If you wake up each morning only to be greeted in the mirror by a face that’s showing signs of aging, don’t throw in the towel on recapturing your youthful look. Thanks to new refinements in technology, we can fight back against the effects of aging, restoring some of that youth and vibrancy to your skin.
Here at Ethos Medical Group, under the expert guidance of Dr. Grace Wu, we offer a number of effective anti-aging tools to our clients in Orange, California. After considerable research, we’re particularly excited about our Pellevé® skin-tightening system, which can breathe new life into tired skin.
If you’d like to explore how Pellevé® can take years off your face, here’s a look at what happens to your skin as you age and how we can reset the clock on some of these processes.
As time marches on
Your skin is your body’s first line of defense against the outside world, protecting it from harmful foreign substances and ultraviolet rays. And it does a great job, especially when it has the necessary resources to keep rebuilding from within, namely collagen and elastin, which are the two proteins that provide your skin with structural support.
Unfortunately, as you age, these resources begin to dry up. In fact, beginning in your 30s and 40s, your collagen production slowly decreases, which is why your skin may start to develop fine lines and shallow wrinkles. As you enter your 50s and beyond, your collagen production continues to decrease, especially for women who pass through menopause, and those shallow wrinkles become deeper and your skin begins to sag.
Calling all collagen
Since the decrease in collagen production is at the heart of sagging and loose skin, it makes sense to start there to restore youthful vitality to your skin, which is where Pellevé® comes in. This unique tool relies on radiofrequency energy to provide a wake-up call for your collagen, which can help smooth out:
- Lines on your forehead
- Lines around your mouth
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial folds (the parentheses around your mouth)
- Frown lines between your eyebrows
When we deliver the radiofrequency energy into your skin through Pellevé®, the energy travels into your tissue without harming the surface area. Upon contact with the tissue below, the energy is absorbed as heat, which causes your collagen to coagulate, tightening your skin almost immediately.
But there’s much more to Pellevé® than this initial effect. The heat also causes a mild healing response, which spurs collagen synthesis. As you progress through your treatments (we recommend 3-5 for the best results), new collagen will be created, forming a stronger support network under your skin that lifts and tightens your wrinkles.
Worth the wait
Because we’re tapping your natural resources, you’ll need to be patient as your body works below the surface to tighten your skin. We space our Pellevé® treatments out by several weeks to allow time for the collagen to gradually tone your skin from the inside out. Since Pellevé® is noninvasive, there’s no downtime after each treatment, which means you don’t have to skip a beat during your skin-tightening process.
About 6-12 weeks after your final treatment, you’ll be rewarded with tighter skin that looks a lot more like the you that you remember.
To get started on Pellevé® skin tightening, please give us a call or use the online scheduling tool to set up a consultation.