Want to fix outer eye hollows, doctor has recommended Pelleve, looking for input on efficacy of Pelleve for eye hollows. Thanks.
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Pelleve is a radiofrequency device that heats the deep layers of the skin causing the collagen in the skin to contract and tighten. Pelleve will give you an improvement in firmness and tightness however it will not fill in a hollow in the skin. For hollows I recommend injecting filler to improve the depression. In the eye area I like to use Restylane; I find that it causes less swelling than Juverderm for a more natural look. Consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see which option is best for your concerns.
Pelleve for skin tightening not to improve hollowness
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You need Restylane for this area. Pelleve is great for fine lines and wrinkles but will not fill in a hollow. Filler in this area should last at least 1 year.
Hollows Around The Eyes Respond Well To Fillers
Hollows below the eyes, particularly when they are localized to the sides of the eyes, respond very well in my experience to the use of fillers, particularly Restylane (diluted) and better still, Belotero Balance, which has little tendency to result in the unwanted bluish Tyndall Effect that may result when fillers are injected too superficially or within the very thin skin under and around the eyes.
In general, using a blunt cannula introduced from the lateral cheek area (rather than employing a series of sharp needle prcks directly into the hollows), tiny amounts of filler may be introduced to lift and smooth the hollow with little chance of bruising. The procedure typically takes about five minutes to perform and the results are immediate and gratifying after just one treatment.
I am quite skeptical that any radiosurgical device, which would include Pelleve, would do much for improving the depths of those hollows, even after a full series of treatments. At best, such devices yield variable and often subtle results in texture and tightening and little in the way of elevating depressions or hollows. Be sure to consult with a board certified aesthetic physician who has experience with all currently available techniques for dealing with undereye hollows.
Pelleve is a waste of money for eye hollows
Thank you for your email and photos. You have been misinformed. You need volume replacement with fat or filler not a radiofrequency treatment.
I am truly astounded that any knowledgeable physician would recommend such a treatmemt.
Run dont walk to a board certified plastic surgeon for consultation.
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