Renuvion (J-Plasma) body contouring and skin tightening is an innovative minimally invasive treatment that tightens as well as contours saggy skin in almost any area of the body. It can offer particularly desirable results as a non-surgical neck lift procedure.

A special device delivering helium plasma energy via small incisions to the undersurface of the skin in the neck region helps achieve a tauter and more contoured neck appearance.

Renuvion (J-Plasma) can be performed as a stand-alone procedure. However, it is frequently performed along with liposuction cosmetic surgery. While liposuction eliminates fat below the chin and around the neck, Renuvion (J-Plasma) tightens the skin. This provides remarkable improvements to the neck contours without traditional neck lift surgery.

The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS), led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides Renuvion (J-Plasma) neck lift to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding Virginia communities.  

Renuvion (J-Plasma) Procedure

The same local tumescent anesthesia used for liposuction is also administered in the neck area to perform Renuvion (J-Plasma) neck lift. The surgeon will place small incisions in the treatment area. If the patient is undergoing liposuction along with Renuvion (J-Plasma), the surgeon will perform the liposuction first.

They will then use the same incisions to insert a unique device to deliver helium plasma energy to the skin’s undersurface to tighten and contour it in a precise way. The helium energy immediately tightens the skin and encourages the production of new collagen in the treated skin facilitating improvement which will continue for several months after the procedure.  

What Is Helium Plasma Energy?

In the normal state, helium is an inert, non-reactive gas. But when it is ionized with radiofrequency energy, it becomes reactive.

This is a state that scientist call “plasma.” On contact, helium plasma tightens the skin’s undersurface immediately and to such a degree that is incomparable to other available technologies such as radiofrequency, ultrasound or lasers.

Besides, helium plasma is significantly cooler than laser energy. This makes it much less potentially harmful. Now, there is an FDA-approved device available that can deliver helium plasma in a completely safe and effective manner for skin tightening in almost any area of the body such as torso, neck, abdomen, arms, thighs, back, etc.

Results with Renuvion (J-Plasma) Neck Lift

Both body contouring and skin tightening procedures offer visible outcomes within 1 to 2 weeks, as soon as the inflammation subsides. There is often considerable improvement in the appearance of the neck within one month of the procedure. The helium energy prompts the production of collagen over the next 3 to 6 months following the procedure enabling the neck to appear tauter and more youthful.


The patient may experience mild inflammation and light bruising following this procedure. This typically resolves in 7 to 14 days. Even if this procedure is done along with liposuction, there is no additional recovery time than if the patient had received liposuction alone.

The surgeon may recommend recipients of Renuvion (J-Plasma) procedure to wear the same post-op garments as liposuction patients. Similar to liposuction recovery, patients can resume light activities and short walks at home within 2 to 3 days.

VIPS receives patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg and surrounding Virginia locations for Renuvion (J-Plasma) neck lift.

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