Excellence in Non-Surgical Treatments
Profound RF Newport Beach, CA
Wrinkles, fine lines, and cellulite are amongst the most common concerns for patients considering plastic surgery. Many different procedures are available to effectively treat these encroaching signs of age and weight fluctuations, such as a brow lift, eyelid lift, facelift, liposuction, or post-bariatric body contouring.
The results from these surgeries are highly satisfactory and well documented. However, many patients shy away from these procedures due to the downtime associated with each procedure. Fortunately, there is an alternative treatment that offers significant improvements in reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite: Profound® microneedling with radiofrequency.
Clinically proven to improve the appearance of skin and create younger, smoother skin with a single non-surgical procedure, the Profound treatment is revolutionizing how people approach anti-aging.
A Guide to Profound RF
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What is Profound?
Profound is a non-surgical approach to reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and the presence of cellulite. Using a combination of radiofrequency (RF) energy and ultrafine microneedling, the procedure stimulates your body’s natural capacity for skin regeneration to smooth out wrinkles and eliminate cellulite.
Expertise Meets Compassion
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sajjadian has helped thousands of patients reach their aesthetic goals using the most advanced techniques and upholding the highest quality of patient care. Voted as one of “America’s Top Physicians”, Dr. Sajjadian takes pride in educating his patients and achieving natural results.
What Can a Profound Treatment Address?
The Profound RF microneedling system treats two of the most common aesthetic concerns: facial wrinkles and cellulite.
- Facial wrinkles. Over time, the structural integrity of our skin becomes compromised, and it loses its elasticity. This gradually results in the appearance of wrinkles. The Profound laser treatment stimulates our body’s natural healing process to provide younger skin.
- Cellulite. Dimpling of the skin is particularly common around the thighs and buttocks. Known as cellulite, this is caused by a lack of firmness in the skin area, which Profound treatment addresses directly.
What are the Benefits of Profound Treatments?
Several benefits that make transformative treatment using Profound RF worth consideration:
Overall, patients in clinical trials for Profound saw a 100% improvement in their collagen production. Think of collagen as the framework inside the skin. The more your skin has, the less it can wrinkle and sag. Your skin becomes better able to support itself, which is part of the secret to a youthful appearance.
In addition to collagen depletion, sagging and wrinkles are partially due to the loss of elastin, a protein in the skin that allows it to stretch. Profound RF treatments stimulate your skin to produce up to 5 times more elastin, making it appear more smooth and supple.
The “RF” in Profound RF stands for Radiofrequency technology, which has been used for years in various cosmetic treatments. It stimulates the skin to tighten and produce important structural and healing compounds using directed waves of energy.
Your body has a remarkable ability to heal itself. The microneedling in the Profound system uses tiny pricks to stimulate skin rejuvenation. These micro-injuries to the surface of the skin promote healing and skin turnover, revealing a beautiful, youthful look.
With dermal fillers alone, patients can get beautiful results but must return for follow up visits to maintain their look. In contrast, Profound RF treatments reverse wrinkling, giving you more lasting changes to your skin.
The microneedling method used by Profound RF carries little to no risk of hyperpigmentation. This makes it a great option for people with all skin tones and types. Especially for people with dark skin tones, this treatment reduces the risk of darkening patches of skin compared to other popular options that are more suitable for lighter skin tones.
Traditional procedures like facelifts and neck lifts require general anesthesia and involve multiple incisions. Not all patients are ready or willing to take this step. Fortunately, Profound RF can give you transformative results that will erase years from your face.
Profound RF typically costs a fraction of the price of traditional face or neck lift. Dr. Sajjadian will be happy to review the details in a free consultation.
A well-researched procedure, the Profound system stimulates a 100% response rate to facial fine lines and wrinkles and a 94% reduction in cellulite severity with just one visit to Dr. Sajjadian’s Newport Beach clinic.
While surgery does offer stunning anti-aging results, the downtime associated with a surgical operation deters some patients. The Profound system does away with rest entirely as it is not a surgical procedure.
The radiofrequency energy combined with the physical stimulation of the Profound microneedles encourages your skin to ramp up the production of three naturally occurring elements: collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These three structural proteins create a firm, smooth, and long-lasting anti-aging effect.
Your Profound Consultation with Dr. Sajjadian
Anti-aging treatment is a significant life decision, but fortunately, with Profound, the consequence of the decision is minimalized while the results are maximized. With this in mind, Newport Beach’s Dr. Sajjadian consults with Profound treatment patients in the initial meeting to clarify everything regarding the procedure.
