Like Thermage, Pelleve uses radiofrequency technology to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles. It delivers heat to deep layers of the skin where fat resides. This controlled damage spurs the contraction of these deep tissues for an overall smoothing effect.
The heat energy also stimulates the production of new collagen over time, resulting in firmer, tighter, smoother skin. The practitioner adjusts the strength of the delivered energy based on feedback from the patient throughout the session.
What It's Good For
Pelleve treats mild to moderate age-related wrinkles on the face. Use on body parts other than the face are not FDA approved.
Who it works for: Pelleve is ideal for patients with fair to light brown skin. The best candidates are middle-aged women and men with fine lines, wrinkles, and drooping skin.
Recommended age range: There is no age limit or requirement for Pelleve.
When will I see results?: Pelleve claims to show improvements after one treatment. As collagen continues to grow, you'll see more improvement. Full results will be clear after six months.
While both Thermage and Pelleve use RF to tighten skin, Thermage is more expensive and requires fewer treatments to take effect.
How long it lasts: Pelleve can smooth facial skin for up to a year and a half, though you will most likely require a touchup after about six months.
Key benefits of Pelleve: Pelleve can reduce wrinkles by 25 - 50%. Pelleve is not performed under anesthesia, so you'll be able to return to work right away.