Summer’s coming, are your arms ready to look your best in those “little somethings” you’ll be wearing on warm days? Or are they looking less than firm and perhaps plump or, dare we say, a bit jiggly? Renuvion J-Plasma skin tightening can restore smoother, firmer skin that will make you proud to uncover your arms. Combined with VASERlipo, if needed, this treatment also eliminates unwanted fat to slim the contours of your arms. We call this our Scarless Arm Lift.
Tightening Skin on the Upper Arms
Renuvion J-Plasma is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses a unique combination of radiofrequency energy and helium gas to heat structural components of the skin (collagen and proteins) along with the underlying fibrous septal network. To perform the treatment, Dr. Hernandez will make a few tiny incisions to insert the device wand beneath the skin.
This heating process is very precisely controlled, so it is both gentle and effective with minimal risk of damage to surrounding tissue. The treatment is performed in-office using local anesthetic. It takes between 30 minutes and an hour for Dr. Hernandez to treat both upper arms.
Renuvion J-Plasma skin tightening is an excellent option for anyone that is bothered by the looseness in the skin on their arms. It’s best for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity in their arms. That means you can take corrective action early on to maintain a youthful appearance, rather than waiting until loose skin is very noticeable.
Another advantage of Renuvion J-Plasma is that it is significantly more effective than other types of treatments when it comes to skin tightening – typically achieving up to 60% contraction compared to the usual 40%-45%. The visual improvement can be dramatic, especially since Renuvion treatment also resurfaces the skin to produce more uniform tone and smoother texture. However, patients who have severe skin laxity in their arms typically require a brachioplasty (surgical removal of excess skin) if the desired goal is to remove all of the excess skin.
Eliminating Fat on the Upper Arms
Some patients (athletes and those who are very thin, for example) have no excess fat in their arms and benefit from skin tightening with Renuvion alone. However, most patients with loose skin on their arms also typically have excess fat in their arms. This excess fat can weigh down the skin on the arms.
As noted above, Dr. Hernandez can address both of these issues in the same treatment session to contour the arms by combining Renuvion J-Plasma skin tightening with VASERlipo. Renuvion contracts and resurfaces the skin, while VASERlipo eliminates the excess fat. This treatment has its own name — Scarless Arm Lift. It does take a little more time than Renuvion treatment alone since Dr. Hernandez is performing two procedures back-to-back.
Results of Renuvion treatment alone or combined with VASERlipo are permanent as long as patients maintain a stable weight. There will be some initial swelling following either treatment, and patients should allow 2 days for recovery before resuming usual daily activities.
What About Your Forearms?
Skin laxity can affect your entire arm, not only the upper part. However, Dr. Hernandez does not recommend Renuvion skin tightening for forearms. Instead, she recommends Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling to improve the texture and tone of the skin.
Say Yes to Smoother, Thighter Arms
Come in now for a consultation. Dr. Hernandez can take a look at your arms, hear about your improvement goals and explain how a Scarless Arm Lift with Renuvion and VASERlipo can help you look forward to slipping into something sleeveless with confidence this summer.