Loose skin is responsible for many aesthetic concerns patients have, and not just on the face. Over time, the neck, abdomen, and even arms and thighs can display lax skin, which is often exacerbated by weight loss, pregnancy and childbirth, and gravity. Dr. Tenley Lawton is known in Orange County as a skilled plastic surgeon who achieves natural results by using the latest advancements in technology and medicine. Dr. Lawton’s skill combined with Renuvion® skin tightening can restore skin’s smooth, firm appearance from the inside, where the skin is most effectively treated.
How Does Renuvion® Work?
Renuvion® (formerly known as J Plasma) is a breakthrough treatment that can be added to many cosmetic procedures or be performed all on its own to tighten skin from within. It’s approved for soft tissue cutting, ablating, and coagulation during open and laparoscopic surgical treatments using a precision balance of helium and radiofrequency (RF) energy. The RF energy converts helium gas to a very stable cool plasma at temperatures lower than ultrasound or RF laser energy alone—only 100º rather than 300º-600º. When applied through a tiny cannula directly to the underside of the skin, the plasma beam induces immediate tissue contraction. It boosts collagen production for long-lasting firming of the tissues. Dermal fibers on the underside of the skin are contracted without any effect on nearby tissues, so recovery times are minimal with Renuvion®.
Renuvion® can be used to treat the following areas:
- Sides or flanks
- Thighs and legs
Am I a Good Candidate for Renuvion®?
Patients with concerns about loose skin—whether it’s caused by pregnancy and childbirth, weight loss, or the simple aging process—may find Renuvion® a desirable alternative to invasive surgeries with the chance of significant scarring. Adding Renuvion® to other procedures like a mommy makeover or liposuction can vastly improve the result.
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What is Renuvion® Like?
Dr. Lawton’s hands-on approach begins with a thorough discussion of your medical history and aesthetic goals, so you’ll know exactly how Renuvion® will enhance your planned aesthetic procedure or standalone skin tightening treatment. Once the anesthesia that’s appropriate for your procedure is working, Dr. Lawton directs the cool plasma beam through precisely placed incisions to the underside of your skin, where the applied heat begins to work. Your tissues contract visibly, allowing Dr. Lawton to carefully disperse the plasma beam where it’s most needed to sculpt and shape your treatment area. Renuvion® takes as little as 30 minutes to perform its magic.
Renuvion® Recovery and Downtime
Dr. Lawton’s meticulous attention to detail and use of the smallest incisions possible mean recovery time with Renuvion® is minimal. If you’ve added Renuvion® to an existing procedure, the complexity of your treatment will dictate how long your recovery time will last. Renuvion® by itself needs only 1-2 weeks of downtime, much less than the 3-4 weeks of other procedures that surgically reduce skin laxity.
What Results Can I Expect with Renuvion®?
Because Renuvion® tightens tissues in real-time, you’ll see results immediately, with noticeably firmer, smoother skin. The addition of enhanced collagen production means this firmness will continue to improve for 3-6 months, further tightening your skin. Studies show skin treated with Renuvion® behaves like much younger tissues. While your skin will still age naturally, with Renuvion®, it does so from a more youthful starting point, so you enjoy long-term benefits after your procedure. Renuvion® is changing the landscape of skin tightening treatments without invasive surgeries or significant scarring. Now, you can lose the loose skin quicker and less painfully with Renuvion®.
Take the First Step
Would you like to learn more about Renuvion®? Fill out the “Request a Consultation” form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 835-5249 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.