WHAT IS PROFHILO®?
Profhilo® is a unique skin bio-reremodelling treatment designed to cure wrinkles from within rather than simply treat/ fill them. Profhilo® rejuvenates your skin giving you a refreshed and luminous glowing complexion. This is the perfect treatment if your skin feels dehydrated, dull, tired and lacks volume and elasticity. It was the winner of the most innovative treatment at the Aesthetic Awards in 2016 and hasn't stopped winning awards since!
From the age of 30, skin begins to lose a significant amount of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA). This treatment will stimulate the production of collagen and elastin with a slow release of HA which significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Profhilo® gives your skin a huge hydration boost whilst improving the overall tone and texture of your skin with natural and subtle results:
· Improve skin tone, texture, hydration
· Deeply hydrates the skin whilst adding weightless volume for a youthful look
· Rejuvenate tired, dull and ageing skin
· Stimulates the production of collagen
· Increase firmness and elasticity by plumping the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
· Unique lifting and tightening effect to remodel sagging and ageing tissue
· Natural looking results to reveal healthier, softer, younger looking skin
With one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market (64mg / 2ml) it is not only boosting and hydrating the skin, but also remodels the ageing and sagging tissue.
Profhilo delivers great results as a treatment on its own or in combination with other aesthetics treatments currently on offer
HOW DOES PROFHILO® WORK?
Unlike dermal fillers, Profhilo® does not add volume, think of it more as a huge boost of hydration from within. This injectable treatment has a very high concentration of HA which is injected into the skin through five different key points on each side of the face. A unique aesthetic treatment, Profhilo® works in stages which requires two treatments with a four-week interval. You will see results instantly after the second treatment. Profhilo® remains in the skin for around 28 days after, working hard to stimulate four different types of collagen and elastin as it slowly releases hyaluronic acid.
This results in improved skin quality and skin hydration both in the dermis and epidermis. There is also increased production of endogenous HA and elastin giving the skin a more youthful look.
Profhilo® does not create true lift or volume replacement associated with cross-linked dermal fillers, however, it creates volume in the tissue where it is needed due to its high spreadability. Owing to this characteristic, it is an ideal treatment for challenging areas as well, such as the neck, perioral area, and hands and arms, where we do not see the significant volume loss, but skin has lost elasticity.
WHAT DOES TREATMENT INVOLVE?
We inject Profhilo® using a five-point technique on each side of the face, each insertion is immediately noticeable. Small lumps can form where each of the injection sites have been. These lumps will subside usually within 4-6 hours after the treatment (if not sooner) but they can last up to 24 hours however not every patient gets these swellings.
WILL PROFHILO® WORK FOR MY SKIN TYPE?
If you feel your facial tissue quality has dropped significantly, and that you may look older for your age, but are not ready for dermal fillers yet, Profhilo® may be the best treatment for you.
· Profhilo® is not a filler – It is a new generation Hyaluronic Acid gel, to treat the skin laxity by skin bio-remodelling
· It actually compliments all other aesthetic or cosmetic procedures by significantly improving the tissue quality
Profhilo® is most commonly used for facial areas, but can also effectively be used for rejuvenating the neck, decollete, arms, knees and hands. Increasingly, the neck is becoming a popular area to have Profhilo®, due to its ability to help reduce crepe-like skin and sagginess, and encourage a firmer appearance.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROFHILO® AND DERMAL FILLERS?
Due to the way that Profhilo® is formulated, it is not a volumising treatment in the same way that dermal fillers are, and is not used to enhance specific areas of the face (e.g. lips, cheeks, chin). Profhilo® is primarily a hydrating treatment, and the Hyaluronic Acid it contains is dispersed evenly throughout the face, giving your skin a more plump and firm look overall.
HOW LONG DOES PROFHILO® LAST?
The results from Profhilo® treatments will most often last for up to six months, but results can differ from person to person
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM PROFHILO®?
After a single course of Profhilo®, which involves 2 injectable treatments 4 weeks apart, you can expect to see an intense hydration. It makes the skin glow and fine lines can disappear. You’ll notice smoother, tighter skin. Even for those with very wrinkled skin, an improvement in the texture is undeniable. The treatment can be repeated after six months in cases where more repair is desired.
Usually, people won’t be able to tell you’ve had a treatment as the results are enhanced natural looking beautiful skin. But this depends on the skin condition being treated and the desired outcome. Profhilo® can significantly improve skin laxity. By increasing the tissue density some patients have seen some lifting, which can be noticeable. Most patients say they were complemented on how fresh they looked, but hardly ever asked what they had done.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
To achieve the best long-lasting results, 2 treatments are recommended with a 4 week interval. Some people may see the results within first week, but the best outcomes of the treatment will be visible 4 weeks after the second treatment
WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS?
Following treatment, you will be provided with verbal and written aftercare instructions to minimise your risk of side effects. There is minimal downtime and so you can resume your daily activities immediately.
Common side-effects of Profhilo® are similar to other types of fillers (but even fewer) and include mild bruising and swelling. Small lumps can form where each of the injection sites have been. These lumps will subside usually within 4-6 hours after the treatment but they can last up to 24 hours, however, not every patient gets these swellings and if you have had treatment and are concerned all aftercare is included in the treatment costs. The lumps generally disappear in a short period of time and are associated with the needle, not the product.
Profhilo® was launched in February 2015 in Italy. It’s been used worldwide ever since. Hundreds of thousands of patients have been treated so far with no adverse reactions reported. From a safety perspective, Profhilo® is highly biocompatible. That’s because it is made from ultrapure, natural Hyaluronic Acid and is stabilised without the addition of chemical cross-linking agents. This reduces the risk of adverse reactions.
It is very uncommon to have any serious side effects, however if you do experience any of the following, please call the emergency contact number immediately, or if after hours, seek help from a GP or A&E:
Amy will discuss all the risks and benefits of treatment during your mandatory pre-treatment consultation to ensure you are fully informed.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?
- avoid vigorous physical activity and sports for 24 hours
- avoid having further cosmetic procedures for 48 hours
- avoid saunas, very hot baths and showers for 48 hours.
- avoid strong direct sun exposure
Patients can expect increased firmness, elasticity and an overall improved quality of the skin for up to six months.