Renuvion J Plasma skin tightening is a groundbreaking development in non-surgical aesthetic procedures. The treatment is helium-based and can be used together with liposuction. It is a brilliant treatment and greatly effective in skin tightening, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving the surface of the skin. It can treat photo-damaged skin, various discolorations and other skin imperfections.

Renuvion J Plasma treatment is minimally invasive so it doesn’t include deep incisions or stitches. It is an FDA-approved and safe procedure that can be combined with other body contouring procedures, like liposuction. But it can also be performed as a stand-alone procedure and achieve amazing aesthetic results.

There is no other minimally invasive treatment that enables plastic surgeons to tighten the skin to such a huge extent with only tiny incisions, minimal downtime and minimal to no scars.

The treatment can truly change the life of the patients and bring back their confidence.

Procedure info at a glance

Will I be awake or asleep during the surgery?Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia can be used
Do I stay in hospital after surgery?Might be needed to stay for 1 night
What is the recovery time? When can I return to work/exercise?3 weeks, back to work after 1 week
How long will the surgery last?60 minutes or more
How long until the final results of surgery are visible?6 months after the surgery


The main reason that singles this treatment out is the use of innovative technology for streaming helium plasma right under the skin. The helium plasma touches the tissue under the skin with a helium beam placed at the end of the cannula. This tissue immediately contracts and triggers the production of collagen – a very important protein that keeps the skin firm and elastic. The collagen can even start to grow in places where its production has greatly been reduced.

The J Plasma application is fully and precisely controlled and therefore the results are impressive – the patient gets precise body contours. At the same time, the targeted area is cooled with cold helium gas. Perhaps the greatest advantage of this treatment is that the helium plasma is heated only to 38 degrees Celsius which is much lower when compared to lasers which can reach the temperature of 300 degrees.


For starters, it must be mentioned that plasma is very effective in skin rejuvenation and tightening and can be safely used for tissue ablation and body contouring.

Plasma is created when gas is energized or ionized to the moment when ions and electrons can exist freely in the gas.

The same process happens when J plasma is created – radiofrequency passes through cold helium gas and it gets ionized. For helium, only a low level of energy is required for its ionization and this fact actually makes this treatment exceptional – Plasma targets only the specific tissue areas and keeps the surrounding tissue cool. This way the healthy tissue stays undamaged.


The advantage of this treatment is that it only targets the small area of subdermal tissue and achieves utterly precise contouring results.  It is an excellent way to treat skin laxity and improve the appearance of the skin altogether. It makes the skin appear clean and healthy – it reduces the pores and hyperpigmentation, makes the scars less visible and can even treat vascular lesions. The collagen production is stimulated which in the long run results in skin renewal.


Renuvion J Plasma treatment can be done on different areas of the body, but perhaps it is mostly sought for facial skin improvement. It actually works as a facelift but without invasive surgery. It requires minimal recovery time and leaves fewer scars than a standard facelift.

The helium triggers the cells to contract and tighten the skin the very moment it touches them.

The treatment can successfully improve skin issues like: 

  •     Dull complexion
  •     Wrinkles and fine lines
  •     Various skin discoloration
  •     Uneven skin texture
  •     Crepey skin
  •     Saggy skin in the jawline, jowls, lower face and upper neck
  •     Freckles
  •     Other skin imperfections

The fact that the helium plasma stream that is used in the treatment reaches only 38 degrees is something that makes this treatment especially effective in addressing loose and crepey skin or the areas with very delicate skin.

After the treatment, the skin quickly starts to regenerate and the patients see the improvement in the brightness and texture of their skin. They look refreshed and keep a youthful appearance for many years.

On average, only a single session of J Plasma for the face is necessary to achieve amazing and long-lasting results. The patients gradually notice that the collagen is making their skin firmer.


Patients who have unattractive saggy skin on other areas of the body and wish to remove it can greatly benefit from this treatment. If they shy away from scars or invasive surgery they can achieve 50 to 80% of the same results as surgery.

The treatment can be performed on almost all body areas, including: 

  •     Chest
  •     Abdomen
  •     Arms
  •     Inner and outer thighs
  •     Flanks
  •     Back
  •     Buttocks
  •     Calves
  •     Knees

Renuvion J Plasma can’t be compared to any other treatments that so effectively stimulate the production of new and healthy collagen and achieve such precise body contours.


The combination of these two brilliant procedures can achieve wonderful results for most parts of the body – face, neck, arms, chest, abdomen, thighs and buttocks. It leaves only tiny scars behind and requires a short recovery time.

