What is Profhilo®
Profhilo® is a new and revolutionary, hyaluronic acid skin remodelling treatment which is rivalling dermal fillers in its results and takes just 10 minutes to administer. Profhilo® requires 2 treatment sessions, with 5 injection points to your area of concern and stimulates 4 different types of collagen and elastin, due to the slow release of hyaluronic acid, a vital component of healthy and youthful looking skin. The stimulation of these substances results in significant improvement in the quality of tissues within the skin. Profhilo® is not a dermal filler, but a new hyaluronic acid gel, proven to improve skin laxity, tone and texture. Profhilo® can complement other aesthetic treatments by significantly improving the quality of skin tissue and is one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market.
Where can it treat?
Profhilo® is most commonly used in the face, for skin rejuvenation and improving the signs of ageing. However, it can also be used in the décolletage, neck, hands, elbows and knees.
Why should I have this treatment?
We start to lose considerable amounts of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid after we reach the age of 30 and it is at around this age we can start to notice signs of ageing and to consider non-surgical treatments as a preventative measure. If you feel that your skin quality has deteriorated with the natural course of ageing, but you aren’t quite ready for dermal fillers, Profhilo® may well be the treatment for you. Profhlio® obtains best results in patients between the ages of 40 and 60 years old.
What results can I expect with Profhilo®?
After one course of Profhilo®, consisting of two injectable treatments, a month apart, you can expect to see more hydrated, glowing and luminous skin. Fine lines can disappear and the skin will appear smoother and tighter. In cases where more skin repair is required, you may be advised to have another course of treatment, six months after the initial session.
Is it safe? Are there any side-effects?
Profhilo® was launched in February 2015 in Italy and has been used worldwide ever since. Over 150,000 patients have been treated so far with no adverse reactions reported. Profhilo® is made from ultrapure, natural hyaluronic acid and no chemical cross linking agents are used to stabilize the product; which reduces the risk of adverse reactions. Hyaluronic acid is very well tolerated by the skin and the only side-effects are related to the injection process with the needle (slight swelling and possible bruising).
Is there any downtime following treatment with Profhilo®?
Following treatment with Profhilo® you may experience some localised lumps where each of the injection sites have been. These lumps will subside naturally, usually within 4-6 hours after the treatment but they can last up to 24 hours. Not every patient experiences these swellings but they are considered a natural reaction to the treatment. You may experience some swelling, insertion marks and slight bruising following the treatment, all of which are very natural reactions and very temporary.
How long do results last?
Most patients should enjoy more hydrated, luminous and firmer skin for up to six months following initial treatment with Profhilo®, however, results can vary, depending on the individual’s lifestyle and natural reaction to the treatment
Before and after Profhilo®