As we age, the skin loses firmness and elasticity. These changes occur as a result of a marked decline in the production of collagen and elastin, the chemicals that promote thick, smooth, resilient skin. For many adults, tissue laxity is a persistent concern. However, a desire to avoid surgical lifts prevents a lot of people from seeking treatment for their aging skin. Dr. Epstein now has a revolutionary system that closes the gap between nonsurgical treatment and immensely satisfying improvements. We are proud to offer minimally-invasive Renuvion, powered by J-Plasma, to attain visible results with virtually no scarring and little downtime.
Renuvion is an FDA-approved technique that tightens the skin via the subcutaneous administration of helium plasma energy. Helium, normally an inert gas, becomes reactive plasma when ionized with radiofrequency energy. The energy is cooler than that of lasers but profoundly effective at stimulating dramatic tissue tightening when delivered to the underside of the skin. To learn more or to determine whether you are a candidate for treatment, be sure to call our office at (631) 689-1100 and schedule a one-on-one Renuvion consultation with Dr. Epstein!
How many treatments of Renuvion are needed?
Renuvion has been developed as a singular treatment that stimulates ongoing changes in the dermis. Tissue-remodeling effects may begin to appear within a few days of the procedure. However, patients should not expect to see the full results of their treatment for six to twelve months. Improvements continue for this amount of time because the body is making and using healthy new collagen to rebuild the scaffolding of tissue beneath the skin.
Can I Combine My Renuvion Treatments with Surgical Procedures?
While Renuvion is an excellent non-surgical alternative to a surgical facelift or other lifting procedure, a combination of treatments may be ideal in some circumstances. For example, some people may benefit from Renuvion skin tightening as an ancillary treatment to liposuction and a tummy tuck. Following surgery with Renuvion can avoid loose or sagging skin. Some patients combine their Renuvion facial treatment with other procedures, such as MyEllevate, brow lift, fat transfer, or other injectables. During the consultation visit, Dr. Epstein engages in thoughtful discussion with each patient to understand their concerns and desired outcome. This discussion results in a thorough treatment plan designed around patient expectations.
What Happens During Renuvion Treatment?
Patients who receive Renuvion treatment may do so under local, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the area or areas of the body being treated. After the patient is properly anesthetized, Dr. Epstein makes tiny incisions through which he can insert the instrument that delivers helium plasma energy. The effects of this energy occur in real time, allowing Dr. Epstein to make adjustments as needed to perfect the contour of the treatment area. The procedure can take as little as 30 minutes but could take longer for larger areas.
What’s Recovery Like After Treatment with Renuvion?
The Renuvion skin tightening procedure is an outpatient treatment. Patients may go home with a compression garment applied to the treatment area. Bruising and swelling are expected side effects. The skin may also appear red and, depending on the application of energy, may flake or peel. If minor pain occurs, it can be managed with an approved over-the-counter medication. Most patients develop minimal scarring, if any. If small scars develop, they are expected to fade within a few months.
Am I a Good Candidate for Treatment?
Healthy adults who are concerned about loose, sagging skin may be good candidates for Renuvion non-surgical tightening. The best results are achieved in patients with moderate tissue laxity. Severe looseness and sagging may be better treated with a surgical lift. That said, Renuvion achieves outstanding results when applied to concerns such as sagging jowls, loose neck skin, and laxity on various areas of the body.
What areas of the body can Renuvion skin tightening help?
Renuvion may be applied to virtually any area of the body in which the skin and superficial tissue have lost firmness and elasticity. This minimally-invasive treatment is commonly performed on the lower face, jawline, chin, and neck. It is also an excellent body-contouring treatment, and can tighten skin on the arms, abdomen, back thighs and above the knees.
Are the results of Renuvion permanent?
Renuvion works by stimulating profound collagen remodeling. The increase in collagen production can continue for several months. While the skin continues to age naturally, patients can enjoy long-lasting results from their Renuvion procedure. These results may be prolonged by practicing good sun protection, nutrition, and skin care.
How long will it take results to be visible after treatment?
Patients can see firmer, tighter skin immediately after their procedure is complete. Improvements become increasingly apparent as swelling decreases and the foundational layers of the skin are remodeled with healthy collagen protein.
Schedule Your Renuvion Skin Tightening Consult Today!
We are proud to offer friendly, professional treatment in our comfortable Hauppauge cosmetic surgery practice. Contact us at 631-689-1100 to schedule a visit or learn more about the Renuvion procedure. You can also fill out the appointment request form in our contact page, and our staff will help you set up your consult with the esteemed Mark D. Epstein, M.D.