Noticeably Rejuvenated Skin without Surgery
Dr. Lynn Klein and our team at Aesthetic Dermatology offer the Pellevé® system for the treatment of mild to moderate facial wrinkles. The unique technology gently heats the deep layers of the skin, which produces a firming and tightening effect. Patients love the results they can achieve with the Pellevé® system in a single appointment. Skin looks noticeably rejuvenated without the need for injections, incisions or anesthesia. Pellevé® can be combined with other rejuvenating treatments for more dramatic results.
How Does the Pellevé® System Work?
Pellevé® delivers radiofrequency energy to the deep layers of the skin in the form of electromagnetic waves. The dermal and subdermal tissue resists the radiofrequency energy, which causes heat to build. The body’s existing collagen bundles contract and new collagen begins to develop. As a result, the skin looks firmer, tighter and more youthful.
The Pellevé® system can be used to treat wrinkles and folds around the eyes, nose, mouth and jaw. It is commonly used on nasolabial folds (deep folds between the nose to the mouth) glabellar folds (vertical lines between the eyebrows), crow’s feet and jowls.
Conveniently performed in our Bala Cynwyd dermatology office, Pellevé® treatment takes less than an hour, depending on the size and number of treatment areas. It is not painful; in fact, it has been described as a warm, almost massage-like experience. Anesthesia and pain medication are not needed.
A special gel may be applied to your skin prior to treatment to prepare the area. The Pellevé® handpiece is placed on your skin and gently moved across the treatment area. The radiofrequency energy penetrates to specific depths based on the severity of your wrinkles.
Many of our patients achieve the desired results after a single treatment, while others benefit from a series of three treatments, spaced a month apart. Our board certified dermatologists will recommend a treatment protocol for your skin type, age and goals.
Recovering from Treatment
Pellevé® treatment does not require any downtime. You can immediately apply makeup and resume normal activities. If you go outside, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 to protect your skin and prevent future photodamage.
Results can be seen almost immediately after treatment; you will notice a visible tightening and lifting effect. Results will continue to improve over time, as the collagen matrix remodels itself. The skin will feel firmer and smoother. Maximum results occur about six months after treatment, and last up to six months.
Additional treatments may be scheduled periodically for long-term maintenance. Regular Pellevé® treatment may stave off the need for more invasive surgical treatment.
Rare Side Effects
Pellevé® side effects are rare and temporary. The skin may look slightly pink or mildly swollen for several hours after treatment, but this can be concealed with makeup. These side effects may last up to a day, at the longest.
Learn More about Pellevé®
For more information about wrinkle reduction with Pellevé® treatment, please contact Aesthetic Dermatology today. Call (610) 668-2570 to schedule a consultation with our board-certified dermatologists.