Traditionally, invasive procedures have always been the best choice for treating loose skin. Patients hoping to get rid of deep wrinkles, diffuse fine lines, and sagging jowls had to choose between facelift surgery and intensive laser or chemical peeling. For loose skin on the body, tummy tuck, thigh lift, and arm lift surgery were the only options. J Plasma, an innovative new skin strengthening procedure, promises to change all of this: J Plasma uses ionized gas to dramatically tighten and rejuvenate the skin, without significant discomfort or downtime.
How J Plasma Works
J Plasma shouldn’t be confused with skin treatments that use human plasma to stimulate collagen regeneration. The plasma employed by J Plasma is comprised of helium gas that’s energized with an electrode to form a low-current cold plasma. Cold plasma was originally pioneered for use in medical applications because it can destroy unwanted cells (like cancer cells and bacteria) without harming surrounding healthy cells.
In recent years, researchers discovered that combining helium gas with existing noninvasive skin-tightening technology could produce superior results. During J Plasma treatment, cold plasma is energized with radio frequency (RF) waves, the proven skin-firming agent used in procedures like Ultherapy. First, tiny incisions are made in the patient’s skin, then a device administers cold plasma directly into the dermis. The incisions used during J Plasma treatment are too small to cause significant discomfort or scarring, but they allow the applicator device to access the deeper connective tissues that support the epidermis. The cold plasma simultaneously heats and cools these tissues, causing them to contract. The result is instantly tighter, younger-looking skin.
Like other noninvasive skin rejuvenation systems, J Plasma treatment activates collagen-producing fibroblasts in treated areas. In the weeks and months following treatment, new collagen binds with the patient’s skin and connective tissues, creating further improvements in firmness, volume, and elasticity. The effects of J Plasma treatment are so profound that this procedure has been called the first truly non-surgical equivalent to facelift surgery.
Where can J-Plasma be Used?
The safe, gentle nature of J Plasma technology makes it suitable for use virtually anywhere on the body. Most people use J Plasma to eliminate facial wrinkles, jowls, and loose neck skin, but you can also tighten your stomach, arms, and thighs with this procedure. In some cases, J Plasma treatment makes a good alternative to tummy tuck surgery, provided that the patient isn’t suffering from abdominal muscle separation.
Does J-Plasma have any Side Effects?
J Plasma isn’t associated with any serious side effects. Sometimes, patients notice mild redness and bruising in treated areas, similar to the bruising that occurs after having an injectable treatment. These symptoms are generally minor and resolve on their own within a few days.
Learn More About J-Plasma
If you’re concerned about loose skin on your face or body but you don’t feel ready for surgery, J Plasma might be right for you. To learn more about this procedure, contact our team of board-certified plastic surgeons to arrange a personal consultation.