Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

Profound radiofrequency skin tightening is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses energy waves to heat the deep layer of your skin known as the dermis. This heat stimulates the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, which are naturally occurring chemicals and proteins that help to keep the skin firm and tight. As collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production increases, the skin appears smoother, more elastic, and more youthful. This method is popular for reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin without the need for surgery. Treatments can be applied to various parts of the body, including the face, neck, and abdomen, offering an alternative to traditional cosmetic surgeries with minimal recovery time.

At Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery, we have two radiofrequency treatments that we offer to our patients: Profound and Pixel8-RF. You can learn more about the Profound procedure by reading this page, or learn more about Pixel8-RF microneedling.

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

Profound RF is a non-surgical, radiofrequency-based device designed to stimulate the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to reduce wrinkles and improve skin laxity, offering a minimally invasive solution for facial rejuvenation and the treatment of cellulite. It can be particularly powerful for patients who are worried about age-related skin concerns, as well as for those who are having fillers dissolved and want to make sure their skin remains taut and youthful-looking.

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How Does Profound RF Skin Tightening 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.

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What Are the Benefits of Profound RF Skin Tightening?

RF skin tightening with Profound offers patients many benefits, including:

  • Firmer, tauter, more youthful-looking skin
  • Improvements in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other age-related concerns
  • Tightening of the skin after filler is dissolved or facial implants are removed
  • Increased collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production for tissue and skin revitalization that continues to improve over time
  • Improvement in the appearance of cellulite, creating a smoother skin surface without the dimples
  • Treatment of hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating
  • A minimally-invasive alternative to traditional facelift surgery
  • A flexible treatment that can be applied to multiple areas of the body
  • A quick procedure that requires no general anesthesia and less downtime than surgery

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

Profound Non-Surgical Facelift Candidates

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

The Profound procedure has recently become especially popular amongst those who have elected to have their hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers dissolved, ensuring their skin does not become lax after the associated volume depletion.

Profound for Skin Tightening 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. Common treatment areas include: 

Abdomen: Treatment of mild to moderate laxity of abdominal skin, often after fat reduction. Dr. Beaty and our team use Profound in combination with CoolSculpting and CoolTone to both contour and tighten the abdomen. Stretch marks on 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. Beaty and NP Kelsey use Profound to tighten loose skin above the knees which may cause unsightly skin folds

Upper Arms: many people develop loose skin of the upper arm and desire skin tightening to make the wiggle of this area less apparent.

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!

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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, though 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

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How long does a Profound Treatment take?

Profound is a quick, single treatment performed in-office at Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery, usually in one hour or less. In some cases, multiple treatment sessions may be recommended to achieve optimal results.

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Do Profound Non-Surgical Facelifts Hurt?

During the Profound skin tightening procedure, 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 most beneficial. Most patients find the treatment experience quite tolerable. 

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 Profound 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, you should be able to drive after Profound skin tightening. 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.

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

Results from Profound skin tightening typically begin to show several weeks after the procedure, but most people see maximum results between three and nine months after the procedure.

How Much Does The Profound 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

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