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Renuvion Skin Tightening in Houston

As the skin ages, it begins to lose elasticity and produce less of the collagen and elastin that keeps it appearing firm and vital. This can cause the appearance of loose, saggy skin and wrinkles. Fortunately for patients in the Houston area, Dr. Scott Reis offers a revolutionary treatment, Renuvion Skin Tightening powered by J-PlasmaⓇ, to restore firmness and vitality to the skin in areas of concern.

What is Renuvion Skin Tightening?

Renuvion is a minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment that relies on radiofrequency energy to deliver similar skin-tightening effects of an invasive procedure like a facelift, arm lift or even a tummy tuck, with significantly less risk and recovery associated with a more involved and invasive surgery.1

How Renuvion Skin Tightening Works

Renuvion Powered by J-Plasma is a device that delivers radiofrequency energy under the skin to heat underlying tissues. Once in place, the device creates a Dual Thermal Effect™ where electrical energy is combined with helium gas, creating a cold atmospheric plasma that rapidly heats then cools to tighten tissues under the skin.
Unlike previous devices, Renuvion can more quickly heat the tissues under the skin to maximum contraction temperatures while the cool plasma minimizes the transfer of this heat energy to the skin itself. This revolutionary system induces immediate contraction of subdermal tissue, creating skin-tightening effects that only improve as the body initiates healing and the production of collagen.2,3

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Renuvion Skin Tightening Benefits

Dr. Reis’ patients enjoy dramatic results after Renuvion treatment, which is specially designed to target loose skin on delicate areas of the face, neck, and body, including:

  • Fewer wrinkles and fine lines
  • Only a tiny incision is required
  • Downtime is minimal
  • Results are often instant, improve over time, and long-lasting

The Renuvion Skin Tightening Procedure: What to Expect

To ensure your comfort, Dr. Reis performs Renuvion treatments under sedation or general anesthesia. To begin the procedure, he makes several small incisions so that he can use the Renuvion handpiece to apply radiofrequency energy directly to the subdermal tissues under the skin. Once in place, Dr. Reis moves the device across the treatment area to heat the subdermal tissues to cause contraction and to stimulate collagen production. Depending on the area treated, Renuvion treatments can take as little as 45 minutes and yield immediate results. Given the use of small incisions, which are similar to those used for liposuction, these two procedures are typically combined for even more dramatic and long lasting results.

Recovery After Renuvion Treatment

Following Renuvion treatments to the neck, you will need to wear a special compression garment for 24 hours a day in the week after treatment. After this, you should wear the compression garment whenever you are at home for at least six weeks. After Renuvion treatment to the body, you will need to wear a compression garment for six weeks.

It is normal for patients to experience some tenderness and swelling after Renuvion treatment. As the swelling naturally subsides, you will increasingly notice the skin tightening effects of your treatment. Results will be fully visible after six to nine months.

Contact Dr. Reis

If you are interested in learning more about how you can achieve tight, firm skin on your face, neck, and body without invasive plastic surgery, please contact us to schedule your personal Renuvion consultation with Dr. Scott Reis.

Frequently Asked Questions About Renuvion

Who is a Candidate for Renuvion Skin Tightening Treatment?
The ideal candidate for skin tightening with Renuvion is someone who is in good overall health, does not smoke, and has realistic expectations about what can be achieved through minimally invasive skin tightening. For patients who have moderate to severe skin laxity, Dr. Reis may suggest a different procedure, like a facelift, arm lift, or tummy tuck.

Will I need more than one Renuvion treatment?
The majority of our patients enjoy dramatic skin tightening effects for up to five years after a single Renuvion treatment.

How much does Renuvion Skin Tightening cost?
The cost of Renuvion Skin Tightening differs from patient to patient and is dependent on such factors as the size of the treatment area and whether patients choose to combine this with another procedure, such as liposuction. Dr. Reis will present you with pricing during your personal consultation, during which you will discuss your goals and create a treatment plan together.

1 Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering. Heat-induced changes in the mechanics of a collagenous tissue: isothermal, isotonic shrinkage. Available at: Accessed February 11, 2021.
2 SAGES. The SAGES Manual on the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE). Available at: Accessed February 11, 2021.
3 Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering. Heat-induced changes in the mechanics of a collagenous tissue: isothermal, isotonic shrinkage. Available at: Accessed February 11, 2021.


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