1 Hour Patient Downtime
1-2 Weeks Treatment Series
1 Procedure Type
WHAT IS J-PLASMA RENUVION FOR FACE?
J-Plasma (Renuvion) is a device that delivers cold plasma energy to precise locations on the face and neck or body. This energy can promote skin tightening and cellular rejuvenation and encourages your skin to regrow new cells in a very controlled manner. J-Plasma can achieve in a single session what would require numerous treatments with aggressive fractional lasers or microneedling, with less downtime than traditional full resurfacing. Renuvion is often used for patients seeking an alternative to a facelift to tighten and smooth the skin in the face.
The J-Plasma Renuvion device is a truly remarkable way to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. After numbing the face, Dr. Boudreault will apply the plasma energy, creating an immediate contraction of tissue that continues to improve over time. Since the device is so gentle, it can be used on delicate areas of the face such as the eyelids without causing damage to the eyes below.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A J-PLASMA RENUVION PROCEDURE?
During the treatment, the area is numbed with topical and injectable numbing medicine. Dr. Boudreault then uses the J-Plasma wand to gently “paint” the face with cold energy in a gliding motion. This procedure does not require any time in the operating room. Although you can have the procedure done in the OR, Dr. Boudreault usually administers the treatment in the minor procedure room with local anesthetic or Pro-Nox (laughing gas). When patients opt for treatment in our office they are able to drive themselves to and from our facility.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME FOR J-PLASMA RENUVION?
The recovery time can be lengthy following J-Plasma Renuvion on the skin, but the results are dramatic. Patients will leave the office swollen with a slightly “crusty” appearance. In the week to follow, the skin will begin to flake off, leaving healthy and pink skin behind. Patients should expect swelling for one to three weeks, a slightly tender, sunburned sensation as well as redness for around six to eight weeks. Our office will provide each patient with a strict post-procedure skincare protocol to maximize comfort and results. Redness can easily be covered with makeup or Colorescience All Calm.
WHAT IS COLD PLASMA ENERGY?
Cold plasma is helium gas that is energized by radiofrequency (RF) and delivered through the J-Plasma Renuvion device. Because helium gas is very stable, it can be ionized at very low energy, ensuring flexible, precise and safe delivery. Cold plasma is cooler than laser energy, making it a much safer treatment than many lasers.