Is volume loss becoming an aesthetic problem for you? What about sagging skin on your face, neck, or cleavage? What about your hands, your breasts, or your buttocks—do they need volume replacement? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, we may have the answer with Renuva injections at our office, Aesthetx in Campbell, CA.
Renuva is a bio-compatible, extracellular solution with the same growth factors of collagens and proteins found in your natural fat. In addition, it has been proven safe by rigorous FDA testing for use anywhere on your body where fat exists.
Read on to learn more about Renuva or contact us today to schedule your consultation. Aesthetx is located in Campbell, CA and proudly serves San Jose and the Bay Area.
How Does Renuva Work?
Renuva is a groundbreaking injectable treatment that gradually replaces age-related fat loss with your body’s natural fat. Produced in the United States, Renuva safely resolves wrinkles and fine lines on the face and other areas, including the neck and hands.
After your injections, Renuva creates a honeycomb-like matrix that will gradually be filled by your body’s fat cells over several weeks. New blood vessels and fat cell formation begin volume restoration, producing a natural, youthful, and healthy skin rejuvenation. After about three months, Renuva will dissolve, and your body’s fat will remain.
The treatment involves employing a topical anesthetic for your comfort. Though only one session produces improvement, additional treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal correction. This would depend on your consultation with us at the time of your visit.
The treatment does not leave scarring and requires little downtime. Temporary swelling, redness, or bruising may occur on-site, typically subsiding within a few days.
Where Can Renuva Be Used?
Renuva addresses small volume changes in the same way that HA based fillers do but using a highly advanced process. It can be injected where bodily fat exists – target areas include the face, hands, buttocks, and other areas with underlying volume loss. Facial areas include hollow temples, cheeks, and nasolabial folds between the mouth and nose. Other common areas are the neck, cleavage, and hands.
Renuva is also highly effective for contour inadequacies, such as cellulite dimples, hip dips, and post-surgery-related irregularities. However, Renuva should not be injected into a muscle, the lips, or breast tissue.
Renuva vs. Fat Grafting
There are no live cells in Renuva, so it’s different from a live fat transfer.
Fat Grafting – Higher Volume Fat Transfer
During autologous fat grafting, our surgeon harvests fat cells from a donor site on your body through liposuction. Then the fat is processed with Puregraft before being transferred into the target area like the breasts, butt, or facial contour deficits. For substantial volume replacement, it’s hard to beat a live fat transfer. Depending on amount of fat needed, we often recommend surgical fat transfer in the operating room under anesthesia, especially when addressing larger volume transfers for the breasts and buttocks.
Renuva – Lower Volume Fat Replacement
If you are looking for skin rejuvenation and modest plumping, Renuva is an excellent treatment with quick and convenient sessions and outstanding results. If you don’t have enough fat volume for a transfer from other parts of your body or want to avoid surgery, Renuva is a viable option for small volume areas and small contour irregularities on areas like the face and hands. It’s an excellent alternative for patients too thin to use their natural fat or who need a limited amount of volume replacement.
Renuva is a minimally invasive alternative to small-volume fat transfers with a quicker recovery time. It eliminates the need for surgical fat harvesting. Unlike other synthetic injectable formulas, it is a natural biologic that stimulates your body’s fat regeneration process to improve volume deficiencies long term.
Until now, aesthetic injectors had no injectable treatments that could replace your fat loss. While dermal fillers can effectively replace volume for many patients, they are temporary and need to be redone frequently. As Renuva replenishes your own fat, it is a much more permanent solution. The treatment is also ideal for patients suffering from filler fatigue, in which hyaluronic acid particles become bombarded with moisture, causing a swollen, puffy appearance and an overdone look.
Renuva vs. Traditional Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are excellent treatments and have their place in the non-surgical cosmetic toolbox. But some women and men experience an overfilled, puffy appearance from hyaluronic acid fillers over time, leaving them seeking an alternative.
Aesthetx in Campbell, CA can now reverse the effects of “filler fatigue.” And that’s where Renuva comes in.
Renuva is unlike other anti-aging treatments on the market today. As the first off-the-shelf treatment, it gradually replaces lost volume with new fat while improving contour shortcomings.
It acts as a scaffold for facial cells to populate. In other words, it causes your body to regenerate fat wherever Renuva enters your body. And its results are so natural that your friends and family won’t notice a thing. The treatment process follows traditional injectable fillers — numb the treatment area, inject, and wait for the results.
Although you’ll see immediate improvement, Renuva will take three to six months to dissolve and newly formed fat cells to form. So, we ask our patients to return in that three- to six-month window so we can evaluate the treatment area to determine if they need therapy or are happy with their results.
How much fat Renuva replaces depends on multiple factors—your overall health, nutritional status, and other considerations will determine the amount of fat your body will create. Natural fat is produced in small portions as the product is absorbed. Over-injecting Renuva doesn’t ramp up fat production, so staging the sessions with small amounts is the optimal approach.
How Long Does Renuva Last?
Renuva is eventually eliminated by the body and is replaced with the body’s natural fat, leaving a long-lasting benefit. This means the patient’s fat will remain as long as their fat cells typically last. While it varies by individual, research findings generally suggest that human fat cells can last up to ten years.
Learn More About Renuva in San Jose, CA
At Aesthetx, we are renowned for our highly informative and in-depth consultations, premium care, and outstanding results. To schedule your discreet consultation for Renuva injections or to learn more about this groundbreaking technology, contact Aesthetx or call (408) 559-7177 today.