A modern and exciting new procedure in the of world plastic surgery is known as J-Plasma Renuvion. It is a very effective procedure, but many people are unsure about what it is and how it can improve their appearance as it is still a fairly new technology. Most people have heard about laser skin treatments to fix blemishes, wrinkles, and sagging. J-Plasma Renuvion is a modern alternative to this treatment that uses energy derived from ionized gas instead of light. It has even been shown to achieve results faster than laser procedures! It is rapidly becoming an alternative to traditional facelifts and has a much faster and easier recovery period in comparison to older methods. J-Plasma is a non-surgical option that can offer dramatic results for a wide variety of patients and for a wide variety of skin issues.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
To explain the procedure, it is important to understand what J-Plasma really is. Plasma is considered to be the fourth state of matter, the other three being solid, liquid or gas. The procedure uses helium gas that is combined with radiofrequency waves to create a plasma that can be used on the surface of the skin or underneath the skin, depending on the procedure and the needs of the patient. When used on the face, the procedure is generally done with the plasma placed on the surface of the skin. The plasma reveals younger looking skin once it is removed and the skin is tightened at the same time, which can improve wrinkles, remove discolorations, and firm up a double chin. Fortunately, J-Plasma can be used on more areas of the body than just the face. The stomach is the second most popular area for this treatment. When this technique is used on parts of the body other than the face, the plasma is often inserted under the skin through small incisions and the results are excellent enough to be a substitute for liposuction. Your surgeon can use J-Plasma Renuvion on your face, arms, legs, thighs, stomach, back, breasts and neck. When small incisions are required, they are placed strategically and are so small that they are rarely noticed by patients after the healing process. The results of this procedure are visible immediately.
HOW IT WORKS
So why does plasma work so much better than lasers and how can it be nearly as effective as a surgical facelift? Much like laser treatments, J-Plasma removes a layer of skin and encourages new, healthy skin to grow and can stimulate natural collagen production. Natural collagen production can help the skin tighten. As the plasma treatments are more gentle on the skin when compared laser treatments, this procedure can be used on more sensitive areas of the face, such as the eyelids and the area surrounding the lips. The reason why plasma is gentle on the skin is that it doesn’t use high heat to resurface the skin. The plasma energy is able to remove the damaged and aged layer of skin without heat, which means that the skin is not burned or harmed during the procedure. This means that plasma treatments have a much faster recovery time than other methods and usually only one treatment is required for visible facial improvement.
WOULD I BE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THIS TREATMENT?
The majority of patients who seek this treatment have fair skin. This is due to the fact that fair skin is more likely to show signs of aging as a result of sun exposure over time. The ideal candidate for facial treatments are people who have age spots, sagging skin, wrinkles and bags under the eyelids. For body treatments, people who are looking to tighten the skin in specific areas such as the neck and the area along the jawline, the back of knees and underarms as well as the stomach are excellent candidates for this type of treatment. As this procedure is minimally invasive, it is suitable for most healthy individuals and the pain after the treatment is mild enough that most people are back to work the next day and are satisfied with mild pain relivers such as Advil or Tylenol.
Overall, J-Plasma Renuvion is a very exciting new procedure that can offer many of the desired results of more expensive and invasive procedures for a fraction of the cost and with almost no down-time. Since the recovery period is so short and the pain is only mild, many people will be suitable candidates for this type of procedure, even if they have been denied access to other cosmetic procedures in the past. This type of procedure also offers immediately visible results, which is a feature that many patients love considering that both laser treatments and surgery take time to heal before improvements can be seen by friends and family.