Young skin has a strong meshwork of collagen protein fibers under the surface. That collagen gives your visible complexion a strong, smooth foundation. Over time, though, your body produces less collagen, allowing skin to become lax and sag. You may have believed that a surgical facelift was your only alternative for a firmer more youthful face. Today, Dr. Dina Strachan and her aesthetic team at Aglow Dermatology bring you an effective, non-surgical option called Pellevé®.
The Pellevé wrinkle reduction system is cleared by the FDA for treatment of mild to moderate facial wrinkles. It delivers younger looking skin – smoother, firmer, and tighter – with zero downtime. With Pellevé there are no injections or risks associated with surgery. Because treatment is comfortable, there is no need for anesthesia. You simply feel a sensation of warmth as a trained clinician massages the Pellevé device over your face.
Using radiofrequency technology, Pellevé heats the deep layers of the skin without disturbing the epidermis or top layer. The thermal activity triggers a definite response in collagen, resulting in immediate lift. Pellevé also stimulates additional production of collagen for firmer skin, so you have a refreshed appearance, long term. Tone and texture continue to improve for up to six months.
The majority of reasonably healthy patients are good candidates for Pellevé treatment, to address:
Skin that sags under the chin.
Nasolabial folds – “laugh lines” from the sides of the nose to corners of the mouth.
Wrinkles around the lips.
Forehead lines or folds between the eyebrows.
Loose skin on the upper eyelids.
Crow’s feet at the outer corners of eyes.
Most patients see enhancement after just one Pellevé appointment. Dr. Strachan may suggest up to three initial treatments, spaced about a month apart, for optimal wrinkle reduction. Then additional sessions may be scheduled periodically to maintain your youthful look. Aglow Dermatology offers a variety of Pellevé treatment packages.
No preparation is required, except to drink a little extra water. Sessions typically take 30 to 60 minutes. You may return to work or other activities immediately after a Pellevé treatment and wear cosmetics. You should, however, wear a broad spectrum sunscreen for daily complexion protection. You may experience mild swelling or redness, but it resolves quickly, within two to 24 hours.