(BPT) - Planning a wedding is pretty stressful for everyone — brides, grooms, parents, and sometimes the entire bridal party. Looking your best on the big day — one that will be forever immortalized in photos and videos — can contribute to your stress level.
After you say yes to the dress, it may be time to hit the rewind button on your skin to look glowing in time for the rehearsal dinner.
Many skin resurfacing options involve swelling, bruising, incisions, and a steep price tag. In addition, it may not be so easy to take time out of your busy schedule to recover from an invasive treatment. The fittings, tastings and all the other appointments can make wedding planning feel like a full-time job! You may also not want anyone to know that you have had something done.
Meet a bride’s new BFF — Pellevé RF Wrinkle Reduction. This FDA cleared method for reducing creases in the skin uses radiofrequency energy to heat tissues and smooth fines lines and wrinkles. The key to improving the appearance of slack skin without undergoing a surgical facelift lies in stimulating the production of new collagen. Collagen is the main protein that gives skin the supple, elastic qualities most associated with youth, and its supply dwindles with advancing age.
“Pellevé works by sending steady, gradual radiofrequency energy deep into the skin,” says Amy Taub, MD, a dermatologist with Advanced Dermatology in Lincolnshire, Illinois. “The heat that builds up between the skin and the fat cells causes the collagen to contract and stimulates the production of new collagen over time. This results in smoother and younger looking skin.”
Pellevé works differently from lasers. While lasers use light to target the layers of the skin, Pellevé gently heats the skin below the surface, safely producing a smoothing effect without damaging the skin’s surface. There is no restriction to sun exposure and it can be used on all skin phototypes. Pellevé is virtually pain-free, usually takes 30 to 60 minutes, and can easily be done during your lunch hour, so there is no need to take time off from work or social activities. The Pellevé experience feels more like a spa treatment or a gentle warm massage, making it ideal for stressed out brides and bridesmaids.
The treatment can be done around the eye area, mouth, jawline, cheeks or full face. Visible results can be seen right away, but a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart are recommended for maximum effects. The reason for this is that collagen remodeling can take up to about 90 days, so results appear gradually. However, the deep heating causes shrinkage of the collagen proteins, which reduces wrinkles to produce an immediate visibly smoother appearance.
“Pellevé is a great option for women and men who want to refresh their appearance and take years off their face without undergoing surgery or injections. You can go back to work and resume your normal routine right away, and no one will know you have had anything done,” says Amy Fowler, MD a clinical associate professor of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University of North Carolina. “Without creating wounds or scars, Pellevé RF helps diminish wrinkles and greatly improves the skin’s natural glow."
If you’re ready to do something to give you a more youthful look before the big day, Pellevé may be just the solution you’ve been looking for. Find out more at pelleve.com.