Dr. Sajjadian encourages his patients to come to the consultation well-prepared and advises reading all the material included on this page before attending the consultation.
During your private meeting with Dr. Sajjadian, you will delve into the reasons compelling you to consider anti-wrinkling, fine line, and cellulite treatment and discover precisely how Profound treatment can help you.
We will want to know your expectations for the procedure, and then together, we will create a plan to help you prepare for your treatment and get the best results possible.
Am I a Candidate for Profound RF Treatments?
Good candidates for Profound are patients looking to tighten and rejuvenate their skin. Dermal fillers are effective at adding volume to the face. Profound goes a step further, helping patients who need to tighten and rebuild their skin. Therefore, many patients opt for both therapies.
Overall, patients who choose Profound are looking to take a different approach to skin rejuvenation. Many patients who choose Profound RF have gotten Botox® or Juvéderm® injections for some time and would like to see additional improvement.
Profound RF can be used in areas of the body other than the face. As it is particularly effective for reducing the appearance of scars, stretchmarks, or cellulite, it is often applied to the breasts, upper arms, abdomen, and thighs.
Preparing and Recovery After Profound Treatments
One of Profound’s most remarkable qualities is that it takes minimal preparation before and downtime following the procedure.
We strongly recommend you refrain from smoking for the month leading up to the treatment and eat a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet. This will help with optimizing your body’s healing process.
The recovery for Profound RF varies by both the location and the intensity of treatment. It’s perfectly normal to have some bruising, redness, and swelling for the first week after the procedure.
Soreness and numbness in the area last usually one to two weeks, and occasionally longer. Patients need to wait three to six months to see the final results.
As soon as six months after a Profound RF procedure, some patients opt to have a follow up treatment. The results themselves are long-lasting and will fade only along with the skin’s normal aging process. While no treatment can freeze your skin in time, Profound can certainly turn back the clock.
Newport Beach Profound Treatment FAQs
Patients receiving Profound RF treatment can expect an improvement equivalent to about 40% of what traditional facelift delivers.
Recovery from Profound involves the regeneration of your skin’s structure and underlying nerves. Recovery from facelift consists of the healing of multiple incisions and the tissue underneath the skin. Many Profound patients can return to work within 1-2 weeks, whereas facelift patients should expect to stay home for 2 to 4 weeks.
The device used in Profound treatment not only delivers the micro-injury effect of microneedling, it also administers heat energy in the form of radio waves.
Microdermabrasion is a skin care treatment usually delivered by an aesthetician at a spa that scrapes away older layers of skin. Profound RF is a procedure delivered by a plastic surgeon that rejuvenates the skin from within.
Both forms of treatment have their place. Fillers (ie. Juvéderm or Restylane®), as their name implies, fill skin lines from within. Profound stimulates both the renewal and tightening of the skin.
Although Profound treatment is known to stimulate the skin’s production of hyaluronic acid, the main ingredient in dermal fillers, whether or not it replaces the need for fillers is individual to each patient. Dr. Sajjadian can help you determine the best course of treatments.
The needles of the Profound penetrate to a depth of 2mm. That’s approximately the thickness of an American nickel.
Profound treatment works by inducing micro-injuries at a controlled level while emitting RF energy, which recruits collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the treatment area. This stimulating effect promotes healing at a deep level, which tightens and smooths the skin.
Other anti-wrinkling treatments leverage excisional treatments, such as removing excess skin and stretching the remaining skin to smooth out the wrinkles in the area. While this approach provides stunning results, many patients wish to avoid the downtime associated with these procedures and, as such, opt for a non-surgical option like Profound.
Duration of results varies according to the patient and post-treatment practices. If you protect your skin from the sun, don’t smoke, regularly moisturize, and eat a healthy diet, the Profound treatment system will help you achieve smoother skin for years.
While you will discuss your personalized recovery plan during your initial consultation with Dr. Sajjadian, patients typically return to their regular routines within twenty-four hours of the treatment.
Some patients experience mild swelling and bruising lasting 5-10 days after the procedure. This is to be expected, as swelling and bruising is your body’s response to micro-injuries and is part of the natural healing process.
100% of wrinkle treatments and 94% of cellulite treatments show a reduction after just a single treatment.
No. The Profound system is not plastic surgery; it is classified as a non-invasive treatment for wrinkles and cellulite.
Many patients who have previously undergone plastic surgery wish to further enhance or prolong the results from their previous treatment. The non-invasive nature of the Profound treatment system makes it a fantastic complementary procedure for those who wish to make the results of their other plastic surgeries even better.