Profhilo is an injectable anti-ageing treatment made from hyaluronic acid for skin that is losing its elasticity and firmness with age. It can be used on the face, neck, decollete, arms, hands and knees, or any part of your body where the skin shows visible signs of ageing. There is an immediately noticeable improvement in skin tone, hydration as well as firmness, and lines are minimised.
Hyaluronic acid is best known as a ‘filler’ and is usually used to give volume to lips or to contour other areas of the face. Profhilo differs from the usual fillers in a number of ways due to its structure which allows it to flow over an extended area to boost hydration and smooth or ‘remodel’ the skin.
KEY TREATMENT AREAS
NURSE RACHEL'S ADVICE
Profhilo treatments target skin tone, texture, hydration and overall radiance. It can help to increase firmness and elasticity and promote healthier and softer-looking skin. It’s commonly used to rejuvenate the face, neck, décolleté, arms, knees and hands.
We recommend the full treatment which consists of two sessions, one month apart.
Profhilo can be used on its own or in conjunction with other fillers, laser treatments or anti-wrinkle injections as a complementary, rather than a competitive treatment.
Downtime following treatment is minimal. Avoid physical strain and sports on the first day after the treatment, and don’t have a sauna or steamy bath for the first few days.You should also avoid intense sun or UV light for the first few days after treatment.
Up to 30 minutes
DURATION OF RESULTS
3 – 6 months for most patients
BACK TO WORK
TIMEFRAME FOR RESULTS
Visible after only 2 sessions, 4 to 6 weeks apart.
AM I SUITABLE FOR PROFHILO?
We use Profhilo to create an airbrushed skin effect on patients of all ages. It is especially popular with patients over the age of 30.
If you are not happy with your skin laxity, have crepey or thin skin as well as other signs of ageing such as fine lines or wrinkles, you could be suitable for Profhilo.
DOES PROFHILO HURT?
As Profhilo is injected just under the skin using a very fine needles in pre-determined points, it is relatively painless; you may feel a short sting or scratch, but this is short lived. Patients can opt for a topical anaesthetic prior to Profhilo treatment, but it is not essential.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
There is no downtime with Profhilo. However, it is advisable to avoid alcohol, aspirin or inflammatory medication in the 24 hours prior to the treatment. Vitamin C and Vitamin E can also increase the likelihood of bruising, but it is fine to use 48 hours after.
Immediately afterwards, its important to avoid wearing make-up and strenuous exercise such as going to the gym, swimming or extreme sports or and hot steam rooms and saunas for at least 24 hours.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance produced in our body, found in skin, joints and other connective tissue. Its role is to retain moisture in the body and aid collagen production. It can hold 1000 times its weight in water which makes it ideal for binding moisture in the skin. With age, however, hyaluronic acid production slows and the skin looks duller and dehydrated, with fine lines and wrinkles forming.
Profhilo contains one of the highest concentrations of stabilised hyaluronic acid on the market. Because it is thermally bonded and not chemically bonded it acts as a hydrator not a filler. It is injected just underneath the surface of the skin where it disperses quickly and reacts with your own tissue to instantly boost hydration. Over the next four weeks phase two kick in as it goes to work boosting elastin and collagen production. This effectively remodels the skin and giving it a plumper, smoother and firmer appearance.
Due to its gel like consistency Profhilo distributes smoothly and evenly without the formation of any lumps – a potential risk with traditional fillers. This means it can be used on areas which are difficult to treat with traditional fillers, such as the neck and forehead.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS OR SIDE EFFECTS?
There are no long-term side effects with Profhilo as it is metabolised by the body completely. Some people can experience some redness, slight bruising, tenderness and possible itching at the injection sites, but these will subside in a few hours to a day and is totally natural.
HOW LONG TO RESULTS FROM PROFHILO LAST?
Results from Profhilo can last anything between 6-12 months, depending on your individual reaction and metabloism of the product.