Renuvion treatment harnesses the power of plasma, by Dr. Sean Rice, MD, FRCSC.
Renuvion Plasma is a next-generation technology that offers below-the-skin tightening for all skin types in a single treatment with minimal recovery time.
What is plasma?
Plasma is known as the 4th state of matter. It occurs when a gas is exposed to an electrical charge and, in turn, creates a cloud of ions known as plasma. Plasma can be seen in nature during a lightning storm or the aurora borealis.
How does Renuvion Plasma tighten the skin?
This next-generation technology combines helium gas and radio frequency energy to create a powerful and precise stream of plasma. The plasma tightens the fibrous bands under the skin and, at the same time, causes new collagen production.
Who is a candidate for skin tightening?
Subdermal or below-the-skin tightening can be performed on all skin types and works best for those with mild to moderate skin laxity. The procedure can be performed on many body areas, with the most common being the neck, arms, abdomen, back rolls and thighs.
How many treatments are needed?
Usually only a single treatment is needed. Results can be seen immediately after the procedure, but final skin tightening can take several months, leaving you with natural-looking results.
How is the procedure performed?
The procedure can be performed under either local anaesthesia or sedation depending on the extent of the area treated. A single area takes about an hour. A small amount of cannula is placed under the skin to create a tunnel. The plasma travels through this tunnel to cause instant skin contraction.
What is the recovery time?
A compression garment is worn for a few days to a week after the procedure, and most people can return to normal activities in one to two days. Mild bruising and swelling can occur.
Is the procedure painful?
Most people find the procedure is easily tolerated with over-the-counter pain medication.
What does the procedure cost?
The cost varies depending on the treatment area, but generally starts at $4,500.
About the Author
Dr. Sean Rice, B.A.(Hons), M.D.,M.Sc.,F.R.C.S.C., is a renowned plastic and cosmetic surgeon, a leading authority on age management and is widely recognized for his published articles in Canadian and international medical journals. Dr. Rice is frequently called upon to share his expertise as he trains other surgeons in cutting-edge techniques as well being invited to […]Read Bio Read Posts