While a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty can help repair droopy eyelids, not all patients are comfortable with an invasive treatment. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery may remove excess skin, muscle, or fat. It involves incision along the fold of the eyelid or below the lashes to reduce sagging and make you look younger.

PLASMAGE®-for-Droopy-EyelidsThere is no doubt about the results of blepharoplasty, but is there a non-invasive alternative to the procedure? If you too are not comfortable with cuts, stitches, and longer downtime, PLASMAGE® may be right for you. It is developed as an alternative to eyelid surgery and can treat areas of concern without cutting the skin.

Continue reading to learn more about PLASMAGE® and find out what you can expect from this treatment.

The basics

Plasmage® is a non-invasive medical device that uses patented Fractional Plasma. It delivers plasma energy on the tissues, which is generated by the ionization of gas on the air. Plasmage® can improve droopy or saggy eyelids and tighten the skin around it with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Plasmage® is the only medical device or treatment that can perform Blefaroplasma® or eyelid tightening. You may also be glad to know that the device only treats the area of concern, so there is no need to worry about damage or inflammation in the surrounding tissues or skin’s deeper layers.  

The procedure

PLASMAGE® uses a pen-like medical device to deliver plasma energy to the tissues. It heats the skin almost immediately, creating tiny dots of trauma on the upper or lower eyelid skin. The energy discharge begins when the tip of the device is close to the skin (1 to 2 mm away), but it doesn’t directly touch it. 

The treatment removes excess skin through sublimation, evaporating or dissolving the skin’s top layer without cuts or any penetration. The heating encourages collagen production and triggers contraction and tightening of the skin fibers. This results in a lifting and rejuvenating effect in the skin around the eyes. 

After the treatment

You can expect some redness or swelling on the treated area. This can last for about 2 to 3 days depending on the patient. Crusting of the skin is also normal and will fall off within 5 to 7 days. Also, you can expect for the new skin to look pink for up to 4 weeks, but this can be covered with makeup. 

After the procedure, be sure to keep the area dry and clean. You also need to avoid sun exposure, especially while the crusts are healing. Also, you’ll have to avoid tanning and prolonged sun exposure for 7 to 8 weeks. It is also advisable to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen and protective sunglasses following the procedure.  

The results

With PLASMAGE® as an alternative to eyelid surgery, you can see the results immediately. Do take note, however, that the redness and swelling following the procedure may conceal them. The treated area will also form a crust and will fall off on its own over the 5 to 7 days.

About 8 weeks following the treatment, you can see more improvements and full renewal of the skin. Optimum results can be seen 5 to 6 months after the treatment. The results can last for about 1 to 2 years and you can repeat the treatment in the future if needed.

One treatment is usually enough to treat the lower and the upper eyelids, but more sessions may be recommended depending on your needs and goals. A consultation and assessment with an aesthetic doctor will let you know the right treatment plan for your specific needs. 

Are you bothered with droopy eyelids or sagging eyelid skin? PLASMAGE® can help! Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics today and schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor in Singapore to learn more about the treatment and find out if it is right for you.