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Renuvion : A Body Contouring and Facial Rejuvenation Alternative

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People seeking a smoother, more youthful appearance have an outstanding new option. Beverly Hills Physicians is proud to offer Renuvion. This leading-edge technology provides a very minimally invasive alternative to standard body contouring and facial procedures. It can also be used to improve the outcomes of plastic surgeries such as tummy tucks and arm lifts. Many patients seek it to treat loose skin following weight loss.

Formerly known as J Plasma, Renuvion is a revolutionary medical device that combines heat generated by high radio frequencies – known as RF energy – with cooling helium plasma (gas). Working via a tiny incision, Renuvion produces heat to tighten dermal tissue and stimulate collagen production; at the exact same time, the device also produces helium plasma to cool the same tissue. The result is a more youthful skin tone without excess burning.

How Does Renuvion Work?

“Chemistry” is the short but unhelpful answer. We know that too much cold or too much heat can hurt us and just the right amounts of either can be beneficial and very pleasant. That’s because high and low temperatures create changes at the molecular level in skin tissue. Renuvion heats up and cools down skin tissue. The heat causes skin cell molecules to unfold and release collagen – the highly beneficial protein that improves skin’s elasticity and tone while the cold aids the process largely by preventing the skin from becoming overheated. Over time, the skin will start to appear tighter and more youthful. In a matter of weeks or months following a Renuvion procedure, the impacts can be dramatic.

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What Happens During a Renuvion Procedure?

The procedure itself is relatively simple. A thin wand is inserted very a small incision which uses radiofrequencies to generate heat energy and stimulate the skin. At the same time, cooling helium gas cools the area to prevent any damage. The procedure is usually conducted using a general anesthetic though a local anesthetic may be sufficient when the treatment is being applied to a larger area. Results unfold over weeks or months.

How is Renuvion Used?

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Body Contouring

Traditional plastic surgeries such liposuction or tummy tucks were formerly the only option for patients with smaller bulges in areas such as the abdomen, arms, or legs. Renuvion provides a less invasive solution with much less recovery time that not only tightens the skin but improves skin elasticity – something standard plastic surgery cannot do. The process improves skin contours significantly while leaving virtually no visible scarring. Renuvion can also be used to improve the outcomes of more standard plastic surgeries for body contouring that may be employed to treat loose skin after weight loss.

Facial Rejuvenation

People who are looking for facial solutions also have a new option. Appropriate for those with lighter skin tones (Fitzpatrick I, II, and III1), Renuvion can be highly effective for treating severe to moderate wrinkling and fine lines. A stunning alternative to laser treatments as well as surgical facelifts, it is the only such treatment that provides a more youthful, tighter, and fresher look. Since face lifts can tighten skin but can’t improve its elasticity, Renuvion can also be used to improve the outcomes of standard facial rejuvenation procedures.
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What are the Risks of Renuvion?

Renuvion is safe when used properly and the use of helium plasma has been shown to produce results that are safe and satisfying for patients.2 However, this is a relatively new technology and should only be used by expert physicians. The superb Beverly Hills Physicians medical team thoroughly screens patients to ensure that they are good candidates for the treatment. We also make sure all patients fully understand the pros and cons of Renuvion treatment before the procedure, allowing them to make a fully informed choice.

What Should Renuvion Patients Expect During Recovery?

There will typically be a brief down period of a few days, though patients should be able to conduct many more activities than would be possible right after standard plastic surgery. Patients may experience some very minor discomfort which can be treated with over-the-counter medications. There will be some swelling initially but, after about seven days, the earliest impacts may already be apparent and most people will be ready to resume their entire routine.  

When Do Results Generally Appear? How Long Do They Last?

Every patient is different but the first dramatic results may appear after roughly four to 12 weeks. In some cases, it may take as long as six months following the treatment to obtain the full benefit of the procedure.

Renuvion’s benefits last for years. However, since it is relatively new, we are still learning about exactly how long its impacts persist. As time passes, it may be a good idea to supplement the treatment with other forms of skin enhancement.

Choosing Beverly Hills Physicians

Renuvion is an exciting medical and beauty innovation that requires the skills of an expert physician. The Beverly Hills Physician team is comprised of many of the most accomplished and respected plastic surgeons and specialists in the Greater Los Angeles area. It’s important to choose your cosmetic medicine provider carefully and our roster of superb healthcare and beauty specialists is arguably the finest in Southern California.

If you want to learn more, please call Beverly Hills Physicians at the number on your screen or fill out the form below.

1Laser Fitzpatrick Skin Type Recommendations,” National Library of Medicine. Ajay N. Sharma; Bhupendra C. Patel. March 6, 2023.
2Safety and efficacy of helium plasma for subdermal coagulation,” Dermatological Reviews. Paul G. Ruff IV, MD, Vaishali Doolabh MD, Edward M. Zimmerman M.D., Richard A. Gentile M.D., M.B.A. October 11, 2020.

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