According to a recent survey by The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), non-surgical aesthetic procedures are still on the rise, accounting for two-thirds of all cosmetic procedures requested in 2012.
Popular for their ability to delay more invasive measures, non-surgical treatments appeal to a growing number of women looking to turn back the clock with no scarring or downtime.
Pellevé is a youth-enhancing, non-invasive and totally painless radiofrequency treatment that offers women a new way to combat aging – without needles, surgery or recovery time. Though it can be used for the entire face, Pellevé is noted for treating the delicate eye-area, giving brows a lifted look. Makeup can be applied immediately after the treatment.
Dr. Ron Shelton offers Pellevé in New York City
Dr. Ron Shelton, co-founder of The New York Aesthetic Consultants, offers patients the Pellevé treatment in his NYC practice.
“Many patients are coming in for Pellevé because it is non-invasive without the downtime of some other procedures. Ideally, patients should undergo a series of preferably four, or three, treatments one month apart. It helps to induce an immediate swelling that’s microscopic so fine lines look ‘artificially’ better immediately – people will come in a day or two before an event for what I call a ‘radio frequency facial’.
“The long-term result, which is why we’re doing this treatment, is about six months after the fourth treatment. At that time, we’re seeing pretty much the maximum result with some tightening that can induce lifting and improvement of fine lines. It’s not a replacement for a facelift, but we are seeing comparable results with Pellevé as we have with the more painful Ultherapy and Pellevé does not hurt,” explains Dr. Shelton.
Do your homework
As with most procedures you’re planning to have on your face, Dr. Shelton maintains that it’s important to do your homework before undergoing even the non-invasive types. He explains, “The training of the person performing Pellevé is very important. Someone could move the wand over the face, but not as intently or as thoroughly, and not get the proper temperature increase that allows the collagen to form as well as contract. The vectors that we use play a role in not only inducing heat, but also how we’re delivering the heat.”
Find out more
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shelton’s office, visit the New York Aesthetic Consultants website.