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Thread Lifting in South Korea

What are Thread Lifts?

Threads are usually used for sewing and are typically associated with fashion, clothing, simple aesthetic procedures like eyebrow threading, and surgeries. In hospitals and clinics, medical practitioners use threads for sutures to close open wounds and finish surgeries. However, surgical doctors also utilize threads in non-surgical lifting for facial rejuvenation, called thread lifts. Thread lifting is one of the many procedures in Korea to help you with moderate skin laxity caused by aging and intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Aging is a natural human body process that occurs in everyone. As we age, collagen production, dermal facial skin scaffolding, and fat components weaken throughout the body, making us look older. In other words, moderate skin laxity is the physical manifestation of aging due to the continuous deterioration of systems in our bodies. 

The most affected areas are typically on the face, including the cheeks, eyebrows, neck, and the mandibular area or the lower jaw. In the early years, complex surgical procedures were made to correct this skin issue, but due to the recent instigation of thread lifting, a more youthful look can now be achieved through non-surgical and less invasive procedures. Facial thread lifting is a temporary treatment that lifts the excess skin on different facial areas by lifting it with dissolvable PDO threads instead of removing it, which is common among surgical liftings. Thread lift involves a Barbed suture lift, where the doctor inserts the threads in the facial areas with moderate laxity to appear taut and firm.

Additionally, thread lifts stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities because the procedure causes the body to increase collagen production in the treated areas. This procedure is famous in Korea, specifically in Seoul, and at the Renovo Skin Clinic, we offer facial thread lifting and HIKO nose lifts. HIKO nose lift or filler is another form of thread lift for the nose. It is a non-surgical alternative procedure for rhinoplasty that utilizes threads to make the nose appear slimmer and taller. 

How does it work?

Since facial thread lifting involves inserting plenty of threads through facial areas with moderate skin laxity, local anesthesia will be given to you before the procedure to help eliminate any pain or discomfort you may experience during the treatment. Facial thread lifts use dissolvable and non-dissolvable threads that may depend on you or your dermatologist, considering what suits you best. At Renovo Skin Clinic, we only like to use dissolvable threads which should dissolve within 6 months, with the effect lasting about a year. The licensed medical practitioner or surgical doctor will insert the threads underneath your skin in areas that need treatment and pull it upwards or around your head, forehead, and neck through a barbed suture. The threads’ barbs will securely hold everything in its new lifted position.  Then, the doctor will pull the lines toward the desired direction for a firmer look. Afterward, collagen structures will continue to form around the threads as a natural bodily reaction, leading to longer-lasting lifting effects and even skin improvements due to the increased collagen in the dermis. 

Three types of Threads

Polydioxanone (PDO) thread is one of the three types of threads used in thread lifting, while the other two are polylactic acid (PLA) and polycaprolactone (PCA). These threads naturally dissolve in the body, and their longevity lasts around six months. PDO has been around the longest in suturing, and its components include a synthetic biodegradable polymer that gradually breaks down when in contact with water (hydrolysis). Subsequently, the field of aesthetics and dermatology established PLA threads. It has components including biocompatible polymer from lactic acid and is resorbable. Lastly, they introduced a better variety of PLA and PDO threads and have become the newest generation of thread types used in thread lifting, and this is PCA threads. It is bio-absorbable and reinstates collagen production longer than PLA and PDO. However, as we veer on the side of safety at Renovo, we prefer the tried and true PDO threads as they have been used in the medical field the longest and have the most predictable results. 

On the other hand, thread lifts with non-absorbable threads like APTOS are removed by surgical doctors after a certain period. Therefore, in choosing which thread to use for your thread lift, one must consult their dermatologist or a board-certified medical practitioner to determine the appropriate thread lift component based on compatibility. Please note that only licensed medical doctors administer thread lifting, considering it involves the multiple insertions of threads underneath the skin. It is also to ensure your safety and the success of the procedure. 


Targeted Areas

  • Jowls
  • Mandibular areas (Jawline)
  • Under-eye
  • Forehead
  • Cheeks
  • Eyebrows
  • Nose (HIKO nose filler)

Clinical Studies

A clinical study was conducted to determine the efficacy of facial thread lifting among thirty-seven female patients aged from 37 to 65  in areas including the eyebrow, neck, and jawline. Results have shown that 33 (89%) of the patients were satisfactory, with 24 (65%) patients with excellent outcomes and 9 (24%) patients with good outcomes. Therefore, they concluded that facial thread lifting for facial rejuvenation is a safe procedure with minor complications suited for patients with modest lifting degrees. 



Facial thread lifting is typically administered to individuals in their late 30s to early 50s because it is where skin laxity is prominent. Thread lifts are also a considerable alternative to surgical facelifts for individuals who cannot undergo surgery for medical reasons. After the procedure, you will immediately see the results, but please note that you may experience bruising, swelling, bleeding, inflammation, and discomfort because of the nature of the procedure. So, to achieve optimal healing, please refrain from moving the treated areas strenuously and avoid being touched and pulled. The treatment has minimal to no downtime, so you can instantly resume your typical routine after the treatment, but please avoid any unwarranted accidents. 

Unlike facelifts, thread lifts are temporary, but results can last up to three years depending on your skin laxity severity, so it is better to have realistic expectations regarding the treatment, although it has significant effects. 

We recommend our patients avoid sleeping on their front or sides and avoid opening the mouth extensively for the first 3 weeks to have the longest-lasting results possible This means you should avoid the dentist during this period. Lastly, consult your dermatologist firsthand or any licensed or board-certified medical practitioner before undergoing this procedure for your safety and to avoid unwanted skin damage. Please also note that facial thread lifts are only compatible with moderate skin laxity because they only provide temporary lifting. Thus, surgical facelifts are appropriate for severe and extreme skin laxity.  

If you are interested in HIKO nose filler and facial thread lifts, you may consult us at the Renovo Skin Clinic using our [email protected] or any of our socials, and we will be happy to help you with online consultation to plan your next steps with us. Here, we will treat you like royalty, pamper you as you deserve, and guide you through the procedures to help you achieve that firm and taut appearance.  

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LDM Micro-Massage

What is Local Dynamic Micro-massage (LDM)?

One of the events we look forward to celebrating is our birthday, which occurs annually. However, turning a year older not only entails that we are growing wiser and more mature each year, but it has physical manifestations too. Our body begins to grow weak, and we become more and more in need of visits to dermatologists to help keep us looking and feeling fresh, young, and healthy.  

In addition, aging a year older means that we no longer move the way we used to and we no longer look like our younger selves. Aging is a natural process that no one can hinder. We slowly fall into the trap of feeling inadequate or unhappy, and as time passes, their physical manifestations are etched onto our faces, and fine lines and wrinkles become more prominent. Subsequently, our skin begins to sag as the face loses protein and fats. It is due to the body gradually slowing down the production of elastin, collagen, and fiber. Furthermore, extrinsic factors can exacerbate the physical manifestations of aging, which oftentimes, we have no control over. 

Fortunately, due to the rising demand for individuals to appear younger and delay the physical indications of aging, non-surgical and non-invasive procedures are studied, tried, and tested, one of which is the Local Dynamic Micro-massage (LDM). 

Local Dynamic Micro-massage (LDM) is a treatment offered in varying aesthetic clinics to aid your skin laxity issues. It uses a rapid ultrasound dual-frequency going about one hundred to one thousand times per second, creating oscillations upon coming into contact with the skin’s surface. As a result, this micro-massage stimulates the natural regenerative production of collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, and fibers within the body. Additionally, the energy transmitted via the device reaches even the deepest layers of the subcutaneous skin tissues. Hence, the skin appears tauter, firmer, and smoother.


