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What is Pelleve?
Pelleve is a new type of wrinkle treatment available through skin care professionals. This non-invasive procedure is often used to tighten sagging skin, a common problem that comes with natural aging. Pelleve delivers quick results and is rarely accompanied by side effects or other complications. Not only is Pelleve effective and easy to use, it is one of few wrinkle treatment systems approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Why Pelleve?

There are many changes that come with aging, but one of the most feared is wrinkling skin. Fortunately, today there are wonderful treatments such as Pelleve available for those who suffer self-esteem losses that come with aging skin. Pelleve is a non-invasive skin treatment that visibly tightens and smooths the face.

How does Pelleve work?

Pelleve uses new and advanced radiowave technology to heat the deepest layers of skin without causing any of the skin damage associated with sunburns and skin cancer. There is no anesthesia needed, because there will be no pain felt during the non invasive procedure. A special Pelleve hand piece will be used on the wrinkled skin. Every time this Pelleve hand piece is used, a warming sensation will be felt. Once heated, the collagen in the deepest skin layer contracts, forcing new collagen to be formed after the treatment. This newer collagen quickly creates a smoother appearance in the uppermost layer of skin. The entire Pelleve treatment takes between 45 minutes and an hour. This short time is possible because a Pelleve treatment does not involve any incisions or anesthesia, which are usually the most time consuming aspects of procedures.

On what part of the body is Pelleve used?
Pelleve procedure is used to treat facial skin. Most patients request the procedure be targeted at the wrinkles formed at the corners of the eyelids, otherwise known as "Crow's Feet." Pelleve also is very effective in treating the wrinkles that stretch between the nose and the corners of one's mouth, commonly referred to as "smile lines" or "laugh lines."

Who is a candidate for Pelleve?

Candidates for Pelleve are healthy women and men, usually middle aged and older. Most Pelleve candidates have fine lines on the face, or wrinkled or drooping skin. Pelleve is most appropriate for those with mild to moderate wrinkling.

What are the results of the procedure?

The results include smoother skin, elimination or reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and the tightening of sagging skin. These results typically last a minimum of six months, much longer than many competing skin treatments.

What are the benefits of choosing Pelleve over similar treatments?

The main advantage of Pelleve is the fact that its results last a full six months. Also, the treatment is quick and painless, and the results appear immediately. Finally, as an FDA approved procedure, Pelleve is a safe option for those desiring a more youthful appearance.

Is Pelleve approved for use in the U.S.?

Yes, Pelleve was approved by the FDA in 2009. It is approved by the FDA because it is safe to use and brings about effective results with minimal complications. This FDA approval came after the delivery of a clinical study that proved that following a single treatment of Pelleve, a patient's skin is visibly tightened and appears smoother for a minimum of six months.

Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.

By Staff
Updated: November 18, 2009

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