Over the years, tissues will naturally lose shape and volume, as the body’s production of elastin and collagen slow. The aging process and harsh environmental factors cause skin to sag, creating unwelcome wrinkles and fine lines. The cheeks can begin to look hollow. Jowls may begin to show along the jawline, as well. Add to these changes the effects of smoking, weight fluctuations, or illness, and the face may quickly look older than we feel inside.
Today, a revolutionary new radio-frequency treatment is available to reverse these frustrating changes, without surgery. Known as Profound, this noninvasive technique will lift the skin, add volume, and tighten tissues after only one, in-office treatment. Using gentle energy-based heat, Profound will kick-start the body’s own production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, improving a variety of areas along the face and neck. As one of the only practices to provide the groundbreaking Profound treatment in New England, the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation offers patients tighter, smoother facial tissues in as little as two weeks.
- Create a sculpted jawline and tighten the neck.
- Eliminate jowls and the folds below the corner of the mouth.
- Contour the cheeks and replace facial volume
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Ease the appearance of cellulite
Profound is an innovative treatment, using radiofrequency to deliver concentrated energy to target areas of tissue. The treatment will tighten skin and create much needed volume. The unique procedure can be used to improve delicate tissues around the mouth and jowls, as well as across the lips and cheeks. The benefits can rival that of a mini-facelift, making skin smooth and taut, taking years off the appearance.
Before scheduling a Profound treatment, a private consultation will be arranged with Dr. Miller or Dr. DiGiorgio. At this time, they will carefully examine tissues and review the patient’s medical history. Your doctor will explain the Profound procedure in detail, as well as any other noninvasive and surgical treatment options available. If Profound is the right treatment for an individual patient, a personalized treatment plan will be created. Dr. Miller or Dr. DiGiorgio may also suggest additional treatments that can further complement the results from Profound, including Botox Cosmetic, or NovaThreads.
Profound can provide excellent results for almost anyone looking to smooth the skin and restore areas of lost volume, without the discomfort or long recovery from a surgical procedure. The technique is safe for all ethnicities and skin types, even those with dark complexions. Women who are pregnant or breast feeding, as well as anyone with a history of poor skin healing, a pacemaker, or defibrillator should not use Profound.
The Profound Procedure
Each Profound session is performed in one of the private treatment rooms at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation. A local anesthetic will be applied prior to treatment, for maximum patient comfort. The procedure will take less than an hour, depending on the area being treated and the extent of correction desired.
To begin, the provider will gently maneuver the Profound handpiece across the target area. Profound uses a small applicator, filled with a disposable cartridge made up of radiofrequency energy needles. As the small needles meticulously penetrate the target skin, heat from the energy will address deep layers of tissue. The warmth from the radiofrequency energy will then stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
Your Profound Recovery
Only one Profound session is required for exceptional results. There is some downtime necessary after a Profound treatment. Patients can expect mild redness and swelling along the treatment area, although this normally resolves in three to five days. Bruising, and small red ‘dots’ are normal, as well.
The results from a Profound treatment are not immediately seen. Over the following weeks, as the body’s production of collagen and elastin are increased, the skin will become smoother, fuller, and firmer. Patients can begin to see initial improvements in as little as two weeks. The full benefits of Profound can continue to improve over the following six to nine months. The results of the treatment can last up to four years.
The Cost Of Profound
While the cost of Profound is not covered by medical insurance, the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation accepts cash and all major credit cards, making paying for treatment easy. At your consultation, the exact cost of treatment will be determined. At this time, all of your payment options will be discussed, as well as the choice to finance your Profound treatment through Prosper Healthcare Lending.
To get more information on Profound, contact the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation at 617.735.8735. A patient coordinator can assist you in scheduling an initial consultation. Additionally, patients can fill out our fast, online Contact Us form, to get more details on Profound or any of the other treatments offered with Dr. Leonard Miller or Dr. DiGiorgio at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation.
I moved to the Boston area a little over a year ago from California, and was concerned about finding a doctor who could not only do fillers/Botox, but was extremely knowledgeable about surgical and non-surgical options for aging going forward. Dr. Miller was a recommendation of my dermatologist (MD PhD) in California and I can only say I struck gold. In particular the results from the Instalift/Profound treatment were far and above my expectations, and seem to be IMPROVING as time goes on. I don’t think I will be able to find the combination of skill and expertise anywhere on the other coast, and he does not have his match in Boston. I am moving – first to CA and then out of the country – but I will fly back to see him!
Profound is a cutting-edge, noninvasive treatment designed to restore youthful-looking skin. Using innovative radio-frequency heat, Profound can meticulously target the deepest layers of tissue. The gentle warmth will stimulate the body’s own production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, which in turn, tightens, smooths, and lifts the skin.
The ideal candidate for Profound will be in overall good health and looking to improve signs of aging, such as lax skin and vanishing facial volume. Potential patients should understand the Profound treatment and recovery, as well as hold reasonable expectations for their results. Those who are pregnant or have a pacemaker or defibrillator should choose a different treatment.
The benefits of a Profound treatment cannot be seen right away. However, as the body’s production of collagen and elastin begin to increase, the skin will look smoother and firmer. Most patients can see benefits in as little as two weeks.
Side-effects from Profound are generally mild, but will include swelling, redness, and tenderness at the treatment site. Bruising is also common. Most of the side-effects will resolve in a week or less. More serious complications are extremely rare, as Profound requires no incisions or sutures.
Most patients will see the benefits of Profound last from six to nine months. At this time, a repeat treatment can be used to further maintain the smooth, taut, youthful-looking skin.