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Skin Tightening with Profound: The New Gold Standard

Surface-applied technologies for skin tightening including lasers have evolved little for some time, so with Profound comes a unique device for treating skin by taking us to the next level...deliver energy directly into the reticular dermis, the layer which is the target for creating new elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid – the building blocks that keep your skin smooth and elastic. All without surgery, fillers or toxins.

Starting in our mid 20’s, elastin starts to break down, losing its ‘spring’. By carefully heating to an exact temperature for an exact amount of time, Profound leads to the creation of new elastin and collagen.

Profound is a minimally invasive bipolar RF system with patented Real Time Temperature Control that utilizes 5 pairs of micro-needle electrodes, deployed into the dermis, to precisely deliver fractionated thermal zones are created within the dermis, without impact to the epidermis.

It was the first device to achieve real-time feedback of target tissue temperature and delivered energy, allowing control of how much energy is delivered in order to achieve and maintain a precise therapeutic temperature level at the location where the energy is supposed to go. The Profound system incorporates temperature sensors embedded within the micro-needles and a realtime temperature feedback algorithm to reach and maintain an optical dermal temperature of 67°C for 3-4 seconds, regardless of skin impedance or thermal conditions. Only Profound’s temperature-based feedback algorithm can predictably meet the desired thermal endpoint. With this unique approach, a vigorous wound healing response is initiated with a profound increase in elastin and collagen observed at 10 weeks after treatment.

This device is now by far the most effective for skin laxity reduction in a single treatment. To be effective, non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures need to trigger the dermal remodeling process. It is known from the literature that partially denaturizing collagen is much more effective at triggering neocollagenesis than fully denatured collagen. Partially denatured collagen can heal 38% faster than fully denatured collagen and produces a more profound wound healing response. Only with Profound is it possible to accurately reach and maintain the exact thermal dose of energy (temperature and time at temperature) needed.

Profound is a most effective treatment for skin tightening and lifting of the face and neck, jowls, nasolabialfolds and marionettes lines, submental area, and neck.. An additional benefit is the overall improvement in skin quality, volume, and a noticeable greater elasticity. In clinical studies, Profound treatments had a 100% response rate for wrinkles and a 95% response rate for skin laxity. It is estimated that a single treatment can approach a surgical result by 40%!

Profound is a quick, single treatment performed in a physician’s office, usually in 45 minutes or less. Your doctor will provide a local anesthetic to manage comfort.


Profound - Patient FAQs
What is Profound?
Profound is a revolutionary new energy-based facial treatment designed to create new elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid – the building blocks that keep your skin smooth and elastic. Without surgery, fillers or toxins, Profound dramatically improves aging skin.


What is elastin?
Elastin is a protein that coils and recoils like a spring within the elastic fibers of connective tissue in the body - like your skin. Elastin is what makes your skin, heart, lungs and many other tissues elastic so that they can get snap back into shape after stretching or contracting.


Why is elastin important?
Elastin works together in your skin with collagen. Elastin provides elasticity and collagen (another protein in your skin) provides structure to keep your skin smooth and firm.


What is the effect of a lack of elastin as we age?
Starting in our mid 20’s, elastin starts to break down and become less elastic and lose its spring… think of a lumpy mattress as the springs become old and lose their ability to recoil.


How do you build new elastin?
Elastin is normally no longer made after puberty and aging begins. In order to build new elastin, you need to cause a certain amount of damage to the skin by heating for example, so that the elastin starts to break down. Then a healing process can begin to build new elastin.


What is the best method to build elastin and collagen?
Profound is clinically proved* to build elastin. By carefully heating the skin’s elastin and collagen to an exact temperature for an exact amount of time, Profound leads to the creation of new elastin and collagen to repair aging skin.


What signs of aging can be treated with Profound?
Profound Lift - to treat sagging jowls and loose skin under the neck
Profound Contour - to define the jawline (double chins)
Profound Smooth - to treat the folds between the nose and cheek
* Results of multi-center studies on more than 100 patients evaluated at 6 months after treatment.
** Based on results of a clinical study in 20 patients, measuring improvement in Fitzpatrick Wrinkle Scale at 3 months compared to baseline based on
independent review of photographs

What is the Profound procedure like?
Profound is a quick, single treatment performed in a physician’s office, usually in 45 minutes or less. Your doctor will provide a local anesthetic to manage comfort. The system delivers energy to the deeper skin layers exactly where treatment is most beneficial.


Is Profound safe?
Profound has an excellent safety record. As with any procedure, you should make sure your physician is experienced in performing Profound treatments.


How many Profound treatments will I need?
You will only need 1 treatment to rejuvenate your skin with Profound. There is no need to schedule multiple office visits in order to achieve optimum results.

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