Profhilo is an innovative treatment designed to rejuvenate tired, dull skin.
Profhilo is a stabilised hyaluronic acid product, and a first-of-its-kind injectable treatment to address skin laxity and loss of collagen. This revolutionary skin remodelling treatment is comprised of innovative compounds to stimulate production of four types of collagen and elastin.
This unique hyaluronic acid treatment leads to skin volume, reduction in visible signs of ageing by treating common issues such as facial lines and wrinkles or sagging and inelastic skin without providing extra volume. Hyaluronic acid works like a sponge, holding in vital moisture that leads to smoother, plumper skin while also stimulating collagen and elastin production.
This unique hyaluronic acid treatment leads to rejuvenated skin volume, and reduction in visible signs of ageing.
Do I need it?
Profhilo is ideal for patients of varying age. It is most impressive when used to address loss of skin volume in the face, neck, décolletage, arms, knees and hands. Profhilo can also be used as a preventative treatment to avoid loss of volume and dull skin.
Does it hurt?
We do our best to make every treatment as comfortable as possible. We use a specially formulated numbing cream along with cool packs and advanced techniques for minimal discomfort, and a virtually painless procedure. You can expect slight redness or swelling (like a bee sting) at the injection point in the following treatment, but this disappears. Like with an injectable treatment there is slight risk of temporary bruising, which can last three to four days.
How does the Profhilo treatment work?
The first step is your consultation where we explain the treatment in full. Your doctor will then design a bespoke treatment pathway just for you. You will also be told exactly what to expect during the targeted application of Profhilo.
Your doctor will expertly inject Profhilo into precise, targeted areas of concern on your face, your skin will start to experience rejuvenation and a boost in production of collagen and elastin. This will eliminate the dull, tired look that comes with loss of facial volume. The Profhilo treatment itself is based on a substance that is naturally produced by the human body: hyaluronic acid. While hyaluronic acid is an increasingly trendy component of topical skincare products, it’s peak performance is reached within innovative injectable compounds that can only be administered by doctors.
Profhilo is a two or three step process; after your initial treatment, we will then book you in for your second and if needed a third Profhilo treatment 4-6 weeks later. Profhilo comes with minimal downtime. Your skin’s increased elasticity, firmness, and overall improvement will improve over the next eight weeks, with results lasting up to six months.
We would advise for you to book in for a profhilo booster after 6 months as to get the most out of your treatments.
Treatable Aareas with Profhilo
Profhilo can be used in the face, neck and décolletage. However, it’s not just reserved for your facial skin: on the body, it can treat the hands, upper arms and above the knees.
Who is suitable?
Anyone from age 30+ who wants to keep their skin strong and in good condition, and, as well as for those that have started to notice the first signs of skin laxity or have visible signs of ageing skin. This is an ideal time to start preventive therapies to accommodate the loss.
As we age, we start losing significant collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin after the age of 30. In some individuals, the tissue quality has drops more rapidly causing them to age at a quicker rate. If you feel the quality of your facial tissue has started to become lax or is drooping significantly, or maybe you are looking older than your age, you should consider this treatment option.
In younger people, Profhilio can have a more of a preventive effect by strengthening the skin’s collagen, natural hydration levels, and elastin.
We start the whole process off with a frank conversation to get to know you and your skin. This is when we discuss if there is significant volume loss or deep folds are present, as well as laxity., We then prescribe treatment with Profhilo® to replace lost collagen and elastin, strengthening the skin. This, in combination with other options like dermal fillers after for volumisation has much better results than with fillers on their own.
Results/How long does it last for?
Effects of this revolutionary technology are increased firmness, elasticity and a general rejuvenation that lasts up to 6 months. This will depend on the severity of skin condition, lifestyle and age.
It is recommended to have 2 sessions with a 1-month interval between treatments. Maintenance sessions are recommended depending on your personal response to the treatment.
Does it hurt?
As with most injectable procedures, the patient may experience a slight stinging sensation at the implant site; however, with the PROFHILO® procedure, minimal injection points are required.
You need to schedule a face to face consultation to assess the best treatment for you individually. If you have recently had any other filler or toxin treatment in the same area, you may need to wait before having Profhilo®.
In order to reduce the risk of bruising, please avoid alcohol, and if safe for you to do so, avoid anti-inflammatories, aspirins, and food supplements that cause blood thinning, unless these have been prescribed by your doctor.
Lastly, do not wear make-up on the day of treatment.
With Profhilo, the recovery time is limited. When injected using the five-point technique on each side of the face, each insertion is immediately noticeable. However, they diffuse immediately and are gone by the next day.
After the treatment, it is recommended to avoid physical strain and sports for 24 hours. Please also avoid having further cosmetic procedures for 48 hours.
It is not recommended to have sauna or steam bath for the first few days either. It’s best to stay out of the sun if any bruising or prolonged swelling occurs.