What Is Skin Tightening

Loose skin can make you look older than you are, hide your muscle definition, and affect your confidence. If you aren’t ready to schedule a surgical procedure to address skin laxity, we’re here to let you know that you don’t have to. At Verve Weight Loss & Laser Aesthetics in Upland, CA, we offer a skin tightening treatment called Pelleve that delivers real, visible results.

What Is Skin Tightening?

A skin tightening treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production in the deeper layers of the skin to make it appear tighter and firmer. If you want tighter skin, you need to schedule a treatment that forces your body to create more collagen and elastin. Luckily, there is a non-surgical way to achieve tighter, firmer skin, and it doesn’t require any incisions, needles, or downtime. At our office, we offer this kind of treatment, and it’s called Pelleve.

What Causes Loose Skin?

Many factors can contribute to loose skin. The most common reason people begin to experience loose skin is the aging process. However, genetics, weight loss, smoking, and sun damage can all contribute to skin laxity. If you have loose skin on your face or body, there is a solution that can help tighten the area and help restore your youth. In quick and gentle treatments, you can get your youthful skin back and love the skin you’re in.

The Remedy for Loose Skin

There are two ways to effectively address loose skin, a surgical procedure or, the alternative, a skin tightening treatment. Surgical procedures involve the cutting away of excess skin to tighten the remaining area and restore youth. This type of procedure is invasive and requires an extensive recovery period.

While it does deliver results, many patients are not financially, emotionally, or physically prepared to commit to a surgical procedure to address their loose skin. Skin tightening treatments provide an alternative to surgery and work by increasing collagen production below the skin’s surface. As your body makes more elastin and collagen, the skin gets tighter and more toned.

The Importance of Collagen and Elastin

Collagen and elastin are so critical because they provide your skin with structural support from the inside out. Many companies have produced products that contain different forms of collagen that can be applied topically or ingested in supplement form. While these are good for your health and can help moisture the skin’s surface, these don’t deliver the same kind of results as a treatment designed to help your body create more collagen in the deepest layers.


Pelleve is an FDA-approved skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to increase collagen and elastin production below the skin. In doing so, it can deliver some immediate results that help lift and tighten your skin and help smooth lines and wrinkles.

How Does It Work?

This treatment is so effective because it stimulates collagen production by heating the deeper skin tissues. Once the collagen is heated, it contracts, which delivers an immediate skin tightening effect. It also remodels your body’s existing collagen while forcing it to grow new collagen and elastin in the treatment area.

As it does, you will get a gradual yet continual plumping and lifting effect. You’ll notice a gradual improvement in your skin tone and a reduction in your lines and wrinkles with each month following your treatment.

What Can It Treat?

Pelleve is designed to stimulate collagen production to help tighten the skin on the face, particularly on the eyelids, forehead, cheeks, neck, and jowls. It can also be used on different areas of the body to tighten loose skin, including the neck, chin, knees, and thighs, among other areas.

What Happens During a Treatment?

When you come in for your treatment, we will situate you comfortably in one of our treatment rooms. Then, the technician will place the device head on your area of concern. The radiofrequency technology will produce a warming sensation on the skin.

It will reach beyond the skin’s surface to the deeper structural layers to help the body create new collagen. Your body will respond immediately to the radiofrequency heat energy, and over the next several months, it will continue to grow more collagen.

Customizing Your Treatment

Pelleve has five different handpieces that range in size from 10 to 30 mm. The different-sized handpieces allow us to target different areas of the face and body and do so effectively. If you want to treat multiple areas of your face and body, we can use the appropriate handpiece to deliver radiofrequency energy to your desired treatment area and help your body initiate a collagen-building response that will give you some incredible results.

Pelleve FAQs

Is It Painful?

Not only is this treatment non-invasive, but it’s painless. It’s safe and comfortable. Most patients describe it as similar to the sensation of a hot stone massage. The treatment will increase your skin temperature, but it will return to normal within a few hours. You won’t have to worry about any downtime but instead can resume all your normal daily activities once your treatment is over.

Will I Need More Than One Treatment?

Each Pelleve treatment will help your body create more collagen. Patients achieve the best results when they schedule a series of these collagen-building treatments. We can help determine the best number of treatments to help you achieve your desired results when you come in for your initial consultation.

How Long Does Each Treatment Take?

Pelleve treatments take anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes to complete. Smaller areas like the eyes, the area around the mouth, and the forehead may take less time to treat.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Once you experience your results, they will continue to improve for six months post-treatment. If you take care of your skin, live a healthy lifestyle, and eat foods that help promote skin elasticity and hydration, you can expect your treatment results to last for several years. If you notice a change in your skin’s elasticity as a result of the aging process, you can schedule another Pelleve treatment to once again help address skin laxity and improve your appearance.

Maintaining Results Long-Term

This treatment will increase collagen and elastin production, but you play a part in maintaining your results long-term. It’s important that you avoid smoking, excess sun exposure and eat food that promotes skin health. Taking care of your skin, using SPF in conjunction with the right skincare products, and eating a healthy diet will help you enjoy tight and toned skin long-term.

Am I a Candidate?

The best candidates for Pelleve are men and women with all different skin types who want to tighten their skin. If you are experiencing skin laxity due to weight loss, genetics, pregnancy, or the aging process, this treatment can help renew and rejuvenate your skin, increase collagen and elastin production, and help smooth lines and wrinkles in a natural yet effective way.

Patients who aren’t a fan of needles will enjoy this treatment because it is non-invasive, requires zero downtime, and won’t cause any discomfort.

Tighten Your Skin the Natural Way

You don’t have to live with skin laxity any longer, and you don’t have to schedule an invasive procedure to get tighter skin. If you’re ready to restore youth to your face and body and improve your appearance, our experts are here, ready to help. Contact us today at Verve Weight Loss & Laser Aesthetics in Upland, CA, and schedule your initial consultation to learn more about Pelleve and what it can do for you.

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