Profhilo is an injectable anti-ageing treatment made from hyaluronic acid for skin that is losing its elasticity and firmness with age.
What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is an award-winning treatment and innovative approach to anti-aging. Profhilo is an injectable anti-ageing treatment made from hyaluronic acid for skin that is losing its elasticity and firmness with age. Unlike traditional dermal fillers that are developed to provide lift and volume where they are injected, Profhilo spreads throughout the lower layers of the skin to cover a wide area to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, provide firmness and volume to the skin, improve skin tone and texture and may lead to healthier skin. It can be used on the face, neck, decollete, arms, hands and knees, or any part of your body where the skin shows visible signs of ageing. There is an immediately noticeable improvement in skin tone, hydration as well as firmness, and lines are minimized. The most commonly treated area is the face, often by using a specifically devised treatment technique of injecting 5 Bio Aesthetic Points each side of the face for the best results, minimal discomfort and a strong emphasis on safety by avoiding important structures and blood vessels. Hyaluronic acid is best known as a ‘filler’ and is usually used to give volume to lips or to contour other areas of the face. Profhilo differs from the usual fillers in a number of ways due to its structure which allows it to flow over an extended area to boost hydration and smooth or ‘remodel’ the skin.
How does Profhilo work?
Unlike the vast majority of dermal fillers that are cross-linked using chemical agents, Profhilo is thermally stabilized and consists of a high and lower molecular weight hyaluronic acid. The low molecular weight portion is responsible for hydration and stimulating the formation of new collagen and elastin within the skin whereas the high molecular weight component provides support and a scaffolding action.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance produced in our body, found in skin, joints and other connective tissue. Its role is to retain moisture in the body and aid collagen production. It can hold 1000 times its weight in water which makes it ideal for binding moisture in the skin. With age, however, hyaluronic acid production slows and the skin looks duller and dehydrated, with fine lines and wrinkles forming.
Profhilo contains one of the highest concentrations of stabilized hyaluronic acid on the market. Because it is thermally bonded and not chemically bonded it acts as a hydrator not a filler. It is injected just underneath the surface of the skin where it disperses quickly and reacts with your own tissue to instantly boost hydration. Over the next four weeks phase two kick in as it goes to work boosting elastin and collagen production. This effectively remodels the skin and giving it a plumper, smoother and firmer appearance.
Due to its gel like consistency Profhilo distributes smoothly and evenly without the formation of any lumps – a potential risk with traditional fillers. This means it can be used on areas which are difficult to treat with traditional fillers, such as the neck and forehead.
Even though Profhilo is made of Hyaluronic Acid, it is not for adding volume but rather for enhancing skin tone, texture, elasticity and hydration.
A visible, and sometimes dramatic, improvement in skin condition can be seen after just 2 sessions, a month apart, and only 5 injection points on each side of the face. The results last 6-9 months. The maintenance is one top up treatment every 6-9 months.
Profhilo is injected just under the skin using very fine needles in pre-determined points. It is relatively painless and there is usually no need for topical pain relief creams prior to treatment.
Often called a 'lunchtime facial treatment', PROFHILO is a quick treatment. The treatment itself is very quick, taking only about 10 minutes with no downtime.
On the face only five injection points are necessary on each side of the face to give maximum results.
Yes, the effects of Profhilo are subtle but immediate. You will see a difference straight away after the first treatment with skin looking brighter and smoother. As time goes on these effects are enhanced.
Even though Profhilo is a hyaluronic acid injection, it’s consistency and application differs to that of Dermal Fillers, and hence it does not add volume. Dermal Fillers do not hydrate the skin in the same way that Profhilo does; Profhilo is directly treating the tone, texture and overall condition of the skin, super important for an overall more youthful appearance. The two treatments work well together.
Due to Profhilo's high purity and absence of additives, this treatment offers greater safety and therefore reduced side effects of swelling and bruising. There is little to no downtime required following treatment with PROFHILO allowing patients to continue with work and daily activities immediately after treatment.
There are no long-term side effects. Profhilo is metabolised by the body completely.
No allergy test is required prior to treatment. The risk of allergic reactions is substantially reduced because Profhilo does not contain any synthetic chemicals which some people might react to.
Some people may experience redness, slight bruising, tenderness as well as itching at the injection sites but these were temporary and should resolve within a few hours to a day.
Launched in the UK in 2016, Profhilo has already won an Aesthetic Award as the Most Innovative Treatment in 2016, and was Highly Commended in 2017.
Are you a good candidate for Profhilo?
- You are above 30 years old
- You’re noticing a change in the texture of your skin: loss of elasticity, fine lines, ‘crepey’ skin
- Your skin lacks hydration and that youthful radiance it once had