How does it work?

Before undergoing any procedure at Renovo Skin Clinic, especially facial skin treatments, rest assured that we will guide you every step of the way. First, we will escort you to one of our facial analysis machines to know the in-depth condition of your skin and its most pressing issues. With this, we can even see the deeper layers of the skin, sun damage, and other categories that need treatment. Additionally, we can determine the appropriate treatment or treatments you must undergo with your session. If you meet the conditions to proceed with the LDM facial, we will advance toward the dermatologist’s room for a second consultation. Since the LDM facial is a gentle procedure, you may incorporate other facial treatments, such as our premium resurfacing laser, the Venus Viva. So, there are chances that the doctor will suggest or recommend other facial treatments for your skin condition to complement the effects of the LDM. Again, this solely depends on your skin condition and its severity. Although the final call is up to you, we would highly recommend following the doctor’s recommendation as their years of experience will allow them to make the right decisions for your particular case.  Also, the doctor will guide you through the procedure and remind you of the aftercare precautions in the second consultation. Once you are happy with your treatment plan, you may proceed to one of our relaxing treatment rooms to start your session. 

First, we thoroughly cleanse the skin of surface impurities, oils, and makeup. Subsequently, a conductive gel with an aloe-like consistency and texture is lathered onto the entire face to keep it cool and draw in the device’s energy more. Then, the licensed technician will massage the skin’s surface via the LDM device. However, if you wish to combine it with other facial treatments, such as lasers, the LDM facial will come at the latter part of the session to help cool the skin down and regenerate to boost the healing process. After that, we use some LED Light Therapy on the skin to kickstart the cell turnover rate and reduce acne-causing bacteria that may be on the skin’s surface. Afterward, the technician will apply our famous Diatomaceous Cooling Earth Mask, which feels otherworldly – to help absorb the resurfaced impurities and aid in cooling down the skin.  Lastly, the technician will massage the skin with a regenerating cream and sunscreen since the procedure has no downtime. You may use your sunscreen or the one offered at the clinic. 

Targets of LDM facial

  • Skin laxity
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine Lines
  • Expression lines
  • Acne (mild)
  • Hyperpigmentation (mild)
  • Nasolabial folds



  • Delayed physical manifestations of aging
  • Skin tightening
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Even skin tone
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive
  • Stimulates the natural process of regenerating collagen, elastin, fibers, and hyaluronic acid
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Immediate results
  • Pre and Post-operative treatment


  • Drink plenty of water
  • Apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30+ every time you go outside and re-apply
  • Moisturize well
  • Apply post-treatment creams
  • No sauna or hot baths
  • No alcohol for a week after the treatment
  • Avoid smoking for a few days after the treatment


Clinical Studies

Aesthetic procedures here in South Korea, especially in Seoul, are not offered unless they have undergone clinical trials and have shown positive results. So, doctors and scientists have tested the LDM facials for their efficacy in treating skin laxity and aiding in wound healing. In a study to test the effectiveness and success of dual-frequency ultrasound found in Local Dynamic Massage (LDM), its results generated positive outcomes. The dual-frequency ultrasound in the LDM facial has successfully aided wound healing as a therapeutic tool to prevent wounds from becoming chronic. The wound healing process involves inflammation, granulation tissue formulation, re-epithelization, and remodeling of cells. According to the results, the patients were generally satisfied with the treatment and outcome of their wounds via dual-frequency ultrasound. Therefore, dermatologists suggest LDM facial for pre and post-operative treatments for facelifts and liposuction because it preps the skin and offers aid to wound recovery and reaching optimal healing. 

Similarly, a study was conducted to test if skin massages like the LDM  increase the effects of anti-skin-aging formulation creams. According to the results, it has positive outcomes, and there are significant changes in facial wrinkles, skin texture, neck sagging, cheek wrinkles, and expression lines when used in combination with anti-aging creams. 



The Local Dynamic Micro-massage is a superb alternative for conservative skin tightening treatments as it naturally stimulates the body’s production of collagen, elastin, fibers, and hyaluronic acid to give us that healthy and youthful look. However, like other non-invasive and non-surgical treatments, the LDM is temporary and won’t give you the extensive lift that surgical facelifts do. Nevertheless, this is an appropriate procedure to treat mild to moderate skin laxity to delay the prominent appearance of aging without being invasive or causing any marks or discomfort. The treatment is best suited for individuals in their twenties to late thirties. 

Since the procedure is mild and gentle, you will feel at ease in our treatment rooms throughout treatment. Immediately, you will feel refreshed, rejuvenized, and young.  Although the results are immediate, you should see continued improvement as the collagen and elastin increase over time. The full facial session (with all treatment steps included) may last up to around sixty to ninety minutes unless you incorporate other facial treatments. For best results, you must do the LDM regularly, and some of our clients even have this done weekly (which is safe to do). Additionally, it has no downtime, so you may immediately return to your routine after the procedure. 

If you have further questions regarding the LDM Micro-massage procedure, you may contact us at [email protected] for an online consultation. We will walk you through it, guide you through every step, and treat you like royalty as you deserve. Remember – at Renovo, you can restart, recover and be reborn. 



Whitening Injection

What are whitening injections?

The Glutathione Injection has become widely revered as a miracle worker for skin whitening. It is rumored to be how famous celebrities from the East and the West, including Korean singer IU and superstar Beyonce achieved their ‘fair’ appearance. Although we believe all skin tones and colors to be absolutely gorgeous in their own right, many people have sought ways to achieve a fairer complexion due to certain beauty standards that still remain today. Due to the heavy pressures of certain societies, there are many dangerous routes that individuals go down to achieve a fairer complexion. Thankfully, at Renovo Skin Clinic, we have completely safe and dermatologically tested procedures and treatments that can help those who are looking for a brighter look. Rather than focusing on the ‘whitening’ aspect, we believe in using brightening techniques to even out areas of darkness that may have occurred due to aging, environmental factors, or skin damage. Through this brightening of discoloration and the process of evening out the skin tone, it leads to a more even and glowy appearance, and many a time can lead to a brighter or fairer appearance too. 

Presently, skin brightening injections, known as Glutathione, are the most sought-after technique to safely achieve brighter and healthier skin. Skin injections use Glutathione to offer skin-lightening effects and to combat (some) physical manifestations of aging, including hyperpigmentation, dull skin, wrinkles, and age spots. Additionally, anecdotal results support the above-stated claims and state that Glutathione may offer to alleviate one’s skin pigmentation two or three shades lighter.

What is Glutathione?

Many individuals know Glutathione as a product to aid skin lightening or whitening, but, scientifically speaking, Glutathione is an antioxidant produced by cells in our bodies and has three molecules referred to as amino acids: glutamine, glycine, and cysteine. The function of Glutathione in the body is to (a) help make DNA; (b) support the immune system and its function; (c) form sperm cells (in males); (d) break down free radicals, (e) aid specific enzymes to function; (f) help the liver and gallbladder to deal with fats; (g) assist cell death (apoptosis); (h) transport mercury out of the brain, and; (i) help regenerate vitamins C and E. However, over time, the production of Glutathione naturally reduces due to factors involving poor nutrition, extrinsic factors, stress, and environmental toxins. Thus, the innate quality of Glutathione (as a medical treatment) is to aid in specific and chronic disorders, including insulin sensitivity mitigation, heart disease prevention, and cell damage (liver) reduction.              

