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, 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?
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 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 broadspectrum 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.