Plexr, Eyelid soft surgery.

“The amazing alternative to surgery!”

Now launched at Al-Salem eye Clinic,  PLEXR is a revolutionary and patented innovation, opening a new and exciting frontier in the fields of Aesthetic medicine.

Plexr is a hand held device that uses a focused and controlled micro-beam of plasma energy to sublimate the superficial part of the skin (epidermis), without causing any damage to the underlying or adjacent tissues.

PLEXR offers an effective alternative option to certain surgical procedures e.g. some cases of blepharoplasty (baggy eyelid correction), necklift & facelift, scar removal including acne scars. It is also able to remove tattoos and skin blemishes.

It is truly a revolutionary new tool capable of performing most of the procedures that would otherwise require expensive plastic and cosmetic surgery.

plexr machine

Key uses:

  • Eyebag/Eyelid Correction
  • Facelift & Necklift
  • Acne – active spots AND scarring
  • Stretch marks, scars
  • Lines & Wrinkles eg smoker’s lines
  • Skin Lesions eg warts, xanthelasma, moles (flat or raised), age spots

Advantages Vs Surgery:

  • No injectable anaesthetic required
  • No cutting of skin
  • No stitches required
  • Very low risk procedure (NO risk of blindness as there is with surgery)
  • Minimal side effects and far less downtime
  • Quick & easy procedure
  • No thinning of the skin


How does the Plexr work?

The Plexr treatment works creating a series of minute dots on the skin, which triggers an instant contraction and tightening of skin fibers to create a lifting, remodeling and rejuvenating effect. Plexr uses the fourth state of matter: plasma to achieve this. The principle involves the ionization of gases contained in the air to create small electrical “arc”, which can be used to treat specific areas of concern without damaging the surrounding areas or applying any unwanted heat to them, Plasma is much less invasive than laser or diathermy.

Am I Suitable for this Treatment?

Plexr can be used for a wide range of ageing and skin concerns. It is a very safe treatment and is suitable for all skin types. As with any treatment, you will need to undergo a thorough consultation with Dr Khalil Al-Salem to see if this is the right solution for you.

 Does it hurt?

The treatment is performed using topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. if properly applied,1-2 hours before the procedure, the pain is very minimal. Usually in the form of pricking sensation. Once the treatment is done, there is no pain.

 How long does it take?

The average treatment time is around 30 – 60 minutes but it will depend on what treatment you are having.

 Is there any downtime / recovery?

The advantage of Plexr is that it offers an alternative to surgery, which can be highly invasive, have associated risks and may involve prolonged downtime. There is some downtime associated with the treatment. You may have some swelling and redness in the area, which could last for 2-3 days. You will also get “crusting” of the skin in the treated area which should be gone within five to seven days but this could be concealed with a concealer foundation which will not stop you from going back to work, so the treatment could be done on Wednesday  or Thursday and by Sunday you can cover the crusts by concealer and back to work as normal.

There is downtime, but it is considerable less than with surgery.

What kind of result can I expect?

Plexr can provide dramatic results for a wide variety of skin concerns, it is considered to be the ONLY Non –surgical Blepharolplasty option. Results are visible after one treatment however some conditions may require 2-3 treatments to achieve the best results. The results you achieve are instant and long lasting, which is very comparable to surgical correction 5-10 years.


Who cannot have Plexr?

There are certain patients who need to be careful when having Plexr:

  • Patients unable to follow post care instructions of complete sun avoidance
  • Darker, ethnic skin may be more difficult to treat
  • Those prone to pigmentation
  • Uncontrolled diabetics
  • People who have problem with healing
  • Patients who smoke may not heal as well and need to take care
  • Pregnant & Breastfeeding patients should wiat and have the treatment once breastfeeding is over.

MOST IMPORTANT after this treatment is the post treatment care of the treated area.

  • Keep it clean and dry
  • Apply no moisturisers, oils or serums not specified by the Doctor
  • COMPLETE sun avoidance is mandatory

By Khalil Al-Salem M.D FRCS, FICO

Aِِِِِssociate professor of ophthalmology at ِMutah University, Oculoplastic surgeon

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