Wrinkles on the face, cellulite and loose skin on the body all can have a seriously negative impact on self esteem. For patients looking for a non-invasive way to treat facial wrinkles or cellulite, the Pellevé® and Pellefirm® systems may be the perfect solution. At My Women's Center, located in Sparks, Nevada, patients can have either or both of these treatments on an outpatient basis. The treatments only take an hour or less, and there's no downtime required at all.
Pellevé is a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved laser treatment system designed to treat mild to moderate wrinkles in the face. Pellevé is a non-invasive treatment that requires no surgery, no incisions, and no recovery time. Treatments take less than an hour and patients can return to their daily routine immediately following treatment.
First, a gel is smoothed over the treatment areas on your face. The gel is conductive, allowing the Pellevé device to work in the most efficient way. While you relax, the Pellevé wand is glided over the wrinkles. During the treatment process, many patients feel a warming sensation, much like a face massage. The warmth is an indicator that the laser is delivering radiofrequency energy deep into your facial tissues. This energy is what triggers your body to create new collagen, which then diminishes lines and wrinkles.
This can vary from one patient to another. If wrinkles and lines are quite minor, one treatment may be sufficient. We generally recommend a treatment for every decade of age you are, for example, a 50-year-old patient would be recommended 5 treatments. Each treatment is scheduled around a month apart to allow time for collagen rebuilding to take place.
Most patients see continued wrinkle improvement for up to six months after the treatment. Treatments every six months are usually sufficient to continually maintain results.
PelleFirm is a treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to reduce the appearance of cellulite and tighten skin in areas like the buttocks, thighs, arms, and hips.
While you relax, the PelleFirm treatment is applied to the problem areas. Many patients describe a sensation of deep heat combined with a massage during the treatment. The PelleFirm wand has a massage head that prompts the body to release retained fluid. This, when combined with the deep stimulation of tissue for new collagen growth, results in smoother and firmer skin.
Results are often seen after just one treatment, but most patients opt for a series of treatments. With around six total treatments spaced a month apart, most patients get the optimal cellulite reduction results. After the treatments, touch-ups may be done a couple of times a year to maintain results.