Iron Your face

A new procedure, Pellevé, has been compared to ‘ironing’ your face. What’s all the fuss?

It’s so easy to associate ‘wrinkle reduction’ with ‘Botox’ but these days there is so much more choice.

Pellevé, for example, is appearing in many clinics.

It heats the deep layers of your skin using advanced radiowave technology without damaging the top layer of the skin. The heat will cause the collagen in your skin to contract and tighten reducing wrinkles. After the treatment, your skin will start to produce new collage and the result is an improvement in skin quality, skin tightness and skin firmness which you can see and feel.

Pellevé is excellent for treating the skin of the face. It’s really well suited to removing fine lines from around the eye area, and your practitioner can actually target wrinkles around the eyes. Many people notice that their neck and decolletage areas also show signs of ageing, and the treatment is very good for these areas.

When you arrive at your clinic for a treatment you can expect Pellevé to feel like a deep warming sensation every time the handpiece touches your skin. The good news is that this isn’t too painful and no anaesthetic is needed. Because Pelleve is a non-invasive procedure, it means that no surgery is needed. There are minimal side effects and discomfort. Unlike other skin tightening systems, many of which are deeply uncomfortable, no anaesthetsia or skin cooling is needed during your wrinkle reduction procedure.

After your treatment you may find a mild discomfort on the area and this may also be red or swollen. Don’t worry – this will calm down after a few hours. It will usually take around 45 – 60 minutes to complete your treatment – making it an excellent ‘lunchtime’ treatment. It’s suitable for men and women and works effectively on most skin types.