Pelleve/Pellefirm

Nita Patel, MD -  - Dermatologist

Advance Dermatology & Laser Medical Center, Inc

Nita Patel, MD

Dermatologist located in Marina Del Rey, CA

Pelleve/Pellefirm Specialist
Patients from throughout the Greater Los Angeles area can find effective treatment for wrinkles and other signs of aging with Dr. Nita Patel at Advance Dermatology & Laser Medical Center in Marina Del Rey, California. Dr. Patel uses innovative treatments including Pelleve and Pellefirm to help her patients to look their best.

Pelleve/Pellefirm Q & A

by Nita Patel, MD

What Are Pelleve and Pellefirm?

Pelleve and Pellefirm are innovative treatments for wrinkles that use advanced radiofrequency technology to increase collagen production. As we age, the amount of collagen produced decreases. Collagen is the chemical in our skin that is responsible for a plump, smooth, and youthful appearance. Wrinkles and saggy skin are common side effects of the loss of natural collagen. However, Pelleve and its related treatment Pellefirm, use radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen production, which reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin commonly associated with aging. Treatments typically last between 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Patients do not require any anesthetics or medication. This safe and effective treatment causes little discomfort. Most patients notice an improved appearance after one treatment although the full benefits are noticeable after a series of treatments spaced approximately a month apart.

What Conditions Are Treated With Pelleve and Pellefirm?

Pelleve and Pellefirm are used to address skin concerns caused by the loss of collagen associated with aging. This includes fine lines and wrinkles on the face, including crow’s feet and the wrinkles that form between the nose and the mouth. These treatments are known to be effective in treating:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Chest or décolletage wrinkles
  • Facial skin laxity
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Jowls
  • Neck wrinkles

How Do These Treatments Work?

The Pelleve and Pellefirm treatments work by delivering radiofrequency waves to the dermal tissue. The radiofrequency energy heats the skin to improve existing collagen and to stimulate the production of new collagen. The increased collagen leads to a tightening of loose or crepey skin and can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Dr. Patel uses the Pelleve or Pellefirm hand piece to massage around the target areas. The treatment is non-invasive and many of Dr. Patel’s patients describe Pelleve treatments as feeling like warm massages. Patients do not need a topical anesthetic and are able to go straight back to normal activities following treatment. Many patients schedule their Pelleve treatments during their lunch hours.


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Nita Patel, MD
4560 Admiralty Way
Suite 101
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292