Your skin is under assault every day, from all the different kinds of environmental factors to the natural effects of aging. Your face, which absorbs an enormous amount of damage because of its constant exposure, is the most visible area where others see life’s repeated wear and tear on your body. At some point, almost everyone will saddle up to the mirror in the morning, see a lifetime of lines and saggy skin, and for the first time feel their age.
At ICLS Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, we’ve been proud to be leaders in skin tightening treatments for more than two decades in the Oakville and Mississauga area. The Profound procedure, a new energy-based treatment designed to achieve a natural and non-surgical look, is one of the most exciting anti-aging treatments in the skin therapy industry. Profound stimulates your body’s own natural processes to address skin laxity on different areas of the body. Appointments are relatively quick and results are long lasting.
Helping people discover great, non-surgical skin tightening options such as the Profound procedure is the goal of our team of skin spa experts. If you’d like to start overcoming the little insecurities that seem to come along with the natural process of aging, please contact ICLS Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in Oakville, Ontario at (905) 842-2262 or toll free at (800) 417-3877. You can also email us through our website whenever it’s convenient for you.
What is the Profound Treatment?
Every year we age, our bodies produce less structural proteins called elastic and collagen and a vital skin moisture molecule known as hyaluronan (hyaluronic acid). These important building blocks keep your skin and areas of your body looking full, youthful, and vibrant. The Profound skin tightening treatment was designed to use controlled heat to stimulate your own body’s natural production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. The heat is produced and delivered using a handheld injectable microneedling laser device, all in about an hour or less, and in a comfortable and safe setting. To put it simply, Profound is a safe way to look younger by helping your body build newer, healthier skin tissue.
If you’re not quite ready for a surgical procedure, consider Profound for a much less invasive, non-surgical way to tighten your skin and restore its healthy volume.
What are the Benefits of a Profound Treatment?
Profound is used to reduce the appearance of jowls, tighten skin around the face and neck, and minimize the appearance of cellulite on the legs. Over time, it can gradually add more volume to your cheeks, help fill in some of the depressions in your face, and smooth and tighten the surface of your skin. Although Profound is not meant to replace the full benefits of surgical procedures, many patients can experience some degree of the same benefits.
Our skin spa team uses Profound to target skin laxity, or saggy skin, which is the result of changes in moisturizing factors and your own body own slowing of its natural collagen and elastin production. Profound is primarily used on the face and neck to help lift skin and gradually reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It’s effective for nearly all skin types and tones and carries almost no risk because it doesn’t use any foreign substances or materials to enhance your appearance.
What is a Profound Treatment Like?
You’ll come to your appointment with clean skin. It’s important to make sure you have no tanning creams anywhere near the treatment area. You should also avoid green tea, almond milk, Advil, garlic pills and any Omega 3s a week before your treatment. We’ll take some photos throughout to keep track of your progress.
We’ll use a mild topical numbing cream to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible and then begin the injectable Profound treatment. Most patients tolerate Profound easily throughout the 45-60 minute treatment time, and most patients are able to drive home without assistance, but you may want to arrange transportation for your own comfort. You may experience minor swelling and tenderness in the treatment area for about 7-10 days afterward. Use a little pressure and ice on your face and keep your head elevated. Any symptoms will subside quickly.
Some patients will notice results soon after their treatment, but the majority of our patients tend to start noticing fuller, healthier facial tissue in about 3 months, with gradual improvements for a full 3-6 months. We’ll schedule a follow-up appointment 4-6 months after your treatment to monitor your progress and take photos.
Want to Know More About Profound? Schedule a Consultation with Our Skin Therapy Experts!
At ICLS Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, our goal is to help you achieve your ideal look while performing the least-invasive treatments with the least amount of risk to you. To ensure the highest standards in dermatology, plastic surgery, and skincare treatments, we begin each experience at our practice in Oakville, Ontario with a thorough consultation.
During your consultation, our focus is to educate you and address your concerns. We’ll make sure Profound is the right skin tightening treatment for your situation and overall expectations. Start your journey with our team today by calling our skin spa in Oakville, Ontario at (905) 842-2262 or toll free at (800) 417-3877. You can also send us a message through our website if you have questions or if you would like more information.