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
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"I needed to have my entire nose restructured. I was very apprehensive about going to a location that was not “in” one of the major Boston hospitals. In the end, after many consults elsewhere and recommendations from top Boston MD’s, I decided to move ahead w Dr. DeRosa and have her do the procedure in her Newbury Street surgical center. The procedure went perfectly, I felt so at ease and the results are just perfection. She is beyond talented. I feel so lucky to have been her patient. I go to her office now too for all my facials- the best!"- E.S. / Google / Jan 27, 2023
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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 AAAASF 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.
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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