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What is profound

The Profound treatment is a nonsurgical alternative for treating facial wrinkles and the appearance of cellulite. It combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with ultrafine needles (microneedles) to renew your skin from within. Healthcare providers across the globe rely on the Profound treatment to provide lasting wrinkle and/or cellulite reduction for their patients.

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One Treatment.

The Profound system is an energy-based solution that produces a 100% response rate to facial wrinkles and a 94% improvement in cellulite severity with only one treatment.2,3,a The end result is younger, smoother-looking skin – with minimal downtime.2,3,5,8

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No Surgery.

Surgery is not the only option to reduce the signs of aging. The Profound treatment is a single treatment, nonsurgical alternative to a facelift or surgical cellulite reduction. 

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Lasting Results.

It awakens your body’s own natural healing process by stimulating the production of 3 skin elements: collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.1,5 These 3 elements create lasting volume and firmness for smoother-, younger-looking skin.15-17

What Can The Profound System Treat?

Facial Wrinkles

As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and becomes more fragile. This is a result of our body's collagen levels decreasing, elastin production stopping and hyaluronic acid diminishing.4,12-14

The Profound treatment awakens your body’s own natural healing process by stimulating the production of these three skin elements to create younger-looking skin.3,5,a

Cellulite Appearance

Dimpling of the skin, referred to as cellulite, is no match for the Profound treatment. The Profound treatment delivers fractional RF energy to the subcutaneous layer of tissue. Studies demonstrate a 94% improvement in cellulite severity from a single treatment.2,a

How does it work?

A single Profound treatment stimulates your body to naturally reproduce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to revitalize the skin and build new, healthy tissue. The Profound treatment is clinically proven to stimulate your body’s own wound-healing response to reduce the signs of aging without the use of chemicals or surgery.)

Recognitions & Affiliations

The Profound treatment has been named “New Treatment of the Year” by The Global Aesthetic Awards, a leading aesthetic industry award, also known as MyFaceMyBody Awards USA.

The Profound system received the award for the best energy-based microneedling device at the 2018 Aesthetic Industry Awards.

Candela is a proud corporate sponsor of the American Spa Association.

  • For patients who want results, but not the downtime associated with surgery, I offer what I believe to be the next best option. With the Profound treatment, my patients get good to amazing results with significantly less downtime required.
    Dr. Nima Naghshineh.
    Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon | Beverly Hills, CA
  • My patients wanted the latest and most effective technology to achieve lasting and significant results. The Profound treatment delivers.
    Dr. Yael Halaas
    Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon | Dr. Yael Halaas | New York City, NY
  • It has allowed our practice to grow on the non-sur­gical side. This procedure doesn’t replace a facelift, or a limited facelift, but it provides that niche of a nonsurgical treatment—one time, clinically-proven and delegatable procedure. In our practice, a nurse practitioner provides the treatment.
    Dr. Peter Capizzi
    Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon | Charlotte, NC

What is the Profound treatment?

The Profound treatment is a nonsurgical alternative for treating facial wrinkles and the appearance of cellulite. It combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with ultrafine needles (microneedles) to renew your skin from within. Healthcare providers across the globe rely on the Profound treatment to provide lasting wrinkle and/or cellulite reduction for their patients.

How does the Profound treatment work?

It delivers precise temperatures to the deep layers of your skin, exactly where energy delivery is most beneficial. This energy breaks down tissue in order to trigger your body’s natural healing process, stimulating your body to naturally create new elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid to revitalize the skin and build new, healthy tissue.

How is the Profound treatment different from other treatments for wrinkles and cellulite?

This is the only RF injectable energy treatment that stimulates and triggers the creation of new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid—the 3 skin fundamentals for smooth, youthful-looking skin. The Profound treatment is what helps patients get the snap back to their aging skin.

What role do collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid play in creating smooth, youthful-looking skin?

These 3 skin fundamentals are important in keeping our skin strong, elastic, and flexible. When their levels drop, facial wrinkles may appear.

Collagen is the glue that holds our skin together.

Elastin helps skin to return to its original position when it is poked or pinched. Not unlike a rubber band, elastin is what gives the snap to your skin.

Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like liquid that improves skin hydration, stimulates the production of collagen, and helps skin to maintain its elasticity. 

The Profound treatment stimulates the body to create new elastin to bring the snap back to aging skin, collagen to revitalize your skin, and hyaluronic acid—all in a single treatment.

What should I expect from a Profound treatment?

Prior to treatment, you will have a personalized Profound treatment consultation to determine your goals and to establish the target area for treatment. On the day of your treatment, a local anesthetic may be applied to help you manage comfort. We’ll administer treatment with the Profound system handpiece, which will deliver pulses of energy to the targeted areas. 

How long does a Profound treatment last?

Total treatment time is approximately 1 hour, depending on the treatment area. 

How soon can I return to my normal daily activities after treatment?

Typically, patients can return to their normal activities within 24 hours after treatment. We’ll discuss your individual care plan and recovery during your initial consultation.

Are there any side effects from the Profound treatment for wrinkle reduction?

After your Profound treatment for facial wrinkle reduction, you may experience minor swelling or bruising. In clinical studies, these events resolved within 5 to 10 days, depending on treatment area and anesthesia protocol.

Are there any side effects from the Profound treatment for cellulite reduction?

After your Profound treatment for improving the appearance of cellulite, you may experience some redness and soreness on the treated area. In clinical studies, these side effects were mild and resolved on their own.

How many treatments would I need to see results?

The Profound treatment is clinically proven to create smooth, younger-looking skin with only 1 nonsurgical treatment. In clinical studies, it was shown to reduce facial wrinkles in 100% of patients and 94% of treated thighs showed an improvement in cellulite appearance after 1 treatment.

Is this treatment considered plastic surgery?

No, the Profound treatment is not plastic surgery, nor is it a facelift. It is a nonsurgical procedure that offers lasting results.

If I’ve had cosmetic procedures done in the past, could I still be a candidate for the Profound treatment?

Yes, the Profound treatment could help to complement your prior cosmetic surgery results. 

I’m beginning to see early signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. Is it too early for me to get the Profound treatment?

No, the Profound treatment is great for both the early signs of aging like fine lines and more advanced signs of aging like deep wrinkles. With the Profound treatment you can delay the signs of aging the natural way, for smooth, younger-looking skin.

How many Profound treatments would be needed to delay signs of aging?

One Profound treatment is all it takes to help you delay the signs of aging.

What is “natural” about the Profound treatment?

A single Profound treatment stimulates your body to naturally reproduce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to revitalize the skin and build new, healthy tissue. The Profound treatment is clinically proven to stimulate your body’s own wound-healing response to reduce the signs of aging without the use of chemicals or surgery.

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aData on file. Individual results may vary.

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