What is Profhilo?
It’s not a dermal filler, it’s not Botox. Profhilo is an entirely new category of injectable hyaluronic acid treatment and it’s taking the aesthetic industry by storm.
Profhilo has been the secret weapon of beauty insiders and beauty editors for a little while now; promoting radiance and hydration as well as correcting wrinkled skin, so it’s easy to see why beauty journalists are raving about it.
So, what is Profhilo?
The Profhilo treatment is made of injectable hyaluronic acid (much like a dermal filler) which improves skin quality and treat skin laxity. Profhilo is produced in a special way which means not only does it hydrate and act like scaffolding within the skin.
It is not a replacement for fillers and Botox and can be used in combination with these other treatments or as a stand-alone treatment. Profhilo is working on the skin quality rather than the muscle movement which cause wrinkles (Botox treats this) or for the loss of volume in the fat pads and filling specific lines (fillers treat these concerns).
How does Profhilo work?
Profhilo uses an incredibly pure form of synthetic hyaluronic acid which is injected strategically into the upper layers of the skin with a very small needle. Unlike hyaluronic acid used in filler treatments, this hyaluronic acid is very runny (think honey-like) which effortlessly disperses into the skin where it has a ‘scaffolding’ action on the tissues, hydrates and begins its bio-remodelling process to improve skin laxity.
How long does Profhilo take to work?
The results aren’t immediate as profhilo is a 2-part treatment; each session is 30 days apart from one another. In those 30 days after each session, your skin works hard, producing new, bouncy collagen and elastin to give your skin a firmer, smoother, plumper complexion. Full results are seen only after the second session as your skin produces more and more collagen and elastin, however, changes are often noticed after the first session.
What is the difference between Profhilo and dermal filler?
The only similarity between dermal fillers and Profhilo is that they’re both made from hyaluronic acid which is injected into your tissues.
Fillers are quite a thick hyaluronic acid gels used to restore volume and definition to areas such as cheeks and lips, as well as smooth out specific wrinkles such as nose-to-mouth lines.
What do I look like after the Profhilo treatment?
There is no downtime; immediately after the procedure, you can see small bumps, much like an insect bite or bee sting, at the site of the injection. These are very easy to cover usually and can take up to 24 hours to settle.
The innovative injection technique used during a Profhilo treatment means that only 5 small injections are needed each side of the face meaning that the treatment is quick and comfortable.
Is Profhilo safe?
The profhilo treatment is biocompatible due to its pure grade hyaluronic acid which is free of additives, therefore reducing side effects and offering greater safety. To date, over a million Profhilo treatments have been administered all over the world and nobody has had a serious reaction to the treatment.
Despite the incredibly high hyaluronic acid content is has a low inflammatory profile, pro-healing properties and is backed by clinical studies.
If you would like to learn more about the profhilo treatment and if it would be suitable for your skin concerns, please don’t hesitate to book a consultation with one of our practitioners.
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