PelleFirm

pellefirmHave you noticed that no matter how hard or how long you work out that cellulite just won’t go away? If this is a problem you are experiencing, we at Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics are here to help.

What is PelleFirm?

PelleFirm is a non-invasive contouring treatment that helps smooth and tighten the skin. It is commonly used to reverse or treat cellulite, but it can firm any loose skin on the body.

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PelleFirm works by heating up the skin tissue with the use of a handheld radio frequency device. Heating up the skin increases collagen production. The increase in collagen production will help reduce the appearance of cellulite and tighten/firm the skin.

What Areas Can Be Treated with PelleFirm?

Areas on the body that can be treated with PelleFirm include the:

  • thighs
  • buttocks
  • legs
  • arms
  • abdomen

The part of the body you are treating will determine how many treatments you will need.

Is PelleFirm Painful?

Even though PelleFirm heats up the skin using radio frequencies, it is pain free. Some patients may feel a slight warming sensation during a single treatment, but it does not last long. In some cases, there is a tingling sensation, but like the warming sensation is goes away after the treatment is complete.

How Long Does It Take to See Results?

Our patients often start to see results from PelleFirm after the first appointment with our staff. The best results, however, are seen after three to four treatments. This is often when our patients report seeing an increase in the firmness or smoothness of the skin.

Is PelleFirm a One-Appointment Treatment Option?

No, PelleFirm is not a one-appointment treatment option. Patients will need to schedule multiple treatments in order to see maximum results. A single series of treatments will often involve anywhere from four to six office visits.

Schedule a consultation

Dr. Vivian Bucay and her staff can help you determine if PelleFirm is the best treatment option for you. Schedule a consultation to discuss this treatment option with one of our trained staff members. Dr. Vivian Bucay serves San Antonio TX and surrounding areas.

The last few weeks have borne witness to the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus known as COVID-19. This is a novel virus that we do not fully understand, but whose devastating effects have been felt around the world, with no regards for borders or economies. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been forever changed by this pandemic. In the spirit of containing this pandemic, I, Dr. Bhandari, and our incredible family of dedicated professionals who make up Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics have made the difficult but necessary decision to keep our offices closed through April 3, pending any further developments.


Our goal is to ensure the safety and well being of our patients and our team. We are grateful to all of you for your loyalty and understanding and look forward to the time when we can resume doing what we do best - caring for you. Until then, please adhere to the recommended guidelines regarding handwashing and social distancing. Please remember that social distancing doesn't mean social isolation - the digital age allows us to be there for each other.


Warmest wishes to all of you for continued good health and strength,


Vivian Bucay, MD