Non-Surgical Skin Tightening and Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
Referred to by many as a non-surgical facelift, this minimally-invasive non-surgical procedure can tighten loose skin while reducing or eliminating acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and the appearance of cellulite with just a single treatment.1,2 Profound is FDA-cleared for the face and the body and can achieve dramatic results in just one treatment.
If you have concerns about aging, sagging, dull skin or cellulite, you can have confidence in the skin specialists at the Renew Aesthetic Center at Virginia Eye Consultants. Our experienced clinicians apply their expertise in skin structure and underlying tissues to every cosmetic treatment plan, whether it’s for injectables such as dermal fillers, Botox, or procedures like Profound that target skin laxity and other visible signs of aging with radiofrequency energy. Profound RF uses a combination of radio frequency (RF) energy and advanced microneedling to rejuvenate the skin from the inside out, increasing cellular turnover and the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid to strengthen and restore the skin for a younger looking appearance.3,4
Benefits of Profound RF Microneedling
- Improves elasticity and tightens skin
- Reduces the appearance of a double chin
- Minimizes fine lines and facial wrinkles
- Improves the appearance of acne scars
- Reduces or eliminates cellulite5
- Balances skin texture and tone
- Stimulates new collagen and elastin production
- Minimally invasive procedure
- No downtime required
How Profound RF Microneedling Treatment Works
The Profound RF treatment combines radio frequency (RF) with microneedling using a handheld RF microneedling device to penetrate deep into the subcutaneous layer of skin. Profound’s gentle heating process along with the application of microneedles deliver RF energy that effectively accelerates the body’s production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to tighten the skin, while also disrupting cellulite fibers to smooth the skin.
Preparing for Profound RF Microneedling Treatment
Prior to your Profound treatment it’s important to hydrate and avoid consuming alcohol for roughly one week before your scheduled appointment. Refrain from using blood thinning medications such as Advil or Ibuprofen, and discontinue the use of topical retinoids for at least 3 days prior to your treatment. Finally, you’ll want to avoid direct sun exposure and as always, use SPF of 35 or higher.
Profound RF Microneedling Recovery
Immediately following your Profound treatment, some mild redness, swelling, and bruising at or around the treatment area is normal and typically resolve on their own within seven days.
Profound RF Microneedling Results
While individual results can vary, Profound RF microneedling results are typically apparent several days following treatment as soon as redness and swelling has subsided, and will continue to steadily improve for up to six months. It takes time for the intricate fibers in collagen to increase. Patients who undergo Profound RF microneedling treatment will see smoother and tighter skin after just one hour-long treatment.
*Individiual Results May Vary
FAQs About Profound RF Microneedling
How long does Profound treatment take?
Each treatment takes approximately one hour.
Does Profound hurt?
No, the procedure itself does not hurt. Prior to beginning treatment, your provider will apply a local anesthetic to ensure your maximum comfort throughout the procedure. The numbing injections themselves do have a burning sensation.
How many Profound treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required is up to you and depends on your unique cosmetic goals, however, most patients find dramatic results after just one treatment.
Are Profound results permanent?
While Profound results are long-term, the treated areas are still subject to the natural aging process and weight fluctuations. Clinical studies have shown that a single Profound session is an effective and safe way to reduce cellulite.6
Contact Renew Aesthetic Center at Virginia Eye Consultants
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1 Dermatologic Surgery. Elastometry and clinical results after bipolar radiofrequency treatment of skin.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20618372/ Accessed November 3, 2021.
2 Dermatologic Surgery. Prospective multicenter clinical trial of a minimally invasive temperature-controlled bipolar fractional radiofrequency system for rhytid and laxity treatment. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23278964/. Accessed November 3, 2021.
3 Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Bipolar fractional radiofrequency treatment induces neoelastogenesis and neocollagenesis. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19143021/. Accessed November 3, 2021.
4 Profound 510(k) clearance (K161043), September 2016.
5 Candela. How Profound effectively treats cellulite via collagenesis and elastogenesis. 2016. Available: https://pubhtml5.com/snmj/napa/basic. Accessed November 3, 2021.
6 Dermatologic Surgery. Prospective Multicenter Clinical Trial of a Temperature-Controlled Subcutaneous Microneedle Fractional Bipolar Radiofrequency System for the Treatment of Cellulite. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30222637/. Accessed November 3, 2021.