Profound® Microneedling with Radiofrequency

Elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid are elements of the skin that work together to provide youthful facial volume and fullness. Unfortunately, elastin production decreases with age and collagen levels can drop dramatically by the time women and men enter their 30s or 40s. Profound® is a new cosmetic treatment that is clinically proven to recreate elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid, ultimately restoring lost facial volume and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. Dr. Richard Sherman can also use this nonsurgical microneedling device to treat cellulite, skin laxity, or submental fat (“double chin”).

What are the benefits of Profound®?

Profound® is ideal for patients who seek to treat skin laxity of the lower face and neck. For patients who have not achieved their desired results with dermal fillers, Profound® offers a revolutionary method of improving the elasticity of the skin. In addition to correcting skin laxity, Profound® offers the secondary benefit of improving the skin’s the overall complexion, further amplifying the impact of the final results.

While a facelift can achieve the most dramatic facial rejuvenation results, not all patients want or need to undergo facelift surgery. Unlike facelift surgery, Profound® does not require the use of general anesthesia and there is no risk of scarring. In one recent study, patients who were treated with Profound® experienced up to 37% of the improvements that facelift surgery would have achieved.

The Profound® device allows Dr. Sherman to monitor and precisely control the temperature, depth, and duration of the procedure. Each treatment with Profound® is customized to achieve the unique goals of the patient. Profound® can be used to treat a wide variety of common cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Submental fat, often referred to as a “double chin”
  • Skin laxity of the jawline, or sagging jowls
  • Skin laxity of the neck, or “turkey neck”
  • Cellulite

Profound® is a single-treatment procedure, and patients can begin to see the benefits within two weeks. During a clinical study of Profound®, 100% of patients experienced visible, measurable improvements.

How does Profound® work?

Before the Profound® procedure begins, locally injected lidocaine is used to enhance patient comfort throughout the treatment. The Profound® device uses microneedles fitted with electrodes to deliver energy to the dermis or subcutaneous fat layer of the skin without thermally affecting the epidermal layer. When used to target the dermis, Profound® can volumize the skin by initiating the creation of new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. When Profound® is used to target the apidose tissue (fat layer) and remodel the septae, the treatment area can be toned and contoured. Since Profound® “turns on the dermis” through stimulation, the overall complexion of the patient also improves. Finally, Profound® uses a temperature-controlled radiofrequency, allowing Dr. Sherman to achieve more predictable results.

Are there any side effects from Profound® radiofrequency microneedling?

Profound® is a non-invasive procedure with little to no associated downtime. Patients may experience moderate swelling or bruising, which typically resolves within 5-7 days. The controlled micro-injuries created during the microneedling procedure actually result in anabolic wound healing, which can further promote the generation of new collagen and elastin.

When will I see results from Profound®?

The initial results of the Profound® treatment will be seen within two weeks. However, the production of new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid will continue long after this window of time. Patients will notice improvements to the tone, contours, and overall complexion of the skin for months after the Profound® procedure. The results of Profound® can then be maintained with a customized skincare routine.

To learn if Profound can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.