Wrinkles represent one of the most problematic conditions associated with aging. They develop as the result of the body’s inability to recognize certain developments as damage, which in turn allows the skin to look considerably less smooth and uniform than it did previously.
While treatments do exist for wrinkles, the problem is that few treatments are convenient for patients to undergo. Facelifts, while able to provide dramatic results, create scars, require healing and may not provide patients with the results they desire.
Pelleve® represents one of the most advanced non-invasive skin tightening treatments designed to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It works to tighten the skin by inflicting controlled damage upon the underlying and imperfect structures that cause wrinkles in the skin.
Wrinkles 101: Understanding Why Wrinkles Exist
Before delving into how Pelleve® treats wrinkles, it’s important to understand how wrinkles exist and what causes them. Wrinkles stem from deformations in the collagen layer of the skin. This layer resides between the muscles and the skin you see, which in turn is what gives it the ability to have such an impact upon the way skin appears.
The collagen layer starts as something dense and compact. Damage to the tissue, biological invaders, ultraviolet radiation and stress can cause the collagen to become deformed. The body may recognize some of this damage, but it tends to ignore it after the collagen becomes “functional” from a biological viewpoint. This damage persists because the tissue is considered as functional by the body. This is what allows wrinkles, fine lines and other deformations to persist into a person’s older life.
What is Pelleve®?
Pelleve® is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment designed to compact collagen, destroy wayward collagen cells and encourage the body to grow new cells. It works by utilizing radio waves to transfer energy to the underlying collagen cells. This radio energy transforms into heat when it reaches cells of the right density and depth, which in turn allows it to cause physical changes beneath the skin.
This causes the body to discard undesirable structures, to compact existing collagen formations and to create new collagen cells. This results in skin looking and feeling smoother, which in turn gives a more youthful appearance.
When Should You Consider Pelleve®?
If you have certain contraindications, such as a weakened immune system, or you have yet to undergo a more radical skin tightening procedure like a facelift, then Pelleve® may be ideal for you. The non-invasive nature of the treatment keeps the required healing to a minimum, which in turn means that it inflicts less stress upon your body.
Schedule a consultation at the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England. At one of our offices in Portland or Waterville, we can evaluate your unique physiological needs, which in turn can be combined with our bounty of experience to form an effective plan for making your appearance more youthful. Let us help you discover newfound self-confidence by revitalizing your outward appearance with non-invasive skin tightening. Contact our office today to book your appointment!