Pellevé is a gentle aesthetic treatment designed for the delicate skin on your face. It’s non-invasive, so you don’t have to worry about surgery, yet it’s very effective. Pellevé is used to treat:
Pellevé delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy through a GlideSafe® handpiece that was specially developed for use on delicate skin, including skin around your eyes. Radiofrequency energy passes safely through your skin and into deep tissues below, where it heats the tissues to a controlled temperature.
The heat makes existing collagen contract, which causes a tightening effect. Then it stimulates production of new collagen and elastin -- the proteins that make skin strong and elastic. As the new proteins develop and move up through the deeper layers toward the outer skin, they naturally diminish wrinkles, tighten skin, and result in a more youthful appearance.
Pellevé is a comfortable procedure that many patients describe as feeling like a hot stone massage. It takes about 45-60 minutes to treat an entire face, so if you’re having a smaller area treated, such as smile lines or skin under the eyes, your procedure may only take 30 minutes.
It’s normal for skin to be slightly red after the procedure, but that won’t last long. You can get back to your normal activities as soon as you’re finished.
Most patients say they notice a difference -- a “glow” and tighter skin -- within a few days after treatment with Pellevé, but that’s not the optimal result achieved with new collagen and elastin. It takes at least 15 days for the synthesis of new collagen and subsequent changes in your skin to begin, then the effect should be noticeable between 15-30 days post-treatment.
Collagen regrowth continues for 60-90 days. Even though it takes a few weeks to see results, you’ll continue to notice the difference for many weeks after treatment.