When patients are not ready to undergo invasive surgery, a revolutionary new treatment can tighten skin anywhere on the face and body. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz offers Renuvion® skin tightening, also known as J-Plasma®. This minimally invasive procedure produces amazing results with little downtime and less scarring. Renuvion works by passing helium plasma energy underneath the skin for a tightening effect. If you are interested in learning more about Renuvion, reach out to a member of our team in Beverly Hills, CA, for a consultation.
Who should use the Renuvion/J-Plasma device?
Ideal candidates for Renuvion are men and women with mild sagging on the face or body. Patients should also be within 5 – 10 pounds of their goal weight since this scarless surgery is not meant to be a weight-loss procedure. It’s also important to be in good general health before we begin treatment. Dr. Schwartz can show you before and after photos in our office so we can give you realistic expectations about your outcome in Beverly Hills, CA. Treatment areas include one or more of the following spots:
Inner and outer thighs
Since treatment with Renuvion is minimally invasive, Dr. Schwartz does not need to make large incisions to give patients the results they want. It is a quick, safe procedure that allows us to work with precision in nearly any area of the face and body. For individuals who experience more advanced signs of sagging or drooping, we may recommend more invasive procedures based on your personal health and desired outcome.
What is the Renuvion/J-Plasma device?
Renuvion uses cold plasma technology to tighten the skin. This plasma is generated when helium comes into contact with radiofrequency (RF) energy. Since helium is a stable gas, cold plasma works safely on the surrounding tissues while allowing the energy to penetrate deeply into the layers of the skin. Since the J-Plasma device only turns some of the helium into plasma, the rest is used to cool the area being treated. This process can’t be matched with other procedures, such as lasers, since it is safer and more comfortable for patients.
How is skin tightening performed?
Renuvion is a scarless surgery performed by Dr. Schwartz, usually under general anesthesia. Once administered, small incisions are made in the treated area. Through these incisions, we place a special device under the skin to deliver the helium plasma energy. The energy not only tightens underneath the soft tissue but also stimulates collagen to enhance the results of the procedure. The treatment may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours based on which parts of the body are being addressed. During your consultation, we can create a personalized treatment plan for the best aesthetic results.
What happens after the procedure?
The downtime associated with J-Plasma skin tightening may vary based on the size of the area being treated. Patients who undergo a skin tightening procedure with Renuvion may experience some bruising and swelling, but this usually fades within a week. You may be given a post-surgical garment to wear following the treatment to help with the side effects. Try not to participate in strenuous activities or exercise before getting cleared by Dr. Schwartz or a member of his staff.
Most individuals are back to their schedules as normal in 3 – 5 days. If you feel any pain or discomfort, over-the-counter pain medication may help. The small incisions leave little to no scars and should fade away in a few months after the procedure. Our team in Beverly Hills, CA can offer guidelines and helpful instructions for taking care of the area at home. If you have any questions or concerns while recovering at home, please feel free to contact our facility so we can help.
Learn more about scarless surgery with Dr. Schwartz
Based on your cosmetic goals, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz may suggest using Renuvion skin tightening in addition to another procedure for more enhanced results. The most common ones used with Renuvion are liposuction or tummy tuck surgery. When Renuvion is administered to the face or neck, we can recommend wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers to address common signs of aging and give you an overall rejuvenated look.
Want to know more about skin tightening in Beverly Hills, CA? The best way to learn about this scarless surgery is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schwartz. He has performed countless procedures for the face and body over the years. During your consultation, we can perform a physical exam and learn about the challenges you face. Contact our office to benefit from this procedure and feel more confident in your body.