A Guide To Profound Skin Tightening Treatment

Things like overexposure to sunlight, stress, and smoking, all contribute to the aging process. To reduce the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles, people use all sorts of treatments, ranging from sunscreen and beauty products. However, given the limited benefits these methods provide, you need something more effective for smooth and elastic skin. For those looking for a non-surgical alternative, Profound treatment can be the best option.

Here is a quick guide to everything you need to know about Profound skin tightening treatment:

What is Profound?

Profound is a radiofrequency (RF) energy-based treatment to keep your skin smooth and elastic. The method delivers RF (heat energy) directly into the dermis, the skin’s second layer. It results in a natural healing process that leads the skin to produce new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic — key components of maintaining youthful skin. By controlling the temperature of the heat energy and the depth of delivery, Profound can be tailored to meet the specific needs.

How is it different from a facelift?

Both facelift and mini facelift are invasive surgical procedures that come with surgical risks, complications, and a recovery period. And every patient is not comfortable with these risks and complications. However, treatments like Profound offer a viable alternative as it is a non-surgical procedure. While a facelift is a good option for severe cases, Profound works best for mild cases.

Where can the treatment be used?

Profound offers versatility to treat just about any area of the body. It can be used to improve forehead lines, smile lines, wrinkles around your eyes, droopy jowls, or sagging cheek skin, as well as across the lips and cheeks. It is also helpful in treating the folds that develop around your nose and under your jaw. 

The treatment can also target cellulite and treat areas like the stomach, thighs, and buttocks. Cellulite is the lumpy appearance in the thighs and bottom. For cellulite treatment, Profound can take 5 to 10 sessions for significant results. However, if you go for surgery, procedures like liposuction come with additional anesthesia risks and an extended recovery.

What is Profound procedure?

Before the procedure, doctors apply local anesthesia in a regular patient exam room. Then, the provider uses a Profound handpiece filled with a disposable cartridge made up of radiofrequency energy needles. The handpiece is gently maneuvered so that tiny needles meticulously penetrate the target skin. The microneedles deliver heat energy deep into the tissue, and the warmth helps stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. Profound is a quick treatment and usually takes  45 minutes or less.0

How many treatments are required?

Profound is less painful and more effective than other therapies. Profound does not require multiple treatments, and usually, one treatment is sufficient. After a Profound treatment, there is some downtime necessary to give the skin proper time to heal.

How long will the results last?

The results of Profound treatment are not immediate. Patients may see initial improvements in as little as two weeks, but it may take 6-8 weeks for any significant results. New elastin and collagen require time to fully develop, so you may see smooth and firm skin in the following weeks. The effect of the treatment can last up to four years, but it is important to note that factors like your health and age play a crucial role in determining how long you can expect the results to last. 

About Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics

If you want to treat spider veins, Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics should be your one-stop destination. We have been helping Portsmouth residents since 2002 with non-surgical cosmetic skin therapies, including CoolSculpting, injectables, laser, and profound RF. Fill out our new patient form to find out which skin treatment works best for you. 

You can call us at (603) 319-8432 or email at hello@ballentynemedicalaesthetics.com to know more.