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Whether you are frustrated with minimal results from other skin tightening treatments, or if you are looking for immediately noticeable skin tightening and lifting without the downtime and scars of conventional surgery, Renuvion (J-Plasma) may be perfect for you. Dr. Richland strives to deliver the best Renuvion Newport Beach has to offer. Renuvion is a revolutionary, minimally invasive subdermal skin tightening device that uses helium and RF (radiofrequency) energy to create a targeted beam of plasma. The plasma energy safely heats the connective tissue underneath the skin through several small incisions. Renuvion’s rapid, targeted heating results in immediate tightening with results that continue to improve over 6-12 months. Unlike other antiquated skin tightening devices that use RF, ultrasound, or lasers, Renuvion’s plasma technology is the first and only device on the market that can precisely and safely heat subdermal connective tissue networks to achieve maximum skin and tissue contraction. This precision translates to superior skin tightening results that last while reducing the damage to surrounding tissues.

Newport Beach Renuvion provider Dr. Brandon Richland


Ideal candidates

Renuvion is a perfect treatment for you if you have mild to moderate skin laxity in one or more areas and wish to avoid the scars, downtime, risks, and cost of conventional surgery. Renuvion can be performed in the office with the patient awake or in the operating room, depending on the size of the area being treated and patient preference.

Areas Treated With Renuvion

Renuvion is commonly performed on the following body and face areas but can be used anywhere that skin tightening is desired.

  • Neck, jowls, and lower face
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen, waist, and flanks
  • Upper inner thighs, lower thighs by the knees
  • Knees and calves

Renuvion appeals to a much wider range of patients than other treatments because it can be done in the office while they are awake and still achieve more dramatic results than was previously possible without traditional plastic surgery.

Renuvion For Face & Neck

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If you are looking for face and/or neck tightening, Renuvion is the perfect solution for several different types of patients:

  • If you are in your 30s to 50s with mild to moderate face/neck laxity but aren’t quite ready for a full facelift, Renuvion can provide you with the lifting and tightening you need to get that refreshed and youthful neckline back.
  • If you are looking for a procedure that can be performed in the office under local anesthesia in less than an hour. While the results are not as dramatic as a full facelift, Renuvion is a wonderful, less invasive alternative that leaves you with a satisfying and noticeable improvement.
  • If you’ve had a facelift or neck lift in the past, but have some laxity returning now and just need a refresher rather than an entire repeat facelift/neck lift.

Renuvion Procedure

What to Expect

If the procedure is being performed in the office, our Newport Beach Renuvion patients will be given an oral medication 20 minutes before the procedure to help them relax. Then, tumescent local anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area. Next, several small 3mm incisions are made hidden in inconspicuous areas, and liposuction is performed to contour the target area.

Finally, the Renuvion probe is inserted through the liposuction incisions to tighten the skin internally. When Renuvion is combined with liposuction, dramatic results in skin tightening and body contouring can be achieved, much better than if either was used alone. For this reason, Dr. Richland commonly combines Renuvion with liposuction to help achieve the toned and tightened look you’ve always desired. One of the major benefits of skin tightening after liposuction is that it allows more volume to be removed than if liposuction alone were performed. One of the downsides of liposuction is that if too much volume is removed, you can end up with saggy, wrinkly skin. This is especially common on the anterior abdomen, upper arms, and upper thighs. Skin tightening with Renuvion helps prevent this.

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Renuvion is also a great option if you are a mother looking to get your “pre-pregnancy” body back without the cost, recovery, and scars of a full abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). You may be a great candidate for a body sculpting treatment of the abdomen and flanks with Renuvion to bring back your pre-pregnancy curves. Renuvion is often combined with liposuction or VASER (ultrasound-assisted) liposuction to not only create a slimmer and more toned look but also to tighten your skin.

Some patients have been told they are not candidates for liposuction alone (due to excess skin), but they may be candidates for liposuction when combined with Renuvion’s skin tightening technology.

Another benefit is allowing patients with mild to moderate skin laxity, who would otherwise need a full excisional procedure to actually avoid the large incision and the more invasive surgery altogether. Here are some examples of full excisional surgeries that can be avoided in appropriate candidates:

  • Facelift, neck lift
  • Arm lift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Thigh lift

While there are many patients who are great candidates for Renuvion, keep in mind this is not the ideal treatment choice if you have excessive skin laxity in any of the above areas.


