Lax skin in the face, neck, arms, chest, abdomen and legs due to aging or life events such as weight loss or childbirth can now be addressed with minimally invasive technology. Many people are either not ready or poor candidates for excisional (skin removal) procedures. These potential patients are often left with disappointing options for improvement, including externally applied energy-based devices that routinely overpromise and underdeliver.
Loose skin that remains after lipocontouring alone contracts by roughly 8% throughout the year following surgery. This minimal amount of “natural” contraction is frequently disappointing and adds an element of unpredictability following liposuction procedures.
Renuvion® is a revolutionary device that delivers helium plasma and radiofrequency energy through a probe inserted by a surgeon beneath the skin to precisely target and heat the structural components. Renuvion® heats the tissue to 85° Celsius (185° Fahrenheit), the optimal temperature for maximal coagulation, yet allows for rapid cooling to protect vital surrounding structures. This is accomplished without raising the skin temperature or bulk heating the surrounding tissue, dramatically reducing the risk of burns or dents, respectively. This is simply not possible with devices that deliver energy externally through the skin. Following treatment with Renuvion®, skin may tighten up to 65% following coagulation of the soft tissues, which is unmatched by other available devices. Thermal skin contraction is the future of body contouring.