Profound® RF Microneedling

The skin’s most significant support structures are collagen and elastin, while hyaluronic acid nourishes, hydrates, and volumizes. These three components keep skin looking smoother and younger for longer. Time and age can weaken and break collagen and elastin fibers and reduce hyaluronic acid production. The skin’s repairing and refreshing process begins to slow, losing firmness, elasticity, and plump suppleness.

RF Microneedling Tucson

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Profound RF microneedling aims to change that with a truly innovative manner of restoring skin to peak youthfulness without invasive surgical intervention. The combination of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) therapy jumpstarts collagen and elastin production, but the true breakthrough is the simultaneous stimulation of hyaluronic acid, which can also increase skin’s volume. These three elements are the building blocks on which healthy skin is built. The result is lifted, smoothed, and contoured skin revitalized in such a way, the results are nothing short of Profound.

For many patients, toxins or fillers aren’t incredibly appealing for staving off the signs of aging, but a facelift, necklift, or other surgical treatments may be too much. Profound RF microneedling is a preferred non-invasive treatment, creating dynamic skin tightening and lift without going overboard. Profound RF is clinically proven to progressively remodel the layers of the dermis that most need it, with RF energy delivered through tiny sterile needles to the exact depth needed.

If cellulite is your concern, Profound RF also has a handpiece specifically designed for treatment of cellulite. Cellulite is caused by tight, fibrous bands through the fat layer, which pull skin into dimples. Profound RF’s needles go deeper into the fat layer to access these bands, where the RF energy melts away some of the bands. This releases their hold on the skin while simultaneously tightening tissues, for a smoother, less dimpled appearance to the buttocks, hips, and thighs.


Men and women seeking to lift and tighten the skin of the face and neck, sculpt the jawline, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles are good candidates for Profound RF microneedling. Patients seeking improvement to the appearance of cellulite may also be candidates.


Profound RF microneedling doesn’t take very long, about an hour to complete. Your comfort is one of our biggest priorities, which is why we provide patients with an anesthesia option called Pronox, a self-administered inhaled analgesia that’s effective in seconds to alleviate anxiety, nervousness, and discomfort. A topical and local anesthetic will also be used. The treatment delivers Profound RF energy directly to the reticular dermis through tiny, sterile needles right where it’s needed most. Your Dermatology & Plastic Surgery provider controls precisely how much energy your tissues receive while maintaining the ideal temperature of the dermis, reducing the chance of undertreatment or overtreatment. Just maximum effectiveness in the safest possible manner for lifted, contoured results in just one treatment.

Risks, Recovery, and Results

Unlike certain laser treatments, Profound RF microneedling is not dependent on pigment for effective results, which makes it safe for patients of all skin tones and Fitzpatrick scale levels. Since Profound checks the temperature 10 times a second, the risk of thermal injury is greatly reduced.

 When compared with the recovery time of a facelift or neck lift, Profound RF microneedling is much shorter, typically 5-7 days and mainly in the form of social downtime. Patients may have redness, swelling, bruising, minor skin flaking or peeling, and some mild discomfort during that time, but these will resolve with more healing time.

 A few lucky patients have seen Profound RF microneedling results in as little as 2 weeks, but the far more common timeline is 12 weeks after your procedure. As collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production ramps up, your results will continue to improve, peaking at around 6 months. Some patients opt to undergo a second treatment at this time, and results can last up to 3-5 years.

Many patients who’ve had Profound RF treatment for cellulite are satisfied with the results after a single treatment, with peak improvement around the 3-6 month mark. Sometimes, a second treatment after 6 months further improves the final outcome.

Profound RF microneedling doesn’t only aim to improve skin laxity and vitality through cellular repair and renewal. Profound RF seeks to rebuild the skin from the inside out by invigorating collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid processes, the building blocks of a healthy, beautiful complexion for the long-term.

Take the Next Step

To learn more about Profound RF Microneedling or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Moenster or Amy Weierman, PA-C, please fill out the form on this page. You can call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to seeing you soon!