Pelleve Specialist

Ballantyne Medical Associates

Family Medicine & Laser Aesthetics located in Charlotte, NC

Treatment with Pellevé® refreshes your face, as it tightens skin and diminishes wrinkles. The procedure lasts less than an hour, doesn’t cause any downtime, and it’s even described as comfortable. The doctors at Ballantyne Medical Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina, invite you to schedule an appointment to explore the anti-aging benefits of Pellevé. It uses radiofrequency energy that’s safe for revitalizing all skin types, so don’t wait to learn whether you can achieve the youthful appearance you desire with Pellevé.

Pelleve Q & A

What age-related facial concerns are treated by Pellevé?

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:

  • Wrinkles around the mouth (smile lines, smoker’s lines)
  • Nasolabial folds (wrinkles that run from each side of the nose to the corners of your mouth)
  • Lines or folds between the eyebrows (frown lines)
  • Lines on the forehead
  • Crow’s feet
  • Loose skin above or below the eye

How does Pellevé work?

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.

What can you expect during treatment?

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.

When will you see results?

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.