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Profound

The Profound system is a minimally invasive device delivering bipolar, non-ablative radiofrequency (RF) energy to the dermal layers of the skin. The treatment applicator inserts an array of micro-needle electrode pairs into the superficial layers of the skin; RF energy I delivered through the distal section of each micro-needle pair during treatment, heating collagen in the skin. Surface cooling is applied during treatment above the area being heated with a cooling assembly integrated within the treatment applicator. Clinical studies suggest the thermal effects of treatment induce a healing response resulting in skin remodeling and the production of collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic acid in the treated skin. The micro-needle electrodes of the Profound system are insulated at the proximal end while leaving the distal end exposed. During treatment, RF current is delivered the exposed lengths of the individual micro-needle pair. The electrode cartridge type and the separation between successive treatment applications determine the spacing between adjacent lesions. The treatment applicator deploys the micro-needle electrodes through the epidermis at a nominal angle of 25” to the skin’s surface.

Profound - Frequently Asked Questions

What is profound treatment?

Profound is a minimally invasive bipolar RF system with patented Real Time Temperature Control that utilizes 5 pairs of micro-needle electrodes, deployed into the dermis, to precisely deliver fractionated thermal injuries in the deep reticular dermis, where the concentration of collagen is the highest. Fractionated thermal zones are created within the dermis, without thermal impact to the epidermis. Thermal injury to treated areas stimulates would healing, dermal remodeling and new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid formation, resulting in visible skin improvement.

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What is the effect of temperature on the dermal remodeling process ?

To be effective, non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures need to trigger the dermal remodeling process, so that a global wound healing response is triggered and a new elastin and collagen will proliferate. Loss of elastin and collagen due to genetics and aging results in skin laxity and loss of elasticity. It is known from the literature and partially  denaturizing collagen is much more effective at triggering neocollagenesis than fully denatured collagen. Partially denatured collagen can heal 38% faster than fully denatured collagen and produces a more profound wound healing response. Dosimetry studies have shown that to consistently produce partially denatured collagen, it is important to reach and maintain a target dermal temperature at an optimal range of 67*C-74*C for 3-4 seconds. Only with Profound is it possible to accurately reach and maintain the exact thermal dose of energy (temperature and time at temperature) needed to partially denature collagen and create the fastest healing response for dermal remodeling.

Why is Profound a unique, novel device for treating skin laxity and increasing dermal volume, particularly of the jawline and submental area?

The Profound system incorporates temperature sensors embedded within the micro-needles and a realtime temperature feedback algorithm to reach and maintain an optical dermal temperature of 67*C for 3-4 seconds, regardless of skin impedance or thermal conditions. Only Profound’s temperature-based feedback algorithm can predictably meet the desired thermal endpoint. With the unique approach, a vigorous wound healing response is initiated with a profound increase in elastin and collagen observed at 10 weeks after treatment; thereby, resulting in greater clinical efficacy for yhytid and skin laxity treatment.

What can patients expect from Profound treatment?

Ideally, skin rejuvenation treatment should result in good aesthetic outcome with minimal risk of complications. Neoelastogenesis should be clinically correlated with less skin laxity, greater elasticity and increased dermal volume. Profound was developed the efficacy and predictability of nonsurgical treatments. Studies have shown that a single Profound treatment has 100% response rate for rhytides and 95% for laxity at 6 months after treatment. Patient can return a normal activities within 24 hours after treatment. Minimal to moderate erythema is to be expected with resolution within 2-12 hours. Generalized edema may occur following treatment, which resolves within 1 to 5 days. Profound treatment is associated with minimal downtime compared to surgical face lift in which patients experience scarring at surgical margins, erythema, and ecchymosis, and a return to normal activities on suture removal at 7 to 10 days.

What are the indications for Profound treatment ?

Profound is indicated for use in dermatologic and general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis, and the percutaneous treatment of facial wrinkles. The decision to treat with Profound should be based upon appropriate diagnostic evaluation and consideration of all patient factors.

What types of treatment can be performed with Profound?

Profound is indicated for use in dermatologic and general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis, and the percutaneous treatment of facial wrinkles. The decision to treat with Profound should be based upon appropriate diagnostic evaluation and consideration of all patient factors.

What percentage of your patients will respond to treatment?

Profound treatment has a 100% response rate for rhytides and 95% for laxity ay 6 months after treatment.

  • Creates elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid, profoundly.

  • Creates dermal volume, naturally, to answer a big concern: how to replace lost volume in aging skin.

  • Yields 100% response* for total patient satisfaction.

  • Treats jawline, jowls, wrinkles and other textural considerations.

  • Real time temperature control for unprecedented treatment control.

  • Yields predictable results with complete control over depth, temperature and time of treatments.

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