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Unwanted skin conditions around your eyes normally matches any of the following descriptions:
• Excess upper eyelid skin
• Excess lower eyelid skin
• Hooded eyes
• Folds along upper eyelids
• Unevenness of skin folds
• Wrinkles under eyes
• Eye bags
• Festoons
• Skin laxity under eye
• Asymmetrical skin appearances
• ‘dog ears’ from past eyelid surgery
• Tired or aged appearance

If you suffer from any of the above or know someone who does then this blog post about Plexr will be of interest to you.

How Does It Work?

Plexr is a device that forms plasma to immediately transform excess skin from a solid to a gas. This process is similar to that experienced when lightning strikes.
Plexr delivers its energy only to the superficial skin cells, without affecting deeper tissues, thus enables the perfect plasticity of the eyelid movement immediately after the treatment. The result is an immediate reduction of the excess skin on the upper or lower eyelid, as well as the shrinking of the excess skin in the external region around the eye and improved skin quality and texture. The benefits are also the improvement of the expression lines at the corner of the eye and the cheekbone (“crow’s feet”).”

What’s Involved?

A numbing cream is first applied to help minimize discomfort. Once the topical anaesthetic has taken effect, a conductor instrument is used to eliminate excess skin without touching the skin. However it is aimed at the excess skin and is extremely accurate. The patient’s offending loose skin is then evaporated. What is left behind are tiny brown scabs known as carbon crust which help protect the new skin whilst it’s forming.

What’s the Recovery like?

The patient’s recovery from the crusting is normally 7 – 10 Days which is much more efficient than traditional surgery as there is no bruising. Swelling can occur on day two and last for two days. Exact time frame will be patient dependent as each patient is unique. Oxygenetics, a liquid camouflage matching your skin tone, can be applied to mask the crusting whilst the scab is formed.
The swelling will be apparent for a few days, and the eyes will feel very tight during the time before the scabs naturally fall off revealing the new tighter “baby” skin.

Is it a One Off Procedure and how long does it last?

Yes Plexr can be performed as a one off treatment and it’s results will remain just as long as a surgical procedure does.

When will I see Results?

Patient’s results will be evident straight away and optimum results are achieved in less than 30 days.

What are the Benefits compared with Traditional Surgery?

• Surgery involves cutting skin, creates a scar and requires stitches.
• Requires injection of local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic.
• Avoid risk of too much skin been take out preventing eyelids to close.
• Plexr has short downtime and
At Skin Medical our average treatment price is £1200.
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So the Plexr non surgical option is definitely worth looking at if you are considering an eye lift or lower eye bag removal for a fresher, more youthful look and improved vision.

anti-ageing treatmentsWhen many people first start thinking about anti-ageing treatments, they usually zone in on dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections. But many anti-ageing treatments are actually complementary, and the best results will be delivered when they are used together.

Both anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are great for addressing signs of ageing, such as a loss of volume and fine lines and wrinkles. However the best results are seen when they are used in combination with other treatments. Two of our most popular and successful treatments, CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing and PDO Thread Lifts (dubbed the non-surgical facelift) both deliver very different results – yet are highly complementary.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing has a number of uses – it can be used to erase acne scarring, combat fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and age spots, and target the first signs of sagging skin. CO2 is an effective treatment for improving the general appearance of your skin texture. A fractional treatment with the MiXto SX, CO2 is a safe treatment for the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. In fact it can be used on most areas of the skin that are showing signs of sun damage, ageing or pigmentation.

The results of CO2 Laser are long term. Immediately following treatment you’ll begin to notice the initial effects of the treatment. The result will continue to develop over time, with the most result becoming apparent around 3-5 months following treatment. During this time new collagen will be formed.

Having fresh, youthful looking skin is the first step towards a younger appearance. CO2 can effectively address any issues in regards to skin texture and appearance, and it does have a skin tightening effect. However, for those who are experiencing sagging of the skin (including a loss of volume and a ‘dropping’ effect), PDO Thread Lifts are another highly effective anti-ageing treatment which could be right for you.