However, due to further research, doctors have found its anti-melanogenic characteristics and thus proposed it as a skin-lightening modality. In other words, after a scientific breakthrough, Glutathione was found to help make the skin brighter and lighter, for it targets the melanocytes in our body, which are pigment-forming cells that give color to our skin. As a result, many dermatologists administer Glutathione to treat hyperpigmentation through skin rejuvenation. 

How does it work?

Over time, our body gradually ceases to perform as it used to when we were younger. Consequently, many cells, proteins, and systems in our body reduce their production and regeneration, leading to age spots, hyperpigmentation, skin laxity, and many more. Additionally, many individuals aim to look fairer and two shades lighter than their actual skin pigmentation for personal reasons. Thus, many individuals ask for help in aesthetic clinics for skin whitening, lifting, and rejuvenating modalities. 

The most famous skin whitening treatment is Glutathione skin injections that doctors administer intravenously (through one’s vein). According to research studies, this mode is more efficient than topical and oral treatment for treating the full body. Glutathione targets melanocytes throughout the body and makes the skin appear lighter and brighter. Additionally, it targets wrinkles, age spots, hyperpigmentation, dull spots, and blemishes, although its forte is skin brightening and evening. 

Targets of Glutathione

  • Melanocytes
  • Methylmercury (mercury)
  • DNA
  • Immune System
  • Specific enzymes
  • Apoptosis (cell death)
  • Vitamins C and E
  • Liver and gallbladder
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dull spots
  • Wrinkles (mild)
  • Fine lines (mild)


  • Skin brightening
  • Evening out discoloration
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Heart disease prevention
  • Cancer progression prevention
  • Cell damage reduction in liver
  • Improved insulin sensitivity

Clinical Studies

In a clinical trial testing the efficacy of Glutathione on anti-aging and anti-melanogenic effects, results have shown positive results. According to the data, Glutathione, through oral treatment, in both reduced and oxidized forms, showed significant changes in skin properties, including skin whitening, wrinkle reduction, and elasticity increase. 

Similarly, another clinical trial tested the effect of Glutathione on skin color and other related skin conditions, and the study showed positive results on the potential of Glutathione in the above-stated field. According to the results, Glutathione administered through topical and oral modalities proved that it can significantly brighten the skin pigment of patients. It also manifested improvements in other skin issues, such as skin wrinkles, elasticity, age spots, and UV spots.


Skin whitening is an excellent treatment to help make your skin two to three shades lighter if you have brown skin or if your pigment is caused by sun exposure and damage. However, the efficacy depends on the modality you will use. At the Renovo Skin Clinic, we offer Glutathione skin whitening injections because clinical trials show that intravenous administration is the best among the three. However, you must consult with a board-certified dermatologist or our own before undergoing this kind of treatment due to allergy and health reasons. It is to ensure that no present factors will hinder you from getting one, including chronic diseases, skin allergies, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and more. You may opt to check with your dermatologist first, but we will still evaluate you before proceeding with the treatment so that we may assess your condition, guide you through the procedure, and remind you of the aftercare. Also, if you want to achieve optimum results, the doctor may suggest that you integrate other brightening treatments with the Glutathione injection. We highly suggest combining further brightening treatments like lasers and peels to complement the effects of the Glutathione injection. 

The treatment’s frequency depends on the recommendation of the doctor and your skin pigment because it works differently for others. Additionally, the session lasts thirty to ninety minutes, so we advise that you use your phone for entertainment while waiting. After the treatment, you may experience some minimal discomfort in the injected area but fear not because it will immediately subside within the day. 

If you have further questions regarding our skin whitening injections, you may contact us at [email protected] for online consultation. We will walk you through it, guide you through every step, and treat you like royalty, as you deserve. Remember – at Renovo, you can restart, recover and be reborn.

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What is the Best Non-Surgical V-line Treatment for you?

Why Does Skin Sag and Lose firmness?

Our skin naturally sags and loses firmness as we age because our bodies have limitations too. The body undergoes physiological changes that happen during our lifetime. As a result, the cells in our body slow down their production with continuous decline over time, and these changes manifest physically. These physical manifestations include enlargement of pores, prominent wrinkles and expression lines, skin sagging, and pigmentation. Moreover, extrinsic aging caused by environmental factors, such as pollution, stressors, poor nutrition, alcohol, and sun damage, can contribute to the natural aging process. Anything and everything around us can cause us to age faster. 

Each of us experiences intrinsic and extrinsic aging, but it varies per person, depending on the environment and the countermeasures used to delay this. Fortunately, due to Korea’s state-of-the-art technology, we can delay early signs of aging through various treatments. 


What is the Difference Between a Contour Shot and Botox?


Botulinum Toxin A, commonly known as Botox, is an injection that penetrates the tissues of specific muscles with prominent movement. As a result, the injected substance will scatter into the tissues.  Then, it releases acetylcholine in the muscular junction, allowing your muscles to become more relaxed. It does this by blocking specific chemical signals in the muscle-triggering nerves to help them relax and prevent them from contracting temporarily. Thus, after Botox, people who once had fine lines and wrinkles in areas with overactive muscle movement (such as the forehead and frown lines), will no longer be able to create these creases with the reduced muscle movement. This gives a strong anti-aging effect and prevents the deepening or formation of static wrinkles (permanent wrinkles that are visible even without facial movement). This procedure will leave you with a smoother and more youthful appearance. 
Botox is also used commonly in the jaw muscle (masseter muscle) to give a slimmer and more lifted appearance to the overall face shape and jawline. As an overactive jaw muscle may become large, Botox is able to relax the muscle and reduce and slim down its size, creating this slimmer and more defined look. 

Botox is an FDA-approved cosmetological procedure that temporarily treats physical manifestations of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, expression lines, forehead lines, nasolabial folds, jowls, and crowfeet. Botox is a neuroprotein produced by Clostridium botulinum.  Furthermore, only botulinum types A and B are clinically used to treat medical problems in the dermatological field. Renovo Skin Clinic only uses government-approved botox, domestic and imported. For this treatment, the doctor advises the administration of a topical numbing cream to avoid discomfort throughout the procedure.

Contour Shot

Contour shots are fat-dissolving injections that remove fat in many areas, including the double chin, abdomen, thighs, and arms. They are also non-surgical and non-invasive. Thus, this procedure is a superb alternative to traditional fat removal (liposuction), which has more risks, downtime, and difficult recovery. 

At Renovo Skin Clinic, our Doctor, Dr. Kim, developed his own mixture that works faster than other fat-dissolving injections, known as SlimXShots (Contour Shots). Since the Contour shots remove fats in desired areas, they will give you the V-line facial appearance you aspire for a slimmer, tauter, and plumper look. 

Once the Contour shots are delivered in the desired areas, they will help break down the bonds responsible for the solid form of fat cells. Then, the broken-down fat cells will leave the body through natural processes, such as excretion, sweat, and breath. Thus, the doctor strongly advises anyone undergoing this procedure to hydrate themselves and avoid alcohol. 

If you want to remove excess fat in specific areas of your body, have no downtime, and are looking for something non-surgical and non-invasive for a slimmer facial appearance, you may opt for the Contour shot. However, suppose you want to slim your face without removing any natural properties in the body, and are looking for something with no downtime and is minimally invasive. In that case, you may opt for the B treatment. In conclusion, both options are great alternatives to surgical liposuction

How does non-surgical V-line work?

