There are many causes of skin laxity, including aging, weight loss, gravity, and sun damage.The laxity itself is due to changes in the collagen and elastin fibers that allow our skin to stretch and snap back into place. Renuvion, a minimally invasive treatment, has quickly become a popular choice for patients who wish to address loose skin without a more invasive surgical procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schwartz is pleased to offer this transformative procedure at his office in New York City.

How Renuvion Works

A wand is placed under the skin of the area being treated and delivers two forms of energy: radiofrequency and cold helium plasma.

Radiofrequency energy heats the tissues under the skin’s surface to immediately contract and tighten the tissues and overlying skin. It also promotes new collagen production for further skin tightening in the ensuing months for improved tone, texture, and firmness. Cold helium plasma rapidly cools the tissues as they are treated with radiofrequency, protecting the surrounding tissues, and keeping you comfortable.

Renuvion can be performed with a local anesthetic or sedation depending on patient preference and the size and number of the areas treated.

Who is a good candidate for Renuvion?

The best candidates for Renuvion have moderate skin laxity, are in good physical and emotional health, and wish to improve the appearance of their neck, jawline, and body. Patients with severe laxity and excess hanging skin may be better treated with a surgical procedure.

Areas Where Renuvion Is Most Effective

Renuvion is a versatile device that can be used nearly anywhere in the body to improve the appearance of loose, sagging skin. The areas we treat most often include:

  • Neck/Chin/Jawline
  • Abdomen
  • Inner and Outer Thighs
  • Flanks/Lower Back
  • Upper Arms

Combining Renuvion with Liposuction and Other Surgical Procedures

Liposuction is highly effective at reducing stubborn areas of fat. However, patients with lax skin from aging, weight loss, or a genetic predisposition will not obtain the best results with liposuction alone since the excess loose skin may obscure their newly trim contours. For this reason, Dr. Schwartz recommends Renuvion in conjunction with liposuction, especially in patients with pre-existing skin laxity since it can help to smooth and tone the skin and underlying tissues.

How many treatments are needed?

Renuvion is performed as a single treatment.

Renuvion Recovery and Results

Recovery following Renuvion treatment is significantly easier and shorter than surgical skin tightening procedures. Most patients wear a compression garment applied to the treatment area. While you should take it easy for a few days after the procedure, most patients feel well enough to return to work within a few days. Any lingering discomfort can be managed with standard pain medication. You should notice a difference in the tightness of your skin immediately after recovery. Full results may not appear for six to nine months while your body generates new collagen that yields further tightening effects. Although you may have tiny scars from the procedure, they will fade to the point of being unnoticeable over time.

Are results permanent?

Although the skin will continue to age naturally, clinical tests have found that Renuvion results can last several years, though results can differ from one patient to the next. Dr. Schwartz can safely perform this procedure on you again in the future to enhance or maintain your results.

Discuss Renuvion with a Top NYC Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Mark Schwartz is a board-certified plastic surgeon in NYC who specializes in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. If you would like to improve the loose skin on your neck, jawline, or body, you may be a great candidate for Renuvion. Schedule a consultation by calling 212-737-9090 today.