Previously known as J-Plasma, Renuvion is an innovative and minimally-invasive means to achieve tighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin in the neck and body.
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Renuvion is a procedure that gently contracts the tissue beneath your skin in precisely selected areas to tighten and rejuvenate.
Renuvion delivers a stream of helium plasma and radiofrequency(RF) energy to either to the surface of your skin or underneath it. The combination of high-energy heat and cold plasma causes skin to tighten and helps to stimulate collagen production.
Renuvion’s technology is very versatile and can be used to treat nearly any area of your body. Common problem areas addressed by Renuvion include:
Renuvion tightens loose skin with minimal invasiveness and without extended downtime. Results are long-lasting and effects develop over time. The breakthrough advantage is that the combination of two energies—one used to heat and the other to cool—allows Renuvion to safely heat tissues to higher temperatures than other RF devices without the risk of burning or tissue damage. As a result, Renuvion can treat sagging skin in a single session with less downtime and with less discomfort than more invasive methods.
You should be in good health and within about ten pounds of your ideal weight. Non-smokers are preferred. Before any procedure our Illuminate team will answer your questions and make sure you have realistic goals and expectations. If you have advanced sagging skin on your face or abdomen, a surgical facelift or tummy tuck may be a better option for you.
This is the most important decision you will make toward optimizing the results and safety of your Renuvion treatment. At Illuminate we listen and care about delivering outcomes that align with your aesthetic goals. Drs. Boudreault and Leader at Illuminate Plastic Surgery have the expertise to deliver superior results and to help you feel confident, supported, and appreciated.
Renuvion is classified as a minimally invasive treatment however general anesthesia or local anesthesia is still required., Depending on the location of your targeted body areas and the extent of your procedure, your doctor will discuss these options during your consultation. The procedure begins with one or more tiny incisions to allow the Renuvion probe device to be inserted just beneath the surface of the skin on your treatment areas.
The probe uses RF energy to heat your tissue for contraction while the cold helium plasma prevents tissue damage. You’ll be able to return home soon after your procedure is completed and when you have recovered from your anesthesia. Be sure you have arranged for someone to drive you home.
While you will be able to move around, you’ll need to take it easy for a few days. Your doctor may recommend that you wear a compression garment on your treated areas for a while. Most Renuvion patients feel comfortable returning to their normal activities after a week.
You’ll notice a firmer skin texture in just a few days. This tightening will continue over several months as your body produces new collagen beneath your skin. With good skincare including sunscreen and a healthy lifestyle, your results can often last for five years or more.
Invasive surgery is no longer the only option for skin tightening. Renuvion is very safe and highly effective. Call us for a consultation with Dr. Boudreault or Dr. Leader. We’ll do a thorough assessment and help you to decide if Renuvion is right for you. We believe beauty should be a source of confidence, not anxiety. That’s why we will always listen to your concerns and make you happy with the results.
Local or general anesthesia will help you to feel little to no discomfort during your treatment. You’ll have some mild soreness and swelling for a few days post-procedure
All procedures carry some risks, in this case, risks include but are not limited to:
Recently, the FDA issued a warning letter regarding the use of Renuvion for skin tightening and the potential for serious or life-threatening adverse effects. During your consultation, we will discuss these risks and assess your health and medical history to help you feel confident and ensure the safest possible treatment.
Yes. Renuvion is often combined with Botox, CoolSculpting, and/or skin resurfacing methods
Since Renuvion is a cosmetic procedure, your insurance will not cover any costs. Discuss costs thoroughly with your doctor prior to your treatment.
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