About Profound Sub-Q
As we age, the body changes in a variety of ways. Our skin becomes lax, and the tight, youthful appearance we once had, slowly diminishes. This is the case for both men and women, as well as for both the face and body. Regardless of how fit and in shape you are, unfortunately, some cosmetic assistance may be necessary to attain the look you desire. Where the body is concerned, the appearance of cellulite becomes more problematic as fibrous tissue builds beneath the surface, while the skin continues to thin over time. Cellulite tends to occur mostly around the stomach, hips, and thighs and can create a bumpy, dimpled look. Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Lee offers the latest, state-of-the-art medical devices to attack the aging process. He is proud to offer the Profound RF system to help patients with their cosmetic goals. Profound RF (microneedling with radiofrequency technology) has two hand pieces. The dermal handpiece is an excellent option for the face and tissue laxity. The Sub Q handpiece takes the device to new depths to help attack cellulite and loose skin on the body. By targeting the fat and fibrous tissue under the skin, Profound Sub-Q works to create a smoother, tighter skin surface.
The Profound Sub-Q Difference
Profound uses the powerful combination of microneedling to disrupt the surface layer of the skin, while simultaneously using radiofrequency technology to target and heat the deeper layers under the skin. It works great to help reduce the signs of aging on the face and rebuild collagen for a smoother, younger look. Profound Sub-Q takes this process one step further by going deeper into the skin where the fibrous tissue and fat cells reside, approximately 6 mm below the skin. Profound Sub-Q targets the layer of skin below the dermis and epidermis. The needles from the microneedling and the heat from the radio frequency work together to break up the fibrous bands in the cellulite and to destroy the underlying fat. Although Profound Sub-Q is primarily used on the body for cellulite and fat reduction, in some cases, it can be used on the face, for example, to treat sagging jowls. Because of the collagen induction aspect of this technology, the skin continues to improve in laxity and health long after the procedure is performed.
Profound Sub-Q provides great results with little risk for most men and women. We recommend being at a healthy weight and those considering this treatment should not have diabetes, varicose veins, or infections. In addition, if you smoke or use tobacco, this procedure is not recommended. Those taking blood thinners or who are pregnant are also not ideal candidates. Men and women who are healthy and have no known medical conditions, but who battle cellulite on the hips, stomach, buttock, and thighs may be great candidates for Profound Sub-Q.
The Profound RF is a medical device that uses small needles that fire radio frequency for a precise number of seconds. The combination of the two technologies disrupt the tissues to stimulate the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Profound uses the Sub-Q handpiece, which is engineered with longer needles, so that the fat can be targeted along with cellulite. While the “disruption” of tissue occurs, radiofrequency energy is released to heat these areas. The combination of the two processes results in the elimination of fat and cellulite from the body and the power of collagen regeneration will begin to offer cumulative and continuing results. Over time, the areas treated will appear slimmer and smoother. The appearance of cellulite will decrease and the skin will appear tighter.
What To Expect
Under most circumstances, patients can resume normal activities the day after your procedure. It is recommended that patients refrain from overexertion for a couple of days to allow the treatment area a chance to recover. Common side effects may include tenderness, swelling, and bruising. These symptoms aren’t usually serious and fade away in the days after the Profound Sub-Q procedure. Following the treatment, tangible results can be noticed in the first few weeks after the procedure with peak results appearing in the months that follow. Men and women who keep their weight stable will see the best results. Most patients see significant results in as little as one treatment.
Profound Sub-Q has helped many patients lose fat and reduce cellulite from problem areas, increasing their self-esteem. If you are embarrassed by unwanted cellulite on certain parts of your body, or are concerned about the appearance of your skin but do not want to resort to surgery to receive the taut look you desire, call Nuveau Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX to schedule a consult with Dr. Lee. Learn how the Profound Sub-Q can eliminate fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite and provide a rejuvenated glow that complements your beautiful body.