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One of the normal processes of aging is that the older you get, the less and less collagen is produced by the body as the decades pass, making skin lose elasticity and begin to sag. Women and men looking for a way to improve the tightness of their skin without undergoing an invasive procedure can turn to Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Jones for a solution.

Renuvion technology uses helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to heat the tissue beneath the skin, stimulating and contracting the tissue to tighten and firm the skin of the treated area, making Renuvion Skin Tightening an ideal choice for candidates seeking a cosmetic procedure with minimally invasive technology.

Our cosmetic surgical team at Raleigh Plastic Surgery is excited to offer Renuvion, formerly known as J-Plasma, helium plasma energy technology to clients looking for rejuvenated, tightened skin without the need for an invasive surgical procedure.

“I had the best experience!! The surgeon gave me exactly what I wanted and was very professional. Dr. Ortiz and the nurse Lauren are amazing and they helped with me throughout the entire process and always available to answer my questions. The whole team is wonderful and I am very happy with my results.”

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Definition of Renuvion Skin Tightening

Renuvion treatment is a minimally-invasive skin tightening procedure used to tighten skin on the face, neck, abdomen, arms, thighs, or any other place on the body where the effects of gravity and time have aged, sagged, or loosened the skin. With the Renuvion Skin Tightening procedure, your Raleigh plastic surgeon will help you achieve that youthful, firm, rejuvenated skin you have not seen in years.

What is Renuvion Technology?

Renuvion combines cold helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to stimulate tissue and achieve skin contraction beneath the surface of the skin. Helium plasma and RF energy are inserted beneath the skin’s surface using a slim, hand-held wand (much like a cannula used for liposuction) to provide the simultaneous and even application of controlled heat to the tissue.

How Does Renuvion Tighten Skin?

After local anesthesia is administered, your plastic surgeon inserts a slender wand into the small incisions of the treatment area. The controlled plasma energy is then applied directly beneath the surface of the skin, heating up to 85 degrees and immediately tightening the skin while stimulating tissue for the continued production of collagen. Within moments of the tissue being heated, the remaining helium gas jet cools the tissue, preventing the tissue from burning.

What is Renuvion J Plasma?

Prior to its current Renuvion moniker, Renuvion cosmetic technology was known as J-Plasma or J-Plasty. It remains the same technology under its new name.

What Concerns Does Renuvion Address?

Renuvion is used to firm the skin of the face or body to achieve the results of a tighter, younger-looking figure and face. It accomplishes this through a minimally-invasive approach where small incisions allow for the insertion of the slender wand that delivers the helium plasma and RF energy to heat and tighten tissue.

Where on the Body Can a Renuvion Procedure be Done?

Renuvion can be done on both the face and the body. Common location choices for a Renuvion Skin Tightening procedure are:

  • The lower face and neck
  • The upper face, such as the under-eyes, eyebrows, and forehead areas
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen

48 year old female who visited to discuss improving the look of her abdomen and flanks. Prior to her surgery date, she decided to add breast enhancement via fat grafting.

Procedures performed: Lipo and Renuvion to circumferential trunk; Fat grafting to bilateral breasts

Ideal Candidates for Renuvion Skin Tightening

Women and men who experience signs of mild skin sagging on the face or body, and want to achieve a look that tightens the skin make up most Renuvion patients. Individuals who prefer to undergo a non surgical procedure as an alternative to the traditional facelift or body lift procedure may opt for Renuvion instead.

Can Renuvion Skin Tightening Be Combined With Other Cosmetic Treatments?

The ideal candidate for Renuvion Skin Tightening are individuals in overall good health, are at a healthy weight, and who have mild to moderate areas of skin sagging that they want to improve. For people with more severe sagging and excessive skin, a Renuvion procedure can be used in combination with surgical excision procedures such as a facelift, neck lift, arm lift, thigh lift, body contouring after massive weight loss, or other procedures.

How is Renuvion Different from a Traditional Facelift and Bodylift?

Renuvion and traditional facelifts and body lifts share a goal: to increase the tightness of the skin and restore a youthful appearance. While each of these procedures is successful at reaching its goal, they do so in different ways.

