what is Profound skin tightening?
At birth, your body has a full supply of collagen and elastin that make your skin soft, smooth, healthy, and resilient. Eventually, this stock of nutrients runs low and the skin on your face and body decreases, which can lead to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. If you want to improve the tightness and overall appearance of your skin without surgery, you may be interested in Candela Profound RF microneedling nonsurgical skin tightening and fat reduction at DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Boston, MA. Utilizing advanced technology and radiofrequency (RF) energy, Profound encourages the production of elastin and collagen in the treated areas so you can have firmer, healthier skin. During the assessment and consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals before scheduling your treatment. For patients who want to firm the skin on their face and body without the recovery time and expense of a surgical lift, schedule a consultation with one of our facial plastic surgeons in Boston, MA.
What are the benefits?
At DeRosa Center Facial Aesthetics, nonsurgical skin tightening is popular with our Boston, MA patients for obvious benefits like little to no recovery time and no scarring as a result of the procedure. Some additional benefits include:
- Little recovery time
- Quick treatment sessions, typically under an hour
- Long-lasting results you can enjoy for a year or more
- Effective for a number of skin textures and types
is profound right for me?
Surgical skin tightening or "lifts," like facelifts, are still the most effective option to improve sagging, loose skin. Profound RF nonsurgical skin tightening and fat reduction can help if you don't wish to have plastic surgery or if you want to enhance the results of your facelift or mini facelift procedure. Profound can be performed on most areas of the body and face, such as the stomach, neck, arms, and thighs. The ideal patients for this procedure:
- Are in good general health
- Are at or near a healthy, stable weight
- Have light to medium skin looseness on the body or face
- Have wrinkles or lines on the body or face
- Want to improve the health and appearance of their skin
how does profound work?
Before your Profound procedure begins, we will clean the treatment areas to eliminate any oil and lotions. Options for anesthesia can be discussed, and our QUAD A certified facility allows the flexibility to offer the treatment with either local anesthetic or IV sedation. Most patients feel that any pain during the treatment is temporary and manageable. After your skin is cleaned, the Profound RF handpiece will be passed over the treatment area slowly and precisely for the most efficient session. The RF microneedling energy prompts the body’s natural healing properties to produce collagen and elastin, which tightens and firms the skin and destroys fat cells. The procedure can take around 30 – 90 minutes based on the size and number of areas being treated. Once the procedure is complete, you'll be able to leave and get back to your daily routine.
What to Expect after a profound session
Following your Profound session, the treated areas can be slightly inflamed, numb, or red. This is normal, and you should heal naturally within several days to a week. During your initial consultation, we will discuss methods to care for your skin after your procedure, such as keeping the skin protected and moisturized from the sun and environmental damage. Many patients cannot see visible results right after the treatment. Since the collagen and elastin stimulation and production is a gradual process, you can have the final results of your treatment about 2 – 6 months after the procedure. However, your results should be long-lasting and enhance the general appearance and health of your skin. Since aging continues to occur even after the treatment, you may choose to repeat treatment at least a year after your initial Profound radiofrequency microneedling treatment. During your consultation, we can help you determine your unique plan based on your concerns and goals.
Nonsurgical skin tightening FAQs
Is nonsurgical skin tightening safe?
RF microneedling is considered safe for most people. There are minimal risks associated with the procedure, including temporary skin irritation, redness, and swelling. In rare cases, patients experience side effects like skin infections or scarring. Patients should review this information with Dr. DeRosa before undergoing treatment.
Does RF microneedling hurt?
Nonsurgical skin tightening does not hurt, especially since we offer options like local anesthetic and IV sedation for treatment. Any temporary pain or discomfort is generally well-tolerated and subsides shortly after treatment. Our skilled team in Boston, MA, works with each patient to make sure they are as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
Does nonsurgical skin tightening create natural results?
Yes, RF microneedling can create very natural-looking results that are also long-lasting. This is because our treatment uses your body’s own natural collagen to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Our staff can work with you to ensure that your results meet your expectations.
Are multiple RF microneedling sessions required?
Most patients notice visible improvement after just one session of Candela Profound RF Microneedling. However, the number of sessions needed can vary depending on your specific skin concerns and desired results. For more comprehensive skin rejuvenation, the DeRosa Center team may recommend multiple treatments.
What skin types are suitable for this treatment?
The Candela Profound RF microneedling treatment is generally suitable for all skin types. However, a thorough consultation with Dr. DeRosa or another practitioner at our Boston, MA facility is essential to determine if it's the right option for you.
What are the post-treatment care steps?
After undergoing Candela Profound RF microneedling, it's important to follow post-treatment guidelines to ensure optimal results and minimize any potential side effects. Keep the treated area clean and well-moisturized with products recommended by the DeRosa Center Facial Aesthetics team. Avoid direct sun exposure and always wear a broad-spectrum SPF when outdoors. We may also advise you to abstain from strenuous exercise for a couple of days. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled to assess your healing progress and make any necessary adjustments to your care plan.
Plan Your Procedure
Keep It Tight
If your goal is to achieve firm skin and a slender physique without going under the knife, schedule a consultative appointment with one of our plastic surgeons to find out more about Candela Profound. A noninvasive and effective treatment that calls for no downtime after the session, RF skin tightening may help you improve the health and tone of your skin and help battle the effects of aging. Get a customized plan for nonsurgical skin tightening during your consultation at DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Boston, MA.
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