Dubbed the non-surgical facelift, PDO Thread Lifts are far less invasive than a traditional surgical facelift procedure. The treatment is minimally invasive and non-surgical, and can usually be completed in just 1-2 hours. The treatment involves the insertion of PDO threads (also known as PolyDiOanone threads) – dissolvable threads with cogs which are used to ‘hitch’ the sagging skin and provide an instant lift, creating a younger looking profile. Over the following five weeks the threads will break down naturally. At the same time, the collagen-building process will be occurring which will lead to firmer, tighter toned skin with added volume.

The results of PDO Thread Lifts last for around 18 months, however with maintenance treatments (usually around 12 months after the initial treatment), the result can be maintained for much longer.

CO2 Laser and PDO Thread Lifts are highly effective treatments, which when used together can fully transform your appearance. Used alongside traditional anti-ageing treatments, such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, you can have a fresher and younger looking appearance sooner than you might expect.

At Skin Medical, before undergoing any treatment, you would first have a skin consultation with one of our medical nurse practitioners who would be able to assess your skin, discuss your concerns and inform you which treatment would be most suitable for you.

To book in for a free consultation at our Manchester City Centre clinic, either book online or contact the clinic on 0161 839 7663.


Patient before Thread Lift
Patient before Thread Lift

We will all be affected by the ageing process sooner or later as our skin begins to lose its elasticity and muscles around the face begin to slack. This can be caused by the stresses of daily life, exposure to the sun, dramatic weight loss or just the general effects of gravity. Unfortunately, for the lower face this cause folds around the mouth to deepen, jowls to appear, the jaw line to sag and the skin around the neck to become much less firm. For the upper face, the brow can begin to droop and the skin around the eyelids can form into folds.

For many people, having a facelift is the answer to retrieving a youthful appearance that may have been lost over time, but ?

How does a thread lift work?

A thread lift is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift, that can be equally as effective, but much less invasive and traumatic to the body. It works by using PDO threads to lift parts of the face, ultimately giving you smoother, more youthful appearing skin. These cogs help tighten the skin by stimulating the production of collagen, which will give you tightened, toned and voluminous skin.

Thread lift Vs Facelift

Patient 1 Hour After Thread Lift
Patient 1 Hour After Thread Lift

Although facelifts have their benefits, thread lifts are able to offer you equally as effective results, yet is much safer and affordable, making it ideal for patients who do not want a traditional facelift. It is performed under local anesthetic and is minimally invasive and non-surgical, taking away the surgical risks that come along side having a facelift. The recovery time and treatment is also much less, with the procedure often taking under an hour to perform.

Initially, the effects of a thread lift can last around 18 months, with top up treatments needed at 12 month intervals. Thread lifts are also much more affordable than the cost of a facelift and a treatment plan can be designed around you. A full facial thread lift can cost around £1,500 in comparison to paying in excess of £7000 for a facelift.

Your thread lift consultation

As standard, each patient who is considering having a thread lift will have a consultation tailored to their needs, carried out by a medical practitioner. Here we will be able to discuss your treatment plan, including the look that you want to achieve. To find out more information about having a thread lift in Manchester on Leeds, contact a member of our team on 0161 839 7663, or fill out our online contact form.

Dermal Fillers | Thread LiftsThere a millions of men and women out there who want to look as young on the outside as they feel on the inside, and who can blame them. Advancements in anti-ageing treatments now mean that there are more options than ever for giving your face a youthful glow, without having to go under the knife.

Whether your intention is to simply prevent the signs of ageing from appearing, or to actively improve the look of wrinkles, sagging skin, or even age spots, there are a number of treatments to suit your individual needs.

