Jan 10, 2018

Profound Review: Skin Tightening Laser Treatment & Procedure

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Zalea Editor's Rating
Profound Lift Procedure Review
  • 7.5/10 Overall
  • Marketing Claims

    8.0

  • Peer Reviewed Literature

    6.0

  • Consistency of Results

    8.5

  • Comfort Level

    3.3

  • Overall Satisfaction

    8.0

Editorial Review

Pros:

  • Reliable and consistent treatment for cheek sagging and mid cheek volume replacement and reduction of jowls.
  • Provides benefit in all 3 primary areas of facial aging: 
  • 1) Surface textural improvement
    2) Contouring and volume replacement (dermal volume restoration) and ability to decrease unwanted fat (jowls, neck) 
    3) Skin tightening for laxity due to gravity

    Cons:

  • Need to completely anesthetize the skin; although that makes it painless, it means additional bruising and swelling.
  • Requires injected anesthesia. Some patients, especially with thin skin, may develop dermal papules that may take up to 10 weeks to resolve.
  • Length of office procedure (treatment time plus the numbing phase required)
  • A least 1 week of down time due to swelling and bruising
  • Treatment results are highly technique dependent
  • Painful
  • Results are not dramatic
  • Things You should know:

  • It does not equate to a surgical result (face lift)
  • Treatment results can vary
  • Good to combine with CO2 laser treatment
  • Make sure patient can tolerate multiple needle sticks
  • Skin tightening will take 2-4 months. There is moderate downtime of a few days
  • Most Common Use Cases :

  • Early aging patient <45 - 50
  • Patients who have facial volume loss
  • Physician Testimonials

    “We use Profound to treat lower facial and neck laxity, brow laxity as an alternative to facelifting or to maintain a surgical lift. We also recommend one invasive procedure a year (laser, Profound) plus usual nonsurgical maintenance skin care, injectables and no downtime lasering.  The Profound procedure can be used as alternative to facial fillers as well, and as a retexturizing tool in addition to skin care and lasers and chemical peels. No other way to truly restore elasticity ” Anonymous, M.D.

    “Best is for patients who have volume loss, are older or who want something more certain in terms of results.  If you have the downtime to give, this is a more certain result than tissue tightening due to high temperature achieved in the skin in every patient.” Amy Taub M.D.


    Additional Information

    Procedure Description:

    Profound is an aesthetic device clinically proven to create new elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid in a single treatment. Profound features real-time temperature controlled and feedback mechanism delivering Radio Frequency in controlled doses to effect the target tissue. Clinically proven with 100% response rate, Profound is used for mandibular and submandibular contouring as well as wrinkle reduction. 

    Typical Clinical Applications:

    Neck and jawline contouring, wrinkle reduction.

    Best Patient Candidates:

    Patients age > 40 requesting neck and jawline contouring.

    US Profound Procedure Cost & Price Range:

    $2,500-$3,500 depending on the area treated. 

    Average Number of Treatments Needed:

    Single treatment.


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