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Skin Tightening Specialist

Rockville Gynecology

Women's Health Clinic located in Rockville, MD

If you feel younger than you look, it’s time to change that. With Pellvellé®, Astrid von Walter, MD, and Carolynn Young, MD, and the entire Rockville Gynecology team offer their patients Pellevé, a treatment that delivers highly effective skin tightening, smoothing wrinkles and turning back the clock. To learn more or to get started, call their office in Rockville, Maryland, or schedule your appointment online today.

Skin Tightening Q & A

What is Pellevé?

Pellevé is a treatment designed to tighten the skin. It uses safe, therapeutic radiofrequency energy to transform the proteins in your skin, delivering dramatic results that shave years off your face. 

This skin-tightening treatment is performed in the comfort of Rockville Gynecology’s office and doesn’t require any downtime. Patients liken it to a hot stone massage. 


What are the benefits of skin tightening?

If you’ve noticed sagging jowls or deep folds in your face, you’ve probably wanted a way to tighten your skin. And Pellevé certainly delivers. 

Even if your primary concern isn’t tightening your skin, doing so can resolve a number of cosmetic issues. Specifically, Pellevé is an effective treatment for:

  • Forehead lines
  • Wrinkles around the mouth
  • Crow’s-feet
  • Lines between the eyebrows
  • Deep nasolabial folds
  • Loose skin around the eyes


How does Pellevé work?

This comfortable treatment uses radiofrequency to change your skin on a deep level. During your Pellevé treatment, Dr. Young or Dr. von Walter sends that radiofrequency into your skin via the treatment’s GlideSafe® handpiece. 

This technology is designed to allow the radiofrequency to permeate your skin safely even in the most sensitive areas, like the fragile skin around your eyes. 

The radiofrequency energy gently, therapeutically heats the deeper layers of your skin. This has two major benefits. First, it tightens the collagen in your skin. Collagen is the protein in your skin that helps it stay taut, plump, and hydrated. 

The Pellevé treatment doesn’t stop there. In addition to tightening your existing collagen, it also stimulates the production of new collagen. That’s why you’ll see results the day you leave your appointment and will notice them improve over time. 


What should I expect after Pellevé?

Immediately after your Pellevé treatment, you might experience some skin redness, but you’ll be able to continue onto your usual daily activities with no downtime. In fact, your friends will probably say that you’re glowing. 

Over the coming weeks, you’ll see your skin continue to improve as it grows new collagen, remodeling the network of your skin for more tightness, smoothness, and youthfulness.

Some patients achieve their desired results with just one Pellevé treatment, but Rockville Gynecology most often recommends about three to five treatments, spaced four weeks apart, for the best results. 

If you want to get started with this transformative skin-tightening treatment, call Rockville Gynecology or schedule your appointment online.