Renuvion J-Plasma: Devices that Change the Game for Patients

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Our skin becomes less elastic as we get older. Our skin starts to sag and droop in parts of our body where we have lost or gained weight. For many years, patients have turned to plastic surgeons for aid, partly because of these aging-related changes.

When it comes to selecting cosmetic surgery for aesthetic improvement, people have several options. But some of them prefer Renuvion for minimally invasive treatment without knowing the adverse effects.

Renuvion J-Plasma: What is It?

Renuvion is also known as J Plasma since it is a technology based on plasma energy. Plasma energy is created when fusion occurs in a controlled, magnetic setting. A gas known as plasma contains enough energy for ions and electrons to interact peacefully.

Skin tightening can be accomplished without surgery using Renuvion. The therapy, often called J Plasma or J Plasty tightens and renews loose skin without invasive surgery, long recovery times, or noticeable scarring. Because plastic surgeons may precisely target areas for skin tightening with controlled heat, this precision healing is exceptional.

What is the Process for Renuvion?

The new, minimally invasive device Renuvion can treat cellulitis, sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. Renuvion, powered by J Plasma, is a pure tightening agent.

Utilizing a potent mix of radiofrequency energy and helium gas enables the delivery of “cold plasma” under precise control. Using a mild waveform, this dual thermal effect transforms the inert gas helium into a cold atmospheric plasma.

Because it requires so little energy to create a plasma, helium is used. The result is exceptional energy in that it can heat and cool tissue almost simultaneously, delivering an excellent tightening treatment without unduly harming the tissue.

Small skin incisions are created to apply the helium plasma energy, and a specific device is positioned underneath the skin. Once the device is in position, the expert releases radiofrequency (RF) and pro helium gas to generate a targeted stream of energy (plasma).

This energy produces enough heat to cause the skin to contract while cooling the treatment region with more helium gas. This energy combination tightens the skin by contracting the tissues right beneath it.

The innovative energy technology known as Renuvion J-Plasma combines cold helium plasma and RF energy. With the help of the helium plasma, RF energy may be concentrated for better tissue effect control, providing a high degree of precision and avoiding accidental tissue harm.

What is Treatable by Renuvion J-Plasma?

Skin tightening with Renuvion is possible almost anywhere on the body, such as:

  • Chin
  • Arms
  • Abdomen and back
  • Knees
  • Thighs

Body contouring with Renuvion J-Plasma is the best option for people with mild to moderate amounts of loose skin due to aging, weight reduction, or pregnancy. A regular abdominoplasty or body shaping procedure is advised for those with more complex requirements.

Renuvion J-Plasma is also recommended for people who have unsuccessfully tried non-surgical body sculpting or fat-removal methods.

Apyx Medical, the company that makes Renuvion, has applied to the FDA for authorization to use the Renuvion device for skin resurfacing and wrinkle treatment.

What Possible Adverse Effects Might Renuvion have?

Even though Renuvion does not need surgery, specific adverse effects could occur. You must be aware of the advantages and potential drawbacks of any procedure, including Renuvion, in order to maintain openness.

J-Plasma is a rapid procedure with a brief recovery time, typically lasting 1 to 2 hours. It’s supposed to be barely painful. Renuvion should only be used off-label in certain patient groups with minimal skin laxity.

According to accounts, these procedures have resulted in second-and third-degree burn injuries, infections, skin color changes, scars, nerve damage, bleeding, air or gas buildup under the skin, in bodily cavities and blood vessels, in addition to scarring, changing skin color, and air or gas accumulation.

According to Apyx Medical, these unfavorable side effects were documented in 0.04% of all Renuvion procedures carried out globally in 2020 and 2021.

In 2020, 15 patients experienced adverse consequences, whereas 32 people did so in 2021. Even though more people were affected in 2021, the number of Renuvion sufferers almost doubled between 2020 and 2021. As a result, complication rates remained consistent and acceptable for a surgical operation.

What is the Renuvion J-Plasma Recovery Time?

Each patient’s surgical recovery time is different. The recovery period following Renuvion J-Plasma is typically relatively brief because it is a minimally invasive, non-surgical technique, especially compared to traditional surgery. More significant regions usually take longer to heal than smaller ones.

The typical recovery time for a neck lift or specialized facial therapy is two to five days. Recovery from complete facial procedures might take up to two weeks. Healing may take up to four weeks for treatments in larger areas.

FDA Warning Regarding Renuvion J-Plasma

The FDA has released information regarding a Renuvion/J-Plasma handpiece that can be inserted beneath the skin during specific procedures to improve the look of loose skin.

The FDA has approved the Renuvion/J-Plasma device for routine use in open and laparoscopic surgical procedures for cutting, coagulating, and ablating soft tissue. No specific method intended to enhance the appearance of the skin is safe or effective when using this device.

The FDA claims that using the device for skin-improvement operations, such as dermal resurfacing or skin contraction, either by themselves or in combination with liposuction, has been linked to severe adverse events, some of which have needed treatment in an intensive care unit.

According to complaints sent to the FDA, using the Renuvion J-plasma device directly on the skin resulted in significant adverse events, while using it subcutaneously could have resulted in possibly fatal ones.

The technology is not available in this context, so the FDA advises healthcare professionals to stop utilizing Renuvion/J-Plasma for these treatments. Clinicians should discuss the advantages and dangers of the devices used during cosmetic procedures with patients.

To conclude

Please be aware that using plasma devices in conjunction with liposuction to improve the appearance of the skin is not cleared or approved by the FDA. Ask your surgeon if they will use Renuvion J-plasma if you’re considering getting liposuction.

Your provider is your most crucial decision when looking into any cosmetic modification. Select a certified cosmetic surgeon with experience in using Renuvion who is knowledgeable about preventing potential adverse effects.

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