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 7-10 days
Pain ●●●○○
Treatment Time 90 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 may become visible at 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+
  • Cease taking anticoagulants including aspiring, ibuprofen, vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, St John’s wort, ginko bilboa and ginseng 7 days prior and following discussions with the treating doctor
  • If you are prone to cold sores, consider taking antiviral prophylaxis three to four days prior following discussion with the treating doctor
  • Avoid topical retinoids 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 topical numbing cream followed by our doctor injecting a local anaesthetic into the treatment area before using the Profound device. As the skin is numbed, most clients do not experience any significant discomfort 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 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 or hypertrophic scarring, abnormal wound healing
  • Has a history of bleeding, coagulopathies, or use of anticoagulants
  • 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
  • Pinpoint bleeding at insertion points
  • Swelling and bruising immediately post treatment, and maximum at day 2 or 3
  • Mild itching and tenderness to touch
POST-TREATMENT CARE
  • Ice for 30 minutes directly following treatment at the clinic then every two hours for 30 minutes for the next 2 days after treatment. This will help to decrease the likelihood of indurations, extended bruising and swelling as well as increase comfort.
  • Avoid any exercise or any activity that would stimulate heat (i.e. bath or sauna) for the first 484 hours.
  • Wash with tepid water using a mild cleanser, two to three times a day for two 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 two to three days. Avoid sleeping with pets.
  • 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.  

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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