Are you searching for a treatment to eliminate the telling signs of age, including wrinkles and fine lines? Over time, the natural aging process causes the skin to lose its elasticity. Pellevé RF Wrinkle Reduction might be the perfect option to help you feel and look younger. This laser treatment can be used for Nasolabial folds, wrinkles around the mouth, forehead, and eyebrows, and crow’s’ feet. In FDA clinical trials, nearly 90% of patients retained photographic improvement at 6 months following treatment, and 85% of patients reported overall satisfaction in skin’s laxity, smoothness, and brightness.
What is Pellevé RF Wrinkle Reduction?
Pellevé RF Wrinkle Reduction system is a safe, FDA-approved laser treatment for wrinkles. This specialized treatment uses radiofrequency (RF) waves to gently heat the dermis, the deep layer of the skin, without damaging the epidermis or surrounding skin tissues. The heat tightens existing collagen for a smoother complexion and encourages the natural growth of new collagen over time for continual improvement.
What Can I Expect from Pellevé Rf Wrinkle Reduction?
Pellevé laser treatments typically range from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the area treated. The radiofrequency waves are delivered via a handpiece that gently glides across the skin – no surgery, no needles. According to patients, the treatment feels like a hot stone massage. Patients experience a healthy flow the first three days after their treatment. For the next two weeks, their skin produces new collagen that rebuilds the skin. To continue the collagen building process, we recommend 3-5 treatment sessions four weeks apart, depending on the patient’s age and skin condition.
Recommended Pre-Treatment Instructions
Do not participate in sun tanning, spray tans, or sunless tanning lotion 4-6 weeks before your appointment. Any skin medication such as glycolic/ salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinol products such as Retin A, Tazorac, Tri-Luma, Differin, and Vitamin C must not be used on the area being treated at least one week before your appointment. On the day of your appointment, stay hydrated and don’t wear makeup or jewelry on the target area.
What Happens After the Treatment? Aftercare Instructions
Unlike laser or CO2 resurfacing, sun exposure is not dangerous to patients following this treatment, but use at least a 30+ SPF when in the sun as a precaution. Don’t use an ice pack on the treated area. Shower with tepid water instead of hot water and use a gentle cleanser. Stay away from hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms. Take a break from exercising. All other activities can be resumed as usual. Patients are free to apply makeup. Wait at least three days before waxing, shaving, or tweezing. You may resume chemical peels and dermal fillers at least one week after your appointment.
Are There Any Side Effects to Pellevé Rf Wrinkle Reduction?
Some redness (erythema) and swelling may appear immediately following the treatment, but fades 2-24 hours after the appointment. Results are visible after the first session, with longer-lasting improvement in the following sessions. There’s no downtime, so patients can immediately return to their daily activities.
Disclaimer: Remember, each patient is different. Results will vary.