The PelleFirm® System is a non-invasive, radiofrequency-based treatment for tissue heating and the temporary improvement of the appearance of cellulite. The system uses two different large diameter handpieces sized for the body that elevate tissue temperature up to 45 degrees Celsius, coupled with mechanical massage heads for the treatment of areas with cellulite. At this temperature, the body responds with collagen tightening and the production of new collagen over time. While most patients notice immediate skin tightening following treatment, sustained results will require several procedures.
PelleFirm® can address almost any area of the body and is ideal for problem zones including the abdomen, arms, buttocks and thighs. It can be used on all skin types. The treatment is comfortable, and there is no downtime following the procedure. A small amount of swelling and redness may be present for 1-2 hours (at most) following treatment and will resolve spontaneously.
PelleFirm® is a cumulative rather than a one-time procedure, and for this reason the energy levels required are lower. As a result, the treatments are comfortable, and feel more like a warm massage. Depending upon the size and number of areas to be treated, the procedure lasts from 30-45 minutes. Most patients will require 4-6 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart to see results to see visible smoothing and tightening effects.
In select cases, Dr. Naidu uses the PelleFirm® system for the reduction of swelling and fibrous tissue following liposuction and body contouring surgery, including abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery. For these treatments, the procedure is generally shorter and more targeted than with a typical PelleFirm® procedure.
The PelleFirm® System is CE Marked for body skin tightening and cellulite reduction. In addition, it also has received FDA 510(K) clearance for tissue heating and the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite.