The New Era of Skin Tightening

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Dr. Sachin M. Shridharani is a renowned, Manhattan-based plastic surgeon, board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and founder of LUXURGERY. Dr. Shridharani wrote the confluence of luxury and aesthetic surgery and has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters, and abstracts on the topics of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in some of the most well-respected medical journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Shridharani’s innovative research has granted him the privilege of presenting his work at esteemed conferences both nationally and internationally.

Formerly called J-Plasma, Renuvion is a tool that Dr. Shridharani is using frequently at his New York City practice to supplement treatments like Liposuction and laser/smart lipo to tighten skin and give patients the “wow” factor they are looking for after treatment. Renuvion can also be used as a stand-alone treatment but for patients with decent skin quality and mild to moderate skin tone.

Instead of tightening skin from the outside, Renuvion is used via small incisions by applying energy beneath the skin, to contract the skin from the inside out. Actually it is rare that Dr. Shirdharani is performing body contouring without Renuvion.

Haute Beauty sat own with Dr. Sachin M. Shridharani to talk about Renuvion. 

The Procedure

“The way the procedure works is by delivering helium-based plasma energy to heat essential parts of the skin whereby triggering a lasting tightening effect. I treat the underside of the dermis (skin) by placing a probe through tiny little incisions (3 millimeters), smaller than even the liposuction incisions… The heat and the plasma cause a shrink wrap effect of the skin,” says Dr. Shridharani.

Dr. Shridharani calls Renuvion the closest thing to the holy grail of skin tightening and skin quality improvement.

The tiny incisions, that are just a few millimeters wide, deliver a rapid heating followed immediately by cooling only heating the tissue and collagen without diffusing to the surface of the skin. Unlike other heat-based skin tightening treatment that can leave burns, the likelihood of causing a major complication or burn with the Renuvion seems to be less, according to Dr. Shridharani.

In the operating room after completing the liposuction portion of the procedure, Dr. Shridharani will immediately treat with Renuvion in the same areas that are being treated with liposuction to tighten skin. Patients likely do not have to come in for a second treatment.

Patients will see results within the first few weeks after treatment and as early as 6 months after treatment an overall more tightened appearance will begin to take shape. However, you will have to wait around 9 months to a year to be treated again for a second treatment, if needed.

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Where is Renuvion used?

“The stomach, the back, inner and outer thighs, arms, bra fat, the waist and flanks,” says Dr. Shridharani. “Pretty much almost anywhere on the body that we do liposuction or have skin laxity, we can use this treatment effectively and safely to tighten the skin as a stand-alone or in conjunction with the lipo,” he adds.

Renuvion can also be used on the neck and jawline but Dr. Shirdharani would not go past the jowls with Renuvion.

Patients who would not be considered good candidates are patients that need skin removal in procedures like a tummy tuck.


Renuvion does not add any more time to recovery and is less invasive than the liposuction procedure itself. Dr. Shridharani says that patients do report a slight soreness after treatment when performed as a stand-alone.

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