The V-line treatment is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that helps you achieve a slimmer, tighter, and more defined jawline with an illusion of a sharper chin. It is appropriate for individuals with a double chin, jowls, and an undefined jawline due to excess fat, and sagging due to heavy fat deposits. Additionally, the treatment is safe for all skin colors and types. Nevertheless, we ensure that you undergo a facial skin analysis and a face-to-face consultation with skin specialists and our board-certified dermatologist to assess your skin condition and its severity before proceeding with the treatment. This process would allow us to determine the appropriate treatment for you and the lifting treatments you may incorporate for the best results. 

There is a multitude of different Non-Surgical V-Line Treatments you can try, such as thread lifting, dermal fillers, or laser treatments. Although all of these treatments are geared towards the same goal, the doctor will be able to make the correct recommendation based on your particular case. The skin lifting procedures we offer at Renovo Skin Clinic will give you the V-line appearance you desire are the V-lift Laser, Botox, HIFU, Inofill, Threadlift, Cell Core Egg Lifting Device, and many more. 

Our non-surgical V-line treatments help tighten the specific areas with skin laxity and stimulate the body’s regenerative properties responsible for maintaining our healthy and firm skin appearance. They can also mean fat reduction procedures to reduce the amount of fat that might contribute to sagging. 

Benefits of Contour Shot

  • Reduced facial fats
  • Reduced appearance of skin laxity
  • Slimmer appearance
  • Minimal downtime
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive


Benefits of Botox

  • Reduced eyebrow lines
  • Reduced fine lines and expression lines
  • Reduced sweating (Hyperhidrosis) 
  • Reduced pore prominence
  • Reduced appearance of skin laxity
  • Tauter and plumper skin appearance
  • No downtime
  • Non-surgical and minimally invasive


Other details for Non-surgical V-line

Non-surgical treatments for a V-line appearance are relatively low pain, as reviewed by our frequent clients. Thus, they are an outstanding alternative for surgical facelifts since they have minimal to no downtime and fewer risks. However, some procedures may cause a stinging sensation or slight discomfort, so the doctor sometimes administers topical numbing creams. The frequency of the treatments depends on your current state of sagging and the amount of excess fat, which the doctor can advise you on.  Generally, doctors recommend three to five sessions for skin lifting or fat reduction treatments, but some clients found one session to be sufficient. Furthermore, you may see immediate results after your session, but you may need to wait three weeks to a month for the best results. 

Additionally, non-surgical skin lifting treatments are temporary and will not achieve what surgical facelifts can. Thus, you must think of non-surgical skin lifting as something to slow down the aging process and therefore delay the need for more drastic or surgical options.  They are also great for those who do not want surgeries and are on a budget constraint since they are significantly cheaper but offer some good results. 



In conclusion, if you are one of those people suffering from the physical manifestations of aging, you may want to consider doing non-surgical V-line treatments. It is also suitable for those with budget constraints, those who have a fear of surgical treatments, and those who have a busy schedule. . They are non-surgical, minimally invasive, cheaper than surgery, have much fewer risks, have a much more predictable outcome, and have no downtime. Moreover, skin lifting treatments for a V-line appearance at the Renovo Skin Clinic are clinically researched, proven, and recommended. Thus, there is no need to have worries, considering our board-certified doctor oversees and personally administers all procedures. 

If you have further questions regarding our V-line treatments, you may contact us at [email protected] for online consultation. You may also visit us at Renovo Skin Clinic. We will walk you through it, guide you through every step, and treat you like royalty, as you deserve. Remember – at Renovo, you can restart, recover and be reborn. 

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Lifting Equipment at Korean Skin Clinic

What are Lifting pieces of equipment?

Lifting pieces of equipment are often associated with the terms gym, health, and fitness. These exercises involve lifting heavy equipment to trigger the muscles in our body. However, did you know that lifting equipment is also utilized in aesthetics? Yes, surgical doctors and licensed medical practitioners use devices like Ulthera and HIFU for lifting procedures that adhere to skin laxity issues. When you were young, did you always jokingly tease your parents or grandparents about their sagging skin or prominent wrinkles? That’s completely normal because these manifestations are part of growing up, and little did you know that it will happen to you too. Fortunately,  when you age, you may now treat these skin issues through non-surgical and non-invasive procedures, such as HIFU Doublo Gold, Ultherapy, Accusculp lasers, Thermage, and other treatments with RF needling plasma lasers.

HIFU Doublo Gold

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), or MRgFUS (MRI-guided Focused Ultrasound) and FUS (Focused Ultrasound Surgery), is known for treating a variety of tumors, cancer, and malignant diseases. It uses an ultrasound transducer to generate heat for a particular body part to destroy the targeted tissues. Additionally, it is repeated until none of the targeted tissues exist. However, researchers found significant results and skin improvements from utilizing HIFU for aesthetics.

The Doublo Gold is the new and improved third-generation medical-grade High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) machine from Hironic, which pioneered the utilization of HIFU in South Korea. It is the upgraded version of the original Doublo HIFU, for it has a faster shot speed of 300 in only 8 minutes, with over a million clinical cases conducted since 2011. Compared to other devices, the Doublo Gold HIFU machine penetrates deeper into the skin, for it can reach the deeper SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) layer under the fat in a short period. The Doublo Gold HIFU is quicker as it uses a two-way round shooting compared to the one-way shot of Ultherapy. It is also less painful and expensive. It is a non-surgical and non-invasive aesthetic cosmetic procedure that tightens the skin like facelifts, without the painful surgery, fear of needles, and aftermath. The transducer radiates 65-75Cº of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) energy to the skin. It creates thermal coagulation to the targeted layers of skin tissue with no damage to the skin’s surface. Then, the body reacts by producing new collagen that helps the rejuvenation. Since HIFU targets a specific tissue in the procedure, it has no adverse effects on the upper layers of the skin. Instead, it revamps the skin’s texture and texture and brightens it.


Ulthera is a device used in the treatment called Ultherapy, and the term came from the combination of Ulthera and therapy. In other words, Ultherapy translates to the application of Ulthera as a therapy. It is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that uses focused ultrasound energy to administer lifting and tightening on the skin, especially in the face, neck, and chest.

Ultherapy focuses ultrasound waves to a specific point beneath the skin and deep within and showcases the individual layers of the skin on the device to help the surgical doctor aim for particular areas beneath the skin with high precision. Then, it produces thermal energy that stimulates the formation of collagen and thus, resulting in skin lifting and tightening. Like the HIFU doublo gold, the Ultherapy targets the SMAS layer of the skin and there is no downtime. With this, you may immediately go back to your usual routine without any hindrances. 



Like HIFU Doublo Gold and Ultherapy, Thermage is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure. However, unlike both, Thermage uses radiofrequency (RF) waves to help with tightening and lifting effects. The RF waves transmit heat into the skin by treating the outer layer and extending inward. Additionally, unlike HIFU and Ultherapy, which focuses on specific areas, Thermage can treat larger and broader parts. It does not have downtime, so you can instantly return to your day. 


Accusculpt Laser and RF needling

RF needling (radiofrequency) is a cosmetic procedure that uses tiny needles and RF waves to aid skin tightening and rejuvenation. RF needling treatment creates minuscule dermal wounds in the skin that stimulate collagen, capillaries, and elastin production. Subsequently, the radiofrequency waves create additional damage that enhances effects. With this, the skin grows back smoother and firmer and significantly reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and skin scars.          

On the other hand, the AccuSculpt laser is a lipolasty system treatment that removes excess fat or fats through a laser device similar to liposuction. Hence, the name. So, by reducing fats and soft tissues on the face and certain areas of the body, skin laxity can be prevented to achieve a more sculpted facial feature. Additionally, this process generates collagen formation and an increase in skin elasticity. 


