What is Profound?Published on August 7, 2018 by Raymond Lee
Profound is a radiofrequency treatment using the Profound device to tighten the skin but also create more volume and elastic tissue especially in the area around the jowls and the wrinkles around the mouth. Profound stimulates the reproduction of hyaluronic acid, new collagen and elastin. Studies have shown that the Profound procedure produces one-third the effect of a surgical face-lift.
Good candidates for the Profound procedure are people who have sagging skin, especially in the cheeks or jowls, wrinkles along the cheeks and loss of volume around the mouth and cheeks, as well as upper lip wrinkles. Profound is good for all skin types as the radio frequency energy is color-blind, allowing this to be a safe treatment for many skin color types includng persons with Asian, Hispanic, or Indian skin.
Profound is usually one single treatment. When you arrive at FACEOLOGYMD, you will receive local anesthetic to the areas being treated. Because we take care to completely anesthetize the skin of the face, you should not experience any pain during the treatment and minimal even after the treatment.
The desired result is a more lifted appearance, firmer and smoother skin, wrinkle reduction, an improvement of the jowls and improvement of the sagging skin on the upper neck. There is also filling of the very thin skin that makes the face appear more youthful. As the body replaces old collagen and elastic tissue with new collagen and elastic tissue, you will see an improvement over several months. Maximum treatment effects are seen over a 6-9 month period, results are usually visible in as little as 3 months.
After a Profound treatment, you can expect 5-7 days of swelling and redness as well as bruising. In addition, there is an appearance of tiny dotted marks on the treated area and up to a week of some minor shedding of the skin. We do recommend taking 1 week off.
Profound is unique as a procedure because it can lift, volumize and tighten with one procedure.
If you are looking to have a rejuvenated and younger appearance, a Profound treatment can be combined with other lasers and BOTOX.
Dr. Raymond Lee is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in facial rejuvenation under local anesthesia. He has been practicing in Orange County for the past 12 years, and has performed over 4000 facial rejuvenation procedures under light anesthesia.
Dr. Lee wants you to “Experience Beauty, the most natural way”, and does not believe in the old traditional facelift. Over the course of his career, he has mastered the art and science of facial rejuvenation with natural results, minimal sedation, and easy recovery. His signature “FACEology LIFT” (face and neck lift alternative) is the embodiment of all these elements and is what he is widely sought out for in Orange County.