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Renuvion (formerly J-Plasma) is an innovative, minimally invasive skin resurfacing treatment. Board-certified dermatologist and skin rejuvenation expert Dr. Jason Emer often turns to Renuvion to provide a dramatic “shrink wrap” skin tightening effect and comprehensive skin texture improvements. At his prestigious medical practice in Beverly Hills, Renuvion plays an important role in many anti-aging protocols and is frequently used to enhance the results of Dr. Emer’s world-renowned HD liposculpture procedures.

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What Is Renuvion?

Renuvion is an advanced energy-based skin rejuvenation treatment. Renuvion sends a combination of helium plasma and radiofrequency (RF) energy beneath the skin’s surface to tighten skin and stimulate collagen production for long-term improvements. Dr. Emer can use Renuvion to tighten and refresh skin on the face, abdomen, back, legs, breasts, and arms.

How Does Renuvion Work?

The Renuvion device tightens skin from the inside-out by directing Renuvion’s unique energy formula into subdermal tissue. The device is equipped with a long, thin tube called a cannula, which is positioned under the skin. RF heat energy and helium gas are then released and travel through the cannula to the targeted internal tissue.

The combination of helium gas and RF energy causes simultaneous heating and cooling of the affected tissues. In response, the tissues contract, providing a skin tightening effect.

Right for you?

Am I a Good Candidate Renuvion Skin Tightening?

Like every state-of-the-art skin tightening treatment Dr. Emer offers at his West Hollywood medical practice, Renuvion has distinct strengths and limitations. Dr. Emer can determine if you are a good candidate for Renuvion by meeting with you for a consultation. At this appointment, he will evaluate your cosmetic concerns and learn about your treatment goals and medical history. With this information, he can identify the ideal skin tightening treatment for you.

Good candidates for Renuvion are typically healthy adults with moderate skin laxity. This minimally invasive treatment can be ideal for patients who need a more aggressive intervention than non-invasive treatment can offer but also do not need or want to undergo cosmetic surgery, such as a facelift or thigh lift. Patients with considerable hanging skin, such as patients who have lost extreme amounts of weight, are likely better candidates for surgical skin removal.

Additionally, HD liposuction patients are often good candidates for Renuvion. Dr. Emer can follow HD VASER liposuction procedures with Renuvion to help form the skin to the patient’s new, enhanced contours.

Procedure Details

Renuvion: What to Expect During Treatment

Renuvion is performed in an operating room. Local or general anesthesia will be administered at the start of the procedure to ensure your comfort during the treatment.

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Emer makes tiny, discreet incisions in the treatment area. These entry points allow him to insert the cannula under the surface of the skin. Once the cannula is under the skin, Dr. Emer sends a controlled stream of energy directly into the subdermal tissue.

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Renuvion Recovery and Aftercare

Your recovery time after Renuvion will depend on the treatment area and whether the procedure was performed alone or in combination with complementary treatments. Dr. Emer will provide detailed and personalized aftercare instructions for your unique needs.

In general, patients should plan for seven to ten days of downtime and restricted activities following a Renuvion procedure. Mild bruising and swelling is common in the first week or two after treatment. Depending on your specific Renuvion procedure, a compression garment may be recommended to ease these symptoms, support healing, and ensure the most aesthetic results possible.

Renuvion Results

Renuvion provides an immediate skin tightening effect. However, the full extent of your initial results will be most apparent after 30-60 days when the area has completely healed. Over the next several months, patients can expect to see additional improvements in skin tone as collagen production increases.

Renuvion skin tightening effects can be long-lasting, though the exact duration of your results will be unique to you. Your body’s natural aging process along with lifestyle and environmental factors can impact how long your Renuvion results last.

Regular skin resurfacing and collagen-boosting treatments can support long-term improvements. As part of your skin tightening treatment plan, Dr. Emer will recommend a customized schedule of non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures to help you maintain your Renuvion results.

The Dr. Emer Difference


Though Renuvion can achieve significant skin tightening as a singular treatment, Dr. Emer has developed numerous methods of maximizing Renuvion’s effects by pairing it with complementary procedures.

These targeted and highly customized combinations provide a less invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery and can deliver comparable improvements. Dr. Emer includes Renuvion in treatments throughout the face and body, such as:

Eyelid Rejuvenation

As an alternative to eyelid surgery, Dr. Emer complements Renuvion with BOTOX, injectable dermal fillers, laser treatments, and/or mesotherapy to restore a lifted, refreshed eye area.

Neck & Jawline Contouring

For patients who want a slimmer neck and sharper jawline without the downtime of a surgical neck lift, Dr. Emer can combine Renuvion with non-surgical fat reduction such as Kybella or truSculpt iD, thread lifting, and/or injectables.

Knee Rejuvenation

Wrinkles and sagging in the knee area can affect even the slimmest and most athletic patients. Pairing Renuvion with Silhouette InstaLift and/or NovaThreads allows Dr. Emer to restore youthful contours and smoother, tighter skin in this difficult-to-treat problem area.

Muscle Enhancement

After building and defining your muscles with truSculpt FLEX, Dr. Emer can perform Renuvion to “shrink wrap” and showcase your chiseled abs, sculpted arms, and toned legs.

Fat Removal

Removing fat from the face and body can create loose skin in the treated areas. Renuvion skin tightening can be an ideal complement to non-invasive fat reduction treatments as well as more aggressive fat removal procedures like liposuction.

HD Lipo

This comprehensive body sculpting procedure goes beyond fat removal to create exceptional definition and highly athletic contours throughout the body. In just one procedure that combines VASER liposuction with Renuvion skin tightening, patients can achieve incredible, transformative results.

How Much Does Renuvion Cost?

The cost of Renuvion skin tightening is determined by the extent of your procedure. Pricing for Renuvion skin tightening is affected by the size of the treatment area and whether Renuvion is combined with complementary procedures. Once Dr. Emer has formulated your personalized skin tightening protocol, he will provide detailed information regarding your treatment options and the associated costs.

Schedule a Renuvion Consultation

Dr. Emer has used Renuvion to help countless patients reduce skin laxity and achieve a more vibrant, youthful look without cosmetic surgery. Contact our West Hollywood office to schedule a consultation with top cosmetic dermatologist and skin rejuvenation expert Dr. Emer and find out if Renuvion is right for you.