The Profound Difference: Skin Tightening for Your Face

A woman gets a Profound skin tightening treatment for her face

Everyone’s skin gets gradually looser over time. It happens. And one of the main reasons it happens is a progressive decline in new collagen production. Collagen helps keep your skin firm, tight, and youthful. The less collagen your body produces, the looser your skin becomes, and the more susceptible you become to fine lines and wrinkles and volume loss. 

But it’s not just collagen that keeps your skin nice and tight. Elastin and hyaluronic acid are also crucial to maintaining healthy skin. Luckily, your body’s natural production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid can be dramatically improved with skin tightening treatments. 

Aging is inevitable, but we can help you age on your terms. 

At Entre Nous Aesthetics, our preferred skin tightening treatment (for face) is Profound RF microneedling. The Profound system empowers us to empower you with an individualized treatment that rejuvenates from the inside out. We provide skin tightening (for face) in the Bay Area to enhance your natural beauty, restore your youthful appearance, and rebuild your confidence. 

What Is Profound?


The Profound RF Microneedling device is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment for tightening skin, improving skin texture, and reducing the appearance of cellulite. It combines microneedling with RF (radiofrequency) heating to harness your body’s natural ability to heal itself. 

While it may be most well-known for its ability to rejuvenate aging skin, it can also be used to “prejuvenate.” Nonsurgical treatments for skin tightening typically deliver the most dramatic results for patients who seek treatment sooner rather than later. 

When treated before sagging skin or wrinkles become severe, RF microneedling can produce truly astounding results. Even the earliest signs of aging can be treated with the Profound system, stopping and turning back the clock for your face. 

Some of the facial areas it treats include:

  • Around the mouth
  • Cheeks
  • Jawline

It can also be used on the body in areas including:

  • Abdomen
  • Neck
  • Décolletage 
  • Knees 
  • Thighs 
  • Arms

Profound’s skin tightening and tissue remodeling capabilities can improve a wide range of skin concerns, including:

  • Sagging skin
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Stretch marks
  • Volume loss 
  • Scars
  • Cellulite

Entre Nous Aesthetics offers this versatile, game-changing treatment because we truly believe in the results it delivers. Believing isn’t hard when you get to witness our patients’ Profound transformations firsthand. 

How Does RF Microneedling Work?

To better understand how RF microneedling works, let’s first take a look at what microneedling does. Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation technique that uses several tiny needles to create micro-injuries in your skin tissue. 

What this does is prompt a powerful healing response from your body without causing any long-term damage or scarring. To heal the tiny, controlled injuries, your body amps up its production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. 

But, in addition to speeding up the micro-wound healing process, it greatly benefits the surrounding tissue by supplying it with the essential building blocks for healthy, youthful skin. What you end up with is an effective skin tightening treatment for face, neck, and body. 

To take things several steps further, combining radiofrequency with microneedling significantly boosts the effectiveness of the treatment and enhances your results in turn. 

How dramatic your microneedling results are depends, in part, on the length of the needles, and the length of the needles determines the depth of tissue the treatment can affect. Radiofrequency heating extends the depth of the treatment into deeper tissue that the needles couldn’t reach on their own.

RF microneedling systems like Profound and Morpheus8 have revolutionized the field of aesthetics with their ability to tighten and remodel skin even more effectively than standard microneedling—without the need for surgery. 

Benefits of a Skin Tightening Treatment for the Face


1. Tighter Skin

By tightening loose skin, Profound RF microneedling can improve mild to moderate sagging skin, giving it a natural-looking lifted appearance, as well as improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth, cheeks, jawline, and jowls. 

2. Improved Tone & Complexion

The benefits of Profound RF microneedling aren’t limited to that of a skin tightening treatment. It can also improve the tone and complexion of your facial skin by reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration caused by sun damage. It does this by breaking up and breaking down skin cells with excess pigmentation.

3. Renewed Smoothness

No list of RF microneedling benefits would be complete without mentioning improvements in skin texture. By stimulating the generation of new skin cells along with collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, Profound RF microneedling can improve skin texture by reducing pore size and acne scars and by improving overall skin health. 

4. Brighter Glow

New skin cells and more collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid mean firmer, plumper, more refreshed, and better hydrated skin that glows with the brightness of years past. Healthier skin isn’t shy; it’ll show.

5. Restored Confidence

It’s hard to overstate the confidence-boosting effect of the right skin tightening treatment for the face. With radiant, younger-looking skin, it would be hard to resist not feeling as good as you look. Getting Profound RF microneedling treatments at Entre Nous Aesthetics can help you look and feel like yourself again—the best version of yourself.

What Causes Loose Skin?

Several factors can lead to skin loosening over time. These can include:

  • Aging
  • Sun damage
  • Decreased collagen production
  • Gravity 
  • Genetics
  • Smoking

Getting a skin tightening treatment for your face in the Bay Area can’t make you younger, but it can take years off your face by reversing the effects of skin aging. 

What Causes Wrinkles?

The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is an indicator your skin is no longer producing as much collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. As these diminish, your skin becomes less elastic and more fragile. When your skin loses its youthful snap, it starts to furrow and crease, especially in high-use areas like your face. 

Many of us don’t become fully aware of just how much our facial muscles contract until the scrunching and wrinkling caused by facial expressions start to linger and then worsen. 

How to Naturally Prevent Wrinkles


In addition to using a facial skin tightening treatment in Menlo Park, there are a number of things you can do to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, prevent them from worsening, and preserve the overall health of your skin for longer. 

The Mayo Clinic recommends the following:  

  • Limiting your sun exposure
  • Regularly applying sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30
  • Using skincare products with built-in broad spectrum sun protection
  • Keeping your skin moisturized
  • Not smoking or quitting smoking
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet

Not only can following these recommendations help improve the overall appearance of your skin and prevent wrinkles from developing and worsening prematurely, but it’s also a fantastic way to get the most out of your skin tightening treatment. Caring for your results means caring for your skin and body.

What Does Recovery Look Like?

Profound RF microneedling is a minimal-downtime skin tightening treatment. For face treatments, many of our patients in the Bay Area experience some minor swelling, soreness, redness, and bruising after their Profound treatment session, but these side effects usually resolve on their own in 7 to 10 days. 

Exactly how much downtime our patients need to take varies from person to person, as taking time off after their procedure is done mostly for social reasons. In other words, it’s largely up to the patient to decide if they’re comfortable returning to work while still noticeably healing.

Some of our patients in Menlo Park start to notice improvements in as little as 2 weeks after treatment, but results will continue to develop for 3 to 6 months.

As you heal, it’s important to avoid anti-inflammatory medications (including advil and ibuprofen), alcohol, and caffeine, as these can slow healing and increase your chances of bruising after treatment. If possible, we recommend avoiding these things for a full 7 days. 

To relieve swelling or any discomfort, we recommend gently applying ice or a cold compress to the affected area, if needed. 

How to Prepare for a Skin Tightening Treatment (for Face)

To prepare for your facial skin tightening treatment with Profound RF microneedling, we strongly recommend:

  • Avoiding smoking and alcohol
  • Not exfoliating or using skincare products containing retinol
  • Limiting your exposure to direct sunlight 
  • Refraining from using tanning beds or self-tanning products 
  • Not wearing makeup to your skin tightening appointment in Menlo Park

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At Entre Nous Aesthetics, we’re passionate about giving every patient an experience that reflects their unique, individual needs. 

If you’re looking for a skin tightening treatment for your face, you’ve come to the right place. Whether it’s your first time seeking aesthetic care, or you’re taking the next steps in your rejuvenation journey, we’re here to help you achieve beautiful, natural results. 

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