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10 J-Plasma Facts About This Skin-Tightening Wonder Procedure

When your outside appearance starts looking older than you feel, cosmetic surgery can help.

But which procedure is right for you?

If you have aging or loose skin, J-Plasma may be the procedure to request.

J-Plasma is a new technology that is taking the cosmetic surgery world by storm. Many patients choose it as an alternative to the facelift, yet they can also use it on other major areas around their body. The treatment leaves no scars and yet can give you dramatically improved effects.

Here are ten facts about this amazing innovative technology that is now available at Moein Surgical Arts. Ours is a highly rated surgical center now serving patients throughout the Los Angeles, Encino, and Glendale areas. You can also ask about our medical tourism program for out-of-towners when you call – (310)694-4486.

10 J-Plasma Facts

1- J-Plasma is a High-Tech Cosmetic Procedure

J-Plasma is an amazing procedure that uses plasma composed of radiofrequency energy (RF) and helium gas. The aim of the technique is to reverse the effects of skin aging by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discolorations.

Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki (Dr. Moein) is one of the first cosmetic surgeons specially trained in performing this skin tightening procedure.

2- J-Plasma is Marketed Under the Name Renuvion


J-Plasma goes by the name Renuvion. The maker of this technology, Apyx Medical Corporation, wanted to provide a technology that allowed for aesthetic improvements that started with skin resurfacing.

3- J-Plasma Rejuvenates and Youthifies the Face and Skin

Renuvion is marketed as an alternative to the traditional facelift and neck lift. Both of those cosmetic surgeries involve multiple incisions, potential scarring, and significant recovery periods.

Renuvion allows your cosmetic surgeon to produce dramatic results in a minimally invasive manner.

The surgeon places small incisions under the chin and behind the ears to hide any scarring.

Plasma energy gets delivered to the skin through the incisions. The beam eradicates excess fat tissue and tightens saggy skin at the treatment area. The high heat of the plasma beam trigger’s your body’s natural healing process. This stimulates your body’s production of new collagen, which rejuvenates the treatment site.

4- Instant and Dramatic Aesthetic Improvements

J-Plasma energy makes the skin tighter and gives the jawline a chiseled look. The neck, which tends to show your age, can look more youthful with tauter skin following a Renuvion treatment.

The treatment eliminates spots, wrinkles, and scars without leaving any scars of its own.

5- J-Plasma Comes with a Short Recovery

Recovery from Renuvion depends on you, as every person is different. Generally speaking, the recovery time you experience will depend on the size of the area under treatment.

The typical recovery time for Renuvion is two to three weeks.

During recovery, you can expect peeling or crusty skin at the treatment site. The area may be red, itchy, or swollen. These are normal effects of the Renuvion treatment. Underneath the older skin, you should notice smoother skin that possesses a youthful glow.

6- Few Side Effects and Low Chance of Complications

Few Side Effects of J Plasma

Renuvion marketing materials hail the technology as amazing with few side effects or potential complications. Outcomes of the procedure are favorable.

While Renuvion is not surgery, there may be side effects of this cosmetic procedure. For the sake of transparency, it is important that you understand the benefits and potential side effects before opting for any procedure, including Renuvion.

The side effects include mild discomfort during the procedure. The pain may last for hours afterward as the anesthesia wears off.

You might also experience side effects from local anesthesia, which include swelling, redness, and nausea.

7- Healing is Akin to Recovery from a SunBurn

The Renuvion J-Plasma beam treats the skin to a high-energy beam. Anesthesia will mask the discomfort as your skin is treated during the procedure, but you may still feel some tingling or pain. As the anesthesia wears off, you might feel as though you have a sunburn. These effects will subside. Most patients say their rejuvenated skin makes going through the mild discomfort well worth it.

8- J-Plasma Procedures Last 1 to 2 Hours

The J-Plasma beam is an ionized gas that can be used over the skin or subdermally.

The Renuvion device must be used with slow precision so that only the treatment site gets blasted with the plasma beam. The remaining tissue will be left alone.

