Why Pelleve Skin Tightening Treatment Has Such a High Satisfaction Rate

When it comes to your skin, changes are inevitable as time rolls on. Many changes, though, happen where you cant see — the middle skin layer called the dermis. While exposure to the sun and other elements influences the outer layers, changes in the dermis can be hard to guard against. 

It’s typical to lose 20-80% of the thickness of the dermis as you get older. Unfortunately, as you get older, new tissue isn’t regenerated at the same rate. Collagen and elastin are two key components of the dermis, and as they decline, you lose both volume and elasticity.

If your skin isn’t looking it’s best, there’s hope. The medical aesthetic experts at Women First GYN are skin tightening specialists, and Margie Corney, MD, FACOG, and her team can use the Pellevé® system to smooth and tighten your facial skin.

Why skin health declines

Missing moisture

Age-related skin changes can lead to dehydration, since the chemicals that attract and trap moisture for skin nourishment can start to vanish along with collagen, which provides a foundation for the epidermis. The reason moisturizers are a key part of many skin care regimens is because they help replace missing moisture.

Collagen induction

Topical moisturizers can only do so much, and they don’t address the underlying causes of skin aging that lead to wrinkles, lines, and loss of skin volume. In the past, regenerating collagen meant aggressive dermabrasion or chemical peel treatments, therapies that damaged both the dermis and epidermis layers. You’d benefit from the creation of new tissue, but you’d also be out of action as your skin recovered from the treatment.

Enter Pellevé

The Pellevé handpiece delivers controlled radiofrequency energy directly into the collagen layer. In effect, the treatment damages the collagen layer, but in a way that doesn’t show. In the weeks following your treatment, your body will eliminate the damaged layer of collagen and replace it with a new, fresh layer of collagen. With this new tissue will come all the benefits of younger, healthier skin, including greater elasticity and more localized moisture retention.

While you may see some redness immediately after treatment, you won’t experience skin exfoliation as you would with more aggressive collagen induction treatments.

The radiofrequency advantage

There are laser and other light-based systems that can also stimulate collagen induction, but because of the use of intense light, some of these can’t be used around the eyes. For many patients, crow’s feet and laugh lines are a desired treatment area. The Pellevé system is safe for use around your eyes, since they’re not sensitive to radiofrequency energy.

As a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment, Pellevé scores 97% patient satisfaction in some surveys, a testament to its simplicity and effectiveness. It’s the ideal, noninvasive way to gain the benefits of collagen induction therapy for your skin.

If you’d like to tighten your facial skin and want to see if Pellevé can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Women First GYN today. Dr. Corney and her team are ready to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

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