Benefits of Skin Lifting devices:

  • Skin tightening and rejuvenation
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive Facelift
  • Jowl Lift
  • Eyebrows
  • Mandibular Areas (Jawline)
  • Diminished pore prominence
  • Double chin reduction
  • Deep penetration
  • Wrinkles


Lifting devices used in aesthetics like HIFU Doublo Gold, Thermage, Ultherapy, RF Needling lasers, and Accusculpt lasers are all FDA-approved and recommended treatments for skin laxity. However, not all of these are suitable for you. Therefore, you must consult your dermatologist or any board-certified surgical doctor firsthand. Additionally, these treatments are for older individuals who suffer from mild to moderate skin laxity brought by aging (intrinsic and extrinsic). Please note that these treatments are only temporary and would not provide the same level of lift brought by surgical facelifts, so you must have realistic expectations about it. However, unlike surgical facelifts, these are non-invasive and non-surgical, which entails no downtime to the treatments. You will also see immediate results after the procedure, but the best results are seen after a few weeks. The longevity of the treatment depends on the type of treatment you will have. Since Seoul is the heart of aesthetic procedures and treatments, rest assured that undergoing these kinds of treatments will give you your physical goals. Additionally, we are living in the digital era, so lifting devices continuously evolve and innovate to address skin issues better without surgery and its risks. 

These procedures are famous in Korea, so if you are interested in these kinds of procedures, you may consult the Renovo Skin Clinic at [email protected] or any of our socials, and we will be happy to help you with online consultation to plan your next steps with us. Here, we will treat you like royalty, pamper you as you deserve, and guide you through the procedures to help you achieve that youthful and firm look.


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Lifting Laser Treatment Korea

What are Lasers?

Here in Korea, aesthetic procedures, varying from surgical to non-surgical and invasive to non-invasive treatments,  are widely known, and it has become an integral part of our culture. Additionally, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with one’s desire to enhance their features or look more presentable and eye-catching. It only means one values themselves more than others, be it superficial, which entails self-love, and it has been a vast concept in the current generation. With this, Korean technology keeps evolving and adapting to the changing demands of its people, one of which is lifting lasers. 

Lifting lasers are aesthetic medical-grade procedures that combat the physical manifestation of aging caused by various reasons. In one of our articles, we have defined aging as the physiological changes that happen during our lifetime. Eventually, the cells in our body slow down their production with continuous decline over time, and these changes manifest physically. In aging, two factors contribute to it, namely intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging is also known as cellular aging. You age because the cells in your body are programmed to gradually stop as time passes, and time is its substantial contributor. Meanwhile, extrinsic refers to environmental factors, such as pollution, stress contributors, smoke from cigarettes, nutrition, alcohol, and sun damage. Everything around us that is somewhat beyond our control. 

         With this came the birth of lifting lasers and laser resurfacing. Have you always wondered how Koreans have the perfect glass and glossy skin? The secret is the procedures found in Seoul and Renovo Skin Clinic. Since the most common problems in aesthetics are skin sagging, acne scars, and lesions, laser resurfacing treatments like Laser Genesis, IPL, and Fractional C02 lasers are what you will need. For skin sagging, Ultherapy, Shurink, and Liftera are the ultrasound-based technology you will need to look like one of our famous Kpop idols and artists. 

Laser resurfacing and lifting laser procedures are great treatments to achieve a youthful Kpop-like appearance. Laser resurfacing aims to improve the appearance of the skin by penetrating deep into the skin’s surface and helping address and elevate the appearance of the skin while lifting lasers help with the lifting and tightening effects and the stimulation of collagen and elastin production via a natural process.


How do laser lifting and resurfacing work?

Ultherapy, Shurink, and Liftera are FDA-approved and recommended lifting laser treatments that target the areas under the skin using ultrasound energy with the aid of a controlled and mitigated temperature for collagen regeneration stimulation. Since this procedure stimulates collagen and elastin production via natural processes, it results in firmer and tighter skin that reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles. 

On the other hand, Laser Genesis, Fractional C02 Lasers, Fraxel, and IPL are also FDA-approved and recommended non-surgical skin resurfacing treatments that transmit lasers or heat into the skin without damaging the surface of the skin or other tissue layers. It also varies from ablative and ablative lasers via C02 lasers, Erbium (Er: YAG) lasers, fractional lasers, and IPL (intense pulsed light).


Benefits of Lifting Laser Procedures?

  • Skin tightening
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Safe and effective treatment
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive
  • Natural look of lifting
  • No bruising
  • It can be safely used in the neck area
  • Improved skin tone

Benefits of Skin Resurfacing Procedures?

  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Reduced acne scar and lesions appearance
  • Reduced Sun damage
  • Diminished rosacea
  • Treated hyperpigmentation
  • Reduced fine lines 
  • Reduced wrinkles

Difference between skin resurfacing laser treatments?

C02 lasers are typically ablative that treat acne scars, skin lesions, wrinkles, and other deep skin issues. On the other hand, Erbium lasers and Fractional lasers can be ablative and non-ablative lasers. Erbium promotes collagen production that treats skin laxity, age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. At the same time, fractional lasers transmit tiny beams into the skin to diminish the appearance of acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. Lastly, IPL is not technically a laser, but its procedure is significantly similar to the above-stated laser treatments that treat hyperpigmentation, rosacea, acne, sun damage, and vascular lesions. 


Difference between skin lifting laser treatments?

HIFU Shurink or Shurink Universe uses High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), a new and improved variant of the High Intense Focus Ultrasound that is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that transmits ultrasonic waves onto the skin. Ultherapy, on the other hand, utilizes Micro-focused (MFU) energy to tighten and lift the skin by stimulating the production of collagen without disturbing further layers of the skin. Overall, the three lifting procedures differ in the process and application and the technology used to administer the treatment. However, all medicaments have similar effects and goals.



Since there are plenty of skin resurfacing and lifting treatments, you must first assess your goals and consult with your dermatologist to fully grasp your options. Additionally, they will be able to help you in choosing the treatment combination you want for your skin. Please note only a board-certified cosmetic surgeon or medical practitioner can administer these procedures to avoid scams and undesired further skin issues. Additionally, the frequency of your treatment highly depends on your skin condition and intensity and your dermatologist’s recommendation. Non-ablative lasers have no downtime, meaning you can immediately return to your routine after the treatment. However, ablative lasers require you to follow the necessary precautions to achieve optimal healing that ranges from two to three weeks. On the other hand, you will immediately feel the effects of the lifting laser procedure after the treatment, although you will see the best results in three to four weeks. Again, its frequency depends on your dermatologist, although one to two sessions often is enough. 

         If you are interested in these kinds of procedures, you may consult the Renovo Skin Clinic at [email protected] or any of our socials, and we will be happy to help you with online consultation to plan your next steps with us. Here, we will treat you like royalty, pamper you as you deserve, and guide you through the procedures to help you achieve that perfect Korean glass skin and Kpop-like appearance. 

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HIKO Filler in Korea

What is a Nose Filler?

