Eyelid tightening blepharoplasty using plasma surgical treatment is suitable for most people. We discuss your medical history at your new patient consultation and would ask you to postpone treatment if you were pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Safe and in compliance with European and FDA standards
- Focused and targeted to delivery precise results.
- Plasma treatment is much less invasive than surgery
- There is minimal downtime and risk of complication associated with Plasma treatment vs surgery.
Treatment works by forming plasma (the fourth state of matter) in the 1-2mm space between the tip of the device and the skin. Plasma forms a tiny arch which triggers a process called sublimation – where a solid turns straight into a gas – this in turn causes the fibres of the skin to shrink, contract and tighten. Tightening of the skin fibres contracts the surface area of the skin, creating an improvement in the appearance of drooping or sagging skin on the face, eyelids etc Due to the precise nature of Plasma, where heat is very accurately directed and doesn’t transfer to the surrounding tissues, Plasma is a safe and comfortable treatment.
Other skin tightening treatments include Fractora. However few treatments are suitable for the delicate skin of the eye lid.
Plasma surgical skin tightening is considered a safe treatment as plasma causes immediate skin tightening through sublimation. There is no electric current or heat transferred.
Local anaesthetic is applied prior to treatment to minimise any discomfort with local anaesthetic injections in some areas. Treatment may feel warm in some places and you may experience a tingling sensation.
Side effects are minimal if any. Injection site tenderness and mild bruising as well as redness, dry skin and itching to the treatment area may occur. Dermal fillers should not be used if pregnant or breast feeding as we have no research to prove it is safe for your foetus or child.
Care must be taken if you are currently suffering with a skin infection or allergy or taking particular medication. Your specialist will be able to advise you further if you have recently had a skin peel or resurfacing procedure.
More serious complications can occur which is why all of our dermal filler treatments are performed by a medically qualified practitioner who is trained in complication management.
We recommend 7 days downtime after a plasma blepharoplasty.
After a plasma blepharoplasty treatment, the plasma leaves small dark marks on the skin where the plasma was focused. There will be rows of tiny dots on the skin which should be left as they form a sterile barrier and protect the underlying healing process. These marks become harder and will naturally heal and disappear over the initial 3-4 days. There may be some redness, swelling and bruising which will settle fully in 2 weeks.
At Thames Skin clinic we precede all of our treatments with a full consultation. Your treatment will be carried out by Dr Anna Hemming, a highly experienced aesthetic doctor. Your medical history will be taken followed by an examination of your skin concerns. You can discuss whether Plasma treatment is suitable for you and address your expectations from treatment. When the treatment has been fully explained you will be required to sign a consent form and a photograph will be taken for your records.
Following cleansing, local anaesthetic is applied to your skin. This takes 40 minutes to work and minimises any discomfort meaning the treatment will be virtually painless. You will have access to our patient lounge while the local anaesthetic takes effect.
Plasma treatment will then commence. The device is held 1-2mm over your skin and the plasma energy is applied in short bursts to the treatment area. This allows the skin to contract while triggering your body’s unique healing process. The treatment is not painful, some patients experience a warm or hot feeling in places and a tingling sensation afterwards. each treatment session lasts 30 minutes with up to 3 sessions recommended until you see optimum results.
Following treatment, an antiseptic cream or lotion will be applied, normally Clinicept+ along with a specialist serum containing growth factors to aid the healing of your skin.
Treatment aim is to tighten the skin on the upper or lower eye lid, or both the upper and lower lid.
Serious side effects are minimal, if any. Treatment site tenderness may occur. Your skin will have an immediate tightening effect and the plasma will show as little sterile dots on the skin. These heal as your skin tightens more.
It should not to be used if pregnant or breast feeding as we have no research to prove it is safe for your foetus or child.
Care must be taken if diagnosed with neurological or bleeding disorders, currently suffering with a skin infection or allergy or taking particular medication. Your specialist will be able to advise you further.
Please discuss any current medication with the doctor, especially if you are taking aspirin on Ibuprofen. Medication may need to be stopped before treatment.
Following plasma treatment tiny dark brown crusts may appear on your skin in the areas the plasma has been focused. These areas must be kept clean. The markings will usually start to heal and will naturally flake off within a few days. They should be fully healed within 2 weeks.
- There may be some tenderness, redness, swelling and bruising treatment site. This is normal and will subside, usually within a few days (or hours).
- If swelling or pain persists an anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen can be taken, cold compresses and antihistamines may also be used to help any swelling.
- If you are concerned, please contact the clinic as soon as possible.
- Use a cold pack to reduce swelling and /or redness.
- Do not massage or manipulate the treated area.
- Apply a SPF 30+ sun screen. Recommended ZO skin health SPF 30 + primer, or ZO Skin Health Sheer SPF50.
- Stay hydrated
- Avoid any further cosmetic procedures for until healed.
- Avoid wearing make up over the area until healed
- Avoid applying plasters or occlusive dressings over the treated areas.
- Avoid extreme temperatures (hot and cold) for a minimum of 7 days after treatment (no saunas, steam rooms, sun beds or sun exposure).
- Avoid touching treatment area without first cleaning hands (can use Clinicsept+)
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours
- Avoid Swimming for 48 hours
- Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after treatment
If you have any concerns following treatment with Plasma please contact Thames Skin Clinic immediately.
Your final results depend on your skin laxity in the treatment area, your desired results, the general condition of your skin and healing capability, any pre-existing medical problems. Plasma treatment visibly contracts skin immediately after treatment. Due to the action of the plasma on the skin with sublimation, treatment results can last for years.
Plasma blepharoplasty treatments vary by the area of treatment given to achieve the best results. They are priced as a course of 3. For your concern. We often get asked about the cost of treatment. At Thames Skin Clinic we pride ourselves on results rather than focus on the price of a treatment, it is more important that we get the correct quality of product rather than offer cut price treatments, products and services (especially when it comes to medical treatments). You will never see Thames Skin Clinic advertising services on social coupon sites such as Groupon as we believe they have a negative impact on our customer safety, results and satisfaction. We also wish to abide by the advertising regulator and work in a safe ethical manor.
Our prices reflect the skill, training and premier product choices we have made as well as the true reflection of the beautiful bespoke clinic surroundings.
To discuss plasma surgical treatments and for a detailed consultation regarding the best options for you treatment please call us today and book an initial consultation with our specialist practitioners. There is a charge for appointments with Dr Hemming.
- Upper or lower eye lid tightening from £880 (single treatments)
- Upper or lower eye lid tightening from £2110 (3 treatments)
- Upper and lower eye lid tightening from £1250 (single treatment)
- Upper and lower eye lid tightening from £3000 (3 treatments)
- Full face tightening £2500 (single treatment)
- Combination face lift, blepharoplasty and full face combination from £4500
For best results we strongly advise a 3 session course for non surgical blepharoplasty
Further treatment may be needed for very loose skin.
Plasma can be used to remove skin tags, xanthelasma (fatty deposits near the eye), warts and Milia too.
Learn more about other plasma surgery treatments
Dr Hemming will be able to discuss the options most suitable for your skin concerns following examination.