July 24, 2020

Everything You Need To Know About The Profound RF Facelift

Do you ever find yourself pulling back the skin of your face when you look in the mirror and wishing it would stay there? Sag can be a drag! When aging occurs prematurely or when your outside appearance doesn’t match how young you feel on the inside, it can significantly impact self-confidence.

We’re here to tell you that there is a minimally invasive procedure that can "shrinkwrap" your skin! Imagine tightening the loose skin on your neck, jowls, and the wrinkles around your mouth without surgery. Profound RF has made reversing the signs of aging without surgery entirely possible. This skin tightening treatment will be a game-changer at improving patients' overall skin tightness and quality.

Over the past decade, a host of technologies have been developed to market the promise of face lifting without surgery. However, many have fallen short, not delivering on the promise. Profound is different; that's why we decided to bring the technology to our practice. RF (radiofrequency) energy has a long-standing, proven track record in medicine such that it is used in literally every operating room in the USA. Studies by Syneron Candela (the manufacturers of Profound) show a 100% response rate for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and a 95% response rate for improving skin laxity.

WHAT IS PROFOUND RF

Profound is the first FDA approved RF microneedling device for the face and body. This revolutionary treatment is the only technology that has been clinically proven to stimulate collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid -- the three essential building blocks for firm, plump and tight skin. Each one of these molecules plays a huge role in how the skin looks and feels and has a specific action supporting the underlying structure of the skin of our face.

Collagen is the most common protein in the body. It’s considered the "glue" that holds the body together and provides strength and support to the skin. Elastin is crucial because it promotes resilience and gives skin its ability to bounce and snap back into place. Both collagen and elastin work together to keep the skin's shape, firmness, and form. This teamwork can be witnessed when we make an expression, such as smiling, and afterward, the skin snaps back to its resting position. Additionally, hyaluronic acid (HA) naturally holds moisture, which keeps the skin soft and internally hydrated. Unfortunately, as we age, our collagen levels in our skin decrease, our elastin production slows, and hyaluronic acid fades. Profound is unique because it reverses these aging effects. It targets signs of aging by lifting, volumizing, and tightening the skin with one procedure.  

PROFOUND VS. ULTHERAPY

Both Ultherapy and Profound are minimally invasive skin-tightening procedures, so how do they differ from one another? The technique used to tighten and lift the skin is what differentiates the two technologies. Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound, and Profound uses radiofrequency energy.

The ultrasound waves in Ultherapy use focused heat in varying depths, and when it’s focused at the right level, you can stimulate the growth of new collagen. However, Profound is penetrated directly into the dermis with microneedles, making the treatment more precise and effective at pinpointing and placing energy in the correct place. The dermis is the mother layer of the skin, and it's where we want collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid deposited.

Profound microneedling has more downtime, but it's more effective than Ultherapy. This is because you don't need a series of Profounds like you to do with Ultherapy. You can quickly get the beautiful results you desire with one single treatment. That's right! One treatment...100% response rate. Maximum treatment effects will be seen over a 6-9 month period. The results are gradual, so your skin and jawline will keep looking better and better over time.

To better understand the two treatments, let's look at a conventional oven and microwave. The conventional oven resembles Ultherapy because the heat has to migrate from the oven's chamber toward the inside of the food until it is cooked thoroughly. Profound is more efficient like a microwave because this cooking method sends energy that penetrates directly into the food molecules rather than heating the meal from the outside inward.

TRADITIONAL FACELIFT VS. PROFOUND

We’re sure that you’re familiar with the concept of a facelift, a surgical procedure that's incredibly effective at improving the visible signs of aging on the face and neck. This is done by removing excess skin and wrinkles and repositioning the facial skin. The traditional facelift will always be the most effective method to achieve facial rejuvenation. However, we understand some patients seek an alternative to refresh their skin without surgery.  

You don't have to undergo invasive surgery to tighten the skin on your face. In our opinion, Profound RF microneedling is the best non-surgical option for people who really want a change but aren't going to compromise on surgery. Studies have shown that the Profound procedure produces one-third of a surgical facelift effect, making it the best choice for face lifting without the cutting and stitching.

PROFOUND VS. CO2 LASER RESURFACING

C02 laser resurfacing is often compared and contrasted to Profound RF microneedling. You might not know that these two procedures are complementary (like peanut butter and jelly) and have the best tools to accomplish overall facial rejuvenation. They make a fantastic pair because Profound RF targets the tissue underneath the skin, and C02 laser resurfacing focuses on the superficial areas of the skin such as brown spots, rough texture, and fine lines. The face ages in different layers, and we're able to utilize both devices to address all aspects of aging. When you remove the outer layers of the skin with laser resurfacing and mix that with tightening and lifting from Profound, you will reveal a happier, more youthful person.

Are you ready to reverse your signs of aging and dramatically tighten the sagging skin of the face, neck and jowls? Learn more about Profound RF, by scheduling a consultation here.

JULY 24, 2020


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