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Renuvion® Skin Tightening Philadelphia, PA

What is Renuvion Skin Tightening?

The non-surgical tummy tuck. “Shrink-wrap” for your skin. These descriptions convey the smooth skin tightening effect Renuvion® delivers. Renuvion, also known as J-Plasma, is a revolutionary, nonsurgical procedure for skin tightening that shrinks and sculpts sagging skin. All without large incisions, extended downtime, and the potential complications of a surgical procedure. Renuvion Philadelphia can be used in tandem with liposuction to maximize your results or as a standalone treatment on various areas of the body to tighten skin.

How Does Renuvion/J-Plasma Work?

Renuvion is a truly innovative, precise procedure that can produce outstanding results. Renuvion Philadelphia can be used as a standalone procedure. Renuvion can also be used after SmartLipo as a finishing effect to tighten and tone the skin. How it works: The handheld Renuvion device is inserted between the outer layer of skin and the underlying muscles. It delivers helium gas and radiofrequency (RF) energy, which converts to helium plasma. Renuvion emits a plasma beam that quickly heats to the ideal temperature to shrink the skin tissue in the targeted areas. Then the tissue is cooled in less than one second. This method safely and gently tightens loose skin at a level unrivaled by laser, radiofrequency, and ultrasound treatments. Renuvion kickstarts the healing and collagen-producing process, and the skin will further tighten over 6-9 months, revealing a more toned and youthful appearance.

The benefits of Renuvion are many, but it most importantly avoids an invasive tummy tuck surgery and the resulting hip-to-hip scar. Philadelphia patients often look years younger and have a more toned appearance after the Renuvion treatment.

The Renuvion/J-Plasma Procedure

The Renuvion Skin Tightening/J-Plasma procedure completely avoids open surgery. Only small nicks (“freckle indents”) in the skin (no stitches) and a tiny cannula are needed. We use local anesthesia, similar to what is provided at a dentist’s office. Recovery time is fairly short, with most Philadelphia patients back to work after 3-4 days.

Depending on the number and size of the areas, the procedure can last from 2-4 hours. The nonsurgical procedure for skin tightening involves these steps:

Candidates for Renuvion Skin Tightening

Renuvion has been performed on men and women, ranging in age from 20-70+, who want to improve their skin quality. The procedure is ideal for anyone in or near Philadelphia who wants to avoid an invasive surgical procedure and skin excision. If you have mild to moderate sagging skin from aging or weight loss, you may also be a good candidate for Renuvion.

Some Philadelphia patients have larger or multiple areas to address, which can be effective with Renuvion. The procedure is not for everyone and is not a treatment for obesity or removing excess skin.

Where Can Renuvion Be Used?

The Renuvion procedure is so versatile, and it can be used nearly anywhere on the body to improve the appearance of loose or sagging skin. Areas we often treat include:

During your consultation, Dr. Kwak will review your goals and areas of concern to determine if Renuvion is the best treatment to give you superior results.

Frequently Asked Renuvion Questions

If you’re deciding between Renuvion and a surgical tummy tuck, both are very effective but approach skin laxity differently. The plasma energy in the Renuvion wand triggers collagen production, causing tighter and firmer skin. Loose belly skin is removed during the tummy tuck procedure and stitches are used, leaving a visible scar. Downtime is also longer after a tummy tuck procedure, and most Philadelphia patients recover over a long weekend with Renuvion.

At Lumen, you and Dr. Kwak can discuss the difference between Renuvion and a tummy tuck. He will evaluate the areas of concern and help you understand the benefits and limitations of each procedure. Dr. Kwak takes the time to listen to his patients and develop a customized plan to achieve your best possible results.

During your consultation, Dr. Andrew Kwak, founder of The Lumen Center, will listen to your concerns and learn about your body goals. He will ask you about your general health, medical history, and allergies. Then Dr. Kwak will examine the areas of concern and take photos to create a customized treatment plan. He will answer any questions you have, discuss what you can expect and how the Renuvion technology works. If you decide to move forward, you will receive detailed instructions on preparing for your procedure and what to expect during and after the treatment.

Minimal downtime is needed after the Renuvion procedure, typically a long weekend.

Discomfort and side effects are minimal after the Renuvion/j plasma procedure, and may include localized soreness, bruising, and swelling.

Doctors often report noticeable firming results to the skin texture and elasticity after the procedure. And the results will keep getting better! Full results are expected in 6-9 months as the body goes through the healing process. You’ll experience additional tightening and improvements in skin quality.

Typically, a single treatment is needed to reach the desired result. Multiple treatment areas can be addressed in the same session. You will receive a customized treatment plan to meet your body contouring goals.

The Renuvion skin tightening treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure at The Lumen Center office in Bryn Mawr, PA (near Philadelphia).

Lumen offers convenient financing options designed to fit your budget. Yes, financing is available through PatientFiUnited Medical Credit, or CareCredit. The links take you to the respective applications to easily pre-qualify.

The Recovery Process

The recovery process after the Renuvion procedure is fairly short, with most people only taking 3-4 days off from work. Mild associated discomfort and bruising are common but short-lived side effects. Recovery time is much shorter with Renuvion compared to more invasive procedures.

Lumen Center patients are carefully monitored post-procedure and at regular checkpoints for up to a year.

Is Renuvion Skin Tightening Right for You?

At The Lumen Center, we’re proud to invest in the most advanced cosmetic technology and best skin tightening treatment available to help our patients achieve their goals and the best possible results. That’s why we’re excited to offer Renuvion – an FDA-approved device used for skin rejuvenation and as a non-surgical alternative to a tummy tuck.

To learn more about Renuvion/jplasma and our other cosmetic procedures, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kwak, founder and cosmetic surgeon at The Lumen Center. He’ll review what you can realistically expect, address your concerns, and answer any questions.