How Long Does Skin Tightening Last?

When it comes to the youthful appearance of your skin, time is never on your side. In fact, the structural proteins collagen and elastin — which work to keep your skin looking smooth and taut during your prime — will start to slow production as early as your thirties and continue to diminish more each year. While you may try to maintain your younger-looking skin with good habits and rigorous skincare regimens, inevitably, lax, drooping tissues and wrinkles will replace your once flawless complexion.

Loose, sagging skin can affect anyone due to a number of factors, from weight fluctuations and pregnancies to simply getting older. But until recently, finding an effective minimally-invasive treatment for lax tissues on the face or body proved to be a challenge. While there are plenty of surgical cosmetic procedures designed to tighten and eliminate excess skin, such as a facelift or tummy tuck, they also involve general anesthesia, lengthy recovery periods and large incision lines that may never fully fade.

Fortunately, the ever-evolving field of anti-aging and skin rejuvenation has led to the advent of several nonsurgical treatments that work to not only reverse signs of aging like lax skin but continue to combat them long after your treatment is over. One such treatment is J-Plasma, a game-changing procedure that tightens and rejuvenates loose skin with no scarring and minimal downtime. Dr. Daniel Man has been at the forefront of this innovative technology and is one of the few board-certified plastic surgeons providing Boca Raton with this treatment. If you wish to achieve smoother, tighter skin without invasive surgery, J-Plasma offers some of the most dramatic, long-lasting results in skin tightening that continue to get better over time.

What is J-Plasma?

J-Plasma is a revolutionary new technology that lifts, tightens and smooths the skin from the inside out, instantly erasing the telltale signs of aging and restoring the skin’s support structure gradually. This cutting-edge new treatment combines cold helium gas with thermal radiofrequency (RF) energy to instantly contract sagging tissues, iron out wrinkles and repair discoloration and dull skin tone. By generating new collagen production in the skin, the improvements offered by J-Plasma continue to repair the skin’s internal structure over the following months, revitalizing your appearance for years to come.

If you are fed up with the look of mild to moderate loose skin on your face or body, J-Plasma is an excellent option for those who wish to address these concerns without visible scarring or downtime. Dr. Man often performs J-Plasma in conjunction with other procedures such as liposuction, but it may also be performed as a stand-alone treatment, to provide patients with incredible contouring and lasting skin-tightening results.

How Does J-Plasma Work?

When a precise amount of energy is added to a gas, the gas will become ionized and enter the fourth state of matter, otherwise known as plasma. Unlike the plasma found in the blood, this type of plasma refers to hot gas that is composed of electrically-charged particles. The ground-breaking technology of J-Plasma combines helium, which is a neutral gas that requires little energy to become ionized, with RF energy to generate plasma.

J-Plasma skin tightening uses a specially designed treatment wand to deliver a powerful tissue-contracting effect through the delivery of controlled cold helium plasma beams and RF energy. These dual energies work to not only tighten your skin instantly upon contact but also to boost the natural production of collagen in your tissues for a long-lasting rejuvenation of the skin. As a result, your treated skin will appear drastically firmer and smoother after your J-Plasma treatment and will continue to improve in tone and texture for several months after your appointment.

How Long Do Results Take to Develop?

J-Plasma skin tightening is performed under local anesthesia and typically takes an hour or less to complete depending on the size and number of your treatment areas. Dr. Man will insert the J-Plasma wand into a tiny pin-hole incision or an existing incision if another surgery such as liposuction was performed first. As the J-Plasma wand is moved bath and forth across the underside of your skin, the plasma energy instantly causes treated tissues to contract. Because results are visible in real time, Dr. Man can adjust the treatment accordingly to contour specific areas and achieve optimal results.

You can expect to see noticeably tighter, firmer and smoother skin as soon as your J-Plasma procedure is over. As minor side effects such as bruising and swelling subside over the following weeks, collagen will continue to rebuild and repair the tone and texture of your skin for months after your procedure to further enhance your final appearance. Most patients can return to work and resume normal activities after just a few days of downtime.

How Can I Prolong My J-Plasma Results?

The results you achieve from just one J-Plasma treatment will be relatively permanent, with improvements lasting several years or more depending on your age and the extent of your concerns. While nothing can stop the natural aging process, your skin will continue to uphold its firmer, more youthful appearance thanks to months of new collagen production. You can help to prolong your skin tightening results as long as possible by implementing healthy habits like quitting smoking, using daily sun protection and taking diligent care of your skin.

If you are interested in tightening up lax skin without going under the knife, J-Plasma is a one-of-a-kind nonsurgical treatment that can smooth, firm and contour loose tissues anywhere on the body with remarkably long-lasting results. To learn more about J-Plasma and what it can do for you, contact the office of Dr. Daniel Man, MD today to schedule your in-person consultation.