While surgical procedures can augment and define our facial features, non-surgical procedures are also an option. As we age, it’s no surprise that many of us see sagging skin around the neck and jawline. Profound RF, by Candela, is a revolutionary skin tightening treatment that relies on radiofrequency energy to lift and tighten facial skin without surgery.
Collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid are the three building blocks used to keep skin smooth and elastic. Elastin is a protein that coils and recoils like a spring within the elastic fibers of connective tissue in the body – like your skin. Collagen is another protein that acts like “glue” that holds together many of our bodies’ parts, including blood vessels and teeth. Hyaluronic acid acts like a cushion to our joints and other tissues.
Over time, these three elements diminish, causing our skin to lose elasticity. Collectively, these crucial substances make up the structure and firmness of your skin.
Profound is clinically-proven to build elastin and stimulate collagen. By carefully heating the deep dermis to an exact controlled temperature for an exact amount of time, Profound initiates the process of repairing aged skin. Some studies even show that Profound generates up to five times more elastin and doubles collagen production.
In short, Profound dramatically improves aging skin, so you can look years younger.
What is Profound?
ProfoundRF is a non-invasive procedure that combines radiofrequency (RF) with micro-needling to treat sagging skin. Specifically, Profound penetrates into each layer of the skin and delivers treatment precisely where needed for long-lasting change.
The result? The skin becomes dramatically firmer and smoother, and even achieves a mild lift in just one treatment, without incisions or scars.
Who is a good candidate for Profound?
ProfoundRF is ideal for patients seeking to reduce the signs of aging in the lower face and neck area, but it is not meant to replace a surgical facelift. The procedure works well on both men and women of all skin types.
What does recovery look like?
After a single in-office treatment session, this innovative procedure stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which are often lost during the aging process. This makes it an ideal solution for patients who want a more natural approach to facial rejuvenation.
Any redness, swelling or bruising resulting from treatment can typically be covered with makeup after two days. Since new elastin and collagen require time to fully develop, optimal results may not be observed for at least three to six months after treatment. However, there are a number of factors that will determine how long you can expect the results to last, including your health, age, and how you care for your skin after the treatment.
Ready to explore ProfoundRF? Schedule your consultation today with our Skin Tightening ProfoundRF Specialist Michelle Giglio, PA-C 770-667-3090.