As you age, your skin starts sagging and losing its elasticity. Is that the same for you? If it is then a fairly new treatment can do wonders for you. Profound RF Treatment gives one-third of the results of a surgical facelift without the need for surgery.
Isn’t that great? Well, what’s better is that it provides three essential skin building blocks in only one treatment.
These include the mighty collagen, elastin and hydrating hyaluronic acid. Hence, the treatment is effective against wrinkles, sagging skin as well as cellulite.
Want to know more? You are at the right place!
This article discusses Profound RF Treatment and why you need it. Let’s dive into it.
What is Profound RF Treatment?
Profound RF is a fractional radiofrequency micro-needling device. It is a long pulse device which means that it targets the middle of the skin with micro-needling and heat.
It reaches the dermis with five pairs of 30-gauge microneedle electrodes or seven pairs of these electrodes.
They reach the reticular dermis with the use of a dermal cartridge and subdermal fat using a Sub-Q cartridge respectively.
Furthermore, the tip of every electrode pair has a thermocouple.
This allows the measurement of the temperature of the tissues and makes lesion volumes predictably within your skin.
If this area gets s heat injury at a certain temperature, it stimulates the body’s wound healing mechanism, which rejuvenates the skin.
Hence, as a result, the body stimulates collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production.
- Elastin adds elasticity to your skin and gives it the spring which prevents the skin from sagging especially around the face and jowls.
- Hyaluronic acid retains moisture by attracting water molecules and which hydrates the skin as well as keep it plump and volumized.
- Collagen is the main building block in the skin which strengthens the skin, reduces wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Hence it is that one device in the market that caters to all three building blocks.
No other device is yet capable of replenishing all three in your body without surgery.
Who Should Get It?
You are an ideal candidate for this treatment if you notice signs of ageing in your body.
These can be wrinkles on your face, sagging skin under the chin and neck, as well as fat in that area and jaw line losing definition.
Though Profound is not only for the face.
If you notice sagging skin and flaccid skin in your abdomen, thighs and arms then this treatment can solve that too as it treats wrinkles, fine lines, elasticity and cellulite.
This treatment removes stubborn cellulite anywhere in the body. Though common target areas are the stomach, thighs and hips.
Ageing signs like wrinkles and fine lines usually appear more on the face.
Therefore this treatment helps to remove smile lines, droopy jowls, sagging skin around the cheeks and wrinkles under the eyes.
The boost in collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid helps to firm and tighten the skin giving it a defined look and smoothes the wrinkles.
Therefore, if you see signs of aging and cellulite and want to give your skin a new life then go for Profound treatment.
However, consult with your doctor if you are fit for this treatment.
People who should not get this treatment are:
- Those who have problems with wound healing as the mechanism of this treatment runs on wound healing process by causing minor injury in real time. If their wounds don’t heal properly then it will be ineffective and dangerous.
- The ones who take aspirin, NSAIDs or similar blood thinners because of heart disease or other medical conditions.
- Those with a weak immune system and are immunosuppressed.
- The ones who have cardiac issues such as heart arrhythmia and use a pacemaker or defibrillator.
- Those who have collagen vascular disease and regular keloid formation.
- Pregnant women should check with their doctors if they should get this treatment or avoid it for their and the child’s health.
If you are eligible for the treatment, you can proceed to the procedure.
The Procedure of Profound RF Treatment
Profound already includes Microneedling however, you can also combine it with PRP for better results.
Plasma has wound healing properties and PRP uses your own plasma to enrich your body with collagen.
Your doctor can combine it with the Profound micro-needling device to get the best of both worlds.
This procedure is minimally invasive to non-invasive depending on the combination the doctor chooses.
Your doctor will begin by cleansing off your skin. Do not wear any makeup or skincare before the procedure.
Next, they will apply an anesthetic for about 45 minutes to numb your skin so that you don’t feel pain from the needles.
After removing the topical anesthetic your skin is disinfected and you will put on glasses to shield your eyes from the light.
The doctor then uses the handheld device to micro-needle into your skin alongside the low heat energy.
It penetrates deeper into the skin and with the help of the heat, it results in cellular production.
This revitalizes the skin and naturally produces hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin and healthy tissue.
They fill in the wrinkles and fine lines naturally over time.
Your doctor will constantly monitor your pulse and oxygen level and keep the applied temperature about 67 to 68 degrees Celcius.
The needles stay at one place for about four seconds however, the temperature and time may differ if your skin is thinner or thicker.
Sub Q cartridge, (7 pairs of 30 microneedles) is used for removing fat deposits whereas Dermal Cartridge is used for lifting the skin.
The treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and pigments. Moreover, it ends within an hour if it’s on the face.
So, what happens after the treatment? Know about it below.
Post Procedural Care and Results
As the procedure ends, the doctor applies aloe vera gel to soothe your skin.
They may also apply Vitamin K and use LED light sessions to reduce inflammation and swelling.
The downtime of this procedure is about a week to reduce any swelling, bruising or inflammation.
Your doctor can assist you by providing LED light sessions and shockwave therapies in the next few days to reduce your swelling. This also helps to aid lymphatic drainage.
However, you can also use ice at home with care for the next day to soothe your skin.
You should also avoid sun exposure and regularly wear Sunscreen of at least SPF 50. Alongside use only mild cleansers and less makeup for a month.
You will see results gradually as this procedure requires the buildup of intricate proteins.
Therefore you will see the best results in about 3 to 6 months of time.
However, when you do, you will notice skin tightening, firmness, hydration alongside less skin laxity aka less loose skin and less visible wrinkles, fine lines and treatment of cellulite.
This is because this procedure increases elastin production by 5 times and collagen production by 3 times.
As we age, these building blocks naturally deplete in our skin but by this procedure, they are replenished.
Profound is approved by the FDA to be 100 percent effective in reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Hence it has a 100 response rate.
Furthermore, it reduces sagging of skin by 95 percent and cellulite by 96 percent.
Hence, it is a safe method to improve your skin’s texture and firmness without surgery.
This non-invasive, non-surgical alternative to a facelift can last you years. Moreover, you only need one treatment session and you are done in a single treatment.
Furthermore, the downtime is much less than that of a surgical face lift.
You will only require a week for the inflammation and mild bruising to settle down.
Once that happens you can continue your day-to-day life as usual and notice changes in your skin’s firmness gradually.
Profound RF treatment is also available at REPC Dubai. If you need youthful, firm skin, contact us to book your appointment.
What Should I Know About Profound RF Treatment
We have covered everything you need to know about Profound. However, if you still have some questions, refer below to see their answers.
What are the Profound treatment side effects?
Profound is FDA approved as the only device that provides all three collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the body. Hence, it is generally safe.
However, you may feel light bruising, swelling and inflammation for the first week after the treatment.
The heat and needles help to rejuvenate your skin and this process functions of wound healing do the procedure causes minor injury to replenish collagen and elastin.
Hence, bruising and swelling occur. Though it will go away in a maximum of 2 weeks’ time and you can get back to your daily activities after profound treatment recovery.
Can I get Profound treatment for legs?
If you have sagging skin and cellulite on your legs then you can definitely get Profound there.
Profound face injection will target your face area but Profound injection can be applied anywhere on the body where there are wrinkles, fine lines, cellulite and skin laxity.
What is the average cost of Profound treatment?
The average cost depends on your treatment area and your specialist.
This will vary across clinics and hospitals. Hence book an appointment with your doctor to discuss your treatment plan for your target area and find out if it is covered by insurance.