Cellulite and loose skin are two of the most common appearance problems many women have, yet neither one responds to diet or exercise. Until recently, options for parting ways with cellulite have been slim to none. Thankfully, there’s now a nonsurgical device called Profound RF that can smooth away cellulite and tighten up skin at the same time.
What Is Profound RF?
Profound RF utilizes bi-polar radiofrequency energy and real-time temperature control to safely and gently create tiny thermal injuries within your skin. This process stimulates the production of important proteins like collagen and elastin, as well as a naturally-occurring substance called hyaluronic acid. Collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid are responsible for giving your skin a firm, supple and youthful-looking structure.
Together, these effects address three key contributors to cellulite and ultimately create a smoother, more even skin texture. Because Profound RF treatments trigger your skin to synthesize collagen, you can also achieve tighter, firmer skin in the targeted areas.
What Causes Cellulite?
Many people think that cellulite is caused by being overweight, but the truth is that just about anyone of any build can experience cellulite. In fact, most women will develop some amount of cellulite at some point in their lives. Although weight gain is one possible cause of cellulite, genetics, aging and prolonged sitting can also play a role in its formation.
The dimpled appearance characteristic of cellulite happens when small fatty deposits push against the bands of connective tissue just beneath your skin, creating tiny bulges and depressions on the skin’s surface.
Profound RF can correct cellulite by restructuring the septae (connective tissue), reducing fat that has become trapped between them and increasing skin thickness to help camouflage minor skin imperfections.
Profound RF stimulates collagen and elastin in your skin, so your results could last for years to come.
Will Profound RF Contour My Body?
Although Profound RF can help diminish the lumpy “cottage cheese” look of cellulite, this treatment isn’t intended for body contouring. If you’re looking to slim down your silhouette, a relatively quick cosmetic treatment called CoolSculpting® could be your best bet.
For men and women who want to get rid of stubborn fat pockets while also treating cellulite, talk to your provider about including both Profound RF and CoolSculpting in your treatment plan.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of Profound RF sessions you’ll require to reach your desired result can vary based on your skin type and condition and how your body responds to treatment. While many people do see excellent results after just one session, you may choose to schedule a few additional treatments to enhance your results even further.
When Will I See Results?
Plan to see gradual changes to your skin’s smoothness and firmness over the 6 months following your initial Profound RF treatment. It can take around this amount of time for your body to produce additional collagen and elastin proteins. However, this also means that you could enjoy the same great results for years to come before a touch-up treatment might be necessary.