As we age, wrinkling and sagging of the skin occurs over most of our body. In some areas, this sagging can be particularly unsightly, reducing a person’s confidence and self-esteem. For example, many women report saggy and/or wrinkly skin under their upper arms (in the triceps area) no matter how much they build muscle tone. Tightening of the arm skin has long been an issue requiring long, prominent scars from having skin excised during a procedure called brachioplasty. Many patients were not willing to trade the unsightly scars to get rid of the flabby skin. Now, using Renuvion™® technology, we can perform a procedure called Renuvion™ and use small incisions to tighten the skin in this area without long, ugly incisions and associated scarring.
Renuvion™ is performed using VASER® ultrasound energy and J-Plasma® helium energy to tighten the soft tissues below the skin. Unlike traditional lasers, Renuvion energy can be administered under the skin (subcutaneously) because it uses energized helium to create a plasma energy field (75% less of the thermal load of a CO2 laser). When introduced under the skin, it causes immediate and often dramatic skin tightening. There is no significant scarring because only 3-5 very small incisions (~5 millimeters in size) are needed. The entire procedure is done with local anesthetic and IV sedation and usually takes less than an hour and the recovery can be as short as three-five days.
"Dr. Wallace is one of the most caring and talented doctors I have ever met. And as a paraplegic I have worked with quite a few."- S. / Healthgrades / Jul 10, 2017
"Dr Wallace and his team are beyond amazing. I trust him and he goes the extra mile to make sure that I’m happy. Thank you for such an amazing experience."- R.A. / Google / Sep 26, 2018
"Dr. Wallace is a very caring, competent doctor. He and his staff work hard to make their office a pleasant, stress free environment. I would recommend them highly."- S.A. / Google / Sep 24, 2018
"I have had several procedures from Dr.Wallace. He did j plasma and recently a scare revision. Everything came out better than expected. Dr. Wallace truly cares for his patients. His staff is Amazing!!! They are all extremely helpful and caring. When you go in there everybody treats you like family and enjoy what they do. I highly recommend Dr Wallace and his staff. I won't go anywhere else."- D.M. / Google / Sep 20, 2018
"He answered every question in detail, was very knowledgeable, and quick to get back to me. His office staff is stellar, especially Erin, who I had to keep in touch with quite a bit regarding my insurance. I recommend him to everyone who is looking for a plastic surgeon in our area."- C.K. / Google / Sep 03, 2018
What’s the Downtime?
The downtime associated with Renuvion™ can vary depending on how large of an area is done however, most patients need only between 3-5 days. A post-surgical garment will be worn following surgery as well but that should limit your activity.
Does It Work ?
Yes! Unlike some other devices that only provide minimal improvements, Renuvion™ results in immediate skin tightening with additional tightening lasting from 2-4 weeks. Our patients are amazed by the results! Dr. Wallace sees results similar to traditional surgical techniques that would leave much larger scars. That’s what makes Renuvion™® so great.
How Much Does It Cost?
Because this procedure is usually performed using local numbing and IV sedation, the cost is considerably lower than alternative or traditional procedures. Ultimately, the cost will depend on the size of the area being treated.
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- Average Cost
- $2,000 - $5,000
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