Three key qualities are responsible for keeping skin looking youthful and healthy: structure, moisture, and elasticity. The key natural substances in the body responsible for these qualities are collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. We’re born with an abundance of all three, and each one diminishes and deteriorates as we age due to genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. As these substances break down, you may notice your jowls beginning to droop or your under chin area beginning to sag.
Now, there’s a revolutionary new skin tightening treatment that boosts hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen to help patients achieve a smoother jawline, decreased cellulite, or reduced double chin, among other outcomes. Profound.
What is Profound?
Profound is a revolutionary new skin tightening treatment that uses fractionated radiofrequency (RF) energy. Profound is FDA-cleared for treatment of sagging and wrinkles on the face and body.
During Profound treatment, the device is passed over the desired treatment area, where tiny needles glide into the skin to deliver RF energy and heat. This combination triggers a healing mechanism in the skin that strengthens existing collagen and promotes new collagen production, triggers new elastin growth, and boosts hyaluronic acid.
In addition to cutting-edge technology, the Profound device is equipped with precision controls that maximize patient safety by reducing the risk of skin injury.
What do Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, and Elastin Do in the Body?
- Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid (HA) helps the skin retain moisture, keeping it looking plump, hydrated, and healthy. HA particles can hold 1,000 times their weight in water. When skin is hydrated, fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable, and the “crepey” appearance of aging skin is also diminished.
- Collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, occurring in the joints and ligaments in addition to the skin. Collagen makes up 70% of the protein in the skin and functions as its support structure. As collagen levels decrease with age, many people experience sagging and volume loss.
- Elastin. Elastin is another protein that’s crucial to maintaining a youthful appearance and combating skin’s ability to resist developing dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet and marionette lines. Elastin is 1,000 times more flexible than collagen and is responsible for giving your skin the ability to “snap back” after it is compressed or stretched.
Am I a Candidate for Profound?
Most people with good overall skin health are good candidates for Profound. If you’re considering skin tightening treatment, our team of experts is ready to help! Call us at (305) 866-2177 to schedule your consultation.