Getting older means getting to enjoy exciting new chapters and experiences in your life, but aging is unfortunately not kind to our skin. Years of sun exposure, gradual volume loss and a decrease in natural collagen production cause your skin to lose its natural elasticity and resiliency. Over time, these effects manifest in wrinkles, facial sagging and an appearance that you may no longer recognize in the mirror. When aging takes its toll on your skin and your self-esteem, it may be time for a Profound treatment. At Morpheus Medical Aesthetics, we choose to focus on treatments that create healthier skin from the inside out. With nonsurgical Profound treatments, we can rejuvenate the foundation of your skin to help you say goodbye to wrinkles and volume loss. Schedule a consultation with us to meet Dr. Marisha Chilcott and her talented staff and learn how Profound can help you.
What Is Profound and How Does It Work?
Profound is a nonsurgical facelift alternative that uses radiofrequency energy to create skin that is firmer, smoother and fuller. Other energy-based treatments direct their effects straight onto the surface of the skin, meaning the benefits of the treatment are unable to penetrate deeply. Profound combines principles of microneedling with radiofrequency treatment to target the foundational layers of your skin, creating changes that radiate outward from beneath the skin. The Profound handheld device is equipped with an array of fine needles that penetrate the skin to deliver heat and radiofrequency energy into the dermis. Profound treatments prompt the body to increase its production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, all of the vital ingredients your skin needs to stay looking its best. Following an appointment, your skin will gradually tighten and smooth over, eliminating unwanted wrinkles. Unlike other treatments, Profound also increases volume, filling in deep wrinkles and areas of volume loss beneath the surface. Profound targets similar concerns as a facelift procedure, including:
- Nasolabial folds
- Double chin
- Undefined jawline
- Mouth wrinkles
Studies have shown that Profound produces one-third the benefits of a facelift in just a single treatment. With Profound, you can enjoy happier, healthier skin with little downtime, minimized side effects and no incisions, making it the perfect option for patients who are not quite ready for cosmetic surgery.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Profound Treatment?
At Morpheus Medical Aesthetics, we will work with you and your skin goals to come up with the best treatment solution for your needs. Profound is an excellent and effective solution for many patients due to its gentle procedure and noticeable results. If you have wrinkles, volume loss and sagging skin around your lower face and upper neck, then you may benefit from a Profound treatment. Ideal candidates for Profound should be non-smokers and have realistic expectations about their results. During your in-person consultation, our team will help you decide if Profound is what your skin needs or if you might see better results from a different treatment.
What to Expect During Treatment
Profound treatments are completed under local anesthesia to ensure you are completely comfortable and pain-free during your appointment. Once you are ready to begin, your Morpheus technician will place the Profound handheld device over your skin in the areas you would like to improve. We will decide which areas to focus on before your procedure and create a tailored treatment plan with your help. The handpiece will be gently maneuvered throughout your face, targeting all of the areas where your skin could use a little love. The Profound device delivers a safe and controlled amount of heat beneath the epidermis, creating stronger skin from within. Most procedures last less than an hour and you are free to lie back and relax as we take care of your skin.
What to Expect After Treatment
After you leave our office, your skin may appear a bit red and swollen. Common side effects include minor swelling, bruising and a small amount of shedding. You may also notice the appearance of some red dots around your treatment areas. These side effects will fade over the course of a few days and your skin will be looking good as new within a week. Most patients like to rest for the remainder of their day following treatment and return to their normal routine the next day. Your results may start to become noticeable after two weeks but will need a few months to peak. Profound increases your body’s natural production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, so results will gradually come in as the effects of your treatment continue to build upon themselves. After three to six months, your skin will look smoother and feel tighter than it has in years.
How Long Does Profound Last?
You only need a single Profound treatment to enjoy naturally rejuvenated skin. However, while the increased production of skin-fortifying ingredients will undo years of damage, aging will continue to impact your skin. You may notice wrinkles and volume loss creeping back in after about nine months, but some patients experience results that last even longer. Most patients come in for a Profound treatment about once per year to maintain their beautiful results well into the future. We can use other treatments like Botox, dermal fillers and chemical peels to compound the effects of your Profound procedure and ensure long-lasting results. Your skin is wonderfully unique, which is why our team will make every effort to accommodate your specific needs with individualized treatment. We can help you plan out your next Profound appointment so you can enjoy your results for years to come.
Experience Profoundly Better Skin at Morpheus Medical Aesthetics
At Morpheus Medical Aesthetics, we don’t just want to be your skincare provider; we want to be your friends and partners on your journey to a happier you. If wrinkles and volume loss have taken away your peace of mind, our team is here for you. With safe and natural treatments like Profound, we have the tools to help your skin glow and your self-confidence shine once again. Call us today at 707-921-7447 to schedule your consultation at our office in Santa Rosa or 510-488-1230 for our location in Albany. We can’t wait to hear from you!