What Is Profound RF?
Profound RF is a nonsurgical, minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that produces results similar to a surgical facelift, without the recovery time, incisions, or stress on the body. Through a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy, Profound RF delivers a remarkable, visible improvement in skin quality and tautness, reducing sagging skin, removing fine lines and facial wrinkles, and nicely volumizing thin, gaunt or aged skin.
This versatile technology is perfectly suited to two areas of treatment:
- Profound® Face: For patients experiencing the most common signs of aging and environmental exposure, including skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, Profound is like a nonsurgical mini facelift.
- Profound® Body: For patients suffering from cellulite and pockets of built up hard fats, Profound dramatically reduces the presence of that cellulite, breaks down fat, and nicely tightens the skin in some of the most common problem areas of the body, including the abs, lateral thighs, bra fat and bat wings (the underside of the upper arms.)
Am I a candidate for Profound RF?
Profound is a nonsurgical and minimally-invasive treatment that speaks to a wide variety of patients. Patients that see the most impressive benefits from it include:
- Both males and females
- Persons between ages 40 and 80-years-old who are hoping to restore many of their more youthful features
- Patients looking to lose cellulite, tackle skin laxity, and remove stubborn fatty pockets
- Patients interested in the benefits of a mini facelift but who aren’t ready for or interested in a surgical procedure
How does Profound RF work?
Profound Radio Frequency works by safely delivering radiofrequency energy into the subdermal layers of the face, using a unique handpiece with ten tiny surgical-grade needles. The microneedling device allows the RF energy to enter more deeply into the skin, where it is most effective at rejuvenating and stimulating the production of healthy collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Results appear over time, improving day by day, and continuing for months, resulting in the skin looking and feeling tighter, thicker, and more supple. You should expect to hear compliments within a few weeks after your treatment with Profound RF in North Scottsdale – with your facial skin rejuvenating from within, looking fresh and glowing.
What is Profound RF like to experience?
Virtually painless, and not all too uncomfortable. In fact, the treatment is surprisingly easy to experience. Before the procedure, the treatment area is numbed with a local anesthetic. When the anesthetic takes effect, the Profound RF microneedling can begin.
Can Profound RF make me look younger?
Yes. As we age, our skin stops producing as much collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid as it once did. These three important components are the skin’s natural firming agents. As years pass, you’ll see lines and wrinkles appear, your jaw and neck beginning to lose definition, and your face marred by saggy, loose skin. The beauty of Profound RF is that it triggers your body to produce more natural collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to restore and rejuvenate your skin and complexion–and nothing looks more natural than skin that has been restored from within.
The Profound RF Procedure
The Profound RF procedure takes about 45 minutes to complete. Microneedles will be placed in the area being treated, and the RF energy will be delivered deep within the skin tissue at a precisely controlled temperature —the optimal temperature for triggering natural regeneration. As microneedling and radiofrequency energy treatments are effective on their own, Profound provides dual benefits, with each sub-procedure complementing the other, making it one of the most effective treatments for age-related skin laxity and wrinkling.
What areas are treatable with Profound RF?
Profound RF lifts and firms up facial skin and tissue–but it is also very effective in other areas of the body, smoothing cellulite, tightening skin, and creating a more youthful look to legs, knees, décolletage, back, shoulders, or any area of the body. Areas most commonly treated with Profound RF in North Scottsdale include:
- The face
- The neck décolletage
- The chest, back, and shoulders
- Soft-tissue areas of the body affected by cellulite
- The abdomen
- Lateral thighs
- Bra fat and bat wings; the underside of the upper arms
What is the Profound treatment?
Profound is akin to a nonsurgical facelift. The Profound system combines two effective treatments into one: radiofrequency energy waves and microneedling. On their own, each of them already have their own unique ability to stimulate tissue remodeling and the production of healthy collagen and elastin, but Profound combines their power to enhance the rejuvenating effect. Combining RF energy and microneedling restructures the foundation of the skin faster and more effectively through the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. These three components are fundamental to healthy, vibrant skin, however the body stops producing enough of them as it ages.
How does Profound work?
Profound combines RF energy with microneedling to deliver controlled energy beneath the skin’s surface. That radiofrequency energy converts into thermal, or heat, energy, warming the tissue enough to spur a growth and repair reaction. By delivering the energy with fine, surgical-grade microneedles, it safely bypasses the upper dermal layers, safeguarding them from damage, while at the same time depositing energy right where fibroblast cells produce proteins and tissue regenerating components.
How many treatments will I need?
Most Profound patients will see incredible benefits after a single treatment. You do not need to be concerned about scheduling a series of treatments–one is all it takes.
How long will my Profound RF results last?
The skin-renewing effect is long-lasting. Your skin will continue to improve, with the first results becoming visible at about two months and continuing for about three to six months. It is essential that you care for your skin, eat a healthy diet, and stay hydrated, so you achieve optimal results.
How long is the recovery?
Profound requires little to no recovery or downtime. Most patients typically take a day off after the procedure, allowing for the reduction of any spotting or redness. Following treatment, you can usually return immediately to your usual activities. If your skin is red or bruised, which can occur (as with any microneedling procedure), you can apply makeup, usually within a day or two.
What results can I expect from Profound RF?
Profound stimulates tissue regeneration that causes the skin to naturally become thicker, taughter, more firm, supple and youthful. Because Profound is encouraging the body to regenerate these components on its own, the entire process isn’t immediate. Patients will start noticing obvious improvements within 6 to 8 weeks of their treatment with Profound. Improvements will continue for up to six months. While this varies from other procedures in which most effects are traditionally immediate, clinical studies on Profound do demonstrate a 100% response rate in wrinkle reduction, and a 95% response rate in reducing sagging skin.
Does the Profound RF treatment hurt?
The thought of tiny needles pressing into your facial skin probably doesn’t sound too comfortable. But with a topical numbing cream or anesthetic applied before the procedure to reduce pain and discomfort, it’s a pleasant procedure. Due to the energy deposited below the skin, some patients experience slight discomfort for the first few days after treatment. If this occurs and it exceeds your pain tolerance (or if you fear it might), pain medication can be prescribed to help.
Summit Aesthetics: The Profound Non-Surgical Facelift Specialists
At Summit Aesthetics, you’re under the care of some of the most qualified, educated, ant-aging experts in the region. We deliver a wide array of aesthetic treatments and are pleased to be able to offer our patients Profound RF in Carefree AZ. We believe all of our patients should have access to the best in aesthetic science, and at our world-class clinic, we are truly ahead of the curve. We take anti-aging seriously and can help you look years younger with the help of a Profound RF non-surgical facelift.