mountains,” and causes skin to tighten and contract.
“The treatment is extremely precise and there is no need for scalpels or putting the client to sleep,” says Dr. Kents.
The system is great for removing crepe-y skin around the eye, along with sagging, hooded eyelids. It is a perfect solution for a range of skin issues, including loose skin and wrinkles on the neck, smoker’s lines around the mouth, and any number of benign lumps and bumps, like moles and skin tags.
“We can even treat lesions on the eyelids and other body areas, which would otherwise be very sensitive or challenging to treat with other technologies.”
While this treatment does require up to two weeks of social engagement-free downtime, Dr. Kents notes that it’s the perfect treatment to do in the fall or winter months, especially if you’re working from home or the cottage – without in-person meetings, social commitments, or sun exposure.
“Sun protection is vital for optimal results. Your skin needs time to tighten, reorganize the collagen fibres, and renew the epidermal tissue,” says Dr. Kents. “It’s perfect for those cooler months when you won’t be tempted by the warm summer sun.”
Before booking your treatment, Dr. Kentssuggests visiting MAOM’s website, to learn more, and contact their team to see if it’s right for you.
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