Profound® RF is a cutting-edge treatment for both loose skin and cellulite and, because it’s non-surgical, it doesn’t require downtime afterwards. However, there are a few things you should avoid directly after your non-surgical skin tightening or cellulite reduction appointment to get the most out of your results.
1. Sun Exposure
Not only does sun exposure accelerate skin sagging and wrinkles, but it can also inhibit your skin’s natural healing process. It’s recommended that you avoid prolonged sun exposure for 4 to 6 weeks after your Profound RF treatment to maximize your results. Apply a mineral-based sunscreen before going outside, even for a short period of time.
Exfoliants like facial scrubs and alpha hydroxy acids can cause skin irritation to newly-treated skin and impede the skin’s healing process. Avoid these ingredients, which are commonly found in many facial cleaners, for at least 2 weeks after your Profound treatment. Instead, use a gentle cleanser with lukewarm water and gently pat your skin dry.
3. Working Up a Sweat
Vigorous exercise, taking a steaming hot shower and sitting in a sauna can all increase swelling and redness after your Profound RF treatment. Avoid these activities and others that work up a sweat for at least 1 week after your appointment to get the most out of your Profound RF skin treatment.
Ready to start planning your Profound RF skin tightening treatment? Call our Tampa office today at 813-877-8067 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled skincare professionals.