I had a Profound treatment done almost three weeks ago. Is it normal for my jawline to be numb and sore?
Doctor Answers 3
Yes, Profound can have prolonged pain
Yes, Profound is extremely powerful in its delivery system, and the angle needles, especially in this area along with RF energy can hit some sensory nerves. This will settle down within the next few weeks, not, see a Physician for low dose pregabapentin. All the best,
Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane, Australia.
Soreness and numbness after Profound RF
Yes, that is perfectly normal. I suspect that some of the superficial sensory nerves in the skin get injured by the applied heat. The effect is temporary and resolves in 100% of patients. It may take several months to feel completely normal. Good luck
Profound RF recovery
Thank you for your question. Typically the swelling does resolved by this timeframe, but you may still feel some residual swelling if you had a more aggressive treatment or one that involves different depths. Profound RF has both a deep dermal treatment level as well as one that is deeper to target the underlying fatty tissue in the areas under the chin. I would recommend that you revisit with your surgeon to help you discuss your present symptoms.
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