I have friends that have noticed ‘it’ all my life and I have friends that were totally shocked when I announced that I was saying goodbye to ‘it’ – my lazy left eye.
I had been dabbling with this decision for over 15 years, but put it off when I was advised that surgery was the only solution and the risks included over-correction. Picturing this result I decided to shelve the idea.
We all know someone who has some type of ‘beauty treatment gone wrong’ story. They seem to be increasingly more common in comparison to the positives stories. With so many options available to us at the click of a button, it’s hard to determine who to trust. I was on a mission to revisit my options for my lazy eye without going under the knife. I came across Plexr Soft Surgery, a non invasive procedure which I thoroughly researched before I booked my initial consultation.
Plexr Soft Surgery is available at The Skin Clinicians at Hawthorne and I learnt that it is the only medical clinic registered in Queensland to be able to perform this non invasive surgery. This is mainly because the Plexr treatment process must be conducted in an approved medical clinic.
The soft surgery was pain free, thankfully due to the numbing cream, and though I was required to wear concealer for 5 days there was no trace I had had a procedure by day 6. The image (excuse the no makeup) is before the procedure and then two days later. There is an instant improvement however I am one of those few people that require a second round. I will share a photo after my final treatment. I’m excited.
Let me jump back a bit though, if you were anything like me before I had no idea what Plexr Soft Surgery is.
Plexr Soft Surgery is a non-surgical treatment that does not require general anaesthetic and can see patients returning to work the same day as having the procedure. Some of the common areas treated include; lazy eyes, acne or acne scarring, stretch mark removal and mole, skin tag and wart removal. It is also used for Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty (a non surgical option to treat excess eyelid skin of the upper and lower eyelids).
So far, Plexr is the only soft surgery plasma device that has TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration).
How is it done?
Using a wireless hand-held plasma device, small dots are created on the skin which sublimate the superficial skin cells without bleeding or damage to surrounding tissue. The treatment is a safe, minimally invasive treatment which modifies the outermost layer of the skin, without causing damage to the surrounding or deeper structure of the skin. The skin contracts and heals in order to obtain results and minimal healing which leaves no scarring. But you have to make sure you have an experienced, trained and certified practitioner.
What is the recovery like?
The recovery is minimal, but plans should still be put in place depending on your work or upcoming events as the treated area results in a crust which will be evident for up to one week. Along with the brown crust, the area can be red with some swelling, and some minimal bruising. Longer term considerations include being sun smart, ensuring you wear SPF 50+ Sunscreen and a hat, but this is something we should all be practising anyway!
If you are a Queenslander and looking in to Plexr Soft Surgery, make sure you head to The Skin Clinicians at Hawthorne. Not only are they the only approved medical clinic in Queensland, but they have their qualifications for a reason. See some of their work below. The treatment is not only for eyes, it for acne plus mole or wart removal.
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