As you age, the fat distribution in your body and face changes. This causes a loss of volume in the cheeks and temples, making the face appear less youthful and more tired. Renuva is an FDA-approved regenerative injection that replaces age-related volume loss, smooths skin texture, and improves the overall tone of the skin. This treatment is a great alternative to other more invasive fat transfer options. It is also a great option if you have had a fat transfer or liposuction procedure in the past and desire to have more volume or correct contour or volume deformities. With long-lasting results and no downtime, you can address areas in the face and body lacking your desired volume.
The simpler term is that RENUVA is an injectable that will act as a temporary scaffold as your body deposits its own natural fat.
In a more descriptive term Renuva is categorized as an allograft adipose matrix. Allografts are a tissue that is transplanted from one individual into another. This safe and effective treatment is ideal for fat tissue remodeling and improving overall skin quality. MTF Biologics, the maker of Renuva, has found a new extraction method for fat cells. This method extracts the scaffold of the fat cells turning them into an injectable that can be administered to the face or body. When the formulation is injected into your targeted area, fat cells are drawn to the area where they naturally volumize. As the injectable treatment is absorbed, the natural fat stays in the area giving you long-lasting volume. Renuva is beneficial for:
- Replenishing cheek fullness
- Restoring volume to the temples
- Rejuvenating the hands
- Adding volume to the lips
- Contouring the buttocks
- Minimizing hip dips
- Treating visible cellulite
- Correcting scarring
- Addressing asymmetry of the breasts
The Renuva solution is made up of purified donated fat tissue. The donated tissue contains growth factors, collagen, and proteins that are the same as the fat within your body. This reduces the possibility of allergic reactions. The formulation does not contain live cells. The solution contains purified human fat tissue solution that your own body fat will recognize as a new home and be drawn there. Your fat then fills in the area to restore volume naturally.
Plastic surgeons are experts in the handling of tissues in the body and more specifically understand the nuances of fat grafting. At the ARTIS institute we feel that Plastic Surgeons are the most qualified to perform the RENUVA injections as they routinely perform fat transfer to the face and body.
Previous methods for fat contouring include fat grafting using liposuction and fat injections. This treatment method is one-of-a-kind and uses the latest technology to add volume without the need for surgery or liposuction. Renuva is minimally invasive compared to other fat-boosting treatments, similar to the injection of hyaluronic acid fillers.
Individuals in good health who lack volume in their face, breast, buttocks, or hand areas can be candidates for Renuva injections. Renuva can also address skin concerns including cellulite dimples, indented scars, and breast asymmetry. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for the Renuva treatment is by scheduling a consultation with one of our skilled doctors.
During the treatment, a numbing cream will be applied to your injection areas, and the Renuva will be carefully injected and massaged into the treatment area. The number of treatments required depends on your personalized treatment goals.
Renuva patients can notice the effects of the treatment through added volume and smoother wrinkles and fine lines. An increase in volume can be noticed after three months. Within three months the fat cells fill in the adipose matrix created by the injection. Most patients benefit from receiving at least two treatments to achieve their desired look. Results are long-lasting, remaining for around ten years.
If you want to learn more about Renuva and how you can benefit from this treatment, schedule a consultation today at the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery in Aventura, FL. Call our office at (305) 932-3200 or contact us online to set up your first appointment.