Who is a Good Candidate for Renuvion?
- Patients with mild to moderate laxity desiring subcutaneous contracture
- Patients who absolutely do not want any surgical scars and/or do not have time for surgical recovery
- Patients with significant loose skin who do not want surgery but want to decrease the amount of loose skin with the understanding this will not fix the problem, but it may decrease it
In general, Renuvion candidates are usually in their late 30s and early 40s, and they seek to enhance the cosmetic appearance of the:
- Face and neck
- Underside of arms
- Above the knees
- Back and flanks
- Lower abdomen
- Breasts and bra rolls
At your consultation at Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, Dr. Tarak H. Patel will evaluate your current physical health, aesthetic goals, and medical history. Together, you will devise a customized treatment plan that takes into consideration your expectations of the procedure, the likely outcome, and any potential complications. Dr. Patel is dedicated to providing his patients with high-quality, individualized care throughout the entire surgical process, beginning at the initial consultation.
Understanding the Renuvion Procedure
Before your Renuvion procedure, you will receive anesthesia to make you as comfortable as possible. During the procedure, your physician will place a probe underneath your skin that will deliver a combination of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy through small entry points. Once your tissues have reached the ideal temperature for contraction, they cool back down in less than a second.
Renuvion does not require large surgical openings, eliminating the chance of significant scarring and lowering postoperative pain. Since this procedure is performed underneath the skin, it is more effective than noninvasive skin-tightening applicators.
Results from Renuvion
Most results take six to nine months to fully appreciate. It is important to note that all devices and procedures have limitations. Unfortunately, there is no magic in any of these devices.
Renuvion or any other device will not correct all of your loose skin, and results vary from patient to patient. However, Renuvion is a device that can certainly decrease the amount of loose skin a patient has. Additionally, Renuvion combined with liposuction or surgery is most effective.