What is J-Plasma?
J-Plasma is an innovative radio-frequency (RF) waveform technology that works in combination with helium gas to tighten the skin in areas where tissues have started to sag and become lax. It works by targeting structures between the skin and underlying muscle tissues. The end result of J-Plasma treatments is always a tighter, most sculpted, and more youthful appearance to the targeted areas.
How does J-Plasma work with skin tightening?
Everyone knows that energy can be added to liquids to excite them into a gaseous state, but few people realize that energy can be added to gases to create plasma. Using the J-Plasma system, helium gas is passed through an energized electrode to create a cold, low-current plasma. This plasma causes skin tissues to shrink instantly, which removes wrinkles to create a toned and youthful appearance. All patients see some level of improvement from J-Plasma treatment.
Which body parts can be treated with J-Plasma?
Almost any part of the body can be treated with J-Plasma. Listed below are some of the most commonly treated areas of the body:
- Back and bra area
- Upper pubic area
Is it possible to combine J-plasma with other procedures?
- plasma can be combined with other procedures, such as liposuction, to achieve a more dramatic end result. By combining liposuction and J-Plasma, patients can remove pockets of excess fat and tighten the skin at the same time. Liposuction and J-Plasma work well together, and many patients can achieve stunning results using a combination of the two treatments. Liposuction removes excess fat, while J-Plasma tightens and rejuvenates the skin in the treatment area.
Who is a good candidate for J-Plasma surgery?
Both men and women can seek J-Plasma treatment to tighten the skin and restore youthfulness to areas of the body that have begun to sag and become flabby. Patients range in age from 20 to 70 years old and come in for treatment for a variety of problems on different parts of the body. J-Plasma is often the method of choice for patients with skin laxity caused by the ageing process, weight loss or pregnancy.
How long does it take to restore the skin with J-Plasma?
J<-Plasma is a minimally invasive procedure and the recovery period lasts from 1 to 7 days, depending on the area of the body being treated, the size of the area being treated and other surgical techniques used at the same time (such as liposuction). Generally, recovery from a J-Plasma procedure is much faster than recovery from other surgical procedures (such as tummy tucks) that can be used to tighten sagging skin on the body, because the J-Plasma procedure targets superficial structures just below the dermal layer of skin. In contrast, more invasive procedures can traumatise the underlying tissue, requiring a longer recovery period.
What kind of anaesthesia is used for J-Plasma surgery ?
Instead of general anaesthesia, local anaesthesia is used, which greatly reduces the risks associated with the procedure.
Is there any scarring after the J-Plasma procedure?
J-Plasma quickly creates a very natural looking youthful appearance to the skin. No large incisions are left on the body, so patients do not have to worry about scarring.The recovery process begins immediately.
How to take care of yourself after the J-Plasma procedure?
Despite the short recovery period, patients who have undergone this procedure must wear compression garments for 1-2 weeks. Compression garments provide support for the skin tightening tissues as they heal. Patients usually wear compression garments 24 hours a day during the first week, but wear them less in the second week of recovery.
How much does a J-Plasma procedure cost?
It can vary significantly depending on multiple factors, including:
Experience of the surgeon
Location of the procedure (office, surgery center, hospital)
Type of anesthesia used
*A low-cost J-Plasma procedure performed by an inexperienced surgeon who delivers poor results is not a good combination.