pelleve-logo Advanced Skin Tightening in Orange County. No downtime. No anesthesia. No preparation. No aftercare.

What is Pelleve© and what does it do?

Pelleve© is an FDA-approved treatment utilizing radiofrequency energy that improves skin quality and appearance and can treat:

  • Sagging skin on the face and under the chin
  • Facial wrinkles, including around the eyes and mouth
  • Neck, chest and hand wrinkles

Dr. Klein is the first physician in South Orange County to have the Pelleve© system.


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Dr. Lorrie Klein’s rare combination of technical expertise and aesthetic sensibility puts her at the forefront of dermatologists nationwide. Dr. Klein’s reputation for providing natural-looking results is why she’s the choice of women and men from throughout Southern California and beyond.

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Why is it called the “Lunchtime Lift?” Is there downtime?

We call Pelleve© a Lunchtime Lift because it tightens and smoothes skin in less than an hour with no preparation and NO DOWNTIME. You can have your treatment anytime, immediately apply makeup, and return to work and social activities.

How does it work?

Pelleve© precisely heats the deep layers of your skin using advanced radiowave technology, without damaging the epidermis (outer layer of your skin). This heat causes collagen to contract and tighten and stimulates your skin to produce new collagen. The result is an improvement in skin quality, firmness and tightness.

How is Pelleve© different than other anti-aging treatments?

Most laser rejuvenation treatments have significant redness, swelling or crusting afterward. Pelleve© has no downtime at all. If you’ve undergone painful Thermage® treatments in Orange County, you’ll be happy to know Pelleve© is virtually painless and also much less expensive. Unlike most other rejuvenation treatments, Pelleve© requires NO ANESTHESIA. We also feel Pelleve© is one of the safest procedures available.

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How well does Pelleve© work around the eyes and lips?

Pelleve© works great around the eyes and mouth to tighten skin and smooth wrinkles. In fact, it is one of the best rejuvenation treatments available for these areas since its small size tip allows us to get closer than many other devices. It especially works great with Fraxel re:store laser treatments in these areas. Pelleve© can also be used directly on the lips to rejuvenate and subtly plump them.

We often combine Pelleve© with Ultherapy® for non-surgical lifting of the skin on the neck, jawline and brow.

What does a Pelleve© treatment feel like? Does it hurt?

Pelleve© is a comfortable procedure with no anesthesia needed. It feels like a warm massage. Your feedback during the procedure will allow for a virtually painless treatment.

How long does a treatment take and when will I see results?

Facial treatments take under an hour while necks, chests or hands take only 20 to 30 minutes. Afterward, your skin will feel tighter and firmer, and more improvement develops over the next several months as new collagen is formed.

How many treatments are needed and how often can I be treated? How can I maintain my results?

You will see some results after 1 to 2 treatments, but we highly recommend a series of 3 treatments, spaced one month apart, for the best results. To maintain your results, we recommend one treatment every 6 months. If you purchase a package of 3 treatments we will continue to honor the discounted price if you have a maintenance treatment every 6 months.


Real Patients. Real Results.

We provide photos of our patients because we think the results speak for themselves. Browse our digital photo gallery of real patients online to discover the possibilities.

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Do I have to do anything prior to my treatment?

Other than being well hydrated, by drinking plenty of water prior to your treatment, you do not have to do anything at all, just come in with a clean face (no makeup).
It is important that you do NOT use any oral or topical anesthetics (pain medications or numbing gels) prior to your treatment as it is important that we have your feedback about how your treatment feels during the procedure.

Are there any side effects or risks?

Although Pelleve© is not usually painful at all, a potential side effect could be mild, very brief discomfort during the procedure. Also mild swelling and redness may sometimes occur but resolve within hours after your treatment.

Can Pelleve© be combined with other rejuvenation treatments?

Absolutely. We combine Pelleve© with many other treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, RADIESSE®, Bellafill® and Juvederm® for our Orange County patients. It is also great in combination with Fraxel® lasers, IPL (Photofacial) and Vbeam laser treatments, as well as microdermabrasion and peels.

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