What is Profound?

Profound is a cutting-edge treatment designed to address skin laxity and wrinkles in the lower face and other areas of the body. Utilizing radiofrequency technology, Profound carefully heats the skin to regenerate collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. This non-surgical procedure is ideal for patients who are not ready for surgery but desire tighter, more youthful-looking skin.

Benefits of Profound RF Treatment

Profound offers several benefits, including:

  • Reducing the appearance of jowls
  • Tightening skin around the face and neck
  • Minimizing the appearance of cellulite on the legs
  • Gradually adding volume to cheeks
  • Smoothing and tightening the skin’s surface

While Profound cannot replace the full benefits of surgical procedures, many patients experience noticeable improvements. It is effective for nearly all skin types and tones, with minimal risk as it does not involve foreign substances or materials.

Pre-Treatment Guidelines

To prepare for your Profound treatment, please:

  • Arrive with clean, cleansed skin
  • Avoid having an active tan or tanning creams on the treatment area
  • Discontinue retinoids 3-5 days prior
  • Refrain from consuming green tea, almond milk, Advil, aspirin, garlic pills, and Omega 3 supplements one week prior

Photos will be taken upon arrival to document your progress.

Treatment Details

The entire appointment will take approximately 2 hours. During this time:

  • Photos will be taken for documentation
  • Injectable numbing cream will be applied to ensure comfort
  • The Profound treatment will be administered, typically lasting 45-60 minutes

Most patients find the treatment to be easily tolerated and are able to drive home afterward. However, arranging transportation may provide additional comfort.

Post-Treatment Care

After the treatment, patients can expect:

  • Pinpoint bleeding, bruising, and swelling in the treated areas
  • Symptoms typically last 7-10 days

To alleviate these symptoms more quickly:

  • Apply ice to the treatment area
  • Keep your head elevated
  • Avoid exercise

It is crucial to keep the treated area clean. Use a gentle cleanser 3-5 times a day and follow with a recommended moisturizer. Avoid sun exposure and sleep without pets for the first 48 hours. Report any prolonged itching to your healthcare provider.

Apply SPF daily to reduce collagen breakdown from sun exposure. While some patients notice results soon after treatment, most will see improvements within 3-6 months.

A follow-up appointment will be scheduled approximately 4-6 months after the procedure to monitor progress and take post-treatment photos.

Possible Risks

As with any treatment involving heat, there are risks, including:

  • Burns
  • Blisters
  • Scabs
  • Scars
  • Pigment changes

Schedule a Consultation

At ICLS Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping you achieve your ideal look with the least-invasive treatments. Begin your journey with a consultation to determine if Profound is the right skin-tightening treatment for you.

Before and After

Skin Tightening using Profound Dermal Tightening Treatment

Photos are for educational purposes only.

Our Nurses & Specialist

At ICLS, you will be under the care of some of Canada’s most experienced registered nurses. ICLS is one of the only practices in the country (maybe even the world!) to employ only registered nurses to deliver treatments. Our all-female nursing staff consists of hard-working, internationally-trained medical professionals.

Our nurses perform your treatment under our medical director, Dr. Sheetal Sapra, who is a top dermatologist and pioneer of new technologies aimed at improving the lives and looks of his patients. Dr. Sapra has practiced medical dermatology for more than 35 years and has made significant contributions to the field.