A fresher face without surgery or needles…
As we age, the underlying tissues (fat, collagen and bone) begin to break down, leaving our skin looking tired, loose and deflated. Over time, these factors contribute to the development of wrinkles and folds in the face.
The most common office treatments for wrinkles include neurotoxins like BOTOX or Dysport, dermal fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm or other skin treatments such as lasers and chemical peels. While these treatments are generally safe and effective, they don’t appeal to everyone. Many patients are seeking a no-downtime solution that doesn’t involve needles or discomfort. For those patients, we offer Pellevé.
Pellevé is a revolutionary technology for smoother, tighter skin and is FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery, needles or downtime.
Pellevé uses radiofrequency energy to precisely heat the deep layers of the skin. Heat causes existing collagen in your skin to contract and tighten and also stimulates your body to produce new collagen.
The result is an improvement in wrinkles and skin tightening.
Pellevé can be used to treat the skin on the face and neck, including:
- Nasolabial folds
- Wrinkles around the mouth
- Lines or folds between the eyebrows
- Lines on forehead
- Loose skin above or below the eye
- Crows feet
- Necklace lines
During treatment with Pellevé, a hand piece is applied in a circular motion to the skin. No numbing is needed. Each Pellevé handpiece has been developed to safely deliver radiofrequency energy to even delicate areas on the face (i.e.- under the eyes), where the skin may be thinner from natural aging. Patients will often describe feeling a warming sensation similar to receiving a hot stone massage. Treatment will typically take 45-60 minutes for the full face.
Pellevé is a perfect treatment for patients with mild to moderate facial wrinkles who do not wish for any downtime. Because there is no downtime, treatment fits easily into a busy schedule. The skin may be slightly pink or red for a few hours following treatment.
Pellevé has been known to give you an instant glow resulting in a smoother appearance and younger-looking skin. If you feel as though you may benefit from treatment with Pellevé or if you would like more information on the treatment, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Boudreault or our Nurse Practitioner Molly at our convenient Palo Alto location.