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Profound® RF Skin Tightening

Profound® RF Skin Tightening img 1A natural decline in the production of collagen and elastin as we age usually results in our skin becoming loose or saggy. This can lead to facial folds, under-eye bags and a tired, aged appearance. Profound® RF Skin Tightening uses radiofrequency waves to tighten the skin without surgery, providing a natural lifting and toning treatment for the face and neck.

Why Choose SpaVie

  • A premier Twin Cities medical spa, SpaVie offers an expansive menu of cosmetic and wellness treatments for the face and body.
  • Headed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Harrington, we offer only the highest quality non-surgical procedures performed by aesthetic professionals.
  • With a state-of-the-art facility in Plymouth, SpaVie serves the Twin Cities as well as outlying communities including Minnetonka, Wayzata, St. Cloud and Sartell. We are conveniently located for easy travel.

Best Candidates for Profound RF Treatments

Candidates for Profound skin tightening treatments should be in good overall health with realistic expectations for their results. Most people who get Profound treatments are men or women experiencing signs of aging such as sagging skin, deep creases and loss of volume around the mouth, cheeks and neck. Profound treatments are sometimes referred to as a “nonsurgical facelift,” and can also be used to contour the neck and jaw area, minimizing jowls or a double chin.

Depending on your needs, Dr. Harrington may recommend additional treatments to rejuvenate your facial skin and tissue, such as PRP facial rejuvenation or laser skin resurfacing. Men or women interested in getting rid of a double chin may also benefit from our double chin treatment options. For every Profound RF treatment, we’ll also include an ALASTIN Skincare® kit.

Real Patient Results

What to Expect

Before your Profound treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to your face, followed by an injection of numbing medicine to further minimize discomfort during the procedure. Your healthcare provider will then pass the Profound handpiece over your skin. The handpiece consists of a cartridge containing five pairs of microneedles with electrodes that deliver fractional radiofrequency energy to the skin and tissue. This causes the skin to tighten and tone by activating cell regeneration, collagen and your natural healing processes.

Recovery & Results

Following your Profound treatment, you can expect to develop some facial redness and swelling which should fade over the next 2 to 5 days. You can resume your normal activities 24 hours after treatment, including wearing makeup. You may have slight pinkness or puffiness for a few days after your appointment, but this should fade with time. Some people develop mild temporary bruising as well.

Your results will gradually develop over the following several weeks and months. You should notice your skin becoming firmer, tighter and more toned. You may notice a decrease in folds or sagging, helping you appear younger and more refreshed.

Profound RF Skin Tightening FAQs

Q. How many Profound treatments will I need?
The number of treatments depends on your desired results, but many people are happy with a single Profound treatment. If you have more advanced skin laxity, you may wish to schedule a second treatment after you are finished healing from your first appointment.
Q. Is the treatment painful?
Because we apply a topical numbing cream to the skin before using the Profound device and follow up your treatment with a numbing injection, you shouldn’t experience pain during or after the procedure. You may, however, feel a vibrating sensation and some mild discomfort. Ask your professional provider if you’re interested in taking a painkiller before your procedure.
Q. How do I know if I should get Profound treatments or plastic surgery?
Whether you should have nonsurgical or surgical facial rejuvenation depends on the extent of facial aging you are experiencing and your desired results. However, Profound treatments can be combined with other types of facial rejuvenation to deliver impressive results without surgery.
Q. What’s the difference between Profound treatments and microneedling?
Skinpen® microneedling treatments also rejuvenate the skin using small needles to stimulate healing, similar to the Profound device. However, the Profound device emits radiofrequency energy, allowing a deeper penetration into the dermis. For this reason, Profound treatments can deliver more dramatic results than microneedling treatments. Ask your provider for more information about the difference between the two procedures.
Q. How soon will I be able to go to events and look normal?
Profound treatments can cause some temporary bruising, swelling and redness, but these side effects should fade within 1 week of your appointment. With a little makeup, many people can even attend parties and events within a few days without looking as if they’ve had anything done.

*This information is for education only and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.

Profound RF Skin Tightening
Service Type
Profound RF Skin Tightening
Provider Name
Dr. Jennifer Harrington,
2855 Campus Drive, Suite 520,Plymouth,Minnesota-55441,
Telephone No.(612) 268-6997
Profound RF skin tightening, offered at SpaVie medical spa in Plymouth, offers a non-surgical facelift alternative for Minnesota men and women.
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