Pelleve is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment proudly offered at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL. It can be used to tighten loose skin anywhere by harnessing the power of radiofrequency energy. Today, we will be taking a closer look at this highly innovative anti-aging treatment, answering some of the most frequently asked questions about it.
What Is Pelleve?
Pelleve is a cosmetic treatment designed to eliminate aging-related wrinkles for people with certain skin types. It can also be used to tighten and smooth loose, wrinkled skin virtually anywhere. For example, this skin tightening treatment can be used to eliminate forehead folds, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. It can also be used to tighten loose skin on the body.
How Quickly Does This Treatment Work?
You may notice your skin feels a little tighter and smoother as soon as your first treatment session is complete. However, you should not anticipate enjoying your final results on the same day as your treatment. By the time your appointment is complete, the handheld device has emitted enough soundwave energy to induce extra collagen production in the targeted areas. It will take time for your skin to finish producing the extra collagen, though.
It may be two to six weeks after your final treatment session before you can enjoy your ideal results. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your areas of concern and advise you on how many sessions you will need to achieve your goals. Some people need three treatment sessions spaced approximately one month apart to enjoy tight, smooth skin.
How Long Will the Results of This Treatment Last?
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect the results of this treatment to last for around 12 months. However, there are several factors that affect the longevity of the results. For example, the younger you are, the longer you can generally expect your results to last. Additionally, you can expect to enjoy your ideal results longer if you remain fairly healthy and maintain an optimal skincare routine. Your lifestyle choices can also affect the longevity of your results.
What Can I Do to Enjoy My Final Results for Longer?
It is essential that you protect your skin from sun damage if you want to keep your skin tight and smooth for as long as possible. It has been shown that UV damage is the leading cause of premature skin aging due to the damage done to collagen and collagen production. You should wear sunscreen whenever you go outside and reapply it every couple of hours. It is also crucial that you keep your skin hydrated.
You should moisturize with an occlusive moisturizer once or twice daily depending on your skin type. Another important thing to do to keep your skin looking young and healthy is not smoking. Nicotine consumption can result in damaged collagen. Additionally, it is very important that you maintain a healthy diet. Your skin needs protein and essential micronutrients to keep itself young and healthy, and certain foods can damage its health.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Generally, you can expect to be considered a good candidate for this skin tightening treatment if you have mild or moderate skin laxity. This treatment is highly effective, but it is not usually recommended for people with severe skin laxity. During your initial consultation, we will review your areas of concern and verify that your cosmetic concerns are caused by collagen loss. If muscle hyperactivity is the cause of your facial folds, this treatment won’t be effective.
How Safe Is This Treatment?
One of the most compelling benefits of this treatment is its safety. The FDA approved this treatment in 2009 after thoroughly reviewing the results of independent clinical trials to determine how safe it is. Since this treatment induces collagen production through sound energy rather than light energy, it is safe for people regardless of their skin tone.
What If My Concerns Are Caused By Muscle Hyperactivity?
If overactive muscles are the cause of your cosmetic concerns, BOTOX injections may be a better fit for you. BOTOX is an FDA-approved injectable muscle relaxant that has been used around the world for years to relax excessively tight muscles and erase wrinkles. BOTOX injections are quick and painless.
Additionally, they work quickly. You will start seeing results one to two days post-treatment, and you will be able to see your desired results within two weeks. Another great thing about BOTOX injections is that the results are fairly durable. Typically, people only need to come in for follow-up appointments two to four times per year.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Pelleve is a radiofrequency-based anti-aging treatment that has been approved by the FDA since 2009. It induces extra collagen production quickly and provides results that last for roughly one year. If you have loose skin or wrinkles that you want to address, this treatment may be a good fit for you. To find out for sure, contact us now at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL if you are in the Ottawa or Princeton area.