New, exclusive and innovative anti-ageing and skin tightening treatment
What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is an EXCLUSIVE skin remodelling treatment that will give you visible results in just 2 visits. This revolutionary NEW treatment to rival dermal fillers takes just 10 minutes, with 5 injection points into your area of concern. It stimulates 4 different types of collagen and elastin due to the slow release of hyaluronic acid, and it is this stimulation that results in significant improvement of tissue quality.
- Improves skin tone, texture, hydration and radiance
- Increases firmness and elasticity – for healthier and softer skin
Profhilo® is manufactured by IBSA Farmaceutici Italia in the U.S FDA approved site in Italy and distributed in the UK & Irelandby HA-Derma Ltd. It is the first stabalised hyaluronic acid (HA) based product which is manufactured without the use of chemical cross-linking agents (BDDE) and is used for skin remodelling and treating skin laxity, not just for filling lines and wrinkles. According to the makers, it delivers dramatic improvement in tissue quality, even in challenging areas, and is complementary to other aesthetic treatments and dermal filler procedures. It is considered to be safe, effective and ‘a true breakthrough’ in anti-ageing medicines.
Profhilo Before and After
Why should I have this treatment?
We start losing a significant amount of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid after we reach 30, 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 are feel your facial tissue quality has dropped significantly, and that you may look older for your age, but are not ready for dermafillers yet, Profhilo may be the best treatment for you.
- Profhilo is not a filler – It is a new Hyaluronic Acid gel, one of the latest innovations to treat the skin laxity by skin bio-remodelling
- It actually compliments all other aesthetic or cosmetic procedures by significantly improving the tissue quality
- It has one of the highest concentration of HA on the market
- Awarded the Aesthetics Award for Product Innovation of the Year
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.
Where can Profhilo be used?
Profhilo is most commonly used for facial areas, but can also effectively be used for rejuvenating the neck, decollete and hands.
DestinationSkin’s Expert View
“If I had to choose one universal wish that our clients ask for, it would be to restore the look of their skin to a more youthful time. There are many ways to treat skin, many different therapies to stimulate collagen, preserve and invigorate elastin and replace the diminishing hyaluronic acid. For many years, clinics have offered lasers, skin peels, skin care and other injectable treatments to boost collagen, therefore making the skin appear firmer, with less lines. For the most part these treatments are quite successful, and collagen types I and III are what we are able stimulate. The skin does appear firmer, maybe a little tighter and less wrinkled, but a 50 year old skin still doesn’t look or behave like it did at 25 years. Until now.
This is the exciting breakthrough in technology that is Profhilo. The product is simple, multi sized chains of hyaluronic acid, stabilized using an innovative, non-chemical process. This allows it to spread in the skin at a molecular level never seen before with hyaluronic acid gels. It is also able to stimulate the whole compliment of collagen (Types I-V) and a significant amount of elastin. This leads to a true rejuvenation of the skin, which not only looks like a younger skin, but it behaves in a more youthful way.
After just a single course of Profhilo (two injectable treatments, 4 weeks apart), clients can expect to see an intense hydration which makes the skin glow, and any fine lines can disappear, in place of smoother, tighter skin. Even for those client with very creepy, wrinkled skin, an improvement in the texture of the skin is undeniable. The Profhilo can be repeated after 6 months, for cases where more repair is desired. As an aesthetic doctor, the best part of all? The fact that each treatment takes 5 minutes!
In my 10 year career, this is the biggest game changer I have seen. It delivers everything that clients really want – younger looking skin, achieved with a short treatment time, and fast, effective results.” Dr. Toni Phillips B.Sc (Melb), B.D.Sc.
How does it work? The Science behind the Beauty
Profhilo® counteracts skin laxity through a REMODELING ACTION of collagen and elastin fibres of the dermal matrix.
Thanks to the unique characteristics of Profhilo®, remodelling skin laxity is easily obtained in only 2 sessions, with a 1 month interval, injected in the superficial subcutaneous layer.
Profhilo® is based on IBSA’s patented technology of stable hybrid cooperative complexes of hyaluronic acid (HA) at high and low molecular weights. This technology has allowed IBSA to present a unique concentration of hyaluronic acid to the market: 64mg in 2 ml, injectable with a 29G TW needle. The hybrid cooperative complexes generate a dual action, owing to a slow, long-lasting release of high and low molecular weight HA.
- Hydrating and stimulating action
- Dermal scaffold action (support)
Profhilo Treatment Clinics
Profhilo will be available at all clinics this year, but currently only offered at the following:
Profhilo Costs and Pricing
A course of treatment will be decided by your injector and could be part of your treatment program. Prices start at £850 for the first course of 2 Profhilo injections
- Profhilo 1 x 2ml Course is £850
- Profhilo 2 x 2ml Course is £1250
Is there any downtime required after Profhilo?
The downtime with this treatment is minimal, one of its key features! When using the particular technique for each of the 5 injection points on each side of the face, you will be able to feel the product initially after the treatment. However, the product will start to diffuse very quickly and feel softer by next day.
- It is recommended to avoid physical strain and sports on the first day after the treatment
- Avoid any further cosmetic procedures for the first two days after treatment
- It is not recommended to have sauna or steamy bath for the first few days
- No sun or UV light exposure if of bruising or prolonged swelling occurs
Do I need to prep for the treatment?
Prior to your treatment appointment, we advise that you do not consume alcohol 24 hours before. We also request that you do not wear make up to the appointment as well.
What results can I expect?
Patients can expect increased firmness, elasticity and an overall improved quality of the skin with the effects lasting up to 6 months.
Am I suitable for Profhilo?
The treatment is mainly aimed at patients who have visible signs of skin ageing. There is no age upper limit, as Profhilo works on the skin. If there are deep folds present or the skin has lost elasticity then the combination treatments with Profhilo may be more suitable.
Why do I need 2 treatments?
In order to achieve the best results and prolong those results, the two treatments are recommended with 4 weeks apart. Some people may see the results within first week, but the best outcome of the treatment will be visible 4 weeks after the second treatment.
Will people be able to tell I’ve had ‘work done’?
Usually no, but this depends on the skin condition treated and also on what outcome of the treatment we seek in the first place. Profhilo can significantly improve skin laxity by increasing the tissue density, with most patients often saying that they were complemented on how fresh they look, but hardly ever asked what they had done.
Will there be any side effects?
Hyaluronic Acid is very well tolerated, and the only side effects reported were related to injection itself not the product. Some patients have seen bruising and mild swelling at the injection sites, but these generally disappear in a short period of time.
It’s quite new, how do I know it’s safe to have?
Profhilo was launched in February 2015 in Italy, and it’s been used worldwide for two years now. Over 150.000 patients were treated since with no adverse reactions reported. From a safety perspective PROFHILO is highly biocompatible owing to the fact that it is made from ultrapure, natural hyaluronic acid and stabilized without the addition of chemical cross-linking agents, therefore reducing the risk of adverse reactions.