Over the past decade or so, the aesthetic world has experienced a dramatic transformation. As a result of multiple bodies of research, doctors have shifted how they treat various beauty concerns. We no longer have to rely on plastic surgeons to help us attend to aging skin and superficial tissue. Today, more and more people are undergoing nonsurgical treatments to smooth, tighten, and firm their skin. In our Lake Charles office, we do this using the Profound skin tightening system; and, let us tell you, the results are nothing less than amazing.
What is Profound Skin-Tightening?
You may have heard of microneedling as an effective collagen-stimulating treatment. You may have also heard about the power of radiofrequency treatment to promote resilient, youthful skin. The Profound system combines these two modalities to achieve better results more quickly with fewer treatments. During a Profound treatment, radiofrequency energy is delivered beneath the skin rather than through it. Tiny microneedles are its vehicle.
A Profound treatment session begins with an application of topical numbing cream. This desensitizes the skin before the 45-minute treatment. Once the skin is prepared, the provider presses the Profound handpiece to one area of the skin for a few moments. Treatment progresses as the needled applicator tip is moved across adjacent sections of skin until the desired area has been covered. With each contact between the applicator and the skin, the microneedles send radiofrequency into layers of tissue that can benefit from an influx of collagen and elastin. Thanks to the topical numbing medication, treatment is comfortable.
Is Profound Skin Tightening Right for You?
Many adults are excellent candidates for Profound skin tightening. Even plastic surgeons who have routinely turned to facelift surgery have noted that they see impressive results from this nonsurgical device. The objective of Profound is the same, to induce a lifting effect. The way it achieves this goal is to trigger tissue contraction via controlled heat. Common areas that are treated with Profound include the cheeks and jawline, the upper neck, upper arms, décolleté, the abdomen, and the area above the knees. In addition to tightening the skin, Profound has demonstrated a reductive effect on cellulite.