San Francisco Profound RF Laser. Use Profound RF Laser Technology To help reduce age lines and restore your skins youthful look. Learn the benefits and drawbacks of this treatment. Find cost and Profound RF near me.
Aging gracefully doesn’t have to mean looking old before your time or succumbing to the inevitable effects of gravity. Smooth, supple skin is not exclusive to the younger generations anymore now that women and men over forty have discovered many rejuvenating skin treatments at their disposal. The Profound facial treatment created by Syneron Candela is one tool for non-surgical skin-tightening that may help restore skin laxity and firmness.
Profound is similar to other microneedling procedures whereby very fine needles puncture the skin to deliver a controlled injury and stimulate wound healing and the production of new collagen. Profound incorporates radio frequency (RF) energy which the company claims triggers the production of collagen and also elastin and hyaluronic acid.
Prior to treatment, topical numbing and nerve block injections must be administered to ensure patient comfort as RF delivery can be acutely painful and uncomfortable. Immediately after the procedure the face will be red, hot and with tiny bumps from the needle punctures. Downtime is approximately one week. Since the procedure is only performed on the mid and lower face the skin-tightening results are limited to the jawline and neck area. This treatment is contraindicated for darker skin types or those prone to keloids.
Aside from the pain and discomfort, clinical results from RF devices are not very impactful and are highly unpredictable. Dr. Mosser and his trusted clinicians have first-hand experience with many RF modalities and they have been underwhelmed by the poor outcomes. Therefore Azala Medical Aesthetic does not currently offer RF treatments in the best interest of patients and to save them from wasting money on expensive treatments that don’t work.
Patients who would like to experience the multitude of microneedling benefits may want to consider the MicroPen® procedure by Eclipse. It’s much gentler than Profound yet extremely effective at treating scars (acne, surgical and traumatic) on the face and body, improving fine lines, texture issues and enlarged pores with minimal downtime and discomfort.
The Eclipse MicroPen® is a microneedling device that glides continuously across the skin’s surface deploying 12 tiny needles into the epidermis. The needles create microscopic injuries that stimulate wound healing and new collagen production. Several weeks later the skin starts to look more plump, healthy and smooth. The MicroPen® is safe for all skin types and can be customized using the pen’s variable positioning and enhanced further with the addition of medical skincare products. When combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma), microneedling can become even more effective for addressing skin aging concerns, particularly fine lines and wrinkles.
If skin laxity and sagging are a concern, patients have the option of being treated with NovaThreads. NovaThreads is a non-surgical facelift technique using surgical sutures to elevate and tighten the mid and lower face, as well as the neck. Here at Azala we believe that by combining multiple modalities such as suture threads, microneedling and Halo fractional laser we can address patients’ skin laxity issues with much better predictability and satisfactory results.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.