Whether you are a famous Beverly Hills model or have extraordinary genetics, at some point in life, you are going to start to show the signs of aging. For most men and women, skin irregularities start becoming noticeable in your 30s, and by the time you hit 40, many people are on an active hunt for anti-aging solutions. A loss of elasticity and collagen in our skin naturally begins to show lines, wrinkles, and other issues that become bothersome each time you look in the mirror. While there are a number of nonsurgical options that can help stop time for a while, and create a rejuvenated appearance, a new option that is changing the way we resurface and tighten the skin is J-Plasma, also known as Renuvion.
In Beverly Hills, this hot technology is gaining popularity as it resurfaces the skin from above, while tightening it from below.
First: Plasma Explained
To understand how J-Plasma works, it helps to explain what plasma is in general. Plasma energy is something that is highly abundant. In fact, it is one of the most plentiful forms of visible energy and is often considered the “fourth state of matter” outside of liquids, solids, and gases. It is electrically conductive and has actually been used in medicine for many years. So it’s no surprise that it found its way into the aesthetic industry in the way of J-Plasma.
The Game-Changing Results of J-Plasma
J-Plasma is being used by plastic surgeons by the brand name Renuvion. In our Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice, it has proven to be a game-changer in how Dr. Schwartz helps patients achieve their desired results. J-Plasma Renuvion uses a controlled helium plasma technology, which allows for outstanding skin resurfacing that has not been attainable with previous nonsurgical methods. To simplify the process, the J-Plasma device starts with helium gas and uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to ionize it, which then turns it into cold helium plasma. The cold plasma erupts from the device in a stream as the device is applied to the skin.
Depending on what the patient is being treated for, the J-Plasma device can be used subdermally (under the skin), which is used for skin tightening, or it can be used over the skin for resurfacing. It can greatly improve the appearance of wrinkles and refresh the skin’s texture.
The Outstanding Benefits of Renuvion
Renuvion/J-Plasma is an exceptional treatment for skin rejuvenation--whether we are speaking in terms of skin tightening or skin resurfacing. From superficial spots and blemishes on the upper layer of skin to more significant signs of aging such as sagging skin, the Renuvion/J-Plasma system can address many issues. In our Beverly Hills plastic surgery office, Dr. Schwartz uses this technology to treat two specific issues
J-Plasma for Body Sculpting
The cool helium plasma that is the hallmark of Renuvion can be used to perform a number of treatments in a nonsurgical manner that offers surgical results. Renuvion Powered by J-Plasma technology enables the device to work into the deep tissue of the patient's’ skin. The results from this process are natural-looking, and appear lifted and tighter. Some of the uses that can be applied with skin tightening include:
- Facial lifting and tightening
- Neck tightening and contouring
- Breast tightening
- Arm lifting and tightening
- Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck/tightening)
- Thigh lift and tightening
J-Plasma for Facial Rejuvenation
Due to the precision and adaptability of this unique treatment process, Renuvion is great for cosmetic procedures, such as skin resurfacing. During an in-office treatment, the J-Plasma can be used to remove the outermost layer of skin (epidermis) to promote and encourage the formation of new healthy skin. We use this device on Beverly Hills patients to correct:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Wrinkles around the eyes
- Smoker’s lines
- Wrinkles around the mouth and lips area
- Discoloration and pigmentation issues
- Sun spots, brown spots, and age-related spotting
- Rough, uneven skin tone and texture
Most patients will only need a single treatment session with multiple passes of the plasma over the skin to attain the desired result. Unlike many skin resurfacing treatments and more invasive procedures for tightening (such as a traditional facelift), Renuvion offers minimal downtime while limiting some of the risks with other methods.
Used Alone Or with Other Treatments
Renuvion can be used as a stand-alone treatment to treat skin laxity or it can be used as a skin resurfacing procedure. Dr. Schwartz often combines Renuvion to help complement the outcomes of certain procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, or facelift surgery. It provides exceptional results that continue to enhance the surgical outcomes over time for added skin tightening and surface improvements.
Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz is proud to offer this outstanding technology to patients who are seeking to reverse the signs of aging, enhance their natural beauty, or optimize the results following a surgical procedure. So excited about how this treatment has benefited his patients, he spends time during his consultations to explain exactly how this technology works and how it can be used for so many different purposes. If you would like to learn more about Renuvion and the state-of-the-art J-Plasma system, call our office today to schedule your appointment.