Do you exercise and eat well but still struggle with certain cellulite-prone body problem zones? Address those areas quickly and effectively without surgery, pain or downtime – with the PelleFirm™ RF Body Treatment System.

After just a few treatments you may start to experience a temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite and an overall smoothed body tone. Reduce cellulite and sculpt your body with the NEW PelleFirm™ RF Body Treatment System; no downtime, no pain, and extremely affordable!

The PelleFirm RF Body Treatment System is a non-invasive treatment to smooth cellulite and improve the elasticity of your skin. The treatment incorporates radiofrequency energy in a procedure which both safely heats and manually massages the patient’s body. PelleFirm is comfortable and can be completed in as little as thirty minutes. Finally… a better treatment option for those who suffer from cellulite!

To learn more about how PelleFirm can contour your body by defeating cellulite and tightening loose skin, call The Gillian Institute today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

About PelleFirm

PelleFirm is an FDA-cleared Radiofrequency body treatment that revitalizes the skin through a combination of deep tissue heating and mechanical massage to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. The treatment is non-invasivepain-free, and requires no downtime for the patient. PelleFirm treatments can also leave you with smoother skin and an overall healthier appearance from head to toe.

PelleFirm delivers deep heating to the lower layers of the skin by applying consistent heat from a handpiece powered by proven advanced radiofrequency energy. The temperature is controlled at 45°C (113°F), which stimulates blood flow as well as collagen production within the dermis. The unique massaging head on the PelleFirm handpiece aids in the movement of fluids to naturally evacuate from the body in cellulite-prone areas. PelleFirm delivers best results after four to six sessions: the heat application is safe and designed to protect the surrounding tissues, so each session is both gentle and effective. PelleFirm has the ability to smooth cellulite and tighten skin in patients’: arms, abdomen, buttocks and thighs.

Why Choose The Gillian Institute?

The Gillian Institute prides itself on offering professional, friendly state-of-the-art cosmetic and surgical care to its patients, all in a spa-like setting. Dr. Kimberly Short can cater to the unique needs of every patient.  Dr. Short has extensive experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. The Gillian Institute offers a wide variety of cutting-edge procedures, provided by highly skilled, attentive surgeons.

Dr. Short, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, has presented her research both nationally and internationally and has received special recognition for her work in breast surgery. Dr. Short has completed several fellowships in cosmetic surgery and continues to complete regular training, in order to stay an expert in these fields.

In fact, less than 10% of surgeons have completed fellowships in aesthetic or cosmetic surgery, placing Dr. Short in a small population of highly-trained medical professionals.

The Gillian Institute offers a high level of care and expertise to its patients. Call today to schedule a consultation to learn more about your options with PelleFirm, or any body-contouring or skin rejuvenating procedure!

Why Choose PelleFirm?

There are a variety of skin-tightening and cellulite-fighting treatments available to patients. Unfortunately, many of these options are invasive or involve injections or microneedling. Others may require days if not weeks of recovery. For example, if someone decided to undergo liposuction to address cellulite in their thighs, they could have a significant period of recovery. Due to the fact that it is intended to be received over multiple sessions, PelleFirm also exposes the body to targeted but consistently lower temperatures, which keep the body’s tissues safe but achieve maximum results after multiple exposures.

Thankfully, patients have the quick, non-invasive option of combating their body’s cellulite with the PelleFirm Body Treatment System.


Good candidates for the benefits of PelleFirm are men and women who:

  • Have cellulite that is not responding to diet and exercise, and want their original smooth skin restored.
  • Have loose or crepey skin that they would like to tighten, which may have been caused by past liposuction, or simply age.
  • Have mild to moderate skin laxity and are between the ages of 30 and 65

PelleFirm can be applied to all skin types. If you are tired of hiding your cellulite, or have an upcoming event and want to look your best, schedule a consultation at The Gillian Institute today!


We want to enable you to choose your best treatment option. At The Gillian Institute, we want our patients to be confident that they will achieve the results that are right for them and their body goals. It is important to us that we understand your desired outcomes; bring with you any questions you may have for your surgeon when you arrive for your consultation. Your surgeon will also assess your medical history and medication use before performing a physical exam. If your surgeon determines that you are a candidate for PelleFirm, you can discuss scheduling your treatment during your consultation.

If your surgeon feels an alternative procedure, such as a body lift, will be required to achieve your desired results, they will notify you. To learn more about ways to combat cellulite and tighten loose skin, call today to schedule your complimentary consultation at The Gillian Institute.

Your PelleFirm Treatment

A PelleFirm treatment takes 30 minutes to complete. Patients do not need to receive any anesthesia or numbing agents, as the non-invasive procedure is essentially pain-free. Some patients later compare their treatment experience to a soothing hot stone massage.

During your PelleFirm session, the handheld device will emit radiofrequency energy, which applies controlled heat to the treatment area. The device also contains mechanical massaging heads. The massage, combined with the heat, will promote lymphatic drainage that reduces the appearance of cellulite. The heat additionally tightens the skin, while reawakening the collagen production within the skin itself. PelleFirm is an effective skin tightening treatment that exposes the skin to controlled heat. Patients will see their best results with PelleFirm after four to six sessions. Many patients decide to complete their PelleFirm on a bi-weekly basis.


Immediately following your PelleFirm treatment, your skin in the treated area may appear red. This can be a result of your skin’s exposure to PelleFirm’s controlled heat. The skin will return to normal within a day.

Patients do not need to complete any downtime after receiving PelleFirm. You are free to return to your daily activities the same day as your treatment!


After your initial treatment, you may experience an immediate feeling of smoother skin in the treatment area. Treatments usually last an hour and you can return back to normal activity immediately post-treatment. The health and elasticity of patients’ skin will continue to improve over the days and weeks following each PelleFirm treatment, due to the procedure’s stimulating dermal collagen production with its targeted heat. Within 4-6 treatments, you should start to expect an overall reduction in the appearance of cellulite and an improved body tone. Your skin will be smoother, tighter, and healthier overall. PelleFirm stimulates the collagen production in your skin, which will help maintain the skin’s health in the long-term. Patients who are happy with their PelleFirm often return for touch-ups to their results every six months.

PelleFirm delivers results comfortably and conveniently. Patients describe the treatment as a deep heating sensation coupled with a focused massage effect.

Most patients, after undergoing treatment, feel very relaxed and are ready to return to normal activity. There is little to no downtime associated with this procedure and can be done any time of the year.

Topical anesthetics and cooling devices are not required and your practitioner will review any specific treatment protocols with you.

How is PelleFirm Different?

A PelleFirm treatment requires little to no pre or post-treatment care and can be done immediately before an important event or as a supporting element to your overall health regimen. PelleFirm is a safe and effective option for patients seeking a non-surgical option for body improvement.

If your cellulite is preventing you from showing off your buttocks, legs, arms, or stomach, call The Gillian Institute. PelleFirm will smooth your cellulite and tighten your skin in a quick, painless sessionSchedule a consultation, and find out how you can walk out your door with the confidence you deserve!