Skin tightening treatments have made a lot of promises over the past 15 years. From Thermage back in 2002, to Cutera’s Titan procedure in 2005 and more recently Ulthera and Profound. The early technology showed potential, but the results were inconsistent.
Over the past year, new clinical data has emerged showing more consistent and effective results using Profound, which is why our office brought it to the Denver market. The Profound skin tightening treatment has shown a significantly better response rate than any of its’ predecessors and is reported to be 100% effective.
How Does Profound Work?
Profound uses radio frequency (RF) to heat the skin’s inner layer of tissue (the dermis) to an exact temperature for an exact period time. This ensures maximum stimulation for the creation of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, while protecting delicate structural proteins that previous devices could destroy. The balance between stimulating skin tightening molecules and protecting the current tissue structure produces more dynamic and consistent results that were not possible with older procedures.
Can I Get Even Better Results?
Is there a way to improve a skin tightening procedure that reports a 100% response rate and already produces beautiful results? The answer is yes!
It’s done by adding a procedure to address the epidermal (surface tissue) issues that go along with skin inelasticity in the dermis. Since Profound effectively treats the dermis, we needed an ideal treatment for the epidermis. The perfect fit turns out to be the CO2 laser.
This is not the fractionated CO2 laser that seems to be advertised by so many aesthetic clinics. That procedure creates thin columns of damaged skin which penetrate the dermis and cover about 20% of the tissue. This can improve texture but does not result in much tightening.
The traditional CO2 treatment we perform covers the entire surface area and has been shown to significantly tighten skin.
What’s the Difference Between Fractionated CO2 and Traditional CO2?
Fractional CO2 is akin to aerating a lawn: creating small holes that only cover a certain percentage of the treatment area. This is best for deeper lines and scarring.
Traditional CO2 is more like mowing a lawn: it’s a shallower treatment but covers 100% of the surface area.
This is idea for treating pigment, as well as smoothing and tightening the skin. With Profound treating the dermis so effectively, traditional CO2 is proving to be the ideal accompaniment to treat the epidermis.
*Individual results may vary
What Results Can I Expect?
By combining two treatments we are able to maximize tightening as well as significantly reduce wrinkles, remove dark spots, and smooth crepe-like skin texture.
The synergy between the dermal Profound and epidermal CO2 treatments are producing results that we have not been able to obtain with any other combination of treatments. Patients have smoother, tighter and brighter skin within the first week from the CO2. Within about a month the tightening from Profound starts to develop. Over the next several months jowls tighten, turkey necks become less wrinkled, sagging lids open and the entire treatment area becomes tighter.
We’ve also been exploring this combination over many other body areas such as arms, knees and abdomens to get rid of crepe-like texture and cellulite that can develop as we age. Overall, there is no other non-surgical combination that has come close to producing the results that we see with the Profound and CO2 combination.
Profound with Traditional CO2 is Available in Denver
We are currently one of the only offices in the US combining these two procedures and are helping to rewrite the protocols for non-surgical skin tightening treatment.
We have also worked with the manufacturer of Profound to become a Denver training facility and teach other providers how to safely and effectively perform these procedures.
Take the Next Step
Are you ready to tighten your skin and reduce wrinkles with Profound and Traditional CO2? Schedule your consultation at Colorado Skin & Vein in Englewood, CO today. (720) 463-1535