Integrated Aesthetics

PLASTIC SURGERY: (281) 404-5454

YOUNG CHO, MD, PHD

DERMATOLOGY: (281) 829-8288

MELISSA CHIANG, MD

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm;
Saturday 9am - 3pm

 

Profound

WHAT IS PROFOUND?

patient icon_1Profound is a revolutionary energy-based treatment, FDA approved, to create new elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid – the building blocks of your skin. These building blocks are essential in keeping your skin smooth and elastic. Profound carefully heats the skin to an exact temperature and a specific amount of time, which effectively and dramatically creates dermal volume as well as tighten and tone lax skin. Profound dramatically improves aging skin without surgery.

Is this treatment right for me?

The Profound treatment benefits anyone who desires tighter skin without surgery, who are seeking to reduce the signs of aging or improve loose, lax skin tone. It can be performed for early signs of facial aging, to improve acne scarring, it can be combined with additional treatment options for added benefits including peels, injectables and more. In clinical studies, Profound treatments had a 100% response rate for wrinkles and a 95% response rate for skin laxity.

What signs of aging can be treated with this treatment?

The most common areas treated are the mid face, lower face and neck. These areas will likely address sagging jowls, an undefined jawline, deepening nasolabial folds (the smile parenthesis), deepening marionette lines (the folds that extend from the corner of the mouth down toward the chin), double chin and loose skin on the neck. We are also using it to tighten loose, lax skin of the abdomen, arms, above the knee, and inner and outer thighs.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically only 1 treatment is needed to rejuvenate the skin and achieve optimum results. However, your treatment goals are unique therefore we will help create a treatment plan to suit your aesthetics goals. Plans may include additional non-surgical or injectable treatments to maximize your results.

What is this treatment like?

Profound is a quick treatment performed in our office. We will provide a local anesthetic to manage your comfort and numb the treatment area. The system will deliver radio-frequency designed to reach a precise temperature to the deeper skin layers while chilling the skin’s surface. Using microneedles allows us to reach deep within the dermis – exactly where it is most beneficial. The treatment takes about an hour and a half from start to finish.

What can I expect after my procedure?

After the treatment, you will go home with a post treatment skincare kit and specified directions to help minimize your healing time. You can expect to return to normal physical activities the next day. Redness, swelling or bruising resulting from your treatment can typically be covered with makeup within 48 hours. You may experience several days of social downtime.

How long will the results last?

This treatment promotes natural production of new elastin and collagen and other components of healthy skin over time. Most patients report seeing improvements 6-8 weeks post treatment. Because new elastin and collagen require time to fully develop, optimal results may not be observed for at least 3-6 months after treatment. However, there are a number of factors that will determine how long you can expect the results to last, including your health, age, and how you care for your skin after the treatment. We will educate you on how to maximize your results as well as maintain prolonged results.


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