At Home with Chris Jessen 2018 - 239
BEAUT Y ▲
YOU CAN'T TURN BACK THE CLOCK, BUT THE LATEST
MEDICAL COSMETIC TREATMENTS CAN KEEP YOU
LOOKING MORE YOUTHFUL AS TIME GOES BY...
PROBLEM: The eyes can be one of the first
PROBLEM: Dark circles around the eyes can
areas to show signs of ageing, and sagging skin
around the eyes can make you look older and
more tired than you are.
TREATMENT: Plexr is a patented new
technology that can lift, tighten and remove
excess skin without a scalpel. In a process known
as sublimation, the device ionises gas particles to
form plasma, which then has a contracting effect
on the targeted skin tissue. But while it may be
non-surgical, it's still invasive. Expect two weeks
of downtime as red, sore skin around the eyes
forms into nasty looking scabs. After a successful
course of treatment, improvements should last
years, but results can be varied. Plexr can also
treat lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
COST: around £1,500 for three sessions
be caused by a number of lifestyle factors such
as smoking or not getting enough sleep, but it
can also be genetic. The underlying cause is poor
circulation, which is something topical creams
aren't effective at treating.
THE TREATMENT: Carboxytherapy therapy
involves the injection of carbon dioxide gas
just below the skin's surface to increase the
flow of oxygen to the tissue and improve
blood circulation to the area. The number of
treatments required varies, but most people
see improvement after around four sessions,
spaced one week apart. Each treatment takes
approximately 20 minutes and results will
last for at least a year.
COST: Around £200 per session
www.athomemagazine.co.uk FEBRUARY 2018 | 239