Radio wave skin lifting
Radio wave lifting is a non-invasive, very efficient method of tightening the loose skin of the face, neck and cleavage as well as reducing fine lines. Radio wave lifting produces a rejuvenating effect with a completely natural appearance and the procedure can be used in all skin types throughout the year. This is one of the rare methods which can be used on the area around the eyes as well as on the eye lids.
How do radio waves work?
A collagen fiber web is located deep within the dermis and constitutes the most important support layer of this skin which provides a youthful and fresh appearance. With age, the amount of collagen in the skin drops and skin begins to sag and wrinkle. The latest Pelleve system produced by the US Company Ellman emits a radio frequency which heats up the deeper skin structures. The heat energy produced momentarily contracts the existing collagen fibers and leads to skin tightening. Radio waves are used to stimulate fibroblasts to produce new collagen over time. Also, this procedure stimulates microcirculation, which releases toxins and excess fluids from the skin. The results are fully visible after a series of 3 treatments, and the lifting effects last around 6 months.
What does a radio wave lifting treatment look like?
During treatment, the patient has a slight sensation of heat. No anesthesia or additional skin cooling is needed. After the gel is applied, selected skin regions are treated with a small probe in circular and radial motions. The procedure lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the treated skin area. There is no swelling or skin irritation after radio wave lifting, only slight redness, and so usual daily activities can be resumed.
When can radio wave lifting treatment be used?
Radio wave lifting can be used by persons who want non-invasive skin rejuvenation, because the procedure stimulates collagen production and wrinkle reduction in a natural way.
The Pelleve lifting can be a good alternative to Botox treatments and surgical lifting. Pelleve radio wave lifting can be used for:
- removing first signs of aging
- reducing wrinkles on the face and forehead
- tightening loose skin of the chin and cheeks
- reducing wrinkles around the mouth
- lifting drooping eyelids and bags around the eyes
- tightening wrinkles on the neck, loosening skin of the cleavage, arms and stomach
How many treatments are needed?
First results of fresher, firmer and smoother skin are noticeable immediately. Full effects are achieved with a series of 3 treatments, which are carried out one month apart. Due to the process of new collagen synthesis, improvement in skin appearance is noticeable even 6 months after the treatment. Maintenance of the achieved results is advised by repeating treatments once every 3 to 6 months.
What are the contraindications or side-effects?
Treatments should be avoided during pregnancy, as well as in patients with a pace-maker or with a systemic connective tissue disease.
Radio wave lifting can be performed throughout the year on all skin types. Radio wave lifting can be used two weeks after Botox or hyaluronic filler application. There are no side-effects, except for slight skin redness, and make up can be used immediately after treatment.