Renuvion is a minimally invasive procedure that combines the use of small incisions and controlled energy to treat an area of the face or body. In contrast, a facelift and body lift use larger incision areas near the ear and hairline to lift and recontour the tissue underneath the skin, remove excess fat and extra skin, and then tightly pull the remaining skin to cover the newly formed contours. The treatment area(s) are then closed with sutures.

The results of each of these procedures are similar in treating wrinkles, and loose skin, and creating a smoother, dramatic change in the plump quality of youthfulness to the skin. However, the techniques, tools, and recovery timeline are vastly different.

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Benefits of Renuvion Skin Tightening

Renuvion Skin Tightening is a revolutionary cosmetic procedure that offers a wide range of benefits for individuals looking to enhance their appearance and regain youthful skin.

Tightens Loose Skin

Renuvion Skin Tightening stands out for its remarkable ability to tighten loose or sagging skin effectively. This procedure harnesses the power of advanced technology to rejuvenate your skin, restoring its firmness and vitality.

Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines

If you’re looking to turn back the clock and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, Renuvion Skin Tightening can be your secret weapon. This innovative treatment targets the signs of aging by encouraging your skin to produce more collagen and elastin. These essential proteins play a crucial role in maintaining skin elasticity and smoothness.

Minimally Invasive Procedure

Unlike traditional surgical procedures that require extensive incisions, Renuvion involves only small, strategically placed incisions. These tiny openings allow the specialized technology to be precisely applied to the targeted areas. As a result, scarring is minimal, and the downtime is significantly reduced compared to invasive surgical options.

Quick Recovery Time

When it comes to recovery, Renuvion Skin Tightening offers a relatively quick turnaround. Many patients find themselves able to resume their daily activities sooner than expected. While individual recovery experiences may vary, the minimally invasive nature of Renuvion contributes to a smoother and more comfortable post-procedure period.

Versatility in Treatment Areas

Whether you’re looking to enhance your facial features, tighten your neck and jowls, improve the appearance of your arms, or achieve a slimmer abdomen or thighs, Renuvion can address your specific concerns. Its adaptability allows you to target multiple areas in a single procedure, creating a harmonious overall effect.

Long-lasting Results

One of the most appealing aspects of Renuvion Skin Tightening is its long-lasting results. Following your treatment, you can expect to enjoy the benefits of smoother, firmer skin for an extended period. While individual results may vary, many patients experience significant improvements that endure over time.

Safe and FDA-Approved

Rest assured that Renuvion Skin Tightening is a safe and FDA-approved cosmetic procedure. Its credibility is supported by rigorous testing and regulatory approval, giving you confidence in its effectiveness and safety.

Boosts Self-Confidence

Beyond the physical benefits, Renuvion Skin Tightening can have a profound impact on your self-confidence. As you see your skin transform and the signs of aging diminish, you’ll likely experience a significant boost in self-esteem.

Cost-Effective Option

Renuvion Skin Tightening offers a cost-effective alternative to more invasive surgical procedures. While the cost may vary depending on the areas treated and the extent of the procedure, many patients find that the investment in Renuvion is well worth the remarkable results it delivers.

Consultation and Assessment for Renuvion Skin Tightening

The consultation and assessment process for Renuvion Skin Tightening is a crucial initial step on your journey to rejuvenated skin. During this comprehensive evaluation, you will have the opportunity to meet with a skilled cosmetic surgeon who will take the time to understand your unique goals and concerns.

Your surgeon will conduct a thorough examination of the areas you wish to treat, assessing factors such as skin laxity, wrinkles, and overall skin health. This personalized assessment allows them to tailor a treatment plan specifically to your needs, ensuring that you achieve the best possible results.

Surgical Technique is Used for a Renuvion Skin Tightening Procedure

Embarking on a journey to achieve tighter, firmer, and more youthful skin often begins with a Renuvion Skin Tightening cosmetic procedure. This innovative cosmetic treatment to reverse signs of the natural aging process combines the power of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to rejuvenate collagen production and transform the appearance of your skin.

