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J-Plasty Stockton, Neck Tightening Treatment


What is a J-Plasty?

The J-Plasty is a minimally invasive procedure that uses cold plasma energy under the skin to lift, tighten and rejuvenate the lower face, neck, arms and trunk. It avoids the scars and potential complications of a facelift and produces natural appearing results with little downtime.

Who is a candidate?

The J-Plasty can be performed on any age group and on any part of the body where loose or crepey skin is a problem. On the face and neck the best candidates are those with mild to moderate sagging of the lower face, jawline, jowls and neck. For those with more pronounced sagging, a MACS-lift or full facelift is recommended. The best candidates for a J-Plasty are those that want good improvement without the down time, scars, cost and complication risks of traditional surgery.

What is cold plasma?

Helium gas is excited (ionized) by radiofrequency energy and delivered through the J-Plasma handpiece. Helium is very stable and only a small percentage of the cold gas is ionized at a very low energy. This plasma is cooler than laser energy resulting in a safer procedure with less tissue damage and a quicker recovery. There is no other device available that produces anything even close to the tissue tightening and firming of the J-Plasma, and I’ve tried most and seen them all.

Before the procedure

Prior to the procedure, we recommend that you stop using any products containing aspirin or other over-the-counter pain medicines, except Tylenol. Also discontinue garlic consumption, vitamin E, ginseng, and green tea as all of these products can increase the risk of bruising.

The J-Plasty Procedure

The J-Plasty is performed in the office under local anesthesia. The face J-Plasty begins with 3 tiny openings under the chin and behind each ear. Invisible, long lasting absorbable sutures are placed under the skin to produce a natural long-lasting lift of the neck and lower and mid face. Then the J-Plasma applicator is inserted under the skin and cold plasma energy instantly tightens and rejuvenates the skin. The improvement is visible immediately and continues to progress as healing occurs.

Post Treatment

It is normal for your skin to feel a bit tight and sore after the procedure. Usually Tylenol can control the mild discomfort. You will wear a facial compression garment for 72 hours. Mild swelling and bruising can last one to two weeks but most people can return to their normal activities three to five days after the procedure.

What is J-plasty? Ask Dr. Gerald Bock

What is J-plasty? Ask Dr. Gerald Bock
J-Plasty is a procedure used for skin tightening. J-Plasty is used on the face, lower face, neck, body and for tightening the arms. To learn more about the Skin tightening procedure, call Dr. Gerald Bock today.

What is J-Plasty procedure?
J-Plasty is a new procedure that is used for tightening the skin. It can be used in various areas such as the face, lower face, neck, body, and is used for tightening the arms.

How is the procedure done?

It uses something that is called the J-Plasma which is a relatively cold plasma.

It is an ionized helium and the little wand that applies this plasma is put between the skin and the fat, and it tightens the skin visibly.

It is a minimally invasive type of skin tightening procedure that works better than anything else that has been available previously.

Who is a good candidate for this?
Anyone who have loose or crepey skin and who is interested in improving it. It can be used on all skin types and skin colors.

Is J-Plasty a safe procedure?
It is a very safe procedure and has quite a high rate of patient satisfaction.
We do a lot of this for tightening the skin of the neck and for people who don’t want surgery or a facelift this is the ideal procedure for tightening the neck skin.

Call and schedule an appointment at California Skin & Laser Center and get your J-Plasty procedure done today.

Dr. Gerald Bock - California Skin & Laser Center

Dr. Gerald N. Bock
Dr. Gerald Bock is a board-certified general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatologist serving patients in the following California, United States communities: Lodi, CA; Stockton, CA; and Elk Grove, CA. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology and is a pioneer of cosmetic surgery in the Central Valley. Dr. Bock’s goal is to provide services that enhance an individual’s beauty without making them look like they have had anything done. He is committed to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals with innovative treatments that deliver ageless results.