What Is J Plasma?
J Plasma is a controlled helium plasma technology that is used for nonsurgical body contouring and skin rejuvenation. The device takes a helium gas and ionizes it with radiofrequency energy, resulting in cold helium plasma. The cold plasma is delivered through the applicator as a stream of controlled energy.
What Skin Concerns Will J Plasma Address?
This technology can work in two ways, on the body and the skin. This makes J Plasma an exceptional option for a wide variety of age-related or sun-related concerns.
J Plasma facial rejuvenation can tighten and tone areas of the face such as the jawline, reducing the appearance of a double chin and jowls. Additionally, the resurfacing aspect of treatment can correct:
- Wrinkles around the eyes
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck
- Discoloration and other sun damage
- Rough texture
- Smoker’s lines
- Pigmented spots
J Plasma body contouring affects deep layers of the skin, resulting in natural skin tightening in areas such as the:
- Lower face and neck
Who Is a Candidate for J Plasma?
Adults who are concerned about mild to moderate signs of aging or sun damage and who wish to postpone or avoid surgical lifting procedures may be great candidates for J Plasma treatment. All skin types can undergo subcutaneous treatment. For cold plasma skin resurfacing, people with lighter skin types make good candidates. We perform a thorough consultation and examination to ensure each person interested in J Plasma treatment can achieve their desired outcome with minimal risk.
How Does J Plasma Work?
Plasma is the most abundant form of visible energy in the atmosphere. It is a form of energy that is created when gas is exposed to an electrical charge. Helium plasma requires only a small radiofrequency charge to release a significant amount of ionic energy. Because the active plasma is surrounded by cold helium gas, its temperature is maintained below 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cold helium plasma is unlike other skin-tightening techniques in that it does not rely on heat to cause tissue contraction. This treatment induces a change in the dermis and epidermis by combining a small amount of heat with reactive ionic particles from the plasma cloud.
What happens During Treatment?
The J Plasma procedure may be performed on subdermal tissue through tiny incisions or as a resurfacing technique. Subdermal tissue tightening involves the insertion of a small cannula beneath the skin. This cannula delivers energy at the level of the dermis to stimulate contraction and collagen production. Liposuction may also be performed through the cannula to sculpt the treatment area. Skin resurfacing is performed by passing the specialized handpiece over the skin. One or two passes may be made depending on the extent of resurfacing sought. The process takes approximately one hour.
What Happens During J Plasma Treatment?
After J Plasma treatment, the skin may be red for up to 3 weeks. Typically, redness decreases significantly within the first week after the procedure. The skin may become swollen, crusty, and may peel during the initial recovery phase, as well. After this time, makeup can be applied. Patients receive specific post-treatment care instructions to help them recover quickly and achieve the best results from their procedure.
Can I Combine J Plasma with Other Procedures?
Yes. The J Plasma procedure can be combined with other body-contouring techniques or with facial rejuvenation treatments as needed to achieve the desired improvements. Dr. Shridharani customizes each treatment plan around the individual based on their needs and condition of their skin.
How Long Does J Plasma Last?
One of the impressive benefits of J Plasma treatment is that the results achieved in one session can last 7 years or longer. Aging affects every person uniquely, but, with good skincare and sun protection, the effects of helium plasma tissue-tightening have been shown to last many years.
Is J Plasma Painful?
No. Appropriate anesthetic is administered before the J Plasma procedure. Patients undergo treatment with either injection of a local anesthetic or with general anesthesia, depending on the inclusion of other procedures. In either situation, the pain receptors in the treatment area are disrupted and cannot communicate with the brain.
After J Plasma treatment, discomfort is typically mild enough to manage with a hydrating cream and over-the-counter pain relief.
What are the Risks?
The risks of J Plasma treatment depend on how the energy is used. When used subdermally to tighten the skin, J Plasma may result in temporary pain due to gas buildup, seroma, hematoma, infection, nerve injury, asymmetry, or unintended burns. When used as a resurfacing technique, J Plasma has a low risk of burns. This procedure should only be performed by a board-certified provider who has been fully trained to safely utilize this innovative technology.
Schedule a Consultation
NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Shridharani is proud to offer J Plasma treatment to patients interested in a non-surgical approach to facial and body rejuvenation. Call (212)508-0000 today to schedule your consultation and learn more about this procedure.