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What is Renuvion?
Renuvion is an innovative, minimally invasive plasma energy procedure that lifts and tightens skin almost anywhere on the face and body. This treatment is extremely effective due to its precision and control. The Renuvion system can tone skin laxity on areas such as the abdomen, neck, face, arms, thighs, breasts, and back.
Plasma energy is the most abundant type of visible energy in the universe. Plasma energy is seen in nature as lightening. This energy is safely administered in a controlled setting through the Renuvion handpiece. It can deliver tighter, firmer skin with immediate results.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Individuals who have started to notice the skin becoming saggy and less elastic may be candidates for the Renuvion plasma treatment. Candidates should also be in good general health and nonsmokers to safely undergo this procedure. This is a great alternative for patients who want to avoid complex surgeries like a facelift. A consultation with Dr. Howland will best determine if this treatment will benefit you.
What to Expect
The Renuvion procedure is minimally invasive, only requiring some local anesthesia. Tiny incisions are created near the treatment area where Dr. Howland will carefully place the Renuvion plasma device. The cold plasma energy will be delivered beneath the skin where it tightens tissues to create tighter, firmer skin. Patients will notice a change immediately with improved results over the next few weeks. Renuvion treatments work gradually, meaning a series of treatments is often required to get the best results.
After the nonsurgical Renuvion treatment, patients will notice some immediate improvement, however, results will continue to improve over the next 2-6 months. Some patients may experience minor discomfort after their treatment, but this can be controlled with pain medication. There is very little downtime. Most patients return to their normal activities after just one day post-treatment. Dr. Howland will provide detailed instructions that can ensure optimal results.
Renuvion and Liposuction
For patients who want a body contouring procedure to remove fat but have loose skin, Renuvion and liposuction is a great option. This combines the best qualities of liposuction and Renuvion plasma treatment. Liposuction removes fat from anywhere on the body but cannot tighten skin. By pairing it with Renuvion, patients can get tight, firm skin to suit their new contours. For enhanced results, talk to Dr. Howland about combining Renuvion and liposuction.
If you are interested in getting smooth, firm, tight skin without surgery then the Renuvion treatment might be right for you. Contact our Salt Lake City Office today to schedule your consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to recover from Renuvion?
Complete recovery will take about 1-3 weeks but you should be able to resume normal activities after a few days,
How is Renuvion performed?
Your provider will make a tiny incision and place the device just beneath the outer layer of the skin. This device releases pro helium gas and RF (radiofrequency) to create a stream of plasma energy that tightens the skin.
How long does it take for Renuvion to work?
You will begin to see results after a few days and complete results will develop after 6-9 months once collagen has had time to develop.
Does Renuvion last?
Renuvion results are long-lasting and can last up to 3 years.
What should I do after Renuvion?
After Renuvion, you should wear compression socks for about 4-6 weeks if you have had a procedure on your body. If your treatment was done on your face, wear a compression garment for 72 hours. This will help reduce swelling.
Does Renuvion help stretch marks?
Renuvion can help improve the appearance of stretch marks by tightening the surrounding loose skin.
Can Renuvion be done more than once?
Although only one treatment is needed to see results, you can repeat the treatment after these results fade.
Does Renuvion skin tightening work?
Yes! Renuvion stimulates natural collagen production so you can expect natural-looking results that develop over time. You will achieve tighter, firmer skin after treatment.
How long do skin tightening results last?
Renuvion skin tightening results can last up to 3 years.
How long does swelling last after Renuvion?
Significant swelling will reduce in a few weeks but it can take up to 6 weeks for all of the swelling to go down.
Does Renuvion require general anesthesia?
Renuvion is a minimally invasive procedure and does not require general anesthesia. Instead, local anesthesia will be used to numb the treatment area but you will be awake during the procedure.