• Combating Wrinkles with the Help of Pellevé

    on Sep 26th, 2018

Gravity takes its toll on everyone, and wrinkles are a natural part of aging. But today, there are more options to erase the marks of time from your face than ever before. One of the newest treatments is called Pellevé, and this noninvasive therapy can make a real difference.

How Pellevé is different

Wrinkle reduction treatments have been around for decades, and they come in a wide range that includes dermabrasion, chemical peels, Botox, fillers, and a variety of lifts, nips, and tucks. But every single one of these procedures is invasive and some come with a slew of side effects.


Pellevé is a noninvasive treatment that carries no risk of bruising and only a minimal risk of swelling or redness. The procedure lasts about 30 minutes and when you’re done, you can leave the office and go on with your day without any downtime. Over the next few hours to days, your skin will plump and your wrinkles will disappear.

The gravity of wrinkles

Every time we smile, frown, or wink, our skin folds, even if it’s just a little bit — and even babies have wrinkles. However, as we age, two major factors combine to make wrinkles more of an issue. The first of those factors is gravity.

Gravity affects every system in our body, and has an especially prevalent effect on our skin, pulling it downward and causing the skin to sag and wrinkle. This takes its toll on our eyelids, jowls, and chin.

Wrinkles and collagen

Collagen is the second major factor that contributes to age-related wrinkles. Collagen is a protein that adds structure and plumpness to our face, smoothing out wrinkles before they can set in. But as we age, our body’s natural collagen production slows. Wrinkles that were once temporary start to become more permanent.

How Pellevé affects wrinkles

Pellevé can’t fight the natural force of gravity, but the treatment is designed to help rebuild the collagen layer in your skin. As collagen increases, the skin beneath the wrinkles plumps up, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

The thicker layer also adds strength to the skin, giving it a healthier look and more spring to the touch. A stronger collagen layer also helps the skin retain moisture.

How Pellevé works

Pellevé uses pulses of radiofrequency (RF) waves to bombard your skin in specific areas. These short RF bursts actually cause mild damage to the collagen cells beneath the surface. As your body heals the damage, it stimulates the production of new collagen cells and strengthens the ones that are still there.

The cells heal quickly and most people begin to see results in a matter of hours or days. Many people will see their desired results after just one treatment, but some people return for a series of treatments.

Find out more

If you want to explore Pellevé and see if it’s right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Alan Flood Dermatology in Washington, DC. Dr. Flood will discuss your options to deal with those unwanted folds, lines, and wrinkles. If you want healthier skin with fewer wrinkles, talk to Dr. Flood about Pellevé today.

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Washington, DC 20003
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