Profound in Charleston County, SC
It’s inevitable. As we age, despite our best efforts, our skin loses some of its elasticity. If you’re dissatisfied with loose, crepey skin, help is just a phone call away. Our friendly, professional staff at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery helps men and women regain a more youthful appearance in and around Charleston, Summerville and Kiawah Island, SC.
What is Profound Treatment?
Profound is one of the latest devices to use radiofrequency (RF) microneedling to deliver RF energy into the skin to help tighten up loose or crepey skin and reduce visible signs of cellulite. The Profound device controls the exact skin temperature as the RF energy is being delivered.
Benefits of Profound Treatment
Some of the benefits of Profound include:
- First device that increases the body’s natural production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, the major building blocks the body uses to increase skin volume.
- First device with exact temperature control ability.
- Produces about 37% of facelift results without incisions or scars
- Treats cellulite and remodels the septae (membranes between tissues) that create cellulite
- Tightens loose skin by creating skin volume naturally
- Helps replace lost skin volume due to aging
Who is a Good Candidate for Profound Treatment?
Men and women concerned with a sagging jawline, a double chin, “turkey neck” or almost any other body area with loose, crepey skin or cellulite may be a good candidate for treatment with the Profound device. If you’re dealing with any of these issues and wonder if Profound is right for you, contact our office to schedule a free consultation. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your options with you and help you determine the best treatment choice to achieve the results you want.
How is Profound Treatment Performed?
Profound treatments are generally performed in the following areas:
- Mid and lower face (double chin)
- Neck, chest, arms and knees (loose, crepey skin)
- Thighs (cellulite)
RF energy is delivered into the dermal layer of the skin or the subcutaneous tissue using very fine microneedles, heating the tissue for 3-4 seconds. This triggers a wound-healing response from the body, causing it to begin producing new elastin and collagen. Decreased skin elasticity is caused by the lack of these components.
If you have sensitive skin, a topical anesthetic can be applied for your comfort. The treatment can also be performed under IV sedation if necessary, or in conjunction with other surgical procedures. The complete treatment is usually performed in about an hour.
If you’re having a large area treated, IV sedation will be recommended or you may be given the option of splitting the treatment into two procedure days.
What Should I Expect Following Profound Treatment?
You should be able to resume normal activities about 24 hours following your treatment. Patients typically experience a small to moderate amount of redness which usually resolves in 2-12 hours. You can expect to see some swelling and perhaps some bruising in and around the treatment area, which usually returns to normal in 7-10 days.
If you’re unhappy seeing wrinkled, crepey-looking skin or cellulite every time you look in the mirror, Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery can help. Using the most up-to-date, advanced procedures and cutting-edge technology, our team is committed to helping you achieve all your aesthetic goals. We proudly serve residents in the Charleston, Summerville or Kiawah Island communities and surrounding areas of South Carolina. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.