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Profound Skin Tightening/Lifting

PERFORMED BY DR GLADSTONE

Achieve Younger Skin, PROFOUNDLY

*The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.


*Results may vary from person to person


*Results may vary from person to person

Profound is a new device that uses radiofrequency needles, and is the next step in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. It regenerates your collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. It is used mostly in face and neck rejuvenation, but can also be used elsewhere on the body. By regenerating these three elements of your skin, Profound uniquely creates a combination of lifting, tightening, smoothing and volumizing.

These are the four major elements of rejuvenation. In essence it combines the best elements of laser resurfacing and noninvasive lifting. It can smooth wrinkles as well as acne scars. It reduces jowls and turkey necks. By generating hyaluronic acid—used for fillers—it can specifically volumize parts of your face and create a more youthful look. It is appropriate for both women and men. Because it is radiofrequency, and goes deeper in the skin, it is appropriate for some individuals with darker skin. Profound’s precision is computer controlled which increases its effectiveness.
Profound requires one treatment. It is performed with local anesthesia. Oral sedation may or may not be needed depending on the patient. The treatment takes one hour.

There is downtime with Profound. You may have mild redness for 24 hours. You may also have some bruising. Post procedure discomfort is minimal for most patients. The most common post procedure symptom is swelling. Depending on the individual, this swelling can last 7-10 days.


This is a model not an
actual patient

Though results can be seen in as little as two weeks, the results are gradual and the full effect can take up to six months. The lifting and tightening will last for at least 2 years, though the smoothing and volumization may last longer.
The most common patients—men and women—are in their 40’s and 50’s. However, for those older patients not desiring a surgical facelift, this treatment is appropriate. It is also indicated in younger patients who have acne scars.

Profound is effective for the following conditions

  • Wrinkles
  • Jowls
  • Sagging Neck
  • Loss of lower face volume
  • Acne Scars
  • Crows feet

Profound – Frequently Asked Questions

What is Profound treatment?
Profound is a minimally invasive bipolar RF system with patented Real Time Temperature Control that utilizes 5 pairs of micro-needle electrodes, deployed into the dermis, to precisely deliver fractionated thermal injuries in the deep reticular dermis, where the concentration of collagen is the highest. Fractionated thermal zones are created within the dermis, without thermal impact to the epidermis. Thermal injury to treated areas stimulates would healing, dermal remodeling and new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid formation, resulting in visible skin improvement.
*Results may vary from person to person

What is the effect of temperature on the dermal remodeling process?
To be effective, non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures need to trigger the dermal remodeling process, so that a global wound healing response is triggered and new elastin and collagen will proliferate. Loss of elastin and collagen due to genetics and aging results in skin laxity and loss of elasticity. It is known from the literature that partially denaturizing collagen is much more effective at triggering neocollagenesis than fully denatured collagen.1,2 Partially denatured collagen can heal 38% faster than fully denatured collagen and produces a more profound wound healing response. Dosimetry studies have shown that to consistently produce partially denatured collagen, it is important to reach and maintain a target dermal temperature at an optimal range of 67°C – 74°C for 3-4 seconds. Only with Profound is it possible to accurately reach and maintain the exact thermal dose of energy (temperature and time at temperature) needed to partially denature collagen and create the fastest healing response for dermal remodeling.
*Results may vary from person to person

Why is Profound a unique, novel device for treating skin laxity and increasing dermal volume, particularly of the jawline and submental area?
The Profound system incorporates temperature sensors embedded within the micro-needles and a real- time temperature feedback algorithm to reach and maintain an optical dermal temperature of 67°C for 3-4 seconds, regardless of skin impedance or thermal conditions. Only Profound’s temperature-based feedback algorithm can predictably meet the desired thermal endpoint. With this unique approach, a vigorous wound healing response is initiated with a profound increase in elastin and collagen observed at 10 weeks after treatment; thereby, resulting in greater clinical efficacy for rhytid and skin laxity treatment.
*Results may vary from person to person

What can patients expect from Profound treatment?
Ideally, skin rejuvenation treatment should result in good aesthetic outcome with minimal risk of complications. Neoelastogenesis and neocollagenesis should be clinically correlated with less skin laxity, greater elasticity and increased dermal volume. Profound was developed to improve the efficacy and predictability of nonsurgical treatments. Studies have shown that a single Profound treatment has a 100% response rate for rhytides and 95% for laxity at 6 months after treatment*. Patients can return to normal activities within 24 hours after treatment. Minimal to moderate erythema is to be expected with resolution within 2-12 hours. Generalized edema may occur following treatment, which resolves within 1 to 5 days. Profound treatment is associated with minimal downtime compared to surgical face lift in which patients experience scarring at surgical margins, erythema, edema, and ecchymosis, and a return to normal activities on suture removal at 7 to 10 days.
*Results may vary from person to person

What are the indications for Profound treatment?
Profound is indicated for use in dermatologic and general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis, and the percutaneous treatment of facial wrinkles. The decision to treat with Profound should be based upon appropriate diagnostic evaluation and consideration of all patient factors.
*Results may vary from person to person

What types of treatments can be performed with Profound?
Profound can be used to treat nasolabial and melolabial folds, jowls, submental, submandibular redundancy and neck strands by repairing the dynamic properties of the skin, elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid, and restoring dermal volume loss.
*Results may vary from person to person

What percentage of your patients will respond to treatment?
Profound treatment has a 100% response rate for rhytides and 95% for laxity at 6 months after treatment*.
*Results may vary from person to person

Profound Patient Testimonials

“The procedure was very good as compared to some of the other procedures that I have had and it was relatively painless. Following the procedure, I now see no jowls whatsoever. I see a softening of what I call “tiger stripes” and a lessening of the folds around my mouth. It’s one of the best procedures I have ever done.”
I.S., USA – *Results may vary from person to person

 

“My skin is smoother and tighter. I definitely see an improvement. If I could do this procedure every year and stop having to go under the knife, I would do it.”
D.R., USA – *Results may vary from person to person

 

“My skin is definitely tighter. I had a real laxity problem and I had been through all kinds of treatments. I was so concerned about it, that I had considered having a facelift, but this procedure completely obviated that need.”
A.B., USA – *Results may vary from person to person

 

“I especially noticed that the sagging in front of my ears has completely diminished and I would absolutely do the procedure again.”
D.E., USA – *Results may vary from person to person

Profound Before and After Photos


*Results may vary from person to person


*Results may vary from person to person


*Results may vary from person to person


*Results may vary from person to person