Profound® is a minimally invasive bipolar radiofrequency system that utilizes a unique, patented technology called Real Time Temperature and Impedance Control to carefully heat and tighten the skin.
The Profound® system utilizes micro-needle electrodes, placed into the reticular dermis or subcutaneous tissue (the bottom layer of the skin), to precisely deliver enough energy to the deep layer of skin to cause tightening without overheating and damaging the epidermis (the top layer of the skin). Because of the proprietary real-time temperature feedback found in the Profound® system, the optimal dermal (deep) temperature can be reached and maintained in any almost any skin conditions.
During the treatments, the deep dermis is targeted, this is where the highest concentration of skin collagen is located. The precise heat applied stimulates a wound healing response which naturally induces new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid formation. This dermal remodeling results in visible skin improvement. Furthermore, during cellulite treatments, when the deeper subcutaneous tissue (the tissue just under the skin) is targeted, the delivered energy/heat will increase dermal thickness, remodel septae (bands that cause cellulite), and decrease fat volume.
Profound® is a customizable and minimally invasive treatment perfect for women and men who wish to improve certain signs of aging and reduce cellulite on the body. The ideal patient is someone who suffers from loss of vital skin components leading to volume reduction, wrinkling, and decreased skin elasticity, regardless of the etiology. This procedure is for patients who want to increase volume with minimal downtime.
In published FDA studies, the Profound® demonstrated a high clinical response rate, with consistency in reaching optimal temperature endpoints. Dermal skin treatments yielded a 100% clinical response rate for rhytids(wrinkles). In the cellulite study design, more than 94% of patients had obtained improvement in cellulite appearance 3 months after post-treatment.