As we age, wrinkling and sagging of the skin occurs over most of our body. In some areas, this sagging can be particularly unsightly, reducing a person’s confidence and self-esteem. For example, many women report saggy and/or wrinkly skin under their upper arms (in the triceps area) no matter how much they build muscle tone. Tightening of the arm skin has long been an issue requiring long, prominent scars from having skin excised during a procedure called brachioplasty. Many patients were not willing to trade the unsightly scars to get rid of the flabby skin. Now, using Plasma technology, we can perform a procedure called BrachioPlasma™ use small incisions to tighten the skin of in this area without long, ugly incisions and associated scarring.
BrachioPlasma™ is performed using VASER® ultrasound energy and J-Plasma® helium energy to tighten the soft tissues below the skin. Unlike traditional lasers, J-Plasma energy can be administered under the skin (subcutaneously) because it uses energized helium to create a plasma energy field (75% less of the thermal load of a CO2 laser). When introduced under the skin, it causes immediate and often dramatic skin tightening. There is no significant scarring because only 3-5 very small incisions (~5 millimeters in size) are needed. The entire procedure is done with local anesthetic and IV sedation and usually takes less than an hour and the recovery can be as short as three-five days.
"Dr Wallace is wonderful. He explains everything and then makes it happen. No surgery is a fun process, but having a doctor who pays attention to your needs makes it a lot easier. When was the last time you had your doctor’s private cell phone number? I am soooo happy with my smaller chest . I should have done it years ago! Thanks Doc!"- E.S. / Facebook / Jan 24, 2018
"Dr. Wallace is one of the most caring and talented doctors I have ever met. And as a paraplegic I have worked with quite a few."- S. / Healthgrades / Jul 10, 2017
"Fantastic Experience - Excellent Care! Dr Wallace was very skilled and exceeded my expectations. The staff was also a pleasure and treated me with care and kindness. Dr Wallace performed my explant surgery (implant removal) and total capsulectomy."- D. / RealSelf / Jan 13, 2018
"I love Dr. Wallace - Dr. Wallace is the best. He takes time with his patients and treats them as if they were his family. He explains everything about your procedure and what to expect. He answers all your questions. I highly recommend Dr. Wallace to anyone who is looking to be a better you."- J.4. / RealSelf / Jan 04, 2018
"Excellent Doctor! - Excellent! Dr Wallace is a very kind, gentle doctor. I wait until I visit my daughter in Florida to get anything done, I don’t trust anyone else to do my injectables. I had Kybella and Voluma done and it still looks good and I’m very pleased with the results. He has taken years off my appearance without looking like I have had anything done! I would highly recommend him to anyone!"- D. / RealSelf / Oct 24, 2017
What’s the Downtime?
The downtime associated with PlasmaTight™ can vary depending on how large of an area is done however, most patients need only between 3-5 days. A post-surgical garment will be worn following surgery as well but that should limit your activity.
Does It Work ?
Yes! Unlike some other devices that only provide minimal improvements, PlasmaTight™ results in immediate skin tightening with additional tightening lasting from 2-4 weeks. Our patients are amazed by the results! Dr. Wallace sees results similar to traditional surgical techniques that would leave much larger scars. That’s what makes J-Plasma so great.
How Much Does It Cost?
Because this procedure is usually performed using local numbing and IV sedation, the cost is considerably lower than alternative or traditional procedures and Dr. Wallace offers no-cost consultations. Ultimately, the cost will depend on the size of the area being treated.
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- Average Cost
- $2,000 - $5,000
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