Profhilo is a skin-renewing injectable treatment that has quickly become one of the most popular
non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic procedures to battle and delay signs of ageing.
WHAT IS PROFHILO?
Profhilo is an injectable treatment containing one of the highest concentrations of stabilised hyaluronic acid available on the cosmetic surgery market. Meaning it is a skin-renewing injectable moisturiser that uses the power of hyaluronic acid to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and boost hydration in the three main layers of skin.
SCARS & ACNE SCARRING
ADIPOSE TISSUE (BODY FAT)
IMPROVED SKIN TONE & TEXTURE
FRESHER LOOKING SKIN
ELASTIC FIBRES AND COLLAGEN
GLOWING YOUTHFUL SKIN
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the fluids in the eyes and joints. It acts as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and other tissues. Different forms of hyaluronic acid are used for cosmetic purposes.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is produced naturally by our bodies. Despite its name “acid”, hyaluronic acid is actually a type of sugar that binds with water to create a substance with a gel-like consistency. Unfortunately, our body’s production of hyaluronic acid decreases with time, which causes the skin to lose elasticity and wrinkles to appear.
HOW DOES PROFHILO WORK?
Profhilo uses a pure form of synthetic hyaluronic acid which gets carefully injected into the upper layers of the skin using a very small needle.
Once injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid disperses quickly beneath the skin. There is no need for massaging the area during and/or after the treatment nor is there a risk of leaving lumps or nodules.
The downtime following the treatment is minimal, and you are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the procedure. Just avoid sun or UV light exposure, sports, strenuous physical activities, as well as saunas or hot steamy baths during the first few days post-treatment.
While Profhilo is immediately absorbed deep into the skin, it continues to restore and rejuvenate skin 24/7 from the inside out.
One week after the treatment, you’ll start noticing the skin hydration benefits. Skin feels more plump and smooth. After four weeks, you’ll see the bio-remodelling, anti-aging effects. Cheeks are lifted, fine lines are improved, skin feels tighter and looks more luminous and radiant.
The effects of Profhilo tend to naturally wear off after a year. To maintain results, a course of two sessions four weeks apart are recommended.
WHAT IS PROFHILO MADE OF?
Profhilo is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a potent moisturising factor naturally found in skin, muscle and joints. Its ability to draw 1000 times its own weight in water into the skin makes it ideal for binding and retaining water molecules, hydrating the skin from within to leave it fresh and radiant.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THE TREATMENT?
Profhilo is done over two sessions, four weeks apart, with little-to-no downtime. Each treatment involves multiple injections across the face, from the upper cheekbone to the jawline and chin. This can also be done across the neck or hands if those are your areas of concern.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF PROFHILO?
There is no known risk associated with Profhilo. Minor skin irritations, bruising, or swelling common with injections usually disappear within a day. This treatment is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or people who have allergies to hyaluronic acid.
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE TO DO?
Profhilo treatment usually takes around 60 minutes per session to be completed. During this appointment, the practitioner will apply numbing cream, mark out spots for injections, and will inject your area of concern in specific places on both sides of your face.
WHO IS SUITABLE FOR THIS TREATMENT?
Anyone who presents signs of skin aging (dull, sagging skin, volume loss, fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity and crepe-like texture, etc.) and is suitable for dermal filler treatments is also suitable for treatment with Profhilo.
HOW LONG DOES PROFHILO LAST?
Typically, patients find the best results by repeating Profhilo treatments anywhere from six to twelve months. Everyone processes the treatment in different ways so results may last much longer for you, or need retreating sooner.
Suitable for pretty much everyone, from patients in their late 20s onwards, Profhilo not only tackles signs of ageing without changing your facial features, but it’s also a good skin investment to future-proof your skin. With this treatment you are adding in chemicals you already produce in your skin so it isn’t anything harmful or dangerous. Think of it like a helping hand for your skin to retain its elasticity and youthful appearance.
If you are younger and would like to age-proof your skin by building up the hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin reserves in your skin, Profhilo is a good consideration to start on early to age gracefully.