Profhilo

Smooth and tighten skin using a treatment that stimulates collagen production naturally

Profhilo is not a filler but an incredibly effective remodelling injectable for smoothing and tightening the skin. It stimulates collagen production naturally and provides a deep long-lasting hydration giving the skin a glowing natural look.

Although the majority of dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, Profhilo is not a dermal filler. The molecule chains of both high and low molecular weight non-animal hyaluronic acid are thermally stabilised and fused together creating a unique patented hybrid complex, to form a gel which spreads and becomes integrated into the skin.

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Profhilo

Frequently asked questions

Profhilo is not a filler but an incredibly effective remodelling injectable used to stimulates collagen production naturally.

The molecule chains of both high and low molecular weight non-animal hyaluronic acid are thermally stabilised and fused together creating a unique patented hybrid complex, to form a gel which spreads and becomes integrated into the skin.

Profhilo is used to treat skin laxity and improve skin quality. It can be used to treat skin laxity and skin quality, almost anywhere, common indications include;

  • The face
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Hands
  • Inner arms

Generally, patients report an overall improvement in skin hydration, brightness, smoothness and firmness.

Anaesthetic cannot be used and is not necessary for this treatment. The injections sting briefly, but patients generally report only a mild discomfort.

After the treatment, you may experience some tenderness for the first 24 – 72 hours.

  • All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment, so please come ‘fresh faced’ if possible.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol 2 days prior.
  • The following can contribute to bruising and so are best avoided 24 hours before the treatment:
      • Aspirin
      • Ibuprofen
      • St. John’s Wort
      • Fish oils
      • Ginkgo Biloba
      • Vitamins C and E
  • Treatment cannot be administered if there is an active skin infection, including acne or cold sores or if you are unwell- including colds, coughs, sore throats etc. Contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.
  • Do not schedule treatment when you have other procedures planned, without first discussing with your clinician. This includes, but is not limited to; massage, facials, dental appointments and surgery.

Most people can continue with normal activities. Some will have some redness, pin prick marks. Bruising is possible. The product is injected in small ‘deposits’, you may be able to see them initially, but they settle usually within hours. It may be possible to feel the product where it has been injected under the skin. It will settle, there is no need to massage.

  • Make-up should not be worn for 12 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol and vigorous exercise for 48 hours.
  • Avoid sun bathing, and extremes of heat or cold for 14 days post treatment.
  • Any bruising may take a few days to appear, arnica can be helpful in clearing bruising. It is advisable to avoid aspirin and alcohol for 12 – 48 hours after treatment.
  • Tenderness should settle as swelling and bruising goes down.

Profhilo is injected into the skin in a specific pattern depending on the area to be treated. Two treatments are required, 4 weeks apart. The first to stimulate, the second to ‘boost’ and ensure longevity. In some cases and depending on your initial skin quality, you may benefit from a third treatment, typically 8 weeks from your second treatment.

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 patients choose not to maintain the results with further treatment, skin will return to its pre-treatment state over time.

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