Renuvion/J-Plasma for Subdermal Skin Tightening Facial Contouring and Skin Rejuvenation of the Face and Neck

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2019 Aug;27(3):273-290. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2019.03.001. Epub 2019 May 22.


The Renuvion/J-Plasma helium based plasma device from Apyx Medical has technological features that result in a unique and effective method of action for the contraction of subdermal soft tissue. The device achieves soft tissue contraction by instantly heating tissue to temperatures greater than 85°C for between 0.040 and 0.080 seconds. The tissue surrounding the treatment site remains at much cooler temperatures resulting in rapid cooling of the tissue through conductive heat transfer. Compared to bulk tissue heating devices, this method of action results in effective soft tissue contraction with a lower risk of injury to surrounding tissue.

Keywords: Coagulation; Collagen contraction; Helium; J-plasma; Plasma; Renuvion; Skin tightening; Subdermal.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Body Contouring / methods*
  • Cryotherapy / methods*
  • Esthetics
  • Face
  • Humans
  • Neck
  • Plasma Skin Regeneration / methods*
  • Rejuvenation / physiology*
  • Skin Aging*