As we get older, the skin can become lax, dry and dehydrated and this isn’t just the skin on our faces. Other areas which succumb to ageing can include the neck and the decolletage. No matter how many creams we apply, these areas can really start to struggle, due to the loss of substances in the skin, such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. If these areas are left unaddressed, we can end up looking back in the mirror asking “where did the time go?”. Fortunately, there are options other than invasive surgery, or even Botox® and dermal fillers for these delicate areas. When traditional injectable treatments aren’t suitable or required, you might wish to undergo a course of ‘liquid skincare’ otherwise known as Profhilo®. This revolutionary injectable skin remodelling system is available from Dr Anita Dhunna and can leave your face, neck and decolletage looking and feeling like you have turned back the clock, sometimes as much as ten years!
What is Profhilo®?
Profhilo® is an innovative, bio-regenerating, injectable skin treatment which stimulates the body’s own hyaluronic acid production. HA is present within the body, but as we age, it depletes, causing much of the skin ageing that we see as we get older. Profhilo® helps to counteract skin sagging, lines and wrinkles and dehydration. It works with the skin on a cellular level, and what’s more, aids the skin to produce more collagen and helps to remodel the skin in an entire area, rather than focusing on one particular facial feature, so it’s perfect for skin ageing on the neck and decolletage. Profhilo® is not a traditional dermal filler and will not physically augment the facial tissues, rather, it helps the skin to regain its own moisture and resilience, through natural processes, as it is delivered to multiple points of the face. Although Profhilo® is usually enjoyed by our more mature patients, even younger patients can benefit from the treatment, if they want to prevent skin ageing and give their skin a significant moisture boost.
Am I suitable for a Profhilo® treatment for the neck and decolletage with Dr Anita Dhunna?
Before any treatment can take place with Dr Anita Dhunna at her clinics in Essex, London’s Harley Street and Hertfordshire, we will ask that you attend a pre-treatment consultation, to assess your skin quality and discuss your desires for results. It’s important that the doctor understands what is bothering you about your skin, before treating you. She will also check your medical history to ensure that Profhilo® will be a safe and effective option for you. If she feels that you would be a good candidate for the treatment, you can then book your appointment.
How many treatments of Profhilo® will I need?
Initially, Profhilo® is delivered in 2 treatments, within one month to 6 weeks of each other, as a booster dose is required to start the skin working to replenish itself. You should then see significant results at around a month after the second treatment, though many patients see results much faster. Some patients who are experiencing significant skin ageing, may require a third treatment, but this will be discussed with you, in your pre-treatment consultation with the doctor.
Is there any downtime?
As with any injectable treatment, there are some minor risks and side-effects which can be possible. These can include bruising, swelling, allergic reaction, infection and nerve damage. However, Profhilo® involves fewer injection points than many skin rejuvenation treatments available and is a more biocompatible product. Therefore, the downtime is minimised with this treatment. There are some aftercare protocols that you should follow, after your Profhilo® treatment. These include:-
- Avoiding strenuous exercise for 24 hours
- Avoiding hot baths, steam rooms or saunas for a few days
- Avoiding UV light exposure if bruising or prolonged swelling occurs
When will I see results?
You should see a positive change in the skin quality and laxity on your neck and decolletage, at around 4 weeks after your initial treatment. However, the optimal results will be seen around a month after the second treatment session. Over time, you should see a vast improvement in your skin tone and texture. On average, these results can last around 6 months, before you will need another treatment, to maintain beautifully hydrated, lifted and resilient skin.
It’s important to maintain a good skincare regime, even on your neck and decolletage, to maintain a healthy complexion and the results of your Profhilo® treatment. Excessive sun exposure, smoking and not drinking enough water, can really affect the skin in these areas. Using a high-factor SPF, avoiding smoking and staying hydrated, will ensure a longer result and healthier skin tone and texture.
If you are beginning to see the signs of ageing, not only on your face, but on the neck and decolletage, Profhilo® could be just the answer you are looking for. Simply contact one of the clinics in Essex, London or Hertfordshire and make an appointment for a no obligation, initial consultation with Dr Anita Dhunna.