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Pellevé | What is Pellevé?
Pellevé is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that lifts and firms the face by gently heating the deeper layers of the skin to tighten existing collegan and promote collegan production.
Dr Rita Rakus, Leading Cosmetic Doctor, Founding Member and Fellow of the BACD (The British Association of Cosmetic Doctors), was responsible for bring Pellevé to the UK and her Knightsbridge clinic is the official training center for Pellevé in London.
In this video Dr Rakus tells us all about Pellevé and we see what the treatment looks like close up.
I had this treatment in January 2011 on recommendation from Rita Rakus.
I found that the texture of my skin and the tone to my face looked 'initially' marginally improved, but that the improvement was not that marked and I had no real lasting effect from the treatment even a week later. My appointment with Dr Rakus was for fillers, and as a previous client, I had recommended her to a friend and we had come along together. I had never previously heard of the Pelleve treatment, and only had it on her recommendation that day, and her assurance on how good the treatment was, and that the results would be great She also recommended it to my friend, who had it.
It was an expensive treatment, and not one which I would have again. In fact, I have not been back to Dr Rakus since for any treatment as we both felt that she hard-sold the treatment.
She was extremely rushed on the day, seemed pre-occupied with taking telephone calls in her office, and left the room immediately after my treatment finished, to take a phone call, without saying goodbye or explaining where she was going, and didn't ever come back. I have seen her before a few times, and she is not normally like this, so I was embarrassed to have brought my friend along that day and to have recommended her.
My friend was naturally not happy about some aspects of her treatment that day, which was really embarrassing for me ! We had to ask one of her aides if we could speak to Dr Rakus about her concerns. Dr Rakus was on the telephone again, and we waited another 45 minutes to speak to her She did finally re-appear to speak to my friend, but seemed eager to get away again, and my friend felt rushed in expressing her concerns. Even though she had a long consultation that day prior to treatment with Dr Rakus and a quote of costs for the treatment, Dr Rakus promised much more than the pelleve treatment delivered and my friend felt that the treatment she had been advised to have, had not given her the result she had asked for (fuller top lip was always the priority and the reason for coming along) Dr Rakus had said that 1 vial of filler would be sufficient for the top lip, and a few deeper wrinkles specified, and that the pelleve would have the greatest effect for my friend, which was not the case at all. My friend noticed no difference from the pelleve, and wished that she had just spent her money on more fillers etc which would have given her the desired effect, and the one she come to see dr rakus for in the first place. Dr Rakus did not really comment, or offer a solution to my friends complaint, just asked her to come back for more treatment at a later date. Neither of us has been back since.
It was a relatively expensive treatment, and not one which I would ever have again. In fact, I have not been back to Dr Rakus since for any treatment, as we both felt that she hard-sold this pelleve treatment and then didn't want to know when concerns were expressed.
There was never any follow-up call, or enquiry as to whether we were happy with results from the pelleve after the treatment, and I wonder how many other people have found this to be a waste of money.