What is Renuvion?
Renuvion is a medical device that combines helium fluid 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 fluid 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.
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How long has Renuvion been in use by medical professionals?
This technology has been adopted in a wide variety of surgical applications due to its demonstrated ability to safely and effectively direct energy towards a targeted area while minimizing thermal spread to adjacent tissues. In recent years, cosmetic specialists including plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons and physicians have found new applications of Renuvion through its unique capacity to provide controlled heat to tissue. Many of these experts are calling it one of the most exciting advancements they’ve seen in the last 20 years.
How does Renuvion add value for patients?
Renuvion offers a long-awaited alternative to more invasive cosmetic surgical procedures. Ideal for patients who don’t want or are not candidates for excisional surgery, doctors use Renuvion to provide dramatic results with lower inherent risks and recovery time than more-invasive surgery.
What should patients expect during a Renuvion procedure?
During a Renuvion treatment, a thin wand is inserted at small entry points at the target area (similar to liposuction) and the energy is applied underneath the skin.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for This Treatment?
If you want to firm loose skin on your neck, face, or other locations without going through an invasive procedure, you will probably be an ideal candidate for this treatment. This skin tightening technique is designed to fix sagging skin that appears after pregnancy or weight loss. We can also use this method to improve sagging skin that develops as you get older.
That said, you will not be a good candidate for this treatment if you cannot receive local anesthesia. Further, if you have extremely loose skin, you might achieve better results by getting a tummy tuck or a facelift.
What Areas of My Body Can This Technique Improve?
This technique is able to firm the skin in a variety of locations on your body. For example, we can use our device to tighten the skin on your face, chest, arms, and neck. This technique can also be used to correct loose skin on your thighs, knees, and back.
When you have your first meeting at our office, we will look at the areas of loose, sagging skin that are bothering you. We will let you know if we can use this technique to tighten the skin in your desired locations.
How Long Will My Treatment Take?
It usually takes us about one hour to improve each of your target areas. As a result, your treatment will take longer if you are addressing sagging skin that appears on multiple areas of your body. For example, it will take us about two hours to tighten the skin on your thighs and arms.
Does This Treatment Have a Long Recovery Period?
You don’t have to spend any time in the hospital in order to benefit from this treatment. Since this is a minimally invasive technique, you’ll be able to leave our office after we finish improving your skin. Although your body may heal at a different rate than other people, it’s normal to return to your usual activities within a week after you received your treatment.
That said, you should expect your skin to feel somewhat tight for the next two to four hours. We will probably advise you to take over-the-counter medications to maintain your comfort during this time. You will also need to wear a compression garment for the next three days. You’ll be able to take this garment off when you are taking a shower.
When Will My Skin Improve?
The cold energy in our device will quickly contract the tissues in your target area. As a result, you should expect to see immediate improvements in your sagging skin.
This device will also help your body create additional amounts of collagen. This protein helps your skin remain firm and elastic. As your body produces higher amounts of this fibrous protein, the appearance of the skin in your treated areas will continue to improve. It’s normal to see positive changes in your skin over the next several months.
If you have any further questions, contact our offices today and schedule your appointment to talk with Dr. Jeneby about Renuvion. We can give you more details about how it works, what to expect, and what other patients have experienced.