All prospective patients are advised to have a face-to-face consultation with one of our medical practitioners prior to undertaking this procedure. During the consultation we will analyse your tissues and explain the treatment options available.
How are Plexr treatments performed?
The treatment is performed through dots made with a Plexr device at 500 microns apart to stimulate instant contraction and tightening of the skin fibres. Each of these dots sublimates (which means to change a substance from a solid into a gas) the superficial skin cells without affecting an important deeper layer known as the basal lamina, without causing bleeding and more importantly without damaging surrounding tissue.
During Plexr treatment
A standard session lasts 20 -30 minutes depending on the area(s). Patients are required to attend the appointment 30 minutes prior to the actual treatment to have topical numbing cream applied to the area, this will minimise the risk of discomfort during the procedure.
After the treatment / Side effects
Immediately after the treatment the treated area(s) will be quite red and mildly swollen. Patients may experience some further swelling and mild discomfort in the treated area following treatment, which may last up to 3 days. At the site of each dot of treatment a carbon crust immediately forms. These crusts should NOT be touched for 5-7 days except to camouflage them with oxygenating post-procedure foundation. Following 5-7 days these crusts will fall off. Some more rare/unlikely side effects could include infection, scarring and temporary changes in skin pigmentation. The likelihood of side effects is minimised by adherence to the aftercare advice given by your medical practitioner when the treatment is performed.
What can I expect to see after my first treatment and how long will it take for me to start noticing the effects?
Most people see noticeable result after the first treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 2-4 weeks. Some patients may require more than one treatment and this is subject to your personal expectation alongside individual differences per patient.
How long will the effect of the treatment last?
The treatment stimulates instant shortening of skin fibres and this process continues to take effect in the first 2-4 weeks. The effect of the treatment is subject to the number of treatments, your lifestyle and ageing process and typically lasts for the same amount of time as traditional surgery methods which can be many months to years. However, you will still continue to age as you would otherwise and your skin will continue to relax as part of the natural ageing process.
Is the Plexr device you use safe?
Plexr is very safe with full European CE approval. About 3200 Plexr devices have been sold worldwide. Only medically qualified professionals who have received specialized training are authorized to perform treatments with the Plexr machine.
Mac Aesthetics Manchester Clinic
78 Bury Old Road, Whitefield
Manchester, M45 6TQ
Tel. 0161 773 3614
Mac Aesthetics Birmingham Clinic
99a Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands, B73 5BA
Tel. 0121 355 3322