Lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin affect all of us at some point, no matter how carefully we tend to our skin’s needs. That’s largely because as we age, our skin produces less collagen, an important protein that helps skin look and feel firm, smooth, and resilient.
So, how can we combat this type of skin aging? By promoting the development of new collagen — and that’s where Profound® microneedling can help.
Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, uses the Profound system at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center to help women and men in McLean and Dulles, Virginia, smooth out lines and wrinkles, restore tone, and improve the overall condition of aging skin. Here’s how the Profound system works and how it could help you battle those unwanted signs of getting older.
How Profound works
Microneedling uses a special instrument to create a series of controlled injuries in your skin, triggering natural healing responses, including the ramped-up production of collagen. As your skin heals, damaged, old layers of skin are repaired or replaced by new, healthy skin for better tone and an improved complexion.
Profound takes microneedling a step further by combining it with radiofrequency energy. During treatment, the tiny microneedles transmit a gentle flow of RF energy that heats the deeper layers of tissue where collagen is produced. The heat targets damaged tissue and enhances natural healing for better immediate and long-term results.
Unlike other RF microneedling systems, Profound uses precision heating, targeting the ideal temperature for collagen formation (a process called neocollagenesis). Through strict temperature control and optimal needle depth, Profound helps patients achieve improved wrinkle reduction and better skin tone after treatment.
In addition to treating lines and skin laxity, Profound also smooths out crepey skin, targets jiggly cellulite, and helps firm the contours around the neck and jaw areas — all without surgery.
During and after Profound treatment
Because it’s a nonsurgical treatment, Profound doesn’t require general anesthesia or sedation, and there are no incisions or sutures, either. Before treatment begins, our team carefully reviews your goals and studies your skin’s structure and overall needs to customize your therapy based just for you.
Before applying the Profound device, your skin is numbed to keep you comfortable. During therapy, we pass the device over your skin, enabling Profound to administer healing energy to those deeper skin layers. Depending on the area being treated, sessions take anywhere from 30-90 minutes.
Afterward, you’ll need to follow care instructions for your skin, pampering the treatment area to jump-start the healing process. You can resume all your regular activities within 24-48 hours.
Because Profound works from within, you can expect to see initial improvements in your skin at 4-10 weeks after your treatment session, with results peaking at six months. Profound treatments can also be repeated as needed to get the results you’re looking for and to maintain those results indefinitely.
Enjoy smoother, more beautiful skin
Don’t let sagging skin, lines, and wrinkles get you down. Profound can address all those issues and more in just one treatment. To learn more about Profound and whether it’s a good choice for helping you achieve your aesthetic goals, book an appointment online or over the phone with the team at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center today