Introducing Renuva, a new type of injectable dermal filler.
If you’re familiar with fillers, you know that these products are a gel-like substance that are injected under the skin to restore lost volume or augment and smooth existing contours. The vast majority of dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body that supports cell structure and hydration, along with other ingredients.
Renuva is a very different kind of product that not only restores volume but works proactively to renew healthy skin. It is made from allograft adipose matrix, an FDA-regulated product derived from human fat. Once injected into subsurface layers of the skin, Renuva physically re-plumps contours while its growth factors, collagens and proteins get to work stimulating production of new fat cells and blood vessels.
Benefits of Renuva.
Renuva is intended to add volume and smooth contours in small areas. It can be used anywhere on the body, not just the face. Dr. Hernandez uses it to correct or augment:
- Sunken scars
- Signs of aging on the face such as deep frown lines, nasolabial folds, sunken cheeks and temples
- Dimpled skin or uneven contours on the breasts or buttocks
- Loss of volume in the hands
- Lip fullness
Dr. Hernandez also recommends Renuva for patients who come to her seeking repair after having had overly-aggressive liposuction elsewhere that has left surface irregularities.
For some patients, Renuva also offers a preferable alternative to fat transfer as a way to add volume. Not all patients have excess fat on their body that can be harvested for transfer to another site. And many patients don’t want to undergo surgical liposuction required to harvest fat. Renuva is a minimally-invasive alternative that produces highly effective results.
While traditional fillers are absorbed by the body in just a few months or a year or two, Renuva continues to deliver results for several years.
What happens during a Renuva procedure?
As with other types of fillers, Renuva treatments are short and take place in-office. Dr. Hernandez will first inject a local numbing agent, then the Renuva. The product comes as a powder in a syringe, so prior to injection Dr. Hernandez will rehydrate it by adding sterile normal saline solution. This transforms it into a soft, creamy substance that is easily injected with a filler sized needle. In most cases, treatments take just 5-10 minutes.
What happens after a Renuva procedure?
Along with adding volume, Renuva also helps to enhance skin tone, thanks to the product’s regenerative properties that promote healthier skin.
Results last much longer than other types of fillers. However, we do not consider the treatment permanent because as we age fat cells atrophy or shrink in size. So the results you see now will change gradually as you continue to age.
Learn more about Renuva
Scheduling a personal consultation with Dr. Hernandez is the best way to find out more about the benefits of Renuva. During you conversation, you can explore all your options and decide together whether this type of dermal filler is the right choice to help achieve your cosmetic enhancement goals.