What is Profhilo®?
Profhilo is new development in the treatment of skin laxity using hyaluronic acid (HA) injections.
It is currently the only product available that stimulates the production of the essential substances lost from our skin as we age and which result in skin laxity and other signs of ageing.
Profhilo is especially effective at treating loose skin in the cheek and jowls as well as other areas usually considered difficult to treat with injectable products, such as the:
- inner arms and
As an injectable product, Profhilo is based on hyaluronic acid (HA) – the same substance used in dermal fillers.
However, Profhilo is not a filler.
After injection, it only remains in place for a relatively short time (up to 28 days). It is then fully, naturally and safely broken down by the body and eliminated.
While in place, it stimulates and significantly improves the body’s existing, natural processes for regenerating skin tissue.
How does Profhilo work?
While Profhilo is based on pure hyaluronic acid (HA) technology, it’s more of a ‘skin booster’ than a filler.
As the only skin remodelling product to hydrate the skin as well as stimulate all four types of collagen and elastin, Profhilo may also be described as a ‘bio-rejuvenator’ or ‘bio- revitaliser’.
The patented technology behind Profhilo allows it to maintain its stability without the use of chemicals (BDDE cross-linking agents) found in other HA-based products.
Profhilo also has one of the highest concentrations of HA for any product on the market (64mg / 2ml).
Being free from additives as well as having a high level of purity make it safer and reduce the chance of side effects.
These benefits are enhanced by the specialised BAP injection technique that we will use during the treatment session.
How Profhilo can help prevent wrinkles
Profhilo is an excellent option for the early prevention of lines, wrinkles and loss of volume.
From the age of about twenty, each year we lose around 1% of the collagen and elastin from our skin tissue.
Collagen and elastin are the building blocks that give the skin its plumped-up, healthy appearance.
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’.
Prevention, of course, is always better than cure.
So taking action early helps to keep lines, wrinkles and loose skin from forming too soon, and may help treatment results to last longer.
And by maintaining good skin health, it also means you’re likely to need fewer treatments in the future.
What happens during the treatment?
During the 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. 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.
How long do the results last?
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.
How many treatments will I need?
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.
Are there any side effects?
If there are any side effects, such as erythema (redness), pain, itching, discolouration or tenderness at the injection site, these should be mild and will quickly fade.
Is Profhilo suitable for everyone?
Profhilo is suitable for anyone who is looking for treatment for the signs of ageing skin and who:
- does not have hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid
- is not pregnant or breastfeeding.
Profhilo can also be combined with other treatments such as dermal fillers, to further enhance results.
Before and after Profhilo
Before and after examples of Profhilo skin remodelling treatment
One of our top priorities at River Aesthetics is your comfort and enjoyment of your treatments.
For more information about whether you can have the treatment, the costs or to book an appointment give us a call on 01590 024060 to speak to an expert.