Renuvion is a minimally invasive treatment that tightens loose, sagging skin. Also called J-Plasma or J-Plasty, Renuvion uses advanced radiofrequency techniques to rejuvenate the skin and stimulate our bodies’ regenerative properties.
- 1 Why Choose Renuvion/J-Plasma/J-Plasty?
- 2 About Renuvion in the Bay Area
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Ideal Candidates
- 5 Your Confidential Consultation with Dr. Korman
- 6 Preparation
- 7 Procedure
- 8 Recovery
- 9 Results
- 10 Complementary Procedures
- 11 How Much Does Renuvion/J-Plasma Cost in San Jose?
- 12 FAQ
- 13 References
Why Choose Renuvion/J-Plasma/J-Plasty?
Loose skin can result from several common life events. Aging, weight loss, and pregnancy can all cause sagging or stretching. Loose skin can cause frustration and contribute to decreased self-confidence. Some people might believe the only solution to loose skin comes from surgical procedures. Renuvion offers a non-surgical resolution without the extended downtime.
Joshua Korman, M.D., F.A.C.S. is pleased to offer Renuvion treatments to the greater Bay Area community. Dr. Korman specializes in aesthetic procedures designed to enhance your natural beauty and help you achieve the appearance you dream of acquiring. He firmly believes in matching patients with the right treatment for their needs and goals. Renuvion serves as a powerful tool in his armamentarium of body sculpting techniques. Well-suited to patients that want to eliminate excess skin and reclaim a youthful look, Renuvion/J-Plasma provides a reliable non-surgical alternative for skin enhancement. Contact Dr. Korman online to schedule an appointment and discover the benefits of Renuvion. You can also call our Silicon Valley or Carmel-by-the-Sea offices.
San Jose: 408-831-6229
Mountain View: 650-254-1200
About Renuvion in the Bay Area
Loose skin is one of the unavoidable consequences of life. As we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity. Life events can also contribute to excess skin. Other issues that can be treated with Renuvion include leathery or rough skin, sunspots and age spots, and some fine lines and wrinkles. The tautness and shine of youthful skin result from collagen and elastin. Elastin and collagen are the two important proteins that form the underlying molecular structure that supports healthy skin. Renuvion helps rebuild this crucial protein network that supplies support and maintenance for healthy skin.
How Renuvion Works
Renuvion is U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for the coagulation of soft tissue. Renuvion uses a proprietary formula to deliver thermal energy beneath the surface layer of the skin. By incorporating helium into radiofrequency treatments, Renuvion applies RF energy to the subcutaneous layer of the skin. Energy applied to the subcutaneous layers causes gentle contractions. The process refreshes the outer layer of skin and remodels the underlying layers of skin. The skin tightening benefits are immediately noticeable in the days following treatment and continues to improve for up to a year following treatment.
- Effective skin tightening
- Elastin and collagen rebuilding
- Minimal invasiveness
- No extended downtime
- No surgical scars
- Minimal discomfort
Ideal candidates for Renuvion are patients looking to tighten loose skin and gain secondary benefits of smoothing the skin and improve complexion.
Candidates may not qualify for Renuvion if they have sensitive skin, a history of keloid scarring, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, are experiencing an active acne breakout, or are taking blood-thinning medication. Mention any condition or medications to Dr. Korman during your consultation. If you do not qualify for Renuvion, he will provide you with alternative recommendations.
Your Confidential Consultation with Dr. Korman
Dr. Korman believes in treating all patients as individuals, not nameless customers. During your consultation, he will get to know you, review your medical history, and discuss your aesthetic goals and expectations. Ask him any questions you might have.
Dr. Korman’s credentials are beyond reproach. He has taught at Stanford University for over 25 years as Clinical Professor specializing in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has also taught instructional courses for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Castle Connolly, the esteemed patient-focused research firm, has named him as Top Doctor and the Consumer Research Awards have presented him with the Compassionate Doctor Award.
To preview the compassionate service you can expect from Dr. Korman, look through our patient reviews. Don’t hesitate to ask us to put you in touch with previous patients who can answer some of your questions. You can follow our blog to stay updated on plastic surgery news.
After your consultation, Dr. Korman will provide you with instructions on what you should do to prepare for Renuvion treatments. Make sure to diligently follow all these personalized directions. Altering or stopping some medications may be recommended. In general, it’s advisable to stop smoking entirely. Smoking creates numerous health risks that should be avoided. On the day of the procedure, you will arrive at the medical center about 45 minutes early. This allows us time to administer the premedication and allow oral sedatives to take effect.
When you come in for Renuvion treatment, you’ll be ushered into a comfortable room. The procedure typically takes about an hour to perform. Then, you’ll be placed under the appropriate anesthesia depending on your personalized treatment plan.
During the procedure, Dr. Korman will make a small incision and then use Renuvion’s specially designed cannula to treat the targeted area. The device will use radiofrequency energy to ionize the helium gas and transform it into a cool, reactive plasma. The low temperature plasma stimulates the deeper layers of the skin to jump start collagen and elastin remodeling. The helium addition to the device provides cooling and keeps any discomfort to an absolute minimum. By strengthening the skin’s support network, Renuvion leverages our body’s healing ability to provide a natural form of skin tightening. Since it targets the subcutaneous layer under the surface, Renuvion can achieve greater results than what can be achieved through only surface-level treatments with no observed complications.
Recovery from Renuvion/J-Plasty is straightforward. You may experience minor redness and swelling for up to 2 months following your procedure. The discomfort you experience will be minimal and easily remedied with over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol. The minuscule incisions won’t leave any scars.
If you undergo Renuvion treatments for facial resurfacing, you may need a little more time to recover. Some patients like to take 1-2 weeks off from work to recuperate in the comfort of their homes. Make sure to take any topical creams or lotion Dr. Korman recommends to facilitate a healthy recovery.
Renuvion effectively tightens the skin and promotes both collagen growth and the remodeling of the elastin structure. Due to its unique formula, Renuvion has proven to be one of the most effective techniques to tighten the skin and initiate the body’s natural regenerative processes. The benefits from Renuvion can gradually improve the condition of your skin for up to a year.
While Renuvion often gets billed as a non-surgical “lift”, the procedure can also be used to complement surgical procedures for comprehensive body contouring.
Some procedures in particular like liposuction, only focus on fat removal. Renuvion can provide the skin tightening aspect that nicely complements liposuction or its variations such as VASER liposuction or SmartLipo.
CoolSculpting has emerged as one of the hottest non-surgical treatments. It’s all over social media digitally and on billboards physically. But like liposuction, CoolSculpting is a procedure specially designed to remove adipose (fat) tissue. It doesn’t focus on skin tightening. This makes Renuvion a perfect complement for CoolSculpting-based body contouring.
How Much Does Renuvion/J-Plasma Cost in San Jose?
The cost of Renuvion treatments depends on the treatment areas and any unique circumstances surrounding your treatment. After your consultation, Dr. Korman can provide a complete set of prices. There will be no hidden costs and any pricing provided will be clear and transparent. Financing options are also available if you wish to open a payment plan.
What areas can be treated with Renuvion?
Renuvion can be used on the face, abdomen, neck, thighs, arms, and waist.
Are Renuvion/J-Plasma results permanent?
Renuvion/J-Plasma provides results that endure for a long time. However, age and other factors that cause the depletion of collagen and elastin will eventually catch up and gradually diminish the results over time.
How long do Renuvion’s results last?
Everyone’s body reacts differently to treatments. The results will vary from patient to patient as our bodies are all unique. Studies do show that visible improvements continue to arrive for up to a year. Doctors estimate the results can last for five years or more.
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