Profound Radio Frequency is a radio frequency treatment FDA approved for skin tightening of the face and neck and cellulite reduction. Profound is the only FDA approved device that has FDA clearance for elastin production, which will increase the elasticity of the skin.
The Profound system is similar to a Micro-Needling treatment, however, includes radio frequency and heat to cause fractionated denaturing, 1-2mm into the dermis to allow the skin to repair itself, build collagen and elastin for a tighter, smoother, lifted and firmer result. We can also treat submental fat, also known as the “double chin” by destroying the fat cells and tightening the skin.
The ProfoundRF treatment increases the 3 most important factors that our skin needs to be firm, hydrated and tight:
- Hyaluronic Acid
We know that by age 20, we begin to lose 1% of our collagen production each year. At the same time we are seeing less laxity and hyaluronic acid resulting in thinner, more fragile skin.
The Profound RF device has the ability to tighten the skin in the face, neck, chest, abdomen, arms and legs. Using a different hand piece, we are able to break down cellulite safely and effectively, for results that will last with just a single treatment.
What to expect?
When booking your Profound RF treatment, you are asked to discontinue the use of any blood thinners including, Asprin, Motrin, NSAIDS, Fish Oil and Vitamin E for 7-10 days. You will be asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time with a clean face and can bring headphones to listen to music during your treatment. You will be fully awake, however, you will be numb using lidocaine injected in the areas of treatment for your comfort.
You will need to arrange for a ride to and from your appointment due to any pain medication that you may be given for comfort during your treatment.
How long does the procedure take?
Treating the face, neck and chest is a 90 minute appointment. We recommend blocking off 2 hours for the procedure to take into account numbing and any breaks the patient may need to use the restroom.
How long do results last?
Though the procedure is indicated to last 2-3 years, we know that even as the results begin to fade with time, patients never go back to their old baseline. With the new collagen and elastin that has been repaired in your skin, your overall skin health will improve, and your baseline results will be improved far beyond the 2-3 year mark.
Immediately following your treatment, you will be red and swollen. Swelling can last up to 72 hours.
Possible bruising may occur.
You may ice the area as needed.
Down time can last anywhere from 4-7 days.
Your follow up appointments will be at 2 weeks, 30 days and 60 days after treatment.
We will track your progress with photos.
Your results will begin to show at about 3 months after your treatment, with results continuing to show for up to 1 year.
Both our Registered Nurses and Medical Doctors are trained and certified to do the Profound RF treatment with experience in all aspects of skin tightening and rejuvenation.
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