To be honest, there are several perks that come with age. At some point, we learn who we are, what we value, and where we can stand to improve. We make lasting relationships and build lifelong memories that make us smile when we most need to. While we can enjoy these many advantages of age, we may also struggle with some other aspects of getting older. Namely, we tend to wish we looked as young as we felt. Sagging jowls, drooping eyebrows, and thin eyelid skin don’t help us feel great about our appearance.
Getting older doesn’t have to be such a dramatic event. We can garner the many benefits to be had while also minimizing the cosmetic effects of aging. Even better, we don’t have to rely on plastic surgery to make this happen. In our Lake Charles office, patients are discovering that they can achieve profound tissue remodeling with a simple skin-tightening treatment.
Profound® RF Skin Tightening
As nonsurgical treatments go, Profound is one that offers dramatic improvements in a short time. This is because this minimally-invasive procedure is a combination of two dynamic collagen-inducing therapies. A Profound skin tightening treatment utilizes a handheld microneedling device that is powered by radiofrequency waves. The tiny needles on the tip of the device create channels in the skin. These channels act as pathways for radiofrequency to then permeate more deeply into the dermis, where tissue remodeling is stimulated.
The increase in collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid that is stimulated by Profound radiofrequency treatment has been clinically shown to:
- Reduce double-chin and jowls
- Restore plumpness and volume in the skin
- Firm loose, saggy skin
- Smooth deep creases to be less visible
Recovery & Results
Being a minimally invasive treatment that does not require general anesthesia (only a topical anesthetic to numb the skin), Profound does not incur a long recovery. Within 24 hours after treatment, patients are back to their normal routine. During the first day after treatment, the skin may look slightly sunburned and puffy. Some patients develop mild bruising. These side effects are typically mild. They resolve within a week of treatment. As soon as radiofrequency gets absorbed by skin cells, the remodeling process begins. This continues for several weeks, which results in progressive improvements in tone, texture, and tightness. While it is possible to achieve noticeable tissue tightening with one Profound treatment, more significant tissue laxity may benefit from two or more treatments. The provider performs a thorough consultation so an accurate estimate of treatment sessions can be recommended.