Getting older happens to us all. But when exactly does that fixate-on-it-in-the-mirror, feel-self-conscious-about-it type of skin aging start? And, more importantly, can you do anything to delay it?
Now, Louisville Plastic Surgery is proud to introduce our patients to Profound® — a revolutionary new device that works below the surface layer of your skin to not just delay, but reverse, many of the common signs of aging.
Profound is the first-ever device that has been clinically proven to stimulate the creation of three essential elements of healthy skin: elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid.
- Collagen: Collagen is a protein that holds skin together and creates both firmness and elasticity. Over time, collagen production slows down, and cell structures begin to weaken. This loss of collagen production means the skin is thinner and more susceptible to damage, including wrinkles or sagging.
- Elastin: As the second most abundant protein found in skin, elastin is also extremely important to maintaining a youthful appearance. Elastin is made from spiral-shaped filaments that give the skin both pliability and firmness. Our bodies create abundant elastin through puberty, but the supplies steadily diminish as we get older. As part of the aging process, the elastin fibers begin to unravel, hastening the development of wrinkles and the aging of skin. Skin that has lost elastin will hang more loosely, which can become very noticeable on the face and around your jawline.
- Hyaluronic acid: As we age, skin becomes significantly drier, which makes the skin become less durable as the signs of aging become more obvious. Hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in skin health due to its unique ability to retain moisture.
Profound is the most effective treatment available today for volumizing skin and lifting the face and neck. It is demonstrably effective at stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin in a way that allows Dr. O’Daniel to create younger, more elastic skin, in addition to improving volume.
Patients who opt to receive the Profound treatment will benefit from an overall enhancement of skin quality and noticeably improved skin elasticity.
Frequently Asked Questions About Profound
Q: What is Profound treatment?
A: Profound is the first device with temperature-controlled RF that has been clinically and scientifically proven to deliver heat energy directly to the deep dermis and cause the formation of new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Profound is a comprehensive, minimally invasive bipolar RF system that uses five pairs of micro-needle electrodes to precisely create fractionated thermal zones deep within the dermis, which has the highest concentration of collagen. Profound offers complete control over depth, temperature and time of treatment. The electrodes stimulate the body’s natural healing response and result in visible skin improvement.
Q: What makes Profound such a unique invention?
A: To produce the best and longest-lasting results, non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures must trigger the skin’s natural dermal remodeling process and encourage the production of new collagen and elastin. Profound is the only device that makes it possible to accurately reach and maintain the precise temperature necessary to encourage the fastest dermal remodeling. The Profound system uses temperature sensors embedded within the microneedles in conjunction with a real-time temperature feedback algorithm to reach and maintain the optimal dermal temperature range of 67 to 74 degrees Celsius for three to four seconds.
Q: Is the treatment safe?
A: RF has been proven to be one of the safest cosmetic treatments in the world because it is non-surgical. By heating the deeper layers of the skin and keeping the outer layers intact, this treatment visibly tightens skin and reduces the signs of aging by causing your skin to rebuild itself and create more dermal volume.
Q: Who is a good candidate for Profound treatment?
A: Profound is suitable for anyone who is concerned about common problems associated with aging skin, such as wrinkling, sagging, laxity, volume loss and cellulite. This treatment is suitable for any skin type, including darker skin tones. Even younger patients who are concerned about premature signs of aging can benefit from Profound.
Q: What types of treatments can be performed with Profound?
A: Profound can be used to treat nasolabial folds (also called laugh lines), jowls, wrinkles, lost facial volume, skin texture and cellulite by stimulating elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid production.
Q: What results can I expect from Profound treatment?
A: Profound is a cutting-edge non-surgical treatment that has been proven both safe and highly effective. Clinical studies have shown one Profound treatment resulted in a 100 percent response rate for wrinkles and a 95 percent response rate for skin laxity. In addition, 47 percent of patients had a “significant to dramatic” improvement in their overall skin appearance and experienced a 37 percent improvement in skin laxity compared with a surgical facelift.
Q: How soon will I see results?
A: Your results from Profound treatment will continue to develop over the months following your first treatment, as your skin continues to create new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Each treatment session will further result in a reduction of wrinkles and skin elasticity. The number of treatments you will need will vary depending on the concerns you wish to address.
Choose Louisville Plastic Surgery
Dr. Gerald O’Daniel offers some of the most innovative cosmetic treatments for aging skin available today. By constantly being open to trying new things, Louisville Plastic Surgery is able to offer our patients the best surgical and non-surgical techniques to turn back the clock and achieve optimal results.
With dual board certifications in facial plastic surgery and plastic surgery, fellowship training in facial nerve surgery and craniofacial surgery and pediatric plastic surgery, Dr. O’Daniel is one of the most experienced and well-recognized cosmetic surgeons in the Louisville area. In addition, since 2001, Louisville Plastic Surgery has consistently been named among the best cosmetic surgery providers in Louisville.
If you would like to learn more about the Profound treatment, or any of the other options we offer for helping you look and feel younger, healthier and more confident, contact us today to schedule a consultation.