As the device is passed over the skin’s surface (or inserted into the incisions to treat your skin subdermally), the skin becomes noticeably tighter. The surface skin will develop a mask that is wiped away by the surgeon. New, healthy skin will be revealed underneath.

You can expect to return home the same day following your Renuvion treatment with dramatically tighter and more youthful skin.

9- Most Body Areas Only Need a Single Treatment

The most common areas for Renuvion skin tightening are the abdomen, arms, flanks, back, inner thighs, neck, and face. Most body areas only require one treatment for a result that leaves you with a 30% increase in tightness.

10- Renuvion is Ideal for Loose and Problematic Skin

You would be a suitable candidate for Renuvion J-Plasma technology if you are healthy with good skin elasticity. Renuvion will stimulate your body’s natural collagen production, which will stimulate new skin growth at the treatment site. The site will also be free of fine lines and wrinkles, with more treatments sometimes needed for extreme cases.

Renuvion is so safe and minimally invasive that patients who have already had liposuction can even have the procedure. Some patients have Renuvion at the same time as liposuction while others choose to have Renuvion performed at the same time as a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The treatment is excellent for skin laxity around the abdominal area and compliments the slimming effects of a tummy tuck well.

Women with loose skin following pregnancy or significant weight loss can also be good candidates in cases where liposuction is insufficient and a tummy tuck is not desirable.

You would not be a viable candidate for this cosmetic treatment if you have fibrosis or otherwise have poor scar tissue formation in your medical history.

Is J-Plasma the Right Choice for You?

You have many choices when it comes to choosing cosmetic surgery for aesthetic enhancement.

But if you want a minimally invasive treatment that you can use on major body parts for dramatic skin tightening and rejuvenation without scars, Renuvion is the treatment for you.

Ask about Renuvion the next time you call Moein Surgical Arts. You can schedule a consultation with world-renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein by calling (310)694-4486. Call throughout Los Angeles, Encino, or Glendale, or ask about our medical tourism program.

Disclaimer: The FDA has not approved the use of Renuvion for cosmetic use. The FDA has approved Renuvion for coagulation of tissue only. The specific advanced use of this new technology for skin tightening still remains investigational. The off-label use of Renuvion is only suitable for specific groups of patients with minimal skin laxity. Many devices initially have a general use approval and, with time, the expanded indications are approved to popularize usage. If you are a suitable candidate for Renuvion, Dr. Moein will discuss this information with you to ensure your understanding and comprehension before opting for the Renuvion procedure.

Combination of J-Plasma + Lipo Lets You Drink from the Fountain of Youth

Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León led an expedition to Florida in 1513 in search of the Fountain of Youth. The legends said that this mythical spring give anyone who drank or bathed in its waters a youthful appearance.

While Ponce never found his coveted fountain, we can all relate to his mission. There is no one among us who wouldn’t love to halt the progression of aging. Loose and wrinkled skin on the face, abdomen, arms, and legs tend to show our true age. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all drink from the fountain of youth, thus restoring our skin’s luster to that of a much younger age?

While we do have facelifts, tummy tucks, arm lifts, and thigh lifts available to us, these cosmetic procedures tend to leave visible scars behind. Now, there is a new technology called Renuvion/J-Plasma that can lift and tighten the skin without the scars. When combined with liposuction, Renuvion can restore your skin’s youthful vigor, without a single scar left behind.

What is Renuvion and How Does it Fight Aging?

Renuvion/J-Plasma technology was initially developed as a cancer treatment. By passing cold helium gas through radiofrequency energy (AF), researchers discovered that a plasma is created. It was pretty good at removing cancerous lesions.

It wasn’t until later that researchers discovered another use for the J-Plasma energy. They found out that it’s also effective at reversing the signs of aging. Here’s how it works.

The passing of cold helium through the RF energy creates a heated beam of plasma energy. However, only a tiny bit of helium is actually converted to plasma. The rest of the helium passes over the treatment area, cooling it down. The heated energy improves skin tone and tightens the skin overall. Meanwhile, the excess helium protects surrounding tissues from experiencing collateral damage. What you end up with is a safe and incredibly precise treatment. This will reverses the aging process, with very little downtime.

