Energy-based skin tightening treatments are often the most effective way to address mild to moderate signs of aging on both the face and body. Favored for the ability to tighten skin without any invasive techniques, radiofrequency treatments like Pelleve are a popular choice for patients who want comprehensive anti-aging results. At Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL, we know that this skin tightening treatment is an effective option for many people, particularly because of the long-lasting results of the treatment.

How Long Do Pelleve Results Last?

The results of this energy-based treatment can last for about one year at a time. This is because this treatment stimulates the production of collagen and natural collagen can last for several months at a time. Naturally, your results may last longer if your collagen production remains high or your collagen does not dissipate too quickly.

There are many ways you can maintain your results. One thing you can do is use anti-aging products that support collagen production and help minimize the visible signs of aging; products containing collagen and hyaluronic acid can be helpful for this. You can also consider other anti-aging aesthetic treatments that will support your aesthetic goals.

How Many Treatments Will You Need?

Most people will need multiple treatments to achieve their aesthetic goals. A series of two to four initial treatments spaced about a month apart is usually adequate to achieve your optimal results. The number of treatments you will need will depend on both the current condition of your skin and how well your collagen production responds to this treatment.

How Often Will You Need to Maintain Results?

While the initial series of this treatment will be able to help you achieve long-lasting results, you will still need to maintain these results with additional treatments. Most people have annual or quarterly touch-up treatments after they have achieved their aesthetic goals. This means you may need to have a follow-up appointment six to 12 months after your last treatment to maintain high collagen production in the deepest layers of your skin.

What Can You Expect From Treatment?

Overall, this treatment process is simple and resembles many other energy-based treatments. Your treatment appointment will generally take 15 to 60 minutes to complete. The timeframe for your appointment will depend on how many areas you are treating, the size of these treatment areas, and the condition of your skin. If you have multiple large areas to treat, then your appointments will last longer than treating smaller localized areas of concern.

This treatment is performed using patented handpieces, which emit radiofrequency energy that subtly heats the sub-dermal layers of your skin. As the blood flow within your skin increases, your skin’s natural healing abilities will kick in to stimulate more collagen production beneath the skin surface. This treatment can be completed comfortably and does not involve any needles, anesthetics, or downtime.

How Should You Prepare?

Preparing for any energy-based treatment means being mindful of your activities before your appointment. Your skin will be highly responsive to melanin production after an energy-based treatment, so it’s best to avoid any activities that can darken the pigment of the skin for at least one or two weeks before your appointment. This can include activities like outdoor sports, suntanning, and tanning beds.

What Should You Do After Treatment?

After your treatment, you should continue to be mindful about sun exposure or other activities that can increase melanin production to avoid hyperpigmentation. It’s best to wear SPF when you plan to be outside for any length of time. You should also avoid activities that can potentially irritate the skin for at least one to two weeks, such as chemical or manual exfoliants, hot water, and steam.

We may give you other aftercare instructions, such as how to cleanse and moisturize your skin for the best results. Moist skin bounces back better after energy-based treatments, which means you can achieve your ideal results much more quickly. Certain skincare products will encourage better and faster results, so please be sure to ask for recommendations.

Who Are Good Candidates?

Candidates for energy-based skin tightening treatments like Pelleve include women and men who are not satisfied with the current condition of their skin. This pelleve treatment is gentle enough to be used on all skin types and tones, including those who have sensitive skin and medium to dark complexions. Women who are pregnant and people who have implantable medical devices may not be eligible for this treatment.

Furthermore, the condition of your skin will also be a large qualifier for your eligibility. People who have mild to moderate skin laxity on the lower face and neck are generally the best candidates for this treatment. A consultation will be able to evaluate your skin condition to determine if this treatment is right for you.

Enjoy Long-lasting Results With Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

Radiofrequency treatments like Pelleve are ideal skin tightening treatments for people who have skin laxity, sagging, and other visible signs of aging on the face or neck. This treatment can produce results that last for a year or longer, especially when follow-up treatments are incorporated into your treatment plan. Don’t hesitate to contact Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in any of the locations in Peru, IL, Ottawa, IL, and Princeton, IL to schedule your consultation today.