Pelleve & Pellefirm
Junith M. Thompson, M.D. SC
What is Pelleve & Pellefirm?
Pelleve skin tightening is a wrinkle reduction system that can transform a multitude of conditions and is especially ideal for those difficult-to-treat delicate eye areas and top lip lines.
FDA-approved, this radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening treatment is a safe and highly effective way to refresh your appearance without resorting to an invasive procedure. Results are immediate and lasting.
Pelleve: How It Works
Pelleve uses radiofrequency to deliver a constant, gradual energy to the skin, so that heat builds up where the skin and fat layer come together – rather like having a warm massage.
The increasing heat from the Pelleve handset modifies the collagen bundles deep inside the skin, so that they contract and encourage new collagen to grow gradually.
This means firmer, tighter skin that is noticeable right away, with results that last. It’s suitable both for men and women.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pelleve can treat wrinkles, skin laxity, jowls and the neck. It is particularly ideal for facial areas that are otherwise hard to treat, such as bags and dark circles under the eyes and ageing lipstick lines.
Unlike other skin tightening systems, there is no need for anaesthesia or skin cooling. Because the skin isn’t numb, patients are able to describe the depth of feeling during their Pelleve treatment which helps us provide the very best results.
Many patients see a result immediately after just one treatment, but most will need a course of two to three treatments for the very best results. At your initial consultation, we will assess whether Pelleve is right for you based on your skin type, age and what you hope to accomplish.
According to Pelleve, 87.1% of patients in an FDA clinical trial showed continued improvement at six months following treatment. Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
No, no anaesthesia is required and there is no downtime, so you can resume normal activities right away.