We love bringing innovative nonsurgical treatment options into our Lake Charles office. The Profound system has been making a name for itself ever since it first became available in the United States. Here, we discuss some of the questions that are commonly asked about Profound treatment.
What is Profound Treatment?
Profound has been touted as a nonsurgical facelift. That is a basic description, though one that is quite accurate. This system is based on two modalities: radiofrequency waves and microneedling. Each of these techniques has the unique power to stimulate tissue remodeling on their own. What the Profound system has done is combine them to enhance their rejuvenating effects. The purpose of combining radiofrequency with microneedling is to bring about the restructuring of the skin’s foundation through the production of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Without precise stimulation, the cells that produce these vital chemicals stay dormant throughout adulthood.
How Does Profound Work?
The Profound system combines radiofrequency and microneedling in a way that delivers controlled energy beneath the skin’s surface. The radiofrequency waves travel through the microneedles, preventing energy from having to permeate the upper layers of the epidermis. By depositing energy deeper beneath the skin, Profound gets to the home of the fibroblast cells that produce key proteins and tissue regenerating chemicals.
What Can I Expect in Terms of Results?
This treatment stimulates tissue regeneration so that the skin becomes thicker, firmer, and more resilient naturally. As you might imagine, this takes time. Patients can expect to begin seeing visible improvement six to eight weeks after their Profound treatment. These improvements continue to build for up to six months. Profound has been clinically proven to correct the signs of aging. Studies demonstrate a 100% response rate for wrinkle reduction and a 95% response rate for sagging skin.
Does Profound Treatment Hurt?
Microneedling is a technique that creates tiny channels in the upper layers of the skin. Profound treatment expands upon that by also delivering energy through those channels. This could be uncomfortable but it’s not because we apply or inject a local anesthetic before commencing with the procedure. Because energy is deposited beneath the skin, patients can expect some degree of discomfort in the first couple of days after their treatment. If you undergo Profound and feel discomfort, contact our office. We can suggest ways to decrease side effects.