Here are the pix I took before and three weeks after my Pelleve procedure. To my eye there is a visible difference in contours of the face. The smile lines are not as deep and my jaw line a little tighter. I don’t look in my twenties or even in my thirties– but to my eye I just look more like the person I remember.
I really like these subtle changes much more than the more drastic changes of a full face CO2 laser. While that bad boy can erase decades of lines, wrinkles and age spots, I find the post -laser face looks waxy with a pale shiny appearance. Its the strange face you see on some of the women on The Real Housewives of You Name the City.
Because Pelleve does not affect the surface of the skin, you do not need to change your skin care routinue. I was able to do the Retin A and my regular sunscreen routine the next day. While its safe, painless and provides quick results, Pelleve has one drawback– its expensive. A full face treatment is $1800, a specific area is $900 and usually 2-3 treatments are needed. But I believe that its something worth saving for. For example, brown bagging lunch saves at least $10/day. In three months that’s $650. Cut back on one dinner out a week ( @$30/meal) and you save another $360.
In six months, you’ll have the cash for two regional treatments– and probably saved enough calories to drop a few holiday pounds.
One final thought. Most of the comments and questions I get are from women in their twenties and thirties who are concerned about preventing aging. I’m not that comfortable recommending high octane anti-aging tools at such a young age– I mean you need to save a little something for menopause. By contrast, it turns out that Pelleve’s subtle changes are an excellent option for thirtysomethings. A neighbor who is in her late thirties and pregnant with her third child, is looking forward to her post pregnancy Pelleve treatment. It makes a perfect ‘push present’.