What is the cost?
At Skin Medical our average price for Plexr procedure is £600.
The price for each patient will vary depending on the number and size of the areas to be treated, together with the quality, laxity of the existing skin around the eyes and texture of skin below the eye area. Significantly tired upper and lower eyes lids/bags will be at higher in price.
Treatments costs for more superficial or less sever tired eyes will of course be less. Prices will be provided on consultation. Procedure costs include all following up appointment on the understanding that these mutually agreed time slots are attended. Liquid camouflage makeup with both built-in healing properties and SPF30 is available in a variety of skin tones to match your complexion.
Plexr Skin Resurfacing starts at £400 for smaller areas such as scar revisions, locaslised skin tightening, skin fold reduction, wrinkle reduction such as crow’s feet and for larger areas can be up to £1500. The price depends on the size and location of the area being covered and a definitive price will be given at consultation once the patient has been assessed. Please note, it is not possible to assess patients over the phone as everyone has different circumstances and skin conditions.
Consultation Fee at Skin Medical
We do take a £25 booking fee for your consultation with the practitioner.
How Does Plexr Compare with Surgical Blepharoplasty?
- Surgery involves cutting skin, creates a scar and requires stitches.
- Requires injection of local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic.
- Risk of too much skin been take out preventing eyelids to close.
For price comparison purposes traditional surgical blepharoplasty prices in Manchester area are typically:-
Upper Blepharoplasty £2795 – £3595
Upper and lower Blepharoplasty £3995 – £5595
The above prices may or may not include the prices of Consultation and assumes no overnight stays.
Is the treatment expensive?
The new technology has actually brought the price of reducing excess skin on eye lids and eye bags significantly due to the benefit of it being a non surgical blepharoplasty as opposed to all the inconvenience, risks and scars associated with a surgical bleph without the compromising the results. This is a one-off treatment and is proven to be the most effective treatment available for all types of skin conditions surrounding the eyes and upper cheeks, so in the long term it is a very good value treatment. The added benefit is that it improves the quality and texture of your skin which surgery alone can’t provide.
Is it just for the face or can it be used on other areas of the body?
Plexr is most commonly used around the eyes, however can be used to treat lines on the neck and scars anywhere on the face or body.
How many treatments are needed?
In most cases only one, but for deeper wrinkles and deep folds or scars a second more localised procedure may be of further benefit depending on patient’s expectations to obtain an optimum results. Expected outcomes will be discussed with the nurse practitioner at consultation.
Who is the best candidate for this procedure?
There are three separate groups the Plexr applies to:
1) the younger patient with naturally hooded eyes and those patients with typical ‘Asian’ eyes,
2) the middle-aged patient with some excess skin developing either in upper and/or lower eyes lids who wish to retain their youthfully appearance.
3) The older patients with excess skin folds on upper and lower eyelids, creases and crepy skin texture with unwanted eye bags.
When do you see the results?
Right away. When we are doing the procedure you can immediately see the skin contract and shrink as the solid skin turns immediate to a gas. The patient will really see the benefits by the time the skin’ crust is completely peeled and will continue to see results for up to six months with new collagen regeneration that “plumps” up the skin. Within thirty days there will be near optimum results.
What is the recovery like?
The patient will have dense crusting immediately upon treatment and form a scab shortly thereafter. With a dense treatment, this crusting/scab will typically remain for around seven days before falling away. On day two red and swollen eyelids are typical the next day following treatment.
On the day of treatment and every day thereafter camouflage makeup is applied that matches your skin tone to mitigate any self consciousness about your appearance as and when you venture outside. There are no restrictions for venturing outside however it is advisable not to plan to drive a day after treatment due to likelihood of swelling. Once the scabs fall away, there may be some residual redness which can be mitigated once again by applying the camouflage makeup.
Oxygenetix camouflage makeup contains skin healing properties and an SPF30 to enhance healing and protect sensitive skin.
How long is recovery?
Patients are normally ready to go back to routine activities once scabs peeled around day 7. For others who are less self conscious and don’t perform manual or physical work can go about their activities much sooner. However, we know that many people would prefer to recover at home until most of the scabs have fallen off. The final decision as to when the patient actually goes back to work will depend on their lifestyle and the patient’s attitude to leaving home with camouflage makeup.
What areas can be treated?
Plasma treatment with the Plexr has been proven safe for the eye area and any part of the face, neck, body or hands. It can be used on most parts of the skin that shows signs of sun damage, ageing or skin laxity, excess skin or wrinkles.
What are the risks?
Erythema (redness of skin): the treated areas have a distinctive brown crusting caused by the sublimation process. This crusting falls away and is shed to reveal new skin which can be red in places as it increased blood flow due to the growth of the superficial tissue and collagen. It will gradually fade during the first few days.
Inflammation (swelling): Treatment with the Plexr system presents a minimal amount of swelling that can last for first few days.
Hyper-pigmentation (tanning): This is presented after the third day of the procedure but then begins to shed and reveal younger healthy looking skin. A personal interview and clinical examination will be conducted to obtain relevant facts about your medical and dermatological history, and any medications you are currently taking or have taken in the past.
Infection and viral risks: Each Patient is assessed at consultation by the practitioner and may be given antiviral and antibiotics prescription to combat these risks.
Discomfort and Pain: Prior to treatment patients will have topical anaesthetic cream applied to the target areas which will significant lower the level of discomfort. Over the counter painkiller can be taken prior to treatment for those requiring further reassurance.
booking a consultation
You can discuss your individual requirements directly with our clinicians. We do not employ patient coordinators or sales persons so all advice that you are given at consultation will be from a medical professions. To book your clinical consultation you can use our online booking system or call your nearest clinic:
Manchester – 0161 839 7663
Leeds – 0113 323 0735