As we age, our body naturally decreases the production of critical proteins that help our skin feel youthful, firm and smooth. Gravity will slowly pull it downward and external pollutants will damage the surface. Fortunately, advances in skin care provide people with tons of options to improve their facial skin!

With the Profound RF Device’s versatility and powerful, advanced technology, you can treat facial aging and rejuvenate your face!

What is a Profound RF Device?

The Profound RF Device by Syneron-Candela is an FDA-approved technology that uses radiofrequency waves to treat both dermal and adipose tissue. The device sends radiofrequency waves deep down into the dermis to restructure the skin layers, resulting in a reduction of wrinkles and irregular surfaces. One of the main benefits of a Profound RF treatment is its ability to tighten the skin. Often referred to as a non-surgical facelift, the treatment will work to stimulate the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. These are three critical elements in having healthy skin. Profound RF is one of the first devices to improve all three elements in the skin. These proteins and acid are crucial.


Elastin is a protein that acts as a spring within the skin. Elastin works with collagen to improve the skin’s structure. Collagen is another protein that acts as a scaffold to hold up the skin and keep it firm. Together, collagen and elastin work to keep skin smooth and firm. Hyaluronic acid retains water and helps keep your skin hydrated. All three of these elements work to keep your skin texture young and glowing!

Another advantage of the Profound RF device that lends to it acting as a non-surgical facelift is that it restructures the septae in your skin, helping to improve the texture of your epidermis (surface layer of skin). Septae are thin fibers that connect your skin to underlying muscles and tissue. The Profound RF device heats the septae and helps to remodel them, allowing for great improvement in the appearance and feel of your skin! In addition to facial skin tightening, Profound RF achieves impressive cellulite reduction and stretch mark removal.

Considered one of the best non-surgical facelift that works for reducing jowls, a single treatment of Profound RF will transform your face and help you obtain a young glow!

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Candidates for Profound RF Treatment

Men and women are who are in good overall health and seeking renewed, youthful skin are great candidates for this skin treatment! If you are concerned about the effects of aging on your skin, this procedure may be an excellent solution for you. This method of skin rejuvenation is often used to reduce the projection of jowl fat and improve the definition of the jawline. It is also often used to improve the shape of the chin. A sagging chin can quickly be remodeled with a Profound RF treatment.

Profound RF is a great way to receive a lower face lift or a microlift, achieving your ideal, youthful jawline. Aging symptoms such as lines and wrinkles will be diminished and you can quickly enjoy beautiful skin!

Another great benefit of Profound RF technology is that it is a no surgery facelift! This procedure is great for people with a busy lifestyle, would prefer to avoid surgery, or whose rejuvenation needs are relatively limited in scope. If you have a sagging jawline or are concerned about the development of wrinkles on your face, consider a Profound RF treatment! For your best non-surgical facelift, trust the team of experts at Arslanian Plastic Surgery!

Consult with Atlanta’s Top Facial Rejuvenation Expert

During your private meeting with Dr. Arslanian, you will get the opportunity to discuss your concerns and treatment goals in-person. He will ask about your skin care routine, past procedures, current medications, and your general health. Dr. Arslanian will also perform an examination of your face to tell if your skin has moderate elasticity and appears healthy. All of this information will help Dr. Arslanian develop a personalized treatment plan for you that will provide natural, attractive results!

Dr. Arslanian will go over the details of the phases of the procedure, potential risks, and the expected outcome. We encourage patients to ask lots of questions about the treatment. Sometimes it helps to write down any questions or concerns and bring them to the consultation. Some questions that may help guide you through this process are:

  • How long is the recovery period?
  • Will the procedure be uncomfortable?
  • What are my anesthesia options?
  • What can I do to ensure a healthy recovery?
  • Do you have before-and-after photos of this treatment?
  • Do any of these photos pertain to my particular case?

These questions should help you navigate the consultation as well as feel totally confident and comfortable with your experience. Before the end of the consultation, Dr. Arslanian will instruct you how to best prepare for the treatment and recovery period.

