The First Sofwave Device in Portland Oregon-The Next Generation Non-Invasive Treatment for Fine Line and Wrinkles

by Yvonne Yan Duan, Founder and CEO of Renew Aesthetic Clinic


Renew Aesthetic Clinic introduces Sofwave which is an FDA cleared, non-invasive treatment of fine lines and wrinkles using a next generation SUPERB™ Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology. The fractional heating effect created by Sofwave’s unique ultrasound delivery, stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin which leads to the reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in skin.

SMART Yet SIMPLE Skin Treatment

  • Multiple ultrasound beams technology provides high levels of coverage with each pulse
  • Proven clinical efficacy, rated 100% worth it on
  • Simple, intuitive, and fast treatment compared to HIFU ultrasound device
  • EXCEPTIONAL Safety Profile
  • Integrated epidermis cooling Sofcool™ improve patient tolerance and comfort during treatment
    Real-time skin temperature monitoring
  • Treats all skin types
  • No damage to the underlying structures
  • HIGH Patient Satisfaction
  • Non-invasive, no down time, and no interruption to daily routine
  • Fast treatment: ~30 to 45 minutes
  • Consistent results

Softwave ultrasound skin treatment before and after

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Diamond Partner of Allergan Aesthetics in August 2021 – Our New Landmark Achievement

Yvonne Yan Duan, FNP, holding the trophy honoring Renew’s Platinum Plus status with Allergan (Official Botox and Juvederm Supplier) 4 years in a row 2018, 2019, and 2021. What does that mean to you? It means Yvonne Yan Duan, FNP, the solo-injector for the first 4 years has purchased and injected significant amount of both Botox, Juvederm, and Kybella each year all by herself, and resulted in many happy people as her Google and Yelp reviews indicated. Being a solo-injector, the fact that she quickly achieved Platinum Plus status with Allergan is even more significant. In fact, few SOLO-practitioners are able to ever achieve or maintain this high level of volume, consistency, and high quality injections.

And now starting August 1st of 2021, Renew Aesthetic Clinic has become the newest member of the elite club of Diamond Partner with Allergan Aesthetics, which elevates Renew Aesthetic Clinic as one of the top 5% account with Allergan Aesthetics. This also means Renew Aesthetic Clinic is doing more Botox, Juvederm, and Kybella injections than 95% other clinics in the nation.

What does this mean to our patients is that Renew Aesthetic Clinic is strong and expanding our services by adding more highly qualified clinicians and customer services capacity in order to meet the growing demand. Under the leadership of Yvonne Yan Duan, FNP, Renew Aesthetic Clinic will continue our mission —To renew and refresh naturally and beautifully, at Renew, a combination of injectables, aesthetic lasers, and regenerative procedures are customized for each individual to achieve the best outcomes. 

INTRAcel Microneedling treatment machine in Beaverton

Modern laser procedures at Renew Aesthetic Clinic

Modern laser procedures at Renew Aesthetic Clinic are integral part of the combination therapy that offer our patients the best outcome.  We are constantly looking at both edgy and proven technologies, so we can bring the newest and most effective laser treatments to our patients. Yvonne Yan Duan FNP, founder and CEO has been a fellow of ASLMS (American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery) since 2019 and has been going to ASLMS’ ANNUAL Conference often since 2008. Yan has been very active in the society in recent years. She was nominated the prestigious position of Board Member representing Nursing and Allied Health in 2020 and excellence in Laser Nursing/Allied Health Award in 2020. As well, two of her abstracts were accepted by the Society’s Annual Conference 2020 as a CME speaker. One of the abstracts in on the subject of combination therapy offers the best treatment outcome. The other speaks specifically the efficacy of LaseMD on Malesama treatment and management in darker skin type.  Since then, Renew Aesthetic Clinic has been granted multiple KOL (Key Opinion Leader) accounts by laser industry partners.

Modern laser procedures at Renew Aesthetic Clinic is under the strong leadership of Yvonne Yan Duan FNP.  From acquisition of Laser devices, staff training, writing and fine tuning each treatment protocol, post care instructions, to private-label post laser skincare products, she took a very refined approach to each procedure. From 2018 ASLMS conference, she brought home LaseMD by Lutronics for all skin types. LaseMD Glo has since become everyone’s most favorite laser for skin rejuvenation. From young to mature patients, from sun spots to melasma to brown color reduction,  to simply achieve refined and glowing skin. LaseMD treatment has very little downtime and too much to gain. Three year later, LaseMD proven to be that little box that is the most beloved laser by both our staff and patients.

From 2019 ASLMS conference, she brought back Zimmer cooling system. The best skin surface cooling device on the market. Zimmer has made a significant improvement in patient comfort and tolerance when other laser treatments such as LaseMD and IntraCel are delivering heat. Frankly, without Zimmer some patients will not likely to tolerate higher settings of their treatments resulting subclinical results, therefore we must conclude Zimmer is an essential part of our laser treatment success.

