ProFound in Pittsburgh

At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, we are pleased to offer one of the largest breakthroughs in facial aesthetics. Dr. Heil performs a non-surgical mini-facelift using Profound RF technology. This innovative system is the first of its kind, with the unique ability to create all three building blocks for youthful skin. By delivering temperature-controlled radiofrequency energy through microneedling, this device stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Unfortunately, these foundational components are lost as we age. Therefore, Profound can effectively reverse the signs of facial aging by adding volume and improving the overall texture and quality of the skin. Profound is safe for all skin types and clinically proven to reduce facial wrinkles and restore skin laxity.



What are the advantages of Profound?

Profound offers remarkable advantages. Patients can enjoy the dramatic results of a mini facelift in the most natural yet least invasive way possible. It is a non-surgical skin tightening procedure that allows for minimal downtime, with most patients returning to normal activities within 24 to 48 hours. Profound laser is ideal for patients who want a natural approach to facial rejuvenation, as it does not rely on fillers or injectables. Instead, dermal volume and elasticity are formed by triggering the body’s own natural healing process within the deep dermis layer of the skin. To further support patient convenience, only one treatment of Profound is needed to achieve results.

What other treatment options are being used with Profound?

Profound, which was developed by global leader Syneron-Candela, boasts a 100% response rate for wrinkles. However, Profound can also be used to address other unwanted skin concerns. Dr. Heil uses Profound to lift, smooth and contour the face and neck. Therefore, this innovative technology can also be used to improve skin texture in patients with acne or acne scarring.

What is the Profound procedure like?

Profound is a quick, single treatment performed in our office, usually in 60 minutes or less. Your provider will inject a local anesthetic to manage comfort. The system delivers precise temperatures to the deeper skin layers to stimulate the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid, the three key building blocks for youthful skin. As a result, the treatment adds volume and resiliency to the jawline, neck, jowls, nasolabial folds and cheeks. It is ideal for women and men who are seeking a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment to look younger.

Unlike facelifts, which require general anesthesia, long incisions, and recovery, Profound RF patients typically experience only minor redness that resolves within two to 12 hours and minimal swelling for up to five days. Most patients can resume normal activities within 24-48 hours.

How long will the results last?

The Profound treatment promotes the natural production of new elastin and collagen and other components of healthy skin over time. Most patients report seeing improvements 6-8 weeks post treatment. Because new elastin and collagen require time to fully develop, optimal results may not be observed for at least 3-6 months after treatment. There are a number of factors that will determine how long you can expect the results to last, including your health, age, and how you care for your skin after the treatment. We will educate you on how to maintain prolonged results.


What is the effect of a lack of elastin and collagen as we age?

Starting in our mid 20’s, elastin starts to break down, becoming less elastic and losing its spring: think of a lumpy mattress as the springs become old and lose their ability to recoil. Profound is a clinically-proven nonsurgical facelift that builds elastin and collagen. By carefully heating the skin’s elastin and collagen to an exact temperature for an exact amount of time, Profound leads to the creation of new elastin and collagen to repair aging skin.


What is the best method for building elastin and collagen?

Profound RF is a clinically-proven laser lift treatment that builds elastin and collagen. By carefully heating the skin’s elastin and collagen to an exact temperature for an exact amount of time, this RF microneedling treatment leads to the creation of new elastin and collagen to repair aging skin.

Is Profound treatment right for me?

Ideal candidates for Profound are people who are seeking to reduce the signs of aging with some face or body soft tissue deflation, descent, and laxity. Good Profound candidates would like to treat this skin laxity with non-surgical techniques and they would like to achieve the best possible “lift effect” without surgery. Pittsburgh and Wexford Profound candidates need to have a realistic expectation of what to achieve and need to have an appropriate amount of downtime set aside for this procedure. Non-ideal candidates for the Profound Non-Surgical Facelift include those individuals that may have unrealistic expectations and want to achieve a more “surgical like” result than non-surgical techniques can achieve, or are looking for an open facelift technique.

Treat Loss of Dermal Volume Without Fillers

One of the biggest age-related changes to your face is a loss of dermal volume. This causes the skin to appear sagging and loose. In the past, our primary treatment options were surgery or using dermal fillers. Profound laser gives us another minimally invasive alternative. This nonsurgical facelift treatment increases dermal volume, tightens skin, and boosts skin elasticity without fillers or Botox. Profound is an excellent option for patients who want a more natural solution to aging.

What signs of aging can be treated with Profound RF?

Profound Lift – treats sagging jowls and loose skin under the neck.

Profound Contour – defines the jawline (double chin)

Profound Smooth – treats other areas of loose skin


If you’re interested in learning more about this revolutionary new treatment for skin tightening, call Acqua Blu Medical Spa at 724-264-3608 to schedule a consultation. Acqua Blu Medical Spa offers a full menu of non-surgical treatments that restore youth, beauty, and confidence.

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