My husband pointed out one day that I am always stroking my jaw and face upwards whenever I look in the mirror. I was trying to remind my skin where it used to sit and hoping that this massage will help to lift my loose skin.
Skin sags when collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA) deplete. Being the basic building blocks of our skin, they are abundant in our youth. But as early as in our 20’s, levels of collagen and HA levels plummet, and our bodies cease to produce elastin!
I have always thought that this aging process is unstoppable, until I came across Profound Lift. After scouring through many articles and reviews on this device, I discovered that Profound Lift is the first and only device clinically proven to CREATE elastin, collagen and HA.
“Profound Lift uses fine micro-needle to deliver radiofrequency (RF) energy into the skin, boosting the regeneration of collagen, elastin and HA,” explains Dr Chia Hui Ling, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at SW1 Plastic Surgery Clinic. SW1 Clinic is one of two clinics in Singapore that offers Profound Lift, the first and only device clinically proven to CREATE elastin, collagen and HA, making it an ideal treatment for sagging cheeks, jowls, double chin, neck wrinkles, acne scars and even cellulite!
I know I had to try it for myself. It is known as a “minimally-invasive” procedure, because of the use of micro-needles. This method of using micro-needles to deliver RF energy into the skin is far superior and longer-lasting, because it works deep and within the very substance of the skin. Profound Lift is also a famed alternative to a face-lift, with research documenting 100% response rate and 2.6 years younger skin.
Profound Lift comes in 2 modes. The superficial Dermal cartridge delivers RF energy into the skin for rejuvenation. The Profound SubQ cartridge distributes RF energy to a deeper level for more aggressive tightening and fat melting, excellent for erasing double chin and smoothening cellulite.
Don’t fall for cheaper alternatives of microneedle RF. With Profound Lift, there is complete control over temperature, depth and time of treatment. This is crucial to get the best results and, more importantly, to ensure a high safety profile.
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Dr Chia started by explaining the treatment process in detail and answering my concerns. The procedure will be done with a light sedation, which means I will be in dreamland during the entire treatment. First, I had a facial cleansing and local anaesthetic (numbing) cream was applied onto my face and hand. A small needle was placed into my hand. The numbing cream was awesome because I am needle-phobic but I hardly felt the injection at all! After the sedation started, but I could not remember much, apart from Dr Chia telling me it is done at the end. I was told the procedure took around 30 minutes but it felt like a 5-minute snooze for me.
After the procedure, my face felt numb. When I looked in the mirror, there were fine needle marks on my skin. I was given an antibiotic ointment to apply to my skin at home. Over the next 2 days, my face was a little puffier than usual, nothing major. The swelling and redness settled over the next 5 days.
I went back for a review by Dr Chia after 1 week. I was thrilled that my skin was already smoother and lifted! She clarified that this early result was due to swelling after the procedure. After the skin is “shocked” by the microneedle RF energy, collagen, elastin and HA start to renew. This rebuilding process takes around 3 months. And she was right. I did Profound Lift 4 months ago and I absolutely love how it sculpted my face and neck. To sustain this rejuvenation, Dr Chia recommends Profound Lift treatment every 18 months to freeze the skin aging process. This is one treatment I will definitely keep doing, well, until something better comes along.