As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag around the face, jawline and neck. The aging process starts in our mid-20s. Lifestyle, diet, sun exposure, and smoking often act together with the normal aging process to prematurely age our skin. Luckily, we now have Profound RF Skin Tightening, which can be used on the face or body, to non-surgically tighten the skin to turn back the hands of time.
Profound RF is a minimally invasive treatment designed to help people who have sagging or loose skin. Profound can be used almost anywhere on the body. Profound is a device with tiny needles, much like microneedling. Once the needles are in the skin, radiofrequency (RF) is emitted from the tips of the needles. This causes controlled heating of the deep dermal layer of the skin, which stimulates collagen and elastin formation, thus tightening the skin.
In studies, Profound treatments had a 100% response rate for wrinkles and a 95% response rate for skin laxity.
Sagging jowls and cheeks – Non-Surgical Face Lift
Loose or sagging skin under the neck – Non-Surgical Neck Lift
Double chin treatment
Loose abdominal skin – Non-Surgical Tummy Tuck
Profound treatments are performed in our office using local anesthesia only. The face is first numbed with local anesthesia. The treatment takes about 1 hour to perform depending on the size of the area treated.
Discomfort is minimal after treatment and patients may take Tylenol if needed. We apply Bacitracin ointment for the first 24 hours and ask patients to sleep with their head elevated. Patients have some redness and bruising on the face after the treatment which can last from a few days up to a week. Patients can expect some degree of swelling (edema) which can last from 1-2 weeks. Patients can resume exercise after a few days.
Collagen and elastin are created during the Profound treatment. Some patients see very early tightening of the skin even a few weeks after the treatment. For the full creation of collagen and elastin, as well as skin remodeling, this takes about 3 months. Results can last over 3 years.
If you are looking for top notch care, schedule a consult with our aesthetic specialists. Our staff will review the Profound treatment with you, as well as the expected results and downtime. Call our office at 203-374-0310.