Alliance Cosmetic Center
Cosmetic Surgery located in Hainesport, NJ
If you’re ready to fight signs of aging like loose skin and wrinkles, but you don’t want surgery, a minimally invasive skin tightening procedure is a great option. Chike Obianwu, MD, at Alliance Cosmetic Center specializes in skin tightening using a revolutionary device called the J-Plasma®. Following just one treatment with the J-Plasma, your skin immediately tightens and then the changes triggered under your skin continue to maintain your fresh appearance. To learn more about skin tightening, call the office in Hainesport, New Jersey, or schedule an appointment online.
Skin Tightening Q & A
What causes loose skin?
Two key substances are essential for healthy, tight skin. Collagen makes up about 75% of the dermis, the layer just below the skin’s surface, where it’s responsible for strong, well-toned skin. Another protein in the dermis, elastin, keeps your skin resilient.
Over the years, unprotected exposure to sunlight damages collagen. As you get older, the cushioning layer of fat diminishes and your skin produces progressively less collagen and elastin. The result is loose, wrinkled skin.
How does the J-Plasma device tighten my skin?
Dr. Obianwu uses the J-Plasma because it’s one of the most advanced devices for tightening your skin. The J-Plasma converts helium gas into a stream of cold plasma that’s very tightly focused and targets specific structures.
The helium plasma comes into direct contact with structures under your skin and serves as a guide that directs the radiofrequency (RF) energy emitted from the device, precisely focusing it on the same structures.
Working together, the plasma and RF energy immediately tighten your skin by making the existing proteins contract. Then they produce long-lasting results as the RF energy boosts collagen and elastin production.
As old layers of skin are shed at the surface, they’re gradually replaced with skin that’s rich in collagen and elastin. As a result, your skin stays tighter and stronger.
Will I see improvements beyond skin tightening?
In addition to tightening your skin, the J-Plasma restores a more youthful appearance by:
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles, including forehead lines and crow’s feet
- Eliminating irregular pigmentation, such as age spots, freckles, and melasma
- Tightening your jawline and cheeks
- Correcting lines around your mouth caused by smoking
- Diminishing the appearance of scarring
Treatment with J-Plasma is gentle enough for your face and effective for all parts of your body. Dr. Obianwu can provide total body skin tightening alone or together with other procedures, such as liposuction.
What should I expect after my skin tightening procedure?
A J-Plasma procedure typically takes about 45 minutes, but it depends on the areas being treated. Your downtime is minimal, but you should plan to take several days off before returning to your normal activities. You’ll have some swelling and bruising, so you’ll need time to heal.
In addition to noticing an immediate tightening effect, the treated skin continues to produce collagen and elastin, so you’ll see ongoing improvement for many months. Most patients only need one treatment with J-Plasma to achieve the results they desire.
When you’re ready to tighten your skin without surgery, call Alliance Cosmetic Center or book an appointment online.