Renuvion (Skin Tightening with J-Plasma)

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Roseville and Sacramento

Is your skin loose, wrinkled, or showing signs of aging? NorCal Liposculpture is happy to offer our patients skin rejuvenation with Renuvion, a skin tightening treatment performed with J-Plasma technology.

Renuvion is a minimally-invasive way to tighten loose skin, reduce the appearance of irregularities, and improve deep-skin health. This safe, FDA-approved treatment is an excellent addition to any body contouring procedure, or can be performed on its own as an impressive, highly effective cosmetic treatment.

Thanks to J-Plasma technology, our patients can achieve impressive skin tightening and rejuvenation with Renuvion. To learn more about what Renuvion can do for you and your loose or aging skin, call NorCal Liposculpture today.

The Science Behind J-Plasma

Plasma is created when gas is ionized, or energized to the point that electrons and ions exist freely in the gas. Plasma has proven to be a highly effective tool for skin tightening and rejuvenation, as well as a way to safely contour and ablate tissue. J-Plasma is created when radiofrequency energy is passed through cold helium gas. Due to the fact that helium is ionized at a low energy level, a treatment with J-Plasma successfully targets and ablates specific areas of tissue, while keeping the surrounding tissue cool, protecting it from unwanted trauma.

What is Renuvion, Powered by J-Plasma?

Renuvion achieves impressive, safe skin tightening and resurfacing.

The subdermal procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed by itself or in addition to any liposuction procedure. Renuvion is an especially excellent way to address skin laxity. The treatment will also improve the health and appearance of the skin overall. The treatment’s controlled application of J-Plasma, while simultaneously cooling the treated area with cold helium gas, allows Dr. Friedlander to achieve highly precise contouring results.

The tightening and rejuvenation achieved with J-Plasma/Renuvion have been compared to the results of a facelift or body lift. In addition, tightening lax skin, a treatment with J-Plasma will accomplish what these surgeries cannot: it will clear and improve the topical appearance of the skin itself. Renuvion has shown to not only tighten patients’ pores, reduce pigment discolorations like age or sun spots, and reduce the appearance of scars, but also to address vascular lesions. The controlled application of heat will promote collagen production within the skin, resulting in skin renewal and improved skin health for months and years to come.

Areas Treatable

Patients can tighten and revive the skin almost anywhere on their body with Renuvion. Treatable areas include:

  • Chin & Neck
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Inner & Outer Thighs
  • Knees
  • Calves

Benefits

Renuvion achieves beautiful, long-lasting, youthful-looking results for our patients. Renuvion stands out from other skin tightening treatments because of its:

  • Targeted precision
  • Preservation of surrounding tissue
  • Impressive tightening. Turns back the effects of time to tighten loose, hanging skin. This, in turn, helps to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. Highly effective to address skin laxity that has occurred due to weight loss.
  • Minimal discomfort during treatment
  • Ability to tighten pores, heal scars, and reduce skin discolorations
  • Ability to improve patient’s hyperpigmentation, such as sun or age spots
  • Positive effect on collagen production, resulting in healthier looking skin.
  • Long-lasting results

Candidates

Patients who are good candidates for Renuvion are those who have a noticeable degree of skin laxity in one or more places on their body. This can be as a result of age, lifestyle choices, or major weight loss. Patients who are experiencing skin laxity but who do not want to turn to a surgical procedure or deal with scarring can achieve their ideal results with Renuvion.

Renuvion is an excellent addition to any fat elimination and body contouring procedure offered at NorCal Liposculpture, like VASER liposuction. Whether patients will have a small or larger amount of fat eliminated from their bodies, Renuvion with J-Plasma is a safe way to achieve maximum skin tightening and body contouring. Renuvion is an especially effective addition to larger scale liposuction and VASER liposuction in order to achieve optimum, attractive contouring after a larger degree of fat elimination.

In order to see their best results from Renuvion, patients should be within thirty pounds of their goal weight and have completed the majority of their weight loss.

