Nonsurgical Facelift


Ann Arbor Face LiftMany patients do not have the time for invasive surgical procedures in today’s busy world, instead opting for nonsurgical,  noninvasive options.  One of the most exciting options is the controlled application of radiofrequency energy to the skin to stimulate collagen formation – a nonsurgical  facelift which is also noninvasive. This is a gentler option that allows you to age gracefully… and still look the best you can.

Dr. Burke uses Pelleve (by Ellman corporation) for the contrpelleve_2c_tagolled and predictable application of radiofrequency energy to tighten and rejuvinate facial skin.

The procedure takes less than an hour and is done on an outpatient basis  No anesthetic is required. Postoperative care is minimal.  Results are seen immediately, although a series of treatments are necessary for longer lasting results .

A special handpiece applies controlled energy to the underlying dermis as it is passed over the skin.  This stimulates your body to help make its own collagen resulting in tightening and plumping of the skin.

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FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Pellevé treatment uncomfortable?The Pellevé system requires no anesthesia or topical numbing. Most patients experience only a warming sensation on the skin when the Pellevé handpiece is applied.

When will I begin to see the benefits of my Pellevé treatment?Patients often experience immediate results and a reduction in visible wrinkles at the treatment sites. This continues to improve with additional skin treatments and an individualized skin care regimen recommended by Dr.Burke and our staff.
How many Pellevé treatments will I need?Many patients see an improvement in the tightness of their skin after one session with results improving over time. Multiple treatments are usually necessary for optimal improvement.  Skin tightening continues to improve after each session. A series of 3-6 treatments is usually needed to  prolong your results.  The total number of treatments varies between patient and is based on your individual skin needs.

Are there any side effects to the treatment?
Side effects  are minimal and may include slight swelling or redness, which should dissipate within a few hours, but may last up to a day.

What can I do to prepare for a Pellevé treatment?
Minimal preparation is needed for this procedure. We encourage you to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun, and apply an spf 50 or greater broad spectrum sunscreen several times daily. Your appointment will last approximately one hour or less.  Pellevé does not require anesthesia or downtime.

Who is a candidate for Pellevé?
Men and women wishing to look younger but do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure.

What are the benefits of choosing Pellevé over similar treatments?
Provides an affordable, non invasive alternative to ablative and surgical procedures.  The procedure can be fit into your schedule more easily since treatments are less than an hour in duration  and you can see results immediately after treatments.

How can I get the best results from a nonsurgical facelift?

Aging of your face involves:  loss of volume (estimates are that the average person  losses 1 teaspoon of collagen each year after age 18 );  sagging of the skin from this loss of volume and loss of elasticity (ability of the skin to shrink once this volume is lost); and photodamage to the skin from Ultraviolet light. The best results involve a pretreatment assessment of all these factors by Dr.Burke.

Dr.Burke uses pretreatment digital computer analysis to help accurately assess  your current facial condition including volume, skin texture and glow, and laxity (looseness of the skin). With predictive imaging you can  peer into the future and preview possible results on your own face. This analysis and discussion  helps determine the best course of treatments – individualized only for you.

This may include cosmetic wrinkle fillers to restore volume, neuromodulators to soften dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that appear with facial expression and movement), microneedling , fractional carbondioxide laser resurfacing, and the use of specific home care products to bring out the best in your skin!