         When you see a person, you automatically gauge their facial features, be it the eyes, nose, mouth, or eyebrows, and some people find individuals with sharp facial features alluring. However, many individuals were not gifted with the privilege of having tall and prominent nose bridges, which help define their facial features and bone structures. Although some people find small and button noses cute, some perceive them as less aesthetically pleasing, especially among Southeast Asian women. With this, rhinoplasty became famous and popular, especially among global artists. Rhinoplasty is a surgical nose job that enhances the nose by inputting medical-grade materials inside to form the illusion of a higher and more prominent nose bridge. Ideally, people would want to augment their features, especially if they deem someone more beautiful than them because of a sharper nose tip and a higher nose bridge. Thus, it leads to an increase in nose job demand. However, some still find it too invasive, expensive, and risky, considering that traditional nose jobs are surgical. With this, nose fillers and lifts became a thing; because imagine acquiring that extra lift on your nose bridge and a sharper facade on the nose tip without undergoing possibly harmful surgeries? Marvelous, indeed!

         Nose fillers are non-surgical and reversible hyaluronic acid fillers that are meticulously injected through the nose tip. Also, nose thread lifts, especially in Korea, are clinically tested, recommended, and approved, so you don’t have to worry about complications. However, unlike rhinoplasty, which is permanent, nose thread lifts and nose fillers have shorter longevity, considering nose fillers only last 6 to 12 months, while nose thread lifts are 9 to 12 months but are still less expensive than rhinoplasty.


HIKO Filler

         HIKO filler, commonly known as nose thread lift, is a procedure done and prevalent here in Korea. It is a highly advanced technique founded in Seoul for the beautiful afterlook of rhinoplasty without unnecessary surgery and downtime. HIKO in Korea directly means nose lift because hi refers to high and ko refers to the nose. HIKO is the product of when traditional dermal fillers meet non-surgical threads, and this is a groundbreaking advancement, especially in the field of aesthetics and dermatology.

Many Korean women use Korean artists, such as Song Hye Kyo, as their basis for their nose thread lifts because who wouldn’t want to have the same nose as hers? Through our non-surgical nose enhancement, HIKO filler, this is wonderfully possible. Also, unlike the traditional nose filler procedure, HIKO filler is hundred percent bio-compatible with the body’s components, which means it would naturally dissolve over time after reaching its peak. Moreover, HIKO fillers give the illusion of a slim nose, unlike nose fillers that broaden and spread out, which could happen over time. Not only that, but it also has lasting results compared to nose fillers. 

How does it work?

When injected through the nose tip, the threads will act as a support system to give off that nice contour, shape, and height to the nose bridge. Additionally, it has immediate effects, for you will see the lift right after the procedure. However, the type of threads utilized solely depends on the height and overall look of the nose you desire. For a sharper nose tip look, the threads will be inserted into the nasal tip precisely to achieve the desired height and nose tip sharpness. Also, the thread will be inserted continuously in only one point of the nose tip until it has reached the desired changes, so rest assured that there are no unnecessary cuts made throughout the procedure. As stated before, this is non-surgical. 


         Here at Renovo Skin Clinic, if you wish to undergo the HIKO filler, you must be first thoroughly assessed to ensure that nothing will hinder or complicate your procedure. Also, you may incorporate other facial treatments with your HIKO Filler, especially if the dermatologist recommends it. So, if you wish to proceed as suggested, the technician will advise you to have your face checked in our Skin Analysis Machine first. This procedure will examine your skin condition and propose other facial treatments suited for your skin condition after the prognosis. Afterward, someone will escort you to the dermatologist’s room for a second consultation. Here, they will walk you through the procedure, guide you on everything you need to know about the HIKO filler, and advise you to take other facial treatments you need, if necessary. They will also personally assess the current shape of your nose and gather the specific details they need before the procedure. Should you be recommended facial treatments other than the HIKO filler treatment, you will undergo those treatments first, considering that only licensed and registered plastic surgeons administer the HIKO filler treatment for your assurance and safety. 

         For the procedure, a stuffed animal is given to the patient to help calm them down and their pre-treatment anxiety so that there are no unnecessary movements during the treatment. Subsequently, the technician will disinfect the entire face with alcohol for sanitary purposes. Then, the doctor will inject local anesthetics into the nose tip, nose bridge, and septum to ensure that you will not feel any pain or discomfort throughout the procedure since HIKO filler involves the continuous insertion of the needles in one single point with precision. Once the nose has numbed, the doctor will pinch the nose softly towards the desired height and shape before inserting the threads through the nose tip towards the nose bridge, right under the soft tissue of the nose. You have to note that four to eight threads are inserted, depending on the needs of the patients and their case, to achieve their desired height and look. Additionally, if the patient wants an increase in the tip projection, the threads are also inserted through the nasal tip and columella. 


  • A higher nose bridge
  • A slimmer illusion of the overall look of the nose
  • A sharper nose tip
  • A sharper and more defined nose bridge
  • A straighter nose bridge


  • No smoking
  • No alcohol
  • You may wear up makeup afterward
  • Post-treatment creams for any facial treatments you underwent
  • Drink more water 
  • Always wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30+ and reapply


What is Botulinum Toxin Therapy

Have you ever wondered why as time passes, your skin begins to sag, fine lines appear more vivid, and wrinkles start to become more prominent? It is because as we grow old, the production of our elastin and collagen depletes, and it is the body’s natural way of reacting to aging. In a different article, we described skin sagging or skin laxity as unhealthy and dull skin that snaps back slowly in place when you stretch them. The dermatologist evaluates these in three levels: mild, moderate, and severe, which pertain to the intensity of one’s skin laxity. 

Fortunately, due to various technological advancements, many people who desire a youthful look and want to reduce their wrinkles and fine lines can now undergo plenty of suitable procedures for their particular needs, one of which is botox. Botulinum Toxic Therapy, commonly known as botox, is an FDA-approved aesthetic procedure that temporarily treats severe skin laxity, such as fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines, to achieve a youthful and healthy look. With botox, you may look younger than your actual age with medical-grade procedures, which will ensure your safety and success.


In the early years, Botox had its limit of use wherein doctors only administered it to vast medical conditions and illnesses, including Parkinson’s disease and Dystonia. Nevertheless, with the help of experimental studies and clinical trials, doctors can now utilize Botox in dermatology and aesthetics, which encompass skin aging treatments. However, keep in mind that Botox does not address other skin aging issues, such as hyperpigmentation, dry skin, and vascular abnormalities.

The first botox launched was onabotulinum toxin A, and in 2002, it was FDA-recommended as a cosmetic treatment for glabellar frown lines. Afterward, in 2006, the second formulation of onabotulinum toxin A was generated in France and successfully obtained its license for aesthetic use from the European Union, which later on, was approved by the FDA in 2009.

How does it work?

Botulinum Toxin A is an injectable that penetrates through the tissues of the affected facial areas. Subsequently, the injected toxins will diffuse into the tissues until it binds with them. With this, toxin A immediately releases acetylcholine in the muscular junction, which makes the muscles more relaxed, and results in reduced facial wrinkles or lines caused by constant facial muscle movements due to muscle contractions. In other words, Botox blocks specific chemical signals found in the nerves to help the facial muscles temporarily relax by preventing them from contracting. It is also why people who have had Botox can’t move their facial muscles for a while.

Botulinum toxin therapy has seven types of neurotoxins, but only toxins A and B are used clinically for several medical disorders, especially in the dermatological field. Botox, the neuroprotein found in it, is produced by the Clostridium botulinum, which is a type of bacterium utilized as a treatment for the following skin issues:

  • the appearance of wrinkles in the upper facial areas
  • eyebrow elevation
  • hyperhidrosis
  • pompholyx (a kind of eczema)

On standard, the dosage for botox is 20 units. It is the minimum dosage to treat glabellar frown lines because data suggests that utilizing 20-40 units of Botox is proven more effective than ten units alone. However, it solely depends on the variant and its required dosage. Also, anatomical male patients would require a higher dosage, for they have a greater muscle mass than anatomical females due to the big difference in testosterone levels. 

