Sun damage, scars (including acne scars), fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation can negatively affect the texture and appearance of a person’s skin. Fortunately, Renuvion is a minimally invasive procedure that can resurface the skin to minimize these imperfections. Renuvion is the only device that is FDA cleared both for resurfacing the skin on the face (with lighter skin tones [Fitzpatrick 1-3]) and for tightening the skin below the chin and on the neck through a subdermal application.
Dr. Melinda Lacerna is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has earned a reputation for being one of the most experienced Renuvion users in western Florida. With her extensive experience using the device, she has helped many patients achieve natural-looking facial skin renewal.
How Renuvion Works for Skin Resurfacing
Renuvion combines the energy from radiofrequency (RF) applied to helium gas, producing a “cool beam” plasma for ablative resurfacing of the skin on the face. This is effective enough to be performed as a standalone procedure but gentle enough to be done concurrently with a facelift and fat grafting.
What Patients Can Expect from Renuvion Facial Skin Resurfacing
Renuvion facial skin resurfacing is a deep ablative procedure and therefore requires downtime of about two weeks for maximal recovery. During this time, it is important that patients follow up with Dr. Lacerna and her staff with every-other-day visits for the first two weeks, in order for her and her team to monitor the patient’s healing progress closely.
The results that can be achieved with Renuvion Skin Resurfacing of the face are comparable to other ablative procedures such as C02 lasers and deep chemical peels such as phenol peels. One advantage of this procedure over phenol peels is that there is no associated risk of cardiac arrhythmias during the procedure. In addition, Renuvion Skin Resurfacing does not fully ablate the skin’s pigmentation, unlike the hypopigmentation often seen after C02 laser procedures.
Patients typically find that their skin remains smooth, with a healthy glow and a more even skin tone for about two to five years following treatment. This is often a “one-and-done” procedure, but maintenance of skin health with sunscreen and a good skin care regimen will further extend the results.
Come Meet with Dr. Lacerna
Dr. Lacerna is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who travels the country to give talks and educate her peers on how to use Renuvion safely and optimally. She also welcomes plastic surgeons from all over the country to her surgery center and observe her surgical techniques with Renuvion. Patients in Bradenton, Sarasota and the Tampa Bay Area of Florida can be reassured that they have one of the most experienced Renuvion users practicing locally, so they can achieve the most optimal results with this technology, in the safest environment. If you would like to see the kind of transformation this treatment can achieve for your skin, please call LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology at 941-954-4500 to arrange a consultation.