If you’ve noticed significant changes in the fullness and elasticity of your skin in recent years, you may be considering a facelift or other surgical procedure to restore your youthful appearance and reduce noticeable sagging and loose skin. These procedures may be able to deliver the results you’re after, but they can be painful, invasive, and require you to take time off for recovery and healing. Other treatment options like dermal fillers and injectables offer some improvement in appearance, but they require regular retreatment. The Profound treatment from Candela offers a minimally invasive, non-surgical method of tightening skin and improving surface irregularities such as scars and folds that lasts significantly longer than injectables and dermal fillers. At U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to offering the best and most innovative treatment options, and Profound Treatment is giving many of our patients the ability to reclaim flawless, more youthful skin safely and comfortably.
Profound is a unique treatment option that provides many patients with an alternative to plastic surgery by tightening skin with radiofrequency and improving texture and tone with microneedles. Rather than using surgical procedures that can be painful and take months to ensure a complete recovery, Profound relies on your body’s natural healing ability to increase skin elasticity and fullness for a more youthful appearance.
As we age, the body’s production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid is slowed, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and other adverse changes in appearance. In order to jumpstart the production of these three essential elements of skin health, Profound uses microneedles to direct radiofrequency energy into the deep layers of the skin tissue, triggering the body’s healing capabilities. Profound stimulates the body to heal itself from within via predictable changes in collagen and elastin. The result is long-lasting, natural improvement in tightness, tone, and texture of the skin.
Unlike other treatment options, with Profound there’s no:
Profound is considered a suitable treatment option for anyone who notices drooping, saggy skin, especially in the jowls or jawline. Additionally, Profound is recommended for treatment to improve the appearance of cellulite. Profound can be combined with other treatment modalities such as fillers, chemical peels, and other laser and light treatments in order to receive maximal improvement. No treatment is right for every patient, so we will need to perform an initial consultation and evaluation to ensure you are a good candidate for the Profound treatment method. In some cases, we will also partner with your general physician to ensure there are no preexisting conditions or medications that may impede your ability to safely undergo Profound treatment.
Profound is done under local anesthesia in a regular patient exam room. Microneedles are used to deliver radiofrequency into the deep layers of the skin tissue. The procedure usually takes around an hour. You will be kept comfortable at all times and will be given instruction on post-procedure care.
Profound treatment for wrinkle reduction typically leads to some minor swelling and bruising for a week to ten days after treatment. Those who receive Profound treatment for cellulite may experience soreness and skin redness in the treated area. In clinical studies, these side effects were quite mild and resolved within a few days. If you ever experience side effects that increase in severity or that don’t abate after the first two weeks following treatment, make sure to call our office. Your dermatologist can help you determine if your situation requires further treatment.
Following your treatment, you’ll see continued improvement in appearance for the first six to eight weeks. The majority of patients see their most dramatic results around six months after treatment, as this is how long it takes for collagen and elastin to change. Typically, only one treatment with Profound is needed for a result that lasts for years, but as aging is continual, smaller touch-up procedures with different technologies can be done after Profound.
Are you ready to take a sip from the fountain of youth and restore the smooth, flawless appearance of your skin without surgical intervention? It’s time to work with the skilled team of skin health specialists at U.S. Dermatology Partners to see a truly Profound change. It’s easy to get started. Simply complete our online request form. One of our local U.S. Dermatology Partners teams will be in touch soon to discuss treatment options or schedule your appointment in one of our local practices.
*Results may vary by individual