The natural aging process can take a toll on your skin, but that doesn’t mean you have to look older than you feel. As we age, collagen production slows down causing our skin to lose laxity and firmness. As a result, wrinkles and fine lines form leaving you with smile lines, crow’s feet, and other bothersome creases. Pellevé is a non-invasive radiofrequency solution for skin tightening and wrinkle treatment without needles or surgery, and it is now available in St. Louis at Women’s Laser Center of St. Louis!
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The Pellevé skin tightening and wrinkle reduction treatment is delivered using GlideSafe® handpieces that have been developed to safely deliver radiofrequency energy into delicate areas, where your skin has become thinner during the natural aging process, and is especially effective for eye wrinkles. Pelleve’s gentle radiofrequency energy precisely heats the deep dermal layers of the skin without damaging the epidermis, or top layer, unlike many laser facial rejuvenation treatments. The heat causes the existing collagen in your skin to contract and tighten, allowing your skin to produce new collagen, which helps soften fine lines and wrinkles on the surface of your skin to give you an overall rejuvenated appearance with smoother, tighter skin.
Pelleve treats the following signs of aging without surgery or injections:
*Individual patient experience may vary
While some patients notice tighter, smoother skin after only one skin resurfacing treatment, a series of 4-6 treatments is typically recommended for best results. It takes about 28 days for your body to regenerate collagen, so the results of your skin revitalization treatment should continue to improve in the months following treatment. Within two weeks of a treatment, collagen is building in the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin, and small changes in lines, wrinkles, texture and droopiness will be noticeable. Each treatment is performed 4 weeks apart with the collagen rebuilding process continues building upon the previous treatment. After the fourth treatment, photos should show an improvement in horizontal forehead lines, the vertical lines between the brows, the elevation of the brow, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, lip lines, and marionette lines, as well as a tighter, smoother, the appearance of smaller pores, more “open” eyes, an improvement in the jawline, and an overall brighter appearance to the skin.
Patients will continue to see changes through six months after the initial treatment. Most patients will need a maintenance or “touch-up” treatment at six months, as the treatment does not stop the aging process. Pelleve treatments turn back the clock and may help slow the progression of facial wrinkles, folds and loose skin, while promoting a younger, brighter, tighter, firmer, smoother appearance. Studies show that thermal collagen changes can last several years depending on the rate of the aging process, and the patient’s skin type, age and lifestyle. Unlike ablative, fractional or CO2 laser treatments, Pelleve is considered virtually painless for most patients* and involves no downtime.
Pelleve is a safe and effective option for a no-downtime skin rejuvenation procedure that provides skin tightening and a refreshed, youthful appearance. The Pellevé system uses radiofrequency technology to gently warm the skin deep beneath the surface, which over time, stimulates the body’s natural production of new collagen. The treated skin will continue working to naturally grow new collagen 30, 60, even 90 days after treatment!