Skin Tightening in Houston, TX
Renuvion, powered by J-Plasma, is a high-performing skin tightening system used to treat face and body areas without the need for extensive surgery or large surgical scars. Using advanced technology, Renuvion condenses helium gas energy into a plasma beam to contract the fibers beneath the skin’s surface, stimulating shrinkage of the skin. This minimally invasive treatment can be used on its own or combined with liposuction to achieve maximum results.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Patrick Hsu, Dr. Kendall Roehl, and Dr. Vasileios Vasilakis, offer Renuvion J-Plasma to help both men and women achieve beautiful skin tightening results at Memorial Plastic Surgery.
Benefits of Renuvion J-Plasma
Patients who do not have excessive skin laxity or are not ready to undergo extensive surgery can greatly benefit from Renuvion J-Plasma. It is commonly used in conjunction with liposuction to emulate similar results to these surgical procedures below:
- Neck Lift
- Thigh Lift
- Mini Abdominoplasty
How Does Skin Tightening Work?
Renuvion combines the unique properties of helium plasma with the efficiency of radiofrequency energy to create a dual thermal effect. The result of this energy produces a great tightening treatment underneath the skin to achieve tighter, younger-looking skin.
How Is Renuvion J-Plasma Skin Tightening Performed?
Renuvion skin tightening can be performed under local or general anesthesia in an outpatient setting. This procedure usually takes about 1 hour per treatment area but may take longer if combined with liposuction or if the treatment area is large.
The tumescent solution will first be administered to the treatment areas, followed by liposuction if both procedures are combined. Your surgeon will then insert a thin probe to introduce Renuvion J-Plasma’s technology underneath the skin. The radiofrequency current flowing through the helium gas beam travels down the probe to stimulate the collagen and elastin in the underlying deep subcutaneous tissue while retracting the skin. This process is typically repeated in multiple passes to achieve maximum skin tightening in one session.
" Very happy I found this Doctor. Doctor and all his staff are wonderful. "
" Staff was amazing! Hsu was very helpful. I would definitely recommend him. "
" I was extremely comfortable. He was very professional and gave great recommendations. I would defintely recommend him. "
" Dr. Hsu is easy to talk to and takes the time to listen to you and answer all your questions. The staff is also very friendly and helpful. "
" He is very professional, and thorough went over all that would take place during surgery and what to expect afterwards. I would definitely recommend him. "
Is It Right for Me?
Renuvion J-Plasma is ideal for patients who want surgical results without the complexity associated with traditional surgery. In addition, this treatment can greatly improve mild to moderate loose or sagging skin, commonly due to weight loss, pregnancy, or natural aging.
Common Treatment Areas:
- Saggy jowls
- Back and bra rolls
- Upper arms
- Inner thighs
Renuvion J-Plasma for Skin Resurfacing
Renuvion J-Plasma can also provide dramatic results for skin resurfacing and facial rejuvenation by tightening and smoothing the skin, reducing wrinkles and fine lines, and repairing age-damaged skin to help improve the appearance of:
- Saggy upper eyelids and eyebrows
- Acne scars
- Age spots, freckles, uneven skin tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Crow’s Feet
- Marionette Lines
How Much Does Skin Tightening Cost?
Renuvion J-Plasma in Houston typically ranges between $3,500 – $7,500. Still, your total cost will vary depending on the treatment area, the number of treatments needed, and whether other procedures are combined, such as liposuction. Other factors that affect the price include the type of anesthesia administered, facility fees, and the surgeon’s fee.
Memorial Plastic Surgery accepts all major credit cards, personal checks, and Cryptocurrency. We also offer financing options that may help you with the overall costs of the treatment.
Recovery and Results
Renuvion J-Plasma skin tightening and skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure. Patients are typically discharged home the same day. Below is a general chart of what patients can expect during the recovery period
|POST-OP OBSTACLES||ESTIMATED TIME|
|Soreness and tightness||Immediate – 3 days|
|Swelling and bruising||1 – 2 weeks|
|Compression garment (for skin tightening procedures)||24 hrs/day for first 3 days; moderate use for 4-6 weeks|
|Crusting and discoloration (for skin resurfacing procedures)||5 – 12 days|
|DAILY ACTIVITIES||ESTIMATED TIME|
|Light daily activities (walking, house chores, etc.)||5 – 7 days|
|Work||1 – 2 weeks|
|Strenuous activities||2 – 3 weeks|
Following the procedure, patients can expect swelling and tenderness in the treated areas and notice an immediate improvement over the next months. Final results are typically seen at around 6 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Renuvion procedure hurt?
The majority of patients undergo this procedure under general anesthesia and will experience no pain while asleep. However, patients who choose to stay awake will be given a local anesthetic to numb the treatment areas.
How many Renuvion treatments are required?
Typically, only one treatment is required. However, some patients may need additional treatments as they age in the future or to achieve optimal results.
Are Renuvion results permanent?
Patients can expect long-lasting to permanent results with skin tightening by following all post-surgical instructions and maintaining their weight.
Are there any risks associated with Renuvion?
There are risks in any procedure. However, the risks associated with Renuvion are rare but may include asymmetric healing, irregular skin appearance, numbness, and temporary bruising and discomfort.
*The content and images on this page are provided with the sole intention of educating potential patients on the procedure discussed above. Results vary per individual and are dependent on our doctor’s consultation prior to the procedure. We strongly recommend undergoing a formal consultation with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon prior to scheduling and undergoing any surgical or non-surgical treatment.