Renuvion: Innovation for the treatment of sagging skin without surgery
Renuvion, is a minimally invasive treatment for sagging skin and skin rejuvenation. The technique used by Renuvion is innovative; it is the combination of the high energy heat delivered by a radiofrequency probe combined with almost instantaneous cooling of the tissues thanks to the gaseous helium. This technique allows contraction of the treated tissues. The handpiece is inserted through tiny skin incisions allowing a more effective treatment because it is in direct contact with the offending tissues, in particular the dermis and the subcutaneous supporting tissues. The results continue to improve as the skin regenerates and one can appreciate the final result after a few months.
Instant skin cooling has the advantage of avoiding thermal damage to the skin due to heat and therefore avoids the risk of burns, as is possible with other skin reshaping treatments.
It is mainly used to treat sagging skin on the body, including the stomach, back, thighs, breasts, arms, and legs. But, it can also be used to treat the neck and facial contours. This treatment and sometimes combine with liposuction as we will see.
Sometimes the problem that most patients present is a mixed one. Indeed, it is a combination of excess fat and laxity of the skin. So we usually offer a combination of treatment including liposuction and Renuvion.
A person with more severe skin laxity, especially after extreme weight loss or multiple pregnancies, is usually not a good candidate. In this situation, plastic surgeons usually recommend surgery, such as brachioplasty, tummy tuck, or cruoplasty to remove the large excess skin.
The subcutaneous procedure takes about an hour when performed on its own. Depending on the area being treated, you will either receive general anesthesia (you will be completely asleep) or local anesthesia, possibly with sedation to keep you relaxed and comfortable.
When your treatment is finished, you will recover from the anesthesia and be monitored to make sure you are stable. You will be sore and dizzy, so it is best to arrange a ride home.
The results of regeneration can last for years, as this technique not only contracts excess skin, but also stimulates tissue renewal.
What are the advantages of Renuvion?
This treatment helps to treat sagging skin. Renuvion in conjunction with lipoaspiraton is a very effective treatment by allowing not only to remove excess fat, but to perfect the result by thanks to the immediate contraction of the skin and finally a slow improvement of the skin thanks to the tissue remodeling over several months.
Compared to surgery, such as an arm lift, Renuvion helps tighten the skin with minimal downtime.
What are the disadvantages of Renuvion?
In the event that the skin sagging is very important, there are many stretch marks, the skin is very thin, Renuvion will not give the same results and you have to turn to plastic surgery.
Side effects following treatment with Renuvion include discomfort and swelling, which may be visible for up to three months after the procedure.
Rarer but more serious risks include burns, scarring, nerve damage (which can be temporary or permanent), infections, bruises or seromas.
Consult an experienced plastic surgeon and follow their instructions carefully to reduce the risk of complications.
Your full results may not be noticeable for six to nine months after the new collagen is deposited in the tissues following treatment.
What exactly is Renuvion’s technique:
We will make small skin incisions and insert a cannula under the skin. It is then slowly moved back and forth as the radio frequency energy ionizes the helium gas, transforming it into a precise flow called cold plasma that contracts existing collagen fibers and stimulates the production of new collagen.
Who can practice this technique ?
It is always important to be treated by a plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in skin rejuvenation procedures that involve controlled heat.
How much does Renuvion cost ?
The price of your treatment depends on the extent of your treatment. And whether it needs to be combined with liposuction. A consultation allows you to assess your needs and provide you with a personalized quote.
What should you expect while recovering from Renuvion?
Recovery time after Renuvion subcutaneous firming varies, but you can expect to need 7-10 days off work for your initial healing. You should heal completely within four weeks.
Healing occurs from the inside out with subcutaneous regeneration. You can expect slight swelling and bruising, and we recommend wearing a compression garment over the treated area for four to six weeks, to promote healing and reduce swelling.
Your doctor will provide you with specific follow-up instructions. You may experience some discomfort as your body heals, so wait about two weeks after the procedure before engaging in any exercise or other physical activity.