Profound Laser Skin Tightening
Healthy, youthful looking skin is something we all want—but something that time takes from us, piece by piece. Slowly, skin starts to sag. Wrinkles deepen. Jawlines get obscured.
But what if you could turn back the clock?
Enter the Profound laser skin tightening system. No, it won’t make you younger. But it can help your skin naturally regain lost volume and elasticity, dramatically improving the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and other aesthetic concerns.
Unlike fillers or Botox, it does not require injecting any foreign chemicals into the skin. And unlike a facelift surgery, it is minimally invasive with few risks, hardly any downtime, and limited (if any) bruising or pain.
Intrigued? Read on!
Why Does My Skin Sag as I Get Older?
Let’s start at the beginning.
Your skin depends on proteins called collagen and elastin to keep it elastic, flexible, and youthful. These molecules are what give skin volume, as well as the ability to “snap” back in place after being pinched or stretched.
But as we get older, two things start to happen:
- Your existing supply of collagen and elastin begins to break down
- Your skin gradually loses the ability to produce new collagen and elastin
The process generally begins early—in your mid-20s—and declines slowly and steadily as you get older:
- By age 30, you might have only 75% of your peak collagen levels
- By age 50, collagen levels are only about half of what they originally were.
- By age 70, only roughly 25% remains
Without its elasticity, skin starts to sag and droop. It can’t tighten up the way it used to. Wrinkles and jowls form. You lose definition on your jawline.
Of course, factors like smoking, diet, and sun exposure can make this breakdown happen faster. But you can’t stop it.
However, with Profound, you can start to reverse it.
How Profound Works
The Profound laser is clinically proven to kickstart production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, tightening your skin and helping to provide a more youthful appearance. When the body stops producing the proteins on its own, Profound steps in.
The laser uses five-pairs of coated needles with uncoated tips. The laser device then generates temperature-controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy that send electrical current between the needle tips,
This RF energy heats up the lower layers of skin (dermis and subcutaneous layers) to a precise temperature of 67 degrees Celsius—the optimal temperature to stimulate collagen and elastin production and create dermal volume. In the subcutaneous layer, it also remodels adipose tissue and septae.
In other words? Profound helps your body recreate the basic building blocks it needs to make tighter, more youthful-looking skin.
The advanced, computer-controlled system is extremely safe, and the silicone coating on the needles further protects the top layers of skin (epidermis) from thermal damage.
What Conditions Can Laser Skin Tightening Treat?
This technology is an effective tool to improve facial contouring and reduce or eliminate the appearance of conditions such as:
- Fine lines
- Double chins
- Poor jawline definition
- Sagging skin
- Excess fat
- Turkey neck
Advantages of Laser Skin Tightening
The laser procedure offers many significant benefits.
It’s fast and convenient. You only need one appointment, and it typically lasts less than one hour.
It’s minimally invasive. The device only uses small needles. No incisions or stitches are required, and the risk of complications are extremely minimal.
There’s no pain. General anesthesia is usually not needed (only local), so you can be awake and comfortable for your procedure (and drive home afterward).
There’s virtually no downtime. You should be able to return to work and to most activities almost immediately. If present, bruising and swelling tend to be very minor and last only 3-5 days, rather than a couple of weeks.
Improvement is usually noticeable very quickly. Most people can see an obvious difference already within a few weeks of the appointment.
The results are long-lasting. The increased collagen and elastin production continues for a long time after the treatment session. Maximum results are usually achieved around the 6-month mark. The improved facial appearance cast persist for several years, though this varies based on health, age, lifestyle, and other factors.
The Next Steps
If wrinkles, sagging skin, and other problems have you longing for a more contoured, youthful-looking face, Profound might be right for you.
During your consultation, Dr. Lisa Learn will discuss the particulars of each potential procedure (Profound, fillers, laser skin resurfacing, surgical facelift, etc.) in detail and address realistic expectations for each. We want to make absolutely sure you’re comfortable with your procedure and get results you’re happy with!