When it comes to your skin, it can seem that time is never on your side. In fact, the building blocks that maintain the skin’s soft, supple appearance throughout your youth— collagen and elastin— will begin to break down starting in your early 30s. Try as you might to care for and maintain your skin’s youthful appearance, inevitably, the telltale signs of aging will catch up.
Fortunately, advancements in the field of cosmetic skin rejuvenation have sparked the advent of a wide array of treatments designed not only to reverse the physical signs of aging but continue to combat them long after your procedure. But with so many options available, how do you know which treatment is right for you?
Non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments like Ultherapy utilize ultrasound energy to reduce early symptoms of aging in quick treatment sessions with virtually zero downtime for recovery. However, while this procedure has high satisfaction rates for reversing mild signs of aging and skin laxity, the results are gradual and may require multiple treatments over the course of several months to achieve your desired appearance. Surgical procedures for skin rejuvenation, such as the traditional facelift, offer incredibly dramatic results for more severe symptoms of aging by manually tightening the facial skin and underlying muscles, but this procedure also requires general anesthesia and time for recovery.
If your skin has more advanced signs of aging that go beyond the restorative abilities of Ultherapy, but do not yet warrant the surgical intervention of a facelift, Renuvion® plasma skin tightening at Marotta MedSpa offers the perfect minimally-invasive, nonsurgical solution that can deliver the dramatic results you desire without long periods of downtime and discomfort.
What Concerns Can Renuvion® Address?
Renuvion® is a revolutionary new technology that lifts, tightens and smooths the skin from within, instantly erasing physical signs of aging and restoring the skin’s complexion progressively over time. Its cutting-edge technology combines helium gas with radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten loose skin, iron out wrinkles and correct any unevenness in your skin tone. Renuvion® can be used to treat the following concerns associated with aging:
- Mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines
- Loose or sagging skin
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
- Age spots
Renuvion® treatments can easily be combined with liposuction without requiring any additional incisions or downtime. By inserting the Renuvion® treatment wand into existing incisions, you can effectively tighten and smooth the tissue surrounding your treatment areas immediately after the fat has been extracted, taking your body-contouring results to the next level.
How Does Renuvion® Work?
When the right amount of energy is added to a gas, the gas will become ionized and enter what is known as the fourth state of matter, or plasma. Unlike the plasma found in your blood, this type of plasma refers to hot, ionized gas that is composed of electrically charged particles. The revolutionary technology of Renuvion® utilizes helium, a neutral gas that requires very little energy to become ionized, with radiofrequency (RF) energy to artificially generate plasma. The helium plasma created through this combination can be used for a variety of surgical purposes with unparalleled control and precision.
Renuvion®, formally known as J-Plasma, uses a specialized treatment wand to deliver a distinct tissue-contracting effect through controlled cold helium plasma beams and powerful RF energy. This dual-thermal effect works to not only rejuvenate your skin instantly, but also to stimulate the natural production of collagen in your body. As a result, your skin will have the fresh glow of youth, with lines and blemishes progressively improving in tone and texture over the course of several months.
What to Expect During the Procedure
During a Renuvion procedure, only a local anesthesia is required to ensure your comfort throughout this gentle treatment. A handheld applicator guides an attached cannula into a small incision to penetrate deep into the underside of the dermis. As the helium gas passes through the cannula, it is converted into plasma energy, which causes an instant contraction reaction in the surrounding tissue, shrinking skin structures from within. Thermal energy also triggers an accelerated healing effect within the skin to generate new collagen production. The innovative technology of Renuvion® allows for treatment temperatures that are much lower and subsequently safer than alternative laser skin-tightening techniques, which can burn or scar the skin. Your treatment session will typically be completed in under an hour, and patients are able to return home immediately after the procedure.
Recovery and Results
Following your treatment, your skin will already appear noticeably younger, with significant reduction in the severity of lines and wrinkles as well as restored skin tone and texture. Due to the flawless precision of the Renuvion® wand, there is no damage to any other tissue surrounding the treatment area. The most common side effects patients encounter include skin peeling, mild swelling and redness for about two weeks following the procedure. However, you should be able to resume your normal daily activities or return to work in as little as seven to ten days.
As the collagen levels beneath your skin’s surface continue to increase, the results of your treatment will continue to improve as firmer and healthier layers of skin grow back. While the face will continue to age naturally, diligent skincare and sun protection will lengthen the duration of your results. In as little as one treatment, your skin will look decades younger with results enduring for years to come.
If you are looking for the results of a facelift without the associated surgery, costs and downtime, the revolutionary Renuvion® plasma skin tightening treatment in the capable hands of board-certified surgeon Dr. Marotta can turn back the clock on your skin – without any nips or tucks. Call our office today at 631-982-2022 and discover how Renuvion® can refresh and renew your appearance.