Does Pelleve Work for Skin Tightening Without Surgery?
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Pelleve Skin Tightening is Non Surgical and Effective
As a Cosmetic Oculofacial (Speciaizing in Eyelid and Facelift Surgery) Plastic Surgeon practicing for 15 years with offices in Manhattan's Upper Eastside, I am very cautious of the claims of any "non surgical" or "non invasive" skin tightening procedures due to limited and unpredictable results I've seen in the field. I have been using Pelleve for skin tightening in my practice for several months to improve skin wrinkles and for skin tightening with limited lifting (for people who are not ready for a facelift or who have had a facelift but are not quite ready for another one). In my practice, I have been using it for both face and neck improvement. The patients are comfortable during this treatment and have essentially no downtime. The treatments are done 4-6 weeks apart and usually consist of 2-3 treatments. Most patients see and feel the skin tightening results almost immediately after the procedure.
Pelleve definitely contributes to skin tightening
An elderly patient with terribly sun-damaged facial skin is not a good candidate as there is a loss of elasticity and this skin will not tighten as much as we would like.
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