Profhilo®

Profhilo

Winner of the most innovative treatment at the Aesthetic Awards in 2016, Profhilo is a real game changer. Neither a mesotherapy treatment or a filler, Profhilo is a bioremodelling treatment which works to cure wrinkles from within than just fill them. Profhilo deeply hydrates the skin whilst adding weightless volume for a youthful look. In addition, it has a unique lifting and tightening effect to remodel sagging and ageing tissue. We can use this treatment on the face, neck and hands.

How does Profhilo® work?

Profhilo® has been specially formulated to contain a unique level of Hyaluronic Acid (a naturally occurring substance found in our bodies that is responsible for maintaining moisture within our skin), which helps to encourage the production of collagen and elastin across the skin. Due to the way Profhilo® has been made, it acts as a hydrator rather than a filler, and is therefore fantastic for those with tired, dull and ageing skin as it provides overall more plump and luminous skin. The substance is injected just below the skin's surface in just 2 sessions over a period of 4 weeks, and disperses quickly across the skin to instantly boost hydration, consequently smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in improved skin texture.

Why chose Profhilo®?

We start losing a significant amount of collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic Acid after we reach 30, which means we start to see the signs of ageing in the form of fine lines, wrinkles and slightly lack-lustre skin. At this age, we should start to consider preserving ourselves, therefore Profhilo® is advised for individuals from around the age of 30 upwards, who wish to target ageing skin.
There is no age upper limit either. In fact, in older patients, we have often seen more dramatic results. However, if you're over 60 your treatment does need to be managed carefully – for example, if there are deep folds present or the skin has lost elasticity, then combination treatments that include Profhilo® may be more suitable. This is why consultation prior to treatment is so important!
If you're looking for very subtle results, this treatment delivers. However, if you're looking for a lifting of the face, neck or any other area, then a combination approach with fillers and/or threads maybe recommended.
 
Where can Profhilo® be used?
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.
 
What is the difference between Profhilo® and Dermal Fillers?
Due to the way that Profhilo® is formulated, it is not a volumising treatment in the same way that dermal fillers are, and is not used to enhance specific areas of the face (e.g. lips, cheeks, chin).  Profhilo® is primarily a hydrating treatment, and the Hyaluronic Acid it contains is dispersed evenly throughout the face, giving your skin a more plump and firm look overall.
 
How long does Profhilo® last?
The results from Profhilo® treatments will most often last for up to six months, but results can differ from person to person.
Is it expected to have lumps where the Profhilo® has been injected, and how long will they be there for?
Following on from Profhilo® there is the chance that localised lumps can form where each of the injection sites have been. These lumps will subside usually 4-6 hours after the treatment but they can last up to 24 hours. Not every client gets these swellings and if you have had treatment and are concerned please do give us a call.
Will I need to rest after treatments?
The rest time after this treatment is minimal. When injected using the five-point technique on each side of the face, each insertion is immediately noticeable. However, they start diffusing very quickly and they disappear completely by next day. After the treatment, it is recommended to avoid physical strain and sports for 24 hours. Please also avoid having further cosmetic procedures for 48 hours. It is not recommended to go to a sauna or have a steamy bath for the first few days either. It's best to stay out of the sun if any bruising or prolonged swelling occurs.
How quickly will I notice results?
You can expect increased firmness, elasticity and an overall improved quality in your skin for up to six months.
Will people be able to tell I've had "work done"?
Usually, people won't be able to tell you've had a treatment, but this depends on the skin condition being treated and the desired outcome. Profhilo® can significantly improve skin laxity by increasing the tissue density some patients have seen some lifting, which can be noticeable. Most patients say they were complemented on how fresh they looked, but hardly ever asked what they had done.
Will there be any side effects?
Hyaluronic Acid is very well tolerated by the skin. The only reported side effects are bruising and mild swelling at the injection sites. These generally disappear in a short period of time and are associated with the needle, not the product.
Is the treatment safe?
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 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. The product has also won numerous awards.
How will I know if the side effects are normal, or something serious has happened?
After your treatment, the common effects are mild redness, slight swelling and possible bruising. The treatment area may feel tender to touch and all of these effects are normal, will subside in a few days, but may last up to a week. Each day everything should improve slightly and the area should look more normal and feel better.
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**DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent
on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.

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