Does Profound RF really work?
Profound RF treatment, Maidstone, Kent
Over recent years, there has been a surge of interest surrounding radiofrequency microneedling, largely attributed to the buzz generated by the incredible before and after pictures of Judy Murray’s remarkable transformation.
But what exactly makes this treatment so remarkable, and why is it currently one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures?
In essence, radiofrequency microneedling combines the skin-tightening benefits of radiofrequency with the rejuvenating effects of microneedling, creating a powerhouse treatment that addresses wrinkles, acne scars, sagging skin, enlarged pores, and signs of photo-ageing all in one go.
During the procedure, radiofrequency energy is delivered into the skin through numerous tiny needles. Typically, these needles are insulated, with only their tips exposed. This design ensures that the radiofrequency energy is precisely directed to the dermis, bypassing the surrounding skin through which the needles pass and maximising its impact.
But, when it comes to devices, which is worth investing in? In this blog post, we’re discussing Profound RF, including how it works and whether the results are really worth it.
What is Profound RF and how does it work?
Profound RF is a cutting-edge non-surgical treatment designed to address various signs of aging and rejuvenate the skin. It combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with microneedling techniques to stimulate the production of essential components within the skin, including collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
The treatment involves the use of a specialised handheld device that emits controlled radiofrequency energy through tiny microneedles. These microneedles penetrate the skin’s surface, delivering the RF energy precisely to the underlying dermis. The RF energy triggers a process known as “controlled wound healing,” stimulating the production of collagen and elastin fibres whilst encouraging the synthesis of hyaluronic acid.
Is Profound RF worth it?
Compared to other skin rejuvenation treatments, Profound RF stands out for its ability to precisely target the deeper layers of the skin, where collagen and elastin are produced. the Profound RF is more powerful than other devices and is able to deliver energy deeper into the tissues and for four times longer per energy pulse, allowing us to achieve optimum protein denaturation within one single treatment. This means that the Profound RF stimulates the production of elastin by about five-fold, we double collagen levels in the skin and dramatically increase hyaluronic acid levels.
By stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, Profound RF effectively tightens loose or sagging skin, in areas like the lower face, neck, and jowls, and helps to restore a firmer, tighter appearance. Studies show a remarkable 100% response rate for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and a 95% response rate for improving sagging skin. It’s a one-off treatment that can deliver 1/3 of a facelift result in a single treatment and results last for several years.
The results are noticeable and long-lasting, and in most cases, just one treatment is required.
Is RF microneedling better than RF or microneedling alone?
Radiofrequency and microneedling have both gained popularity as individual treatments, and interestingly, they share a common goal of enhancing collagen and elastin production. However, their methods differ, and each approach brings unique benefits and advantages.
Radiofrequency treatment utilizes heat to stimulate our body’s cellular responses. This process simultaneously tightens existing collagen and elastin while promoting the generation of new collagen. On the other hand, microneedling creates controlled micro-injuries, triggering the body’s wound healing response and initiating fibroblast activity. This results in the tightening and stimulation of new and existing collagen and elastin.
By combining these two effective technologies into a single treatment, a synergistic effect is achieved, providing a powerful boost to collagen and elastin production.
A notable advantage of RF microneedling is its suitability for all skin types. Unlike light-based treatments such as lasers, RF and microneedling do not affect melanin in the skin. Additionally, RF technology offers excellent depth control, delivering energy precisely to the target area. This precise targeting makes RF microneedling a safer option for individuals with diverse skin types.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.