What is a Profound treatment?
Profound by Candela Medical is a revolutionary intensive skin needling treatment for the lower face, mid face & neck used to treat skin laxity, pre-jowling and jowling. Clinically proven to recreate the 3 vital building blocks – collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, for rejuvenated skin.
Profound is the only temperature controlled radiofrequency deep microneedling device in the world that provides real time temperature feedback from the tissue. This means, precise delivery of energy to the deep dermis for maximum restorative affect by using the body’s own regenerative processes.
There are currently only 4 operational Profound devices in the country. This is another first for Newcastle and we’re excited to be offering this unique and innovative treatment to our clients.
What does it treat and how do I know if I’m a good candidate?
The Profound treatment is primarily used to improve the thickness and elasticity of skin for the face and neck resulting in smoother tighter skin. The ideal candidate for Profound will be in overall good health, looking to improve the signs of aging, such as lax skin and diminishing facial volume. Potential patients should understand the Profound treatment, recovery, and hold reasonable expectations for their results.
How does the Profound treatment compare to other skin needling and ultrasound tightening treatments on the market?
The Profound is the only device of its kind. It works more effectively than other skin rejuvenation treatments of its kind by heating the tissue to precisely the temperature needed for optimum skin rejuvenation all in a single treatment, making the Profound superior to other treatments.
Other treatments that use ultrasound and radiofrequency promise great results but delivery of heat into tissue isn’t measured and therefore, it is not guaranteed enough heat has been delivered uniformly into the tissue to induce skin rejuvenation and results may be less than optimum.
Other treatments may require a course of treatments to see results whereas with Profound, only a single treatment is recommended.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Profound is performed exclusively by our experienced Cosmetic Doctors. The procedure involves injection of local anaesthetic to ‘block’ any pain and discomfort during treatment (you will feel some pressure throughout the treatment as the needles penetrate the skin but you will be relatively comfortable throughout the treatment).
A 5 micro needle hand piece is injected into the skin at an angle to allow for more precise exposure to the dermal layer (deeper layers of the skin). The needles deliver a very high amount of energy into the dermal tissue to heat it to the precise temperature known to induce optimum skin rejuvenation.
The process is repeated over the entire treatment area and takes around 2 hours.
What can I expect after the treatment?
This treatment is effective but not without ‘downtime’. You can expect mild to moderate swelling peaking at 48 hours after the treatment. Tenderness and bruising peaking at day 4 after the treatment. Bruising can be extensive but may be covered with make up. Side effects usually resolve with in 10-14 days.
How long until I see results?
Profound stimulates the tissue to regenerate itself so like most intensive skin treatments, the process takes time. You may see some results once swelling subsides but the majority of the affect is seen over 3-6 months. Studies have demonstrated regeneration of new dermal tissue in 10 weeks.
Click here to see images before and after treatment.
How does it compare to a surgical facelift?
Profound is a ‘biostimulatory’ treatment that uses heat to stimulate the body’s own ability to make elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid – the building blocks for rejuvenated skin leading to smoother, tighter skin. Surgical face lifts, lift and cut skin tissue but do nothing to improve the quality of the skin tissue. The ‘lift’ from a surgical face lift is certainly more predictable but skin tissue is not rejuvenated, and the risks and downtime are significantly greater with surgical face lifts when compared to Profound.
Refer to our Profound blog written by Dr Monique Krestan here to see how the two treatments compare.
How much does the treatment cost?
Profound is $3200 for treatment of full face and neck. Only a single treatment is required. All treatments are performed exclusively by our experienced Cosmetic Doctors. Pricing includes – pre and post treatment consultations with our Doctors and a take home gift from us to you, as a little thank you for choosing Vamp Cosmetic Clinic for your treatment.
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