About Profound Sub-Q
As we age, the body changes in a variety of ways. Our skin becomes lax, and the tight, youthful appearance we once had, slowly diminishes. This is the case for both men and women, as well as for both the face and body. Regardless of how fit and in shape you are, unfortunately, some cosmetic assistance may be necessary to attain the look you desire. Where the body is concerned, the appearance of cellulite becomes more problematic as fibrous tissue builds beneath the surface, while the skin continues to thin over time. Cellulite tends to occur mostly around the stomach, hips, and thighs and can create a bumpy, dimpled look. Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Lee offers the latest, state-of-the-art medical devices to attack the aging process. He is proud to offer the Profound RF system to help patients with their cosmetic goals. Profound RF (microneedling with radiofrequency technology) has two hand pieces. The dermal handpiece is an excellent option for the face and tissue laxity. The Sub Q handpiece takes the device to new depths to help attack cellulite and loose skin on the body. By targeting the fat and fibrous tissue under the skin, Profound Sub-Q works to create a smoother, tighter skin surface.
The Profound SUB-Q Difference
Profound uses the powerful combination of microneedling to disrupt the surface layer of the skin, while simultaneously using radiofrequency technology to target and heat the deeper layers under the skin. It works great to help reduce the signs of aging on the face and rebuild collagen for a smoother, younger look. Profound Sub-Q takes this process one step further by going deeper into the skin where the fibrous tissue and fat cells reside, approximately 6 mm below the skin. Profound Sub-Q targets the layer of skin below the dermis and epidermis. The needles from the microneedling and the heat from the radio frequency work together to break up the fibrous bands in the cellulite and to destroy the underlying fat. Although Profound Sub-Q is primarily used on the body for cellulite and fat reduction, in some cases, it can be used on the face, for example, to treat sagging jowls. Because of the collagen induction aspect of this technology, the skin continues to improve in laxity and health long after the procedure is performed.
"Dr. Lee is very personable! He is always very thoughtful and kind. If you are looking to get a procedure done, he will be able to kindly guide you through the process. Very seldom do you meet a doctor who is as considerate and relational as Dr. Lee!"- J.B. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2017
"I just happen to run across Dr. Lee on the internet searching for a Dr. to do a breast augmentation and possible tummy tuck. Had never even considered having this before and was very nervous. Went to one other consultation with another Dr. in the Houston area and found out he was actually only a dermatologist and wasn’t board certified in plastic surgery. I decided to get another quote and I am so glad that I did. Even though I lost $500 dollars that I had put down with t...he first Dr.. i let Dr. Lee know what it was that I was looking for and he let me know right away what I needed. He could have charged me more and even could have said that I needed more than what I did but he did not. He did not have to do a lift on me for my breast and he did not have to do lipo in me either and in both cases he could have told me I needed this and I would not have known the difference - but he didn’t. I was impressed with the fact that he has been doing this for only 7 years would be up to date on the procedures and possible new ways of doing these procedures rather than a dr that had been doing this for 20 plus years. Dr. Lee was worried due to the fact that I was a smoker. He almost seemed as if he may not even be interested in doing my surgery due to this fact. That was even impressive. He could have cared less and just seen dollar signs but he didn’t. I let him know I was super serious about this and would stop immediately if he would get me right in to do surgery so that I wouldn’t change my mind like I had in the past due to other obligations. He told me I would have to wait 6 weeks and the. He could do the surgery if I stopped smoking then. I promised. He kept his part of the bargain and so did I. I am proud to say that I have now had surgery almost 2 weeks ago and still haven’t smoked. Won’t go back. Thanks to Dr. Lee and Mrs. Eva I won’t go back to smoking. My surgery went flawlessly and the results are amazing. The Dr. knew exactly what I needed and did a perfect job. He eased all of my fears and it went way better than what I expected. Would recommend Dr. Lee to anyone wanting to enhance their looks. They offer a lot of different services and I would let them do any of them on me if I needed. Now Mrs Eva if the Drs right hand in my opinion. She was amazing and could have ignored me because god knows I ask her every question under the sun regarding my procedures and she handled me with nothing but respect. When she didn’t have too. I love her to pieces and she makes you feel so comfortable during the entire process."- M.S. / Facebook / Mar 22, 2020
"10 days post “mommy makeover” and have to write a review because of how smooth the process was and how wonderful Dr. Lee is. Great bedside manner and superb skill level. You can tell he takes pride in his work and strives to get his patients the best possible outcome. Recovery process has been smooth thankfully. I was back to work 1 week post surgery. Also, Dr. Lee really listens to your concerns and works with you as a team. He even called me over Christmas to review a post op concern I had emailed him about. Eva in the office is also wonderful. Highest recommendations!"- D. / Google / Dec 28, 2019
"Very welcoming place."- J.S. / Google / Sep 04, 2019
"Dr.Lee is highly skilled and takes very good care of his patients during and post operation. I highly recommend Dr. Lee!"- C.K. / Google / Nov 04, 2019
Profound Sub-Q Ideal Candidates
Profound Sub-Q provides great results with little risk for most men and women. We recommend being at a healthy weight and those considering this treatment should not have diabetes, varicose veins, or infections. In addition, if you smoke or use tobacco, this procedure is not recommended. Those taking blood thinners or who are pregnant are also not ideal candidates. Men and women who are healthy and have no known medical conditions, but who battle cellulite on the hips, stomach, buttock, and thighs may be great candidates for Profound Sub-Q.
Profound Sub-Q Procedure Technique
The Profound RF is a medical device that uses small needles that fire radio frequency for a precise number of seconds. The combination of the two technologies disrupt the tissues to stimulate the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Profound uses the Sub-Q handpiece, which is engineered with longer needles, so that the fat can be targeted along with cellulite. While the "disruption" of tissue occurs, radiofrequency energy is released to heat these areas. The combination of the two processes results in the elimination of fat and cellulite from the body and the power of collagen regeneration will begin to offer cumulative and continuing results. Over time, the areas treated will appear slimmer and smoother. The appearance of cellulite will decrease and the skin will appear tighter.
What to Expect with Profound Sub-Q
Under most circumstances, patients can resume normal activities the day after your procedure. It is recommended that patients refrain from overexertion for a couple of days to allow the treatment area a chance to recover. Common side effects may include tenderness, swelling, and bruising. These symptoms aren't usually serious and fade away in the days after the Profound Sub-Q procedure. Following the treatment, tangible results can be noticed in the first few weeks after the procedure with peak results appearing in the months that follow. Men and women who keep their weight stable will see the best results. Most patients see significant results in as little as one treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
Profound Sub-Q has helped many patients lose fat and reduce cellulite from problem areas, increasing their self-esteem. If you are embarrassed by unwanted cellulite on certain parts of your body, or are concerned about the appearance of your skin but do not want to resort to surgery to receive the taut look you desire, call Nuveau Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX to schedule a consult with Dr. Lee. Learn how the Profound Sub-Q can eliminate fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite and provide a rejuvenated glow that complements your beautiful body.