Laser Skin Rejuvenation

4 FAQs about Profound® RF Skin Tightening Treatments

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Would you be interested in a facelift without the surgery?

Most of us would. While you might think that innovation is a few decades off, the truth is that it is already here. Profound® radiofrequency skin tightening treatments can lift the skin on your face and produce a more youthful look. But before you book your treatment, here are four Profound skin tightening FAQs you need the answers to.

1. What Is Profound?

Profound is a treatment that combines two technologies that have already been widely used in skin care: microneedling and radiofrequency energy. Widely known as a non-surgical facelift option, it induces biological responses that tighten the skin over a period of weeks. In addition to correcting signs of aging, Profound RF can also reduce the appearance of cellulite.

A facelift without surgery isn’t too good to be true; it is a reality thanks to Profound.

The system uses microneedling to penetrate the skin to a precise depth, then releases a brief burst of radiofrequency energy. This creates microscopic wounds in the skin. While this doesn’t sound ideal, it is safe and is essential to the process.

Because of these small wounds, your body gets the message that the targeted area needs to be healed. Part of this is creating collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin — all of which help to keep your face looking smooth and firm. As these compounds build up in your skin, your face regains lost volume and looks younger.

2. What Should I Expect in Terms of Results?

The exact results will vary between individuals and depend on a number of variables. However, the majority of men and women who receive Profound treatments experience a noticeable reduction in fine lines and wrinkles as well as in skin sagging.

Because the results rest on your body’s ability to build up collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, they take time to develop. You may start noticing a difference just a few weeks after treatment. However, most people start to see results around week sex. Full results may take 3 to 6 months to develop.

You can expect to do a maintenance treatment about six months after your first. From there, you will likely need to have a treatment once a year to maintain your results.

3. What Is the Healing Process Like?

Usually, people need around 3 to 7 days of downtime after the procedure, since the skin will be red and swollen, and there may be some scabbing. While this is more of a recovery period than some other med spa procedures require, it is much less than a surgical facelift.

Keep in mind that you will still be able to move around your house just fine—you will simply need to avoid the sun and may want to take some time away from your social circle while your skin heals.

4. Can Profound Be Combined with Other Treatments?

Yes, it can. Because it uses microneedling, Profound is often combined with special topical treatments, as they will penetrate deeper into the skin. Your technician will be able to advise you on which treatments pair best with Profound and maximize its benefits.

4 FAQs about Profound® RF Skin Tightening Treatments
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4 FAQs about Profound® RF Skin Tightening Treatments
Want to learn more about Profound skin tightening? Board-certified laser technician Caroll Delo at Simply Smooth Laser Center in Tampa covers some FAQs.
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