What to Expect During SmartLyft with Renuvion
SmartLyft with Renuvion is the most effective method to improve the contours of the lower face and neck without incisional surgery. Dr. Langdon begins by providing gentle anesthesia to the entire lower cheek and neck area. Next, he performs liposuction of the neck and jowl area (lower cheeks) using tiny (2 mm) liposuction cannulas. Renuvion radiofrequency (RF) energy is then applied to the entire neck and lower cheek area through a tiny (3 mm) RF wand. At the tip of the RF wand, a special plasma is generated from a stream of safe, non-toxic helium gas. The helium plasma effectively conducts the RF energy to the fibro-septal network, the connective tissue fibers that run through the subcutaneous layer and attach to the skin.
The plasma-guided RF energy from the Renuvion treatment causes the fibro-septal network and the overlying skin to contract or tighten. Improvement is obvious within one week but additional improvement can be expected over the next few months.
Because local anesthesia is used prior to SmartLyft, you will find the actual treatment to be virtually painless. No stitches are needed. An elastic compression wrap is worn for a few days. Most swelling will resolve within one week.