Pelleve Skin Tightening: A new procedure, with LI roots, in the war on wrinkles (Newsday)

There’s yet another weapon in the war on wrinkles.

Called Pelleve, the process uses radio-wave technology to induce heat into the skin, stimulating collagen growth to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

The technology was developed by Ellman International, a medical company in Oceanside, N.Y., that got its start making equipment for dental surgery.

Pelleve was granted FDA approval as a facial wrinkle reducer in May 2009, said Tom Harper, vice president of global marketing at Ellman. The equipment was initially used to stop bleeding during surgery, said Harper, adding that the treatment is now being used in well over 200 facilities in the country. “Patients seem to feel there’s a lot of value in the product, especially around the eyes and jawline,” he said.

WHAT TO EXPECT The doctor or technician will apply a protective gel, then run the handpiece over the area being treated. Patients generally report feeling a sensation of warmth. “It goes to a point where it feels very hot,” said cosmetic surgeon Amiya Prasad, one of several Long Island doctors using the treatment. “Most people tolerate it very well,” he added. No numbing or anesthesia is required (or desired since they want you to speak up if it gets too hot).

DOES IT WORK? “Pelleve has worked out to be a good service for our patients, for the person who is not quite ready for a face-lift,” Prasad said. Likewise, Greenvale dermatologist Deborah S. Sarnoff says patients have been happy with the procedure, which she often combines with Botox and fillers. “A Pelleve treatment is administered to improve overall skin laxity,” she said, “then I inject filler to areas that may need more volume and Botox to relax the dynamic wrinkles.”

Sarnoff says that, unlike other treatments, “patients see an immediate improvement,” though many doctors suggest two or three sessions for the best results.

HOW’S IT DIFFERENT? Pelleve differs from Thermage, another procedure that uses radio frequency, in that the handpiece can be moved back and forth over the skin, which doctors say allows them to more easily target problem areas.

COST Harper says costs vary widely. In this area, treating the entire face runs $1,500 to $2,000 a session; treating a single area (like the eyes) can run $500 to $1,000.

WHO SHOULD HAVE IT? Both Prasad and Sarnoff say the ideal Pelleve patient is someone with mild to moderate wrinkling or skin laxity, or someone who had a face-lift and wants to maintain the results.

By Barbara Schuler; Newsday, Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Amiya Prasad MD Official Newsletter: Summer!

Greetings!

Summer is here! Whether you’re at the beach or the pool, or at work or at home, we all want to be in our best shape. Summertime is not only meant for looking good, but feeling good in your own skin.
In this issue of my newsletter, I focus on non-surgical rejuvenation services that can keep you looking refreshed without downtime! I am also very pleased to announce that I have selected the new  technology Pellevé for my patients who want to improve the appearance of fine lines and tighten their skin without surgery.Remember to protect your skin!
Have a wonderful summer!
Sincerely,

Dr. Amiya Prasad
Amiya Prasad, M.D., F.A.C.S.


A Smooth, Dry & Sexy Summer

Forget sweat and unwanted hair!

Smooth bodiesNon-surgical rejuvenation may be your summer solution to looking great! It is known that Botox and Dysport can smooth away facial wrinkles, leaving you young and fresh-faced. However, did you know Botox and Dysport can also prevent perspiration in your underarms, palms and feet? Sweating isn’t pleasant, and neither is unwanted hair! Laser Hair Removal is ideal for women’s bikini lines and men’s upper torso. It is a safe and effective technique for all skin types to have a desirably smooth body.

Our Non-Surgical Rejuvenation services also include fillers and injectables that can help you get that perfect pout or accentuated cheekbones you’ve always wanted. We offer Juvederm, Sculptra Aesthetic, Radiesse and more. Please visit our MediSpa website for more information on our non-surgical rejuvenation services for the face and body.


S-P-F!

Protect yourself with the Skin Survival Kit

7th street cafeLet’s remember that “SPF” stands for “Sun Protection Factor”! We all love the sun…It can give us a nice, glowing complexion and an extra dose of Vitamin D. However, harmful UV rays can sun-damage and age the skin, accelerating wrinkles, brown spots and even skin cancer.  Protecting yourself with a good sunscreen of at least SPF-15 is vital to your long-term health and appearance. Apply and reapply sunscreen as often as necessary!

Ask about Dr. Prasad’s Skin Survival Kit, which includes our clinically-formulated and chemical-free Moist Silk Defense SPF-30.


Pellevé Skin Tightening

New Non-Surgical Rejuvenation

PellevePellevé is the newest FDA-cleared procedure for wrinkle reduction without surgery. Pellevé can be used to treat the skin on the face (including eye area) and neck. Using advanced radiowave technology, Pellevé works by improving skin firmness for a naturally refreshed appearance while boosting collagen production. Unlike other systems, Pellevé doesn’t require anesthesia or skin cooling. After a single treatment, my patients see lasting improvements for up to six months. About a one-hour procedure with no pain and zero downtime, Pellevé fits easily into busy schedules. For more before and after pictures, visit our website.

To set up your Pellevé consultation with Dr. Prasad, call our patient coordinator at (212) 265-8877.

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