Usually, only one session is necessary for achieving softer and firmer skin – this is one of the biggest advantages of this procedure.

The procedure is done with absolute precision and the surrounding tissue is left undamaged. The skin tightening that is achieved is impressive – it turns back the time and firms loose skin. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles and the patients appear youthful again. It can greatly improve skin laxity that happened because of major weight loss. The scars are healed, the pores and discoloration are reduced. Sun and age spots disappear.

On top of all this, the treatment triggers collagen production at the deeper layers of the skin and makes the skin appear healthy.

It is only minimally uncomfortable and the patient can fully recover in 3 weeks.

Best of all, the results of the treatment continue to improve, as the skin gradually heals.

The patients achieve outstanding skin rejuvenation with this treatment. The results are beautiful, long-lasting and supreme. Even though the treatment can’t prevent the skin from naturally aging, the results can be relatively permanent as long as the patients stay physically active and keep a balanced diet.

Skin tightening with Renuvion J Plasma treatment truly stands out among other body contouring treatments because it helps the patients feel great in their bodies again.


Asked By Others


    Anyone who has a noticeable degree of skin laxity in one or more areas can be a good candidate for this treatment because they can tighten their skin without invasive surgical procedures. Skin laxity can be a result of lifestyle, age or weight loss.

    If patients decide to have a fat elimination surgery like VASER liposuction, for example, Renuvion J Plasma can be a wonderful addition. The treatment provides a safe and effective way of achieving precise body contouring and skin tightening no matter how much fat is eliminated from the body. If a patient has VASER liposuction or massive liposuction, this treatment will especially work great in tightening the excess skin after a lot of fat has been eliminated.

    The good candidates are patients who are close to their ideal body weight and don’t want to lose any more weight. Moreover, patients who have skin concerns like wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation can successfully treat them next to skin laxity.

    It is important that the patients are in good overall health and don’t have a history of illnesses that might interfere with their healing process.

    Patients who smoke should consult with aplastic surgeon about it and stop smoking two or more weeks before the treatment.


    When a patient arrives at Lucia Clinic, first he/she is consulted with Lucia’s plastic surgeon. The surgeon examines the patient’s skin and discusses the patient’s goals and expectations with him/her. They talk about the patient’s medical history, current medications and lifestyle. It is important that the patient is completely honest with the surgeon because that way the surgeon will be able to create a customized treatment plan and of course deliver the desired results.

    If the patient decides to have liposuction, the Renuvion J Plasma treatment will be performed after it. The combination of liposuction and this treatment achieves outstanding body contouring results.


    First, before the procedure can start, the patient receives total anesthesia. Then the surgeon performs liposuction using a tumescent fluid that controls the level of pain at the treatment site and lowers the risk of an uncomfortable experience.

    When the liposuction is over, the surgeon administers the Renuvion handpiece through the same incisions.

    In the Renuvion J Plasma procedure, very small incisions are made in the targeted area. The handpiece is actually a long, thin cannula that is inserted through the incisions. J Plasma is created by RF waves that ionize the stream of helium and it is emitted from the tip of the cannula. The plasma triggers the tightening of the patient’s skin. At the same time, the Renuvion cannula administers cool helium that keeps the surrounding tissue protected. The surgeon moves the cannula back and forth and stimulates the patient’s skin contraction and the production of collagen. With this method, the patient receives a precise and ideal body contour.


    After the Renuvion J Plasma procedure there are some usual side effects like redness, bruising, swelling and a moderately tight sensation in the patient’s skin.

    The actual type and duration of side effects vary from patient to patient. Some patients might experience longer periods of swelling and bruising but this is also a normal reaction after liposuction combined with Renuvion J Plasma procedure.

    The patient might feel bumps and lumps under the skin on the treated area, but this should resolve after 4 to 6 weeks.

    Depending on the treated area, the patient may have to wear a compression garment for a couple of weeks to speed up the recovery.

    The recovery details are discussed with the surgeon before the procedure and can vary depending on how big the body contouring procedure is.

    Most patients who had liposuction and Renuvion J Plasma can return to work after a week.


    After the procedure, the patient can immediately feel that his/her skin is tighter. Also, the patient notices that his/her treated area has a more attractive and better-shaped contour.

    The results continue to improve for 6 months after the treatment.

    If the patient had just Renuvion treatment on the face, for example, the best results will be noticed after 6 weeks. The collagen starts to build up and reaches the surface of the skin - the scars become less visible, the pores are reduced, hyperpigmentation is improved and the skin is smoother, firmer and youthful-looking.