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Profound Microneedle RF


What if there was a way to slow the aging process and tighten the skin with just one 45-minute non-surgical treatment?

That is precisely what Profound Microneedle RF technology is able to offer patients seeking facial rejuvenation.

Although other microneedling and radiofrequency devices promise amazing results and minimal downtime, Profound has the science and research to support its capabilities.

What Is Profound?

Profound is a microneedling and radiofrequency device from Syneron Candela. It uses surgical-grade needs to penetrate the skin at different depths and precisely apply radiofrequency to layers of the dermis.

The combination of these two processes is able to simulate collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid through neocollagenisis.

What Is Neocollagenisis?

Thermal damage to existing collagen creates a wound-healing effect and creation of new collagen.

When the deeper layers of the dermis are heated to 65 degrees Celsius (149 degrees Fahrenheit), it causes collagen to wholly denature and signals the body to regenerate the skin’s building blocks.

However, researchers have found that rather than fully destroying collagen, it could be partially denatured and still create the same amount of new collagen.

Therefore, partially denaturing could produce even more effective results when it comes to skin tightening.

Science Behind Profound

Other radiofrequency devices have used the science of neocollagenisis, but were not able to control the exact temperature and depth to partially denature collagen.

These devices heated the dermis within a temperature range in order to prevent thermal injury to the outer layers of the skin.

Profound has been developed to consistently penetrate the skin between two and four mm at the exact temperature (67 degrees Celsius) necessary to partially damage collagen.

This consistent precision allows Profound to provide superior skin tightening and results that rival a facelift.


Profound does not involve general anesthesia, incisions, or sutures. Patients can resume all normal activities within 24-48 hours.


Patients can begin to note changes within four-to-10 weeks post-treatment, and results peak at six months.

In addition, clinical studies demonstrated a 100 percent patient response rate for wrinkles and a 95 percent response rate for skin laxity after one treatment with Profound.

To learn more about Profound and its amazing results, please call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons for cosmetic surgery, eyelid surgery, lasers, skin tightening, Botox, fillers, Aesthetician services or medical-grade skin care recommendations. We have three convenient locations in McLean, Reston, and Dulles serving the Northern Virginia areas of Tysons Corner, Great Falls, Arlington, Reston, Ashburn, Sterling, South Riding, Middleburg, Warrenton and Aldie, Virginia. 


Sanctuary Cosmetic Center
1650 Tysons Blvd, Suite 100
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703-596-4603

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