Profound RF Treatment Willowbrook, IL
There are several signs of aging that can create frustration. From lines to wrinkles to jowls, the origin of many of the signs of aging lies in the loss of collagen that occurs over time. The elasticity and firmness that is present in youth stem from strong, healthy collagen. With age, the strands of protein that support the skin begin to degrade and loosen. As they do, so does the skin.
At the Elborno Center in Willowbrook, IL, patients can address their cosmetic concerns knowing that our experienced team can recommend treatment options that will best suit their needs. Profound RF is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation modality that we are proud to offer.
What is Profound RF Treatment?
Profound RF is a minimally invasive treatment that is conducted in our comfortable office. The procedure involves two powerful techniques in one: radio frequency and microneedling. This combination affects the skin at deeper levels where the natural healing process is more easily stimulated. Treatment prompts a marked increase in the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, the three primary components to youthful skin.
How Does Profound RF Work?
Profound works on the basis of targeted heating. Radiofrequency transfers into the skin as thermal energy, which has been proven in multiple studies to cause collagen remodeling. What makes this device different is the inclusion of microneedles that deliver energy where it will provoke the most significant change.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated with Profound RF?
Profound is more than a facial rejuvenation treatment. This system can address facial aging as well as areas of concern such as:
- The abdomen, where superficial tissue has lost firmness and tightness due to age, pregnancy, or weight loss.
- The Décolleté, where sun damage and aging may result in crepey skin or fine lines.
- Above the knees, where tiny creases may form just above the kneecaps.
Profound RF is also used to reduce the appearance of cellulite. It works by heating superficial fatty tissue and provoking a skin tightening response. In conjunction, these two effects can significantly improve the smoothness of the skin.
Radio frequency is also a modality that has an effect on sweat glands, so Profound RF may be used as a safe and effective treatment for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. In this instance, a series of treatments may be necessary to achieve lasting results.
What Can Patients Expect from Profound RF Treatment?
In many cases, only one Profound RF treatment is needed to affect lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. In clinical studies, this method of skin rejuvenation had a 100 percent response rate with lines and wrinkles and a 95 percent response rate with skin laxity.
Can Profound RF be Combined with Other Treatments?
It is acceptable to combine Profound RF treatment with other anti-aging techniques, including injectables, laser rejuvenation, and more. However, it may not be advisable to undergo additional treatments on the same day as RF microneedling with the Profound system. Your provider can discuss your desired results and develop a treatment plan that is appropriate for you.
Who is a Good Candidate for Profound RF?
Profound RF is a suitable treatment option for individuals who want to reduce the signs of aging on the face, who would like to decrease the appearance of cellulite or promote ongoing collagen and elastin production.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Treatment sessions may last approximately one hour from start to finish, including your brief check-in and application of topical anesthetic if you desire this to be included in your treatment. The active microneedling and RF process takes about 45 minutes.
What is the Recovery Time for Profound RF?
Profound RF is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that uses gentle energy and microchannels to encourage new collagen and elastin production. There is no anesthesia involved, no incisions, and no sutures. Patients can expect to resume normal activities quickly after their treatment, covering redness with makeup if necessary.
What are the Side Effects of Profound RF?
The combination of microneedling and RF energy penetration into the deep layers of the skin are meant to cause a minor inflammatory response. As a result, the skin may appear red and swollen for a short time. Some patients may notice subtle bruising. These side effects typically subside over the course of a week.
When Will I See Results from Profound RF Treatment? How Long Will the Results Last?
It may be possible to notice the positive effects of Profound RF treatment right away after the procedure. This is because the precise heating of deep skin tissue contracts the strands of collagen that form the skin’s foundation. The initial tightening effect may be subtle and may diminish over time. Beneath the surface, cells are producing extraordinary amounts of collagen and elastin. According to studies, this increase in production continues for several weeks, and that skin laxity continues to improve up to six months after treatment.
The results of Profound RF treatment can last a year or longer depending on your normal skincare routine, sun exposure, and your body’s natural biological aging process.