Renuvion in Long Island With Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

With age, your body will make less collagen and elastin – two essential proteins in healthy, youthful-looking skin. In the absence of its “scaffolding,” your skin can begin to sag, droop, and wrinkle. However, innovative treatments like Renuvion can turn back the clock by stimulating collagen production and improving your skin health. The revolutionary Renuvion treatment can tighten skin in conjunction with body contouring procedures, like liposuction or a tummy tuck, or provide outstanding results on its own.

With many options available for your skin rejuvenation and body contouring needs, you need a knowledgeable, compassionate provider who will help you achieve beautiful results. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift takes time to understand your aesthetic goals so she can recommend the proper procedure.

Learn how Long Island’s best Renuvion provider, Dr. Vandegrift, can help you turn back the clock for a refreshed appearance. Contact us or call (631) 935-0303 to schedule your consultation today!

What Is Renuvion J-Plasma?

Renuvion is a minimally invasive solution that can stand alone or enhance other procedures. The Renuvion device allows Dr. Vandegrift to target specific areas. Typically, patients notice a difference immediately following treatment. However, Renuvion promotes collagen production to continue gradually improving those results over the next six to nine months. Many people enjoy the effects of their Long Island Renuvion for up to five years.

Renuvion can target loose skin on your:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Face and neck
  • Thighs

Renuvion uses radiofrequency and helium gas to create cold plasma energy. This energy contracts the skin from underneath by heating collagen and other support structures. By encouraging collagen production, Renuvion improves and rejuvenates your appearance for a toned, sculpted look.

To tighten loose skin, you can add Renuvion to body contouring procedures like liposuction or a tummy tuck to provide optimal results.

What Are the Benefits of Renuvion?

A minimally invasive procedure, Renuvion helps restore a more youthful appearance by tightening loose skin and stimulating collagen production.

Safe, effective Renuvion tightens skin with long-lasting results and offers other benefits, including:

  • Less scarring due to small incisions
  • No tissue removal
  • Minimal pain and discomfort
  • Limited downtime

Renuvion J-Plasma Before and After

View our gallery for Dr. Vandegrift’s outstanding, natural-looking Renuvion before-and-after results.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Renuvion?

Good candidates for Renuvion are women and men who are looking for a minimally invasive procedure to reverse mild to moderate skin sagging on the face or other areas of the body. For these patients, Renuvion is an effective procedure that produces quick, visible results without a lengthy downtime.

Candidates for Renuvion in Long Island should:

  • Be generally healthy
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Live a healthy lifestyle and be close to your ideal weight
  • Be non-smokers, or willing to quit before your procedure
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Understand the potential risks

Choosing Dr. Vandegrift as Your Renuvion Provider

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Vandegrift offers a comprehensive menu of breast and body rejuvenation procedures. With a special interest and expertise in skin care, Dr. Vandegrift continually follows the latest trends and offers effective treatments, making her your choice as the best Renuvion skin tightening provider in Long Island.

With a focus on improving your health and well-being, Dr. Vandegrift takes a holistic approach by specifically tailoring treatments to help you feel your absolute best. During your consultation, she’ll take time to ensure you fully understand your options and provide you with realistic expectations.

What Can I Expect During a Renuvion Procedure?

To achieve the best results for each patient, Dr. Vandegrift customizes all Renuvion skin tightening treatments. However, here are some general steps to expect.

Prior to Your Procedure

In the weeks before your Renuvion procedure, Dr. Vandegrift will recommend that you:

Avoid supplements containing fish oil, gingko, garlic, vitamin A, or vitamin E for two weeks

  • Stop taking blood thinners, including over-the-counter medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen, for a week
  • Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours


Once you arrive at our practice, our team will welcome you. Dr. Vandegrift will ensure you are comfortable and answer any last questions before beginning your Renuvion skin tightening treatment. Depending on the targeted areas and your procedural plan, you may receive local or general anesthesia.

Renuvion Procedure

Dr. Vandegrift will create small incisions in the treatment area to allow the Renuvion device to deliver helium plasma energy to your skin. The Renuvion energy also stimulates collagen production to enhance your results.

Each Renuvion session can take between 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the treatment areas.

Renuvion Aftercare

After a Renuvion skin tightening procedure, most patients experience light bruising and swelling; typically, these effects resolve within a week. You can treat any discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications.

Following your Renuvion treatment, you may need to wear a compression garment for a few days to aid in skin retraction, minimize swelling, and ease your recovery. Please avoid strenuous exercising and exposure to UV rays and heat for at least a week.

Most patients can resume their typical schedules within a week after a Renuvion skin tightening treatment. After a few months, the tiny incisions will heal, leaving little to no scarring.

Meet Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast and body rejuvenation that restores a youthful, supple appearance after pregnancy or weight loss.

While offering a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including breast lift, tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, and oncoplastic breast reduction, Dr. Vandegrift also has a special interest and expertise in both invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. With a focus on keeping your look natural, she provides a holistic approach to each patient, specifically tailoring a treatment regimen that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best.

How Soon Will I See My Renuvion Results?

Most patients will see visibly tightened, younger-looking skin around three months after a single Renuvion treatment. Results will improve for up to a year as Renuvion’s collagen-stimulating effects continue.

Following your Renuvion treatment, you can expect to enjoy the outcome for up to five years by maintaining your stable weight through a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

Schedule Your Renuvion Consultation Today

Renew your look with the best Renuvion skin tightening in Long Island. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vandegrift has dedicated her career to helping patients reverse the signs of aging skin. Schedule your Renuvion consultation at Vandegrift Plastic Surgery today!

Partner with Long Island’s best female Renuvion provider. Contact us today or call (631) 935-0303 to learn more.

Long Island, NY, Renuvion FAQs

Renuvion is a highly customizable treatment, so the total cost depends on your unique goals and the number of sessions required. Following your consultation with Dr. Vandegrift, you will receive a detailed price estimate.

Following your Renuvion treatment, you should be able to enjoy the long-lasting results for up to five years. However, the longevity of these effects depends on your lifestyle choices, genetics, sun exposure, or weight fluctuations.

Following your Renuvion skin tightening treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise for at least one to two weeks. Be sure to verify all exercise restrictions with Dr. Vandegrift before your Renuvion treatment.

Renuvion recovery time may vary based on each individual patient response and the treatment areas. For approximately four to six weeks, you may experience swelling and tenderness. Most patients feel well enough to resume most activities between one to three weeks.

As each patient has unique aesthetic goals, Dr. Vandegrift may recommend combining Renuvion with other solutions to further enhance results. Typically, patients choose to team Renuvion with:

Renuvion effectively tightens loose or sagging skin in conjunction with tummy tuck or liposuction procedures. For a youthful, rejuvenated appearance, Renuvion addresses jowls or sagging cheeks when paired with dermal fillers or neuromodulators on the face or neck.