Sagging eyelids and eye bags are a common problem that affects many both men and women, and it’s identified as a typical sign of ageing. The upper eyelids may have excess skin which contributes to a hooded, droopy appearance.
In this blog post, we will cover the new non-surgical procedure to lift hooded eyelids for a rejuvenated and fresher look.
At The Private Clinic, we are pleased to offer the Handy Plasma non-surgical eyelift treatment.
This treatment aims to improve the appearance of hooded or puffy eyelids with minimal downtime and no need for surgery. The way the plasma treatment works is by stimulating the contraction of the skin fibres to tighten the skin. This treatment can remove excess eyelid skin as well as tighten up the wrinkles around the eyes without the need for incisions, scalpels or stitches.
This non-surgical treatment is often preferred by patients as there is less downtime required and there are fewer risks for complications after the procedure compared to surgical blepharoplasty.
What to expect from the non-surgical eyelift procedure?
The procedure starts with the application of a gel local anaesthetic which is applied to the treatment area. The anaesthetic will remain on the treatment area up to an hour to ensure the area is completely numbed before starting the procedure. The Handy Plasma non-surgical eyelift uses the Plexr® Plasma Pen applicator which ionises the gas particles in the air between the device tip and your skin. With this procedure, the excess skin is intently vaporized and tightened by creating a substance known as plasma which causes the target tissue to go from being solid to gas leaving a carbon crust on the area. Only the treatment area is affected no other surrounding areas will be affected, this is due to the high precision of the device. It has a 0.3 mm surface area, which allows the treatment to be very accurate and gentle when treating around and under the eyes. Following the treatment the eyelid will have small brown spots; these will remain during the healing phase. During this healing period, your skin will start generating collagen and elastin density which will result in a tighter and more youthful-looking result. The brown dots create a scab and fall off.
When will I see the Handy Plasma Eyelift Results?
After the treatment, you will feel the skin tightening however the final results are not seen until after 3 weeks post-treatment. This treatment requires 1-2 sessions however, this may vary from patient to patient. If extra sessions are required these would be spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
What is the downtime required after the non-surgical eyelift?
After the treatment, you will have small brown spots and you will experience some swelling around the treatment area. The swelling will subside within the first 1-3days and the small brown spots will slowly fade away in 10-14 days. However, you will be able to cover up the area with makeup 7-10 days after the procedure. Once the small crust spots are gone, the skin will be a appear pink and will be quite sensitive so it is very important to keep the are away from the sun and use sun protection on a daily basis.
Who is suitable for the non-surgical eyelift?
The non-surgical eyelift treatment works best to lift or smooth the appearance of hooded or heavy eyelids. Patients with mild to moderate loose skin around their eyelids are the best candidates for this treatment however; those patients with more excess skin or drooping skin may require a blepharoplasty surgery to achieve the best results. The Handy Plasma non-surgical eyelift treatment is also only suitable for patients within the Fitzpatrick Scale 1-3 skin types due to the risk of hyperpigmentation.
If you would like to book a Handy Plasma non-surgical eyelift with our expert Dr Luca de Fazio, please call us via 0333 920 2471 or visit our non-surgical eyelift page on our website where you will be able to find before and after pictures and videos.