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.
Profound is a clinically tested treatment option that Dr. David Alessi uses to treat various problems, including wrinkles and sagging skin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In most cases, only 1 treatment session is necessary. Patients may return for additional treatments in the future if new wrinkles or sagging occurs.
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.
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.
"Dr Alessi is FANTASTIC as a doctor and a wonderful person. Treats me with kindness and respect, is very soothing, and really tries to help."
"I have been a patient of Dr. Alessi for 5 years. I would never go to an other surgeon. I feel confident that my face is in the right hands."
"Upon meeting Dr. Alessi he was just like the rest of his staff. Warm and friendly and actually kind of funny. (one of the few) He explained everything thoroughly."
"I found Dr. Alessi to be a highly skilled physician, attentive to the patient, ie, myself in the pre-operative, post operative and surgical settings."
"My appearance is enhanced and my self esteem is better. I get compliments on my new look from my relatives and friends."
"I feel wonderful, like a new person since surgery. I cannot believe how good I look! Thank you so much Dr. Alessi."