What you need to know about Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction Treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pellevé?
Pellevé is a wrinkle reduction treatment that uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deep layers of the skin, which helps stimulate the natural regeneration of your own collagen.
No anesthesia or injections are used during the procedure.
How does Pellevé work?
Specialized handpieces are used to deliver radiofrequency energy to the skin without ablating the surface. The heat generated by radiowaves helps break down collagen in the dermal layer of skin. The body responds by growing new collagen, which helps soften lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin.
Does the procedure hurt?
No. The procedure is virtually painless with most patients reporting the treatment feels like a hot stone massage.
Am I a candidate for Pellevé?
Pellevé is recommended for all skin phototypes with mild to moderate facial wrinkles who would like to revitalize their skin for a smoother, more youthful look. Tell your clinician if you have a pacemaker, defibrillator implant, or auto-immune disease, as the Pellevé procedure may not be right for you.
How many treatments are needed?
3 – 5 treatments are recommended about 4 weeks apart to boost the collagen rebuilding process. Although some patients report visible results with as little as one treatment, a series of monthly treatments is recommended with yearly touch-ups for optimal results. Your physician or aesthetician can recommend the right amount of treatments for you.
How long does a single treatment take?
Treating the entire face takes anywhere from 45-60 min. If you would like a specific area treated i.e. the delicate areas around your eyes, forehead, or smile lines, your procedure could be completed in as little as 30 minutes! Because the collagen rebuilding process continues to work days, weeks, even months after your treatment, a series of treatments are required for the best results.
How should I prepare for the treatment?
You should avoid acne medication and retinols on the treatment area for at least a week prior to the procedure. Please come well hydrated and remove all make-up prior to your appointment.
When can I return to normal activities?
You may reapply make-up and return to normal activities immediately following treatment. Although there are no restrictions to sunlight exposure, it is always advisable to use broad-spectrum SPF on a daily basis.
When will I see results?
You may see temporary results for up to 24 hours resulting from the elevation of skin temperature. However, the process of regenerating collagen takes time, and therefore results will continue to improve over the next several months. Since the effects are gradual, comparison with pre-treatment photographs is recommended to demonstrate the results.