What is Pelleve?
Pelleve is a procedure that targets the wrinkles and fine lines that come as a result of natural aging. The procedure is non-invasive and makes use of a powerful radiofrequency device to reach the deepest skin layers. Pelleve tightens facial skin, eliminating common problems such as “smile lines” and “crows feet.” Eliminating the wrinkles from these problem spots can quickly improve the look of the skin and significantly reduce the signs of aging.

Why Pelleve?

Pelleve is a unique anti-aging skin treatment. Unlike the typical cosmetic surgery, Pelleve is non-invasive, which means that patients can undergo the treatment quickly and painlessly, with minimal risks, side effects and complications. The treatment uses radio wave machinery to heat the deepest layers of skin, which results in the tightening of old collagen and the creation of newer collagen. Results begin to appear soon after the procedure, and last a minimum of six months. With high efficacy and minimal complications, Pelleve is a wonderful option for those wishing to take years off of their appearance.

How does Pelleve work?

Many people wonder how a treatment such as Pelleve can be effective if it is non-invasive. Pelleve replaces the scalpel used in more traditional procedures with radiofrequency technology. During the procedure, a Pelleve hand piece is applied to the skin. The hand piece heats all the skin layers, and as it does this, the collagen located in the deepest skin layer tightens. As the old collagen contracts, new collagen is formed. Once new collagen has formed in deeper layers, wrinkles in the visible skin are greatly reduced. The treatment lasts around 45 minutes and requires minimal recovery time.

What areas of the body does Pelleve treat?

The Pelleve procedure targets skin located on the face only. Although the treatment smoothes the entire fact, the areas most improved are common problem areas such as crow’s feet and smile lines. Currently, Pelleve does not target other areas on the body besides facial skin.

Who is a candidate for Pelleve?

Candidates for Pelleve are healthy men and women, usually over 40 years of age. It is not advisable for people to seek this treatment if they are experiencing serious skin issues such as skin cancer. Pelleve works best for patients experiencing mild to moderate wrinkling. Those with more severe wrinkling are advised to seek an alternative treatment.

What will the results be like?

Results appear almost immediately after undergoing the Pelleve procedure. Recovery time rarely lasts longer than two days, but occasionally will involve increased redness or swelling of the skin. The results include smoother skin, and a major reduction or elimination of wrinkles and fine lines. The results typically last for about six months. Most patients undergo the treatment twice every year.

What are the advantages of using Pelleve over similar treatments?

The main advantage of using Pelleve instead of similar skin treatments is the incredible length of time before follow-treatments are needed. The results of Pelleve last a full six months, and often longer. Similar treatments require a return visit in as little as one month. When you combine this with the quick recovery time and lack of complications, you can see that Pelleve is one of the best options for reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician

By Staff
Updated: November 18, 2009

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