Profhilo® is a remodelling treatment designed to give your skin a glowing complexion. It is perfect for dull, tired, ageing skin that is in desperate need of a burst of vitality. From the age of 30, our skin begins to lose precious vitamins and proteins that keep our skin firm and youthful. Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid (HA) are lost as we get older, causing the skin to wrinkle, sag and fold. By stimulating the production of Collagen and Elastin within this treatment, it will emits the slow release of Hyaluronic Acid, which improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Profhilo® works to give your skin a huge hydration boost, lifting the tone and improving the texture of your complexion with natural and beautifully subtle results.
How does Profhilo® work?
Profhilo® works to intensely hydrate your complexion and restore a smoother, glowing appearance. It is an injectable treatment which infuses a very high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid into five different key points on each side of the face. The injections work to stimulate the production of Collagen and Elastin, boosting firmness and hydrating the skin as it goes.
For the best, most significant results, Profhilo® works in two stages and requires two treatments within a month. After the first treatment, the injections begin to stimulate four different types of Collagen and Elastin and slowly releases Hyaluronic Acid: this acts like the activation stage. Then, after the second treatment, you will see instant results – the elevation stage. Immediately there will be a boost of hydration from within, leaving your skin feeling smoother, tighter and intensely nourished. Profhilo remains in the skin for around 28 days and works hard to activate the production of essential anti-ageing proteins and antioxidants in the skin. This cosmetic treatment is semi-permanent, usually lasting up to 6 months, yet this can vary depending on the individual and on their skin’s ageing process.
Why chose Profhilo®?
Profhilo® is the ultimate anti-ageing treatment and is designed to restore your skin to its former glowing glory. As we age, there is a natural decline in the amount of Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid that our body produces, which is why we start to see the visible signs of ageing. To fight the signs of ageing, Profhilo® is recommended in order to preserve the skin and prevent any further deeper lines to develop.
Unlike Dermal Fillers which add volume to specific areas, Profhilo® works to lift the whole of your complexion. By stimulating the production of Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid, it gently volumises and hydrates dull, sagging skin for an complete rejuvenation, which will leave you with a radiant, young glow and restored firmness.
This treatment is suitable for all ages, men and women. We do recommend a combined treatment plan for people over the age of 60 so we can fully target deeper, more dynamic lines. Sometimes, a combination of treatments is more necessary to achieve the best results, as people over the age of 60 may not experience the same results as someone of 30.
During your first free consultation, your expert practitioner will outline all the treatment options available to you and discuss your desired outcome. A combined treatment approach may be needed depending on the way your skin ages.
If you are looking for subtle, uplifting results to restore a brighter, younger complexion, Profhilo® is the treatment that delivers.
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How much does Profhilo® cost?
Where can Profhilo® be used?
Profhilo® is most commonly used for facial areas, but can also effectively be used for revitalising the neck, decollete, arms, knees and hands. Recently, the neck is becoming a popular area to have Profhilo®, due to its ability to help reduce crepe-like skin and sagginess, and stimulate a firmer, younger 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.
Due to the way that Profhilo® is formulated, it is not regarded a volumizing treatment in the same way that Dermal Fillers are. Dermal Fillers are used to only enhance specific areas of the face, like the lips, the chin, etc. It works to treat individual concerns, facial imbalances, acne scars and restore volume loss.
Profhilo®, on the other hand, is primarily a hydrating treatment and works to restore vitality across the whole appearance, not just one element. The Hyaluronic Acid it contains is dispersed evenly throughout the face, giving your skin a more plump, deeply hydrated and firm complexion.
Will Profhilo® work for my skin type?
Profhilo® is suitable for most skin types and ages, although this will be formally confirmed during your consultation.
Usually, after the age of 30 is when we begin to lose significant amounts of Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid which is generally when our clients start to consider preventative treatments such as Profhilo. Taking preventative measures is fundamental to ensure that your skin will look its best in the years later to come and we believe that by targeting the first signs of ageing early, is the most effective way to having younger looking skin for longer.
This is a perfect beginner treatment for those who feel they look older than they are, who want to improve the quality of their skin and restore vitality to their whole complexion. If you feel your skin is in dire need of hydrating and rejuvenation, Profhilo®is the lift your skin needs.
- Profhilo® is not a filler – It is a new Hyaluronic Acid gel, one of the latest innovations to treat the skin laxity using 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 a period of 4 weeks it stimulates 4 different types of Collagen and Elastin. Due to its ability to spread, only 5 injection points on each side of the face are needed, which means many of our patients find this treatment more comfortable than others.
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.
What results can I expect from Profhilo®?
