What is Pellevé?
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.
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.
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.