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The Scarless Arm Lift

Posted in Body Plastic Surgery

Your arms are one of your most exposed features, and no one wants to hide them under sweaters and jackets during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, many people are unsatisfied with the presence of jiggling upper arms. The upper arms are one of the most challenging areas to tone, and the skin there begins to show the effects of aging and weight fluctuations early. This combination leads many to desire cosmetic help. Traditionally, arm lift surgery is performed to address sagging on the upper arms. However, advances in minimally invasive procedures have allowed doctors the ability to provide their patients with alternatives to surgery. Dr. Schlechter offers Renuvion™ to his patients at North Shore Aesthetics.

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The Traditional Arm Lift

The traditional arm lift is a surgical procedure that tightens and sculpts the upper arms. An incision is typically made from the armpit to the elbow. Lax tissue is tightened, and excess skin is removed. Liposuction or Smartlipo™ is often used in combination with an arm lift to remove excess, unwanted fat. Although this procedure provides noticeable improvement, many prospective patients are interested in a less invasive option.

The Renuvion™ Alternative

For patients who do not wish to undergo an invasive procedure, which results in a long scar and an extended period of downtime, Renuvion™ may be something to consider. This revolutionary treatment combines the power of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to tighten skin without the need for surgery. During this treatment, small incisions are made that are just large enough for the thin Renuvion™ cannula to be inserted. This handpiece delivers plasma energy to the underlying tissues in the upper arm. The tissues and skin cells are forced to contract due to the heat produced by the plasma. Collagen production is also stimulated. Renuvion™ offers noticeable skin tightening with minimal incisions, and therefore minimal scarring. As Renuvion™ only targets lax skin and tissues, it is commonly combined with liposuction to mimic the results of the more invasive arm lift. The incisions used during liposuction are the same as those made for Renuvion™ treatment, so no additional scarring will be present.

Renuvion™ skin tightening presents a less invasive treatment for men and women suffering insecurities from mild to moderate skin and tissue laxity on the upper arms. This treatment allows patients to gain the confidence to expose their toned arms.

For more information, or to set up a consultation, contact Dr. Schlechter at North Shore Aesthetics by calling (847) 393-4770 or by filling out our online contact form.