Renuvion® in Midlothian

After liposuction or weight loss, you may find you have loose skin that does not show off your results. Body contouring procedures like Renuvion® in Midlothian could produce significant results and help you meet your goal of having smoother, younger-looking skin with smaller incisions and less downtime.

Renuvion is typically combined with liposuction to optimize skin contraction and minimize the risk of loose skin that can sometimes occur after liposuction.  It can help rebuild collagen, which keeps your skin smooth and tight, for lasting results.

How Does Renuvion® Work?

Renuvion® uses helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to help rejuvenate and tighten your skin. The technology uses a handheld device to deliver precisely controlled heat to the target area to cause contraction of the skin and promote the body’s natural production of collagen.

Collagen is a protein that impacts your skin’s tone and texture, helping to keep the skin firm and youthful. Renuvion has the unique ability to provide significant skin tightening without the need for a tummy tuck or arm lift.

The handheld device can be used on different areas of your body, including your neck, thighs, arms, back, and abdomen. The process helps tighten skin, which addresses visible signs of aging such as fine lines, loose skin, and wrinkles.

Renuvion is an excellent treatment alongside liposuction, as it helps reduce the appearance of excess skin when there is skin laxity. For example, it may be used with liposuction on your neck and jowls for a tighter, smoother neck appearance.

During surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew H. Steele inserts a thin wand under your skin to direct helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to the tissue. This causes the collagen fibers to contract and prompts the long-term production of collagen.

You will see immediate results as the skin contracts during your Renuvion treatment in Midlothian, and you will continue to experience improvements as your body begins to produce more collagen.

What Can Renuvion® Treat?

Renuvion® is approved for use on nearly any area of the body after liposuction to help reduce skin laxity and tighten skin. It can also be used in combination with other cosmetic procedures. However, Renuvion is a single treatment, unlike other tightening treatments that require more than one procedure.

When you are considering liposuction and are concerned about excess skin after the procedure, talk to Dr. Steele to determine whether Renuvion can help create the results you are looking for. Dr. Steele may suggest using it in the arm, around the thigh, above the knee, and in the lower face and neck. In each case, it gives the results of a lift procedure with less recovery and downtime.

Am I a Good Candidate for Renuvion®?

People who are good candidates for Renuvion® have skin laxity in the area they would like treated or are undergoing liposuction and have decreased skin elasticity. In some cases, Renuvion can be used as a standalone treatment that offers natural-looking and subtle results.

The procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia, so your recovery is quick, without the side effects of general anesthesia.  People who are good candidates will be in good health with well controlled underlying medical issues.

Since new collagen takes time to develop, you must be patient to see the final results and have realistic expectations. When you have more advanced signs of aging or significant excess skin, a surgical lift procedure may be required to produce your desired results.

Nicotine can trigger complications during surgery or in the post-operative period, so we recommend you stop smoking four weeks before and after your surgery.

While the results of Renuvion are long-lasting, you can prolong them further by using a high-quality skincare routine at home and sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher when you are in the sun or sitting next to large windows.

Call Today to Schedule Your Consultation for Renuvion® in Midlothian

When you have mild to moderate skin laxity and would like a lift procedure after liposuction with less recovery than traditional skin tightening, consider Renuvion® in Midlothian. We encourage you to call our office today and schedule your consultation to learn more about the procedure and the results you can expect.