Step 1: Local Anesthesia and Numbing

At the beginning of your Renuvion procedure, your surgeon will prepare the treatment area by inserting a long tumescent wand. This wand is used to administer local anesthesia, effectively numbing your skin and the surrounding tissue. If multiple areas are being treated simultaneously, the surgeon may draw lines on the treatment area to ensure symmetry.

Step 2: Helium Plasma and RF Energy Application

Once the treatment area is adequately numbed, the real magic of Renuvion begins. Using a slim wand, a combination of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy is precisely inserted into the tissue located directly beneath the skin. This controlled energy immediately starts contracting the soft tissue, working its transformative effects by rejuvenating, tightening, and shrinking loose or fatty tissue.

Step 3: Contouring with Thin Wand

During the procedure, your surgeon uses a thin wand similar to the one used in liposuction (cannula). This thin wand is inserted through tiny entry points in the targeted area. Using this specialized contouring wand, your surgeon applies heating and cooling energy beneath thin layers of skin. This process contracts the tissue and stimulates collagen growth in the area, further contributing to the tightening and rejuvenation of the skin.

Expected Results for Renuvion Skin Tightening

After completing your Renuvion treatment, you will see immediate signs of tightened skin. Since the tissue has been stimulated to produce collagen over time, the treatment area will continue to contract- resulting in further firming, smoothing, and rejuvenating of the skin.

Swelling will subside, showing more dramatic results within 4-6 weeks after the procedure, with full results being seen within 4-6 months after your Renuvion treatment.

Recovery Process Following Renuvion Skin Tightening

After your procedure, you can expect to feel mind discomfort and swelling up to a few weeks after your treatment. It may be recommended that you wear a compression garment for up to 72 hours after your Renuvion procedure. Patients should limit activities and remain home for the week after their treatment, returning back to work during their second week of recovery and back to normal activities after three weeks.

In order to get the most out of your Renuvion procedure, it’s recommended you do the following during your recovery period:

  • Stay hydrated.
  • Reduce salt intake.
  • Eat protein.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing.
  • Walk daily to keep your blood flowing.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activities like running, biking, lifting, and aerobic exercise.

How Much Does Renuvion Skin Tightening Cost at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery?

The price for Renuvion Skin Tightening can vary based on patient needs and the combination of other surgical procedures. During your initial consultation for Renuvion, Dr. Ortiz or Dr. Jones will discuss your individualized treatment plan, and we will present you with the costs of the procedure(s) and financing options.

Renuvion Skin Tightening FAQs

To prepare for your Renuvion Skin Tightening procedure, there is not much to be done; however, there are a few things you should avoid doing.

Avoid the following prior to your Renuvion appointment:

  • Blood thinning medication like Aspirin and Ibuprofen for a week prior.
  • Anti-aging or topical products for 3 days prior.
  • Alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior.

If you are having Renuvion with no other procedures combined, your Renuvion surgery can take anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes to complete. If you are undergoing another surgical body procedure or facial procedure, the surgery can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours depending on the specific combination of work being done.

The small incisions made during your Renuvion surgery may leave some slight scarring following the procedure. However, it is common for those small signs of scarring to fade and become undetectable within a few months after surgery.

As with any surgical procedure, there is always the risk of complications like bleeding, infection, changes to skin texture, or asymmetrical results. It’s important to find an experienced, reputable plastic surgeon who has experience working with Renuvion patients to discuss realistic expectations for results along with the potential for any side effects.

To ensure your Renuvion Skin Tightening procedure, an initial payment of 25% of the total cost is required to secure your appointment. The remaining balance must be paid in full at least two weeks before your scheduled appointment date.

It’s important to be aware that cosmetic procedures, such as Renuvion Skin Tightening, are usually not covered by insurance. However, we provide a cash discount and accept multiple payment methods, including Care Credit and all major credit cards, to make it convenient for you to achieve your desired results.

Schedule your Renuvion Skin Tightening Consultation

At North Raleigh Plastic Surgery, our surgeons have treated many patients with Renuvion to rejuvenate the skin by tightening and firming it to achieve a youthful appearance. Our office understands how visible signs of aging can affect your confidence and mental health. We also understand the need for minimally invasive surgical procedures to restore a glow you’ve been missing for years.

Contact us today by calling 919-532-2270 or filling out the contact form below to get started.

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