Renuvion/J Plasma vs. Other Facelift Alternatives: A Non-Surgical Facial Slap Down

Put those wrinkles down for the count. Many of our patients are interested in facial rejuvenation, but not all are interested in traditional facelift surgery. In addition to a wide array of surgical procedures, like a facelift or brow lift, we also offer a broad range of non-surgical treatments to lift, tighten, and smooth the face. 

As there are many non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, it can help to compare them to determine which might be right for you. Explore our most popular facelift alternatives in this non-surgical facial slap down.

Renuvion with J Plasma- The Gold Standard in Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation?

Renuvion with J Plasma is a powerful skin resurfacing treatment that offers patients near-surgical quality results without incisions or extensive downtime. 

How does it work? This powerful device uses plasma technology to remove damaged layers of skin with remarkable precision. By removing these outer layers of damage, we reveal fresh, healthy skin. The treatment also boosts collagen production for improved skin quality and appearance. 

What facial concerns does Renuvion with J Plasma address? This powerful system can fade:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Sagging skin
  • Discoloration and hyperpigmentation
  • Rough skin texture
  • Drooping eyelids

How many treatments will you need? Most patients achieve impressive results with a single treatment, results that last for a long time. With the J Plasma system, we can treat most areas of the face, including delicate areas facial skin, like around the eyes. 

The Renuvion system is often considered the reigning champion of non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Let’s see how it stacks up to some of our other treatment options. 

Liquid Facelift

Our second contender for non-surgical rejuvenation uses some of our most potent injectables to alleviate common signs of aging. We combine BOTOX® with fillers to smooth wrinkles, restore facial volume, and rejuvenate the face. This procedure is called a liquid facelift because it produces results that rival a facelift, using only cosmetic injectables. 

If you’re looking to minimize downtime, this treatment is one to seriously consider. Most patients require no downtime after injectable treatments. You can return to work as soon as you’re ready. Side effects are also minimal. Redness, bruising, and swelling may occur, but these are usually minor and resolve in a few days. 

The results of a liquid facelift are temporary. Patients usually come in for treatment three to four times a year to maintain their refreshed appearance.


Improving the quality of your skin can dramatically reduce the appearance of aging. A microneedling treatment uses tiny needles to puncture the skin. These intentional wounds initiate a healing response in the body and encourage collagen ad growth factor production. 

After microneedling, patients notice an improvement in skin tone and texture and fewer wrinkles. We usually recommend a series of microneedling treatments to start. These initial treatments are spaced four to six weeks apart. After we achieve the desired results, occasional touch-up treatments can maintain results. 

Which Treatment Is Right for Me?

In the battle of the facelift alternatives, there is no clear winner. Each of our non-surgical treatments offers patients anti-aging benefits with less downtime than surgery. Explore your available options during a consultation with Dr. Machida. He can help you find an alternative to facelift surgery that fits into your aesthetic goals, lifestyle, and budget. 

Call to schedule your consultation at STC Plastic Surgery in Inland Empire, CA today. 800-303-9541