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J-Plasma technology is a revolutionary treatment for skin resurfacing. We are one of the first offices to offer this non-surgical technique that turns back the clock for Roseville and Greater Sacramento!
This treatment combines electrical energy and inert helium gas to resurface the skin. Compared to the previous CO2 laser treatment, there is less downtime and little to no discomfort.
With the J-Plasma technology, Dr. Almonte can eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, as well as other common signs of aging skin and sun damage to the face — without the lengthy recovery periods or multiple treatments requirements.
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J-Plasma Skin Resurfacing has No Equal in Treating Acne Scars, Upper Lip Lines and Deep Facial Wrinkles.
Living in Northern California, we are all-too-familiar with signs of aging and sun damage on the skin. Dr. Almonte and J-Plasma Skin Resurfacing allows you to restore your skin’s youthful appearance and texture, providing an immediately noticeable rejuvenation to your skin.
What are the benefits of J-Plasma Rejuvenation?
Is J-Plasma right for you?
At the Almonte Center, J-Plasma is performed safely and comfortably under local anesthesia. The procedure commonly takes about 30-45 minutes, while total actual time in the office is around 2 hours, accounting for anesthesia time and oral sedation.
Skin peeling and redness is common and expected for 7-14 days after your J-Plasma procedure. While redness is common for up to 6 weeks after the procedure, it can easily be covered with make-up after the initial 10 days.
Pain associated with J-Plasma treatments is usually very minimal and treated with an over-the-counter pain medication.
Most patient conditions only require a single J-Plasma treatment to restore skin to it’s natural, smooth, evenly-colored and tighter appearance. The results are immediate and dramatic, effecting the entire surface of the skin.
What is J-Plasma?
J-Plasma Facial Rejuvenation is the latest, exciting new innovation in facial cosmetic surgery. This game-changing, non-surgical procedure is now available in Northern California at The Almonte Center. Produced by Bovie Medical, it uses electrical-surgical technology combined with Helium gas to produce amazing results on facial skin. It literally allows the outer layer of facial skin to peel away, thus revealing a fresh, new layer of skin, which is tighter, clearer, and more youthful. What's more, it is all done without a single incision! The entire procedure is performed under local anesthesia making it as safe an operation as possible. It is ideal for individuals who want to rejuvenate their face without surgery, or those who may have had previous facial surgery, such as a facelift, and are now seeking to improve the fine lines and age spots on the skin surface.
How is the procedure done?
At the Almonte Center, we take great pride in providing safe and comfortable anesthesia during any procedure. For J-Plasma Facial Rejuvenation, an oral sedative is given, then the entire face is anesthetized with a local anesthetic. Once the face is fully numb, the J-Plasma stream is applied directly to the skin until the whole face is completed. The superficial layer of skin is then wiped off and a second pass of plasma is performed to contract the next skin layer. This results in an overall facial tightening that truly restores a youthful appearance. No incisions are made and only a single treatment can last years!
What is the recovery?
This is the most important question surrounding this procedure. Achieving incredible results requires deep treatment of the facial skin. As a result, facial skin will be red and typically peels and crusts for about one to two weeks, followed by the emergence of brand new skin during the second week. Although the pink color will remain for several weeks, by the end of week two the skin will look smooth and clear of blemishes. At this time, light makeup can be applied. Detailed instructions are provided at each follow up visit as individuals differ in the healing process.
What are potential complications?
As with any operation, Dr. Almonte takes a full history and physical exam to make sure you are an appropriate candidate for this procedure. In patients who have darker skin tones, caution is take to prevent hyperpigmentation after the treatment. This is done by sun avoidance prior to treatment, as well as the use of skin bleaching agents, such as hydroquinone. Post-operative pain is variable between patients and treated with oral medication. In some cases, redness may be prolonged and an anti-inflammatory medication such as a corticosteroid may be used.
Is J-Plasma better than surgery?
Aging skin is determined by blemishes, brown spots, fine lines, and large wrinkles. In many cases, a facelift or brow lift are needed to tighten loose, hanging, droopy skin. There is no way around that. However, those procedures do not take care of the skin surface itself, and that is why additional skin treatments, such as laser or chemical peels, are often needed to complete the rejuvenation process. What J-Plasma Facial Rejuvenation provides is a non-surgical alternative that truly combines both processes in one, for the right individual, of skin clearing and skin tightening. For many, that's enough to achieve a youthful appearance. For patients with very loose skin, heavy jowls and full necks, surgery may still be required to achieve ideal results. But that decision can be made with an open, honest discussion with Dr. Almonte at your consultation.
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