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  1. Listening & Communication
    Dr. Richland, first and foremost, puts the patient’s individual goals, health and safety at the heart of every case. He will begin by listening and understanding your lifestyle, goals, concerns, and issues to ensure your results and surgical procedure are tailored uniquely to you.
  2. Discovering The Path To Your Best Body
    Dr. Richland will work with you to discover which options are best for your specific anatomy – including a comprehensive overview of how each procedure option delivers unique advantages and considerations for your unique anatomy.
  3. Personalized Consultation
    Dr. Richland will examine your body and listen to your concerns; to determine what surgical plans best suits your needs. With experience that encompasses patients of all ages, body types, and conditions, you can rest assured that your confidential consultation will empower you with the knowledge and unbiased guidance to make an informed decision and help you achieve your natural outcome.
  4. Refreshed By Dr. Richland
    Refreshed, never overdone. Rejuvenated, never obvious. There’s no one definition of best – and together with Dr. Richland, your outcome will reflect your aspirations and desires.


After the procedure, you will be placed in a compression garment or wrap. It is normal to experience mild bruising and/or swelling. Most Newport Beach Renuvion patients can return to work and normal activity, except strenuous exercise, in several days. However, if a larger area was treated, you may wish to take more time off for comfort. While the results are noticeable immediately (unlike most other skin tightening treatments), you will continue to have improvement over the next 6-12 months. While no treatment is “forever”, most patients achieve the desired result in only one Renuvion treatment. This is the advantage Renuvion has over most other non-invasive or minimally invasive skin tightening treatments.

Why Choose Dr. Richland for Your Renuvion Treatment

The Premier Newport Beach and Huntington Beach Renuvion Provider

Dr. Richland was one of the first Renuvion providers in the area, offering exceptional experience and skill with this revolutionary technology. In the time that he has offered Renuvion, he has helped his patients achieve dramatic skin-tightening results and has become a sought-after provider in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. Because of the impressive results he delivers with Renuvion, he has noticed more and more new patients coming in for this versatile, effective, and minimally invasive treatment.

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Begin your journey toward the best results possible with Renuvion. If you are interested in Renuvion skin tightening in Newport Beach or Huntington Beach, please contact our office to book your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richland.


Renuvion FAQs

Renuvion (also called J-Plasma) is the newest minimally invasive subdermal skin tightening treatment device that utilizes ionized helium and a proprietary RF (radiofrequency) to create a targeted beam of plasma for skin tightening.

RF (also known as radiofrequency) is a type of energy of a certain wavelength or “frequency”. RF has been used for decades for various medical treatments. However, its benefits relating to skin tightening have only recently been discovered. RF energy can be combined with various treatment modalities such as microneedling devices, monopolar probes, and bipolar probes. The disadvantages with these previous RF treatment modalities are that they utilize bulk heating, which means the surrounding tissues are heated as well. Renuvion uses a targeted beam of plasma to selectively heat the internal fibroseptal network to produce dramatic results.

Plasma is the fourth state of matter. It is most similar to a gas but is different because it is made up of groups of positively charged ions and free electrons. It is found in neon lights and in the center of stars.

Renuvion is a targeted technology that heats tissue in a way that has never been done before. The helium-derived plasma selectively targets the subdermal fibroseptal network. This means the connective tissue is heated to produce skin tightening while avoiding damage to surrounding tissues. Most patients see skin tightening immediately, and the results continue to improve over time as the body goes through neo-collagenases and remodeling phases of healing. Renuvion can heat the subdermal tissue more effectively than other devices. Other older minimally invasive skin tightening devices can only heat the connective tissue to 65-70 degrees Celsius without damaging the surrounding tissues. Renuvion, with its new targeted technology, can heat the subdermal connective tissue network to 85 degrees Celsius. This means more effective skin tightening and better results. With proper patient selection, Renuvion can allow for dramatic body contouring and skin tightening results, without the risks, downtime, and cost for a traditional skin excision surgery.

Renuvion is not for everyone. If you have severe skin laxity, you may still need a traditional skin excision procedure.

Most patients require only one Renuvion treatment to achieve their desired result. This is the advantage Renuvion has over most other non-invasive or minimally invasive skin tightening treatments. However, no treatment is forever; therefore, as your skin continues to age, you may wish to have additional treatments in the future.

The results for this minimally invasive skin tightening procedure are noticeable immediately (as opposed to most other skin tightening treatments). However, you will continue to see improved contour and skin tightening over the next 6-12 months.

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