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Renuvion Technology

Renuvion Technology Overview and Benefits

Renuvion LA Plastic Surgery combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with helium gas, producing a “cool beam” plasma. The gentle heat produced by the plasma is applied underneath the skin during a surgical procedure, to induce collagen synthesis, contract tissue and tighten skin. In addition, this “cool beam” plasma can be applied on top of the skin of the face in lighter-skinned individuals (Fitzpatrick 1-3) to resurface the skin, remove fine and deep wrinkles and address uneven pigmentation and skin tone. It is the only device that is FDA cleared for both tissue contraction below the chin area and neck, and for resurfacing the facial skin in lighter-skinned individuals. Skin and tissue quality can continue to improve up to a year after the procedure, due to the continued collagen synthesis and tissue remodeling that occur in the treated areas.

Double Board Certified - Dr. Melinda Lacerna

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Melinda Lacerna is a national instructor on Renuvion. She travels nationally and internationally, presenting at plastic surgery meetings such as ISAPS and ASPS, to teach her peers in the plastic surgery industry not only how to use Renuvion safely and properly, but also how to maximize the benefits from the technology. Patients interested in this procedure can be reassured that when they meet with Dr. Lacerna, they will be consulting with one of the most experienced Renuvion users in the area.

Dr. Lacerna’s interview with ABC 7 Suncoast Health Experts on Renuvion and the latest technology that she is providing her patients in Bradenton, Sarasota and West Florida.

Recent Patient: Scarless Browlift

The future of Aesthetic Facial surgery is being performed now by Dr. Lacerna at LA Plastic Surgery! Check out this scarless browlift, upper and lower blepharoplasty with Renuvion helium rf plasma! She will be presenting this very specialized technique at the 2024 Renuvion Users Summit at Aria, Las Vegas!


Renuvion Skin Resurfacing

Renuvion is FDA cleared for facial ablative skin resurfacing in lighter-skinned individuals (Fitzpatrick 1-3), to eliminate fine lines, deep wrinkles, acne scars, facial scars and uneven pigmentation. Following the healing period, the facial skin appears more refreshed and renewed, with a healthy and natural glow.

Renuvion Minimally Invasive Brow Lift

Traditional brow lift is a surgery that minimizes the appearance of forehead wrinkles and frown lines while also restoring a youthful arch to the eyebrow. A minimally invasive browlift that also utilizes Renuvion can achieve similar long-lasting results by elevating the brow and softening the wrinkles in between the eyebrows, without significant downtime and the traditional browlift scars.

Renuvion Minimally Invasive Face and Neck Lift
Renuvion can be utilized to tighten mild to moderate skin laxity of the lower face and improve the appearance of jowls.


Renuvion Minimally Invasive Arm Lift
The arms are prone to laxity with advanced age or after significant weight loss. Renuvion can help tighten the skin of the upper arm area. In certain patients with good skin elasticity, this can eliminate the need to perform traditional long-scar surgical arm lift.

Renuvion Tummy Tightening
Sometimes referred to as a “scarless tummy tuck,” Renuvion can improve the elasticity of the skin around the midsection to give the stomach a smoother, flatter look with more definition. This is often done concurrently with abdominal liposuction.

Renuvion Minimally Invasive Back Lift
Aging and weight loss can cause skin to sag on the back. When loose skin is present on the upper back, it can look like fat bulging around a brassiere. Renuvion can help to firm up skin on the back for a much-improved contour and appearance and can be done as a standalone procedure, or with back liposuction.

Renuvion Minimally Invasive Thigh Lift
The thighs are one of the main areas of the body in which fat is stored. Even when that weight comes off, it can leave behind loose skin that downgrades the contours of the thighs. Renuvion treatment is an effective way to tighten up loose skin on the thighs without needing to excise this skin with a traditional thigh lift surgery, in patients with good skin elasticity.

Renuvion Minimally Invasive Vaginal Rejuvenation
Renuvion can also be used as a minimally invasive option to revitalize the external vaginal area. Women who are displeased with the size or protrusion of their labia majors and labia minora can choose to have these vaginal areas tightened with Renuvion, with the avoidance of traditional labiaplasty incisions, and with a much shorter downtime. 


Renuvion uses a gentle radiofrequency (RF) waveform to convert helium, an inert gas, into a cool plasma. Helium is used because it can be converted to a plasma with very little energy. The result is energy that provides gentle tissue heating and cooling almost simultaneously.


J-Plasma energy has been shown to be safe and effective in numerous surgical procedures where precise delivery of energy coupled with minimal thermal spread to adjacent tissue is beneficial. In cosmetic procedures, this allows for controlled coagulation of tissue.


Offering a long-awaited alternative to more invasive procedures, Renuvion’s minimally invasive surgical impact provides dramatic results with lower risk and recovery time than more invasive surgery. 

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Dr. Melinda Lacerna is the founder and owner of LA Plastic Surgery, The Skin Plasma Center, LA Skin Med Spa, and Elite Aesthetic Surgery Center. She has positioned herself as a leading expert, notably authoring significant works such as the “Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation and Skin Resurfacing” chapter in the 9th edition of Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery. 




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