Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

At Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery, we have two radiofrequency treatments that we offer to our patients: Profound and Pixel8-RF.

Profound Procedure: The Results of Surgery, Without the Surgery!

Are you looking for younger, fuller skin? Maybe you have wrinkles you’d love to see disappear? Maybe you’re self-conscious about an area of cellulite? A revolutionary new energy-based treatment, known as Profound, can produce lifted, smoothed, contoured skin without a surgical procedure. Learn more about this wonderful technology from Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery in metro Atlanta.

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How does Profound work?

The Profound skin-tightening system is designed to instigate natural tissue remodeling in the dermis. It is in this deeper layer of the skin where collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid are made. These foundational substances are essential for smooth, firm, plump facial contours. During the Profound procedure, tiny microneedles deliver concentrated, controlled radiofrequency waves into the dermis. The applicator, including five to seven pairs of micro-needle electrodes, creates fractional thermal injuries that are perceived by the body as wounds that require healing. This fractional delivery of energy stimulates a robust healing response with minimal tissue trauma. It tricks the body into engaging in a prolonged and powerful tissue regeneration process that includes those building blocks for youthful skin. As a result of this remodeling, the neck and lower face appear smoother, tighter, and more contoured.

What are the benefits of Profound?

Profound stimulates the natural reproduction of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to revitalize the skin and build new, healthy tissue. This procedure tightens the skin of the jowls and neck and adds volume to the cheeks for a more youthful look. When combating the appearance of cellulite, the same components are reproduced naturally and create a smoother skin surface without the dimples we see when cellulite is present.

Dr. Laura Beaty shared the benefits of Profound with Modern Luxury. You can read the story here.

Non-surgical Facelift Candidates

The ideal candidates for Profound are people who are seeking to reduce the signs of aging, improve skin laxity, and combat cellulite. Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery offers consultations at convenient times to accommodate our patients’ busy lifestyles.

Can Profound be used in other areas of the body?

Profound can be used for skin tightening on multiple areas of the body, as well as for the treatment of cellulite and hyperhidrosis.

Profound for Skin Tightening of the Body

  • Abdomen: Treatment of mild to moderate laxity of abdominal skin, often after fat reduction. Dr. Beaty, Dr. Nagy, and our team use Profound in combination with CoolSculpting to both contour and tighten the abdomen. Stretch marks of the abdomen may also be improved.
  • Decollete: many women develop fine lines or stria in the decollete. Profound improves the appearance of this area by tightening and thickening the skin, making the lines less apparent.
  • Above the knees: Dr. Nagy and Dr. Beaty use Profound to tighten loose skin above the knees which may cause unsightly skin folds

Dr. Laura Beaty Featured In JEZEBEL Magazine!

Dr. Laura Beaty was featured in an article in JEZEBEL Magazine discussing Microneedling Treatment with Profound RF and how the procedure provides an impressive alternative to the face-lift. To view the article, click here!

Cellulite Treatment with Profound

Performing the conventional Profound treatment to tighten the skin, the provider utilizes an applicator with multiple tiny needles that stimulate activity in the dermis. These needles need not go very deep to achieve the objective of increasing the production of collagen and elastin. Cellulite is not a problem that is entirely caused by loose skin, although that certainly plays a part. Cellulite is a condition that occurs when fatty tissue presses out against the fibrous bands that connect the skin to underlying connective tissue. It doesn't take much fat at all to press against these tight bands, which is why so many people have cellulite regardless of being a healthy weight. The Profound device can be used to treat cellulite by utilizing a separate applicator designed with longer microneedles. To reduce cellulite, this applicator delivers radiofrequency energy into the area around the fibrous bands, causing them to loosen and fat to melt. Fat is reduced and without the same strength, the bands release the skin to lie smooth and dimple-free. Additionally, the radiofrequency energy still acts on the dermis to bring more collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to the surface. The dual action applicator melts fibrous bands and fat while also stimulating skin-tightening.

Profound for Treatment of Hyperhidrosis

Profound uses radiofrequency energy to reduce the number of sweat glands in targeted areas, most frequently under the arms. The advantage over other treatments is the permanence of results. Sweat reduction is apparent from the first treatment through multiple treatments are usually needed for best results.

What our patients have to say

My consultation with Dr. Beaty left me totally confident that I was in good hands for any treatment and ultimately I chose to do Profound. Dr. Beaty did an excellent job in our consultation explaining the treatment and what to expect. He is truly an expert on so many levels. His team is very supportive throughout the process. I've been happy with my results and can't wait to see the results after 3 months! - Anonymous
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“I live in Tulsa and traveled all the way to Atlanta to visit Dr Beaty. My first point of contact was Angela the receptionist she is so welcoming and helpful she made my whole experience really nice. I then proceeded to have Profound with Dr. Beaty he was very approachable and made me feel totally at ease. The whole procedure took a good few hours he made sure I was completely numb and comfortable and so far it’s been 3 months and my face looks great! I’m going back to have my tummy area done. I would definitely recommend Dr. Beaty he is so professional and very easy to talk to!” - Julie C

Reduce Wrinkles with Profound

How long does a Profound Treatment take?

