Francine Ito, MD
OB-GYN located in South Bay, Torrance, CA
In the South Bay area, Dr. Francine Ito helps patients with innovative Pelleve® and Pellefirm treatments. Pelleve treatment can help improve facial skin tightness and the appearance of wrinkles and skin folds. In addition, if you are genetically predisposed to developing cellulite, diet and exercise alone may not help with cellulite. Fortunately, Pellefirm treatments may help improve the appearance of cellulite.
Pelleve® and Pellefirm Treatments Q & A
What Is Pelleve and Pellefirm?
Pelleve is an FDA-cleared treatment system that uses radiofrequency energy to heat your subdermal tissue and stimulate collagen and elastin production. Treatments are non-invasive and pain-free skin tightening procedures of the face that help you to look and feel your best.
Pellefirm is effective in improving the appearance of cellulite as well as firming up skin that is looser than you’d like following pregnancy and childbirth or just from the decreasing collagen production associated with aging. Pellefirm is suitable for the abdomen, upper arms, neck, buttocks and thighs.
How Does Pelleve and Pellefirm Work?
The Pelleve and Pellefirm applicators provides radiofrequency energy that heats your subdermal tissue to stimulate collagen production. In addition, the treatment causes the existing collagen in your skin to contract and tighten, which plumps your skin for a tighter and smoother appearance. Most patients need a series of treatments to achieve their desired results.
What Happens During Treatment?
You’ll relax on a treatment table during your treatment, which typically lasts between 45 minutes to an hour. An applicator wand is used to target your treatment area. No anesthetic is necessary and you may notice a warming sensation during treatment, some patients say it feels like a hot stone massage.
Afterwards, you can return to your normal activities. There are no restrictions to being in the sun. Some patients may experience mild swelling or redness, resolving within 2-24 hours. Call to book a consultation with Dr. Ito to learn more about Pelleve and Pellefirm treatments.
*Individual results may vary
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