Renuva® Volume Loss Treatment

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If you are troubled by a loss of volume in your face, hands, or body, but not interested in undergoing liposuction surgery for fat grafting? If so, you may be eager to learn more about Renuva, a highly effective, non-surgical alternative to fat grafting. Dr. Sarah Mess is pleased to offer her medical spa patients from Baltimore, Columbia, MD, and throughout the DMV area Renuva injections to restore youthful volume for up to 10 years—without surgery and with no downtime.

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What is Renuva?

Renuva is an injectable treatment that is used to increase volume to targeted areas, but is different from the dermal fillers you are probably familiar with. Dermal fillers commonly used to add volume are made from hyaluronic acid, or HA. HA is a protein found naturally in the body, and it attracts water molecules. This is why areas where hyaluronic acid is injected, whether they are wrinkles, cheeks, lips, or other areas, appear to plump after treatment. Over time, the hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers is absorbed and metabolized by the body. This means that treatments need to be repeated for results to last.

Renuva is different because it works more like a fat transfer procedure to add volume to specific areas of the face and body. Renuva is made from fat harvested from a donor. When injected, Renuva creates a framework for your own fat cells and collagen to grow over time. Within roughly 12 weeks, areas treated with Renuva show a marked increase in volume that lasts 10 years or longer.

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How Does Renuva Work?

Renuva contains collagens, growth factors, and proteins identical to those in your own fat. Renuva is often referred to as an adipose tissue matrix. In simpler terms, Renuva forms a type of scaffolding that is gradually replaced by your own blood vessels and fat cells over the course of a few months. Essentially, Renuva allows your body to naturally remodel the treated area, leading to an increase in Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Renuva Patient Information Go to Source volume and significantly improved texture that looks natural—because it is.

Renuva as a Fat Grafting Alternative

Renuva is an excellent alternative to traditional fat grafting for many of our patients. During fat grafting, fat is harvested from the patient’s body through liposuction, then purified and injected into areas where increased volume is desired. Fat transfer is great for patients who desire a significant increase in volume, as in the case of the Brazilian Butt Lift. However, patients who undergo this treatment need to have enough fat to harvest to make the graft effective.

Renuva is ideal for patients who don’t need large volume transfers, or for patients who are naturally thin and lack good areas to harvest fat for a traditional fat transfer. The fat in Renuva is harvested from human donors and preserved, so some patients like to think of Renuva as an “off-the-shelf” alternative to the fat transfer procedure—without surgery and with little to no downtime.

Benefits of Renuva

  • Increase fat volume without surgery
  • Little to no downtime
  • Long-lasting results
  • A fast, comfortable procedure performed at our medical spa
  • Results that look natural
  • Restore volume in face, hands, and body
  • Smooth scars, dents, and even cellulite dimples
  • Correct minor irregularities after liposuction or breast augmentation

Where Can Renuva Be Used?

Renuva is ideal for creating natural-looking volume enhancement to the:

  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Jawline
  • Chin
  • Earlobes
  • Neck
  • Decolletage
  • Hands
  • Hips and thighs
  • Scars and dimples (including cellulite)
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Renuva Treatment: What to Expect

Preparing for Renuva

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for your Renuvia injections. When you come to our med spa for a consultation, your provider will assess your concerns and goals and help you decide whether Renuva is the right treatment for you.

Renuva Injections

Renuva injections are the same as other dermal filler injections. First, your skin will be cleansed and a numbing cream will be applied. Then you will simply recline comfortably as your practitioner injects Renuva into the treatment areas.

Renuva Recovery & Results

Most of our patients are able to get back to their normal activities right after their Renuva treatment. You’ll start to see results nearly immediately, and improvements will increase over the next few months as your own fat populates the treated area. Best of all, our Renuva patients continue to enjoy natural volume restoration for up to ten years!

Frequently Asked Questions About Renuva

Is Renuva safe?

Yes. Renuva is considered to be safe and has passed rigorous FDA regulatory testing.

Where does the fat in Renuva injections come from?

The fat in Renuva comes from the adipose (fat) tissue of human donors, who are pre-screened. The fat is then processed and sterilized with methods approved by the FDA.

How much does Renuva cost?

The cost of Renuva injections differs for each patient, and is dependent on factors such as the area treated and the amount of volume enhancement desired. We’ll go over the cost of your treatment plan before we begin.

How long does Renuva last?

Renuva creates a framework for your own fat and blood cells to grow, and your body eventually replaces this framework with its own cells. Results last up to ten years.

Who is a candidate for Renuva?

If you are in good health and want to restore lost volume without liposuction or fat transfer surgery, Renuva may be great for you.

Learn More About Renuva

If you are interested in learning more about Renuva, please contact us to schedule a medical spa consultation with us. We are proud to offer Renuva injections to patients from Baltimore and Columia, MD as well as the greater DMV area.

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