Sotiris Tsioumas, Eye Surgeon and Professor of Aesthetic Medicine in 2 Universities in Italy, President of the Scientific Association of Aesthetic Medicine & Non-Ablative Surgery (SAMNAS) with more than 22 years in the field gives a greater insight on blepharoplasty:
The very word blepharoplasty derives from the Greek language, where blepharon means eyelid + platho which means shape. There are two ways to perform this medical act, the classic surgical procedure and a non-surgical, innovative technique that is called PLEXR. The arrival of PLEXR in the field of science is changing everything we knew in ophthalmology and aesthetic medicine.
How does it work?
This ingenious technique sublimates the excess of skin, meaning that the elastic fibers of the skin decrease while increasing their thickness at the same time; we thus have a bloodless “lifting” result with the simultaneous production of Collagen type 3 (baby collagen) in the areas where we have performed the technique. That means that PLEXR is a non-surgical method, as it does not cause tissue necrosis, it becomes spot-on in the area of excess skin, creating sublimation that gives the result of lifting in the area we target. It is fascinating that this non-surgical procedure does not include anesthesia, incisions, sutures, surgical scars or surgical risk in general.
The great difference between PLEXR and the classic eyelid surgery, which makes the first method preferable to the second, is that through the new technique appears the margin to correct minor defects in the course of sessions, bringing perfection into the result. Most importantly, however, it skips completely the unpleasant consequences of a classic corrective surgery for imperfections
With the deterioration of the appearance that comes from the passage of time, PLEXR eliminates the doubt for people who are not a fan of surgeries, incisions, stitches and pain, but still want to give themselves the joy of a more youthful appearance. In this way, they can eliminate as much as possible the signs of aging that exist in the periocular area and the rest of the face.