After just a single course of Profhilo®, which involves two injectable treatments a month apart, you can expect to see the effects of intense hydration: your skin looks healthier, plump, rosy, glowing. You’ll also notice the reduction, or complete disappearance of fine lines. Even for those with very wrinkled skin, the improvement in the texture would be undeniable. In some cases, extra care is required to soften the appearance of harder, deeper lines and an additional treatment can be used to help repair the skin further if the client desires.
Profhilo® Before & Afters
Profhilo® after 2 treatments
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How many treatments will I need?
To achieve the best long-lasting results, two treatments are recommended with a four week interval. Some people may see the results within first week, but the best outcomes of the treatment will be visible four weeks after the second treatment.
Pre-treatment advice for Profhilo®
Avoid having any alcohol the day before your treatment as this will help to minimise the chance of bruising. Also, we recommend in the week before your treatment, try to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen or any other type of anti-inflammatory medication as this will reduce your risk of swelling and bruising. Ask your medical practitioner for further advice if you have any concerns.
Profhilo® treatment should not affect your daily life too much. Our medical advice is that you should avoid wearing make-up, expect for mineral-based make-up (which we can apply in the clinic for you) after the treatment. Our preferred brand is YoungBlood as they are formulated from 100% organic ingredients which shouldn’t irritate the injection sites.
We also recommend that you do not go to the gym, or use its facilities like the sauna, steam-room or swimming pool on the same day as treatment. You should also avoid touching the treated areas as this increases the risk of infection.
Q: Is it expected to have lumps where the Profhilo® has been injected, and how long will they be there for?
A: With any injectable treatments, there is always a chance of swelling. Following Profhilo® there is a risk that some localised lumps can arise from each injection point but usually this will subsite between 4-24 hours after the treatment. Not everyone experiences swelling but if you are worried, do not hesitate to give us a call.
Q: Will I need to rest after treatments?
A: Rest time is very minimal, however after the five injections are inserted there will be small, visible entry holes which will disappear completely the next day. So depending on whether you want people to notice you’ve had the treatment, you may want to let them disappear first before going back to your daily routines.
After the treatment, it is recommended to avoid physical strain and sports activities 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. If any brusing or prolonged swelling occurs, it is best to stay out of the sun.
Q: How quickly will I notice results?
A: You can expect increased firmness, elasticity and an overall improved quality in your skin for up to six months.
Q: Will people be able to tell I’ve had “work done”?
A: Usually people won’t notice you’ve had any treatments. Clients describe that Profhilo has naturally ‘lifted’ their skin which may be noticeable at first but overall they say how much they were complemented on how ‘fresh’ they looked. It all depends on how observant your friends are!
Q: Will there be any side effects?
A: A: 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.
Q: Is the treatment safe?
A: 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 ultra-pure, ultra-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 so we can confirm it is a reputable and safe treatment.
Q: How will I know if the side effects are normal, or something serious has happened?
A: 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 and should subside in a few days, but may last up to a week.
It is very uncommon to have any serious side effects, however if you do experience any of the following, please call the clinic immediately, or if after hours, seek help from a GP or A&E:
- Persistent swelling that gets worse each day
- Increased pain that does go away
- Skin feeling hot and getting redder with time
- The skin near the treatment area looking pale/white or greyish in colour on the day, or day after the treatment, and increasing pain in this area
- General feeling of unwellness in the days following your treatment
Q: What if I don’t like the results or it looks too unnatural?
A: You loving your results is something we cannot guarantee, although what we can guarantee is our expertise, safety and dedication at achieving your desired results. By using only the highest quality products and safety practices, we can ensure that every treatment is undergone align with our high protocols. Our medical practitioners are also clinically trained professionals and will endeavour to completely understand your expectations and desires during your consultation. Every treatment we perform is a personalised and modified, with your interests always at the forefront of the procedure.
Q: Is it safe to have any treatment if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: We do not recommend that you have any injectable treatments if you suspect or can confirm that you are pregnant. We also recommend that you have completely finished breast feeding before returning to your aesthetic treatments.
Q: What can I do to ensure I get the best results from my injectable treatments?
A: Here are a few tips to optimise the outcome of your treatment:
- Avoid having any alcohol the day before your treatment. This will help to minimize the chance of bruising.
- In the week before your treatment, try to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen or any other type of anti-inflammatory medication as this will also increase your risk of a bruise occurring.
- If you have been unwell with a cold virus, cold sore (herpes) or any other skin rash or condition, please phone the clinic to check if you should still attend your appointment. Your general medical health is important, and we are happy to reschedule your aesthetic treatment if necessary.
- After your treatment, please closely follow the aftercare advice given to you by your Medical Injector, and please do not apply anything else to the treatment area, unless previously discussed.