We’ve Got a New Rejuvenating Filler to Tell You About
There’s a new filler available at Contour Dermatology and we invite you to talk with your provider or schedule a consultation to learn more.
What is Renuva?
Renuva works through a process called angiogenesis. We inject Renuva, and then gradually, over a few months, it is replaced with your own fat cells, and the average lifespan of a fat cell is about five to 10 years! That’s quite a bit longer than even the longest-lasting hyaluronic acid fillers, which range from six months to two years. So, for people who don’t want needles and bruising every six months or so, Renuva is an option to consider.
This revolutionary injectable is from MTF Biologics and is produced in the United States. It is FDA approved and contains the same protein components and growth factors found in your body’s fat. The Renuva product does not include DNA, cells, or any live component, just the building blocks to help your skin rebuild volume.
We all know that the redistribution of fat as we age is not fair. You gain it in places you don’t want it and lose fat in areas like your face where you want to retain that youthful fullness. Renuva is only placed in areas where you naturally have some fat. Once the material is injected, you will see immediate results, and then those results become “permanent” for the life of the new fat cells.
Renuva can be used for deeper volume or smoothing contours. It has good applications in the neck, decolletage, and hands, as well as the face. Renuva can also plump up buttocks or thigh dimples. While Renuva is a good option to replace age-related fat loss, especially in the face, it is not recommended for the lips or large areas of volume.