What Pelleve treats
- Skin laxity
How does the procedure work?
Pelleve is a skin tightening device that precisely heats the deep layers of the skin without damaging the top layer using advanced radiofrequency technology. This heat causes collagen in the skin to contract and tighten and produce new collagen. The result over time is an improvement in skin quality, firmness and tightness. Radiofrequency energy can be used to treat sagging skin on the neck, under the chin and around the jaw, nasolabial folds, wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, and chest lines.
What will the patient experience during the procedure?
Radiofrequency energy is a comfortable procedure, so no anaesthesia is required. The practitioner moves a small, flat, heated disk across the treatment area. The disk is heated to between 40 and 43 degrees. Slight pressure is applied and each area needs five passes. Because of the heat and pressure, some patients find the procedure mildly uncomfortable but most enjoy it, relating it to the feeling of a warm massage.
What can the patient expect after the procedure?
There is some slight swelling and redness in the days following the procedure however it is minimally invasive with little pain or downtime. Most people feel they can return to work immediately after the procedure.
The div team demonstrates the Pelleve procedure
In this video the Pelleve treatment is demonstrated by the team at The Dermatology Institute of Victoria. Pelleve is a skin tightening device which utilises radiofrequency energy to precisely heat the deep layers of the skin. The heat causes collagen to contract and tighten as well as stimulate new collagen growth.