What is Profound RF and How Does it Work?


The skin does an amazing job at healing itself. When your skin is damaged the body will send additional resources to the injury in order to heal it. A boost in blood flow helps bring oxygen as well as proteins to repair the damaged area of your body. There are a number of ways you can take advantage of your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Over time, your skin’s regenerative properties will slow. This is what leads to wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines. However, by boosting collagen production you can reduce the appearance of fine lines as well as tighten sagging skin. One such way to do this is with a technique known as Profound RF. But what is Profound RF and how does it take advantage of your body’s ability to heal itself?

Here are the ins and outs of this revolutionary treatment:

What Is Profound RF?

Profound RF is an FDA-approved RF (radiofrequency) microneedling device that can be used not only on your face but on the rest of your body. It harnesses the power of not only microneedling but also radiofrequency energy.

With basic microneedling, a hand-held device (the size of a magic marker) containing several acupuncture size needles is used to treat specific areas of concern such as fine lines, wrinkles, or sagging skin.

These small needles will puncture the skin. When skin damage occurs the body is instantly called into action to treat the damage. To repair the damaged areas your body will deliver additional blood, oxygen, and proteins to the injury, which in turn helps the body to repair the puncture, diminishing wrinkles and boosting sagging skin as well.

Radiofrequency, or RF, is an energy that helps stimulate the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid (synthetic HA is a common ingredient in injectable fillers for the face to give a fuller, plumper look).

With the microneedling, the body will already increase its collagen, elastin, and HA production in order to repair the damaged area. When combined with RF, production for these three essential elements to firm, plump skin, is increased even further. So, instead of having both RF energy and microneedling treatments performed, which would require two separate services and double your downtime, Profound RF does it all at once.

An Effective Skin-Tightening Procedure

There are a number of energy-based skin-tightening treatments out there. Ultherapy, for example, is one of the more popular alternatives out there. With this treatment, ultrasound energy is used to target your skin and boost collagen growth. However, while it is effective it offers minimal lasting results while microneedling will directly penetrate deeper into your dermis, which maximizes your body’s ability to generate new cells. It also allows you to more accurately target specific areas around your face and body.

Combined with the utilization of RF and you have a treatment that helps you maximize your microneedling procedure.

Will You See Results?

Most treatments out there have varying success rates. While results can vary for these other treatments based on a number of factors, that is not the case with Profound RF. 100% of patients who receive a Profound RF treatment will see improvements to the overall quality of their skin. From tightening your skin to thinning out fine lines, you will see a noticeable improvement in your appearance, all without going under the knife or booking a cosmetic surgical procedure.

How Long Will Results Last?

This is not a treatment you need to repeat often. Most patients continue to see the benefits of their Profound RF treatment a full two years and longer after it was performed. This makes it one of the most cost-effective treatments you can take advantage of. While your skin’s response may be different from that of another recipient, you can expect your results to last for a considerable length of time.

How Long Does It Take To See Full Results?

There are a number of factors that will play a role in how long it takes for you to see optimal, final results from your Profound RF treatment. While visible results will appear as early as three to four weeks, the full transformation can take anywhere from six to nine months following your procedure.

Now, the surface level damage caused by the microneedling will heal within a few days. Initially, your skin may feel tight, slightly irritated and sensitive, this will subside, and once the redness has diminished no one will know you had a procedure done.

You may begin to see improvements to the plumpness and tone of your skin after a few weeks. Improvements will continue as your body continues to pump up the levels of collagen, elastin, and HA.

Will Results Fade?

The beauty of Profound RF is you will never return to your baseline starting point. Unlike temporary injections, which will fade over time as the injection material begins to break down, the repairs made to your skin will last. Now, your body’s ability to generate the necessary proteins will begin to slow down and return to its natural level, which means wrinkles may eventually start to reappear, you won’t simply see your results fade away and return to the starting point. The repairs made are not temporary. When your body repairs itself following a cut, your body will not suddenly revert back, allowing the cut to return. While new damage can occur, the repairs are lasting. The same is true with Profound RF.

Schedule Your Profound RF Treatment Today

Microneedling is an effective way to utilize your body’s ability to heal itself and deliver more oxygen, blood, and proteins to the targeted areas. While there are some microneedling devices designed for home use, none of these can deliver the kind of results the FDA-approved Profound RF is capable of. So, whether you want to learn more about Profound RF or you’ve heard enough and you’re ready to schedule a treatment, give our team here at The Skin Center by CPS a call today.