What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is a completely new product that uses patented technologies engineered for ‘skin remodelling’. It is made from hyaluronic acid (HA) like many Dermal Fillers however rather than filling lines it is designed to promote collagen and elastin growth to reduce skin laxity.
Thanks to the unique characteristics of Profhilo, improving skin laxity is easily obtained in only 2 sessions, with a 1-month interval, and only 5 injection points on each side of the face. Profhilo is suitable for practically anyone, men and women, from 30 years old and with no upper age limit.
Profhilo is the first BDDE-free stabilised injectable HA-based product for treating skin laxity.
With one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market (64mg/2ml) it is not only boosting and hydrating the skin but also remodels the ageing and sagging tissue. As a stabilised product Profhilo lasts in the skin around 28 days. During this time the stimulation of 4 different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slow release of HA.
The simulation results in significant tissue improvement. Therefore we cannot say that Profhilo is a skin booster as it also has a significant tightening/lifting effect on the tissue.
Profhilo is a licensed medical device with a European CE Mark. The treatment is temporary as the HA is completely broken down within the skin leaving no trace.
Can you combine Profhilo with other treatments?
Profhilo delivers great results as a treatment on its own or in combination with other aesthetics treatments currently on offer.
Treated areas shouldn’t be reinjected with any other products within 2 weeks of the
Botulinum Toxin should be injected two weeks prior or 2 weeks after a Profhilo treatment.
Microdermabrasion, chemical peel and IPL can be performed 2 weeks pre or post-treatment.
Fractional resurfacing 3–4 weeks distant.
Profhilo treatment is not recommended in the immediate period following other routine medical procedures.
For dental procedures, we recommended leaving at least 2 weeks pre or post-treatment.
What happens during the treatment?
During the treatment, we inject the product using very fine needles in five specific points on the face that Profhilo called the Bio Aesthetic Points (BAPs).
The BAP technique is the optimum method for placement of the HA. 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 without resistance integrating within your skin’s existing tissue.
How long do the results last?
You should notice the results of the treatment – increased firmness, elasticity and overall improved quality of your skin for around six months.
However, other factors can affect the results, such as your age, your lifestyle and your skin’s natural ageing process.
How many Profhilo treatments will I need?
For most patients, we recommend an initial course of two treatment sessions, with an interval of one month between sessions.
We then recommend top-up and maintenance sessions, approximately every six months depending on your body’s response to the initial treatment.
Are there any side effects of Profhilo treatment?
Redness, itching, discolouration and tenderness at the injection site may occur, but these are usually mild and usually fade quickly.
Bruising can occur and may last several days sometimes a bit longer.
Is Profhilo suitable for everyone?
Profhilo is suitable for anyone who is looking for treatment for the signs of ageing skin.
It is not recommended if:
- you have a hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid
- you are pregnant or breastfeeding
How much is a Profhilo treatment?
A single 2ml treatment is £400 however we have special offers if a course of two treatments are bought at the same time.