Profhilo delivers quick and long-lasting results for skin laxity, boosting and hydrating the skin as well as remodelling ageing and sagging tissue.
Since its launch in 2015, it has become one of the most popular anti-ageing, skin-remodelling treatments worldwide.
Profhilo is also one of the safest injection treatments, due to its unique patented technology and high biocompatibility.
Using ultra-pure, natural hyaluronic acid (HA), which is stabilised without adding synthetic chemical cross-linking agents, it has a significantly reduced risk of adverse reaction.
Profhilo is effective on its own or in combination with other aesthetics treatments, offering a more subtle approach than traditional volume-enhancing dermal fillers.
What does Profhilo treat?
Profhilo can treat skin laxity, dehydrated skin, and loss of volume and elasticity in the:
- perioral area
- hands and arms
Who is it for?
If you are starting to notice the first signs of ageing skin and you are suitable for dermal filler treatment, Profhilo might be the ideal solution for you.
If you have more noticeable skin laxity, with deeper lines and wrinkles, you may have better results by combining Profhilo with other skin rejuvenation treatments.
How does it work?
After injection into the skin, Profhilo starts to work immediately.
Its unique structure allows it to flow freely through the subcutaneous tissue and dermis in the target areas, creating volume evenly over the following 24 to 48 hours.
This gives Profhilo a significant advantage over other filler treatments, as the product doesn’t form into lumps or nodules that need to be massaged to help create the desired result.
The product remains in the skin for about 28 days, in which time it continues to stimulate the production collagen and elastin by slowly releasing the HA.
This creates both a ‘dermal scaffold’ that tightens and lifts the skin, while also boosting skin tissue quality through HA’s hydrating and stimulating action.
The BAP technique
For treating areas in the lower face (the malar and sub-malar areas), we inject the product in five specific points – the Bio Aesthetic Points (BAPs) – that help to optimise placement of the HA.
The BAP technique is unique to Profhilo because of its high ‘spreadability’. It makes the treatment more comfortable for you, as only 5 injection points are needed either side of the face, meaning fewer side effects and less downtime
It also makes the injection part of the procedure quicker, as it only takes about 10 minutes.
Are there any side effects?
As with any injection treatment, minor risks or side effects are possible. These include bruising, swelling, allergic reaction, infection and nerve damage.
However, with a procedure involving fewer injection points and a more biocompatible product, Profhilo has worked to minimise downtime from this treatment.
Immediately after injection, you will be able to feel the product but it will start to diffuse very quickly and feel softer by the following day.
Any slight bruising or swelling should disappear in a short time, but we do recommend that after treatment you
- avoid strenuous physical exercise for 24 hours
- do not have other cosmetic procedures for 48 hours.
- do not have a sauna or steamy bath for the first few days
- avoid sun or UV light exposure if bruising or prolonged swelling occurs.
When will I see results?
For better and longer-lasting results, we recommend you have 2 Profhilo treatments, 4 weeks apart.
The improvements to the quality of your skin, and the lifting and tightening effect, develop subtly over several weeks.
While you may see an improvement immediately after the first treatment, the best results are visible around 4 weeks after the second treatment.
After 8 weeks, your skin will also appear more hydrated, healthy and youthful.
How long do results last?
The improvements to the firmness, elasticity and overall quality of your skin should last up to 6 months.