Pelleve and Botox: A Good Combination?

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When looking for a way to reverse time on your appearance, you have plenty of good options today. At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, we offer a variety of choices to firm up loose skin and smooth away telltale signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. With many treatments available, it can be difficult to know which procedure will work best for you. In some cases, you won’t have to make a choice, since you can combine some procedures to further enhance your results.

Introducing Pelleve

Pelleve is one of the newest methods of skin tightening that is now offered at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics. This non-surgical procedure uses radiofrequency energy to heat up the underlying dermal layers, constricting tissue and stimulating the body to produce more collagen. This procedure is safe and effective for all skin types and tones and continues to produce improvements in the skin even weeks after a treatment session.

Pelleve can be performed without any anesthesia and most treatments take one hour or less to complete. A handheld applicator is run across the skin’s surface, which delivers the RF energy into the deeper dermis without damaging the skin’s surface. After the procedure, your skin may be slightly red and tender for a few hours, but that is typically the extent of the side effects associated with this procedure. We usually recommend a series of treatment sessions to achieve the best results.

Still the Gold Standard: Botox

When it comes to smoothing out those creases that form around the upper portion of the face, Botox continues to be the gold standard. This proven medication is injected into the muscles that cause the wrinkles to form when certain facial expressions are made. By relaxing the muscles, we can reduce the appearance of lines without disrupting your ability to make facial expressions.

Botox injections do not require anesthetic and can be performed in just a few minutes. You may see preliminary results right away, but those results will continue to improve in the days following your treatment. Results of Botox typically last three or four months before you need a touch-up treatment to maintain your more youthful appearance.

Two at a Time

Some patients decide they would like to see skin firming and wrinkle reduction at the same time by combining these two procedures into a single treatment session. While Pelleve does diminish the appearance of wrinkles on its own, performing the treatment at the same time as Botox will enhance your results. We can perform these procedures together in most cases so that you can enjoy full results of your treatments with just one trip to our office.

When we perform Pelleve and Botox simultaneously, we recommend the Pelleve treatment first. The heat generated by the Pelleve could affect the results of Botox injections if the medication is injected before the heat is applied. By waiting on Botox until after Pelleve, there is less risk of one of the procedures interfering with the other.

If you are interested in achieving dramatic anti-aging results without surgery, a combination of treatments like Pelleve and Botox may be the right choice for you. However, it is important for you to be assessed by Dr. Birchall before your treatment to ensure both of the procedures will be safe and effective for you. To learn more or schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Birchall, contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics today at 760-472- 5088 or 858-943- 2443.