What is Renuvion?

Renuvion is a medical technology that combines helium plasma and radiofrequency (RF) energy, to stimulate tissue shrinking, tightening and contraction by carefully heating connective tissues directly beneath the skin. Renuvion is performed in conjunction with other procedures or can be used alone.

    The wand is inserted under the skin and delivers a unique combination of radiofrequency energy and helium plasma to the collagen-rich tissue that’s a primary cause of loose skin. This energy contracts these collagen fibres and pulls the skin down, closer to the muscle, for a more contoured appearance. Renuvion is the result of decades of research, evidence-based medicine and clinical data.

    You wear a compression garment (supplied) constantly for a period of between 2-6 weeks depending on the area to be treated. You will be seen at a week post-operatively for the dressings to be reviewed and will have a session of manual lymphatic drainage massage (MLD). Depending on the area treated, you may require several more sessions of MLD for the best results. You will see your surgeon at three months post-operatively by which time most of the swelling will have settled. The final result will take four to six months to become apparent.

    The wounds are very small and are usually settled within a couple of weeks. The swelling of surgery can last for a few weeks and the area treated may be bruised and tender for 7-10 days, this is usually managed with routine simple painkillers. Most patients are able to drive after only a few days and return to light work at a week. Showering from 1 week, bathing from 2 weeks.

    Renuvion is a safe procedure performed as a day-case under General Anaesthesia or Local Anasthesia, depending on the area treated.


General or Local
Procedure length
1-5 hours
Return to work
1-2 weeks
Return to exercise
6 weeks
No drains. No suture removal.

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