Plexr Treatments

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Plexr Treatments

When we look in the mirror, we sometimes don’t recognize the face looking back at us, wishing we could turn back the clock to get rid of those wrinkles, sagging skin, and blemishes that seem to give away our age. There are numerous methods we can try, and for many people, surgery is something they want to avoid. The good news is that with some advanced technology and innovative treatments on the market, you can find non-invasive and non-surgical options, that offer results on par with that of a surgical procedure. One of our best-kept secrets is a PlexR treatment in Arlington, MA (just 30 minutes north of Boston), that Dr. Catharine Crawford can utilize to help you achieve the youthful looks you long to see again. 

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What is Plexr?

PlexR is a handheld device that uses a technique to contract and tighten your skin’s surface. The procedure is a form of soft surgery, which means it does not involve any invasive cutting, but instead, uses this non-invasive hand-held device to improve your skin’s appearance in a safe, non-invasive way. It delivers results without causing bleeding or damage to the surrounding area and won’t pose any risks to the doctor or the patient.

PlexR is a very precise treatment with minimal downtime and long-lasting results. The device works through the process of “sublimation” (a process of turning a solid into a gas) and the principle of ionization of gases that are contained in the air. These actions produce “plasma”, which is used to contract and tighten your skin’s surface. 

The energy that it generates is delivered directly to the superficial skin cells only, without affecting any deeper or surrounding tissues. Unlike traditional surgery, PlexR treatments are performed without cutting, and without removing excess skin or fat. PlexR® technology is globally recognized for Soft Surgery, which offers a safe and effective alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures with little to no downtime. Soft Surgery provides extraordinary results, which generally could only be expected after surgeries such as Blepharoplasty, Facelift, and Necklift.

PlexR Shower

Don’t let the name deceive you, because a Plexr Shower is a breakthrough plasma treatment that helps improve the appearance of your skin using plasma. Plasma is a gas that contains ions and atoms, and is able to treat different areas of the face, remove imperfections, and innovatively improve the skin. This is a non-surgical technique that can eliminate unwanted skin and other aesthetic imperfections.

At Prosilience Studio, we offer the Plexr Shower facial treatment as a 12-week program that focuses on improving the skin by balancing the gut and targeting the root cause of different skin imperfections and concerns. Using a specific PlexR triangle tip, our team can deliver the treatment to provide a large spot size. This incredibly quick and painless treatment can be perofmed on your entire face in just 5 minutes, with zero downtime!

What are the benefits of PLEXR Treatment?

There are a range of benefits to opting for a Boston PlexR treatment, instead of a surgical procedure:

  • It is non-invasive
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Reduces droopy skin
  • Eliminates blemishes or skin blotches
  • Smoothes out skin to appear firmer
  • Reduces scar tissue 
  • Tattoo removal 
  • Removes moles and skin tags
  • Corrects skin discoloration. 

This list is certainly not exhaustive, and if you are considering the PlexR treatment for your skin issues not listed here, schedule a consultation with Dr. Crawford to discuss how this procedure can benefit you.

Who are the best candidates for PLEXR Treatment?

PlexR in the Boston area is an effective treatment for individuals with excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids, fine lines, and photodamaged skin. It is an excellent option for individuals not ready for eyelid surgery or for those who are not suitable for a surgical blepharoplasty. This treatment can be performed on any skin type. For most of our cosmetic procedures, we can recommend them to patients patients who have good health overall, have realistic goals in mind, and non-smokers especially. If you are interested in learning more about how PlexR can work for you, book a consultation to find out your options. 

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First Steps

What’s the First Step?

The first step on the road to achieving youthful, vibrant skin is to book a consultation with Dr. Crawford. During the consultation we will discuss every aspect of the treatment with you, so you know what to expect. From the tools being used to the price of the treatment, you will have all the information you need. Dr. Crawford will take the time to look at the areas on your skin and face that you are looking to improve and assess how PlexR will benefit you. If she has any concerns, these will be discussed during your consultation, as Dr. Crawford will never recommend a treatment or procedure that may potentially have adverse effects. This is also your opportunity to learn more about the treatment and ask questions you may have. 


What to expect on the day of a PlexR Treatment

On the day of your treatment, when you arrive at our office you will fill out paperwork before being taken into the procedure room, where Dr. Crawford will talk you through the process. 

The first step will be to administer a type of anesthetic to numb the treatment areas, minimizing the possibility of discomfort and pain. 

Once the anesthetic has been given time to set in, Dr. Crawford will be using the PlexR on your chosen skin areas. Small brown patches will immediately appear where the skin has been treated and in the case of wrinkle treatment, the area will show some immediate contraction. The brown spots are known as carbon crusts, which take around 5-10 days to fall off. They will look burnt and brown before falling off on their own. It’s very important not to rub your eyes or disturb the tiny scabs since they play an important role in healing and tissue regeneration. 

After treating the highlighted areas, Dr. Crawford will apply a special cream to apply to your eyelids to reduce itching and promote healing. You’ll also need to avoid direct sun exposure while the area heals.

Your treatment can take up to an hour or as little as 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.

PlexR Treatments recovery

Once your treatment is complete, Dr. Crawford and her team will give you all the information you need for a successful and smooth recovery period at home. You must be prepared to take time off work. After treatment, you will be swollen for several days. You will also have black/brown crusting on the treated area which will persist for up to two weeks after treatment. If you received PlexR on your eyelids, it is normal to see some mild swelling and redness for a few days, which will eventually subside on its own. 

It is important to avoid being out in the sun and avoid makeup and any other skin products on the treated areas for a few days, allowing time to heal. For 2-3 weeks after getting PlexR, there will be redness, flaking, and itching of the treated area.

Plexr Treatments Cost

How much do PlexR Treatments cost in Boston, MA?

The cost of PlexR Treatments in Boston & Arlington will vary based on a number of factors: 

  • The areas being treated
  • The severity of your issues
  • How many follow-up appointments you will need
  • Whether you combine it with another treatment.

During your consultation, Dr. Crawford will take the time to thoroughly assess your goals and problem areas, to advise you on the best course of treatment. From there, she will determine the price of your package. We offer financing for all our patients, to make PlexR affordable and accessible.

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Why choose Dr. Crawford?

When you come to see Dr. Catharine Crawford at Prosilience Studio in Arlington, MA, just 20 minutes north of Boston, you will be receiving treatment from a board-certified surgeon with nearly two decades of experience in a variety of capacities – teaching, surgery, specialty treatments, academic expertise, and leadership in her field. Dr. Crawford treats every patient like family and calls upon her extensive experience in the medical field to offer world-class treatment. As a woman herself, Dr. Crawford understands the physical as well as emotional benefits of looking and feeling your best. When you step inside Prosilience Studio, you are putting your skincare and body needs in the best hands possible. 

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Schedule a consultation

To schedule a PlexR Treatment consultation with Dr. Crawford, call us today or request your appointment through our website. A member of our medical staff will guide you through the process.  

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