Dr Uzma Olbrich explains about Felc Nano Plasma technology, taking the industry by storm and now arrived at Queensway Skin Clinic…
Excess skin of the eyelids is one of the concerns most commonly expressed to me by patients over the age of 35 years. While it is possible to keep our bodies in shape and to reduce wrinkles with anti-wrinkle injections and skin tightening treatments, the crinkly loose skin that develops around the eyelids after a certain age has been notoriously difficult to treat without surgery.
Or so we thought!
A non-invasive treatment is promising to offer the same results as eye surgery (medically known as blepharoplasty surgery)… without a scalpel in sight. We at QSC headquarters are very excited to have this technology at our fingertips to offer from our Billingham and Jesmond clinics.
Many patients are not aware that non-surgical treatments such as FELC nano plasma can be just as effective as surgery without the associated downtime. It is undertaken using only local anaesthetic cream without the need for cutting the skin of the eyelids and without the risks that surgery can lead to (surgical complications can include blindness, eyelid dysfunction and unsightly scars).
The plasma technology works by generating nano plasma between the needles tip and the patient’s skin, aiming to sublimate the superficial skin and to cause shrinkage of the excess skin tissue. In simple layman’s terms, it turns our wrinkly skin from a solid to a gas by bypassing the liquid stage. This makes it much more than a tightening treatment, skin is actually removed so the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery.
The use of the FELC nano plasma technology can also be applied to other areas around the face and body. We can also treat:
- Smokers lines around the mouth
- Acne scarring and pigmentation
- Fatty deposits/lesions (xanthelasma) around the eyes
- Marionette lines
- Moles /warts
- Mini face lifts
- Neck sagging and lines
- Tattoo removal
On the treatment day, an anaesthetic cream is applied for approximately 30-45 minutes. When the treatment area has been sufficiently numbed, treatment can take anywhere between 10-40 minutes. Some treatments may be completed in one visit, and others may need anything up to 3 visits. Some heat can be felt during treatment, which may be mildly uncomfortable and may last for few hours after treatment.
The positive effects of the treatment can be seen immediately, but the best results will be seen after about three weeks as the skin continues to contract for up to 28 days after treatment.
Like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of the FELC nano plasma treatment are not entirely permanent, as it does not halt further ageing. However the positive results should last years as opposed to months.
The FELC nano is a highly advanced plasma technology, and it has been shown to be a very safe treatment, due to its non-invasive nature. The majority of patients will experience some side effects in the 7 days following treatment. There will be some brown marks that have the appearance of minor scabbing which are carbon crusts. They fall off after 3-5 days revealing new pink skin beneath. Some swelling will be seen but it is likely to last no more than 3-5 days at the most which definitely beats going under the knife.
The demand for conventional plastic surgery is falling, as more of us opt for non-invasive procedures to achieve more natural-looking results.
Sagging eyes – a thing of the past! What are you waiting for? Book a free consultation by clicking here.