Profound™: The Evolastin Procedure
Profound™ is a minimally invasive, non-surgical aesthetic device that delivers measured radio frequency directly into the skin using microneedles. It can be used to treat sagging skin, specifically around the neck area.
Sagging skin around the neck and jawline increases the look of aging and can make the face appear to droop. Sagging skin can also appear above the knee and other areas of the body.
How It Works
Profound’s delivery of bipolar radiofrequency (energy) creates small areas of heating in the reticular dermis of the skin. Each heated area is surrounded by untreated skin that repairs the treated area by stimulating the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid -creating smoother, fuller and tighter skin. The process is similar to that provided by fractionated lasers, however with Profound™ there is no thermal impact to the epidermis. This makes the device available to all skin types, lowers the likelihood of potential side effects, and reduces recovery time.
The results of Evolastin for tightening and lifting of the neck and lower face last for two years, or longer. Some studies have shown that the Evolastin procedure can provide patients with a level of tightening and lifting that approximates to 37% of that which is seen with a traditional surgical neck lift.
Wrinkles and skin laxity are also found to improve by 25.6% with one single Evolastin procedure. (Alexiades-Armenakas M, Newman J, Willey A, et al. Prospective multicenter clinical trial of a minimally invasive temperature-controlled bipolar fractional radiofrequency system for rhytid and laxity treatment. Dermatol Surg. Feb; 39(2):263-73 Feb.2013)