What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is a Hyaluronic acid based product which opens up a new category of injectable treatments – bioremodelling – setting it apart from dermal fillers. This means it promotes two distinct effects in the treatment area; a bioregenerating action which stimulates the body’s own Hyaluronic acid production and elastin; and a tightening effect, counteracting skin laxity and remodelling the face.
Whereas conventional dermal filler products are aimed at restoring lost volume in specific areas, Profhilo is not designed to plump or add volume. Instead, Profhilo is designed to repair the scaffolding under the skin in order to remodel the skins structure, treating skin laxity and restoring firmness over a larger area. Overall, clients can usually expect increased firmness, hydration and elasticity giving overall improved quality of skin, with effects lasting around 6 months.
Areas treated with Profhilo
Profhilo has been developed with an exclusive injection technique, customisable for each client. Up to 5 specific injection points on either side of the face can be used. Each point is known as a bioaesthetic point, and identifying these points for injection with Profhilo is known as the bioaesthetic point (BAP) technique. These five points are in the most anatomically receptive areas of the face, and when used together, allow the treatment to take maximal effect-mainly in the mid and lower face.
Profhilo is also used with good results on the upper arms, neck, chest and hands.
2 treatments are recommended, one month apart. Each session is priced below. It is recommended to repeat this every 6 months.
- First Session (2ml) £300
- Second Session (2ml) £300
When both sessions are paid for upfront, the total is reduced to £550.
What is Hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in almost all living organisms. It binds water and can act as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints. It is also important for the transport of nutrients and in regulating water balance in skin.
How does Hyaluronic acid work?
By boosting the skin’s supply of Hyaluronic acid, Hyaluronic acid products revitalise the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Hyaluronic acid products are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.
How does Profhilo differ from other Dermal Filler products?
Profhilo has one of the highest concentrations of Hyaluronic acid on the market. Uniquely, it is stabilised using a thermal process, meaning it does not use BDDE or any other chemical agents. It’s production process results in a low inflammatory response when injected, and extensive spreadability, allowing a small amount, strategically injected, to produce the desired result over a larger area.
What does Profhilo treatment involve?
During the initial consultation at Face Clinic London, your doctor will discuss your treatment expectations. After discussion of what you wish to achieve and assessment of your treatment needs, the doctor will advise if Profhilo is suitable for you.
After the consultation, and if you are happy to proceed, your doctor will help you complete a medical history form and you will need to sign a consent form before treatment can progress.
Profhilo is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. Profhilo improves the elasticity and texture of skin, restoring and maintaining the skins hydrobalance.
The treatment is quick, typically taking about 30 minutes. Treatment with Profhilo does not affect facial expression and the benefits can normally be seen over the following days.
Profhilo products are biodegradable, which means they will naturally disappear in the body. To ensure an optimal and long lasting result, a top-up treatment is recommended 4-6 months after your initial Profhilo treatment.
Downtime following a treatment is minimal, and many clients are able to return straight to work. After Profhilo treatment some reactions might occur, these include; slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain and tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. They typically resolve spontaneously within one or two days.
How long does a Profhilo treatment last?
One of the great advantages of Profhilo treatment is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, skin condition lifestyle and age. After the initial treatment, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 4-6 months depending on the treatment.
Can everybody use Profhilo?
Profhilo should not be used in or near areas where there is or has been skin disease, inflammation or skin related problems. Profhilo has not been tested in pregnant or breast-feeding women. Individuals with medical conditions that lower the body’s immune response or individuals undergoing therapy that is immunosuppressive may be more prone to infection by a skin injection procedure.
During your pre-treatment consultation, you should thoroughly discuss your medical history with the doctor at Face Clinic London.
Does Profhilo treatment need pain relief?
Generally, pain relief is not necessary when injecting into the skin with Profhilo. Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. A local anaesthetic cream can be applied to the area for a more comfortable treatment experience.
Are there any risks with Profhilo?
Profhilo has proved itself with an excellent safety record since its launch in 2015. Product related reactions are rare. There are some injection related reactions which may occur after any injection; they typically resolve spontaneously a few days after injection to the skin or within a week after injection into the lips. These reactions include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Please note – to select a Profhilo treatment when booking online, you would need to select ‘Dermal Fillers’ when first indicating which treatment you are interested in. If this is not clear, please contact us directly via phone or email – this treatment requires at least 45 minutes.
*(Consultations: £50 – redeemable against treatment or purchase.)