As we age, we lose collagen and other precious substances that give our skin its structure. If you are looking for a non-surgical way to reduce the signs of aging and tighten skin, we may have the answer. At Cross Plastic Surgery in Villanova, PA, we offer the most cutting-edge technology to help our patients restore a more youthful appearance. Pelleve is an innovative radiofrequency device that can help smooth out wrinkles in the forehead, eye area, and around the mouth. Best of all, no downtime is needed.
Pelleve is a painless, safe method that can reduce wrinkles and tighten skin on the face. Unlike laser treatments, Pelleve uses radiofrequency energy to prompt the regenerative process. When applied to the skin, the device evenly heats underlying tissue, stimulating collagen production. Pelleve can be an excellent option for patients who are looking to improve targeted problem areas, such moderately loose skin in the lower face and fine lines area around the eyes.
A Pelleve treatment is a straightforward procedure, which we perform regularly at our Villanova, PA office. During the procedure, one of our specialists will apply the Pelleve device to the face and neck area to deliver heat to the subcutaneous tissue. The procedure itself is relatively painless and patients often compare the heating sensation to a hot massage. After the session, patients may experience mild redness and swelling in the treated areas. However, these side effects quickly subside.
Each session typically lasts between 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the area being treated. For optimal results, we recommend 3 to 5 treatments, spaced 1 month apart. Most of our Philadelphia and Villanova Pelleve patients see results in about 4 to 8 weeks–and results can be long-lasting. To help maintain results after the initial series of treatments, patients should return every 6 to 12 months for a touch up treatment.
Pelleve is a safe treatment that can be used on all skin types and tones. The best candidates of Pelleve are those who are looking to lift their skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but do not want to undergo surgery. Pelleve can improve nasolabial folds, crow’s feet, and loose skin above or below the eye. For individuals with severely lax skin or advanced signs of aging, a surgical option may be more appropriate.
Dr. Cross and his team are experts in facial rejuvenation and use the latest technologies and techniques to restore the skin. With offices in Philadelphia and Villanova, Cross Aesthetics provides its patients with a comfortable, personalized experience. If you’re interested in learning more about Pelleve and our state-of-the-art face lifting and wrinkle reducing techniques, contact us for a consultation.