Fine lines and wrinkles are no match for Pellevé, an FDA-approved aesthetic treatment used to tighten and smooth the skin on the face. Pellevé uses radio frequency to heat the dermal tissues beneath the surface of the skin. At targeted temperatures, this encourages the production of collagen and elastin – two dermal components responsible for generating a smooth, contoured and more youthful appearance.
Patients choose Pellevé in Largo because it is a fast, non-surgical, non-ablative and affordable treatment that erases years off the face, chest and neck in as little as one office visit. You may be a candidate for Pellevé if you are bothered by crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, frown lines, a sagging jowl line, hooded eyelids, or loose skin along the face and neck. Pellevé is also effective for the treatment of lines, wrinkles and lax skin on other areas of the body.
All Pellevé treatments are performed from the comfort of our office under the oversight of a board-certified physician. At the beginning of a Largo Pellevé procedure, the skin is cleansed and a protective gel is applied to the treatment area. This gel helps ensure the RF energy penetrates deep beneath the surface of the skin. A hand-piece is applied to the skin, generating a warming sensation that many patients find enjoyable and even relaxing.
Depending on the size of the treatment area, Pellevé is fast enough to administer during many patients’ lunch breaks. The eyes, for example, typically require just 15 minutes to treat, where as a full facial treatment may require an hour. Additional time may be necessary for larger treatment areas, such as the neck and chest. Pellevé is not a painful procedure, therefore no anesthetic is required.
Recovery and Results
Patients may continue to feel a warming sensation for a few hours following a Largo Pellevé treatment. There may also be some lingering puffiness or redness during this time. However, there is no recovery associated with the procedure, meaning most patients can return to work or other normal activities immediately following treatment. There is also no aftercare required other than the use of sun protection.
In most cases, Pellevé begins to produce visible results nearly immediately, though the contour, smoothness and elasticity of the skin will continue to improve over the course of six months. Patients who desire prolonged or more dramatic results may opt for addition treatments as needed.
Pellevé is FDA-approved as safe for the treatment of mild to moderate wrinkling. It is appropriate for use in most adult patients who desire smoother, tighter skin without surgical intervention. Since Pellevé uses radiofrequency to heat dermal tissues, it is safe for use in patients of all skin colors and skin types – including those with ethnic skin. It is normal, however, to experience some swelling and redness following treatment, though these side effects are temporary and typically disappear within a few hours of the procedure.
If you wish to recapture your youth and erase the lines and wrinkles that add years to your appearance, contact our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you soon.