Profound is a new, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that combines radiofrequency and microneedling to tighten and tone the skin. Used to treat everything from sagging skin to signs of aging, it is no surprise that the Profound treatment has received considerable buzz lately.
Profound works by triggering the three building blocks of younger skin: elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. Treatment is short, usually pain free, and can have dramatic results. While Profound treatment can have a positive effect on self-esteem and self-image, no cosmetic procedure is for everyone.
Below, we will break down the science behind Profound to help you decide if the treatment is right for you.
How Does Profound Treatment Work?
Both microneedling and radiofrequency have been used in the past to treat issues like wrinkles and sagging skin. Profound combines these two techniques to provide a more targeted approach to a range of issues – from cellulite to fine lines – people may hope to correct with aesthetic medicine.
Profound treatment delivers radiofrequency to the deepest dermis layers. Profound is vastly more precise than similar treatments as it is able to deliver energy directly into target skin layers. When radiofrequency heat kicks in, it triggers a process known as the “thermocollagenesis” effect. This is where the body reaches a temperature high enough to spur collagen production. In response, skin tightens.
Profound is used to treat myriad issues from aging skin to drooping jowls to cellulite. Due to the added precision it provides, you can administer treatment anywhere on the body. Profound is particularly helpful in more delicate areas, such as near the face or jawline.
While other radiofrequency microneedling devices exist, Profound RF is unique because it uses a long pulse, controlled heat technology which causes less damage and stimulates more elastin. This is how Profound is able to provide exceptional results with only one treatment where all other technologies require multiple treatments to even come close.
What Can I Expect During Profound Treatment?
Your face will be numbed with local anesthetic prior to the procedure. This creates a complete block and provides a completely painless treatment.
Profound treatment takes about an hour to complete, depending on the area. Unlike many similar procedures, you only need a single treatment to see results.
What Is The Recovery Process?
After undergoing Profound treatment, you need one week of downtime. During this time, you should rest at home and allow swelling and bruising to heal.
You can return to most non-strenuous daily activities – like cleaning and walking around – within 24 hours. However, talk over recovery with your practitioner carefully. Depending on everything from the treatment area to your current health, your recovery timeline can vary.
Make sure to follow all instructions closely. The best way to ensure a complication-free recovery is caring for yourself after Profound treatment.
When Do I See Results?
While you do not immediately see results with Profound treatment, results are dramatic when they do begin to show. As collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production starts, your skin will start to look noticeably younger, tighter, and more toned. Most patients see their full results within three to six months. You may see some results earlier, as your swelling and bruising goes down.
Profound is a highly effective treatment. In clinical studies, Profound reduced facial wrinkles in 100% of patients and improved the appearance of cellulite in 94% of patients.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Profound comes with a very low risk of side effects. Most patients do experience mild swelling or bruising after treatment, which in rare cases may be severe or even painful. However, if you do experience discomfort after treatment, it usually clears up within five to ten days. Clinical studies have yet to show any side effects from Profound besides initial bruising and swelling.
What Are The Benefits Of Profound Treatment?
Profound treatment is a minimally invasive procedure with little recovery time that can dramatically improve your physical appearance. It can be a great alternative to a surgical face lift or other forms of plastic surgery.
Profound has shown to have very dramatic results. It can treat wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, cellulite, and drooping jowls. The success rate for Profound in clinical trials is extremely high, so the vast majority of patients should expect to see the results they want from Profound treatments.
Profound Treatment: The Bottom Line
Profound treatment is an incredibly promising procedure that carries benefits never before seen in aesthetic medicine. With a high rate of success and low risk of complications, Profound is an excellent option for those seeking to tone and tighten skin on the deepest dermal level.
Ready to get started? BLUSH is a Center of Excellence for Profound and Dr. Leif Rogers travels internationally to train other physicians on Profound treatment. Reach out here to schedule your consultation today.