The J-PlaZty® procedure is nothing like the traditional facelift. The J-Plasma is the first of its kind, non-laser device that assists with rejuvenating the face without having to undergo a traditional facelift. The results are astonishing with patients looking up to 10 years younger, for only a fraction of the cost, risk, and downtime of a full facelift. The J-PlaZty face lifting procedure is performed using VASER® ultrasound energy, J-Plasma® helium energy, and a proprietary technique to tighten the soft tissues below the skin, which dramatically rejuvenates the upper and lower face.
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 (only 5 millimeters in size) are needed. The entire procedure is done with local anesthetic and IV sedation and usually takes about an hour. Best yet, unlike a traditional facelift, the initial recovery can be as short as three days.
If you want the best of both worlds, it is possible to get a staged procedure in which you undergo the dermal ablation procedure first and then J-PlaZty after the resurfacing of your skin has healed. This combination will significantly improve skin tone, texture, and color on the surface in addition to significantly tightening your skin.
Dr. Wallace will make 3 – 5 very small incisions. With IV Sedation and a local anesthetic used to numb the area, VASER is then introduced through the small incisions. VASER uses ultrasound energy and causes the fat tissue and skin to be released. Excess fat can be easily removed if needed and the skin is then ready for treatment with the plasma energy. Dr. Wallace will thread an invisible stitch/suture into the SMAS layer (the strong connective tissue that envelops the face and connects to the platysma muscle in the neck). The SMAS and other facial tissues are what causes the sagging as we age, so that’s why we want to lift it. The invisible stitch will eventually dissolve, but the scar tissue left behind will keep the "lift" in place. Finally, using the same incisions, Dr. Wallace will introduce J-Plasma under the skin to create instant skin tightening of the treated area and to encourage cellular rejuvenation. This means, unlike a traditional facelift, no skin needs to be removed. J-Plasma will tighten the skin so significantly that it won’t need to be excised away, hence no excision scars.
"Dr. Wallace and his staff made me feel comfortable as soon as I walked into his office. The girl behind the counter was very friendly and professional. My wait time was less than 15 minutes before I saw the doctor. When he came in, he listened to my concerns about my body and was very informative with his feedback. He even came up with ideas about what would work best for me. He spent plenty of time with me answering my questions and made me feel very comfortable in addressing my concerns. He gave me his ideas and did not pressure me about getting my procedure done with them. They even told me to take my time with making a decision. That is very rare! Normally a surgeon sends his scheduler in to make a hard sell and tries to get you to schedule your surgery right away. Not here. They said when I was ready to make my decision to call them back and they will help me with anything I need I highly recommend Dr Wallace and his staff for all your cosmetic surgery needs."- L.N. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2017
"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
"Dr. Wallace and his staff made me feel comfortable as soon as I walked into his office. The girl behind the counter was very friendly and professional. My wait time was less than 15 minutes before I saw the doctor. When he came in, he listened to my concerns about my body and was very informative with his feedback. He even came up with ideas about what would work best for me. He spent plenty of time with me answering my questions and made me feel very comfortable in addressing my concerns."- L. / Healthgrades / Aug 07, 2017
"Love Dr Wallace and his staff. He does great work and it is always an enjoyable visit. I would not go anywhere !!"- D.R. / Facebook / Jul 18, 2017
"Caring - As a paraplegic I have worked with many doctors and Dr. Wallace is one of the finest most caring doctors I have had the privilege of working with."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jul 10, 2017
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 3 – 7 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Home
What’s the Downtime?
With the J-PlaZty procedure, there are usually only 5 very small incisions and only IV sedation is needed. Therefore, the healing time is much shorter than other typical facelifts and you can expect to engage in normal activities within a few days. The J-PlaZty procedure which will dramatically tighten the skin usually requires only 3 – 7 days of downtime. It is generally safer as well since general anesthesia (being put completely to sleep) is not required. The results may not be as dramatic as the dermal ablation procedures (i.e. this will not correct age spots) but if you are worried about the healing time, this procedure might be better for you. Talk to Dr. Wallace to decide.
Does it Work ?
J-Plasma, when used underneath the skin or on top of the skin, does what other lasers don’t; it significantly tightens wrinkled skin, fine lines, and sagging skin. It’s even safe enough to use under and above the eyes.
Does it Hurt ?
It absolutely works! Using this unique stitch approach in conjunction with the J-Plasma device, patients receive dramatic skin tightening without the large incision scars.
How Much does it cost ?
J-Plasma gives you an advantage when it comes to the overall cost of the procedure. Because this procedure can typically be performed in the office or outpatient surgery center, the cost is considerably lower than alternative or traditional procedures. Dr. Wallace offers no-cost consultations.
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