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Pellevé® or BOTOX®: Which Wrinkle Treatment Is Best for You?

When you’ve tried every wrinkle cream, lotion and potion you can get your hands on, but still aren’t happy with the lines on your face giving away your age, it may be time to take the next step. An experienced technician at a reputable med spa could help to reduce the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles, using treatments such as Pellevé® or BOTOX®. Both treatments can potentially create a more youthful, refreshed-looking complexion, but you’ll need to choose one that’s right for you. As fall can be the perfect time to treat yourself, why not give it some thought?

Pellevé

Pellevé is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment, using radiofrequency waves to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also the only FDA-approved procedure of its kind. When you work with an experienced skin care professional, the innovative and gentle radiofrequency technology will be applied to the areas you wish to target, heating the underlying layer of skin, or dermis, with the aim of encouraging collagen production. As the treatment relies on stimulating the natural production of collagen, you may find that it takes some time for results to become visible, although some people do report noticing an almost-immediate improvement.

When you’re trying to make the decision between Pellevé or BOTOX, you’ll need to think about the areas of your face you want to tackle. Pellevé can be used on the whole face, whereas BOTOX is only suitable for treating dynamic wrinkles.

An initial consultation with an experienced skin care professional will help you decide whether Pellevé or BOTOX is the most suitable wrinkle reduction treatment for you.

BOTOX Cosmetic

Rather than tightening the skin with radiofrequency technology as Pellevé does, BOTOX is an injectable treatment designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial movement. It’s generally used by both men and women who’re looking to temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines between the eyebrows, smooth crow’s feet, or other signs of repeated muscle movement. In other words, BOTOX works in the short term on dynamic wrinkles, whereas Pellevé can deliver results over a period of time, sometimes taking up to 90 days to fully develop.

The effects of BOTOX can usually be seen after one injectable treatment, unlike Pellevé where your experienced skin care professional will generally recommend a course of between 3 and 5 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart. Normally, a Pellevé treatment will take between 30 minutes and 1 hour, compared to 10 to 15 minutes for BOTOX. In terms of lasting results, BOTOX can normally be expected to last for around 3 or 4 months.

Pellevé or BOTOX?

As you may have seen by now, Pellevé and BOTOX aren’t interchangeable wrinkle reduction treatments, although they can initially appear to fulfill the same purpose. If you’re interested in any cosmetic treatment designed to tackle wrinkles and fine lines, your first step should be consulting with a qualified, experienced skin care professional at a reputable med spa.

During this appointment, you’ll discuss various factors such as the areas you want to treat, the downtime required, the average time taken for each session and when you can expect to see results. Your aesthetician may advise that you could achieve optimal results by combining two or more wrinkle reduction treatments, rather than simply choosing one or the other.

 

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