The Renuvion device uses both cold helium plasma and RF energy to heat tissue. A small amount of helium gas is energized into a plasma, which contours to the application area and evenly delivers the energy. As the tip of the Renuvion device is drawn across an application area, the cloud of energy is applied uniformly along the overlying dermis, septa and muscle fascia. This allows for a full coagulative treatment, customized in real-time to the unique contours of the subcuticular space. With the Renuvion device less than 0.1% of the helium gas is converted to plasma, so >99.9% of the helium remains in its gaseous state. Helium is eight times more thermally-conductive than air, so the unconverted helium flows across the tissue to draw away excess heat. Like a subdermal air-conditioner, this unique method of cooling further minimizes any unintended thermal effect.
The Renuvion device does not rely on full-thickness heating to achieve the desired coagulation effect. This reduces the time needed for the energy application and allows for a more time-efficient procedure.
What is the post-op care? Down time for resurfacing?
- 2 week healing time -> No strenuous activities or exercise during this time. -Aegean Medical will supply you with EltaMD Laser Balm, Microfiber wash cloths (3-4), EltaMD Dermal Wound Cleanser, EltaMD Silver Gel, and an Aegean Medical water bottle.
Day 1- After the procedure: Rest, eat a small meal, Rest, drink plenty of water, Rest….
Every 3 hours apply EltaMD Laser Balm - YOU WILL BE DOING THIS DAILY FOR 14 DAYS
This can be repeated more often as needed to keep skin from drying
Do not wash the treated area & only touch the skin to apply ointment
The treated area will be swollen and oozing
While awake walk around at least every 2 hours to improve your circulation
You may experience dry eyes if you have had treatment around your eyes. You may use moisturizing eye drops as needed during the day and a moisturizing eye ointment at night
In addition to the swelling and oozing your skin will start feeling tight
You may take a shower and wash your hair taking care to keep soap and shampoo off treated skin
Start vinegar/water soaks 2 times a day, continue until shedding of old skin has stopped
Gently cleanse your skin with EltaMD Dermal Wound Cleanser before your vinegar soaks
Apply a thin layer of EltaMD SilverGel & EltaMD Laser Balm after each vinegar soak
Continue applying EltaMD Laser Balm every 3 hours
You may notice small bits of skin rolling off as you apply the ointments this is expected
Swelling should be decreasing with more peeling and smooth pink skin emerging
Skin may be itchy and have some red/brown “crusty” areas
Continue vinegar soaks, applying EltaMD SilverGel and EltaMD Laser Balm
The redness will start to fade
As the oozing stops you can discontinue the vinegar soaks
Continue applying EltaMD SilverGel and EltaMD Laser Balm
Day 15 +
Resume applying hydroquinone 4% to the skin at night. Use a physical sunscreen (Zinc/Titanium Dioxide) daily for a minimum of 12 months
Your skin is in the final stages of healing and may still be shedding the last of the old skin
Put on some hydrating make-up, take a look at your before pictures and celebrate your new skin