What is Renuvion (J-Plasma)
Renuvion (J-Plasma) is a skin tightening device that creates helium plasma by adding energy to the helium in its gaseous state. Helium is a stable light noble gas and does not require very much energy to become a plasma. The helium is passed across an energized electrode and creates a focused stream of low-current cold plasma. The excitation of the helium gas occurs very quickly and the plasma then cools instantaneously.
Renuvion is a skin tightening device that utilizes Helium gas in a plasma form to tighten tissue.
A handpiece with a thin cannula is used to deliver the plasma to the tissues. The thin cannula is introduced beneath the skin and the plasma is released into the tissue. The plasma then causes the collagen to contract and results in skin tightening. The ability to deliver the plasma to the tissues below the skin surface prevents damage to the skin surface and results in skin tightening.
The Renuvion skin tightening device adds energy to the Helium gas to create plasma.
Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Andre Levesque, MD performs skin tightening treatments using Renuvion (J-Plasma) at our office in Austin, TX.
"I went to Dr. Levesque for some liposuction on the hard to lose areas of my thighs and flanks. He made sure my expectations were realistic and exactly what he could and couldn't do. He was very detailed in describing the procedure and very patient with questions. It is very obvious he truly cares about his patients and won't just do any procedure a patient wants, but will do what he can to ensure the patient will be happy with the results. For example, I wanted lipo on my rear end. Alot of it. He told me that if he did too much, I would get saggy and explained clearly why what I wanted wasn't a good idea. Other plastic surgeons might have just done it anyway. I felt extremely comfortable with him and trusted him completely. I'm very glad I did! I am extremely happy with my results and would never hesitate to do another procedure with him."- J.H. / Google / May 10, 2019
"Helen, Dr. Levesque, Holly take the time to listen and respect your concerns. They are conservative with the treatment services and provide their time to consult and truly respect the patient concerns. I have recommend Levesque Plastic Surgery to several friends and family and will continue to do so without hesitation."- B.C. / Google / Feb 05, 2020
"Dr. Levesque is a kind, caring, calm surgeon. I went to him for a rhinoplasty (open approach with osteotomy as well as tip refinement) and cannot express enough thanks for the effortless experience - consultation to post-op. I was able to communication directly with Dr. Levesque whenever I had a concern or question, both pre and post op. I am in disbelief I felt fully recovered after only 3 days post-op and ready to go back to work. I had minimal pain for 3 days post op then switched to NSAIDs, as needed. There was some bruising, which I covered up with makeup. His longtime assistant Helen Klingensmith does my botox and dermal procedures. She is so cheerful, and great at finding the best prices for you!"- E. / Google / Dec 26, 2019
"Love this Doctor and his staff. After being hit by a drunk driver my right hand/wrist had some major repairs that needed to be done. Dr. Levesque walked me through the entire procedure, how/why, and answered any questions I had while I laid in the ER. Knowing and seeing that I was upset that I needed surgery he calmly explained reassured me that my hand wouldn't be "gone". I had 2 pins taken out of my wrist after a few weeks. That's not a "no pain" procedure. He did his best to be gentle and quick. Every time I've been to his office for follow ups he never rushes me, takes time to talk about life in general, always wants to make sure I'm happy with the results, and explains to me different options for the future. Thank you for everything."- J.H. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"What a great experience. Office is clean, people are nice, and they listen to your concerns the entire time. Most importantly, a great result. Thank you!"- T.R. / Yelp / Oct 18, 2019
Renuvion (J-Plasma) tightens skin by causing the underlying collagen to contract. The most common areas that Renuvion is used to tighten skin are:
- Inner Thighs
Renvuion skin tightening treatments can be done independently or in conjunction with other treatments like liposuction. Consultations with Dr. Levesque for treatment with Renuvion for skin tightening are done in our office in Austin, TX. At the consultation patients will meet Dr. Levesque and his staff. Dr Levesque will take a medical history and perform a physical exam to determine if skin tightening with Renuvion will benefit the patient. Dr. Levesque will discuss all treatment options for skin tightening depending on location (arms, abdomen, back, buttock, flanks, neck, thighs); and discuss other procedures, such as liposuction, that may provide the best aesthetic results for the patient.
Skin tightening treatment times can vary from 1-3 hours depending on which areas are being done and how many areas are being done at a time. Dr. Levesque will determine the length of the procedure at the time of consultation.
Recovery from a Renuvion skin tightening treatment varies from patient to patient and also depends on the areas being treated. Most patients will experience some bruising and/or swelling immediately after a Renuvion skin tightening treatment. Most patients who have a Renuvion skin tightening treatment can resume physical activity or return to work within several days of having the procedure. Recovery time will vary from patient to patient and depends on areas of treatment and if multiple treatments/procedures are performed at one time. Dr. Levesque will discuss all recovery processes and recovery time at the time of consultation in our office in Austin, TX.
Renuvion provides immediate skin tightening during the procedure and the skin continues to tighten over the next 4-6 months. The small incisions made to introduce the thin cannula under the skin are approximately 5 mm in diameter and heal within 7-10 days. Dr. Levesque will discuss all aspects of the procedure and healing at the time of consultation.