You can receive your Profound RF skin treatment from any of Dr. Arslanian’s conveniently-located office locations. Call to schedule your private consultation today.

Profound RF Procedure

Prior to your appointment, you will need to stop smoking and taking antihistamines. These products can have an adverse effect on your healing process.

Before your appointment, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and wear loose, comfortable clothing that will not apply pressure to your face when being removed.

One of the most noted benefits of the Profound RF microneedling treatment is that it is a highly customizable procedure! The technology is detail oriented, allowing you to control the depth of the needles, the temperature of the radiofrequency waves and the amount of time treatment will take. You and Dr. Arslanian will determine the details of these factors based on your lifestyle and goals.

When you arrive at your procedure, your skin will be cleaned and topical anesthesia will be applied. Once the area is appropriately numb, Dr. Arslanian will either apply the Profound dermal cartridge or the Profound SubQ Cartridge. These cartridges deliver the same levels of RF energy but differ in needle amounts for varying coverage. The dermal cartridge has five needles and the SubQ cartridge has seven needles.

Overall, this treatment should take about an hour but the time can fluctuate to your needs.

Both the Profound Dermal Cartridge and the Profound SubQ Cartridge contain slim needles that act as electrodes. When applied, these needles will deliver radiofrequency waves that will send heat deep into the dermis layer of the skin. Micro-lesions will be created that help to boost the health of your skin and smooth out the surface. The Profound Dermal Cartridge will cover less space than the Profound SubQ Cartridge because of the difference in needle amounts.

A treatment cream will be applied to your face after the Profound RF procedure is complete. This cream will calm down your skin and hydrate it.


Leaving the procedure, your face will be discolored and may be sensitive. For the first twenty-four hours following your procedure, you will need to avoid activities that make you sweat. Sweating will dehydrate your skin and may irritate it.

Small scabs may develop over microlesions, but usually, disappear after a few days. It is important to not to itch or scratch the scabs as they are a crucial aspect of your healing progress. For optimal results following your Profound facelift, keeping the microlesions cleaned and moisturized will be important.

Your skin will be highly sensitive to sunlight after the treatment. Avoid direct sunlight during the initial healing period and be sure to wear sunblock with a high SPF when your skin is past the first recovery stage. After a few days, you can apply makeup to reduce any discoloration.

Results of Profound RF Facial

Your results from your Profound skin tightening treatment will become more obvious in the following months as the collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid build up and really boost the quality of your skin.

Multiple treatments are recommended and will help you achieve your ideal skin quality! Results achieved with Profound RF far exceed those accomplished with other RF microneedling treatments, like Fractora, Vivace, Secret RF, or Voluderm.

During your consultation with Dr. Arslanian, he will discuss future treatments and the appropriate amount of time between procedures. Together, the doctor and you will create a treatment plan that will achieve your skin goal!

Complementary Procedures

If you are interested in a non-surgical facelift for your jowls or chin, you may be interested in improving the upper portion of your face with a different, minimally-invasive treatment that can reduce deep furrow lines: Botox.

Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily pauses communication between muscles and nerves. With Dr. Arslanian’s education and background, he has an excellent understanding of the facial muscles and how they work. He will be able to pinpoint the muscles that are causing deep lines and target them for treatment.

Botox is administered using a syringe and thin needles. Multiple applications will occur in the treatment area and when they are complete you will be free to return to your regular day. Patients will see Botox results after a few days and will need to schedule maintenance appointments to keep their results consistent.

For a transformational facelift without surgery, consider combing a Profound RF treatment with Botox.

Cost of Profound RF Facial Treatment in Atlanta

At Arslanian Plastic Surgery, we offer customized care and will strive to create a treatment plan that takes your health and aesthetic desires into consideration. Our goal is for you to leave each appointment feeling excited and confident in your choice to receive the Profound treatment. To learn more about our costs, reach out to us today!

Whether you are concerned about sagging jowls, or cheeks with an irregular surface, Profound RF can help you achieve beautiful skin! If you are interested in learning more about our services and the effects the revolutionary RF treatment, schedule a consultation today with Dr. Arslanian at (678) 894-9200.