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.
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"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
"Dr. Wallace did a scar revision on my daughter after an accident left her with nerves bundled at the top of the scar. He was able to not only minimize the scar appearance but also got rid of the nerve pain that she experienced daily. Now she will be back to wearing boots and strappy sandals!! Thank you Dr. Wallace!"- M.A. / Google / Aug 15, 2018
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"Dr. Wallace is awesome and helped me in such a quick manner. I had to get stitches and he was on call on a Sunday when I needed him. He arrived to the ER where I was within 10 minutes and got me all stitched up in no time. I recently Went to his office to have stitches removed and the entire staff was very helpful and friendly. Stitches are out and you cannot even see where I had them! Perfect precision. Would definitely recommend Fleming Island Plastic Surgery and Dr. Wallace."- D.H. / Yelp / Aug 14, 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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