As time goes by and our skin ages, not only are wrinkles noticeable, but the skin starts to sag as well. The curse of gravity some might call it. While there are treatments out there to combat wrinkles, there lacked a procedure to help tighten the sag and to promote volume in the face once more. At least until Profound came along.
At its heart, Profound is a radiofrequency treatment that utilizes the Profound device, which is a handheld instrument, to tighten the skin as well as to increase volume in the face and promote elasticity. This treatment is used primarily in the area around the jowls and those frown lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Profound promotes the production of hyaluronic acid. This acid is a carbohydrate in the body which is present in large amounts between skin cells. It’s here that hyaluronic acid provides moisture, plumpness, suppleness, and firmness to the skin. As a person grows older, this hyaluronic acid starts to decrease in production. Profound keep it stimulated so that it continues to be produced. In addition, it also promotes the production of collagen and elastin.
Those who are perfect patients to utilize Profound are those with saggy, wrinkled skin around the mouth and jowls area. Also, those who have wrinkles in the cheeks and upper lip area are excellent candidates. Unlike some other treatments, Profound does not use color to detect where it needs to work, so this treatment is excellent for people of all skin color types.
However, there are some limits to those who should undergo this procedure. Pregnant women should refrain from receiving it as well as those who have difficulty in skin healing. Also, those who have a pacemaker or defibrillator shouldn’t undergo this treatment.
Patients can expect to go through a consultation with their doctor first. During this consultation, the doctor will determine the best areas for the treatment, and a plan shall be formed. The patient then comes in for the procedure, which is usually only a single treatment. The device is made up of radiofrequency energy needles. These needles penetrate the skin and release a dose of high energy in the form of heat for a specific amount of time. The temperature is precise and the depth is precise as well. All of this, the doctor will determine before the procedure.
This high energy will promote the production of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elasticity. The result leads to a firmer face with added volume — something many other procedures cannot provide. The wrinkles and lines will reduce, and the face, in general, will have a firmer appearance. The skin which was sagging around the neck area will also be firmer along with the jowl area. In all, the patient can expect to have a lifted appearance, even though they did not have to undergo the lengthy, traditional facelift procedure.