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What is Profound?

The Profound treatment is a nonsurgical alternative for treating facial wrinkles and the appearance of cellulite. It combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with ultrafine needles (microneedles) to renew your skin from within. Healthcare providers across the globe rely on the Profound treatment to provide lasting wrinkle and/or cellulite reduction for their patients.

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One Treatment.

The Profound system is an energy-based solution that produces a 100% response rate to facial wrinkles and a 94% improvement in cellulite severity with only one treatment.2,3,a The end result is younger, smoother-looking skin – with minimal downtime.2,3,5,8

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No Surgery.

Surgery is not the only option to reduce the signs of aging. The Profound treatment is a single treatment, nonsurgical alternative to a facelift or surgical cellulite reduction. 

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Lasting Results.

It awakens your body’s own natural healing process by stimulating the production of 3 skin elements: collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.1,5 These 3 elements create lasting volume and firmness for smoother-, younger-looking skin.15-17

What can the Profound system treat?

Facial Wrinkles

As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and becomes more fragile. This is a result of our body's collagen levels decreasing, elastin production stopping and hyaluronic acid diminishing.4,12-14

The Profound treatment awakens your body’s own natural healing process by stimulating the production of these three skin elements to create younger-looking skin.3,5,a

Cellulite Appearance

Dimpling of the skin, referred to as cellulite, is no match for the Profound treatment. The Profound treatment delivers fractional RF energy to the subcutaneous layer of tissue. Studies demonstrate a 94% improvement in cellulite severity from a single treatment.2,a

How does Profound work?

A single Profound treatment stimulates your body to naturally reproduce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to revitalize the skin and build new, healthy tissue. The Profound treatment is clinically proven to stimulate your body’s own wound-healing response to reduce the signs of aging without the use of chemicals or surgery.)

Recognitions & Affiliations
Image of the 2018 “New Treatment of the Year” by My Face My Body, to the Profound® treatment.

The Profound treatment has been named “New Treatment of the Year” by The Global Aesthetic Awards, a leading aesthetic industry award, also known as MyFaceMyBody Awards USA.

Image of 2018 Aesthetic Industry Awards, awarded to Profound® for best energy-based microneedling device.

The Profound system received the award for the best energy-based microneedling device at the 2018 Aesthetic Industry Awards.

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Candela is a proud corporate sponsor of the American Spa Association.

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a. Data on file. Individual results may vary.

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  2. Profound 510(k) clearance (K161043), September 2016. 
  3. Alexiades-Armenakas M, Newman J, Willey A, et al. Prospective multicenter clinical trial of a minimally invasive temperature-controlled bipolar fractional radiofrequency system for rhytid and laxity treatment. Dermatol Surg. 2013;39(2):263-273. 
  4. Howard D. Structural changes associated with aging skin. The International Dermal Institute website. Accessed August 31, 2018. 
  5. Willey A, Kilmer S, Newman J, et al. Elastometry and clinical results after bipolar radiofrequency treatment of skin. Dermatol Surg. 2010;36(6):877-884. 
  6. Alexiades M, Berube D. Randomized, blinded, 3-arm clinical trial assessing optimal temperature and duration for treatment with minimally invasive fractional radiofrequency. Dermatol Surg. 2015;41(5):623-632. 
  7. Candela, data on file. 
  8. Berube D. How Profound effectively treats cellulite via collagenesis and elastogenesis. 2016. Candela, data on file. 
  9. Berube D. Real-time temperature feedback for clinical reproducibility: the mechanism of action of Profound. 2015. Candela, data on file. 
  10. Alexiades-Armenakas M, Rosenberg D, Renton B, Dover J, Arndt K. Blinded, randomized, quantitative grading comparison of minimally invasive, fractional radiofrequency and surgical face-lift to treat skin laxity. Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(4):396-405. 
  11. Alexiades M, Munavalli G, Goldberg D, Berube D. Prospective multicenter clinical trial of a temperature-controlled subcutaneous microneedle fractional bipolar radiofrequency system for the treatment of cellulite. Dermatol Surg. 2018;1-10. doi: 10.1097.
  12. McIntosh J. Collagen: what is it and what are its uses? Medical News Today website. Accessed November 13, 2018.
  13. Elastin (medical definition). MedicineNet website. Accessed November 13, 2018.
  14. Hyaluronic acid (medical definition). MedicineNet website. Accessed November 13, 2018.
  15. Luebberding S, Krueger N, Sadick NS. Cellulite: an evidence-based review. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2015;16(4):243-256.