Over the course of our lifetime, skin endures a myriad of external and internal forces that can leave it looking less than its very best. While youthful, vibrant and healthy-looking skin is desired by the vast majority of the population, maintaining skin can be a true challenge in the face of elements such as UV rays, pollutants, and harsh chemicals. In addition to these external factors, the body naturally loses collagen and elastin over time, leading to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. The skin across the entire body is susceptible to these changes but it’s often noticeable differences on the face that have both men and women stressing about their physical appearance. While these changes are considered natural, it’s also natural to desire a facial aesthetic that’s in line with the youthfulness an individual feels on the inside.
When it comes to skin tightening in St Louis, toning, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin, cosmetic treatments have long been a go-to for many people. As the field of cosmetic treatment advances, so do the many options available to patients looking to make changes. Today, patients that are seeking treatment for tightening facial skin that can be done without invasive techniques will find an answer in the form of Renuvion skin resurfacing.
The Many Benefits of Renuvion
The end goal of any cosmetic treatment is comprised of two parts. First, cosmetic physicians aim to safely achieve the desired results. Second, it’s essential that when all is said and done, patients feel confident in the way they look. Renuvion has proven to be a highly successful technique specific to tightening and smoothing skin across the face by combining helium gas and radiofrequency energy. Together, these elements work to safely and effectively provide skin tightening in St Louis results that are leaving both men and women satisfied with the look they set out to achieve. The combination of helium gas and radiofrequency energy results in a plasma layer that can both tighten and tone skin in a targeted area. As the plasma shrinks and tightens, patients enjoying a cooling sensation. As an added benefit, Renuvion has proven to be highly effective at not only treating fine lines and wrinkles on the face but can be applied to problem areas across the entire body.
The Renuvion Treatment Process
Many patients are drawn to the prospect of Renuvion not only because of the great results but because of its non-invasive nature and time-efficient approach. Renuvion can be administered as an out-patient treatment option and is often performed in the comfort of the attending physician’s office. From a safety standpoint, patients are often thrilled to learn that Renuvion doesn’t require a hospital stay or general anesthesia, effectively eliminating the risk for complications associated with anesthesia or the potential for infections associated with a lengthy recovery period.
A typical Renuvion treatment session averages one hour in length and beings with the application of a topical anesthetic to ensure the process is comfortable from start to finish for the patient. After the area is sufficiently numb, a series of small incisions are made at the treatment site and Renuvion is injected beneath the surface of the skin to begin treating lines and wrinkles. Once the injections are complete, patients are free to return to their everyday routines without hindrance. Many patients who elect Renuvion are excited to not have to worry about recovery times. While there is the potential for patients who undergo Renuvion to experience some redness or minimal swelling at the injection sites, this can be expected to diminish within a day or two and is easily treated with over-the-counter pain medications as needed. Many physicians will recommend that the only thing a patient who has undergone Renuvion avoid is intense physical workouts for at least five days following treatment.
For some patients, the results of a Renuvion treatment session are immediate. However, it’s likely that the effects of these injections will continue to improve over the course of six to 12 months following the session. While single session options are always a possibility, the majority of patients will be prescribed a treatment plan that includes follow up sessions to ensure the successful results are viable over the long-term. Because treatment plans will vary from patient to patient, the cost of Renuvion can be drastically different as well. The final price is dependent on the severity of the treatment area and the number of sessions required. There are a variety of financing and payment plan options available directly through the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center.
See a timeline of one patient’s experience before Renuvion, 2 Days after Renuvion, and 3-weeks after Renuvion with Dr. Wright.
Schedule Your Consultation
The first step in regaining the look and skin you love is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center. Together, we’ll work to achieve the results you’re aiming for in a setting where customized care is valued, and safety is always a top priority. We can’t wait to take this journey to change with you! Contact us today for more information on our many services available.