Many people are too embarrassed to wear shorts or a bikini due to the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite can affect anyone regardless of size and weight. But, fat is not your enemy. Fat cells process calories, provide energy, and help regulate our metabolism. However, cellulite is a particularly tricky type of fat. It forms a connective tissue, similar to a mesh, that tethers itself to the skin above and the muscles below. Cellulite is often compared to “cottage cheese” due to its dimpled, uneven appearance. But when fat obscures your muscles and forms unsightly bulk and dimpling you may want professional help.
If you are struggling to smooth out your thighs, buttocks, or other areas affected by cellulite, then consider a visit with Dr. Kouros Azar. There are many creams on the market for cellulite, however many of them do not give you the desired result of cellulite reduction. Profound is a minimally invasive treatment that can give you the results you desire while building collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
Contact our Thousand Oaks office at your earliest convenience to learn how Dr. Azar can transform your “problem areas” from cellulite to stellar!
- 1 What Is Profound RF?
- 2 Benefits of Cellulite Reduction
- 3 Eligible Candidates
- 4 Private Consultation in Thousand Oaks
- 5 Preparation and Procedure
- 6 Rapid Recovery
- 7 Amazing Results
- 8 Complementary and Alternative Procedures
- 9 FAQ
- 10 References
What Is Profound RF?
Profound RF is a radiofrequency treatment that tightens skin by improving its elasticity from within. Cellulite is a connective tissue called septae, and it connects the dermal layer to the muscles. Dr. Azar can disrupt this tension by administering microneedles and radiofrequency (RF) waves directly at the source of cellulite.
The Profound RF device inserts microneedles into the subcutaneous layers of fat. As these electrodes generate RF energy, the waves break down bulky fat as they loosen strands of cellulite. The kinetic nature of the RF waves also stimulates the production of elastin and collagen beneath the skin. Collagen and elastin are the building blocks of healthy tissue. As the body produces more healthy proteins in response to a Profound RF session, it triggers a chain reaction of replenishment and rejuvenation.
Radiofrequency energy can also stimulate the increase of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance within the body. HA is known to cradle moisture, allowing skin to glow. A Profound RF treatment at Azar Plastic Surgery & Med Spa achieves several aesthetic goals simultaneously.
Contact us to minimize the puckered look of cellulite while unleashing your skin and muscles’ best properties!
Benefits of Cellulite Reduction
Profound is minimally-invasive, yet delivers profound results.
Benefits of Profound RF:
- Safe and effective
- Applicable to all skin types and ethnicities
- Cellulite reduction for both men and women
- FDA-approved for skin tightening
- Smooths skin
- Stimulates the body’s production of elastin, hyaluronic acid, and collagen
If you are a healthy individual who wishes to smooth and slim areas of your body affected by cellulite, then Profound RF may be perfect for you.
To determine if you are a candidate for the cellulite busting benefits of Profound RF, schedule a consultation with Dr. Azar. We also offer virtual consultations for those who cannot physically join us in our Thousand Oaks clinic. No matter where you log on, we want to help strategize the best look for you!
Private Consultation in Thousand Oaks
Communication is vital to any great undertaking. Dr. Azar is eager to discuss your goals and needs, so please call (805) 373-7073 to begin the conversation. Feel free to arrive at your consultation with plenty of questions about the doctor’s philosophy and techniques. If you are at a loss for words, here are some conversation starters to have handy:
- Can microneedling with radiofrequency waves break up my cellulite?
- How does the Profound RF procedure work on my body type?
- How many sessions do you recommend to treat my cellulite?
- Is Profound RF effective on my skin type?
As part of his continued efforts to communicate his dedication and expertise to the Southern California community and beyond, Dr. Azar frequently updates his blog. Check back often to read about healthcare tips, aesthetic trends, and general wellness content.
The blog should give you a fascinating glimpse of Dr. Azar’s unparalleled knowledge and uncompromised vision. In addition to being a medical expert, Dr. Azar is also an expert listener. He can answer your questions, address your concerns, and explain how Profound RF can benefit you.
Contact Azar Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to begin your aesthetic journey and leave cellulite in the rearview mirror!
Preparation and Procedure
During your individual consultation, you will receive detailed instructions to prepare you for your Profound RF session. Even though the treatment is minimally-invasive, you should arrange for a loved one to drive you to and from our Thousand Oaks clinic on the day of your procedure.
Immediately following your Profound RF procedure, you will be under the care of a trained clinician. They will monitor your progress until you are ready to return home and heal in private. Minor swelling and redness are normal. You may be advised to apply ice packs to minimize any minor bruising that may occur.
Over the course of 1-6 months, your striking new skin will emerge. After one week you will be able to resume your normal daily routine, but please avoid strenuous activity. Rest is the essential ingredient to a speedy recovery. Do not rush the process; great results are worth the wait!
The benefits of Profound RF treatment appear in waves, much like the radiofrequency that drives the technology. Four weeks after starting RF treatment, 70% of participants in one study showed a significant decrease in the circumference of their thighs. This number increased to 100% at the eight-week mark. All recipients of RF treatment in this particular study indicated improvement in the laxity of their skin and reduction of cellulite.
These numbers thrill us because we thrive on patient satisfaction. Our rave reviews glow as pleasantly as your skin after treatment with Profound RF!
Complementary and Alternative Procedures
Profound RF has proven incredibly effective in treating cellulite and lax skin. If you are not a candidate of Profound, Dr. Azar will point you in the right direction in order to get optimal results.
Regardless of which approach is right for you, Dr. Azar can suggest a comprehensive strategy to keep you looking great and feeling even better!
Are radiofrequency waves safe?
Profound RF is a revolutionary method of cellulite reduction and skin tightening. It is a complex process and you must trust your practitioner to contour your body safely and effectively. Dr. Kouros Azar understands the best way to administer Profound RF to celebrate your best self and highlight your stunning shape.
How much does Profound RF treatment cost in California?
Radiofrequency treatment is priced according to the extent of the cellulite being reduced and the number of sessions required to achieve your goals. Azar Plastic Surgery & Med Spa is proud to offer financing options to deliver the best results at the right price. If you have questions or concerns regarding the cost of your Profound RF procedure, please call (805) 373-7073.
- Romero, C., Caballero, N., Herrero, M., RuÍz, R., Sadick, N.S. & Trelles, M.A. (2008). Effects of cellulite treatment with RF, IR light, mechanical massage and suction treating one buttock with the contralateral as a control. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy. 10(4)193-201. DOI: 10.1080/14764170802524403
- Sadick, N.S. & Mulholland, R.S. (2004). A prospective clinical study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of cellulite treatment using the combination of optical and RF energies for subcutaneous tissue heating. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy. 6(4)187-190. DOI: 10.1080/14764170410003039