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

In recent years, there has been a rise in people looking for the Fountain of Youth. Millions of people are searching for ways to keep their skin looking youthful and vibrant despite the effects of aging. One such method is Profound Skin Tightening, which utilizes advanced radiofrequency technology to safely and effectively tighten skin while also helping reduce the appearance of cellulite.

The Profound treatment is a single treatment that can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of skin with minimal downtime. During this procedure, radiofrequency energy (RF) penetrates deep into the dermis, where it stimulates collagen production. This process helps promote smoother, younger-looking skin by reducing wrinkles and tightening laxity, as well as diminishing the appearance of cellulite. In addition, this non-surgical facelift requires no incisions or anesthesia and results in immediately visible improvements after just one session.

The Profound RF treatments are suitable for all skin types and can be tailored to each patient’s particular needs depending on the severity and desired outcome. In addition to facial treatments, this procedure can also be used on other areas of the body, such as arms, back, abdomen, and buttocks, for even more dramatic results.

For those seeking a non-invasive solution to turn back time without using surgery or injectables, Profound Skin Tightening may be just what they have been looking for. This seemingly miraculous technology offers exceptional results with minimal downtime while providing youthful-looking skin without any discomfort or risk of side effects

What Causes Aging Skin?

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Aging skin is caused by a variety of factors, including the natural production of collagen and elastin slowing down, leading to a loss of volume and skin laxity. As we age, our skin’s ability to retain moisture also decreases, which can leave it looking dry and dull. Additionally, facial wrinkles can form due to repetitive movements such as smiling or frowning.

Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help combat the signs of aging skin and restore youthful vibrancy. One such treatment is Profound RF Microneedling with SkinTyte II, which utilizes a handheld device to deliver radiofrequency energy deep into the layers of facial skin for tighter results. This procedure helps stimulate collagen production while also providing smoother-looking skin with minimal discomfort or downtime.

At initial consultation, your board-certified plastic surgeon will assess your condition and recommend the best treatment plan for you based on your desired outcome. In addition to Profound RF Microneedling with SkinTyte II, other popular treatments include Cellfina cellulite treatments and Sculptra Aesthetic for those seeking more subtle improvements over time.

No matter what treatment you choose, it’s important to remember that optimal results are achieved when proper aftercare instructions are followed accordingly, and regular maintenance sessions are scheduled as recommended by your plastic surgeon. With these steps in place, you can enjoy tighter, younger-looking skin with long-lasting results.

Profound Results May Be Profound

Profound’s combination of gentle energy-based heat with micro-needling has been clinically proven to produce a 100% response rate in loose face and neck skin. It is able to lift the skin, add volume and tighten tissues because Profound literally ramps up your body’s production of the building blocks of youth. It increases your hyaluronic acid, which is what makes your skin plump. It can also result in skin that has 5 times more elastin and 2 times more collagen. These are the elements that make your skin taut, smooth, and firm. If your skin was a house, elastin and collagen are the foundation. I have seen results with Profound at the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery that are truly remarkable. It’s very exciting.

Profound, Fat & Cellulite

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Besides firming up your skin’s foundation, Profound also addresses adipose tissue or fat. This can make it an ideal procedure for eliminating cellulite, something that has been notoriously difficult to treat. In fact, in clinical studies, 94% of patients who used Profound to treat their cellulite saw an improvement. Furthermore, Profound can be a nice alternative to liposuction or Kybella for reducing fat under the chin. It also allows us to address a multitude of issues, such as loose skin and fat, with only one procedure. And a non-surgical procedure to boot. This is revolutionary.


Pros & Cons of Profound

The Pros of Profound RF Skin Tightening:

  • Healing process is speedy and allows you to quickly return to your normal activities.
  • Non-invasive treatment, meaning no need for a plastic surgery or recovery time
  • Stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, improving healthy skin tone and texture.
  • Provides lasting results, leading to a youthful appearance with firm, tighter skin.
  • Effective treatment for treating lax skin around the face and neck area as well as cellulite on the body.
  • Penetrates deeper layers of skin without surgery for improved facial volume and less saggy skin.

The Cons of Profound RF Skin Tightening:

  • Requires social downtime while waiting for effects to take place (although this is minimal).
  • Can be more expensive than other non-invasive treatments such as laser therapies.

How Profound Works

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The procedure itself is pretty simple. First, a local anesthetic will be applied to your treatment area in order to reduce any discomfort. Once you are numb, the Profound handpiece will glide across the skin. The handpiece is made up of a disposable cartridge filled with radio frequency energy needles. These small needles precisely penetrate the skin while the RF energy gently heats up the underlying tissues. Any time that the skin is injured, the body produces collagen to heal these “micro” injuries. And the heat from the RF further encourages the body to naturally produce more collagen and elastin while also melting fat. It is this 1-2 punch that is one of the things that make Profound so unique.

After your Profound procedure, you can expect to be a little red and swollen. This is actually your body’s healing response. You may also have a bit of bruising and some red “prick” marks from the needles. All of these effects typically resolve within 3-5 days.

Is Profound Right for You?

Profound RF treatment is a great choice for individuals looking to achieve firm, youthful skin with minimal recovery time. It can be an ideal solution for those wanting to reduce deep wrinkles and fine lines, as well as improve overall skin tone and texture. The combination of radio frequency energy with a microneedling device stimulates collagen production beneath the skin’s surface while also melting away unwanted fat. Cosmetic surgeons have seen great success rates in clinical studies using this minimally invasive procedure, providing patients with impressive results without having to go under the knife.

Overall, Profound RF treatment is an effective non-invasive method for improving sagging skin and reducing fat that offers lasting results with minimal downtime. If you are looking to reverse the signs of aging without surgery, then this could be your perfect solution!

To find out more about Profound Skin Tightening at the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, contact us today or call (617) 735- 8735 to schedule a consultation.

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