We all wish we could have young, beautiful, and taut facial skin forever; however, as time marches on, aging is inevitable. Eventually, the aging process will make its mark on our faces—literally—with the dreaded signs of aging. This includes fine lines, wrinkles, creases, folds, saggy skin, and discoloration. Even with the best and most expensive facial creams, at-home beauty treatments, exercise, and a healthy diet, the effects of aging continue to cause us to appear older on the outside than we feel on the inside.
Many people may decide that the only way they can achieve younger and rejuvenated facial skin is through invasive plastic surgery. Many patients are apprehensive about undergoing a surgical procedure. With so many advanced cutting-edge new technologies in the world of facial aesthetics, patients now can reverse the signs of aging without having to undergo a major face/neck lift surgical procedure.
Dr. Persky offers a wide variety of non-invasive, non-surgical treatments designed to reverse the signs of aging while providing amazing, beautifully natural-looking results. Profound RF™ Lift is one of the latest innovations in the field of non-surgical cosmetic surgery. Profound RF™ Lift involves the use of precise microneedles and radiofrequency heat. Profound RF™ Lift is used to treat sagging skin on the face and neck and to lift the forehead. It can also be used in other areas of the body to tighten skin, decrease fat, and treat cellulite dimples.
Benefits of Profound™ Lift:
- Non-surgical, non-invasive
- Tightens the facial skin, particularly great for the difficult wrinkles around the mouth and lower face
- Rejuvenates the face and neck
- Elevates the eyebrows
- Restores collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin
- Improves the tone, texture, and color of the skin
- One of the best treatments for acne scarring
- Improves cellulite
- Scarless healing
- Extremely safe, performed under local anesthesia in the office
Am I a Candidate for a Profound RF™ Lift?
Patients who want to achieve younger, firmer, smoother, and rejuvenated skin may be ideal candidates for Profound RF™ Lift. Candidates should be in good health, realistic in their expectations, and seeking to reduce the signs of aging. A thorough skin evaluation by Dr. Persky will help you determine if Profound RF™ Lift is right for you.
What Is the Best Age for a Profound RF™ Lift?
Once the signs of aging are noticeable, a patient will benefit from Profound RF™ Lift. Patients in their mid-thirties to mid-seventies have benefited from Dr. Persky’s Profound RF™ Lift treatments.
What Is Discussed During My Profound RF™ Lift Consultation?
Dr. Persky will evaluate your target area(s) and help you determine if Profound RF™ Lift is the right treatment for you. He may suggest other surgical options, such as facelift surgery, for those with an excessive amount of sagging skin that needs to be addressed, or our other top non-invasive lifting and tightening treatment. Ultherapy® may be best for those who do not have the five to seven days of downtime required by Profound™ Lift. Dr. Persky will design a treatment plan to help you achieve more youthful, refreshed, and natural facial skin using the best treatment plan that fits your individual needs.
How Is the Profound RF™ Lift Performed?
Profound RF™ Lift is a microneedling radiofrequency energy-based facial treatment designed to create new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. Sterile, paired microneedles are deployed one to two millimeters in the skin, heating the dermis to precisely 67 degrees Fahrenheit for three seconds. There are five pairs of microneedles that communicate with each other through electro- and thermo-couplers, which ensures the safest and most consistently effective treatment. The treatment will allow for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin that maximize and trigger new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid synthesis. The procedure is completed within 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the areas treated. Profound RF™ Lift can also be used to treat fat, cellulite in the thighs, or submental fat (double chin) using deeper six millimeter, more penetrating subcutaneous-paired microneedles.
