I had a Profound treatment done almost three weeks ago. Is it normal for my jawline to be numb and sore?

I also have soreness and numbness in my neck. Area under chin feels kind of jiggly and is still swollen. Does my healing fall within the normal time range for this procedure? The treatment focused on my lower face/jawline and neck.

Doctor Answers 2

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. 


Brisbane Dermatologist
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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

Brock Ridenour, MD
Saint Louis Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 99 reviews

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