As we emerging from COVID-19 pandemic, Renew is growing and gaining more patients everyday. We purchased a long anticipate microneedling RF device IntraCel RF by Perigee  for fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, stretch marks, and acne scars in September of 2020. A fine-toned microneedling device IntraCel RF that is effective yet has little downtime and much less discomfort during treatment compared with other devices in the same class.

The most recent Renew acquisition of energy based device is our body contouring device – Emsculpt Neo by BTL Aesthetics. Yvonne Yan Duan has been on the market surveying and looking for this device since Renew was established in 2017. She came very close to purchase Emsculp, the predecessor of Emsculpt Neo at ASLMS 2019 Conference in Dallas, but realized EmSculpt does not have fat busting capability. Now Emsculpt Neo possesses the power to both reduce fat and grow muscle. We are satisfied Neo is the most effective and the best body contouring device in its class. Investing in the best and newest to ensure the optimal outcome is our highest priority at Renew Aesthetic Clinic.


INTRAcel Microneedling treatment machine in Beaverton

A Grand Introduction to Emsculpt Neo

A Grand Introduction to Emsculpt NEO

Let’s cut to the chase by sorting the differences right away since we all know a few BRAND names of body contouring devices by now: CoolSculting and Emsulpt are already out there, particularly CoolSculpting is everywhere and a well established Brand Name in body contouring. One might ask why Emsculpt Neo?

Head to our Emsculpt NEO page to learn more! >

Since its inception, non-invasive body contouring has always been a popular treatment option for people looking to better their body physique. Renew Aesthetic Clinic has massed sizable established patients in the last 3 years and many have asked when we will bring a body contouring service on site. My answer has always been I have not found the “ONE” device that really works well for fat reduction, muscle growing, and Skin tightening as well as high patient satisfaction.  So I have been waiting, learning, and researching for the next one by attending the scientific conferences and trade shows in the last three years. I know friends in the basic science lab and industry are working hard to improve these devices and we found the best one to date. My goal is always to bring Renew the newest, best, and most effective DEVICE for our patients.

Emsculpt Neo is the first device that has met such a standard in non-invasive body contouring. I quote Dr. Bruce Katz, Leading Clinical Researcher in Laser Medicine, Mt. Sinai Hospital New York, from his presentation in recent ASLMS (American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery) presentation:” Body contouring with High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Fields (HIFEM) and Radiofrequency (RF): Benefits our patients, our practices, but not for the Competing Devices!” Dr. Katz could not use Brand name since he is given continuing education talk. The HIFEM and RF technology synchronized delivery system he is referring to is Emsculpt Neo. With Emsculpt Neo, you get two for the price of one. We are getting both fat reduction and muscle growth simultaneously.

So what are the differences again? Coolscupting only does fat reduction No muscle stimulation.  Emsculpt only stimulates muscle growth NO fat reduction.  Emsculpt Neo with Synchronized HIFEM and RF are effective for Both 30% FAT Reduction and 25% Muscle Growth simultaneously, Big Difference! From now on, in order not to be confused with Emsculp which is not our device. I will refer our Emsculpt Neo simply to Neo. Neo also treats a wide spectrum of people up to 35 BMI. It is versatile since it comes with applicators for large and small muscles. It is efficient – only 30 minutes of treatment due to Neo’s synergy of HIFEM and RF.  To our patients, Neo will be a comfortable treatment without downtime. The outcomes of Neo are by far the most consistent with highest patient satisfaction in its class. Hence the famous Dr. Katz stated:”Benefits our patients, our practices, but not for the Competing Devices!”


Read Full Press Release Here

Portland, OR, April 11, 2021 –(– Renew Aesthetic Clinic has emerged from COVID-19 pandemic healthy and growing. The Clinic continues to provide expertly delivered, safe, and customized aesthetic procedures using state of the art technology in a serene and welcoming space. The combination therapy of injectables, lasers, and regenerative treatments is the corner stone of non-invasive therapy of modern aesthetic medicine. A well educated and highly skilled staff paired with sophisticated equipment and technology are the driving force for success and growth. Renew’s unique touch will always be defined by its mission and its people..

Chelsea has been full-time since April 1st, 2021. Chelsea’s “waiting list” was eliminated. Booking online or by calling 971-470-3186 during Renew’s office hours should be much easier now. The assistant clinical manager, Robyn, a seasoned aesthetic industry veteran began at Renew on April 1st. Robyn will help anchoring the Front Office and run daily operations to ensure high quality customer service.

Jess, RN, BSN, joined Renew in March of 2021. Jess loves the combination of art and science that aesthetic medicine encompasses. Jess works part-time at Renew while in graduate school – a family nurse practitioner program. Samantha is a doctoral prepared nurse practitioner graduated from Columbia University in New York and trained with renowned providers in Dermatology and Facial Plastics surgery. Samantha brings a strong sense of natural enhancement and elegance to all aesthetic procedures.

In addition to clinical practice, ongoing clinical research projects are been conducted in the clinic. Founder & CEO, Yvonne Yan Duan, FNP, MN, is a fellow of ASLMS (American Society of Laser Medicine and Society). Yan’s clinical study papers were selected and as one of the conference speaker in 2020 ASLMS conference. Renew’s patients maybe invited to participate in some of these studies in the interest of improving aesthetic medical practice. We will always position our clinic at forefront of aesthetic medical advancement for the benefit of our patients.

