Profound 

Known as the non-surgical face-lift, Profound is a revolutionary energy-based, skin-needling treatment designed to create new elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid – the building blocks that keep your skin smooth and elastic. It improves ageing skin and can help to reduce cellulite.  

downtime 5-7 days
Pain ●●●○○
Treatment Time 60 minutes
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HOW IT WORKS

Profound uniquely combines microneedling and radiofrequency technologies for an advanced skin tightening and rejuvenating effect. It works by penetrating the skin at a precise depth with tiny needles, before momentarily releasing a burst of radiofrequency energy (heat). This stimulates collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, resulting in a tighter, smoother, more lifted appearance.

Profound is used to treat the face, neck, décolletage and cellulite.

RESULTS

Results are visible six to eight weeks post treatment with optimum results at three to six months.

TREATMENT PREPARATION
  • Stay hydrated and keep skin moisturised  
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and use SPF30+  
  • Avoid alcohol, seven days prior  
  • Cease taking anticoagulants including aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, St John’s wort, ginko bilboa and ginseng, 14 days prior  
  • If you are prone to cold sores, consider taking antiviral prophylaxis three to four days prior  
  • Avoid topical retinoids, three to five days prior

Note: do not cease prescribed medications without first consulting with your general practitioner.   

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Prior to your first treatment, our doctor will consult with you to assess your suitability for Profound and discuss any concerns or questions you may.

The treatment involves our doctor injecting a local anaesthetic into the treatment area before using the Profound device. As the skin is numbed, most clients hardly experience any pain during or immediately after the treatment.

WHO IS NOT SUITABLE

Anyone who: 

  • Has a pacemaker or internal defibrillator  
  • Has an active skin infection  
  • Has collagen vascular disease  
  • Has tested positive for Hep B, Hep C or HIV 
  • Has a known sensitivity or allergy to lidocaine, epinephrine or antibiotics  
  • Has a history of recurrent Herpes Simplex 
  • Has an active skin condition including sores, Psoriasis, eczema or rash 
  • Has a history of skin disorders, keloids, abnormal wound healing as well as very dry and fragile skin 
  • Has a history of bleeding coagulopathies or use of anticoagulants 
  • Has a history of hypertrophic scarring 
  • Has had facial laser resurfacing and/or deep chemical peeling within the last three months 
  • Has had surgery within the last three months 
  • Is taking or has taken isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past 12 months 
  • Has implants including thread lifts, permanent fillers or metal implants

If you are unsure, contact your clinic.  

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES
  • Discomfort/pain immediately post treatment  
  • Pinpoint bleeding at insertion points  
  • Swelling and redness immediately post treatment  
  • Mild to moderate bruising, itching and tenderness to touch  
POST-TREATMENT CARE
  • Ice for 45 minutes directly following treatment then every two hours for 15 minutes on the day of treatment. This will help to decrease the likelihood of indurations, extended bruising and will increase comfort.   
  • Avoid rigorous exercise or any activity that would stimulate heat (i.e. bath or sauna) for the first 24 hours.  
  • Wash with tepid water using a mild cleanser, three to five times a day for five days. Avoid scrubbing or trauma to the treated area.  
  • Sleep with head slightly elevated and change pillowcase or lay a clean towel each night for five days. Avoid sleeping with pets for 48 hours.  
  • Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation and use a minimum of SPF 30+ sunscreen. 
  • Avoid picking at the treated area.
FOLLOW-UP AND NEXT STEPS

Profound produces dramatic results in a single treatment.

For optimum results, it is recommended that you receive a second Profound treatment at six months with annual maintenance treatments thereafter.  

Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment, or if you become unwell – contact your clinic immediately.

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