Non-surgical Facelift with J-Plasma
An update from our J-Plasma Makeover
Several weeks ago, we treated our first J-Plasma patient. J-Plasma is an incredibly innovative new technology that uses cold plasma to totally resurface and tighten skin. It is not an exaggeration to say that J-Plasma is our miracle treatment.
J-Plasma is new to the world of aesthetic medicine and offers something that lasers or other skin tightening treatments cannot offer — both total facial rejuvenation and contraction of the skin. Dr. Janowski likes to say it is like “shrink wrapping” the face. The cold-plasma penetrates the skin exactly 4 microns deep, which is enough to remove years of sun damage and pigment issues. Treated skin is literally wiped away, removing a lifetime of damage instantly.
Dr. Janowski then does a “second pass” with the plasma, and you can see an instant and immediate skin contraction. Studies have show that the skin can contract up to 4 cm. Your newer, healthier, revitalized skin then forms a protective, healing layer. This layer helps your new “baby” skin to heal.
You will have some down time as skin heals and the protective layer flakes away. During this time it is critically important that you take good care of yourself and take time to rest. But as our patients have attested to, when planned appropriately, the down time can be like a personal retreat, and as Dr. J says, “Give us 15 days and we will give you back 15 years!”.
Some plastic surgery colleagues in our field are leaving facelift surgery behind in favor of J-Plasma. J-Plasma not only tightens skin, like a facelift, but also removes pigment and sun damage, leaving skin healthy and fresh – something a facelift cannot do. Additionally, J-Plasma allows for remarkable skin contraction, making the face appear fuller and less gaunt – something a facelift also cannot do. J-Plasma also gives your eyelids significant tightening – comparable to eyelid surgery/blepharoplasty.
Our patient, Karyn, shared her experience with us. On the day of the procedure she came in (a little nervous, which is understandable). She was fully numbed by Dr. Janowski, so she felt very little pain, and was awake during the procedure.
Post-procedure, she was swollen and spent the next 24 hours resting. She felt no pain in her recovery, but her skin was peeling, and she had swelling. She looked a little scary, and spent her time at home organizing, resting, and rejuvenating. After about 14 days, the peeling had subsided, and she was able to go out comfortably with make-up on. She will have a pink tone to her skin for a few months as her newly rejuvenated “baby” skin continues to heal. But the pink is easily covered with makeup. The good news? Her results and skin contraction will continue to improve out to about 6 months.
Hear a little bit more from Karyn
For years I have been self conscious of my wrinkles but never would have considered an invasive procedure of any manner. I resolved to the fact that this was who I was. When Dr. Janowski first approached me on the JPlasma resurfacing and explained the procedure I did my homework. This information plus knowing Dr. Janowski as a person I put all my confidence in his skills. I couldn’t be happier and am so thrilled with the results. I feel like a new woman and walk with pride instead of thinking everyone is staring at my wrinkles. I cannot stop tearing up with joy every time I look at pictures showing the difference. I feel as though my life has been transformed!! It is also a pleasure going into the office at Sonata. Everyone is so pleasant and treat everyone like royalty. You feel as though you are their only client when you are there. I feel honored to recommend Sonata!!
I get tears in my eyes every time I look at pictures showing the difference in my skin. For years I have been self conscious of my wrinkles but never would have considered an invasive procedure of any manner. I resolved to the fact that this was who I was. When Dr. Janowski first approached me on the JPlasma facial resurfacing and explained the procedure, I did my homework. This information, plus, knowing Dr. Janowski as a person I put all my confidence in his skills. I couldn’t be happier and am so thrilled with the result. I feel like a new woman and walk with pride instead of thinking everyone is staring at my wrinkles. The down time was not an issue – I went into it as a vacation.
I am here to tell you – you do not experience any pain with this procedure. Dr. Janowski is so is thorough about explaining the procedure and what to expect. He eliminates any fear you may have before and during the procedure. I could not be happier with the results! It’s a bit embarrassing as every time I return to the office and look at the updates on the pictures, I choke up and start to cry with joy!! I highly recommend considering this to anyone wanting a new lease on life.
We are including a photo of Karyn before and after 5 weeks. Results will continue to improve. Before, she had deep vertical facial wrinkles that could not be filled with filler or easily softened with a laser. A facelift may have smoothed some portion of her wrinkles, but would have left her with the same thick, heavy, damaged skin. For Karyn, J-Plasma was the right solution.
We are thrilled to continue following her journey and sharing tidbits about her recovery.