Procedure Time: 1-3 Hrs
Recovery Time: 1 week
Renuvion Seattle & Tacoma
Lax skin is something that nearly everyone will experience. However, it can be exacerbated by smoking, weight loss, and sun damage. While good skincare and self care routines can help keep the skin tight and supple. It will eventually lose some laxity. This is when non-invasive skin tightening treatments can make skin look younger and tighter longer. One of the most effective options is Renuvion. Seattle Plastic Surgery offers the best Renuvion Seattle and Tacoma provides.
The Science Behind Renuvion
Renuvion uses plasma energy combined with radiofrequency to produce warm and cold energies that promote skin tightening. Unlike other options that only work on the surface of the skin or only utilize one type of energy, Renuvion skin tightening uses a cannula similar to a liposuction cannula to tighten the skin from the inside out. It is also frequently performed after chin liposuction. Let’s take a closer look at the elements that make Renuvion effective.
Plasma–known as the fourth state of matter–is essentially what happens when a gas boils. It contains superheated particles and a significant number of charged ions and electrons. This means that it is usually pretty hot and moves quickly. Other examples of plasma include neon signs, lightning, and stars.
To prevent burns from super hot plasma, Renuvion uses helium gas to create what is known as cold plasma. Cold plasma occurs when the electrons are hotter than the neutral particles. Though, neutral particles tend to greatly outnumber electrons in cold plasma. This keeps the plasma relatively cool and unlikely to burn during the procedure.
Radiofrequency is a well known skin tightening tool already. Commonly utilized along with microneedling or on its own, radiofrequency has several uses that benefit the skin. When used in Renuvion, it adds extra tightening and can penetrate the skin deeper than the plasma can.
A low level electrical current, RF energy works well with plasma to prompt skin retraction. Usually, it is used on the surface of the skin. In this case, though, the waves work outward to tighten the skin inward. Therefore causing retraction of the skin which can treat sagging, loose skin, and wrinkles.
Benefits & Risks
As with every medical procedure, Renuvion comes with benefits and risks that patients must weigh. Dr. Jonov will also calculate your specific risk based on factors such as medical history, medical conditions, and lifestyle. However, he will also compare this to the benefits Renuvion may provide for you.
The benefits of Renuvion in Seattle may vary slightly between patients based upon their starting anatomy, goals, and if they are undergoing any other surgical procedures. Some of the benefits associated with J plasma include:
- Tighter, more supple skin
- Results tend to become visible quickly
- Can treat nearly any body area
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Easy to combine with liposuction
- Long lasting results
- Few risks or side effects
- Requires only small incisions
- General anesthesia is not always necessary
- Precise and stays between the skin and subcutaneous layer
- Can treat skin laxity that occurs for almost any reason
- Natural results
- Suitable for younger and older adults
- Works on all skin types
- Limited downtime or recovery
Renuvion treatment does come with some risks. While minimal and major complications remain a rare occurrence, it is still important to consider the risks to make a fully informed decision. Some of the risks include:
- Prolonged or worse than average side effects
- Nerve damage
- Skin death
- Noticeable or raised scarring
- Lack of results
- Scar tissue formation
Incidences of these risks are rare. Dr. Jonov will take precautionary measures to prevent complications from occurring. This may include identifying patients who would carry too much risk for the procedure, prescribing antibiotics before surgery, and recommending scar cream following surgery.
Renuvion Before & After
First, you will meet with Dr. Jonov during a consultation at Seattle Plastic Surgery. He will ask about your goals, health, medical history, and lifestyle. He may then examine the areas to determine the amount of skin laxity and what type of retraction would be possible. In some cases, he may determine that a skin removal surgery such as a facelift or tummy tuck would better adhere to your desired results.
If Dr. Jonov believes that Renuvion–alone or in combination with another procedure–would provide you the best results, he will discuss the procedure in detail. While Renuvion is fairly non-invasive, patients need to be in relatively good health and have any chronic medical conditions well controlled.
Depending on the specifics of your procedure, an anesthesia provider will place you under either local or general anesthesia. General anesthesia is most common to maintain patient comfort. Making small incisions in the treatment area(s), Dr. Jonov may perform liposuction first. Otherwise, or after lipo, he will insert the J plasma cannula just underneath the skin.
