Profound RF Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is one of the biggest names in skin rejuvenation treatments – and for good reason. Profound RF involves the use of small, thin needles to create micro-injuries on the skin, stimulating the production of two naturally occurring proteins: collagen and elastin.
If you are seeking safe ways to improve your complexion while avoiding the hassle of invasive surgery, Profound RF may be the right treatment path for you. While it’s considered a non-surgical treatment with minimal downtime, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to understanding your Profound RF pre-care and how to prepare for your Profound RF treatment.
1. Sun Exposure
Every time you go outdoors without sunscreen or use a tanning bed, UV light damages your skin. With time, this damage builds up and accelerates visible signs of aging. Sun exposure can also dramatically inhibit your skin’s natural healing ability. Avoid tanning beds or prolonged sun exposure at least 5 days prior to treatment and apply a mineral-based sunscreen before going outside.
2. Topical Exfoliants and Retinoids
Topical acids (like glycolic, alpha, or beta hydroxy acids) and retinoids (like Retinol and Retin-A) can cause severe skin irritation and/or dryness when used before your RF treatment. You will need to avoid use of these topical skincare products for a minimum of 3 to 5 days before your RF microneedling appointment to prevent compromising your results.
3. Anti-Inflammatory Medications
Taking anti-inflammatory medications at the wrong time can sabotage your treatment results, because of the effects they have on platelet function. Unless directed otherwise, it’s important to temporarily discontinue the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs like Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, or any other non-Tylenol product) for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
Ready to start planning your Profound RF skin tightening treatment? Call our office today at 813-877-8067 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our skincare professionals.