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Renuvion® Skin Tightening and Resurfacing in Beverly Hills

Whether from age or lifestyle, many women and men develop skin concerns and irregularities on their face and neck. These may be wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, or hyperpigmentation, and these blemishes can lead men and women to feel self-conscious about their appearance.

Renuvion®, powered by J-Plasma®, is a state-of-the-art skin resurfacing and tightening treatment that uses a combination of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to give dramatic results. This minimally invasive, nearly painless treatment can smooth and tighten your skin to help your face and neck look years younger.

What Are the Benefits of a Renuvion®?

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Rejuvenated Skin

Skin blemishes on our face and neck, like wrinkles and fine lines, can make us look years older than we are (and definitely years older than we feel).

Renuvion® helps to reduce the presence of these blemishes to allow your skin to look clearer and more youthful.

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Improved Tone and Texture

Skin blemishes like scars, large pores, and hyperpigmentation can make your face look imbalanced. However, after your Renuvion® treatment, your skin will have a smoother and more balanced appearance.

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Tighter Skin

As we age, our skin becomes lax. This is due in large part to the fact that the production of collagen and elastin in our skin (responsible for keeping our skin healthy, strong, and tight) slows down. But Renuvion® contracts tissues and boosts collagen and elastin production in the skin to give you a tighter and more toned skin appearance.

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Improved Confidence

The face is often the first thing people notice about a person. So, men and women who suffer from facial skin concerns often feel self-conscious and embarrassed about their appearance. Often, they try to hide their faces under makeup, hair, or clothing, but this is no way to live. After your Renuvion® treatment, you will feel proud to show off your smoother, more youthful face.

How Is a Renuvion® Treatment Performed?

  • Consultation

    At your consultation at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, you will have a chance to discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals with Dr. Chiu. Dr. Chiu will offer his suggestions and make sure that Renuvion® is the right treatment for you. He will also give you any pre-treatment instructions to follow.

  • Before Treatment

    Before your treatment, the treatment area(s) will be numbed with lidocaine. Though you may still feel some discomfort during the treatment, you should not feel any pain.

  • During Treatment

    Once the lidocaine is administered, Dr. Chiu will make small incisions in the treatment area. He will then insert the Renuvion® probe through the incisions so that the RF energy and helium plasma combination can be delivered directly under the skin.

    The heat from the plasma beam causes the skin to contract, while the helium gas cools the area, causing the skin and underlying tissues to be tightened dramatically.

  • After Treatment

    Your Renuvion® treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to complete, depending on the extent of the treatment.

    Patients will be able to return home shortly after their treatment finishes.

What Can I Expect During My Renuvion® Recovery?

  • Immediately After

    You will have redness, bruising, swelling, itching, and some soreness after your Renuvion® treatment. Over-the-counter medication can be taken to alleviate any pain you may feel during this period.

  • 1 Week

    It is important to rest and allow your skin and body to heal during the first 10 days. You should not engage in any strenuous activity during this time. Additionally, it is important that you drink plenty of water, which helps speed up your recovery time.

  • 2 to 3 Weeks

    At this point, you should be able to return to most of your daily activities, though you will still have some redness, bruising, swelling, and itching in the treatment area(s). These side effects should be dissipating slowly. Additionally, you should no longer be feeling any discomfort during this point in your recovery.

  • 4 to 6 Weeks

    By this point, your side effects should be gone and you should be able to resume all of your normal activities, including strenuous activities, like exercise.

Why Choose Dr. Chiu?

Dr. Chiu is an exceptional surgeon with an exhaustive amount of experience in a range of body contouring procedures. With his thorough understanding of plastic surgery aesthetics, he makes sure to take a unique approach to each surgery depending on the needs of the patient.

Well-regarded and highly respected in the industry among colleagues, patients, peers, and international media, Dr. Chiu can help provide you with the results you are looking for.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Renuvion® help with my acne scars?

Yes! Renuvion® can dramatically help the appearance of scars on the face and neck, including scars from acne. However, Renuvion® will not help get rid of the presence of active acne on your face.

How bad will the scars be after my Renuvion® treatment?

While Renuvion® requires incisions to be made in your skin, the size of these incisions is so minimal that you will have little to no noticeable scarring, and if scars are present after your treatment, they will fade over time.

How many Renuvion® treatments will I need?

Most patients require only one treatment to achieve their desired results; however, some patients need a second Renuvion® treatment. The prospect of a second treatment is something that you and Dr. Chiu will discuss at a follow-up appointment.

When will I see my Renuvion® results?

While you will see some results immediately after your treatment, it usually takes anywhere from six to nine months to see your final results.

How long will my Renuvion® results last?

Though Renuvion® results are not permanent, they are long lasting. Most patients can look to enjoy their results for up to 10 years on their face and five to seven years on their neck.

Is Renuvion® safe?

Although Renuvion® is FDA-approved for certain uses, it is not FDA-approved for the treatment of aesthetic skin problems. The FDA recently released a warning about the treatment when used for aesthetic concerns, describing potential risks, including burns, infection, and nerve damage. Apyx Medical (the maker of Renuvion®) responded to these warnings with a statement, “We do not and will not promote the use of our products – or train physicians – for these procedures until we receive clearance from the FDA. Our labeling specifically warns against the use of our products for this indication as well. We support the FDA’s focus on ensuring that healthcare providers and patients understand the safe and proper use of our products.

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