How Long Does Profound Treatment Last?


People often ask about Profound Skin Tightening treatment and “how long does profound treatment last?” They may have learned that Profound is a noninvasive and FDA-cleared treatment that provides younger-looking skin.

Before answering, it helps to understand what Profound is and why so many people opt for this new and emerging procedure.

Aging is inevitable. Over the years, everyone’s body becomes slower at producing elastin and collagen. This leads to the skin looking saggy and loose. How quickly this happens varies depending on genetics, health, environmental factors like sun exposure, weight fluctuations, and how well one maintains their skin.

Modern cosmetic procedures like Profound Skin Tightening help combat signs of aging like skin laxity, saggy skin, and fine lines without surgery or injecting fillers.

What is Profound Skin Treatment?

Profound RF is an FDA-approved, non-surgical procedure that features a unique combination of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) with the goal of tightening and rejuvenating the skin. It was the first FDA-cleared RF microneedling device that offers patients long-term results after just a single treatment.

The RF heats the skin and subcutaneous fat to a specific temperature to trigger a healing response. The Profound RF is a revolutionary device that promotes the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. 

RF is delivered through ultra-fine needles (AKA micro-needles) inserted into the skin. Providers use it to help tighten the skin on the neck, jawline, face, and some parts of the body.

Profound RF Microneedling treatment may be used to treat and address a variety of cosmetic skin issues including:

  • Improved skin elasticity on the face, neck, or elsewhere
  • Improved appearance to areas with cellulite on the thighs, buttocks, arms, etc.
  • Lifting and tightening of loose skin under the neck
  • Improving the appearance and texture of sagging jowls
  • Improving the appearance of the chin area including decreasing the “double-chin” look
  • Fight aging skin by addressing lines, wrinkles, and deteriorating skin quality
  • Tightening of abdominal skin after weight loss or childbirth
  • And possibly other issues, talk with an experienced provider to learn more

Profound RF Treatment is relatively new. In 2013, it won the “New Treatment of the Year” by The Global Aesthetic Awards (Also known as the “MyFaceMyBody Awards” which is a leading aesthetic industry award.)

According to Mary Trout, who was the Chief Commercial Officer for the company that brought us Profound: “The Profound treatment is clinically proven to create up to five times the elastin, twice the collagen, and increased hyaluronic acid during nonsurgical treatment enabling practitioners to offer long-lasting outcomes and provide their patients with a trusted, natural alternative to dermal injectables and surgery.”

Be sure to ask your provider about what kind of results their other patients have experienced and what you may be able to realistically expect.

Profound is usually best for people who are generally healthy and who want to improve their appearance. They may be concerned with the signs of aging including decreased facial volume and skin elasticity yet they are not quite ready to commit to a more invasive procedure such as a facelift at this point. They are pleased to learn that Profound RF stimulates their natural healing process.

Most medical and cosmetic procedures have possible side effects. Some of the potential side effects include swelling and redness following treatment. Patients may use an over-the-counter pain reliever or a topical ointment during the first 24-hours after their treatment to relieve any discomfort. Some patients experience bruising which may last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. Follow any specific advice and guidelines from your provider to minimize the risk of side effects and to enjoy the best chance of successful treatment.

Benefits of Profound RF Treatment

Some key benefits of the treatment include:

  • Profound is clinically proven to stimulate the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid which results in firmer and tighter skin.
  • Since the results develop over time, it is more subtle and doesn’t result in the dramatic “pulled-in” look some people worry about when considering a facelift.
  • The treatment itself is a quick and convenient process that takes around one hour.
  • It usually just requires one treatment to see results.
  • It’s less invasive than surgical procedures and doesn’t require weeks of healing or downtime.
  • It improves overall skin texture.

While this may sound like a miracle treatment, it is important to talk with your provider to learn what kind of results you can expect as it may vary by the person.

Profound is often highly effective in improving appearance after early signs of aging appear. However, in some cases, a partial or full facelift may be required to achieve the desired result.

By meeting with a provider who has extensive knowledge in today’s cosmetic treatments you will be able to better identify which treatments may be most effective for your needs, your budget, and your aesthetic goals.

How Long Does Profound Treatment Last?

Unlike many other cosmetic procedures, Profound Treatment results do not show immediately after the procedure. The results develop over the weeks following treatment. The skin will become smoother, firmer, and possibly fuller-looking since the production of elastin and collagen are stimulated by Profound.

Many people start noticing results within around two weeks following Profound RF Treatment and they may continue to see results develop over the next six to nine months.

The results from Profound RF typically last around three to four years.

Next Steps: Schedule a Consultation

While Profound Treatment might be right for you, no treatment is appropriate for every individual. To start, schedule a private consultation before scheduling the treatment.

The Skin Center by Charlotte Plastic Surgery offers today’s best skin rejuvenation and cosmetic procedures. We love seeing our patient’s radiant smiles and enhanced confidence after a successful procedure.

Charlotte Plastic Surgery has proudly served area residents since the 1950s. We combine the best of classic and emerging cosmetic treatment options that help our clients look and feel their most attractive and confident.

Contact the team at The Skin Center to learn more about Profound Treatment and other options.