Pelleve is an innovative radiofrequency treatment that is FDA approved and is used to reduce mild to moderate facial wrinkles and give patients smoother and tighter skin. Pelleve’s technology uses radiofrequency energy to heat up the dermis layer of your skin. This causes your collagen “to wake up” and contract and tighten.
New collagen cells are also forming due to this heat. Patients see firmer and smoother skin. The whole procedure takes less than an hour. The treatment uses no anesthetic, there is no destruction of facial tissue, and there is no down time. Mild swelling and redness can occur for the first 24 hours. Some patients require more than one treatment for better results.
Pelleve precisely delivers energy to the dermal tissue using advanced radiofrequency technology to induce collagen contraction without damaging the epidermis. The result is skin tightening and contouring with a noticeable improvement in skin quality and texture.
Pelleve’s unique radiofrequency technology emits energy in the form of electromagnetic waves, which create a heated treatment zone. Increased resistance causes heat buildup at the subdermal junction. Heat induces collagen denaturation and collagen contraction. Protein stimulation causes new collagen formation and production in the dermis which also results in epidermal tightening. existing bands of collagen tighten in subcutaneous fat, creating a superficial tightening of the epidermis.
How do I know if I need Pelleve?
Good candidates for this procedure are anyone who would like to tone, firm or brighten his or her skin in a natural and immediate way.
Patients who are pregnant or who have taken isotretinoin (Accutane) in the last three months cannot have Pelleve. In addition, patients with pacemakers or defibrillators and metal implants in other parts of their body should not have treatments.
What benefits of Pelleve can I expect?
A gradual and constant increase of energy heats the skin causing collagen bundles to contract. As the cells called fibroblasts are heated, they become more active and generate new collagen, a process that takes about 3-6 months. The immediate collagen contraction causes visible firming at the conclusion of the treatment, whereas the cell stimulation results in a longer term tightening.
Can Pelleve be combined with other treatments?
We can combine this treatment with Beauty injections Cosmetic or Dysport, Injectable Fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Sculptra Aesthetic as the two treatments go hand in hand with providing best results.
What is the Pelleve cost?
The fees for Pelleve are based on the areas being treated.
To learn more about Coolsculpting by Pelleve, please call 503-564-7909 or contact us to make an appointment with one of our cosmetic coordinators.