As you age, your facial skin gradually loses elasticity, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, and other visible signs of aging. But your face isn’t the only area where your skin might develop lines, wrinkles, and laxity.
Loose, wrinkled skin can make an appearance just about anywhere on your body. And if you’ve had children or ever lost a substantial amount of weight, your skin might start looking older than it is fairly early in your life.
To combat these often undesirable skin changes, traditional cosmetic procedures like facelifts and tummy tucks offer impressive results, but those procedures are highly invasive and can involve considerable downtown. Fortunately, if you’re not comfortable going under the knife, you still have options for getting rid of lines, wrinkles, and loose, sagging skin.
What kind of options? J-Plasma skin tightening. This revolutionary, minimally invasive procedure delivers instant, dramatic results, with none of the potential scarring or lengthy downtime associated with surgical procedures.
How does it work? Why should you try it? Read on to find out!
What is J-Plasma?
J-Plasma is a revolutionary skin-tightening procedure designed to reverse years of skin damage and signs of aging. Using helium gas and radiofrequency energy, the J-Plasma device stimulates instant tightening of subdermal tissues throughout each treatment area.
How Does J-Plasma Skin Tightening Work?
This incredibly effective skin tightening and resurfacing technique uses a thin probe to precisely inject plasma beneath the skin’s surface.
When the plasma stream interacts with your dermal tissues and subcutaneous fascia, its heat energy immediately causes the tissue throughout the treatment area to contract. As those tissues contract, they instantly give the skin a tighter, firmer, smoother appearance.
But what exactly is plasma? To get a little technical, plasma is a state of matter (ionized gas), consisting of positively charged ions and free electrons. Because plasma is the highest energy state that matter can achieve, it has a greater energy discharge; and therefore, higher heat capacity than non-ionized states of matter.
Why is that relevant for skin tightening? Because the heat energy produced by injected ionized gas not only contracts tissues instantly but also creates micro-injuries beneath the skin’s surface.
Those tiny injuries stimulate skin cells called fibroblasts, which repair the micro-damage and firm up the skin even further. As part of the healing process, the skin also produces more collagen (its primary structural protein), which ultimately improves firmness, elasticity, texture, and volume.
Learn more about collagen and why it’s crucial for youthful-looking skin.
Skin Tightening For Your Entire Body
Have you had children and just can’t seem to rid yourself of that lower tummy pooch? Does your triceps area have a bit more loose skin than you’d like? Does your chin have extra tissue that’s altering your facial profile?
If so, J-Plasma is more than just an alternative to a facelift—it can tighten any area of your body that suffers from skin laxity. Wherever you might have skin that looks a little too relaxed for your liking, the J-Plasma procedure can tighten it.
Depending on your unique problem areas, our cosmetic dermatologist will develop a customized treatment plan to address one or more of the following areas:
- Facelift, chin lift, or neck lift
- Arm lift
- Thigh lift or knee lift
- Breast lift
- Belt lift (abdomen and flank/love handle area)
- Tummy tuck
- Buttock lift
Because J-Plasma is minimally-invasive, it is often combined with surgical procedures like liposuction to deliver dramatic results. However, if you prefer to avoid the downtime associated with more invasive procedures, J-Plasma alone delivers striking results.
J-Plasma Recovery Timeline: What to Expect
Like virtually all minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, J-Plasma treatments come with a small amount of downtime. However, that downtime is minimal compared to surgical procedures. Most patients make a full recovery within one to three weeks after undergoing a J-Plasma treatment. However, that timeline depends largely on the area treated and its size.
Immediately after the procedure, you should expect some redness, swelling, and possibly even mild bruising throughout the treatment area(s). You may also feel some discomfort and might feel as though your skin is a bit tighter than normal.
Depending on the area you have treated, you may need to wear a compression garment for a few days to a few weeks after the procedure. This will provide support for the healing tissues, allowing them to tighten as much as possible as they recover.
Who Should Try J-Plasma?
Just about anyone with loose or aging skin should consider J-Plasma treatments! Because the procedure is minimally invasive, there is very little downtime afterward, and you won’t be nursing large incisions or altering your existing lifestyle significantly.
If you crave tighter skin, but the idea of surgery is wholly unappealing, this revolutionary procedure can deliver comparable results. Plus, unlike most skin tightening treatments, you won’t be waiting weeks to see a difference; you’ll see significant changes immediately.
Keep in mind that not everyone is a candidate for J-Plasma skin tightening treatments. All cosmetic procedures have potential side effects, and certain pre-existing health conditions can increase the risk of complications during or after the procedure.
Before you can schedule treatment, you must consult with a licensed and experienced cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist who can determine if you’re a good candidate.
Get a Free Skin Tightening Consultation at Arijai Aesthetics
At Arijai Aesthetics, we’re dedicated to delivering incredible results. Using the latest advances in technology and aesthetic procedures, our team of cosmetic dermatology professionals will design a custom protocol to address your aging skin issues from every angle. Whether you crave tighter skin or a more youthful complexion, we’ll help you achieve it!
To learn more or get started, call our Burnsville office today at 952-435-0605 to schedule a free pre-procedure consultation to learn more about your options. You can also request a consultation online, and we’ll get in touch to get you scheduled!