Soft surgery (plasma) otherwise known as Plexr or more recently Felc is a revolutionary, safe and non-surgical way of reducing loose or excess skin, and is often used for effectively treating heavy, or hooded eyelids. Traditionally this has been treated through a blepharoplasty operation, a surgical treatment carried out under local or general anaesthetic. Felc is an innovative treatment that uses plasma energy.
Lorraine made me feel very comfortable with having my treatment as I was quite nervous. She went through everything very thoroughly before, during and after.
Great clinic in a lovely environment. Lorraine my consultant was very informative and made me feel at ease. I will be returning for treatment next week. Highly recommended.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it painful?
It is not a pleasant treatment, the high energy sparks feel hot. The treatment is tolerable with strong anaesthetic cream. The downtime afterwards is also challenging, as you can be very swollen and scabby. You do need to allow a good week of hiding away, or wearing large dark sunglasses.
Am I suitable?
In some cases, you may have too much excess skin, and the doctor may recommend that you consider surgery. We would not want to treat you if you were pregnant.
How often can I have a treatment?
It is important to fully heal between each treatment session, ideally it is best to allow 2 months. The skin should no longer be red or pink.
Are there any risks?
The biggest concern is pigmentation. When the scabs have dropped off, the skin underneath is pink baby new skin. This is more delicate and will be more sensitive to light. It is essential to wear SPF 30+ for 3 months after the procedure, whatever time of year. You must not pick the scabs which can also risk pigmentation.