Profound RF is the first FDA-cleared radiofrequency microneedling device, and we rely on its proven safety and effectiveness record for incredible rejuvenation. Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy because it uses dozens of tiny needles to trigger the body’s natural healing process resulting in the production of new collagen. Collagen is a protein in the skin that is largely responsible for its youthful appearance. Collagen fibers give the skin elasticity, a smooth texture, and volume. Microneedling is a great way to replenish lost collagen and turn back the clock on skin aging.
The addition of radiofrequency energy builds on these anti-aging benefits by producing heat at the cellular level. The microneedles deliver RF energy into the deep dermal layer of the skin, stimulating collagen production. The heat generated from RF energy also triggers the body’s healing process causing collagen fibers to tighten lifting the sagging skin. Profound RF is also one of the most advanced radiofrequency microneedling devices. Along with collagen, it increases elastin (another protein in the skin) and hyaluronic acid. Elastin and collagen work together to give your skin elasticity and a smooth texture. Hyaluronic acid moisturizes the skin to maintain a glowing complexion and add volume.
No one is exempt from the damaging effects of the sun here in Arizona or the natural degeneration of collagen that causes the skin to sag and look aged. The good news is Profound RF microneedling can be used on the face, chest, and other areas of the body to treat the following conditions:
- Mild to moderate skin laxity (loose skin)
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Rough or uneven skin texture
- Sun damage
- Surgical or acne scars
At your consultation, our providers will examine your skin and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine whether Profound RF microneedling is the right treatment for you. We will be happy to discuss other treatment options and answer any questions you might have to create a comfortable, personalized treatment experience.
Profound RF treatment starts by cleansing and numbing your skin with a topical numbing cream. Once you are prepared, the microneedling device will be passed over the skin, and microchannels or tiny wounds will be made on the skin’s surface. Patients might feel a tingling sensation and increased heat in the treatment area, but this should not be painful. The procedure takes about an hour or more, depending on the size of the treatment area and the conditions being treated.
There is only a short recovery period after Profound RF microneedling. Swelling may be mild to severe for 3 to 5 days. Skin can be red and have a rough texture for a few days following treatment. Strenuous activity and sun exposure should be avoided to minimize swelling and prevent hyperpigmentation. Eating healthy foods and drinking plenty of water can also help speed up your recovery.
It’s important to remember that collagen regeneration takes time, so results will develop gradually. Most patients will see some improvements within 2-3 months, but the results can continue to develop for an additional 3-6 months. Increased collagen production will improve the health and appearance of your skin for many years to come!
“I was referred to Sara for my skin treatments after I had my upper and lower eyelids surgery with Dr. Ghafouri. I am seeing Sara on a regular basis. I am super impressed with her care and attention each time. Sara is very informative and gentle. The products are great. I always left feeling refreshed. 100% recommend Dr. Ghafouri and Sara. They are a great team.”
“I just wish that I had more stars to give! Where do I start…this place is simply amazing.The office is welcoming and you’re always greeted with a smile. The staff are always professional and kind. I have been getting laser treatments from Kim. Kim is knowledgeable and takes her time explaining treatments, managing my expectations and providing specialized skin care options. Appointments are never rushed and are always personalized. She is SO talented in her services and the results are beautiful. It’s always such a delight visiting Kim at Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists. I love feeling pampered and getting fantastic results. I definitely recommend this office to anyone who is looking for great service and great results.”
Dr. Ghafouri offers virtual consultations for out-of-town patients. We see patients from all across the country who trust Dr. Ghafouri’s unique skills and expertise for their facial or eyelid surgeries. If you choose to travel to Arizona for your surgery, we can also recommend hotels and other resources to make your stay comfortable.
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