If you are looking for effective anti-ageing solutions that don’t involve surgery, try one of the following treatments:

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Perfect for improving the skin of patients with deep wrinkles, age spots and mildly sagging skin, CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a powerful tool when it comes to creating the appearance of youthful skin. Bursts of pulsed light energy are passed across the surface of the skin, which uses heat to vaporize and peel the top layers of skin. It is also encourages the body to create more collagen in the treated areas, continuing to stimulate younger looking skin. You will be able to see results almost immediately after treatment, however it can continue to improve up to 5 months after the procedure has been completed. What’s even more enticing about the treatment, is that it can last for many years afterwards.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers have continued to grow in popularity over the last few years, with more women than ever choosing to have the facial fillers to enhance their features. Dermal fillers can be used on both the upper and lower areas of the face to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to provide volume in areas of the face that may be looking gaunt or sunken, such as the cheeks and lips. The number of treatments that you will need depends entirely on the look that you want to achieve, which will be discussed with you during your consultation. Dermal fillers are created from a form of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in your skin.

Thread Lifts

Thread lifts are essentially a non-surgical facelift, which raises areas of the face to give you smoother, more youthful skin. The treatment is non surgical, therefore there is no need for a general anesthetic whilst it is taking place. The procedure usually takes in between 30 to 60 minutes to perform and can last as long as 18 months before you need top-up treatments. The thread lift is most suitable for people who are concerned about wrinkled eyes, deep folds, sagging cheeks or jowls.

Deciding on the treatment that is right for you will be completely dependent on the look that you want to achieve. You can discuss options regarding your treatment with one of our expertly qualified nurse practitioners, who can suggest the best course of treatment to help you reach your goals. To find out more information, call our Manchester skin clinic on 0161 839 7663.

Thread Lifts | Non Surgical Face LiftsOtherwise referred to as a “non-surgical facelift”, thread lifts are the latest offering in anti-ageing treatments available at Skin Medical. The procedure is minimally-invasive and is effective in the treatment of lifting sagging areas of the face, such as jowls, cheeks, and heavy brows. Thread Lifts can take as little as 30 minutes to complete under local anaesthetic, so there is no need for a hospital stay, or for full sedation. You can be back in the comfort of your own home the same day.

One of the effects of ageing, is the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. This can lead to a loose skin, a lack of tone in the face, as well as an increase in deep wrinkles, creases and folds in the skin.

This, combined with a lack of volume in the cheeks, can lead to the face appearing hollow and weathered, making you look tired and worn. A Non-Surgical facelift strives to reverse these signs of ageing.

How does a thread lift work?

In the battle against ageing, the thread lift is an industry advanced treatment that expertly tackles some of the most obvious tell tale signs of ageing. The procedure usually takes in between 30 minutes to an hour, in which tiny anchoring sutures are inserted under the skin using a fine needle. This will lift the most problematic areas and reduce facial sagging.

The sutures used are called PolyDiOanone (PDO), which are dissolvable, therefore will not need to be removed. As the sutures break down underneath the skin, it encourages the production of collagen. This will also help to give you firmer, tighter skin that has noticeably more volume.

The treatment will of course give you a more youthful appearance. , when used in conjunction with Juvederm facial fillers, while drooping and sagginess around the face and neck can be reduced.

There are very little side effects that are associated with Thread Lifts, with virtually no downtime. The most common side effects, including tenderness in the areas treated, minor bruising and mild discomfort, however should only last for a few days. You may also find in the days following your procedure and some mild tension in the areas that have been lifted. You will leave our clinic with specialist advice from a qualified and experienced medical clinician on how to care for your skin following the procedure, ensuring that you have a speedy, yet safe recovery.

The procedure will be performed by one of our medical practitioners, so you can rest assured that you are being taken care of by someone with the most relevant and necessary experience. All aspects of the procedure, including your suitability, will be discussed in your initial consultation, where you can find out the full details of the procedure. For more information on PDO thread lifts in Manchester or Leeds, contact Skin Medical today.

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