Pelleve is the latest FDA-approved skin tightening device on the market, proven to safely and effectively treat facial wrinkles without surgery. It was FDA cleared in May 2009. It is a non-invasive, non-ablative skin tightening, wrinkle reducing procedure.

Pelleve uses advanced radiowave technology to precisely heat the deep layers of the skin without damaging the epidermis or top layer. The heat causes the collagen in the skin to contract and tighten. After the treatment, the skin continues to produce new collagen over several months.

Pellevé is the safest, most effective, customizable skin tightening treatment available today! Additionally, the System provides the smallest hand pieces for delivering the energy that stimulates the collagen remodeling process. This means, that nothing else available today can create the great results that Pellevé can in and around the eyes and in small access areas on the face, like the upper lip area.

Pelleve can be used to treat the skin on any area of the body, but it is particularly effective on the very tender and delicate eye area. Many people start to see results after just one treatment with continued improvement up to six months after the last treatment in the series. A full facial treatment generally takes about 30 to 45 minutes with little to no recovery time, the Pelleve fits very easily into busy schedules. Pellevé is cleared for addressing mild to moderate facial wrinkles while off-label, it produces patient desired results on the neck, chest and décolletage areas and backs of the hands – all key areas that need attention for many people. It can be used virtually on any area of the body including those jelly arms, wrinkly knees and tummy.

Anesthesia is not required for the treatment and there is little to no discomfort. The hand piece gives off a warming sensation and continually heats the skin to the desired temperature. The client is awake and can give feedback immediately so they are comfortable at all times. The physical temperature of the skin is monitored to make sure we are reaching the desired temperatures to contract the collagen. Patients can return home or to work immediately after treatment. Side effects are minimal but may include mild discomfort, redness or swelling, which generally resolves within an hour of the treatment. In very rare case it can last for 3 to 5 days.

Patients with nerve insensitivity to heat anywhere in the treatment area should not be treated for wrinkles as they are unable to provide important feed-back during the procedure. Local, oral and systematic anesthetic agents should also not be used before doing this procedure since patients feed -back is needed to insure that the skin is not overheated.

Results can be seen immediately after the treatment, but this is usually temporary. It takes time for collagen production. With each subsequent treatment collagen formation is stimulated. The patient generally leaves the treatment looking rejuvenated and refreshed…but the magic has only begun. 87% of treated patients who were submitted for the initial FDA clearance continued to improve 6 months or more after one single procedure. Treatment is recommended every month for a series of treatments depending on the age of the patient and the condition of their skin.

To prepare for the treatment, we ask that men shave the face and neck area and that patients wash their face so it is free of all makeup or lotions. Patients are aksed to complete a consent form and before pictures will be taken prior to the first treatment which will allow us to compare to photos a few months down the road.

“My experience my with Dr. Kerr and the Staff at Silk Touch Med Spa was incredible! My treatments were just want I needed. The Pellevé tightened my wrinkles and softened the lines on my face tremendously. Tightening is still occurring two months after the treatments were stopped. I am so pleased with my results! I just sat back and enjoyed the whole experience!” --Sandy, Nampa 1.18.2011

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