These photographs were taken at the time of my first treatment with Dr Prasad. ( Before on the left and after on the right) I was a little disappinted that the changes that I saw in the mirror were not completely captured in these pix. I saw “girlish” contours that had been missing for many years. Pelleve changes are in millimeters while surgical facelifts alter centimeters of facial contours. Personally I much prefer the subtle changes of less invasive procedures, rather than the unaturally tight and altered appearance of a full face lift.
According to Dr Prasad, Pelleve helps to restore volume and reduces crow’s feet around the eyes and smokers lines around the mouth. I don’t have the latter two problems, but by adding volume to the understructure of my lower face, it lifted the shape and reduced sagging. Most doctors recommend 2-4 Pelleve treatments given a month apart. You can expect these improvements to last up to 2 years.
One more fact. Pelleve is also one of the few anti-aging tools that can be used safely by women of color. Lasers, IPL and even some forms of Retin A can all lead to irregular and splotchy dark patches on the skin. Sub-ablative radio frequency ( the technical name for Pelleve) because it does not affect the surface of the face, can be confidently and effectively used by women with darker complexions.
The benefits of Pelleve are supposed to increase in the next few weeks after the procedure. On Monday I will post before and three week after photos. I’ll be really interested to hear if you see the differences I perceive or if I am just delusional.