No. The procedure is virtually painless with most patients reporting the treatment feels like a hot stone massage.
Pellevé is recommended for all skin phototypes with mild to moderate facial wrinkles who would like to revitalize their skin for a smoother, more youthful look. Tell your clinician if you have a pacemaker, defibrillator implant, or auto-immune disease, as the Pellevé procedure may not be right for you.
Although some patients report visible results with as little as one treatment, a series of monthly treatments is recommended with yearly touch-ups for optimal results. Your physician or aesthetician can recommend the right amount of treatments for you.
You should avoid acne medication and retinols on the treatment area for at least a week prior to the procedure. Please come well hydrated and remove all make-up prior to your appointment.
You may reapply make-up and return to normal activities immediately following treatment. Although there are no restrictions to sunlight exposure, it is always advisable to use broad spectrum SPF on a daily basis.
You may see temporary results for up to 24 hours resulting from the elevation of skin temperature. However, the process of regenerating collagen takes time, and therefore results will continue to improve over the next several months. Since the effects are gradual, comparison with pre-treatment photographs is recommended to demonstrate the results