September 24, 2021
Article by Michele Lukkason, RN
Has your jawline lost some of its definition? Is the skin on your neckline just beginning to sag and lose its "snap back?"
Profound® is a high-powered radiofrequency treatment that combines the skin rejuvenating benefits of microneedling to give your skin's collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production a serious boost. This non-surgical facelift smooths wrinkles, adds lift, and restores a more youthful definition to your face and neckline.
How do our necklines age?
Everyone's skin ages differently based on genetics, lifestyle, stress, and a host of other factors. The amount of sun exposure you've accumulated throughout the years has a critical impact on your skin's pigmentation, volume, and elasticity because UV damage is so destructive to collagen health. But in the end, no one can escape the significant decline in collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production in our skin as we age.
Collagen and elastin give our skin strength, resilience, and structure. As they break down, our skin loses its firmness and elasticity and begins to sag and wrinkle. Hyaluronic acid absorbs water, hydrates our skin, and helps gives skin a plump and dewy appearance. As its production slows, our skin can become crepey and lackluster. These changes can be especially evident on the neckline, as this area tends to age more quickly than the face due to its thin structure and increased sun exposure.
How does Profound® RF Microneedling work?
Profound® combines the benefits of two treatments clinically proven to improve the health and appearance of aging skin - radiofrequency (RF) energy and microneedling. RF energy is delivered deep into your skin in small, precise fractionated areas to leave some areas untreated for faster healing. This RF energy is dispensed through a tiny array of medical "micro" needles that penetrate the skin at a controlled depth. As the needles enter the skin, the RF energy is released, and the surrounding tissue is heated to the exact temperature needed to trigger the production of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
What areas of my face and neck can be improved with Profound® RF Microneedling?
Profound® is safe for all skin types and is most effective in these areas:
- Smile lines around the mouth
- Marionette lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin
- Sagging jowls
- Neck wrinkles
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the cheeks
- Loose skin under the jawline and along the neck
What happens during a Profound® RF Microneedling treatment?
Profound® is only performed by a Registered Nurse (RN) at The Refinery Skin Clinic. Both topical and injectable numbing are used before your treatment to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Profound® has built-in temperature controls to safely deliver the precise amount of radiofrequency energy as your provider treats your face, jawline, and neck in a grid-like pattern.
When do I see results with Profound RF® Microneedling?
Your face and neck will most likely experience some redness, swelling, and bruising after your treatment. You may also notice a small grid pattern of dots on your skin from the microneedling needles. All of these side effects should subside within ten days. Most patients can return to work the day after their Profound® treatment using makeup to camouflage any redness or bruising, but it is recommended to schedule your Profound® on a Friday, so you have the weekend to recover.
Results of Profound® RF Microneedling may last up to 5 years. Clients who receive a second treatment within the same year as their first may experience results that last even longer! If you want to regain a more youthful-looking face and neckline but don't feel ready for cosmetic surgery, it's time to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss Profound® with a Refinery Skin Clinic Registered Nurse!