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Shahin Javaheri, MD
Over 20 Years of Experience in Plastic Surgery

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

Renuvion with J Plasma Skin Resurfacing

 
For many years, facelifts were not just the best way to address sagging skin and other issues – in many cases, facelifts were the only option available.  Today, we are proud to be the first practice in San Francisco to offer Renuvion J Plasma Technology.  Dr Javaheri is known to bring the latest technology to achieve optimal results for his patients.  Renuvion J Plasma can do both skin tightening and skin resurfacing.  Skin tightening is used on parts of the face and neck as well as body such as:  arms, abdomen, back, thighs….anywhere there is excess skin to be tightened.

These procedures almost always yield stunning results. Many patients who are not quite ready for the traditional facelift surgical approach but want facial rejuvenation due to wrinkles and skin discoloration. J Plasma skin resurfacing is a great long lasting option and is more cost effective than a traditional facelift. Finally, facelifts do not change the skin’s basic makeup and do not address skin discoloration at all. These procedures just alter the appearance of your face.

Renuvion with J Plasma Skin Resurfacing uses a combination of helium gas and radiofrequency energy to create plasma. This plasma not only tightens skin, but it also removes discoloration. In many cases, the results last a lifetime.  Often times, depending on one’s age and skin condition, Renuvion can be combined with other facial surgeries and the outcome is BEAUTIFUL!

Am I A Good Candidate?

Time may or may not heal all wounds, but it definitely damages the skin. Injury, illness, and inflammation can all cause skin discoloration. So do things like solar radiation and differing melanin levels in the body.

Time and gravity also cause skin to sag, particularly in certain areas around the face and neck. If the patient has lost weight rapidly during middle age, the effect could be even more pronounced. This is because our skin is less elastic as we age.

Many people may have blotchy skin due to sun damage and saggy jowls due to age, yet they never considered cosmetic surgery until now. If you are dissatisfied with your appearance, we are more than happy to discuss your options with you. It’s also important to note that any cosmetic procedure is a personal choice and we are here to help guide you through the process.

Renuvion with J Plasma Skin Resurfacing is non-invasive and the best candidate is one with fair skin (Fitzpatrick 1-2). If you’d like to know if you are a candidate, contact our office for more information.

About the Treatment

Radiofrequency energy is basically the same energy which powers cell phones. So, in all but rare instances, RF energy is safe. Renuvion with J Plasma Skin Resurfacing uses mild RF energy that’s designed for topical use. The helium focuses the energy and transforms the radio waves into plasma.

The combination of gas and energy subtly alters molecules to tighten the skin. Perhaps more importantly, the energy gently removes the outer skin layer. The remaining skin looks younger and healthier, because it has never been exposed to our harsh environment. Moreover, this layer of skin is naturally tighter, since it is closer to the bone.

Finally, J Plasma resurfacing is a great option  for this outer layer part of the skin where discoloration is a problem. These issues are quite literally only skin deep. So, this same process also removes, as opposed to masks, skin discoloration.

The Procedure

During the in-office J Plasma skin resurfacing procedure, the doctor usually uses an advanced wand to delicately “paint” the treatment areas. The doctor typically uses a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Patients may only experience mild temporary discomfort during the procedure. The appointment usually lasts between one and two hours, depending on the treatment areas.

After the Procedure

Total recovery time is about two to three weeks for J Plasma skin resurfacing and much shorter time for skin tightening. For the first ten days, plan to stay indoors at home. During this period, most patients start seeing dramatic results. Because Renuvion with J Plasma Skin Resurfacing does not use a laser, there is absolutely no risk of pain, burn scars, or other unpleasant laser-related side effects.

The recovery period typically passes without complication. Just in case, our staff checks in with our patients periodically to see how they are doing.

Because the outer layer of skin is removed, just one Renuvion with J Plasma Skin Resurfacing may last for years, or even for a lifetime. We often recommend follow-up visits about a month following the treatment and every six months or year thereafter. Aside from normal hygiene, we recommend a good moisturizer and SPF to take care of your new skin. After all, it was theirs all along. We just brought it out for others to see.

To see if Renuvion with J Plasma Skin Resurfacing is right for you, contact double-Board Certified Dr. Shahin Javaheri for your initial appointment. You are welcome to visit our spacious San Francisco office, or you may choose a Skype or FaceTime consultation.

*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for Renuvion with J Plasma Skin Resurfacing. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF*

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” – D

    - D*

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P*

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

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  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR*

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” – DB

    - DB*

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” – LB

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  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

    - PB

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