What is Pellevé skin tightening?
Pellevé is an FDA-approved laser treatment that safely and effectively tightens the skin.* If you want to address wrinkles, crepey skin, skin redness and/or the effects of sun damage, this treatment may be perfect for you. Pellevé can treat skin laxity in the jowls and the neck. It is particularly ideal for facial areas that are otherwise hard to treat, such as dark circles and bags under the eyes and aging lipstick lines. With non-invasive laser treatments, we can add youth back to your skin without the use of surgery or anesthesia.
How does Pellevé skin tightening work?
Pellevé’s laser uses radiofrequency (RF) to deliver a constant, gradual energy to the skin, so that heat builds up where the skin and fat layer come together, similar to getting a warm massage. The increasing heat from the Pellevé handset modifies the collagen bundles deep inside the skin, so that they contract and encourage new collagen to grow gradually.* This means firmer, tighter skin that is noticeable right away, with results that last.*
Unlike other skin tightening systems, there is no need for anesthesia or skin cooling. Because the skin isn’t numb, patients are able to describe the depth of feeling during their treatment, which helps us provide the very best results. Treatments are suitable both for men and women.
What can I expect during treatments?
First, a protective gel will be applied to your face. Next, we will gently move the Pellevé hand piece over the targeted areas of your skin. Patients often describe feeling a deep warming sensation. A full facial treatment typically takes between 45 minutes to an hour. During your appointment, we will explain everything in detail and will make you feel at ease. When you come into Dermatology & Skin Health, you are in safe, medically qualified hands.
Many people find Pellevé to be a very comfortable experience. Mild swelling and redness may occur, because no anesthetic is used, but this usually goes away within a few hours to a day. There is no downtime with this procedure, so you will be able to return to your normal routine immediately.
What can I expect from the results?
Many patients see immediate results after the first treatment, but most will need a series of 2-3 sessions for the very best results.* A majority of patients in an FDA clinical trial for Pellevé showed continued improvement at several months following treatment.* At your initial consultation, we will assess whether Pellevé is right for you, based on your age, skin type and goals.
Before and after results
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.
Schedule a consultation in Seacoast, NH or North Shore, MA
If you live near Dover, Newington or Londonderry, New Hampshire or Peabody, Massachusetts, it’s time to find out if non-invasive skin tightening can help you. When you schedule a consultation at Dermatology & Skin Health, you will be able to speak with board certified dermatologists who are happy to address any concerns or questions you have. To get started, fill out the consultation request form on our site or give us a call at (603) 742-5556 (Dover or Newington), (978) 525-0100 (Peabody) or (603) 965-3551 for Londonderry.