It happens. Cellulite and loose skin start to show up on the thighs and abdomen in our 30s and 40s. More loose skin, age spots and wrinkles appear on the face and neck in our 50s and 60s. Because of decreasing collagen levels and stalled elastin production, we can’t always avoid sagging skin, but we can choose to get the snap back.

Profound RF Skin Tightening is a non-surgical micro-needling treatment done on the face or body that boasts a 100% response rate. Patients see visible improvements in their skin tone and appearance after one visit. Looking to try microneedling for anti-aging effects? Here are 10 things to know before you schedule an appointment.

1) Profound improves quality and laxity of skin.

Are you avoiding bathing suits because of cellulite on your thighs? Or do you have textural concerns after spending a LOT of time in the sun? Then Profound may be a good choice. This approach is also better for your target areas than a chemical peel, which provides surface-level treatment of fine lines and mild scars.
Whether it’s hereditary or brought on by age, loose, spotted, acne-scarred or sagging skin can take a toll on confidence. We get it. That’s why Profound is a unique radiofrequency treatment meant to improve skin on the face and neck, arms, knees, thighs and abdomen. It’s a quick and easy method for getting you back on track with feeling like your best self — and being happy with what you see in the mirror.

2) FDA-cleared.

Our extraordinary skin-tightening R.N. uses a RF microneedling device (RF stands for radiofrequency) called the Profound system. It is FDA-cleared and something you will ONLY find at a doctor’s office as only a registered nurse may perform Profound.

3) It works as an injectable laser.

An exciting new technology, Profound RF works as an injectable laser, delivering temperature-controlled radiofrequency into the skin through fine needles. This triggers a natural production of elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid, which are the fundamental components of your skin. The treatment addresses both the dermal (inner) layer of skin and the subcutaneous layer (under the skin). The result: Dermal volume enhancement.
For best results, we also recommend the addition of KYBELLA® to the Profound treatment. This is an FDA-approved injectable that strategically targets and eliminates the neck fat that appears as a double chin. Plus, it can treat stubborn belly fat.

4) 100% more effective than any other microneedling procedure.

Heated needles are a key element of Profound. While traditional microneedling offers superficial, temporary results, the heat and radiofrequency of Profound Skin Tightening encourage long-term improvement.

5) It Won’t Hurt

If you receive treatment for your face and neck, we use a local anesthetic to numb the targeted tissue. We also offer PRO-NOX, an inhaled relaxation agent like laughing gas.
For patients interested in focusing on larger areas like the legs and abdomen, we encourage general anesthesia for increased comfort.

6) Treatment only takes a couple of hours.

In our expert care, treatment takes just about two hours per area. For example, the face and neck are considered one area. (Basically, it takes as long as it would to relax and watch a movie.)

7) When you’ll see results.

Worried that Profound microneedling will make your wrinkles worse? Don’t be. After the treatment, the only non-glamorous effects you’ll notice are bruising and swelling. It’s completely normal, and should subside over the span of a week. After that, expect a 12-month period of evolution. After four to six weeks, you’ll notice a distinct tightening in the targeted area. And at three months, you’ll see optimal results, with continued improvement becoming apparent over the entire year following your treatment. Get excited about less-obvious signs of aging and smoother skin.
You won’t be alone: Patients treated with Profound RF have shown a 100% response rate for facial wrinkles, as well as a 94% response rate for cellulite.

8) How much does it cost?

Profound Skin Tightening typically costs between $4k and $6k per area. This pricing can vary depending on the type of anesthesia used during treatment.

9) It is a One-Time Investment

That’s the true beauty of it. It’s a one-time investment in becoming the best self that you want to see. No retreatment necessary.

10) The key to AMAZING results

Taking care of your skin post-treatment. To boost comfort and recovery, patients are gifted a complimentary post-lymphatic massage at their first post-procedure appointment.
As for products? If you get a body treatment, we recommend Alastin Body Transform. This product will help tighten your skin and improve fat reduction. If you get a face treatment, we recommend the Alastin Procedure Enhancement System kit to aid in healing and to enhance results.
That’s it. One treatment, and one day to a better you


Have any questions on pricing, post-operative results, or anything else? Call our office at 704-655-8988 to speak with a patient care coordinator, start an online chat, or fill out our form to get more information!