We all want firmer, smoother, younger looking skin. However, you may hesitate to risk your health for aesthetic improvement, and wisely so. Thankfully, modern medicine offers a plethora of safe, non-invasive, cosmetic options, such as Pellevé non-surgical skin tightening.
Imagine having a refreshed, more youthful appearance with firm skin and fewer wrinkles. Envision that happening in a brief procedure that feels like a pleasant warming facial massage. Picture noticeable results you see right away, with no healing time. It might sound too good to be true, but it isn’t. Pellevé delivers on that vision. In clinical studies, nine out of ten patients reported a significant benefit from Pellevé treatment.
The secret to safe and effective Pellevé results is a qualified physician – a dermatologist trained and experienced in this technique. Trust your face to Dr. Vivian Bucay.
What is Pellevé?
The technology behind this amazing advancement in cosmetic dermatology is energy created by radiofrequency. As the device is passed over treatment areas, the energy builds up heat beneath the surface of the skin, where it meets a layer of fat. This causes a reaction in the bundles of collagen within the skin. These deep layers contract causing immediate firming and tightening. The process triggers additional production of collagen for continued, gradual improvement.
Dr. Vivian Bucay, of Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics, is a board certified dermatologist with extensive experience in all aspects of dermatology. She is dedicated to bringing the latest, safest, and most effective medical advances to the residents of San Antonio and surrounding areas. In keeping with this commitment, Dr. Bucay was the first dermatologist in the area to offer Pellevé.
The science of aging
Age, combined with factors such as sun damage, causes skin to hang in wrinkles and folds. A surgical facelift works by lifting and rearranging the skin, and removing the excess. Although this procedure has its place, surgery may be too extreme for the individual with only mild sagging and wrinkling. Additionally, many people simply are not comfortable with the idea of an invasive procedure. Pellevé is a unique alternative, developed through extensive research and scientific understanding of the aging process.
There is no single, identifiable factor responsible for aging. Over time, the body changes, producing less of certain compounds. One of the most important is collagen, which provides the structure for many other components in the skin. As collagen production slows, the deterioration of existing collagen accelerates. As a result, skin begins to lose firmness and elasticity, leading to sagging,
Reversing the process
Pellevé utilizes radio-frequency energy, which passes through the surface of the skin safely and heats the deep layers. You should feel no more than a mild warming sensation, but the energy triggers a chain of events at the targeted level.
- Heat causes protein, including collagen, to shrink. This provides fast results, helping to tighten loose skin.
- It also stimulates the collagen production process, which achieves gradual improvement.
- Over the coming weeks and months, you will notice your skin becoming firmer, smoother, and tighter – as if you were getting younger instead of older.
How long does the treatment take?
Pellevé is performed at our office, with a treatment session that usually takes less than an hour (depending on the size and number of areas treated). Most patients require about three treatments performed a month apart. However, Dr. Bucay will be frank with you regarding the number of treatments needed for optimal results. Because Pellevé doesn’t impact the surface of your skin, the process is discreet – you may return to work or your regular activities immediately without others knowing you’ve had it done.
Can Pellevé be combined with other treatments?
Because Pellevé is non-surgical and non-chemical, its benefits may easily be combined with other treatments for further facial rejuvenation. For example, depending on your skin type and individual goals, Dr. Bucay will customize a makeover plan that may include high-quality skin care products, healthy cosmetics, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, neuomodulators (Botox/Dysport/Xeomin), and dermal fillers, with Pellevé to firm and tone supporting layers and aid in wrinkle reduction.
Schedule a Consultation
It is important to have realistic expectations. At the time of your initial consultation, Dr. Bucay will explain what can, and what cannot, be accomplished. Pellevé may be used in conjunction with other cosmetic and medical treatments to address all of your skin issues.
Do you want to benefit from the latest proven technology and the skills of a renowned dermatologist? Call 210-692-3000 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Bucay today.