Using slow, precise movements, he will activate the plasma to tighten the skin. Sometimes, the retraction is even evident during the procedure. After he finishes this process in all the areas, you will begin to wake up from surgery.
Once awake, you will remain in monitored recovery until released into the care of your caretaker. At home, Dr. Jonov will likely instruct you to wear compression garments to promote tightening and prevent swelling. It also tends to keep patients more comfortable during recovery.
Along with this, Dr. Jonov may also prescribe antibiotics, pain medications, and give instructions for when to restart or discontinue existing medications. Most patients need around a week off work, though some may need as long as two depending on healing and the physicality of the job. Strenuous exercise will gradually be added back in at four to six weeks.
Despite needing a week off work, many patients find recovering after Renuvion treatment less daunting or exhausting than other surgeries. Without large incisions to treat or major trauma to the body, some patients may even find they do not need prescription pain medication.
Dr. Craig Jonov is the best. Seriously; if you're looking for someone who's both so competent and so personable, he's the one to go to. He knows his stuff and beyond; especially for rhinoplasties. I got a consultation with almost every surgeon in the Greater Seattle Area and Dr. Craig is the only one that felt comfortable to operate.Moe
I had a great experience - pain free and fully informed, the doctor took her time and was very patient with me as I navigated different procedures. Highly recommend.Laura
Always such a lovely and welcoming experience. I never feel embarrassed about the questions or concerns I have. Definitely a life long customer!Kayla
Great customer service, extremely helpful and individualized. Dr. Craig Jonov is excellent! Overall an extremely easy process with his experience.Amber
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are The Side Effects Of J Plasma?
Side effects of Renuvion are generally mild. Like with most surgeries, it may cause:
These side effects tend to last a few days and can be treated with over-the-counter remedies such as Tylenol, the elevation of the limb or body part, and monitoring for infection. Dr. Jonov may prescribe prescription painkillers in some cases. He may also recommend ultrasound massages to promote lymphatic drainage and reduce swelling.
Is Renuvion A Laser?
No, Renuvion is not a laser. While it may resemble a laser, it uses heated gases instead of heated light like a laser does. Lasers cannot be used like Renuvion as they would likely carry a higher risk of burns.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Some results may be immediately evident. However, potential swelling and bruising may interfere after a couple of days. Typically, significant results are seen after about three to six months. It will continue to improve and final results becoming evident in nine to twelve months. This will vary between patients based on their rate of healing, the number of areas they had treated, and the quality of their skin.
Is A Laser or Renuvion Better?
It depends on your goals. Laser resurfacing primarily treats the outward appearance of the skin. While it can offer some skin tightening, it is more for surface sagging and wrinkles. If there is more advanced sagging, then Seattle Renuvion may be the better choice. Though, if you are wanting to treat sun damage or similar problems, then laser resurfacing may present more benefits.
Does Insurance Cover It?
Not usually when used in a cosmetic setting. Seattle Plastic Surgery does work with outside financing companies including Care Credit to help you find financing that fits your needs and budget. You can find more information about these resources and links to apply on our financing page.
What Is The Cost?
The cost of Renuvion with Dr. Jonov starts at $4,000. Pricing may vary based on combined procedures, the number of body areas, and other factors. Following a consultation with the plastic surgeon, you will receive a more accurate price estimate. You can also find more detailed pricing information on our price list.
The Best Skin Tightening With Renuvion In Seattle & Tacoma
Centrally located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, Seattle Plastic Surgery has provided for Greater Seattle’s cosmetic needs. With an experienced team of plastic surgeons, medical personnel, and friendly administrative staff, you can expect we warm and friendly experience in the office. Along with surgical services like liposuction, the office also provides Botox, filler injections, and medical grade skincare services.
Dr. Craig Jonov is a plastic surgeon with decades of experience in cosmetic surgery and injections. Frequently chosen to educate fellow physicians and providers in his field, Dr. Jonov is looked at as one of the foremost experts in plastic surgery in Seattle. He specializes in facial, breast, and body surgeries. Dr. Jonov performs body contouring and skin tightening procedures every week.