Over time, it’s normal for the skin on your face, arms, and other parts of your body to become less elastic. At the Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio, Texas, we can address this problem with Renuvion by J-Plasma. This innovative technology will firm and rejuvenate your skin with plasma energy.
What Is Renuvion by J-Plasma?
Renuvion by J-Plasma is an innovative skin-tightening technique. You’ll receive this minimally invasive treatment at our office in San Antonio.
Beginning the Process
We will begin the process of improving your skin by providing you with lidocaine. This is a type of local anesthesia that will numb your body and allow you to feel comfortable during the next parts of your treatment. Depending on your individual circumstances, we may also sedate you during this process.
Using Plasma Energy
Once you are numb, we will make tiny channels in your skin. Next, we will put the Renuvion by J-Plasma device over or under your skin. The exact position of this device will depend on your unique needs. After the device is in position, it will send cold plasma energy into your skin. This energy will quickly tighten and firm your skin.
How Does This Treatment Firm My Skin?
Some skin-tightening treatments use heat to firm your skin. These treatments may cause you to experience burns or other problems. Renuvion by J-Plasma avoids these issues by using a very controlled type of energy to enhance your body.
This advanced skin tightening treatment uses cold plasma energy to improve the appearance of your skin. Cold plasma is a type of gas. Our device creates cold plasma by mixing helium and radiofrequency energy. Once the cold plasma reaches your body, it will cause your tissues to contract. As your tissues contract, your skin will tighten.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for This Plasma Treatment?
If you want to firm loose skin on your neck, face, or other locations without going through an invasive procedure, you will probably be an ideal candidate for this plasma treatment. This skin tightening technique is designed to fix sagging skin that appears after pregnancy or weight loss. We can also use this method to improve sagging skin that develops as you get older.
That said, you will not be a good candidate for this plasma treatment if you cannot receive local anesthesia. Further, if you have extremely loose skin, you might achieve better results by getting a tummy tuck or a facelift.
What Areas of My Body Can This Plasma Technique Improve?
This technique is able to firm the skin in a variety of locations on your body. For example, we can use our plasma device to tighten the skin on your face, chest, arms, and neck. This technique can also be used to correct loose skin on your thighs, knees, and back.
When you have your first meeting at our office, we will look at the areas of loose, sagging skin that are bothering you. We will let you know if we can use this plasma technique to tighten the skin in your desired locations.
How Long Will My Plasma Treatment Take?
It usually takes us about one hour to improve each of your target areas. As a result, your treatment will take longer if you are addressing sagging skin that appears on multiple areas of your body. For example, it will take us about two hours to tighten the skin on your thighs and arms.
Does This Plasma Treatment Have a Long Recovery Period?
You don’t have to spend any time in the hospital in order to benefit from this plasma treatment. Since this is a minimally invasive technique, you’ll be able to leave our office after we finish improving your skin. Although your body may heal at a different rate than other people, it’s normal to return to your usual activities within a week after you received your plasma treatment.
That said, you should expect your skin to feel somewhat tight for the next two to four hours. We will probably advise you to take over-the-counter medications to maintain your comfort during this time. You will also need to wear a compression garment for the next three days. You’ll be able to take this garment off when you are taking a shower.
When Will My Skin Improve?
The cold plasma energy in our device will quickly contract the tissues in your target area. As a result, you should expect to see immediate improvements in your sagging skin.
This device will also help your body create additional amounts of collagen. This protein helps your skin remain firm and elastic. As your body produces higher amounts of this fibrous protein, the appearance of the skin in your treated areas will continue to improve. It’s normal to see positive changes in your skin over the next several months.
Firm Your Skin
After you go through pregnancy or lose a large amount of weight, you might have loose skin on your stomach, thighs, and many other places on your body. Renuvion by J-Plasma uses plasma energy to firm your skin and enhance your look. At the Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas, we provide this plasma treatment and cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation to people living in San Antonio, Texas.