PROFHILO skin bio-remodelling treatment

WHAT EXACTLY IS PROFHILO?

Profhilo is a new injectable skin bio-remodelling treatment that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and helps to significantly improve tissue quality. People who undergo a Profhilo treatment should expect to see increased firmness and improved elasticity of the skin in the areas treated, with the effects lasting up to 6 months.

Profhilo contains stabilised Hyaluronic Acid – a naturally occurring substance that helps the skin to retain its moisture more effectively. It is also excellent for skin remodelling and treating skin laxity, unlike dermal filler it is not just for ‘filling’ lines and wrinkles.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Profhilo can help to improve skin tone, texture, hydration and overall radiance. It can also help to increase firmness and elasticity and promote healthier and softer looking skin. Any area of the body can be treated with Profhilo, from skin laxity on your knees to your upper arms, décolletage and face.

WHY SHOULD I HAVE THIS TREATMENT?

As we age the production of the ‘scaffolding’ proteins of collagen and elastin within our skin starts to deteriorate, many people find that skin becomes lax and wrinkles appear more visible. The overall texture of our skin is also negatively affected by the physical ageing process, and pollution, many people complain that their skin appears dull, dry and lacklustre.

Profhilo is designed to tackle these problems through effective skin bio-remodelling,  thanks to it’s revolutionary composition without chemical cross linking agents (BDDE) and as one of the most concentrated formulations of Hyaluronic Acid on the market.

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS TREATMENT IS SAFE AND RIGHT FOR ME?

During your consultation, comprehensive information will be given to you about the procedure and potential side effects. You will then be able to make an informed decision if the treatment is right for you.  As with all non-surgical aesthetic treatments, there is a small risk of a patient experiencing side effects following a Profhilo treatment – though this is significantly reduced by your practitioner  asking detailed questions about any health issues. Some people have seen minor bruising and mild swelling at the injection sites, but this generally subsides quickly.

Profhilo is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or people who are allergic to Hyaluronic Acid.

HOW DOES THIS TREATMENT WORK?

Profhilo is an injectable treatment that cleverly targets a 2cm radius of the injection site, with the product being gradually absorbed into this specific area. As a result, when treating the face there are just 5 injection points on each side to ensure optimal distribution and absorption of the slow release Hyaluronic Acid formula.

Once the absorption process has started, Profhilo stimulates the production of 4 different types of collagen and elastin. It is this stimulation that results in significant improvement of tissue quality and skin tone, as well as improved overall texture, hydration and radiance. Profhilo also helps to increase the firmness and elasticity of the skin in the treatment area.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?

If, for example, the face is being treated, five injections are delivered on each side of the face at specific points through a very fine needle. Profhilo diffuses within the tissue after the injection and improved hydration and texture can start to be seen in the first week, though older patients may not see tightening of the skin until after the second treatment.

Profhilo is recommended as a course of 2 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart), and optimal results can be seen 2 months after the second treatment, with the positive effects of the treatment lasting up to 6 months.

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME AFTER A TREATMENT?

There is very little downtime with Profhilo treatment and you should be able to return to your normal ‘light’ daily activities immediately after your procedure. However, we recommend that you 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. As with any skin treatments avoid the sun and UV light for the first few days post- treatment.

Frequently asked questions

Profhilo is a rejuvenating treatment to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, improving creepiness and skin texture. It can be used on the following areas:
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands
Profhilo is a unique Hyaluronic acid based patented technology that uses dual action complexes released slowly into the skin to hydrate, remodel, firm, plump and smooth the skin with long lasting results. Profhilo diffuses within the tissue after injection and over the period of 4 weeks it stimulates 4 different types of collagen and elastin. It doesn’t need to be massaged and leaves no nodules. Due to the its high spread ability, only 5 injection points on each side of the face are needed, which means patients find the treatment much more comfortable.
Refrain from any facials for 2 weeks No heavy exercise for 24 hours after a treatment Be gentle when washing the filled area of your face, neck, chest or hands. Try to avoid any unnecessary touching of your face during the 24 hour period directly after your treatment.
Optimum results from treatment will be visible four weeks after the course of Profhilo, which involves two injectable treatments four weeks apart. Clients can expect to see an intense hydration with glowing skin and fine lines minimised. You’ll notice smoother, tighter skin. Even for those clients with very wrinkled skin, an improvement in the texture is undeniable.
Profhilo was launched in February 2015 in Italy. It’s been used worldwide ever since. Over 150,000 patients have been treated so far with no adverse reactions reported. From a safety perspective, Profhilo is highly biocompatible. That’s because it is made from ultrapure, natural Hyaluronic Acid and is stabilised without the addition of chemical cross-linking agents. This reduces the risk of adverse reactions so the downtime is minimal, side effects are mild and temporary e.g. redness, pain, swelling.
You should not have Profhilo if you have severe allergies, are pregnant or breastfeeding.