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Profhilo is an injectable anti-ageing treatment made from hyaluronic acid to address skin that is losing its elasticity and firmness with age. It is injected just below the surface of the skin where it disperses quickly and reacts with the tissue to instantly boost hydration.
It 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 emit 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.
An Effective Non-Surgical Treatment
Most skin care treatments that have proven to be effective usually involve a surgical process. Most of these treatments are not only critical but expensive as well. The Profhilo treatment, however, is excellent for your face and skin since it is non-surgical. Even though it is a non-surgical treatment, the results are worthwhile and have always been highly effective. This implies that Profhilo treatment is convenient for everyone and does not have any major side-effects.
Fights Skin Laxity
For anyone undergoing the problem of skin laxity, the Profhilo Treatment is known for its commendable performance in treating it. The treatment processes in a manner where collagen and elastin fibres are remodelled on the dermal matrix and counteract skin laxity instantly. This means that you would not have to experience skin laxity since this treatment would tighten your skin and make it appear as fresh as ever.
Improves skin quality
The Profhilo treatment offers a solution to numerous skin problems that we deal with, on a daily basis. For people who get wrinkles, crepiness, or loose skin, this treatment has proven to be exemplary. It removes wrinkles from your skin and makes it appear clear, spotless, and flawless. By tightening your skin, it lifts it and makes you look younger and fresher.
Targets problematic areas
Most people face issues on specific parts of their face, such as under eye wrinkles, crepey cheeks, or fine lines that surround the eyes. For instance, most smokers have smoker lines as well as fine lines that form around their mouth. The Prophilo treatment is excellent in targeting these areas and it ensures that each area is fully treated. Apart from this, it also caters to the needs of your neck or hands by tightening them and making them appear smooth as ever.
Improves your skin’s texture and its tone
Not only does the Profhilo treatment remove unwanted marks or dents from your skin but it also improves its texture by softening it. Moreover, Profhilo treatment is an ideal strategy to improve your skin tone. It cleans your skin by removing oils and burns you have had previously and improves your skin tone by exposing your original skin color. Overall, this treatment clears your skin, your skin tone, and the texture of your skin.
The Profhilo Treatment does wonders for your skin by restoring radiance, increasing its firmness and elasticity, and rehydrating it. It makes you feel fresh and young.
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 dull and dehydrated, with fine lines and wrinkles forming.
Profhilo contains one of the highest concentrations of stabilised 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 gives 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.
We offer a free consultation and skin analysis with your initial appointment. Everyone’s skin is different, so our therapist will take great care to tailor your treatment to your needs. You will have a patch test to ensure we can produce the safest, most effective results for your skin type.
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.
During Profhilo treatment, your desired body part will be injected with roughly 2ml of hyaluronic acid-based treatment in around five places. This is injected just below the skin layer where it quickly disperses and spreads throughout the skin, providing instant hydration.
After the treatment, it is recommended to avoid physical strain and sports for 24 hours. Please also avoid having further cosmetic procedures for 48 hours. It is not recommended to have a sauna or steam bath for the first few days either. It’s best to stay out of the sun if any bruising or prolonged swelling occurs.
Although Profhilo treatments can instantly rejuvenate and hydrate skin, it typically takes 4 to 6 weeks to work properly since the treatment injected requires some time to spread and trigger collagen and elastic production within your body. Since everybody is different, the time can vary between a month to two months.
As the medical aesthetics industry advances in technology and innovation, more and more options are available when it comes to choosing cosmetic injectables. Dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxing treatments have been used for years to rejuvenate the skin, but have you heard of a new treatment called Profhilo?
This advanced ‘beneath the skin’ hyaluronic acid-based bio-remodelling and moisturising treatment activates collagen, elastin and skin receptors to improve and restore firmness of the skin.
One of the highest concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid
Profhilo has a unique formulation which not only boosts and hydrates the skin, but also remodels ageing and sagging tissue rather than simply adding volume like traditional dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally produced by our body which promotes gorgeous, youthful and supple skin.
It can have a remodelling effect on the skin
Unlike traditional wrinkle relaxing treatments and dermal fillers, the unique formulation of Profhilo stimulates the skin receptors, and the high molecular weight hyaluronic acid in Profhilo counteracts skin laxity whilst remodelling the tissue, resulting in a lifting and tightening effect.
It has powerful hydrating properties
By precisely injecting ultra-pure hyaluronic acid, Profhilo acts in a way that dermal fillers may not, stimulating collagen and elastin and attracting water in the deeper layers of the skin. Results include the improvement of the skin’s texture, firmness and radiance in addition to the wrinkle erasing results. The powerful moisturising properties and unique hyaluronic acid formulation of Profhilo combat the signs of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst deeply hydrating the skin and restoring that beautiful youthful glow.
