Wrinkles aren’t the only age-related change that can make your skin look older. Loose, sagging skin can age you, too. While regularly using moisturizer and sunscreen can help keep your skin supple and healthy, they can’t keep laxity at bay.
Thankfully, there are solutions. At Advanced Eye Center in Hialeah, Florida, Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, offers skin tightening treatments with Plexr® technology, a state-of-the-art system that firms skin using targeted energy.
The system doesn't use surgery, incisions, or anesthesia. Instead, Dr. Belalcazar applies a handheld device to your skin, and it emits plasma energy, which helps stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production.
Here are five rewards you can reap from this popular skin-tightening technology.
Firm skin depends on an abundance of collagen, a protein that helps create a supportive scaffolding for your skin. Age, sun damage, and other factors can slow down the production of collagen, leaving skin without support and prone to sagging.
Plexr energy stimulates the production of fibroblasts, special cells that produce collagen and aid in skin healing. After your treatment, your skin’s collagen production is naturally boosted, and over time, new collagen networks help your skin feel and look firmer, tighter, and “uplifted” — even in problematic areas, such as your jowls or elbows.
Tiny bursts of plasma energy create tiny, microscopic wounds that jump-start your skin’s healing and regeneration processes. After your Plexr treatment, old, dead, damaged skin layers slough off, revealing softer, smoother skin underneath. Over time, your lines and wrinkles diminish, leaving your skin looking smoother and more youthful.
Plexr is completely noninvasive, which means you don’t have to worry about incisions or sutures. No incisions also means you don’t need to worry about infections or bleeding.
And because it’s noninvasive, Plexr also doesn’t involve anesthesia or its related risks. It’s safe for all skin types, as well as younger and older skin.
Plexr uses “controlled damage,” targeting very tiny areas of your skin, much like a fractionated laser. As a result, healing is faster, and you should experience a lot less discomfort than you would with more invasive treatments, such as laser ablation or surgery.
While you can get back to your regular activities after your treatment, your skin will begin to slough off within a couple of days. The sloughing process typically takes 7-10 days as your body generates new, healthy skin and rids itself of old, damaged tissue.
Unlike some skin treatments that are designed solely to treat the skin on your face and neck, Plexr plasma treatments can be used on multiple areas of your body to firm and smooth sagging skin. In addition to facial and neck treatments, many patients choose Plexr to firm up loose skin on their:
Plus, you can have more than one area treated during a single office visit. And, while Plexr is great at tightening skin, it has other applications, too. Dr. Belalcazar can use Plexr to:
With so many applications, it’s no wonder that Plexr technology is popular among both women and men.
Don’t let lax, sagging skin make you feel less attractive or less confident. To learn more about Plexr and other custom skin treatments at Advanced Eye Center, call 305-874-0115 or book an appointment online today.