Savanna, Renew’s clinic manger was responsible for adding E-gift card online. In April 2021, Renew also launched the long awaited Annual Membership. With Renew membership, looking and feeling better has never been more affordable. Savanna will be the main administrator of this program. All inquires and questions goes directly to [email protected].

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LaseMD Q and A

LaseMD has been the most popular laser treatment in Renew Aesthetic Clinic for the last two years. It continues to show its incredible range of capabilities. It pleases everyone from light skin color to darker skin patients. It works to better the skin skin tone by removing brown spots and redness background in the skin. It brightens and refines the skin to make it glow. The most difficult brown patches of melasma takes a few more treatments to reduce, but reduce LaseMD will.  If you wish to learn more about LaseMD laser and its clinical indications, efficacy, downtime, etc, please visit our website or book a consultation. Call 971-470-3186.

Sculptra (PLLA): the classic bio-stimulatory dermal filler

Sculptra (PLLA) stands for Poly-L-Lactic Acid) has been around for many years. I initially injected for volumizing patients who suffered from active HIV AIDs who were on antiviral cocktail in 2007. These patient suffered severe facial lipodystrophy. Sculptra is not an easy agent to inject or manage. First of all, it is expensive, then one must diluted 48-72 hours ahead prior to injection so Sculptra could properly be reconstituted into a suspension. When injecting Sculptra, needle clogging can happen despite the best effort of properly mixing Sculptra.

Yet Sculptra is unique in so many ways. In the state of Oregon, as far as I am aware, only physicians and nurse practitioners have the license to purchase and inject Sculptra. In contrast, HA fillers are injected by LPNs, RNs, nurse practitioners, and physicians.  Sculptra is injected for its natural looking results and long lasting results. When it is done well and properly, it is also the most desirable injectable agent for skin tightening for neck, decollete, buttocks, and thighs.  At Renew, we combine Cellfina the cellulite dimpling release device and Sculptra injection to give our patients the best results for Cellulite reduction and skin tightening in the same area.



Yvonne Yan Duan, FNP


How about Radiesse?

For patients who are thin, long-distance runners or cyclists, and all athletes. The HA dermal fillers offer immediate and great results, however, HA fillers do not seem to last long for this very active group. Their facial volume loss is quicker due to the intense training and high metalism state of their bodies.  Radiesse is calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. We, at Renew, place Radiesse both deeply to contour and replace volume loss as well as place superfacialy with hyper-diluted Radiesse for skin tightening due to its collagen neogenesis activities. This results both volumizing and skin tightening effects with longer lasting results for the very active and athletic group. It’s not surprising to us that Radiesse is a men’s favorite filler at our clinic.  Radiesse is also a favorite dermal filler at Renew for neck and decollete, buttock, upper thighs, and above the knee skin laxity (skin creepiness) correction. Call 971-470-3186 to book a consult with Yvonne Yan Duan, FNP for Radiesse.


IntraCel Microneedling RF Debut

Renew’s newest device Intracel Microneeding RF debuts this week. This powerful FDA approved Microneedling RF device is here. The excitement among our staff and patients are palpable. Three of our staff members and three other model patients have received this treatment. We are ready to tell you the entire treatment will take about 60 minutes: starts with baseline photos, then apply topical cream for 20 minutes, then IntraCel Microneedling RF itself for 30 minutes, and finishes with post care  instructions. We can also share with you the pain is manageable with topical numbing and our Zimmer skin cooling device. The downtime is minimal with 2-3 days of erythema and sunburn feel. The result displayed below speaks for itself. Clinical indications of IntraCel microneedling RF treatment include fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity or loose skin, striae or stretch marks, and acne scars.  Call 971-470-3186 to chat and have your questions answered.  


Renew Aesthetic office products and seating

Update regarding best practices during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

To our valued patients,

UPDATED May 26th 2020. Washington County has submitted its application for reopening with a goal of entering Phase 1 reopening on June 1st. We plan to open and book appointments via phone only starting on June 2nd. In addition to increased sanitization and cleaning, we are also implementing the following procedures to keep our clinic a safe environment.

  1. Patients will undergo a health pre screening prior to visit. Patient will be asked to reschedule at least two weeks out if any of the following:
    • Fever (>100.4 F), chill, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, loss of smell or taste, diarrhea or vomiting in the last 3 days.
    • Any exposure to a person with a known COVID-19 infection.
    • Recent domestic or international travel within the last 14 days other than Oregon or Washington state.
  1. Patients will NOT be admitted without wearing a face mask.
  2. Patients will come alone without family members or visitors.
  3. Patients will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer when first arriving to the clinic.
  4. Patients will have their temperature taken when they arrive in the clinic.
  5. We will be asking for credit card information prior to visit to streamline check in and check out and to minimize time in the clinic.

We want to assure you that we will continue to update our practice based on the advises of CDC and our local government to keep our patients and employees safe. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 971-470-3186.