Profound is a revolutionary, non-surgical anti-aging treatment that creates elastic tissue and additional volume in target areas of your skin to help eliminate folds around your mouth and nose, sagging under your chin, and jowls around your jawline, restoring your smooth, firm, and youthful skin in a single, 45-minutes procedure, with no downtime or follow-up treatments. Profound skin tightening is a fully-customizable treatment that seeks to stimulate hyaluronic acid deposition and the production of new elastin and collagen by precisely controlling the temperature, depth, and exposure of radiofrequency waves, in order to repair aging skin from within.
With Profound skin tightening, patients can reverse the signs of aging and rejuvenate their skin using a simple, one-time procedure that does not require surgery.
What exactly is Profound? And how does it work?
Sagging skin is one of the biggest cosmetic issues of aging. It is an inevitable effect of the skin’s diminishing ability to produce elastin and collagen – the two fibrous proteins that help to keep your skin elastic and firm. Besides aging, other factors that contribute to skin laxity include exposure to the sun, stress, diet, lifestyle, and smoking.
Profound is the newest technology for skin tightening. It uses radiofrequency microneedling to direct heat energy at precisely controlled temperatures to specific points under the targeted skin area – 2 to 4 mm under the skin.
This technique is based on years of research that have proven that controlled damage to the inner layers of the skin stimulates the release of collagen. This damage can be induced with either heat of subzero cold. Profound uses heat at 67°C (152.6°F) to induce neocollagenesis – the process through which the collagen denatures/constricts when heat is applied for 3-4 seconds at a time, causing the production of new collagen.
What to expect
Profound skin tightening is performed under local anesthetic in a procedure that takes less than 45 minutes. Dr. Fakheri uses a handheld device gadget to apply tiny pore-sized needles into the skin in order to pulse RF heat for 4 seconds at a time.
Keep in mind that the production of collagen is a gradual process, around 3 to 10 weeks to see the initial results – less sagging skin and smooth wrinkles, and 3 to 6 months to enjoy the full results.
Who is the right candidate for profound skin tightening?
Collagen in the body begins to diminish in the mid-twenties, but the effects, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin begin to appear later in life. Profound has a very high success rate for reducing wrinkles and skin tightening for nearly all patients.
Moreover, it does not change the anatomy of your face, leave you with surgery scars, or require you to take much time off work, like with surgical treatments. Profound treatment has little to no downtime. It’s very safe, with mild swelling as the only post-treatment side effect.
Profound skin tightening can be an effective treatment to:
- Treat sagging jowls and tighten loose skin under your neck (Profound Lift)
- Reduce wrinkles on your cheeks and lower face
- Define the jawline – tighten and smooth the skin beneath your chin (Profound Contour)
- Visibly improve your skin tone/texture (Profound Smooth)
Depending on your case, Dr. Fakheri may recommend a combination of Profound Lift skin tightening and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment to enhance the skin tightening process. The result will be firmer, smoother, and younger-looking skin.
If you want to tighten loose skin on your face/neck, Profound Lift might be the right treatment for you. To schedule your free cosmetic consultation today, please call 818-343-0101 or visit our office located in Tarzana, CA.