Renuvion® (or J-Plasma) treatment is a minimally invasive, surgical procedure used to firm and tighten the skin by working on the internal dermis and collagen fibres. Renuvion® can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in addition to other techniques, such as liposuction.
Using a combination of helium-plasma and radiofrequency energy, Renuvion® rapidly heats tissues causing collagen and other fibres to contract. In a split second, the skin cools again after having reached the ideal contraction temperature.
The device is introduced under the skin through small openings of less than one centimetre, comparable to those used to perform liposuction. Anaesthesia is local or general depending on the case.
Although the tightening effect of this scar free lift is immediate, further improvement still is visible for 6 to 9 months due to treatment-induced neo-collagenesis.
Which areas are treated with Renuvion® ?
Loose skin can be improved especially in the arms, thighs, knees, belly, hips, back, face and neck.
Can Renuvion® treat all excess skin?
In case of significant excess skin (abdominal apron, extreme sagging skin on the limbs and neck etc …) scar lifting techniques remain the preferred option.
Le Renuvion® really holds its place :
- As a stand-alone treatment for moderate excess skin, thus avoiding a facelift with scarring
- In addition to liposuction to enable tightening for the skin
- To supplement or maintain the result of a previous surgical facelift
- To treat areas areas which are inaccessible to conventional surgical techniques such as the forearms.
What are the after effects following the treatment?
The after effects are comparable to those of liposuction. Swelling, bruising and some pain is experienced for several days (1 to 3 weeks depending on the case). Wearing a compression garment for a period of 1 month is recommended.
Renuvion® is approved by the FDA and is a major technological innovation in cosmetic surgery. Its beneficial effects and safety have been acclaimed by numerous scientific articles.