Combining PRP, Sculptra® Aesthetic, and Fraxel Laser With Profound RF™ Lift
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Dr. Persky may suggest combining Profound RF™ Lift with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This treatment involves the collection of a tube of the patient’s blood. The blood is spun down using a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelet portion using the special gel as a filter. The PRP in the patient’s blood (the yellow serum rich in platelets) is topically applied to the freshly needled skin. The platelets can penetrate the skin to stimulate growth factors and attract stem cells into the wound, resulting in further rejuvenation of the skin. Patients will experience significant swelling and bruising in the treatment area that will last five to 10 days. Fortunately, there is no discomfort during the post treatment recovery phase. Ice or cold compresses can be used to help alleviate the swelling. Some patients will feel a mild tingling sensation while the cells are being activated.
Many patients benefit from having the collagen bio-stimulating agent Sculptra® Aesthetic injected in volume-depleted areas of their face at the time of their Profound RF™ Lift treatment. This works synergistically with the treatment adding to facial rejuvenation.
Light Fractionated CO2 Laser (Fraxel)
Dr. Persky has found that adding a light CO2 laser over the Profound RF Lift treated skin gives an even more spectacular result. Since the skin is already anesthetized, laser only adds a few minutes to the treatment.
Does the Profound RF™ Lift Hurt?
The Profound™ Lift is significantly more comfortable than the traditional facelift, and there is no need for general anesthesia. Most patients prefer to take a Xanax to relax and an injection of Demerol and anti-histamine about 15 minutes prior to their treatment. Once these medications take effect, Dr. Persky injects local anesthetic into the treatment area. Once the area is numbed, patients report feeling no pain. Patients describe a feeling of tightness for 24 hours, but no pain has been reported.
How Long Is My Profound RF™ Lift Recovery?
Patients may have pronounced swelling, redness, and bruising after their Profound RF™ Lift procedure that will subside after five to seven days. Swelling and bruising can last up to one week. For at least one week, sun exposure, exercise, steam, and sauna should be avoided, and only a gentle cleanser should be used to wash the areas treated. Patients should not scrub the skin but soak it with a soft washcloth or use their hands. The skin should be kept hydrated and moisturized by using Aquaphor® for the first few days, followed by a gentle moisturizer such as Cetaphil® for the next few weeks.
Can I Drive Myself Home After Profound RF™ Lift?
Since the Profound RF™ Lift does not require general anesthesia, you can drive yourself home only if you have not received Xanax and Demerol. The Profound Lift RF™ requires little to no downtime, and the majority of patients resume some normal around the house daily activities after a few days.
When Will I See My Profound RF Lift Results?
Patients will notice their skin will be smoother, firmer, and younger-looking once it has healed, as early as two to three weeks following their Profound RF™ Lift treatment. Most patients see dramatic results after three months, with their results continuing to improve for six to nine months after their treatment. The procedure is considered a “one-time treatment.” Profound™ Lift has been performed safely and effectively on thousands of patients worldwide since 2013. The results are long lasting, and patients will always look better for the rest of their lives than they would have had they not had the treatment. The longest results for the treatment are seven years since it came to market. Patients may have a second Profound RF™ Lift treatment for further improvement, but not before at least one year after their initial treatment. Patients who practice a healthy lifestyle, such as following a daily skincare regimen, consuming an antioxidant diet, and refraining from smoking, will achieve optimal, long-lasting results.
How Many Profound™ Lift Treatments Will I Need?
The Profound™ Lift is intended to provide optimal results in only one treatment. Multiple treatment sessions are not typically necessary to achieve your ideal look; however, it may be recommended to have an additional treatment later in life to help maintain your results.
How Much Does Profound™ Lift Cost?
The cost of the Profound Lift™ treatment varies between patients. Every patient’s needs and goals for this treatment are different. The cost is dependent on the location of treatment and the amount of correction needed. A consultation with Dr. Persky can help you determine a more accurate financial estimate. Since Profound™ Lift is an elective cosmetic procedure, it is not usually covered by insurance. Our office offers financing options with CareCredit™ if needed.
If you want to correct sagging skin in the face and/or neck, Profound™ Lift might be the right procedure for you. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Persky, you can contact our office by calling (818) 501-3223 or by filling out our online contact form.