We use this innovative technology to apply energy beneath the skin, causing a contraction effect that’s gentle on tissue. The effect of the treatment may continue to improve over time and doctors often report that the contraction effect is noticeable immediately after the procedure.
Renuvion skin tightening can also be a fantastic option for those looking to see smoother, firmer facial or body features without major surgery. The beauty of Renuvion is that it tightens the skin and contours the body in ways that were never before attainable without invasive surgery and significant scarring.
Frequently Asked Questions
Making the decision to undergo surgical procedures can be a difficult one, and there are many questions you may have. Please read the frequently asked questions below which may answer any queries or ease any concerns you may have.
What is Renuvion?
Around the world, Renuvion was known as J-Plasma. It is now known as Renuvion and LASE Cosmetic is thrilled to be able to introduce it to the north-east. It is an incredible skin-tightening system that gently heats the ‘fibro-septal’ network under the skin causing it to shrink and tighten without the scars of excisional surgery.
What areas can be treated?
Most areas of loose skin are suitable including the neck, the arms, the tummy and back, the thighs and it’s an effective form of chest skin tightening surgery. For the most effective results the area is treated with liposuction to remove any excess volume before undertaking the Renuvion skin tightening phase.
Does it hurt?
No the procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic so you should experience no pain or discomfort during the operation. Afterwards you will be supplied with painkillers that should keep you comfortable as you recover.
Surely I need a tummy tuck for my loose abdominal skin?
Renuvion is an incredible system, but in some cases excisional surgery (surgery to remove excess skin) might still be necessary such as a tummy tuck or neck-lift, arm-lift or thigh-lift. Our consultant plastic surgeons are experts in these procedures as well but in appropriate cases the Renuvion system means you can avoid the need for operations with long scars, a general anaesthetic and an in-patient stay. By reducing the extent of the surgery you need but not compromising the result we can reduce the risks of your procedure.
Renuvion® vs. J-Plasma®
This brand was created specifically for the Plastic Surgery/Cosmetic market, and during market testing the Renuvion name was a clear winner over the J-Plasma name. We understand some people still know the product as J-Plasma, but the current and future brand will be Renuvion.
How long has Renuvion been in use by medical professionals?
The Renuvion technology started development over 20 years ago under the J-Plasma brand. This technology has been adopted in a wide variety of surgical applications due to its demonstrated ability to safely and effectively direct energy towards a targeted area while minimising thermal spread to adjacent tissues.
In recent years, cosmetic specialists including plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons and physicians have found new applications of Renuvion through its unique capacity to provide controlled heat to tissue. Many of these experts are calling it one of the most exciting advancements they’ve seen in the last 20 years!
What are the risks associated with a Renuvion procedure?
Renuvion uses energy to tighten the skin and is a surgical procedure, although a minimally invasive one. Risks are uncommon in the hands of experienced users but may include unintended burns (deep or superficial), scars, temporary or permanent nerve injury, pain, discomfort, gas buildup resulting in temporary and transient crepitus or pain, infection, hematoma, seroma; asymmetry and/or unacceptable cosmetic result.
There may be additional risks associated with the use of other devices along with Renuvion and there may be an increased risk for patients who have undergone prior surgical or aesthetic procedures in the treatment area. As with any procedure, individual results may vary.
The Renuvion system is intended to be used for the delivery of radiofrequency energy and/or a helium gas plasma for electrosurgical cutting, coagulation and ablation of soft tissue during open surgical procedures. The system is cleared for general use and not for any specific indication or anatomical location.
What should patients expect during a Renuvion procedure?
During a Renuvion treatment, a thin wand is inserted at small entry points at the target area (similar to liposuction) and the energy is applied underneath the skin.
The procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic and is usually very well-tolerated and comfortable.
If you have any further questions, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We can give you more details about how it works, what to expect, and what other patients have experienced.