With continued advancements in medicine and technology over the past several years, there has been an increased interest in non-surgical alternatives to cosmetic surgery. And when it comes to looking younger and more vibrant, one of the areas of the body that people most want to treat is often that of the face.
In this article, we’ll discuss one of the latest facial rejuvenation treatments being used to help men and women tighten their skin through a procedure often referred to as J-Plasma (aka Renuvion) to see if it’s something that would help you meet your cosmetic needs.
Having a face that looks younger is key to most anyone’s cosmetic care, and one of the most distinguishing factors of looking more youthful is having tighter skin.
As we get older, our skin tends to get looser due to the increased loss of collagen in our body.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, and as we age, the amount of collagen our bodies produce naturally decreases. And as this collagen decreases, the laxity of our skin increases, often leaving our skin looking saggier and droopier than it did when we were younger.
There are many different treatments on the market that are used to counteract this aspect of the aging process, and they vary from simple treatments such as creams and supplements, to more complex approaches such as plastic surgery. Many of them may have a place in your treatment plan, but for now, let’s discuss an option that falls somewhere right in the middle and provides instant results: a J-Plasma procedure.
J-Plasma is a non-surgical procedure focused on tightening the skin. It is achieved by inserting a device underneath the skin via small incisions only about 5mm in size. A stream of plasma is then released into the skin, which is created by a combination of helium gas and radio frequency. Once released, the skin begins to tighten almost immediately.
This tightening of the skin occurs due to a combination of the heat generated by the plasma and the cooling effect of the helium gas, the combination of which causes the tissues underneath the skin to contract, and therefore tightening.
A J-Plasma procedure is a relatively quick process, typically lasting approximately 1-2 hours. Local anesthesia is used to numb the treated area for the duration of the procedure.
After the initial treatment, the skin will continue to tighten for up to 9 months following the procedure. Given the relative newness of this technology, there aren’t enough years of documented research to say definitively how long the results will last, although current studies indicate that results will likely last for many years.
The recovery process is relatively simple and most patients are able to return to normal activities anywhere from 3-5 days after the procedure. Patients may experience a bit of mild pain and/or discomfort for the first 1-2 weeks after the procedure, though this is typically easily managed by the use of over-the-counter pain relievers. Some patients may also experience mild swelling and bruising for the first week or so after treatment.
In addition to the face, this treatment can also be used to address many other areas of the body, such as the arms, breasts, buttocks, thighs, and neck, to name a few. Essentially, any area of the body that is susceptible to increased laxity due to a loss of collagen can be treated by a J-Plasma procedure.
Anyone who suffers from loose skin caused by the natural aging process is likely a good candidate for a J-Plasma procedure, particularly if you’re looking for a non-surgical approach. It’s also a great option for those looking for a preventative treatment to help keep their skin looking young.