Profound is a quick, single treatment performed at Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery, usually in 45 minutes or less.

Profound - Before & After

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Does Profound Non-Surgical Facelifts hurt?

Our team will provide a local anesthetic to manage comfort. The system delivers precise temperature treatments to deeper skin layers, exactly where the energy is being most beneficial.

Listen to Dr. Beaty’s Podcast on Profound and Ultherapy here.

Is Profound better than a Facelift?

There is nothing like a facelift to achieve dramatic and lasting improvements in facial shape and contouring. To date, no nonsurgical treatment has achieved comparable results. However, there are advantages that Profound offers that make this treatment appealing to many adults. Profound does not involve the use of general anesthesia. The tissue remodeling that is achieved is stimulated to occur naturally. This looks like aging in reverse rather than returning to daily life looking dramatically different from one week to the next. Some patients prefer this type of rejuvenation. While there is very little recovery associated with Profound in comparison to facelift surgery, the results of this nonsurgical treatment may last about four years, whereas a facelift can last more than a decade before the signs of aging creep back in. Is Profound better than a facelift? It ultimately depends on the factors that are most important to you. According to statistics from clinical trials, this nonsurgical face tightening treatment has a 95% satisfaction rate.

Is there downtime with the Non-Invasive FaceLift?

Patients scheduled for non-surgical face tightening using the Profound RF microneedling platform may want to devote 5 to 7 days to recover. During the first few days after treatment, significant swelling may occur in the lower face and neck, along with mild redness and bruising. The treatment area may also feel moderately sore as the numbness wears off. While some downtime may be needed to allow these side effects to resolve, most patients are ready to return to their normal work and social engagements after one week.

Will I be able to drive myself home after the treatment?

Yes. As a minimally-invasive, super-powered RF microneedling treatment, Profound does not require the use of sedation. To make our patients comfortable, we may use a topical or local anesthetic that is injected across the treatment site. Both options work very well to reduce nerve sensation. Because there may be post-treatment swelling and soreness or tenderness, some patients choose to have someone accompany them to their appointment and drive them home.

Profound Treatment Results*

A profound procedure is usually done in one single treatment. This treatment had a 100% response rate with wrinkles and a 95% response rate for skin laxity in clinical trials.

How long after my Non-Surgical Facelift will I see results?

Results typically begin to show two weeks after the procedure, but most people see maximum results between three and nine months after the procedure.

How much does this tightening procedure cost?

Each patient will receive a quote at the end of their consultation which outlines the cost for their specific treatment.

Why choose Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery for your profound procedure?

Beaty Facial Plastic surgery was the first practice to acquire and provide Profound RF treatment in the Atlanta area. Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery remains the leading Profound practice in metro Atlanta.

Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery is an accredited and frequent training site for Profound. Dr. Mark Beaty recently authored an internal white paper for Candela Corp. discussing the use of Profound as part of powerful multimodality non-surgical therapies for the purpose of training Candela sales representatives in these concepts. He has been a featured on a MedEsthetics podcast addressing the use of Profound for treatment of the aging neck. Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery is a leader in the development of new protocols for Profound treatments including use for cellulite and body skin tightening.

*individual results may vary

What is Pixel8-RF?

Pixel8-RF is a new technology for improving skin texture, tone, and fine lines, and wrinkles. Combining the advantages of microneedling with the collagen-stimulating power of radiofrequency energy, the Pixel8-RF at Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery helps our patients restore and maintain the very best surface appearance for their skin.

How Pixel8-RF works

The device works by inserting an array of microneedles gently into the skin and then passing radiofrequency between the needles. Both the physical action of microneedling and the radiofrequency interaction with tissue stimulate collagen production, resulting in improvements in skin tone, skin quality, fine lines and wrinkles, and pore size.

Pixel8-RF Treatment Areas

Like other microneedling and radiofrequency treatments, the most popular areas to treat are face, neck, and décolletage. In addition, improvement in skin tone can be seen in other areas of the body including thighs, arms, and above the knee.

The Pixel8-RF Procedure

Pixel8-RF is performed in the office and there is no downtime after the procedure. Some patients have mild redness but this is easily covered with makeup and generally lasts only a day or so. The skin is first numbed with topical anesthetic cream while patients relax in our comfortable treatment chairs. The procedure itself takes 15 to 30 minutes depending on how large an area is treated.

Can Pixel8-RF be combined with other treatments?

Pixel8-RF may also be combined with other technologies such as Profound and Ulthera to achieve a more complete non-surgical transformation.

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