Did you know your skin stops producing collagen and elastin in your 20’s eventually leaving you with thin, sagging skin? That loss of collagen and elastin, paired with gravity, creates sagging jowls, undesirable turkey necks and a heavy, undefined jawlines. Charlotte Skin and Laser is here to help!
We now offer an FDA approved, deep heating radiofrequency (RF) micro-needling treatment called PROFOUND RF. So, to break it down, Profound is a safe treatment performed in our office without general anesthesia. The RF micro-needling is a precise technique of delivering controlled heat deep into the skin. The RF heating time of these microneedles is longer than those of other micro-needling RF devices, resulting in tissue heating over a larger area, thus a more aggressive treatment, yielding more significant results.
Profound RF is the only treatment that stimulates production of all three essential skin components -collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid — resulting in tighter, plumper, and renewed skin with less crepiness and wrinkles! This treatment is considered minimally invasive, meaning it is a step up from mechanical micro-needling (SkinPen) but NOT surgery. Because of the precise technology of Profound RF, the treatment can be used anywhere on the body and on any skin color. The lower face and neck are the most popular treatment areas -tightening jowls, jawlines and chins for those not quite needing surgery but wanting some improvement and for those that wish to avoid surgery. It can also be used for tightening skin and reducing cellulite on areas such as thighs, knees, and arms.
What is involved?
We start with topical numbing for about 30-45 mins followed by lidocaine injections into the treatment areas. Once you are fully numb, our trained and certified aesthetic RN and Laser Specialist perform your treatment. It takes about 1.5-2.5 hours to complete, depending on the treatment area size. We apply ice packs after the treatment for about 30 minutes before you leave. You will have redness, bruising and swelling immediately after the treatment, lasting approximately 24 hours, although bruising can last up to a week or two. With the pandemic, your mask will hide it!
When will you see results?
You will have a follow up at 3 months, however, most people will not see results until 6- or 7-months post treatment. Results are optimized by using peptide-rich skin care products. Both Alastin Nectar and Alastin Restorative Skin Complex, as well as a growth factor will maximize your results by removing damaged, old collagen and elastin and supporting the new production of these vital skin care components. Profound RF is a ONE-time treatment!
How do you sign up?
Call us or visit our website to schedule a consultation.
Want more information?
Click below to check out our social media video of Dr. Rostan having Profound RF treatment performed!