The problem of sagging skin, especially in the belly and abdomen, affects a good percentage of the adult population. Folds, wrinkles, and loss of skin elasticity are directly related to the amount of collagen produced as well as the efficiency of the circulatory and lymphatic systems. As we age, our skin loses its youthful tone because the supporting tissues become weak. At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we highly recommend the Pellefirm® body toning procedure for our clients who find it difficult to restore a younger, more firm look to their problem skin.
The Pellefirm® Difference
Unlike other heat treatments, Pellefirm® makes use of a specially designed instrument that looks something like a showerhead. It consists of a wand-like tool attached by a power cord to a control station. The tip of the tool has a surface that delivers radiofrequency (RF) heat to the surface of the body. Around the tip is an arrangement of four massage balls. These balls massage the heated areas during the treatment.
Tightened Skin through Collagen Production
The Pellefirm® treatment involves heating the skin to around 45 degrees Celsius. Depending on the thickness of the skin, the heating procedure takes about one to two minutes. The heat will penetrate through the dermal layers without actually burning the epidermis. The massage stimulates circulation of the fluids in the underlying tissues, and this in turn stimulates additional fluid buildup.
The underlying tissue responds to this added fluid buildup by increasing collagen production. Although this takes time – several weeks – scheduling multiple treatment sessions ensures that the skin will eventually tighten, regain its elasticity, and become more youthful toned.
Customized Treatments for Our Patients
We schedule a free consultation with our patients to determine the extent of the treatment needed in a particular area of the body. The amount of heat required and the intensity of the message depends on the thickness of the skin as well as the amount of fatty tissue that lies underneath. In the belly and abdominal areas, fatty deposits cause a cottage cheese appearance, and cellulite contributes to the problem as well.
The revolutionary Pellefirm® skin tightening procedure addresses both these problems. The gentle heat redistributes some of the fat, and the heat stimulates collagen production that in turn tightens the epidermis, making the wrinkles virtually disappear.
Most of our clients undergo several treatments over a period of about a month. The entire treatment schedule can be repeated several months later.
No Side Effects, No Downtime
This is not a surgical procedure, so there is no downtime for the client. He or she can resume normal activities immediately. We may recommend a salve or moisturizer for the treated areas, but the overall effect of the RF heat transfer is less than that of a mild sunburn. No special pre-treatment regimen is needed.
If you are suffering from sagging skin, wrinkles, and folds in the gut area or abdomen, the Pellefirm® skin tightening treatment may be just what you have been looking for. We offer a no-obligation consultation with our doctors that explains the entire procedure, its benefits, and its advantages over other heat treatments. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.