As we age, our skin stops producing Collagen, Elastin, and Hyaluronic acid. Diet, smoking, the aging process, illness, weight fluctuations, sun damage, and hormonal changes can all decrease these three fundamental elements. Profound can essentially undo all that damage!
Profound is the only skin tightening treatment on the market with a 100% response rate after only 1 treatment! This treatment will improve your skin's appearance with a lift of your lower face and neck or even address your cellulite without having to undergo painful, invasive treatments. Profound uses heat and radio frequency (RF) to cause micro-channels in the deep layers of your skin which prompts your body to produce new Collagen, Elastin AND Hyaluronic Acid! We are excited to bring our patients a non-surgical treatment that has proven and dramatic jaw-dropping results!
Profound is a unique device used for improving skin laxity and increasing dermal volume on the lower half of the face, jawline, submental area, upper neck and even your thighs and abdomen! This minimally invasive treatment utilizes concentrated RF waves to deliver energy through five pairs of micro-channel electrodes, introduced deep within the dermis, tiny, fractional thermal injuries are created within the skin. This prompts the body's natural healing process. The dermis' vigorous wound healing response means that levels of Collagen, Elastin, and Hyaluronic acid increase exponentially. As skin heals, the dermal healing process will plump tissue, smooth wrinkles and fine lines, and lift skin. In as few as 10 weeks, patients will see a significant improvement in sagging and wrinkled skin. A single Profound treatment has been proven to improve skin laxity in 100% of patients in only a few months with results lasting up to 4 years.
Profound is a mildly invasive, RF microchanneling treatment. Using five pairs of tiny needles, each fitted with a small electrode, concentrated radiofrequency energy is directed deep into the dermis, without causing any damage to the top layer of skin. Healing is therefore rapid and the skin appearance returns to normal in a few days.
Prior to treatment, a personalized Profound consultation will be scheduled to determine if the treatment is right for your individual needs, and to establish the target area. Next, your Nurse Practitioner will administer Lidocaine to minimize any discomfort during the treatment. The provider will then glide the Profound hand piece across the predetermined area, gently delivering custom-tailored pulses of energy, each lasting approximately 3 seconds.
Profound's cutting-edge technology means that one treatment can offer dramatic results. There is little downtime needed after a Profound session. Most patients are back to their normal routine, including work, school, and exercise, within 24 hours, but some swelling and bruising may last up to a week.
Mirrors are certainly not a new discovery and neither is our obsession with our appearance. The mirror, however, is not always truthful. What we perceive when we observe ourselves in a mirror says a lot about where we are in our lives. Biologically, it makes sense to want to look your best. We see this play out all throughout nature. All you have to do is watch the captivating, days-long, mating displays of seahorses or the plethora of other creatures that have evolved in their beauty over the centuries in order to secure a mate. Humans, however, have an additional layer to consider. We have these very annoying over-thinking brains of ours! On the one hand, human beings are clearly a brilliant species. On the other hand, boy can we make a simple thing into a hugely insurmountable problem!
What do you see when you look in the mirror? If you are able to strip away all of the feeling from a lifetime of outside influences, what do you really see? I do not need to know you to feel certain that you are beautiful. We are all uniquely beautiful and, the moment you truly embody that, the mirror will no longer stand in judgment of you. It will be a place for reflection (inward and outward). It will be a place where you can be still with yourself and know that the only validation you need is from you. Once that happens, the entire world will see your beauty as well!
At Dream Spa Medical, we are often asked for advice or guidance on treatments. My response is always to put the question back on you. What do YOU want to do? How do YOU want to feel? That should be the driving force behind your beauty regimen. For example, I spent many hours sun-bathing and I surfed for years and, of course, having been in my 20’s, I did not wear sunblock. I had some freckles and sun spots on my face that I covered with foundation. For some people, that’s a non-issue but, for me, I wanted to “erase” my bad choice of having not worn sunblock at high noon in Mexico! Last year, I did a chemical peel (Vi Peel) which worked wonders on my pigment and I’ve received regular Hydrafacials with the occasional Laser Genesis treatment as well. I now only wear tinted sunscreen instead of foundation so, for me, that was what I wanted and it has helped me feel more confident as a result!
If you have something that drives you crazy, there is absolutely no reason to not address it. The only question you need to ask yourself is...”Is this what I want?”. If the answer is “Yes!” then go for it! If you have an issue with your skin or body, we almost certainly, have a treatment to tackle it. Not to mention that we have the best state-of-the-art lasers, equipment and amazingly skilled practitioners! We love helping women feel confident and beautiful and to watch our clients’ self-esteem grow before my eyes is one of my greatest joys working at Dream Spa Medical!
Wishing you a week of true self reflection!
Sacrificing sleep has not only become completely commonplace, but is used as a barometer of strength and resilience in some circles. I’ve heard countless people brag about how little sleep they are able to operate on. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but absolutely EVERYONE needs sleep! We can see this so easily from the outside when we are observing others. For example, I carefully schedule my children’s bedtime routines so that I can ensure that they will have enough hours to replenish and restore their minds and bodies. I want them to feel calm, happy and fully prepared to tackle the following day. I know that sleep is absolutely imperative to their health. Not to mention their moods! We all know the dreaded “countdown to meltdown” when our children approach their bedtime.
At Dream Spa, we try to steer you in the direction of self-care always. One of the very first things you are likely to be advised to do by your aesthetician or nurse practitioner here is to apply sunscreen every single day! We make every attempt to guide our clients toward a happy, healthy lifestyle. We ask that you take care of your mind, body and skin from the inside and we’ll take care of the outside. This balance is what will give you the radiant beauty you desire! What is number 1 in my beauty routine? Sleep! I sometimes fall off the wagon but, when I do, I notice immediately! I look different and I feel different. I do not feel like myself. You may have been operating on a lack of sleep for so long that you don’t even realize that it is affecting you negatively in so many ways! Just try sleeping 7-10 hours a night and doubling your water intake. You will notice a difference in your appearance within weeks or maybe even days.
I do need to insert a caveat here...I am fully aware that there are many and myriad circumstances that prevent people from getting the appropriate amount of sleep. I’ve been there myself. Maybe you have a new baby at home, maybe you’re suffering with depression or maybe you stay up worrying about life. Boy do I get it...all of it! If you are able, however, to making changes in your life in order to prioritize sleep you will not regret it. Leading into this hectic holiday season, you deserve to feel at peace inside your body. You will be surprised at how productive and efficient you are with more sleep. More waking hours does not make you more productive, it just makes you cranky!
Your homework is to sleep 7-10 hours a night (every night if you can) and then book yourself a HydraGlow as your reward. Believe me, you will look and feel stunning!! At 41 years old, after prioritizing myself (as hard as that was), I look 10 times better than I did at 31 and the magic ingredient was sleep!
Wishing you a week of sweet dreams!