Renuva is an FDA-approved injectable solution that improves skin tone, texture, and volume by transferring small amounts of donor fat to target areas on the face and body.
Renuva is created from donor tissue. Once in place beneath the surface, it can improve the overall appearance of your skin and correct a number of minor aesthetic irregularities, such as divots, dents, and dimples.
Some of the most common reasons our patients request Renuva is to:
The allograft tissue used for Renuva is obtained by donors. It is thoroughly tested and screened according to strict guidelines put in place by the FDA. Once harvested, the tissue is sterilized to ensure a safe transfer into your body.
Renuva is the ideal solution for men and women who want to fix small skin problems. It’s very effective in camouflaging cellulite dimples, scarring from prior surgeries, minor lost skin volume and minor facial lines and wrinkles.
During your Renuva appointment at our Tucson office, Dr. Larson will use an ultra-fine needle to inject donor fat tissue into the treatment area. Most of our patients do not require an anesthetic during this process. However, Dr. Larson can numb the area if you have a low threshold for pain.
The entire experience should last about 30 minutes and is typically quite comfortable. As a lunch-time procedure, you will be free to return to work and resume your normal daily routine right away.
You should notice an immediate improvement in the overall appearance of your skin after Renuva – with a younger and smoother complexion. The results will continue to progress over the next three weeks, with the final outcome appearing in about three months.
Renuva is associated with some side effects, though they are temporary and typically mild. They may include redness, swelling and an allergic reaction.
Fat transfer and Renuva injections may appear to be similar treatments at first glance – but they are actually quite different.
A fat transfer is a cosmetic surgery. It uses your body’s own fat as a filler and requires a liposuction procedure. This is associated with anesthesia, downtime and a recovery period.
Conversely, Renuva uses donor fat that can be injected directly into the treatment area. It’s less invasive and requires no downtime, making it particularly appealing to busy clients.