For patients desiring firmer and smoother skin, a more lifted appearance, as well as wrinkle reduction, Profound® may be the perfect solution. A radio frequency treatment that tightens the skin, Profound® also adds volume and elastic tissue to the treatment areas in order to provide patients with a younger looking appearance and in certain areas can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Dr. Rednam is one of the few providers in the Houston area to offer this groundbreaking technology which is FDA approved for the treatment of wrinkles and the appearance of cellulite.
Profound® skin tightening can improve skin texture and tone, and eliminate unwanted sagging skin by encouraging the creation of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin in the target area(s). The non-surgical treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and ethnicities, and works best in the following areas:
- Face/neck wrinkles
- Around the mouth
For treatment of cellulite the effects of Profound® are most noticeable in the posterior thigh but can be used anywhere cellulite is located. During the treatment the adipose tissue is heated and the septae, which are responsible for cellulite, are remodeled.
Profound® is usually performed as a single-session, out-patient treatment. Facial procedures can be comfortably tolerated with local anesthetic while other areas of the body may require iv sedation. In general, when used for cellulite treatment, iv sedation is recommended. Because the body stimulates the collagen and elastic tissue over time, many patients see improvements spanning over several months. Additionally, most patients see peak results within six to nine months, though many are able to see the first signs of improvement in as little as two weeks.
After a Profound Treatment, patients typically experience about 4-6 days of downtime due to swelling, but can otherwise return to normal activity immediately. Profound treatment has been found to have a 100% response rate for wrinkles and a 95% for laxity at 6 months post treatment.