For many years, microneedling and cosmetic use of radiofrequency energy have been safe and effective treatment options to help regain a tighter and toned look of dull, sagging, or crepey skin. Both are non-invasive alternatives to surgical treatments and require no downtime or restrictions after each session.
Microneedling creates small channels or grooves in the topmost layer of the skin. This causes the body to increase collagen production to “fill in” these channels creating tighter and more toned-looking skin. However, microneedling has little impact on the volume of the treated area.
Radiofrequency treatments, on the other hand, work from the inside out. By sending radiofrequency energy below the skin to the second layer in specific areas, the body is stimulated to produce new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to add volume from the inside. The collagen plumps up the targeted areas, but may not hide fine lines and wrinkles.
Previously, these two treatments were performed by themselves, requiring time in between to achieve the full effect. Dr. Shondra Smith is pleased to offer Profound treatments. Now, patients can achieve visible and proven results from microneedling and radiofrequency energy in a single session that takes less than an hour.
Along with being completely non-invasive, Profound treatments are gentle enough to be used nearly anywhere on the body. Profound treatments, can also be used with positive results to smooth and reduce the appearance of cellulite around the legs and lower body.
Although there might be some swelling and minor bruising around the treatment areas, this usually resolves within 4 to 6 days following a treatment session. Patients have reported seeing improving results up to 10 weeks after each session.
If you are considering microneedling and radiofrequency treatments, contact Dr. Shondra Smith Dermatology and Advanced Aesthetics in Lake Charles, LA, to see how the Profound all-in-one treatment combines the benefits microneedling and radiofrequency energy. The safe and painless treatments are convenient and can be performed over a lunch break.