FAQs

Pellevé Safety

Is the Pellevé System FDA cleared?
Yes, in 2009, Ellman received FDA clearance for the Pellevé System for the treatment of mild to moderate facial wrinkles.

Does the Pellevé System have a CE Mark?
Yes, in 2005, Ellman was awarded a CE Mark for the Pellevé System.

Is the Pellevé treatment safe?
Clinical studies have proven that the Pellevé treatment is a safe and effective way to reduce wrinkles without surgery. The side effects and discomfort are minimal, and no drugs or anesthetics are used during the procedure.

Who is qualified to perform Pellevé treatments?
A physician or qualified medical personnel under the direction of a physician may perform the Pellevé procedure.

During Pellevé

How long does a Pellevé treatment take?
Each treatment will be from 30 – 60 minutes depending on the number of areas being treated at one time.

What do I need to do before having a treatment?
There is generally no preparation required before having a Pellevé treatment but please arrive well hydrated. Ask your doctor if you should discontinue certain topical products or medications.

How is the treatment performed?
First, a conductive gel will be applied to the areas to be treated. Patients say they feel a deep warming sensation when the Pellevé handpiece is applied to your skin. You will act as a guide to describe the depth of the sensation as your clinician moves the handpiece gently across the treated areas.

Is the treatment painful?
No. Unlike other skin tightening systems, a Pellevé treatment does not require anesthesia. A Pellevé treatment is virtually painless and in fact, patients comment that it feels like a warm massage.

After Pellevé

What can I expect after a treatment?
There is no recovery time needed after a Pellevé treatment. You may be slightly pink with mild swelling for a few hours, you can wear makeup right away and resume normal activities, so it fits easily into busy schedules.

What will I need to do after a treatment?
Most doctors will instruct you to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 to prevent future photo damage and maintain the results of your Pellevé treatment.

How soon will I see improvement?
In most cases you will see a visible tightening and lifting effect immediately after one session. Your skin will feel firmer and smoother as the texture and tone improves.

How long do the results last?
The overall result of a Pellevé treatment is a noticeable improvement in skin quality and appearance with minimal side effects and no recovery time. Results continue to improve for six months.

How many treatments are needed?
Many people see results immediately after just one treatment. For many patients, a series of three treatments spaced about one month apart may be recommended for optimal improvement. Additional treatments may be undertaken at any time for long term maintenance.

Can a Pellevé treatment be combined with other cosmetic treatments?
Many physicians combine Pellevé treatments with other cosmetic treatments such as wrinkle relaxing agents and dermal fillers. Only your doctor can recommend the best treatment plan for you, based on your skin type, age, and your cosmetic goals.