Renuvion for Skin Tightening

I have been talking about the amazing properties for the Renuvion Plasma (formerly known as J-Plasma) and the resultant skin tightening we are seeing in our LipoSculpting patients. A lot of speculation as to how it really worked have now been proven through meticulous patient research by many of my colleagues around the U.S. This Renuvion Skin system is only used by about 900 or so surgeons in the United States and continues to amaze each of us as to the efficiency it has with skin tightening at Lipo and also its unique skin re-surfacing properties. New understanding of the action was recently published and showed its efficacy was even better than when initially FDA approved. Basically, with skin tightening at Lipo, it works like no other devise on the market. After fat is removed from the site the Renuvion Plasma energy is dispersed through the area. Studies in actual cases show that the plasma energy is absorbed in the structural columns between the skin and the underlying muscle/fascial layer. This then causes an immediate contracture of the columns and a pull down of the skin. With multiple passes over multiple areas an overall lift and pull in of large areas of skin can be achieved. Best of all, that contraction of skin continues over the next several weeks as the energy sets off a healing cascade that continues to work. In my observation, the skin pull can be felt while performing this step and the overall skin quality is improved in further post operative exams. In some smaller areas such as over the ribs the laser that I have been using for years still gives excellent skin tightening also. The new studies out recently on Renuvion showed about a 20% increase in skin tightening over laser alone.

Genesis is proud to be the exclusive center in South Carolina using the Renuvion Plasma system for skin tightening with Liposuction. We are also only one of 6 in the two Carolinas with this amazing technology. It is now an integral and important part of our combination approach to LipoSculpting using VASER, Laser and now Renuvion. For more information check out

www.Renuvion.com.

Update on Laser and Plasma skin tightening

We have now had the newest technique in skin tightening for about 10 months with dozens of cases being done.  The new Renuvion Plasma (formerly called J-Plasma) has proven to be well worth the investment as it has taken our skin tightening at lipo to a whole new level.  However, it has not completely replaced our laser tightening but has added a tool that works in synergy with each other.  To review, the laser that we have used for years and still do accomplishes skin tightening by doing micro damage to the back of the skin. As the skin heals, new collagen protein is laid down and contracts giving you a lifting and tightening of the skin during the ensuing weeks post lipo. The plasma system works on the support structures that attaches the skin to the underlying abdominal wall and in essence helps to pull the skin tighter by working on the deeper support fibers.  It also works on the skin itself but in a different fashion than the laser.  I have noticed that the plasma also can improve and slightly thicken the skin in patients with thin wrinkled skin also.  Case in point.  I have had several patients with really loose skin on the thighs that on examination was also thin and crepe like.  Previously in patients like this I noticed only a slight tightening with laser.  Now with the plasma system I am noticing a marked improvement to the quality of the skin and an actual thickening of the crepe like skin, giving a great skin lift and improved appearance. With added laser tightening in select areas on cases such as this it is giving us a better lift and tightening than we achieved with laser alone.  On the neck we are able to tighten all the way to the collar bone and out to the sides more than we could with laser.  In many patients it is helping us acheive a neck lift look without the cutting required in a formal neck lift.

I can say without a doubt that the Renuvion Plasma is a wonderful enhancement to our LipoSculpting program as it is proving to be a valuable addition to the Vaser and Laser we have overlapped for years.  We are proud to be the only provider in South Carolina to embrace this cutting edge technololgy and only one of about 800 physicians in the US and Canada that are providers of this ground breaking innovation.

Dr. ODell