How Profound Tightens Skin Without Surgery
When you look in the mirror, do you see prominent wrinkles on your cheeks and neck, loose skin under your chin, or sagging jowls? You can eliminate these problems and rejuvenate your appearance — without surgery — with treatment from the innovative Profound® system.
Our team at Brickell Cosmetic in Miami, Florida, offers Profound because it smooths wrinkles and lifts and tightens loose skin using radiofrequency energy that regenerates the collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid you need to restore youthful skin.
How does skin change as you get older?
Everyone’s skin ages at a different pace. Your genetics have a big influence on the pace of aging in your skin and throughout your body. The rate of aging in your skin is also affected by the amount of time spent in the sun without wearing sunscreen, your daily skin care routine, and environmental factors like exposure to cigarette smoke.
Although everyone ages in their own time, no one can avoid the changes that naturally occur in their skin. One of the most significant changes is the loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, as your skin produces less of all three overtime.
Collagen and elastin are structural proteins contributing strength and resilience in the form of elasticity. Hyaluronic acid absorbs water, hydrates your skin, and helps plump skin to create a healthy appearance.
Declining levels of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid are bad enough for your skin, but the changes don’t stop there.
The existing collagen and elastin in your skin become looser. Your skin and the cushioning layer of fat just under the surface begin to thin out and natural exfoliation slows down. For women, the changes accelerate after menopause due to the loss of estrogen.
As these changes take place, your skin loosens, sags, and takes on a dull appearance, and discolorations like brown spots appear. At first, wrinkles are just more noticeable, then they gradually become firmly and deeply etched in your skin.
What is Profound?
Profound is the name of an advanced medical device made by Syneron Candela. It’s specially designed to rejuvenate your skin using fractional radiofrequency (RF) treatment. So, what is fractional RF treatment? How does Profound work? Fractional treatment refers to the way the RF energy, or radio waves, are delivered to your skin. Instead of treating one large area, the radio waves are delivered in tiny (fractional) areas, leaving zones between the targeted spots that aren’t treated.
The Profound device accomplishes fractional RF treatment by sending radio waves through a group of microneedles. After the Profound handpiece is placed on the treatment site, its array of needles penetrate your skin.
Once the needles are at a precise depth, they release RF energy. The radio waves heat the surrounding tissues to the exact temperature needed to trigger the production of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
What areas can be treated with Profound?
Profound is safe for all skin types, effectively improving your appearance by treating:
- Smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Sagging jowls
- Neck wrinkles
- Wrinkles along your cheeks
- Loose skin under your neck and along the jawline
- Loss of volume around your mouth and cheeks
You gain a more youthful appearance as loose skin becomes tighter, skin texture improves, and wrinkles are diminished.
What happens during and after Profound treatment?
You’ll receive a topical anesthetic prior to your treatment, so you don’t have to worry about discomfort during the procedure. The device has built-in temperature control and the temperature at the treatment site is always monitored, so the procedure is safe.
You may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising, and some patients notice tiny dotted marks on the treated area. All side effects should go away within a few days. In the meantime, you can return to your normal activities the next day, using makeup to cover any redness.
It takes a little time for your skin to produce new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. You’ll begin to see the improvement in about 6-8 weeks, with optimal results visible in 3-6 months.*
When you’re ready to regain younger, healthier-looking skin, and you don’t want cosmetic surgery, give us a call here at Brickell Cosmetic to learn more about the transformation you’ll undergo with just one Profound treatment.
*Individual results may vary.