For years, treating wrinkles and acne scarring, especially in darker skin pigments, has been a challenge because lasers and other devices can cause changes in pigmentation and permanent skin damage. However, new technology is making these treatments more promising than ever before. Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Mark M. Hamilton, is pleased to announce that we are now offering one of the latest breakthroughs in facial aesthetics – Profound® RF Microneedling.
What is Profound® RF Microneedling?
Profound® RF Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin-tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency (RF) needles to stimulate the production of compounds which tighten, rejuvenate, and add volume to the skin. Hyaluronic acid (HA), collagen and elastin are depleted through the years of aging, leaving the skin droopy. Profound® RF Microneedling has a unique ability to re-create these building blocks of youthful skin.
Profound® RF Microneedling is a non-surgical procedure performed in the office that provides skin tightening as well as skin rejuvenation and smoothing. It can be used as a non-invasive, non-surgical facelift alternative or as a means to lessen acne scarring. Profound® RF Microneedling allows us to safely treat all skin types in a strong enough fashion to improve even the most challenging acne scarring with minimal risks of pigment issues, even in African American skin.
What are the Benefits of Profound® RF Microneedling?
- Safe for all skin types
- The only FDA-approved device of its kind
- Non-surgical and minimally invasive
- Long-lasting results
- Performed in-office
- Tightens skin AND rejuvenates volume
- Lessens acne and wrinkles provides consistent, predictable results, giving the provider greater control over the procedure
What Makes Profound® RF Microneedling different?
The Profound® RF device is different in the fact that the temperature of the skin can be controlled as the radiofrequency energy is applied. By treating at the optimal temperature, there is maximal tissue regeneration and new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid formation. The microneedles used are inserted to the perfect depth to minimize scarring and hyperpigmentation/hypopigmentation of the skin surface.
What is the Procedure for Profound® RF Microneedling?
The procedure for Profound® RF Microneedling is smooth, quick, and virtually painless. It is usually performed as a single treatment and takes around 30-45 minutes to treat each area.
Before the microneedling begins, a local anesthetic will be applied to the areas being treated to minimize your discomfort. Then, the Profound® RF Microneedling device is placed on the areas of your face and neck to be treated. The microneedles will be inserted into the skin at an ideal depth to stimulate the production of collagen, elastin, and HA. Once under the skin, the device sends out a radiofrequency electrical current that passes between the needle tips, releasing heat into the surrounding tissue. The device is calibrated to produce an ideal temperature to stimulate neocollagenesis, which is the natural creation of collagen and elastin, effectively tightening and rejuvenating the skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for Profound® RF Microneedling?
The ideal candidate for Profound® RF Microneedling is one who desires to tighten and rejuvenate skin and increase volume in his or her face and neck. The patient should have realistic goals for the treatment and discuss them with the provider beforehand. Patients who are pregnant, have disorders that may affect skin healing or have a pacemaker are not good candidates for this procedure.
What is the Recovery Time for Profound® RF Microneedling?
There is minimal downtime after a Profound® RF Microneedling treatment. Because the anesthetic agent used during the procedure lasts several hours, there is minimal to no pain both during and after the procedure. Moderate to mild swelling can occur, but the resolution should be within a week. The results of the procedure can be visible in as little as two weeks, and peak around six to nine months after treatment.
Jane Iredale-Mineral make up may be worn 24 hours post-procedure and all other makeup can be worn 48 hours post-procedure. Normal activities and physical activity may be resumed within 48 hours post-procedure.
How Much Does Profound® RF Microneedling Cost?
The cost of Profound® RF Microneedling will vary for each patient depending on the extent of the treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Hamilton will discuss the cost of your individual procedure. Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery understands that the cost of cosmetic procedures is a concern for some patients, so we offer several financing options to help make your treatment affordable. We also accept cash, major credit cards, and personal checks as payment.
Located in Carmel and Greenwood, IN, Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery specializes exclusively in cosmetic facial procedures. Dr. Mark Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.S., is excited to offer cutting edge technology, like Profound® RF Microneedling, to his patients to achieve the best possible results. If you desire tighter, more voluminous skin, contact Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery today.