Each week, I see many patients who are in search of a youthful appearance. They say things like, “I don’t want to look 20; I just want to look good for my age,” or “I’m too far gone. I think I need a facelift.” When given a choice between an expensive operation with a major recovery or an extremely effective combination of minimally invasive procedures, most patients choose minimally invasive skin tightening with microneedling at my Coeur d’Alene plastic surgery practice.
A sharp, defined jawline is attractive in both men and women. This feature makes us look younger and more physically fit, which is the goal of most cosmetic procedures. A surgical facelift aims to sharpen the jawline by mobilizing and removing skin and placing sutures that pull these facial tissues tight. But what if we can accomplish the same goal without putting the patient under general anesthesia, performing an invasive operation, or asking the patient to endure a multi-week recovery? The truth is, now we can.
What is Profound™ microneedling?
Profound radiofrequency microneedling is an important new tool we use to achieve skin tightening in the lower face and upper neck to sharpen the jawline, smooth away lines, and improve the texture of facial skin. Most importantly, these visible, reproducible results look natural and only require a single treatment.
Profound works by delivering fractionated energy to the deep dermis of the skin. These zones of injury promote a mechanism of healing that stimulates the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, which are associated with smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking skin. Many lasers, ultrasonic, and radiofrequency devices attempt to stimulate this mechanism, but none equal the effectiveness of Profound.
If you also have excess fat under your chin or on your neck, we may recommend a treatment plan that includes neck liposuction, PrecisionTX™, or Kybella®. The combination of fat reduction with one of these treatments with Profound’s skin tightening offers comprehensive rejuvenation.
Does Profound really work?
Peer-reviewed studies evaluating the effectiveness of this technology show that a single treatment of Profound radiofrequency microneedling resulted in improvement of wrinkle and laxity scores in 100% of patients treated. Every patient showed improvement.
This tightening is done by carefully and accurately delivering fractionated energy to the deep dermis for a specific length of time at a specific temperature, making Profound unique. It’s easy to recommend this treatment to my patients because I can be confident that they’ll have excellent results. In fact, this procedure is so effective that users on RealSelf.com have given it a “worth it” rating of 96%.
Benefits of Profound
So, if you’re wondering if a facelift is your only option or you’re looking for something a bit less invasive, I recommend Profound for the following reasons:
- Real-time, temperature-controlled FRF (fractional radiofrequency) is a highly reproducible treatment with a 100% response rate
- The treatment results in the formation of elastic and collagen fibers
- It offers safe, effective, and reliable nonsurgical treatment option for laxity and wrinkles on the face and neck
- High satisfaction rate
- Little to no downtime