Profhilo

The first of its kind, Profhilo® is a revolutionary ‘beneath the skin’ hyaluronic acid moisturising treatment, made with the patented NAHYCO® technology.

One of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market, Profhilo not only boosts and hydrates the skin, but also remodels ageing and sagging tissue. The most common areas of treatment include the face and neck and can also be used for the décolletage, hands, arms, knees and abdomen area where it would effectively treat skin laxity. The treatment is suitable for men and women as well as offering skin benefits for patients of all ages.

This results in a unique hyaluronic acid injectable gel, which has a prolonged stimulating activity on the dermal cells. When injected into skin, Profhilo stimulates the skin cell receptors to counteract skin laxity and improve and restore firmness of the skin. Rather than just plumping and filling wrinkles, the slow release of hyaluronic acid by Profhilo stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, in turn improving skin tone, hydration and the appearance of fine lines. The result is vastly improved skin quality lasting for up to 6 months.

 

How does Profhilo work?

Ultra-pure hyaluronic acid is precisely injected into the area being treated. Unlike wrinkle reducing and dermal filler treatments, Profhilo stimulates collagen and elastin, attracting water in the deeper layers of the skin.

As a stabilised product, the activity on dermal cells will last longer than that of a non-stabilised gel. During this time the stimulation of four different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slow release of hyaluronic acid.

The stimulation results in significant tissue improvement. Therefore we cannot say that Profhilo is a skin booster as it also has a significant tightening / lifting effect on the tissue.

HA is hydrophilic, meaning it draws and holds water from your body, so Profhilo acts as a hydrator rather than a filler. This makes it fantastic for those with tired, dull-looking skin, transforming it into firm and luminous skin. This effect takes place within 3-5 days of treatment.

Over the next few weeks collagen and elastin production is stimulated, producing a secondary effect of skin tightening. This is useful because levels of collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic Acid in the skin rapidly drop from the age of 30, resulting in signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and lacklustre skin. Profhilo acts to reverse some of these changes. The maximum effect of Profhilo is usually seen 2 months after the second treatment.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PROFHILO?

Treatment with Profhilo improves skin tone, texture, hydration and overall radiance.  It can help to increase firmness and elasticity and promote healthier and softer-looking skin. Profhilo is most commonly used for facial areas, but can also be used to rejuvenating the neck, decollete, arms, knees and hands.

WHAT DOES PROFHILO TREATMENT INVOLVE?

Profhilo is injected just below the skin’s surface on the target areas. Generally these are adminstered over 2 sessions and spaced 4 weeks apart. After injection the liquid disperses quickly beneath the skin to improve hydration. Profhilo is absorbed within a 2cm radius of the injection site therefore to treat the average facial area only 10 injection would generally be needed.

A single course of Profhilo involves 2 injectable treatments 4 weeks apart, after which you can expect to see an intense hydration. It makes the skin glow, fine lines can disappear and you’ll notice smoother, tighter skin. Courses of two treatments can be repeated every six months as needed to maintain the results.

WHAT ABOUT RECOVERY?

Following Profhilo treatment the downtime is minimal and you should be able to return to ‘light’ daily activities immediately after your procedure.  However, we recommend that you avoid strenuous activities or sports on the first day after treatment and don’t have a sauna or steamy bath for the first few days.  You should also avoid UV light exposure for the first few days after treatment.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE-EFFECTS?

As with all non-surgical aesthetic treatments there is a risk of side-effects, such as minor bruising or swelling at the injection sites. These do not usually occur though generally subside quickly if and when they do.

Profhilo is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or people who are allergic to Hyaluronic Acid.

BEFORE & AFTERS

To find out which treatments Derma Aesthetics Clinic has to offer then check out our treatments page. However, to find out which treatments are best for you, or to book a consultation contact us on 01277 213 980.  Alternatively, you can contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

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