Profound Lift

Profound Lift Specialist
The Alessi Institute for Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, California, offers the Profound Life procedure for patients who want to improve their facial appearance. Dr. David Alessi, a board-certified plastic surgeon, does this procedure using radiofrequency energy to tighten and add volume to the skin. Patients interested in this procedure should contact the Alessi Institute to make an appointment today.
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Profound Lift Q & A

by David Alessi, MD, FACS

What is Profound?

Profound is a clinically tested treatment option that Dr. David Alessi uses to treat various problems, including wrinkles and sagging skin.

Who is a good candidate for Profound?

Profound is an ideal procedure for people who want to get rid of wrinkles around the upper lips, cheeks, and mouth. The procedure is also effective for patients with sagging skin, especially in the cheek area. Profound is appropriate for people with all skin types, including those with African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.

How does Profound work?

Profound utilizes radiofrequency energy to encourage the skin to produce more of its 3 primary building blocks: elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. This adds volume and elasticity to the skin, while simultaneously making it tighter.

What results should patients expect?

Studies have shown that the Profound procedure can produce noticeable changes. In fact, the procedure’s effect is similar to one-third of a surgical facelift.

Patients who have this procedure typically notice improvements in sagging skin around the jowls and upper neck, as well as firmer, smoother skin overall. Profound also results in wrinkle reduction for most patients. And, patients may notice a fuller, more youthful appearance after undergoing a Profound treatment.

When do results appear?

Patients who undergo Profound treatment notice a gradual improvement in their appearance over a period of several months, with the first results appearing after 2 weeks. Patients shouldn’t expect to see the full results of the treatment until 6-9 months have passed.

How many treatments are necessary?

In most cases, only 1 treatment session is necessary. Patients may return for additional treatments in the future if new wrinkles or sagging occurs.

Is the treatment painful?

During treatment, Dr. Alessi numbs the patient’s skin with a local anesthetic. The anesthetic keeps the patient from feeling pain during or after the procedure.

After the procedure, patients may experience 3-7 days of redness, swelling, and bruising. They may also notice some shedding of the skin, as well as small marks in the treatment area that fade over time.

How much does Profound cost?

The cost of a Profound treatment depends on the areas of the skin being treated. Patients can request a detailed quote from Alessi Institute before undergoing treatment.

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