Renuvion Radiofrequency Devices
Renuvion (Formerly J-Plasma)
Plastic surgeons have had access to lasers and RF (radiofrequency) devices to tighten loose skin for years. Fraxel lasers, particularly the CO2, are effective at tightening the skin of the face and neck. There is recovery time needed post-operatively for the more aggressive treatments. These are skin resurfacing devices and are primarily for skin texture, and some do tighten skin.
Radiofrequency devices can contract (shrink) tissue and elevate the lower face and neck, arms, abdomen, thighs, back and even elevate breasts.
What is the difference in the Renuvion RF device?
The Renuvion performs differently than the other RF devices by combining RF with Helium to create Plasma. To explain Plasma, think of the four forms of matter: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. The plasma is a new concept to many people. An analogy would be a bolt of lightning.
The Radiofrequency Devices ionizes the Helium creating instant, very short-termed heat–lots of heat, up to 85 degrees C, which is considerably more than any other device. Other RF devices are bulk heaters, in which the heat is limited to keep from burning the skin. This limits the amount of skin shrinkage that can be achieved. The time required to achieve our shrinkage goals with the Renuvion is less than a second because of the higher temperature, and then the helium has an instant cooling effect after the treatment is done.
Plasma Heat Flash and the Renuvion
Another very important aspect of the Renuvion is that the “plasma heat flash” is attracted only to the fibrous network to tighten and shrink. These are the tiny bands that connect the skin to the underlying tissue, such as muscle. This fibrous band network gets weaker and the fibers get longer with age causing the skin to sag. The result of treating with the Renuvion is elevation and tightening of the skin. Importantly, the heat is so instant and specifically directed to these fibrous bands that the overlying skin is tightened and elevated, but not overheated or burned.
My interest in this product began about a year ago in an effort to treat and tighten the thighs and arms without surgery or incisions.
Now the Renuvion is being used effectively in Savannah and all over the U.S. to treat the neck and lower face, the upper chest, breasts for uplifting, love handles, and back as well as the arms and sagging thighs.
Another point to mention is that 25-35% of the tightening that occurs with the Renuvion is immediate. The remaining tightening occurs like other radiofrequency devices, which is over the next 6 months.
The Renuvion requires local or general anesthesia according to the size of the areas or number of areas to be treated at Finger and Associates. A pressure garment must be worn post-operatively for the best results.
- Renuvion uses Helium with Radiofrequency to achieve much higher temperatures.
- Higher temperatures tighten and elevate skin faster and more effectively with less risk of burns.
- Much of the tightening occurs immediately.
- Renuvion is used for Neck, arms, breasts, abdomen, thighs, and back.
- Renuvion is a minimal invasive procedure performed under local or general anesthesia.