It’s an unfortunate fact of life that collagen and elastin production slow down as we age. Since those are two of the crucial building blocks of youthful-looking skin, your skin can begin to look tired and time-worn as that production dwindles.
Here at Starkey Medical Esthetics in Salem, Virginia, we offer a range of nonsurgical skin tightening treatments for you. One of our signature services is Pellevé, a popular procedure that effectively treats several signs of aging.
Pellevé uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deep layers of your skin without causing any surface damage. Your body interprets the heat as a wound and responds by amping up its collagen production.
The treatment has a number of benefits, such as:
- Quick and easy
- No downtime required
As a master esthetician, Michele Meinhart, FNP is proud to offer Pellevé because it’s so effective in the treatment of the following skin conditions:
Wrinkles and fine lines
As skin ages, it gets drier, thinner, and more likely to reflect years of sun exposure.
Over the course of several treatments spread out over a few weeks, Pellevé reduces protein loss and provokes collagen production, so you’ll see a noticeable reduction in wrinkles around your mouth and on your forehead.
Crow’s feet is just another name for wrinkles, but they are specific to your eye area. These particular wrinkles get their name from the way they fan out from the corners of your eyes in the shape of bird feet. Typically caused by squinting, frowning, and smiling, Crow’s feet respond well to Pelleve’s ability to restore elasticity to your skin.
The Pelleve procedure kickstarts a regenerative process in your skin that improves the severity of the lines that run from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth, called nasolabial folds.
Frown lines shrink because Pellevé causes your skin to abruptly contract and tighten, which gives you a more youthful appearance.
Laxity and sagging
As collagen and elastin rebuild over the course of your treatment, your skin gets tighter and toner. Pellevé also stimulates blood flow, so you’ll notice that you have a dewy glow following your treatments.
How many treatments do I need?
Each treatment takes less than an hour, making it convenient for you to stop in on your lunch break or on your way home from work. Once you’re done with your session, you are free to head back to work or home -- no downtime needed!
Nurse practitioner Michele Meinhart meets with you first to assess your skin and to understand your goals, then designs a treatment plan just for you. In general, most people get great results with 3-5 sessions spread out over several weeks.
Pellevé is a great way to fight the signs of aging without having to undergo surgery. Call now to schedule an appointment at our Salem, Virginia, office or book your session online today!