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Sagging, loose skin is an unfortunate part of aging that can be very hard to combat. Sun exposure, weight loss, pregnancy and other factors can make this problem worse. Many people look for a way to firm and tighten their skin again and regain their youthful appearance. Renuvion provides a minimally-invasive, safe and effective treatment to revitalize and rejuvenate the skin on almost any area of the body.

What is Renuvion?

Renuvion is a technologically-advanced device that uses cold helium plasma to naturally contract and tighten the skin. The Renuvion device combines helium gas and radiofrequency energy which create cold helium plasma when combined. Cold helium plasma tightens the skin and dramatically boosts and stimulates the production of collagen, which provides elasticity and firmness within the skin.

Renuvion is long lasting, non-surgical and doesn’t require a long downtime.

How Renuvion Works

Dr. Macias will start your Renuvion treatment with a thorough consultation so that he can examine your skin laxity and concerns, review your medical history and discuss your goals for the procedure. With Dr. Macias, you will determine which areas you would like to target for your treatment. These areas may include the face, abdomen, neck, legs, buttocks and back.

When you’re ready for the procedure, Dr. Macias will use local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. He will then make a very small incision, less than half a centimeter, through which he will insert the Renuvion device. The device will then emit ionized gas and radiofrequency, which join together to create cold helium plasma and instantly begin to take effect by generating enough heat to contract the skin and melt fat, while excess helium gas cools the area. The combination of energy tightens the skin and underlying tissues to tighten and firm up. Each area treated takes about 15-30 minutes.

What Can I Expect After Renuvion?

You’ll need about a week to rest and recover after your Renuvion treatment. You will wear a compression garment once the procedure is complete. This will help reduce swelling or a buildup of fluid.

After 5-7 days, you should be able to return to light work or your usual activities, but wait until you have an okay from Dr. Macias before doing anything strenuous.

Even while you’re recovering, you’ll be able to see firmer and tighter skin. More results will be visible as the swelling subsides over the next month. As the boost of collagen continues to produce tighter, new skin, you’ll see continued rejuvenation results over a period of 6-9 months. During this time you will see more dramatic, significant improvement.

Renuvion results are very long lasting, for a minimum of five years.

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Listen here to Dr. Luis Macias being interviewed by the Big Butts No Lies podcast host for "When Should I Have a Facelift?" This podcast episode covers the following topics:

  • What are non-surgical options if not ready for a Facelift (Morpheus8, Facetite and Renuvion)?
  • When do most patients get a facelift?
  • Where are the scars hidden for a facelift?
  • Are neck lifts part of a facelift procedure?
  • Is fat grafting done during a facelift?
  • Is a mini facelift worth it?
  • Can a facelift be done under local anesthesia?
  • How can lips be augmented as we age?
  • What lasers do you recommend for facial rejuvenation?

Am I a Candidate For Renuvion?

Candidates for Renuvion are seeing the signs of age and experiencing loose skin and wrinkles. Ideal candidates for Renuvion are men or women who meet the following requirements:

  • Prefer a non-surgical skin tightening and rejuvenation option
  • Would like to achieve significant rejuvenation
  • Have mild to moderate sagging skin, wrinkles and lines
  • Are stably within five to ten pounds of their ideal weight
  • Do not smoke
  • Are generally in good health
  • Have realistic expectations for what a Renuvion treatment can achieve

What Areas Can Be Treated With Renuvion?

Renuvion can be used on almost any part of the body to lift and tighten the skin. Results are similar (although not as significant) as the results of a facelift or tummy tuck.

  • Face and neck
  • Arms
  • Breasts
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Knees

Why Choose Dr. Macias?

Dr. Luis Macias is an internationally renowned, highly-trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon who has a reputation for natural, elegant results and thoughtful, individualized patient care. Dr. Macias is experienced with the latest, most cutting-edge techniques and is dedicated to providing outstanding results for his patients. He proudly provides not only the most advanced surgical technology, but also non-surgical methods to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Call today for a consultation.

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