Pellevé is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen and promoting tissue remodeling. Here’s how the process generally works to tighten skin:
Mechanism of Action
- Heating the Dermis: The Pellevé system uses a hand-held device to deliver radiofrequency energy to the skin. As the device is moved over the target area, it heats the deeper layers of the skin (mainly the dermis), typically to a temperature between 40°C and 42°C (104°F and 107.6°F).
- Stimulating Collagen: The heat generated by the radiofrequency energy triggers the body’s natural healing response, stimulating the production of new collagen. Collagen is a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin.
- Tissue Remodeling: Over time, new collagen fibers organize and align more tightly, leading to a natural tightening and smoothing of the skin’s surface. This can result in a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Immediate and Long-term Results: Some tightening effects may be noticeable immediately after treatment due to the initial contraction of collagen fibers from the heat. However, the most significant benefits generally become apparent over the course of a few weeks to a few months as new collagen is produced.
- Consultation: A thorough consultation is usually the first step to ensure you’re a good candidate for the procedure and to discuss your treatment goals.
- Preparation: The skin is cleansed and a conductive gel may be applied to the target areas.
- Application: The Pellevé hand-held device is moved in a circular motion over the treatment area, delivering radiofrequency energy. The procedure is usually painless, although some people may experience a warm sensation.
- Duration: Treatment sessions typically last between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas being treated.
- Post-Treatment Care: There is generally no downtime following the procedure, and normal activities can be resumed immediately.
- Non-invasive: No needles, incisions, or anesthesia are required, making it a less invasive option compared to surgical procedures like facelifts.
- Minimal Discomfort: Most patients report minimal to no discomfort during the procedure.
- No Downtime: One of the major benefits is that you can resume your normal activities right after the treatment.
- Suitable for Various Skin Types: Generally, Pellevé can be used on all skin types.
Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, it’s essential to consult with Victory Naples for a comprehensive evaluation and to discuss any risks or contraindications. Always make sure to follow the post-treatment care instructions provided by your healthcare provider to maximize the benefits and minimize any risks.