Renuvion is also a highly effective solution for patients who have wrinkling, scarring, or discoloration that they would like to address on their face or body, in addition to their skin laxity.

Candidates for Renuvion should be in overall good health and free of pre-existing conditions that can interfere with their body’s ability to heal. Patients are also advised to maintain an open but realistic mindset toward the outcomes that are possible with any cosmetic procedure.

Patients who are smokers should speak with Dr. Friedlander about discontinuing smoking at least two weeks before their body contouring treatment.

Consultation

We encourage you to bring a list of any questions that you may have about Renuvion with J-Plasma. Photo examples of your desired outcomes are also encouraged.

When you come to NorCal Liposculpture for your private consultation, Dr. Friedlander will discuss your goals for your appearance with you, as well as go over your medical history, medication use, and lifestyle habits. Once all your questions have been answered and Dr. Friedlander understands your goals for your procedure, he will work with you to customize a Renuvion treatment to your goals and unique anatomy.

Dr. Friedlander will discuss the option of adding Renuvion to the end of your liposuction or VASER liposuction treatment with you. Combining these treatments is an excellent way to achieve our patients’ ideal body contouring results.

Have questions about skin tightening or body contouring at Nor Cal Liposculpture? Call our helpful staff to schedule your private consultation today!

Procedure

A Renuvion treatment with J-Plasma can be performed by itself, or in addition to a liposuction or VASER liposuction procedure. Patients will receive their procedure under IV sedation. Patients will be completely asleep, similar to the experience of going under for wisdom teeth surgery. Liposuction is performed with the assistance of tumescent fluid, which contains an anesthetic that will control pain at the surgery site, delivering a 100% comfortable procedure experience.

If a patient is receiving liposuction, the Renuvion handpiece will be administered after the liposuction procedure using the same treatment incisions.

During a Renuvion treatment with J-Plasma, tiny incisions will be made in the desired area. The Renuvion handpiece includes a long, thin cannula, which will be inserted carefully through the incisions. J-Plasma, created by radiofrequency waves energizing a controlled stream of helium, will be emitted from the tip of the Renuvion cannula. The plasma will promote skin tightening and can be used for tissue ablation, all while the Renuvion handpiece is also administering cool helium, protecting the surrounding tissue. Dr. Friedlander will move the Renuvion handpiece back and forth under patients’ skin in order to promote skin contraction and collagen production. Thanks to Renuvion, our patients enjoy a precise, ideal skin contour.

Recovery

It is not uncommon for patients to experience bruising, swelling, redness, or a mild tight sensation in their skin following their Renuvion with J-Plasma. Some patients may experience bruising and swelling for long periods, which is normal following a liposuction procedure. Patients who receive Renuvion in their neck may experience a “bumpy” quality of their skin for a 4-6 week period, but this will also resolve.

Depending on the area treated, patients will receive a compression garment to wear for up to several weeks.

The details of a patient’s recovery will vary, depending on the degree of body contouring work the patient receives. Most patients who receive liposuction will be back to work within a week of their treatment.

Results

Following a patient’s Renuvion treatment, or liposuction combined with Renuvion, patients will immediately notice their skin is tighter and has an attractive, toned contour.

As the increased collagen in the treated area reaches the surface, the appearance of patient’s scars, large pores, and skin discolorations will improve, resulting in firmer, smoother, younger -looking skin. Final results from a Renuvion treatment will be apparent after six weeks or longer.

If patients combine Renuvion with liposuction, results in their treated area will continue to improve for six months following their procedure.

Cost

The price of your Renuvion with J-Plasma will depend on the details of your treatment plan, such as the size of the area or areas that will be treated and the type of complementary body contouring procedures chosen, if any. Once you complete a private consultation at NorCal Liposculpture, our helpful staff will give you a cost breakdown for your anticipated treatment.

Interested in achieving your best body contouring results? If you want not only a more youthful figure, but also youthful skin, consider a treatment with Renuvion. We deliver impressive results for our patients with Renuvion with J-Plasma, across the board. Call NorCal Liposculpture today to schedule your private consultation to learn more.