Tired of wrinkles on your cheeks, drooping of the jowls or unsightly cellulite? Looking to avoid the costs and invasive nature of face-lifts? Well, now we have the answer that you seek in our innovative Profound device. Through patented Fractional Radiofrequency technology Dr. Kory Kitagawa and his staff at Kitagawa Dermatology will help to erase the annoying signs of aging and restore your skin to its youthful appearance.

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Benefits of Profound RF

Profound RF treatments can provide the following benefits:

  • Reduced facial wrinkles: This treatment increases collagen production, which can lead to fewer wrinkles and smoother skin.
  • Increased skin elasticity: Profound RF also increases, elastin, a natural component of the skin, restoring elasticity to the skin.
  • Long-lasting results: Patients often enjoy their results for many years after only one treatment session.

Who is a candidate for Profound?

Signs of aging become noticeable as the skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag around the face, jawline, and neck.  Intrinsic aging is part of the natural aging process and begins in our mid-20s.  Extrinsic aging is caused by lifestyle (diet, exercise, smoking), habits (sleeping positions, repetitive facial expressions), and sun exposure.

If you suffer from wrinkles or laxity on the face, jawline and neck regions, and even early signs of jowls, regardless of if it is from intrinsic or extrinsic aging, then you are a candidate for Profound treatments.  If you suffer from cellulite, such as on the back of the legs or buttocks you are also a candidate for Profound!

How does Profound work?

The goal of most skin rejuvenation technology is to trigger the body to produce new tissue. Therefore, optimizing the damaging and healing process via medical devices is extremely important. Currently, there are numerous devices on the market that deliver energy to the skin or underlying tissues without any consistency or basic understanding of the biological processes.

It is established in the scientific literature that partially denatured collagen is more effective at producing neocollagenesis rather than fully denatured collagen. This is because partially denatured collagen heals 38% faster while producing a more profound wound healing response. This leads to superior improvement in skin laxity and wrinkles and natural revolumization of the dermis. The same concept is applied to the fatty tissue and fibrous divisions that create cellulite.  The brilliant minds that created the Profound discovered that heating the deeper tissues at 67°C for 3-4 seconds is optimal for partially denaturing collagen.

Keeping all of the above in mind, the obvious next question is, how does Profound achieve this? The system utilizes a Dermal or SubQ handpiece composed of 5 pairs of microneedles that reach the reticular dermis or the subcutaneous tissue respectively.

Each pair of microneedles is equipped at the tip with bipolar radiofrequency that heats up the tissue to the desired 67°C for 3-4 seconds.

What are the results?

In just ONE TREATMENT, Profound can create new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid.  Studies show that after ONE TREATMENT there is a 100% improvement in wrinkles and 95% improvement in laxity at 6 months after treatment.  Patients may experience swelling, redness, and bruising that will resolve in 5-7 days.

Contact Kitagawa Dermatology

To learn if Profound is the appropriate treatment for you, contact Kitagawa Dermatology at 808.533.4434.  Dr. Kitagawa and his staff are excited for this opportunity to create a new you!

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