Pelleve Frequency, How Often, How Long Does It Last?
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Pelleve every 4 weeks for 3 treatments and painless
We recommend a series of treatments that is dependent on the patient’s age, one treatment for each decade of life. The treatments are spaced out 3 weeks apart. As with all procedures, maintenance is required for upkeep. The Pelleve delivers radiofrequency through continued heat, it is a very comfortable procedure that feels similar to a mini hot stone massage.
Pelleve - How Many Treatments?
The number of Pelleve treatments depends upon your age. Dr. Ebrahim recommends one treatment per decade of life. As an example - If you are in your 40’s then 4 treatments are recommended at least one month apart.
After the first series of treatments, usually between 3 and 5, then Dr. Ebrahim recommends twice a year to keep your results maintained.
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Pelleve vs. Thermage for facial and eyelid skin tightening
Thermage is usually done once and can be repeated at six months. It does create some discomfort during the treatment but Pelleve is much more comfortable. Pelleve is done in my practice usually three weeks apart for a series of four to five treatments and sometimes more. Further sessions can be given after six months.
I have seen many patients whose results with Pelleve were better than our Thermage results. However, we will soon be using the new Thermage facial tip and see if this can deliver comparable results to the Pelleve. I am aware that some doctors have not seen the good results with Pelleve that I have, and there are doctors that are more happy with Thermage than my experience.
Pelleve every 4 wks for 3 treatments
For optimal results, Pelleve recommends one treatment every four weeks for three treatments. Results can vary from patient to patient and some patients may desire more than three treatments, which is perfectly safe. Pelleve and Thermage are similar in that they both utilize radiofrquency technology for skin tightening. However, they use different delivery systems. While Thermage is a one-time treatment that can be somewhat more painful (depending on which generation is being utilized), Pelleve requires multiple treatments. Results for both treatments can last for years or months, also depending on the person and how the skin is maintained.