Renuvion | Non-Invasive Skin Tightening in Charlotte

Many patients have loose skin in areas such as the belly or thighs, but not so much that a body lift or other invasive surgery is necessary. Renuvion is now available as a cutting-edge and less invasive option for patients who want to tighten skin and achieve a smooth, toned, and youthful look. Renuvion works using plasma technology to safely and effectively contract tissues and reduce skin laxity. This makes it an excellent option for patients seeking plastic surgery in Charlotte, NC.

What is Renuvion?

Renuvion is also known as J-Plasma. The treatment utilizes helium plasma and radiofrequency to tighten the skin and stimulate new collagen, making it an effective and minimally invasive option for patients facing loose or crepey skin. Renuvion is completed by making a small incision through which the plasma device can be inserted. Results are seen immediately and will continue to improve as the body creates new collagen.

Quick Facts


Renuvion procedures can be completed quickly without general anesthesia or large incisions necessary. The procedure is an effective option for many patients who want to address loose skin.


Recovery time after Renuvion treatment is notably shorter than surgical options. Patients only need a few days to rest and recover following their treatment.


On average, Renuvion procedures cost between $2,000-3,000.

Renuvion Candidates

Renuvion is an excellent option for patients who see loose skin but do not want to undergo an invasive plastic surgery procedure. This loose skin may be the result of pregnancy, weight loss, or the aging process including decreased collagen production or sun damage. Renuvion is frequently used to treat the abdominal area, sides, arms, buttocks, thighs, or knees.

Before undergoing the treatment, you should be at a healthy and stable weight. Some health conditions may disqualify you from being a candidate, so you will be asked to share your health history with Dr. Ditesheim during your consultation. Finally, some patients with excess loose skin are better treated with a surgical procedure rather than Renuvion alone. Renuvion may also be combined with another treatment option such as liposuction to reach your ideal results. During a consultation, Dr. Ditesheim will review all of your options to ensure that you meet your expected results.

Renuvion Treatment Areas

Renuvion can be utilized in many treatment areas. Scars from the Renuvion procedure are just five millimeters in length and can be well-concealed within the body’s natural contours, making it a suitable procedure for areas where visible scarring is a concern. Skin laxity can affect virtually any area of the body, meaning that Renuvion is useful in a large number of areas. The most common treatment areas for Renuvion include:

  • Abdomen
  • Upper Arms
  • Breasts
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Neck
Gynecomastia with Lipo and Renuvion
Loose skin on the chest after 70lb weight loss was “tightened” by adding Renuvion Treatment to surgical treatment of gynecomastia
Loose skin of the abdomen after children may be treated with Renuvion at the time of liposuction
Female's head before and after neck Renuvion, right side
Renuvion treatment for loose neck skin can be performed under local anesthesia ( awake)

Recovery After Renuvion

Recovery after Renuvion is minimal. Most patients take just a few days away from their normal routine to rest and recover. Small incisions are made during the procedure, so Dr. Ditesheim will advise how to care for any bandages or dressings as necessary. It is important to avoid strenuous activity like your exercise routine for several weeks after Renuvion to ensure proper healing. During follow-up appointments, Dr. Ditesheim will monitor your recovery and determine when you can safely return to various activities. Despite this short recovery period, results are immediately noticeable after Renuvion treatment and should continue to improve through the healing process.

How Does Renuvion Work?

Renuvion works by exposing helium gas to radiofrequency, resulting in plasma energy. Despite the high energy of this plasma, it is surrounded by a cloud of helium gas, controlling its temperature and reducing damage to the body. By introducing this plasma below the skin, the tissues contract and new collagen production is stimulated. This results in reduced wrinkles or skin laxity and resolves the crepey appearance of loose skin.

Choosing Renuvion

One of the primary reasons why patients choose Renuvion is because it is minimally invasive. To complete the treatment, Dr. Ditesheim will first make a small incision in the treatment area. The Renuvion device can then be inserted, where it will deliver a combination of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy in a precise stream. This causes the tissues just below the skin’s surface to contract and quickly cool, resulting in tighter and more youthful-looking skin. Results are immediately noticeable and continue to improve.

Renuvion can also be used to enhance the results of other procedures. Dr. Ditesheim may recommend a combination of Renuvion and liposuction to create a slim and toned body contour, for example. This makes Renuvion a versatile option, allowing patients to achieve their goal results with a unique treatment plan.

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Jeffrey A. Ditesheim, MD, FACS


Charlotte, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey A. Ditesheim is a highly accomplished, board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence. In choosing a plastic surgeon, you want to be completely confident that your procedure will be performed with advanced surgical skills and true artistry. Dr. Ditesheim has an impeccable reputation in Charlotte, North Carolina and beyond, drawing discerning patients to his exclusive clinic in Ballantyne.

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Why Dr. Ditesheim?

Dr. Ditesheim values a patient-centered approach to plastic surgery, choosing treatment options specifically catered to your unique needs. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he holds significant experience and has met rigorous training standards. Ongoing education allows Dr. Ditesheim to stay up-to-date with the latest cosmetic technologies such as Renuvion.

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To learn more about Renuvion, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ditesheim. Call our Charlotte, NC office at (704) 389-2052 or contact us online.


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