In most cases, patients don’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure, but the technician will still advise you to have your skin numbed by a topical numbing cream or other anesthetics for your own sake. Also, Botox injections are usually done in a doctor’s office by a licensed doctor to ensure the patient’s safety. The doctor will use tiny injections to penetrate the skin with minuscule amounts of botulinum toxins directly into the skin and muscles. Its frequency depends on the extent to which areas need treatment.

What does it treat?

  • Crow’s feet
  • Severe wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • Physical manifestations of aging
  • Lazy eye


In South Korea, we offer a wide range of botox variants that you may want to check out, some of which are proven safer and more advanced than the customary Botox procedures. 

Medytox, a Korean biopharmaceutical company, is famous for pioneering Neuronox, a botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) or Botox. It is used for aesthetics and medical procedures to treat muscle spasticity. Due to the substantial influence of Neuronox in the market, the company has retained its reputation as a globally competitive pharmaceutical company. In line with this, Medytox has released a new and advanced product of Botox called Coretox that excludes animal derivatives and non-toxic proteins commonly found in other botox substances and therefore is proven safer than early productions of Botox. Additionally, this has acquired regulatory approval. 

Medytox Pharmaceuticals is involved in ongoing research studies and clinical trials in hopes of creating innovative and new Botox formulations, and soon aims to expand this in the global market, but still aims to meet worldwide regulatory compliance.


Moreover, Botulax and Xeomin are other Korean-grade Botox injectables widely used in South Korea. Botulax was developed and produced by Hugel, INC. in South Korea and has acquired its approval from the KFDA for use. On the other hand, Xeomin is manufactured and developed by Merz Pharmaceuticals in Frankfurt, Germany. 

Although Xeomin and Botox contain botulinum type A, they do not have the unnecessary accessory proteins found in Botox and other injectables. Reviews about it include effective smoothening of the wrinkles around the eye and notable lifting effects of the facial areas.

In summary, dermatologists recommend two to three sessions to remove moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds. However, it still depends on what type of Botox you will use and your doctor’s recommendation. 

Additionally, you must note that licensed surgical doctors and medical practitioners can only administer Botox from a licensed medical clinic. Kindly consult your doctor and dermatologist firsthand before undergoing any Botox treatment to ensure your safety and the procedure’s success. Should you be interested in this kind of procedure, you may contact us at: [email protected] or any of our socials, and we will be happy to help you with online consultation to plan your next steps with us.



What is it and how does it work

HIFU Shurink, commonly known as Shurink Universe or Shurink Laser Lifting, is the new generation of HIFU. It is a new and improved variant of the High Intense Focus Ultrasound that is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that transmits ultrasonic waves onto the skin. As we age, our skin also does, and the elastin, fiber, collagen, and connective tissues in the dermis, are significantly reduced. Not only that, but skin moisture and facial fats diminish too, which gives off a sagging skin look on our faces. With this, the pores look prominent, and the skin becomes dull, making you look older than your actual age. Most of the time, botulinum toxin A or Botox and surgical lifting procedures are the appropriate treatment, especially with severe skin laxity and facial folds. However, many people see it as an exhausting treatment and may find it too invasive. Additionally, surgical lifting may lead to bruising, infection, nerve damage, swelling, and other anesthetic-related risks. Thus, non-invasive and non-surgical procedures are introduced, garnering substantial attention from the people.

However, it still depends on the doctor and the person undergoing the procedure, so choices for skin laxity treatments that range from non-invasive to invasive and non-surgical to surgical procedures are established and proposed. You also need not worry, for these procedures are clinically tested, proven, and recommended through research studies and clinical trials. The HIFU shurink is a radiofrequency and infrared laser device that transmits heat and ultrasound waves into the deep dermis-specifically, the skin between the fat and muscle called the SMAS layer, without any damage to the epidermis to treat severe tissue laxity. It also triggers the skin to produce more robust collagen and elastin for the next three to four months.

Initially, the HIFU procedure treats selective tumors, but clinical studies have shown its efficacy in skin lifting, rejuvenation, and aesthetics. This procedure is only one of the face lifting procedures we offer at the Renovo Skin Clinic, for skin laxity and skin aging are one of the common problems found in our customers for aesthetic purposes.

What does it treat?

  • Crow’s feet
  • Facial wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Forehead lines
  • Jowls

What are the benefits of HIFU Shurink?

  • Skin tightening
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Safe and effective treatment
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive
  • Natural look of lifting
  • No bruising
  • It can be safely used in the neck area
  • Improved skin tone
  • Less appearance of pores and scars


Before any other facial treatments or procedures here at the Renovo Skin Clinic, the trained technician will scan your face using our Skin Analysis machine to assess your skin condition. This procedure will analyze the skin damage to gauge and evaluate the appropriate treatment for you. Subsequently, the technician will escort you to the dermatologist’s room for a second consultation to know if you are compatible with the HIFU Shurink treatment. Additionally, the dermatologist will inform you if there are other procedures you can combine with the HIFU Shurink treatment if you’re interested. They will also guide you through the aftercare, results, expectations, and all other things you need to know about the procedure, including pre and post-treatment care. One of the facial treatments you can combine with the HIFU Shurink is the BB Shine treatment, a deep cleaning facial treatment. If you wish to incorporate the BB Shine treatment with the HIFU, you may, for it is a deep cleaning procedure that opens up your pores and sucks out the impurities from deep within. 

If you have decided to incorporate the BB Shine treatment, the technician will first administer it to you before the HIFU Shurink procedure. First, they will thoroughly cleanse the face before using a vacuum tool to suck out the impurities, which include whiteheads and blackheads, from the pores. This procedure hydrates the facial areas, which leaves you with healthy, smooth, and moisturized skin. Although the treatment may leave your face red and flushed, it does not hurt at all, and it’s just the skin’s reaction to the vacuum.

Afterward, a calming gel will be slathered onto the face using an ultrasound machine to help it relax after being pulled many times due to the BB Shine treatment. Then, a topical numbing cream will be smeared on the skin for 20 minutes to help reduce any pain and discomfort throughout the HIFU Shurink treatment.

After 20 minutes, the HIFU Shurink treatment will now proceed. Since the HIFU Shurink treatment is the new and improved version for skin lifting, it hurts less than other variants, but you still need the topical numbing cream. Then, a conductive gel is generously applied onto the skin to help draw more ultrasound waves. With this, the ultrasound waves penetrate more onto the facial areas. The doctor will use the laser on the skin and focus on areas that need rigidifying, such as the jawline, cheekbones, and chin area. Please note that the HIFU Shurink procedure is only administered by the doctor, while other simple treatments, such as cleaning, are handled by trained technicians. 

Then, hyaluronic acid is sprayed all over the skin to hydrate it and pump it up before generously applying a Diatomaceous Earth Mask, which will help absorb impurities that resurfaced throughout the procedure and help relax the probed areas. Lastly, the technician will apply serum and protected creams, and if you’d like, you can also ask for a BB cream and sunscreen for no extra charge, for this procedure has no downtime.


