21 Sep 2023 | by Leonard Miller, MD, FACS, FRCS

There are many treatment options available on the market for skin tightening; some work and some do not. However, 2017 is your chance to experience a brand-new, innovative treatment that will profoundly improve your appearance with a lift of your lower face and neck without having to undergo surgery. Dr. Leonard Miller and the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation are excited to bring patients the latest, cutting-edge facial rejuvenation treatment, Profound RF Skin Tightening. Using a unique radiofrequency (RF) system together with micro-needling, Profound provides patients with dramatic skin tightening results, without the use of fillers and surgery. Naturally ramping up the body’s production of collagen, elastin, and Hyaluronic Acid, Profound brings tight, smooth, lifted skin from the inside, and out.

A Profound procedure Will:

  • Improve skin volume by naturally plumping tissues.
  • Safely and successfully treat fine lines, wrinkles, and lax skin of the face, jawline, and neck.
  • Lift the lower face and jowls and tighten loose neck skin.
  • Create a lifted appearance in the lower face and neck.
  • Use real-time precise temperature control for customized treatments.
  • Provide an almost perfect, 95% patient satisfaction rating.
  • A single treatment helps to boost the body’s stores of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid.

What is Profound and how is it different?

Profound is a unique device used for improving skin laxity

Profound is a unique device used for improving skin laxity and increasing dermal volume, especially on the lower half of the face, jawline, submental area, and upper neck. The minimally invasive treatment utilizes concentrated RF waves to deliver fractional RF energy through five pairs of micro-needle electrodes, introduced deep within the dermis, tiny, fractional thermal injuries are created within the skin. This kick-starts the body’s natural healing process. The dermis’ vigorous wound healing response means that levels of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid soar. As the skin heals, the dermal remodeling process will plump tissues, smooth wrinkles and fine lines, and lift the skin. In as few as 10 weeks, patients will see a significant improvement in sagging and wrinkled skin. A single Profound treatment has been proven to improve skin laxity in 95% of patients in a few months with results lasting up to 4 years.

Profound Addresses the Three Skin Fundamentals:

An abundance of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid means skin that is soft, taut, even in texture and tone, and remains resilient to the environment. These nutrients are responsible for creating dermal volume, which in turn, equals smooth skin. As we age, however, the skin stops producing collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Diet, smoking, the aging process, illness, weight fluctuations, sun damage, and hormonal changes can all decrease these three fundamental elements. Without these fibrous proteins, sagging and wrinkles soon appear. Profound is a unique device, providing the first-ever method to restore all three of the skin’s vital building blocks.

Profound Before & After Photos

* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.

What to expect from Profound?

Profound is a mildly invasive, RF microneedling treatment. Using five pairs of tiny needles, each fitted with a small electrode, concentrated radiofrequency energy is directed deep into the dermis, without causing any damage to the top layer of skin. Healing is therefore rapid and the healthy skin appearance returns to normal in a few days. Before the treatment, you will have a personalized private consultation to determine if it is suitable for your individual needs and to identify the target area. This will help ensure that the treatment is right for you.

Next, Dr. Miller will apply a topical and local anesthetic for optimal patient comfort. The provider will then glide the Profound handpiece across the predetermined area, gently delivering custom-tailored pulses of energy, each lasting approximately 3 seconds. Each Profound session will take about 45 minutes, depending on the target area and the extent of the desired correction.

Profound’s cutting-edge technology means that one treatment can offer dramatic results with only a small chance of side effects or complications. There is little downtime needed after a Profound session. Most patients are back to their normal routine, including work, school, and exercise, within 24 hours, but some swelling and bruising may last up to a week.

Profound Vs other skin tightening treatments

The Boston Center for Plastic Surgery believes that the Profound system is superior due to its combination of microneedling and RF energy, as well as its ability to deliver RF energy directly into the dermis through the needles without causing harm or warming to the epidermis. This is a problem with other Radiofrequency treatments as it can be challenging to effectively heat the dermis to a suitable temperature while keeping the skin surface at safe temperatures.

The system uses very small needles (200 microns wide) that can be set to different depths, from 0.5 to 3.5 mm, allowing for the treatment of different levels of the dermis in different passes. It is also able to accommodate varying skin and dermis depths in different areas. The needles are insulated and the RF energy is emitted from their ends, delivering it directly into the dermis without causing damage to the epidermis. It is worth mentioning that the further RF energy has to travel through tissue, the more painful the treatment may become.

Using microneedling and RF energy together has many benefits. For example, the penetration of the epidermis through the use of microneedles can stimulate the natural production of collagen in the skin through the activation of fibroblasts. Topical creams applied to the skin after the cosmetic procedure can be delivered more deeply through the microscopic holes created by the microneedles than they can when applied to the surface normally.

Profound Before & After Photos

* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.

Profound Skin Improvement at the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery:

Profound is one of a few devices to consistently create tightening and lift for a natural-looking, youthful appearance. To make a profound difference in your skin’s appearance: schedule your Profound consultation at the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery today. Call the Boston office at 617.735.8735 to arrange your initial appointment with Dr. Miller, or fill out our easy, online Contact Us form for additional details.

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