What is Renuvion?
Renuvion is a medical device that combines helium plasma and a proprietary radiofrequency (RF) energy. Doctors use Renuvion in a variety of procedures to stimulate tissue contraction by carefully heating connective tissues directly beneath the skin.
How does Renuvion work?
Renuvion delivers even, controlled energy with exceptional precision. Helium plasma and RF energy are emitted simultaneously through a slender hand-held wand to provide an even application just below the skin’s surface. This technique provides a dramatic yet gentle effect on tissue. The treatment results in a contraction of the soft tissue that doctors often report is noticeable immediately after the procedure. The results will continue to improve over the next 6-9 months as the body goes through the healing process.
How does Renuvion improve the final result?
Renuvion offers a long-awaited alternative to more invasive cosmetic surgical procedures. It is ideal for patients who don’t want larger operations or who are not candidates for excisional (removing skin) surgery. Doctors use Renuvion skin tightening to provide dramatic results with lower inherent risks and reduced recovery time.
What should patients expect during a Renuvion procedure?
The first step of a Renuvion skin tightening procedure is to fill the tissues with local anesthetic and saline. Next, the area is liposuctioned. Finally, a thin wand is inserted in the same areas as the liposuction. The helium plasma energy is then released beneath the skin to create contraction.
The anesthesia required is at the discretion of the practitioner. Your doctor may perform the procedure with a local anesthetic in the office while you are awake, or he or she may opt for you to be asleep at a surgery center.
If you have any further questions, please call/email to schedule a consultation. We can give you more details about how it works, what to expect, and what other patients have experienced.
What is the downtime associated with a Renuvion procedure?
Like many liposuction procedures, the downtime is approximately 24-72 hours. There will be soreness in the treated areas for a week or more. Most patients find that they can return to work in1 to 3 days. Patients will wear a binder or compression garment for 5 days around the clock, then 12 hours on and12 hours off.