Skin Tightening Specialist

Allure Medical Spa and Laser Center

John W. Spurlock, M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery & Laser Aesthetics located in Bethlehem, PA

Wrinkles, creases, and loose skin don’t have to be an inevitable consequence of aging and sun exposure. At Allure Medical Spa and Laser Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the expert aesthetic team uses CynoSure’s® noninvasive, soothing Pellevé® to tighten facial skin and PelleFirm® to improve the look of cellulite. If you live in the Bethlehem area, contact Medical Director John W. Spurlock, MD, FACOG, and the Allure Medical Spa and Laser Center team to turn back the clock on your skin. Schedule an appointment over the phone or with the online booking form.

Skin Tightening Q & A

What is skin tightening?

Skin tightening is a no-surgery, no-needles aesthetic procedure that uses heat to counteract the effects of aging and sun damage. Over time, the essential building blocks that give skin its support and elasticity — the proteins collagen and elastin — degrade and decrease. Unsupported, loose skin sags, creases, and wrinkles.  

A skin tightening treatment whisks away old collagen and elastin while stimulating the skin to produce newer, stronger proteins. Dr. Spurlock and his aesthetic team use Pellevé and PelleFirm skin tightening to strengthen skin and improve:

  • Smile lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Facial creases
  • Wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Cellulite

Pellevé and PelleFirm harness the soothing power of radiofrequency to rejuvenate and tighten skin on your:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs


How does Pellevé tighten skin?

Pellevé sends radiofrequency (RF) energy deep into your skin to gently warm the cells and break down old collagen and elastin. Over the next days to weeks, your body sends in fibroblasts that trigger the production of newer collagen and elastin.

This process — called collagen remodeling — results in stronger, thicker skin that smooths out wrinkles and creases from the inside out. The RF energy also makes the inner collagen layer contract, tightening and firming the surface of your skin.


How long does Pellevé take to work?

Although you notice a healthy, stimulated glow directly after your treatment, collagen remodeling begins days to weeks after your procedure and continues for weeks afterward. You may continue to see improvements for up to 90 days.


Do I need more than one Pellevé session?

Most women and men need a series of 45- to 60-minute treatments to obtain the degree of skin smoothing and tightening they want. The new collagen and elastin that your treatment stimulates can last for years. However, Dr. Spurlock and the team at Allure Medical Spa and Laser Center recommend touch-ups every year or two to maintain your benefits and counteract the fact that your face continues to age over time.


What if I have loose, cottage-cheese skin from cellulite?

PelleFirm is a skin-tightening treatment that improves the look of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. PelleFirm’s RF energy penetrates your skin to remove trapped fluids that your lymphatic system then eliminates. After a series of treatments, Dr. Spurlock recommends a maintenance session every six months.

To transform your skin and improve cellulite without downtime or side effects, call the Allure Medical Spa and Laser Center team or book an appointment with the online form.