make your skin glow
Healthy skin has an irresistible glow and energy, no matter what a person’s age. There are many things you can do to take care of your skin yourself, from eating healthy food and drinking lots of water to taking regular exercise and using the latest skin moisturisers. But sometimes we need to look for an additional skin booster to ensure our complexion glows, and that is where Profhilo can help!
WHAT IS PROFHILO?
Profhilo is a specially developed injectable designed to deliver high levels of ultrapure hyaluronic acid directly into the skin, creating an instantly glowing appearance – think injectable moisturiser! Profhilo is not a dermal filler or bio-revitaliser - it has opened up a new injectable category – bio-remodelling. It performs a bio regenerating action stimulating the body’s own Hyaluronic acid production and a tightening action, counteracting skin laxity and remodelling the face.
It’s designed for people with ageing skin that is lacking volume and elasticity, as it significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps to increase hydration and firmness across the face. It is also an excellent option for the early prevention of lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume. It is not just a facial treatment, it can be used on the neck, decolletage and hands too.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Profhilo works to naturally restore hyaluronic levels causing an immediate tightening of the skin. Added hydration allows patients to easily achieve a healthier glowing skin tone and smoother texture. While traditional dermal fillers also involve injecting hyaluronic acid into the treatment area, Profhilo differs in that it doesn’t give the volume that fillers provide, and it doesn’t change the structure or movement of your face. It is simply about rehydrating the skin and making it appear more radiant.
Profhilo is the first BDDE-free stabilised injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) based product for treating skin laxity. With one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market (64mg / 2ml) it not only boosts and hydrates the skin but also remodels the ageing and sagging tissue. Profhilo also boosts collagen and elastin production through the slow release of Hyaluronic Acid, which has a lifting and tightening effect and leads to a softer and more even skin tone as well as an improved overall skin quality.
Profhilo is fantastic for those with tired, dull and ageing skin as it provides overall more plump and luminous skin.
During a Profhilo treatment, hyaluronic acid is injected into several different points within the target area just below the skin's surface. It works by delving down below the surface of the skin, where it spreads and takes hold of the moisture from within. The substance then actually conditions the skin from the inside out. For the face, we use the BAP technique with 5 injection sites on each side of the face to maximise the diffusion of the HA. As a stabilised product Profhilo lasts in the skin around 28 days during which time the stimulation of 4 different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slow release of HA. The result - skin that is firmer, hydrated and glowing! There is minimal downtime or discomfort. For best results 2 treatments are recommended, one month apart, and results can last for up to 6 months.
Profhilo delivers great results as a treatment on its own or can be used in combination with other treatments.
What is Profhilo®?
What are the advantages of PROFHILO treatment?
Who is suitable for Profhilo®?
Anyone from their 30’s onward’s who want to keep their skin strong and in good condition, and those that have started to notice the first signs of skin laxity, or have visible signs of ageing skin. These are the ideal times to start preventive therapies to accommodate the loss.
As we age we start losing significant collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin after the age of 30. In some, the tissue quality has dropped more rapidly and they may look older than their actual age. If you feel the quality of your facial tissue has started to become lax or is drooping significantly or maybe you are looking older than your age, you should consider this treatment option – as this is where Profhilo® fits beautifully.
In younger people, it can have a more of a preventive effect by strengthening collagen and elastin of the skin, and by increasing its hydration.
Consultation is very important, if there is significant volume loss or deep folds are present as well as laxity, then treatment with Profhilo® initially will replace lost collagen and elastin, strengthening the skin. This in combination with other options like dermal fillers after for volumisation, once the skin has regained its strength and hydration can have much better results than maybe with fillers alone.
Profhilo = dermal scaffolding.
Why should I have this treatment rather than regular fillers?
If you are new to cosmetic injectables and want a more subtle look than fillers, or you are not ready yet to have dermal fillers, Profhilo® may be the best treatment for you. In some circumstances, it may be considered by your practitioner that the quality of your skin may need to improve before introducing other treatments. Profhilo® actually compliments all other aesthetic or cosmetic procedures by significantly improving the tissue quality, tightening it, and giving support to the structures underneath.
Which areas can be treated?
Profhilo is usually used for face, however it can also effectively be used for rejuvenating the neck, decollete, arms and hands.
Do I need a skin test before treatment?
There is no allergy test needed before the treatment.
How many treatments are recommended?
You can see the effect after the ﬁrst one, however, a course of 2 is recommended.
A treatment with Profhilo® is two sessions spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. In some extreme cases of laxity a third session may be recommended. The effects are temporary and repeat treatments of 1 or 2 sessions can be carried out from approximately 6 months onward in order to maintain the results.
What results can I expect?
A course of Profhilo® involves two injectable treatments spaced four weeks apart. You can expect to see gradual intense hydration, improvement in lines, and tightness of your skin. After eight weeks is when you will see the most improvement with lifting and tightening of the skin – it is more hydrated and appears more youthful and in better health. Some patients have reported an immediate improvement after treatment. Overall, you can expect increased firmness, elasticity, and overall improved quality of the skin, with the effects lasting up to six months or longer.
How long before I see the results?
Profhilo® diffuses within the tissue after injection and over the period of 4 weeks after each injection, it stimulates 4 different types of collagen and elastin. You will start to see improvements after 4 weeks of the first treatment; however, the best results are normally 8 weeks after the first session. As with every treatment, results will vary from person to person and depends upon the degree of correction required, your age and lifestyle, and your body’s response to treatment.
Is there any pre-treatment requirements?
You will of course need to have a face to face consultation to assess the best treatment for you individually. If you have recently had any other filler or toxin treatment in the same area, you may need to wait before having Profhilo®. This will all be discussed in your consultation.
In order to reduce the risk of bruising please avoid alcohol, and if safe for you to do so avoid anti-inflammatories, aspirin, and food supplements that cause blood thinning unless these have been prescribed by your doctor.
Do not wear make-up on the day of treatment.
Is Profhilo® Safe?
From a safety perspective, Profhilo® is highly biocompatible, owing to the fact that it is made from natural hyaluronic acid and stabilised without the addition of chemical cross-linking agents.
It is considered to be safe, effective and “a true breakthrough” in anti-ageing medicine.
Due to the high purity of this product and absence of additives, Profhilo® offers greater safety and reduced side effects.
Are there any side effects?
As with any injectable product, there is always a risk of bruising. There may be some bumps, swelling, or erythema at the injection sites which normally resolves in a few hours. In some cases, this may last for around 24 hrs.
Is there any down time?
You can usually return to work immediately after treatment, however, you may have some slight swelling or bruises.
What aftercare is needed?
After treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, and tenderness, also an itchiness sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the product/injection – the inconvenience is temporary and generally disappears in a day or two.
Bruising is also common after any injections. Arnica gel/cream can help bruises heal more quickly.
Apply an ice pack to the treated area; this will reduce the initial swelling.
Avoid touching the treated area within 6 hours following treatment. After that, light makeup can be applied and the area can be gently washed with soap and water. Should any small lumps appear, you may massage them after 2 weeks,
Avoid alcohol for 24 hours
Stay well hydrated by drinking 2 liters of water a day
Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat e.g. solarium, sunbathing or extreme coldness for 48 hours.
Avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours.
If you have previously suffered from facial herpes, there is a risk that the injections could contribute to another eruption of herpes (cold sores, etc.) - please discuss this with the doctor during the consultation
If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that this may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
Your 2nd appointment is due 4 weeks after the 1st one.