Renew, Restore, Rejuvenate.
Reveal your radiance with Pellevé® Wrinkle Reduction Treatment for younger-looking, healthier skin. If you’re wondering how to get firmer, tighter, smoother skin without downtime, surgery or pain, the Pellevé Treatment might be right for you.
Pellevé, which is FDA cleared to be safe and effective for the treatment of wrinkles, uses radiofrequency (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. Pellevé treatments typically range from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the area treated.
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 Pellevé Works:
The Pellevé System delivers constant, gradual radiofrequency energy deeply into the skin, causing heat to build up where the skin and fat layer meet. The increasing heat modifies the collagen bundles deep in the skin, causing contraction and stimulating the growth of new collagen over time. The result: tighter*, younger looking skin.
*via soft tissue coagulation
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is the Pellevé System FDA cleared?
Yes. The Pellevé System received FDA clearance in 2009 for the treatment of mild to moderate facial wrinkles.
- Does the Pellevé System have a CE Mark?
Yes. The Pellevé System was granted a CE Mark in 2005.
- Is the Pellevé treatment safe?
Clinical studies have proven that the Pellevé treatment is a safe and effective way to reduce wrinkles without surgery. The side effects and discomfort are minimal, and no drugs or anesthetics are used during the procedure.
- Who is qualified to perform Pellevé treatments?
A physician or qualified medical personnel under the direction of a physician may perform the Pellevé procedure.
- How long does a Pellevé treatment take?
Each treatment will be from 30 – 60 minutes depending on the number of areas being treated at one time.
- What do I need to do before having a treatment?
There is generally no preparation required before having a Pellevé treatment but please arrive well hydrated. Ask your doctor if you should discontinue certain topical products or medications.
- How is the treatment performed?
First, a conductive gel will be applied to the areas to be treated. Patients say they feel a deep warming sensation when the Pellevé handpiece is applied to your skin. You will act as a guide to describe the depth of the sensation as your clinician moves the handpiece gently across the treated areas.
- Is the treatment painful?
No. Unlike other skin tightening systems, a Pellevé treatment does not require anesthesia. A Pellevé treatment is virtually painless and in fact, patients comment that it feels like a warm massage.
- What can I expect after a treatment?
There is no recovery time needed after a Pellevé treatment. You may be slightly pink with mild swelling for a few hours, you can wear makeup right away and resume normal activities, so it fits easily into busy schedules.
- What will I need to do after a treatment?
Most doctors will instruct you to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 to prevent future photo damage and maintain the results of your Pellevé treatment.
- How soon will I see improvement?
In most cases, patients see a temporary improvement in their skin for the first 24-48 hours following treatment. However, the process of regenerating collagen takes time, and therefore full results will continue to improve over the next several months.
- How long do the results last?
87.1% of patients in the FDA clinical trial showed continued improvement at six months following treatment.
- How many treatments are needed?
Many people see results immediately after just one treatment. For many patients, a series of three treatments spaced about one month apart may be recommended for optimal improvement. Additional treatments may be undertaken at any time for long term maintenance.
- Can a Pellevé treatment be combined with other cosmetic treatments?
Many physicians combine Pellevé treatments with other cosmetic treatments such as wrinkle relaxing agents and dermal fillers. Only your doctor can recommend the best treatment plan for you, based on your skin type, age, and your cosmetic goals.
Before & After