Renuvion, also known as J-Plasma, is a medical aesthetic technology for those who want younger, tighter and healthier looking skin, without going under the knife. This in-office procedure is truly game-changing for a non-surgical facelift. With Renuvion/J-Plasma, Dr. Karampahtsis can dramatically improve wrinkles, lines and irregular pigmentation that traditional facelifts cannot do. It will tighten and smooth the skin under the eyes and neck as well. J-Plasma/Renuvion uses a gas plasma technology far superior to lasers. By using an advanced energy device, combining the unique properties of cold helium plasma along with RF energy, it results in greater control of tissue effect, enabling a high level of precision, eliminating unintended tissue trauma and producing unremarkable results.
The entire Renuvion procedure is performed under an oral sedative making it very safe. Then, the entire face is anesthetized. No incisions are made and once the face is fully numb, the J-Plasma stream is applied directly to the skin until the whole face is treated. The superficial layer of skin is then wiped gently off and a second pass of plasma energy is performed to contract the next skin layer. This results in an overall facial tightening that truly restores a youthful appearance and a single treatment can last years! It is ideal for individuals who want to rejuvenate their face without surgery or those that may have had a previous facelift and are now seeking to improve fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and may need further tightening.
The recovery process of the Renuvion/J-Plasma procedure takes just a couple of weeks. Facial skin will be pink and typically peels for about one week, followed by the emergence of brand new skin during the second week. By the end of two weeks, the skin remains pink but looks smooth and tight. At this time, light makeup powder can be applied. Detailed instructions are given prior to the procedure. No pain is experienced during the two weeks healing time and no pain pills are necessary.
Renuvion/J-Plasma can be done anywhere on the body that there is loose skin. It is most commonly performed on the face and neck but abdomen, flanks, upper arms, back skin bulge, and under the bra, are other common areas. Men are also seeing great benefits in the chest and “love handle” area.
For more information on the Renuvion/J-Plasma face and body tightening procedure, Dr. Karampahtsis offers free consultations. We want to make sure all of your questions are answered.