J-PLASMA: THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN SKIN TIGHTENING
The J-Plasma is a surgical procedure and one-time treatment to tighten loose skin around the body. J-Plasma is the most revolutionary device to date tighten the skin of the face, neck and body and has been noted as a game-changer in skin-tightening. This technology integrates helium gas with radio-frequency energy to create cold helium plasma to tightens and rejuvenates the skin. For example, the J-Plasma can be used for tightening the skin around the tummy area or even the chin area giving superior results.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF J-PLASMA?
J-Plasma can be performed on areas with loose skin most commonly the tummy area, arms, knees and chin. It is a one-time procedure to tighten the skin whilst stimulating collagen at the same time. One of the other well-known benefits is that the procedure only requires small incisions with surgeons closing with only one or two stitches. The procedure has a relatively short downtime for patients and overnight stay is not required post-surgery.
The J-Plasma technology can be used as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with VASER liposuction to maximise from the liposuction. Whilst the VASER liposuction gives contour to the body using ultrasonic vibration technology, the J-plasma tightens the skin afterwards giving superior results to the patient. What distinguishes it from other technologies is also the safety of the device as it has lower risks of damage to the surrounding tissues due to the precise nature of the RF (radio-frequency) energy emitted from the J-Plasma machine.
WHO CAN BE A CANDIDATE FOR J-PLASMA?
J-Plasma is ideal for patients who have mild to moderate loose skin and are looking for a minimally-invasive procedure with effective results. Typical patients would be those who have lost significant weight around the abdominal area and have loose skin like mothers after multiple pregnancies.
Also, unfortunately as we age the skin around the chin area loses its elasticity and requires tightening. The J-Plasma can be effective to tighten the skin or this can also be performed in conduction with a face-lift to give the more natural and youthful contours.
HOW IS J-PLASMA DONE AND HOW DOES HELIUM WORK IN TIGHTENING THE SKIN?
J-Plasma is performed under sedation, not to be mistaken with general anaesthesia, but patients still enter a deep slumber creating a pain-free experience, and patients undergoing J-plasma procedure can expect to go home on the same day.
The procedure starts with the creation of small surgical incisions (wounds) where the J-plasma cannulae (a small hollow tube) is inserted. The helium gas and RF energy are then released just beneath the skin to create the cold helium plasma causing enough heat to contract the skin from the inside while the excess helium gas cools the area. Skin tightening is achieved when the cold helium plasma comes into contact with the tissues under the skin.
IS THE USE OF HELIUM IN J-PLASMA FOR SKIN TIGHTENING SAFE?
Helium is an odourless, tasteless and non-toxic gas. The helium used in J-plasma has been shown to be safe and effective in various surgical procedures like coagulation, tissue healing and skin tightening.
HOW IS THE RECOVERY?
Patients can return to work usually after 3 – 4 days and are mobile immediately after the surgery. The full recovery from J-Plasma usually lasts less than a month but can vary depending on the extent of the areas that were treated. During the first week, minimal bruises, swelling and dry skin are common. Itching is also not uncommon as the body begins to heal. Mild to moderate discomfort is also expected especially on the first two days but are manageable with over-the-counter pain medications.
WHEN WILL I NOTICE IMPROVEMENT?
You will notice tighter and firmer skin on the first month and will improve over the next three to six months when the swelling has fully subsided.
Here in Dubai, J-Plasma is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.
Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry both in Dubai and London and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.
To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email info@LCAS.com