|Treatment time: 30 mins a course of 2-3 treatments is recommended, every 4-6 weeks|
|Duration of results: 6 months|
|Down time: can return to work immediately|
|Side-effects: Possible mild swelling, rare bruising|
Profhilo® is referred to as a game changer in skincare science and is hailed as the latest injectable innovation for skin remodelling. The treatment significantly boosts tissue quality by stimulating the production of four different types of collagen and elastin.
Profhilo® contains one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market, so not only increases the skin’s firmness and elasticity but significantly improves skin tone, texture and hydration from within. The skin literally glows.
Due to its collagen and elastin enhancing boosting properties, Profhilo® is an excellent treatment for those wishing to combat ageing, dull or tired looking skin. The skin becomes visibly softer, smoother and plumper and there is a very natural lifting and tightening effect. In fact Profhilo® complements all our aesthetic treatments by improving tissue quality and giving support to the structure underneath.
Profhilo®is suitable for the face, neck and hands. Because the product flows and distributes itself so evenly, only a few injection points just under the skin are required. Laurie particularly recommends Profhilo®for the neck and décolletage area, as well as for targeting crepey and uneven skin texture. Two to three treatments are recommended initially with a 4-6 week interval in between. Further top up treatments can be scheduled as required.
Results appear after around 4 weeks and increase thereafter with new collagen and elastin forming up until around six months following treatment.
There is little to no downtime, apart from very occasional bruising. Redness and minor bumps at the injection sites which dissappear within 24 hours.
*Please note that results may vary from client to client depending on various considerations such as age, lifestyle, skin quality and medical background.
What is Profhilo®?
Profhilo® is composed of highly pure hyaluronic acid. However it is not a Dermal filler. Profhilo is a patented product manufactured by the world’s leading medical producers of hyaluronic acid.
Profhilo® is the only product which acts to stimulate all four types of collagen and elastin. Perhaps it is best-described as a ‘bio-rejuvenator’, ‘bio-revitaliser’ or ‘tissue-stimulator’ and these terms are catching on as aesthetic medicine moves in a new direction.
How can Profhilo® help prevent wrinkles?
Profhilo® is currently the only product capable of stimulating your natural production of all four types of collagen and elastin – these vital substances which are lost from the skin as we age. So it is accurate to say that it can effectively cure certain kinds of wrinkles from within the skin, by boosting and utilising your natural processes.
It has been reported that from the age of about twenty, each year we lose around 1% of the collagen and elastin from our skin tissue. As a result of this gradual depletion, the skin becomes thinner and as the time goes by it has less and less of its youthful ‘bounce’.
What happens during Profhilo® treatment?
During the Profhilo® treatment we inject the product using very fine needles in five specific points on the face that Profhilo call the Bio Aesthetic Points (BAPs).
The BAP technique is seen as the optimum method for placement of the HA for the lower face. It allows the treatment to be effective and simple, reducing the chance of pain, bruising or haematoma at the injection site.
Once injected, the product immediately starts spreading due to the high concentration of HA and its cohesive nature. It flows and distributes itself evenly, rather than remaining where it is placed, naturally and without resistance integrating within your skin’s existing tissue.
Which areas are treatable with Profhilo®?
Profhilo® is especially effective at treating loose skin in the neck, cheek and jowls as well as other areas usually considered difficult to treat with injectable products, such as the: Temples, Forehead, Hands
Are there any side effects with Profhilo® treatment?
Such side effects will only be mild and redness will appear for some time such as erythema (redness), pain, itching, discolouration or tenderness at the injection site.
How many treatments will I need?
For most patients, we recommend an initial course of 2/3 treatments, with an interval of 4/6 weeks between sessions.
We may then recommend top-up and maintenance sessions, depending on your body’s response to the initial treatment.
How long do the results of Profhilo® treatment last?
You should notice the results of the treatment – increased firmness, elasticity and an overall improved quality of your skin – lasting around six months.
However, other factors can affect the results, including the degree of correction needed, your age and lifestyle and your skin’s natural ageing process.