Radio Frequency Microneedling

Skincredible is proud to be one of a select group of cosmetic dermatology practices in the Philadelphia area to offer Profound® Radio Frequency (RF) Microneedling by Candela® – a minimally invasive skin-tightening treatment utilizing radiofrequency micro-needles to stimulate the reproduction of hyaluronic acid, new collagen and elastin.

As we age, hyaluronic acid (HA), collagen and elastin are naturally depleted in the body, leaving the skin looking laxit and tired. Unlike any other radio frequency microneedling available today, Profound® offers patients a unique and clinically proven treatment that re-awakens these essential building blocks of youthful and healthy skin.

Profound® RF Microneedling is a non-surgical procedure that provides patients with a dynamic alternative to costly and painful invasive surgical treatments like a facelift. Along with skin tightening, Profound® provides additional skin rejuvenation and smoothing as well as addressing concerns related to acne scarring. While it is an aggressive treatment, Profound® is able to treat all skin types with minimal risk of pigment issues. 

During the procedure, microneedles are inserted into the skin at an ideal depth to stimulate the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Once under the skin, the device sends out a radiofrequency electrical current that passes between the needle tips, releasing heat into the surrounding tissue. Profound® is specifically designed to produce the ideal temperature to stimulate neocollagenesis – the natural re-creation of collagen and elastin helping to tighten and rejuvenate the skin.

What differentiates Profound® is its unique technology allowing for the temperature of the skin to be monitored and controlled in real-time as the radiofrequency energy is applied. By being able to guarantee treatment at the optimal temperature, our Providers are able to maximize tissue regeneration and new collagen development, and enhance elastin and hyaluronic acid formation.

Two different applicators – Dermal and SubQ – provide different needle depths allowing for a range of treatment options in different areas. For patients looking to tighten and rejuvenate their skin, address acne scars and marks, or increase volume in their face and neck, the Dermal handpiece is used penetrating up to 2 mm under the skin.

The SubQ handpiece goes deeper – up to 5.8 mm under the skin – penetrating the layers of fat and cellulite below the epidermis and dermis. Until recently, one of the most difficult concerns to treat was cellulite. This revolutionary treatment finally allows you to sculpt your body, decrease cellulite and effectively reduce those annoying signs of aging like loose and saggy skin. Using deep, channeled radio frequency, Profound® SubQ can be used to eliminate cellulite on a variety of areas including the inner and outer thighs, and buttocks.

Prior to the Profound® procedure, a local anesthetic will be applied to the areas being treated to minimize any discomfort. While there may be downtime following the procedure, the length varies depending on a variety of factors. During your consultation, your Skincredible provider will go over pre and post treatment instructions.

Results may be visible in as little as two weeks, and generally peak around six to nine months after treatment. We encourage you to speak with your Skincredible provider to see if Profound® would be right for you.