Loose, sagging skin is a hallmark sign of aging. Your tissue naturally loses elasticity and tone, which can make you look older on the outside than you feel on the inside. Despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, you might still struggle to achieve the toned results you want. Did you know you can enjoy skin tightening without an invasive surgery? Your cosmetic surgeon uses Renuvion (J-Plasma) in our Chicago, IL plastic surgery office, a revolutionary treatment that tightens the skin from below its surface to reach your aesthetic goals.
Renuvion (J-Plasma) uses next-generation technology via Cold Atmosphere Plasma (CAP) to tighten and improve skin in a previously unobtainable way. It is a helium-based plasma method that’s applied under the skin through a small cannula like liposuction. Discreetly placed scars are only 5 millimeters in length to prevent any unsightly scarring or a prolonged recovery. In fact, the progressive treatment allows you to return to your normal life quickly.
Renuvion harnesses the power of helium plasma through a small device that uses a radio frequency charge to activate it. This causes an abundant release of ionic energy to create a beam that maintains a temperature of between 100 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
The combination of heat, ionic energy, and reactive particles causes a change in the dermis and its underlying architecture. This creates toned skin using a safe and effective treatment.
Renuvion is versatile to treat many areas of the body, such as:
Dr. Wiesman can use the procedure in multiple ways depending on your needs and goals.
Renuvion can be used alone for patients who don’t really need to have any fat removed but want to make their skin contract for a tighter, smoother appearance. This method provides an excellent solution that’s minimally invasive for patients who don’t want or need to undergo a traditional abdominoplasty or brachioplasty.
Renuvion can also be combined with other surgeries, including:
Finally, Renuvion can be utilized with Vaser 4D Liposculpt and produces remarkable cellulite reduction results. Dr. Wiesman’s innovative yet proven technique involves the use of a Pickle Fork.
Renuvion is recommended for patients who have mild-to-moderate excess skin they would like to tighten with minimal scarring or recovery. The subcutaneous plasma treatment can be used on any skin type. Dr. Wiesman will perform an extensive consultation and discuss your desired goals to determine if it’s the right treatment for you.
If you’re ready to restore youthful skin, it’s time to see if you’re a candidate for Renuvion. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wiesman. He’ll create a personalized plan to help you look your best.
If you are ready to bid farewell to sagging skin, Dr. Wiesman and our team are ready to help in any way we can. Before you schedule your consultation with us, however, it is understandable if you would like to learn more about this procedure and the road ahead. That is why we have put together this brief list of FAQs. If you do not see the answer to your specific question, you are welcome to contact us directly.
Redness and skin peeling may occur after your procedure. You can take over the counter pain relievers, such as Tylenol, to take the edge off of any discomfort. Most patients are fully recovered within 2 – 3 weeks, though some recover faster. Redness may linger even after the initial recovery period, but you can use makeup to cover the redness if you receive treatment for your face. You are always welcome to give us a call if you have questions or concerns during your recovery.
It takes just a single Renuvion treatment to produce results. After the initial swelling subsides, you will notice that your skin is tighter. However, it may take several months before you experience the full effects from Renuvion in Chicago because it can take a while for new collagen to build up.
You can expect to feel little to nothing while you undergo skin tightening in Chicago. Our team will use local anesthetic to numb the area where we will be working. In some cases, we also use sedation. Once the anesthetic wears off, you may feel some soreness and swelling.
How long the procedure takes depends on which part of the body we are working on. You should plan to spend at least a few hours in our office. After Dr. Wiesman has the opportunity to plan your Renuvion session, he will be able to give you more details on exactly what you can expect.