Skin Tightening/Wrinkle Reduction

About Pellevé RF Wrinkle Reduction and Skin Tightening

Pellevé is indicated for the non-ablative treatment of mild to moderate facial wrinkles and rhytids. The Pellevé system uses advanced RF technology from Ellman®, a Cynosure® company, which has over 55 years of expertise in developing high-quality RF products. Pellevé, which is FDA cleared to be safe and effective for the treatment of wrinkles, uses radio frequency (RF) waves to gently heat deep layers of the skin, encouraging the natural growth of new collagen over time. Unlike laser or CO2 resurfacing, there is no risk to sun exposure following treatment and patients can return to normal activities immediately. The Pellevé treatment is a great non-invasive, virtually painless way to revitalize the skin, and can be customized based on the patients' needs from a full face treatment to targeting smaller areas, such as crow's feet. In FDA clinical trials, nearly 90% of patients retained photographic improvement at 6 months following treatment, and 85% of patients reported overall satisfaction in skin's laxity, smoothness, and brightness

How does it work?

The Pellevé system uses radio frequency technology to gently warm the skin deep beneath the surface, which over time, stimulates the body's natural production of new collagen. 30, 60, 90 days after treatment your body is still working to naturally grow new collagen. Because Pellevé triggers your body's natural reaction to rebuild collagen weeks after the procedure, a series of treatments will give you optimal results!

Is Pellevé right for me?

Pellevé is ideal for men and women with all skin phototypes. Unlike most laser treatments, Pellevé is gentle on the skin and is safe to use all year round, regardless of tan skin.

Please discuss with your provider to determine if Pellevé is right for you.

What can I expect?

Pellevé is a comfortable, safe procedure that doesn-t have any downtime. Patients have reported that it feels similar to a relaxing hot stone massage. After the procedure you might have slight redness, which is caused by your skin-s elevated temperatures during treatment and will subside soon afterwards. You will be able to return to your normal day-to-day activities immediately after the procedure.

How long does the treatment take?

Treating the entire face takes anywhere from 45-60 min. If you would like a specific area treated (e.g., the delicate areas around your eyes, forehead, or smile lines) your procedure could be completed in as little as 30 minutes! Because the collagen rebuilding process continues to work days, weeks, even months after your treatment, a series of treatments are required for the best results.

How many treatments are recommended?

3-5 treatments are recommended about 4 weeks apart to boost the collagen rebuilding process. For optimal results, work with your provider to develop a treatment plan designed specifically for you.

How do I find out more?

Contact Columbia Plastic Surgery for a Skin Tightening/Wrinkle Reduction consultation at: 866.803.8033.

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