Cellulite -- virtually everyone has it, and virtually everyone would like to eliminate it, at least to some degree. Why else would there be an abundance of magical creams and treatments available today? While there is no magical cure, not even surgery, Profound Radiofrequency Microneedling stands out among the crowd as a reliable way to achieve a visible improvement in the appearance of sagging, dimpled skin. Profound for cellulite is safe and non-surgical. The procedure stimulates the body to rebuild the connective tissue and also debulks and smooths problem areas. Profound can also be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles on the face. We are pleased to offer both treatments at Esthetics Center. If you’re looking for significant results, Profound is quite simply the best out there.
The Profound treatment is a non-invasive, safe, and effective way to address wrinkles and sagging skin, particularly in the lower face, neck, and jawline. We think of it as a non-surgical mini-facelift. Tiny microneedles penetrate the skin and deliver radiofrequency energy which stimulates your body to produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. The result is firmer, more lifted skin, which restores a look of youthfulness.
During a Profound treatment radiofrequency energy is delivered to the skin at a precise depth and temperature via ultrafine needles. The heating of the skin in this controlled way stimulates your body’s natural healing process, which will lead to the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. The result is new, healthy tissue, restored volume, and improved texture of the skin.
All three of these ingredients are important for that youthful, healthy skin that we were all born with. Over time, due to the aging process as well as environmental factors such as sun exposure, diet, and lifestyle, our bodies produce less and less of these three things. Profound can stimulate the body to produce all three by activating the body’s natural healing process. Collagen is a protein that is one of the main building blocks in our skin. It is responsible for holding our skin ogether and giving it that plump, youthful look. Elastin gives the skin “snap”, allowing it to bounce back when poked or pinched. Think of it as a rubber band. Finally, Hyaluronic acid is a liquid compound found in the skin that improves hydration. With just one Profound treatment you will see a visible improvement in your skin due to the rejuvenation of these three important ingredients!
The procedure without any comfort measures would not be pleasant, but we include Nitrous Oxide as well as topical and local numbing with your treatment. With the Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) and numbing, you can expect to be completely comfortable. You can expect about a week of downtime, although most patients can return to normal activities within 24 hours. We will be sure to educate you on the appropriate aftercare to minimize your swelling or bruising and help you speed up your recovery as much as possible. Some patients choose to do their treatment at the end of the week so that they have the weekend to rest and recover at home, but there is nothing that should prevent you from returning to your normal activities within a day or two. The best part about Profound is that it is a one-time procedure with long-lasting results. Most patients can tolerate the procedure well from start to finish, and most importantly, they feel that the outcome is well worth it.
Most patients feel slightly sore following a Profound treatment, and some may also experience temporary redness, swelling, or bruising. These minor side effects will resolve within a week to ten days. We recommend the use of ice packs or cold compresses to reduce swelling and can also suggest some soothing products that will help maximize your healing and minimize discomfort. Following any kind of medical or esthetic procedure, we always recommend rest, proper nutrition, and lots of hydration.
Why does it take several months to see results? This technology heats the underlying issue in a way that causes a controlled injury. This will in turn stimulate your body to produce more collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid and rejuvenate the tissue that was damaged. These three ingredients are the trifecta of healthy, youthful-looking skin, but this process takes time. While it takes approximately 3-6 months to reach optimal results, you will notice gradual improvements starting right away. We think you’ll feel more confident every day, and would love to discuss what the Profound treatment can do for you.
Profound RF microneedling is excellent for treating sagging skin and diminished volume in the lower face. It is commonly used around the mouth, jawline, and neck. It can also be used to treat cellulite on the legs and buttocks.