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
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.