Combining J-Plasma with Liposuction

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Liposuction has been a staple of cosmetic surgeon offices for over 30 years. The fat-eradicating procedure works so well when paired with J-Plasma that experts have given it a special name: The Scarless Lift.

The procedure involves tiny incisions along the treatment area. The incisions are so tiny and hidden within the normal folds of your body that they are nearly invisible once healed. Once the incisions are created, numbing medicine is inserted into the cuts, followed by a cannula, which is the tube used to extract excess fat during the liposuction procedure.

After the excess fat has been removed, and the cosmetic surgeon is satisfied with the contours that have been achieved, that’s when Renuvion/J-Plasma comes into play.

The surgeon will apply renuvion using a special hand-held device. Once activated, the high-intensity beam of J-Plasma goes to work on the treatment area. The skin becomes tighter. The wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed away. At the same time, collagen and elastin are produced, which revitalizes your skin from the inside out. And because the technology is so precise, only the treatment area becomes affected, without any damage to the surrounding tissues.

The above describes the procedure used by traditional liposuction. But what if you want to take your results to the next level? That’s when you should ask your cosmetic surgeon about VASER or High-Definition Lipo, which gives you etched contours that before only came about by working hard in the gym.

VASER + Renuvion = Anti-Aging Squared

VASER and Renuvion used in conjunction can magnify your anti-aging results. You know by now how Renuvion works. VASER Lipo is akin to traditional lipo, only it uses a different kind of technology. VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. The technology makes powerful use of ultrasound waves to break up and liquify fat cells. This makes them easier to extract with the liposuction cannula.

VASER allows your cosmetic surgeon to etch deeper lines in the muscles, giving you more definition. It allows your body’s musculature to show through by eradicating deep layers of fat, as well as the thinner layers of superficial fat.

If you want that toned or shredded look, and revitalized skin, VASER and Renuvion are the cosmetic procedures you’ll want to request.

How Much Does J-Plasma and Liposuction Cost?


Renuvion, Liposuction, and HD-Lipo are customizable procedures. One can use them virtually all over the body, including the face, neck, back, buttocks, abdomen, upper arms, and inner thighs. Therefore, what you might pay for the combination of procedures may be different than what someone else pays. It would be irresponsible to provide a flat rate for the procedures since there are so many variables to consider.

You can determine the exact fees you are likely to pay by scheduling a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts. The results of the procedures last for many years, as long as you are able to maintain a healthy weight.

Because Renuvion, Lipo, and HD-Lipo are minimally-invasive, there is no need for general anesthesia. The surgeon will only use local anesthesia, which limits any downtime. You’ll only need to take it easy for a few days. That is a small price to pay for long-lasting youthfulness.



For years, cosmetic and plastic surgeons have been searching for ways to tighten the skin without surgery. That technology has arrived. J-plasma tightens the skin without leaving visible scars behind. What’s more is that the surgeons can do the procedure virtually anywhere on the body, including those areas where age tends to reveal itself the most.

J-Plasma is also often used in cases of extreme weight loss, where skin tightening can help with lax skin.

It’s too bad Ponce de Leon didn’t live long enough to take advantage of J-Plasma and Liposuction, as he would have agreed that combining the two procedures is akin to taking a long, restorative drink from the mythical fountain of youth.

You can opt for Renuvion/J-Plasma and Liposuction to give you tighter, more youthful skin by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts. Located in Los Angeles, California, we are ready to serve you. Call (310)694-4486 today to learn more.

Disclaimer: The FDA has not approved the use of Renuvion for cosmetic use. The FDA has approved Renuvion for coagulation of tissue only. The specific advanced use of this new technology for skin tightening still remains investigational. The off label use of Renuvion is only suitable for specific groups of patients with minimal skin laxity. Many devices initially have a general use approval and, with time, the expanded indications are approved to popularize usage. If you are a suitable candidate for Renuvion, Dr. Moein will discuss this information with you to ensure your understanding and comprehension before opting for the Renuvion procedure.

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