As we age, our facial skin becomes looser and more wrinkled due to the breakdown of the underlying collagen. Granted, protecting our faces against sun exposure and keeping a good skin care regimen going are important in preventing future wrinkles, but what can you do to get rid of those you already have?
One solution is radio wave technology, a relatively new, non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by tightening the skin and increasing the body’s production of collagen.
In addition to being non-surgical, the procedure takes only about an hour and many people see results after just one treatment, and results can last six months or longer.
One of the best-known systems for radio wave wrinkle reduction is called Pellevé, approved by the FDA for skin types I through IV.
Pellevé improves skin firmness without anesthesia or skin cooling. It works by concentrating heat beneath the surface of the skin, which encourages the body to produce more collagen.
The number of treatments needed to boost enough collagen for the desired results varies from patient to patient. Most people experience some redness at the treatment site that typically fades in few days, although for some people the redness lasts a few weeks.
Be sure you consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon about how the treatments may affect you and improve your appearance.