Pros and Cons of Pelleve
Whether you are a male or a female, aging is inevitable. We will all undergo aging – that is a well-known fact. However, the way we choose to go through with the aging process depends on us. How are we going to handle aging? Some may resort to surgery. Some use organic treatments and therapy while some choose to go in between through a non-invasive treatment.
Skin problems are the most common issues that aging people face. When we age, our skin loses elastin and collagen, which is necessary to maintain the elasticity or laxity of the skin. When you lose the elasticity of the skin, this is the time where your chin becomes saggy. You can also notice that your eyebrow area is starting to droop. Even your laughing lines are already coming up. When you raise your arms, you already have these flabby wings created by loose skin. And another problem area is your neck skin that is already drooping due to lack of laxity.
If you are too afraid to try invasive surgical procedure, you can try Pelleve. But before you rush to beauty surgeon or clinic, know the pros and cons of Pelleve first. Is it the right procedure for you?
What is Pelleve?
Pelleve is a NON-INVASIVE wrinkle reduction system. It’s like facelift but this time you won’t have to face the dilemma of being cut by a surgical knife. It is somewhat similar to Ultherapy, which uses heat to activate collagen. In the case of Pelleve, the physician uses high frequency radio waves during the procedure to activate the collagen in the deep layers of the skin. Once collagen production is activated, the skin’s elasticity shows improvement. This time, you will say goodbye to drooping eyebrow areas and saggy skin around the face.
Pelleve works through high frequency of radio wave being applied in your problem area. It generates heat and activates collagen production. This is a process called denaturation. Protein is heated so it can break down into collagen. Collagen is responsible for the skin’s elasticity.
What are the Pros of Pelleve?
- Pelleve has FDA clearance, which was given in 2009.
- The procedure is non-invasive. You don’t have fear the fact of being cut, unlike in face lift.
- You are good to go any time after the procedure. And it will just take a couple of hours.
What are the Cons of Pelleve?
- The results of Pelleve are inconsistent. Some patients and doctors have complained that sometimes it works and sometimes it works like a miracle.
- You may experience a pain from a heated band in your face. In this case, you may ask your physician for a dose of Motrin.
Pelleve Before and After Pictures by Scott M. Gulinson, MD.