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What is Renuvion?

In the field of cosmetic surgery, the search for a technology that can safely and effectively tighten loose skin without cutting and removing it has been ongoing for years. Many devices using laser, radiofrequency, or ultrasound energy have appeared on the scene only to disappear when the results they delivered were either disappointing or fraught with unacceptable complications. Sometimes both.

This has all changed now with a remarkable new technology called Renuvion, a helium-based plasma device. Renuvion is nothing short of a breakthrough treatment for tightening loose skin.

Renuvion works by utilizing helium gas activated by radiofrequency to form a plasma, an ionized gas of energetic helium. This energetic helium is delivered through a special handpiece to the undersurface of the skin heating it selectively to 85°C in less than 1/10th of a second. This then contracts and tightens the skin above. The heating process is so quick that there is no time for the skin above to get hot enough to burn as was the case with older technologies. In fact, the skin remains cool while being tightened by the activated helium.

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How is Renuvion Procedure Done?

After injecting local tumescent anesthetic fluid into the site to be treated, we make tiny incisions in the area to be treated and carefully perform liposuction to remove any fat from the undersurface of the skin there. After liposuction, we introduce the Renuvion handpiece under the skin through the same tiny incisions to treat that area. The Renuvion handpiece is a very slender specially designed tube that delivers a fine stream activated helium gas or plasma to the undersurface of the skin rapidly heating and tightening it.

We can actually see and feel the skin tighten immediately as the procedure is performed. Not only does Renuvion shrink the treated skin effectively and safely, it does far faster than older technologies that often nearly doubled the total surgical time only to achieve inferior results.

What Areas Can Be Treated with Renuvion?

Almost any body area that can be treated with liposuction, can be tightened with Renuvion. Renuvion is the “frosting on the cake” of liposuction making any area treated with both look so much better than liposuction alone. Skin under the chin and in the front of the neck, loose skin in the lower abdomen that isn’t bad enough for a tummy tuck, bra rolls, muffin tops, inner and outer thighs, male breasts with sagging skin, flabby upper arms all do remarkably well with the skilled application of this technology.

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What is the Downtime with Renuvion?

The downtime is the same of that of liposuction. You are able to be up and around within a day of the procedure and back to light work in several days with minimal discomfort. As this procedure accompanies liposuction, usually you must wear a specially designed garment under your clothing for several weeks as you heal.

What are the Complications of Renuvion?

When done properly on the right candidate for the right reasons, there are virtually no complications. Not only does it work, it is extremely safe.

Who are the Right Candidates for Renuvion?

The appropriate patient for Renuvion has loose but not hanging skin. While skin that hangs freely such as in the lower abdomen of women who have been pregnant or those who have lost a great deal of fat can be treated and improved by Renuvion, they are often better treated by surgical excision to obtain the proper results. Frequently, we combine Renuvion with surgical excision, reducing the amount of surgery needed to improve the contour of the area treated.

How Long Before I Can See the Results? How Long Does Renuvion Treated Skin Last?

Results from Renuvion usually are apparent within weeks of treatment and are about 90% complete in three months. When combined with liposuction in the right patient, this improvement is dramatic and continues to look progressively better for about a year after the procedure. The beneficial effects can last for years.

The Bottom LineRenuvion, The Revolution in Minimally Invasive Skin Tightening

  • Tightens skin better than any previous or existing technology
  • Does so safely and quickly
  • Affording results that previously could only be obtained with surgery
  • Results that are dramatic and long lasting

Why Peoria Cosmetic Surgery?

A tummy tuck at Peoria Cosmetic Surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can help patients achieve a flatter, more toned abdomen. The procedure is performed by Dr. Shaili Gal, an experienced double-boarded plastic surgeon, who uses the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the best possible outcomes for her patients.

With proper care and follow-up, patients can enjoy long-lasting results from their tummy tuck procedure. There’s no better time to learn more about what a tummy tuck in the Pheonix area can do for you. To learn more about tummy tuck surgery, call our office to schedule a consultation today.

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