The skin around your eyes is one of the first areas to show signs of aging. That’s partly because the skin in those areas is very thin, making it easier for lines, wrinkles, and sagging to occur. Unfortunately, when your eyes look old and worn, it can wind up aging the rest of your face, too. The next thing you know, you’re looking a lot older than you want to look — and a lot older than you feel.
Eyelid surgery — or blepharoplasty — is one way to restore a more youthful look to your eyes. In fact, more than 210,000 blepharoplasty surgeries are performed each year in the United States to eliminate wrinkles and gently lift sagging eyelids. But, what if you don’t want surgery, yet you still want smoother, younger-looking skin around your eyes?
This is when the state-of-the-art Plexr® system can help. As a top provider of Plexr treatments, Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, helps patients at Advanced Eye Center enjoy smoother skin and a more youthful appearance using this innovative, nonsurgical treatment.
The science of Plexr
Also called a plasma eye lift, Plexr uses plasma energy to create tiny areas of controlled damage in sagging, wrinkled areas of skin. These tiny wounds trigger your skin’s natural healing response. As part of this response, your body produces more collagen, which is a building block of youthful skin that helps skin heal and regenerate.
Plexr’s plasma energy vaporizes excess skin, reducing sagging in the eyelids and around the eye area. Because Plexr isn’t a surgical procedure, it doesn’t require general anesthesia or sutures, and there are no surgical risks to worry about.
Plexr’s technology enables Dr. Belalcazar to achieve very natural results based on your individual anatomy and treatment goals. Plexr can be a great treatment for people who want to:
- Smooth out wrinkles
- Eliminate or reduce sagging around the eyes
- Tighten droopy lids
- Rejuvenate an aging or worn-looking eye area
Plus, Plexr can also eliminate severe sagging that may interfere with your vision.
What to expect with Plexr treatment
Before your treatment, Dr. Belalcazar numbs the area, so you can stay relaxed and comfortable throughout your visit. Once your eyelids are numbed, he uses the handheld Plexr device to create a series of tiny microwounds throughout the treatment area. Your treatment can take up to an hour or as little as 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Afterward, you’ll have some mild redness and swelling in the area during the very early stages of healing. Scabs or crusting will form over the tiny microwounds. It’s very important not to rub your eyes or disturb the tiny scabs, since they play an important role in healing and tissue regeneration. Dr. Belalcazar will give you a special cream to apply to your eyelids to reduce itching and promote healing. You’ll also need to avoid direct sun exposure while the area heals.
You’ll see results with just one Plexr session. While you may notice an initial difference within the first few days, the greatest benefits usually become visible in about three weeks. Depending on your personal goals, you might benefit from up to three treatments spaced a few weeks apart.
Rejuvenate your eye area without surgery
Plexr is associated with very high levels of patient satisfaction. In fact, in one study of 80 patients undergoing Plexr for eyelid tightening, every patient rated their satisfaction at the highest level, using a 1-5 scoring system.
If you’d like to learn more about Plexr and how it can help your eyes look younger, rejuvenated, and revived, book an appointment online or over the phone with Advanced Eye Center today.