Profhilo is a versatile injectable treatment offering benefits to all ages
It is the perfect choice for those who are looking for a youth boost and do not want to have dermal filler or wrinkle relaxing treatments. In addition, it can be used in combination with additional aesthetic treatments as it acts directly on skin laxity and can also improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, pores and dull pigmented skin as part of a bespoke skin programme.
Profhilo can be used to treat different areas
Profhilo can be used on numerous areas such as the face, neck, decolletage, hands, arms and knees. The results of a Profhilo treatment can be experienced up to 6 months and consists of two treatments spaced four weeks apart with minimal to no downtime. With reduced number of sessions and number of injection sites, the discomfort is minimal.
Between; 45 mins -1 hour
There is no downtime with Profhilo. However, it’s advisable to avoid alcohol, aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication in the 24 hours prior to the treatment. Vitamin C and Vitamin E can also increase the likelihood of bruising, but it is fine to use 48 hours after.
Immediately afterwards, it’s important to avoid wearing make-up and strenuous exercise such as going to the gym, swimming or extreme sports and hot steam rooms and saunas for at least 24 hours.
DURATION OF RESULTS
Longevity does vary between individuals, but results are expected to be gained over a period of 4-6 weeks and last for approximately 6 months. If you choose not to maintain the results with further treatment, your skin will return to its pre-treatment state over time. Most people can continue with normal activities.
Profhilo is currently the only product capable of stimulating your natural production of all four types of collagen and elastin – these vital substances which are lost from the skin as we age. So it is accurate to say that it can effectively cure certain kinds of wrinkles from within the skin, by boosting and utilising your natural processes.
During the Profhilo treatment we inject the product using very fine needles in five specific points on the face that Profhilo call the Bio Aesthetic Points (BAPs).
The BAP technique is seen as the optimum method for placement of the HA for the lower face. It allows the treatment to be effective and simple, reducing the chance of pain, bruising or haematoma at the injection site.
Once injected, the product immediately starts spreading due to the high concentration of HA and its cohesive nature. It flows and distributes itself evenly, rather than remaining where it is placed, naturally and without resistance integrating within your skin’s existing tissue.
It has been reported that from the age of about twenty, each year we lose around 1% of the collagen and elastin from our skin tissue. As a result of this gradual depletion, the skin becomes thinner and as the time goes by it has less and less of its youthful ‘bounce’.
Profhilo is especially effective at treating loose skin in the neck, cheek and jowls as well as other areas usually considered difficult to treat with injectable products, such as the:
Such side effects will only be mild and redness will appear for some time such as erythema (redness), pain, itching, discolouration or tenderness at the injection site.
For most patients, we recommend an initial course of two treatment sessions, with an interval of one month between sessions.
We may then recommend top-up and maintenance sessions, depending on your body’s response to the initial treatment.
You should notice the results of the treatment – increased firmness, elasticity and an overall improved quality of your skin – lasting around six months.
However, other factors can affect the results, including the degree of correction needed, your age and lifestyle and your skin’s natural ageing process.
If it was free natural HA it could be considered too concentrated, but there is a slow and long lasting release of the natural HA owing to the hybrid cooperative complexes . This is also the explanation for the different biological behaviour with respect to H-HA and L-HA alone.
Profhilo works in a course of 2 or 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart. On the face, only 5 injection points are necessary on each side of the face to give maximum results.
Profhilo acts as a hydrator rather than a filler. It is injected just under the surface of the skin, where it disperses quickly (due to the lack of BDDE cross-linking agent) and reacts with your own tissues to instantly boost hydration. Over the following 4 weeks, phase 2 will boost collagen and elastin production within the dermis. This helps to give the skin a youthful, plump, smooth and firm appearance.
Profhilo can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other dermal fillers, laser treatments or Botox as part of a holistic approach to skin remodelling and revitalisation.
We use Profhilo to create an airbrushed skin effect on patients of all ages. It is especially popular with patients over the age of 30.
If you are not happy with your skin laxity, have crêpey or thin skin as well as other visible signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, you could be suitable for Profhilo.
What is Profhilo like to have done? As Profhilo is injected just under the skin using very fine needles in pre-determined points, it is relatively painless; you may feel a short sting or scratch, but this is short-lived. Patients can opt for topical pain relief or anaesthetic before a Profhilo treatment, but it is usually not needed.
The procedure is very quick, taking only about 10 minutes.
You will need to avoid excessive sunlight for 48 hours after Profhilo® and wear a high SPF sunscreen.
It’s important to know that if you expose your skin to the sun, this will only have a detrimental effect on your skin quality and hydration. Investing in good habits such as wearing SPF and a wide-brimmed hat when going into extreme sunlight, as well as having regular treatments such as Profhilo® will help your skin hugely, in the long-run.
There are no long-term side-effects with Profhilo as it is metabolised by the body completely. The risk of any allergic reaction is substantially reduced due to the lack of any synthetic chemicals such as BDDE.
Some people can experience some redness, slight bruising, tenderness and possible itching at the injection sites, but these will subside in a few hours to a day and are totally natural.
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