J-Plasma is a new device that seems likely to replace many older skin resurfacing and skin rejuvenation technologies, as it has numerous advantages.
The J-Plasma Technology
J-Plasma applies ionized helium gas to the surface of the skin, delivering energy to it without heat or light. An advantage of using plasma technology is its effects can be limited to very thin layers of the outermost skin without damaging lower ones.
As illustrated in the following video, the J-Plasma nozzle carefully controls the delivery of ionized gas. Thanks to this, when applied to the body, a very fine layer of targeted skin can be sloughed off.
How J-Plasma Works for Skin Rejuvenation
As has been well understood for some time, activating the body’s cellular repair mechanisms stimulates the body’s natural rejuvenation processes. The skin reinforces its network of collagen fibres, and generates a host of biochemical signals. This results in the skin becoming thicker, more elastic, and more youthful looking. Wrinkles are smoothed, and the skin takes on a fresher, more glowing appearance. Other beneficial effects can include the repair of sun-damaged skin, and the reduction of acne scarring (see before and after photo below).
Cosmetic dermatologists can draw on a wide variety of skin remodelling techniques. Examples include microneedling, radio-frequency and laser treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and gold thread rejuvenation. Most of these techniques require multiple sessions applied over a period of months, and often several months of treatments are required before any beneficial effects can be seen.
An advantage of the J-Plasma technology is that only a single session is required, and there is an immediate improvement of the skin. Furthermore, the skin continues to improve over a period of up to six months.
J-Plasma is also effective for skin tightening. The following before and after photo illustrates an example on the arms.