If you ask any woman on the street, she will tell you that the most troublesome – and visible – signs of aging are fine lines and wrinkles. Despite the best efforts we make to stop aging with over-the-counter products, there comes a point where our efforts become obsolete. But is the situation hopeless? Certainly not! At Le Reve Skincare & Laser Center in Fort Worth, TX, we know the key to halting the aging process is with the right anti-aging treatment, such as Pelleve.
What Is Pelleve Used for?
This non-invasive anti-aging treatment is based on energy and works to reverse the visible signs of aging. It’s been around since 2009, and it has gained a cult following among women who want to subtly and naturally erase the signs of aging from their skin. It is one of the only energy-based treatments that can be applied to every part of the face, even where the skin is delicate and sensitive, such as the eye area.
What Issues Can It Treat?
This treatment is commonly used to reverse all sorts of age-related aesthetic concerns, including:
- Skin laxity
- Smile lines
- Wrinkles between the brows
- Crow’s feet
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Under-eye bags
- Forehead wrinkles
- Hollowness in the cheeks
- Sagging jowls
- Nasolabial folds
- Dynamic wrinkles
- Chin wrinkles
How Does It Work?
Like many other energy-based treatments, Pelleve utilizes the power of radiofrequency to stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities. Thermal energy is delivered by passing a hand-held radiofrequency device over the face, causing the skin tissues to contract from the heat and produce more skin-supporting proteins. After treatment, the body will continue to produce the skin-supporting proteins like collagen and elastin, thanks to the contraction of these tissues and the increase in natural regenerative proteins.
What Are the Treatment Steps?
As a result, it is a very simple treatment to complete, with the most important step being the application of thermal energy to the skin. In order to begin your treatment, you must attend a consultation appointment so that we can determine if this treatment addresses your specific aesthetic concerns.
During your consultation, we will examine your skin and discuss your aesthetic goals. You will have the opportunity to tell us about any cosmetic treatments you have tried and any efforts you have made to prevent aging. It may also be relevant to ask if you are pregnant or nursing, as this may affect your suitability to receive this treatment. Before treating you, we will also need to know if you have a history of cold sores so that we can prescribe anti-viral medication.
How Should You Prepare for Treatment
For your treatment to be safe and effective, there are a few things you need to prepare yourself for. Pre-treatment instructions will be given to you at least five to seven days before your treatment. The purpose of these instructions is to help your treatment be as effective as possible. These instructions may include points such as:
- Do not expose yourself to direct sunlight, tanning beds, or any other UV rays
- Temporarily discontinue the use of Retinol products
- Check with us about your herbal supplements
- Avoid exfoliating products and tools
- Do not use any acid treatments or skincare products containing glycolic acid, AHAs or BHAs
- Do not wax or tweeze
You may be given additional instructions regarding how to prepare for your treatment. As an example, we would need to know if you have ever had cold sores in the past in order to prescribe an anti-viral medication to you before your treatment starts. All patients who have cold sores currently should reschedule their treatment for at least two weeks after the outbreak. We ask that you arrive for your appointment with a freshly cleaned face. In addition, it is a good idea to refrain from wearing make-up, moisturizer, or sunscreen on the day of your appointment.
How Many Treatments Are Required To Get the Best Results?
To achieve optimal results, most patients need one to three treatments spaced about four weeks apart. You may require fewer treatments depending on the condition of your skin; younger patients or those with only minor concerns require fewer treatments, while other patients may need more treatments if they have moderate to severe concerns.
How Soon Will Results Be Visible?
This treatment produces both immediate and gradual results. Your skin will appear naturally radiant following your first treatment, as well as clearly having fewer visible fine lines. Results will continue to improve over time as collagen and elastin increase production within your skin, until about four weeks after your last treatment, your results will be at their peak.
How Long Do the Results Last?
After your final treatment appointment, the results of this treatment will last approximately six months. Depending on your age, your skin condition, and how your body responds to your treatment, you may enjoy the results of your treatment for some time longer. It is not uncommon for patients to experience results for up to eight months after treatment.
To maintain results, most patients opt to have the treatment twice a year. You may also want to invest in some high-quality skincare products to best prolong your results.
Why Is Pelleve so Good?
There are a number of reasons why this treatment is so popular. Since its FDA approval in 2009, Pelleve has gained a reputation for producing safe, effective, and reliable results. Among the other benefits of the Pelleve treatment are the following; read on to find out more.
It Is Non-Surgical and Non-Invasive
It is a non-surgical treatment, so it does not require invasive methods. This means that it involves no anesthesia or sedation, and has a quicker recovery time. Because it is non-invasive, this treatment is able to be accessed by those who are unsuitable for surgical procedures, or who do not wish to undergo an invasive treatment to get skin rejuvenation.
It Is Multipurpose and Versatile
All areas of the face can be treated with this treatment, making it more versatile than other similar treatments. Because this treatment uses thermal energy, it is gentle and can be safely used on tricky parts of the face, particularly around the eyes where the skin is delicate. This is great news because it is often the delicate skin that shows the signs of aging most clearly.
Its Results Are Easy To Prolong
It is also easy for these results to be prolonged after treatment. It is suggested that this treatment will be able to prolong the anti-aging effects even longer than the already impressive six-month-long results with the appropriate combination of skincare products and hydration.
It Tightens and Tones the Skin
In addition to tightening the tissues of the face, this treatment can also correct mild superficial skin concerns. A thermal heat treatment can correct mild complexion problems, such as dark spots, blemishes, and pigmentation. Thermal heat stimulates collagen production and the body’s natural healing abilities, which means the skin is regenerated more rapidly to give a naturally glowing appearance.
It Is Safe for All Skin Tones and Types
If you have more melanin in your skin, you may have found in the past that you couldn’t access certain treatments because of the pigment in your skin, or because of the risk of the treatment causing hyperpigmentation. However, this is not the case with Pelleve. Radiofrequency treatments are generally considered safe for any skin type or tone, unlike some other energy-based treatments. In other words, if you have a medium-to-dark complexion, this treatment will not cause unwanted pigmentation on your skin.
Is This Treatment Right for You?
In most cases, this treatment is able to reverse aging, so chances are high that it will suit your aesthetic goals and needs. You are likely a good candidate for this treatment if your anti-aging concerns include diminishing fine lines, perfecting skin tone and texture, correcting skin laxity, or reducing wrinkles. We will be able to discuss your suitability for this treatment along with your aesthetic goals when you come in for a consultation.
Reverse Visible Signs of Aging With Pelleve!
The visible signs of aging might be inevitable, but living with them does not have to be. With Pelleve you can turn back the clock and enjoy It’s time to reverse the visible signs of aging and regain your youthful, radiant glow. Get in touch with us at Le Reve Skincare & Laser Center in Fort Worth, TX, today to schedule your consultation appointment!