  • You may wash your face after the procedure
  • You may also wear make-up
  • Drink plenty of water and hydrate yourself always
  • Wear sunscreen of at least SPF30+ and reapply throughout the day
  • Avoid saunas and hot water for a week
  • Moisturize the skin
  • Use post-treatment creams religiously

Clinical Studies

In a clinical study conducted on Korean patients with sagging skin on the face, abdomen, and thighs, results have shown that the skin elasticity of the participants has significantly improved 12 weeks after the treatments. There are also significant physical changes in the treated areas, and there are no adverse effects observed during the follow-up period. This only shows how effective and safe the HIFU Shurink treatment is for skin lifting and contouring with no downtime and serious adverse effects. With this, you may now be able to achieve that youthful look without undergoing any serious medical treatment.


After the treatment, you will immediately feel the tightening effects on treated areas, but you will observe the best results within or after a month. Since the treatment has no downtime, you may return to your usual routine afterward. Additionally, the HIFU Shurink treatment only needs to be done once or twice a year, so it will not hinder your schedule. 

Should you have further questions about the HIFU Shurink treatment, you may contact us at [email protected] or any of our socials, and we will be happy to help you with online consultation to plan your next steps with us.


Acne Scarring

What is Acne and Acne Scarring?

As defined in a different article we wrote regarding Acne, Acne is a recurring inflammatory skin problem that occurs when the hair follicles become clogged and plugged with sebum and dead cells, and the ones responsible for this are increased androgen-induced sebum production, altered keratinization, inflammation, and bacterial settlements on hair follicles, usually on the face, back, body, and neck, and in some cases the underarms and buttocks. 



Papules (Red bumps): Pink-reddish bumps that hurt when touched

Pustules (Pimples): Pus-filled pimples. They’re usually red at the base with a white substance on top.

Nodules (Large Lumps): Solid and hurtful lumps that are larger than Papules. It can hurt more for it is more embedded deep within the skin.

Cysts: These lie deep within the skin and are filled with pus. Cystic Acne is more likely to scar.


Acne comes with acne scarring or lesions, but not all the time, for it still depends on the severity and type of acne present on your skin. For example, deep acne like cystic acne and papules are more likely to scar than pustules because it develops deep into the layers of the skin. Furthermore, the development of one’s acne scars depends on how one treats them. Acne scars are the effect of inflammation on the skin caused by acne, and it takes on two forms: either develops due to tissue loss that leads to skin surface indentation or raised on the skin’s surface. 

Acne scars are innately stubborn, and there is no one method or technique to treat this. However, you can use a combination of procedures and treatments to improve the vivid appearance of acne scars or reduce it entirely, although it depends on your skin type, skin complexion, scar type, and acne scar severity. 


Atrophic or Depressed Scarring:

Ice pick: Ice pick scars are narrow with less than 2mm lesion that is deep and is in the form of a cone (triangular form). It is the most common and the most challenging scar to treat, and it is usually found in the forehead and upper cheeks, where the skin is thinner. 

Rolling: Rolling scars are usually wider than 4 to 5 mm lesions, and are usually found on the lower cheeks and jaw, where the skin is thicker. Its indentation has sloping edges that may present the skin as uneven and wavy. 

Boxcar: Boxcar scars are less than 3 mm lesions and are round to oval in shape, so they are clinically wider than ice pick scars. Its indentation has sharper edges that go down deep into the skin. It is typically found on the lower cheeks and jaw.


Keloid Scars: Keloid scars are scar tissue that rises off the skin when fibrous tissues, collagen, and affected area overgrows. This scar lesion is commonly found on the chest, back, shoulders, and jawline. Furthermore, they tend to be itchy, tender, or in some cases, painful.

What can you do to treat them (Microcell, Dermablate, Venus Viva)?

There are various ways to treat acne scarring, and some individuals use home remedies and skincare routines endorsed by famous personalities to treat this, but the best way to treat this and avoid further damage is to consult a dermatologist and undergo procedures and treatments prescribed by them. Furthermore, clinical studies have proven the association between wearing sunscreen in minimizing the severity of deep acne lesions. Here at The Renovo Skin Clinic, we offer dermatologically approved, tested, and prescribed laser procedures and treatments, such as Microcell, Dermablate, and Venus Viva.


Microcell (widely known as Intracel Radio Frequency Micro-needling) is an FDA-cleared non-surgical procedure that creates deep micro-dermal wounds to the skin using micro-needling and radiofrequency energy that penetrates the deep layers of skin without damaging the surface. Through this procedure, your body is triggered to produce more collagen and elastin production to improve the prominent appearance of wrinkles, scarring, enlarged pores, redness, and overall appearance of the skin. The procedures allow very fine needles to penetrate the deeper layers of skin to transmit radiofrequency energy to targeted areas accurately without damaging the outer layer of the skin. 


It is a highly tissue-selective treatment and the newest generation of ablative lasers that penetrate the dermis and epidermis without excessive skin damage. It is distinguished as one of the most popular nonsurgical skin resurfacing treatments due to its gentle and safe, but precise method of skin resurfacing, especially in South Korea. When active infrared lights hit the skin, it sends a signal to do a natural process of repairing the skin while the top cells are removed during the procedure. The Dermablate laser utilizes a 2.940 nm Erbium laser that is equivalent to the maximum water absorption of the skin, which makes it ideally suited for precise superficial skin ablation and coagulation in reducing the appearance of skin damage.

Venus Viva

Venus Viva is a type of non-surgical laser procedure for skin issues, and it is very popular among South Koreans. It addresses skin issues like acne scars, deep wrinkles, prominent and enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, stretch marks, fine lines, skin laxity, and rosacea. Venus Viva resurfaces the skin using nano-fractional radiofrequency (RF) energy and is a very effective alternative to micro-needling and fractional facial treatments. Venus viva skin resurfacing treatments have tiny pins that deliver heat safely onto the skin with nano-fractional radiofrequency, which creates thousands of minuscule micro-dermal wounds that will eventually heal on their own through the natural course of one’s body.


In a clinical study conducted regarding acne scarring, it was found that treating early inflammation caused by acne may be the best approach to prevent acne scarring, and prevention leads to slim to no chances of post-acne scars. Furthermore, consulting a dermatologist or professional help may increase your chance of not developing post-acne scars or deep scarring, for you will be able to treat your acne with the appropriate medications. 

In some cases, you may follow these easy steps to avoid acne scarring:

  1. Wear sunscreen every day, especially when going out
  2. Stop picking at your pimples, especially with unwashed hands
  3. Stop popping your pimples
  4. Clean your makeup thoroughly after a night out, and don’t fall asleep on them 
  5. Avoid wearing heavy makeup if you have severe acne
  6. Follow post-treatment care of your treatments (if you have any)
    1. Religiously follow your skincare routine

If you are undergoing any kind of treatment, procedure, or medication to treat your acne scars, please note that the frequency of your session depends on the type of treatment or procedure you are taking, as well as the advised duration of it from your dermatologist. In some of our procedures, the recommended sessions are:


After the first session, you will see significant improvements in your skin texture and notice your skin to be more plump and firm with diminished skin lesions and impurities. Best results are seen after three to five sessions spaced six weeks apart, especially in those with severe cases, but most doctors recommend at least three sessions.


After one session, some clients have shown satisfaction and significant improvements, but for people with severe cases, three to five sessions spaced four to six weeks apart are recommended. 

Venus Viva

Three to four sessions are recommended by dermatologists with one every four to six weeks session, but it really depends on the intensity of your skin damage.

If you have further questions regarding the treatments offered at The Renovo Skin Clinic, you may contact us at [email protected] for online consultations, or you may visit us at Renovo Skin Clinic. We will walk you through it, guide you through every step, and treat you like royalty as you deserve.