The Renuvion™ procedure is nothing like the traditional facelift. Renuvion™® is the first of its kind, non-laser device that assists with rejuvenating the face without having to undergo a traditional facelift. The results are astonishing with patients looking up to 10 years younger, for only a fraction of the cost, risk, and downtime of a full facelift. The Renuvion™ face lifting procedure is performed using VASER® ultrasound energy, Renuvion® helium energy, and a proprietary technique to tighten the soft tissues below the skin, which dramatically rejuvenates the upper and lower face.
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 (only 5 millimeters in size) are needed. The entire procedure is done with local anesthetic and IV sedation and usually takes about an hour. Best yet, unlike a traditional facelift, the initial recovery can be as short as three days.
If you want the best of both worlds, it is possible to get a staged procedure in which you undergo the dermal ablation procedure first and then Renuvion™ after the resurfacing of your skin has healed. This combination will significantly improve skin tone, texture, and color on the surface in addition to significantly tightening your skin.
Dr. Wallace will make 3 – 5 very small incisions. With IV Sedation and a local anesthetic used to numb the area, VASER® is then introduced through the small incisions. VASER® uses ultrasound energy and causes the fat tissue and skin to be released. Excess fat can be easily removed if needed and the skin is then ready for treatment with the plasma energy. Dr. Wallace will thread an invisible stitch/suture into the SMAS layer (the strong connective tissue that envelops the face and connects to the platysma muscle in the neck). The SMAS and other facial tissues are what causes the sagging as we age, so that’s why we want to lift it. The invisible stitch will eventually dissolve, but the scar tissue left behind will keep the "lift" in place. Finally, using the same incisions, Dr. Wallace will introduce Renuvion™® under the skin to create instant skin tightening of the treated area and to encourage cellular rejuvenation. This means, unlike a traditional facelift, no skin needs to be removed. Renuvion™ will tighten the skin so significantly that it won’t need to be excised away, hence no excision scars.
"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
"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
"Dr Wallace and all of his staff are very nice and professional!! Highly recommend Fleming Island Plastic surgery!!"- B.P. / Google / Aug 15, 2018
"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
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 3 – 7 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Home
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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