Want to get rid of the wrinkles and sagging skin on your face? We can relate, and so can many other people around the world. There’s a lot of buzz right now about Profound RF, a cutting-edge medical spa procedure that can help you make the changes you seek.
Many Profound patients are people who thought about getting a facelift but had concerns about surgery. Others tried Utherapy but failed to achieve their desired results. If you’re looking for a clinically proven, single-treatment, minimally invasive alternative, Profound RF may be the perfect solution.
What is Profound RF?
Profound RF is an FDA-approved, non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure. The treatment is most often used around the mouth, cheeks, jawline, and neck to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and tighten loose skin by increasing the body’s natural production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
During Profound treatment, a skilled medical professional uses a radio-frequency (RF) microneedling device to directly deliver RF energy to the reticular dermis, the lower level of the skin that contains most collagen fibers. The device measures skin impedance between needle pairs and instantaneously adjusts the current to deliver the safest possible treatment while effectively smoothing and tightening the skin.
Profound RF is considered a relatively natural treatment because it works by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. The treatment essentially stimulates your body’s own wound healing response to reduce the appearance of aging.
Does Profound RF Treatment Work?
Most people with mild to moderate sagging and volume loss will experience a noticeable change in the weeks and months following the procedure. In clinical trials, more than 90% of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their results.
Profound RF can also be used together with dermal fillers, Botox, chemical peels, or other non-surgical procedures to create a more substantial facelift-like effect. We encourage you to talk with a medical provider about which options make sense for you.
How does Profound compare to other wrinkle and skin laxity treatments like surgical facelifts and Ultherapy?
Profound RF gives about ⅓ the results of a surgical facelift for ⅓ the price and ⅓ the time. There is no cutting and stitching, and you will not need as much downtime after the procedure.
As a non-surgical skin tightening treatment, Profound RF is often compared to Ultherapy. The largest difference for patients is that while Ultherapy usually takes multiple rounds, Profound is generally a one and done procedure. Profound also tends to be more tolerable compared to the often painful ultherapy device.
In clinical studies, Profound patients appear to be more likely to respond to treatment and see more impressive results than Ultherapy patients. Only Profound has received FDA approval specifically for skin tightening, and most patients only need one treatment session. However, Profound is generally more expensive upfront and may require more post-procedure downtime.
How Long Do Profound RF Treatments Last?
Profound RF can last up to 3-5 years, depending on the patient and how well they take care of their skin. Wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more and using medical-grade skincare can help you make your results last longer.
Am I a Good Candidate for Profound RF?
We do not recommend Profound RF if you are pregnant or have a pacemaker or defibrillator. You may also wish to avoid Profound and other microneedling procedures if you have active acne, eczema, or psoriasis.
As with any medical procedure, you should talk to a medical provider who is aware of your medical history before undergoing treatment.
What Should I Expect During and After the Treatment Process?
At Beauty Boost Med Spa, every treatment begins with a consultation in which a highly qualified nurse practitioner or physician assistant will examine your face, listen carefully to understand your desired results, and create a personalized treatment plan.
During your Profound treatment session, a medical provider will inject local anesthesia to numb the treatment. They will then press the Profound handheld device to small patches of skin in the treatment area while the cartridge generates heat and the microneedles create tiny injuries in your dermis. The needles will deliver RF energy to the ideal depth for an effective regenerative response.
Profound treatment sessions usually take 45 to 90 minutes. The vast majority of patients only need one treatment session to achieve their desired results.
Most patients can return to their normal activities within 24 hours of treatment. However, you may experience swelling, soreness, numbing, and possibly bruising for at least a few days to weeks. Some patients find that they can have the treatment on Friday and cover up any bruises and redness with makeup on Monday, while others take a week of social downtime.
Your full results will appear over the next few months. Some people begin to see changes in as little as two weeks, but most patients find that their optimal results appear after three months or so.
Are There Any Risks or Side Effects of Profound RF?
In the first few days and weeks after treatment, you may experience minor swelling, redness, or bruising, but this typically resolves within 1 to 2 weeks. These side effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. Since Profound RF targets a lower layer of the skin, there is a reduced risk of hyperpigmentation relative to other procedures.
How Much Does a Profound RF Treatment Cost?
At Beauty Boost, you can get Profound RF on the lower face and jowls for $2500, on the neck for $2500, and in both areas for $4000. Book your appointment here now.
The Best Skin and Wrinkle Treatments in Orange County
Beauty Boost Med Spa provides non-surgical aesthetic treatments from the most qualified nurse practitioners and physician assistants. We take the utmost precautions to ensure each treatment is safe and confidential. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking health and safety seriously by expanding our cleaning and sanitizing procedures, ensuring that all staff members wear masks, taking temperature checks, and more.
At Beauty Boost, we are all about boosting your natural beauty by treating the entire face rather than just one wrinkle or line. Get in touch with our Newport Beach medical spa team today for a complimentary, no-obligation facial analysis.