Profhilo® is the first injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) based product for treating skin laxity. HA is hydrophilic, meaning it draws and holds water from your body, so Profhilo® acts as a hydrator rather than a filler. This makes it fantastic for those with tired, dull-looking skin, transforming it into firm, luminous skin. This effect takes place within 3-5 days of treatment.
The difference between Profhilo® and the original Dermal Filler treatment is that Profhilo® stimulates collagen production in the skin itself via its slow release of Hyaluronic acid. As a result of this, you can expect a more youthful, plump, and hydrated look.
This unique process is referred to as skin bio-remodeling.
Profhilo® was awarded the Aesthetics Award for Product Innovation of the Year.
No, it is not a Dermal filler – the only similarity is that they are both hyaluronic acid gels, but the gels are completely different. Profhilo perfuses the skin, and Dermal Filler replaces deep subcutaneous fat and enhances bone structure. Profhilo cannot change contours or facial shape or provide enhancement, it cannot be used to directly target fine lines. Profhilo is solely used to trigger a skin remodeling increasing skin quality and luminance.
Profhilo is most commonly used for facial areas but can also effectively be used for rejuvenating the neck, decollete, arms, knees, and hands. Increasingly, the neck is becoming a popular area to have Profhilo, due to its ability to help reduce crepe-like skin and sagginess and encourage a firmer appearance. Overall facial rejuvenation, Hand Rejuvenation, Facial Sagging, Sagging Neck Skin, and Crepey Texture on Neck.
Profhilo is injected just below the skin’s surface over 2 sessions 4 weeks apart. After injection, it disperses quickly beneath the skin to improve hydration, without any need for massage or the risk of leaving lumps or nodules. Profhilo is absorbed within a 2cm radius of its injection site, so to treat the face only 10 injection points are needed in total.
A single course of Profhilo involves 2 injectable treatments, after which you can expect to see intense hydration. It makes the skin glow, fine lines can disappear and you’ll notice smoother tighter skin. Courses of two treatments can be repeated every six months as needed to maintain the results.
We start losing a significant amount of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid after we reach 25, and it is at this age that we start to consider preventative treatments.
This is the time when many people would consider their first anti-wrinkle injections as the first lines start to appear. If you feel your facial tissue quality has dropped significantly, and that you may look older for your age, but are not ready for dermal fillers yet, Profhilo may be the best treatment for you.
No, for fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area you’ll need Anti-Wrinkle Injectables.
Please plan any social occasions around your Injectable treatments, as redness, bruising and swelling can be experienced post-treatment.
Please let us know if you have any planned travel in the next 4 weeks. You cannot have Injectable treatments if you are feeling at all unwell.
Please ensure that you:
Have no cold sores (if you are prone to cold sores please discuss with your treating Medical Professional)
Are not pregnant/trying to get pregnant/not breastfeeding
You must inform your treating Medical Professional about any medications or dietary supplements you are taking, some medications can adversely affect the way Anti Wrinkle Injections work and can increase your risk of bruising.
You must refrain from taking any painkiller medication that contains Ibuprofen (this only relates to any medication that is “not prescribed by a Doctor”). Ibuprofen may contribute to bruising and is best avoided for 7 days pre-treatment.
You must refrain from taking Alcohol and Vitamin supplements including; St. Johns Wort, Fish oils, Garlic, Gingko Biloba, and Vitamins A-E, these may all contribute to bruising and are best avoided for 7 days pre-treatment.
You must come with no makeup on the day of treatment, you must not reapply makeup for 24 hours in order to reduce the risk of infection or irritation at the injection sites.
You may have some red bumps post-treatment at the injection sites, these should resolve within a period of 1 hour.
You must place no pressure on the treatment area for a period of 8 hours post-treatment.
You must stay upright for a period of 4 hours post-treatment.
Make-up must not be worn for a period of 24 hours post-treatment in the treated area.
Avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, and extreme temperatures for 24 hours post-treatment.
If a bruise does occur it may take a few days to appear and can take up to 10 days to resolve. Arnica can be helpful in clearing bruising. You must avoid Ibuprofen and alcohol for 24-48 hours post-treatment as this can increase bruising.
Your Anti Wrinkle Injections will start to take effect within 1-3 days post-treatment, visible results can be seen on day 7, and full results can be seen on day 14.
A feeling of heaviness in the area of treatment can be experienced in the first-week post-treatment, this is a result of your Anti Wrinkle Injections taking effect and your muscles starting to relax.
If this is your first Anti Wrinkle Injection treatment you will be contacted 2 weeks post-treatment when the product has taken full effect to assess your treatment results, a small adjustment may be required at this stage if necessary to perfect results.