Profhilo® is an EXCLUSIVE skin remodelling treatment that will give you visible results in just 2 visits. This revolutionary NEW treatment to rival dermal fillers takes less than ten minutes to complete, with five injection points into your area of concern.It works by stimulating four different types of collagen and elastin due to the slow release of hyaluronic acid, and it is this stimulation that results in significant improvement of tissue quality.
Why should I have this treatment?
We start losing a significant amount of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid after we reach 30, and it is at this age that we start to consider preventative treatments.
This is the time when many people would consider their first anti-wrinkle injections as the first lines start to appear.
If you feel your facial tissue quality has dropped significantly, and that you may look older for your age, but are not ready for dermal fillers yet, Profhilo® may be the best treatment for you.
Profhilo® is not a filler – It is a new Hyaluronic Acid gel, one of the latest innovations to treat the skin laxity by skin bio-remodelling.
What results can I expect?
After just a single course of Profhilo®, which involves two injectable treatments four weeks apart, clients can expect to see an intense hydration.
It makes the skin glow and fine lines can disappear. You’ll notice smoother, tighter skin.
Even for those clients with very wrinkled skin, an improvement in the texture is undeniable. The treatment can be repeated after six months in cases where more repair is desired.
How does Profhilo® work?
Profhilo® uses stable, hybrid cooperative complexes of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) at high and low molecular weights which creates a unique concentration of PURE Hyaluronic Acid to the market (64mg in 2ml, injectable with a 29g TW needle).
The hybrid cooperative complexes generate a dual action, owing to a slow, long-lasting release of high and low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid.
Thanks to the unique characteristics of Profhilo®, remodelling skin laxity is possible in just two sessions by injecting into in the superficial subcutaneous layer of the skin.
There’s a one-month interval between each treatment.
Profhilo® may be injected using all aesthetic techniques, according to the suggested injection layer:
* Hydrating and stimulating action, related to low molecular weight (L-HA) HYDRO2.
* Dermal scaffold action (support), related to high molecular weight (H-HA) LIFT3.
What is Profhilo®?
Will my face look lumpy after the Profhilo® has been injected and how long might this last for?
Following on from Profhilo® there is the chance that localised lumps can form where each of the injection sites have been. These lumps will subside usually within 4-6 hours after the treatment but they can last up to 24 hours. Not every client gets these swellings and if you have had treatment and are concerned please do give us a call.
How long will the treatment last for?
Patients can expect increased firmness, elasticity and an overall improved quality of the skin for up to six months.
Will people be able to tell I've 'had work done'?
Most people were complimented on how fresh they looked, but hardly ever asked what they had done. Where lifting occurs, some people might notice this but it is a softer, more natural approach than some injectables.
What if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
We do not recommend that you have any injectable treatments if you suspect or can confirm that you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What can I do to ensure I get the best results from my injectable treatments?
Here are a few tips to optimise the outcome of your treatment:- Avoid having any alcohol the day before your treatment. This will help to minimize the chance of bruising.- In the week before your treatment, try to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen or any other type of anti-inflammatory medication as this will also increase your risk of a bruise occurring.For Botox – please do not plan to have any other facial treatments (peels, facials, waxing, threading, semi-permanent makeup) for a week following your treatment. It is ok to have these treatments at any time before your Botox visit.
For Dermal Fillers – please do not plan to have any other skin treatments (peels, facials, microdermabrasion, micro needling) for 1 week prior and 2 weeks after your dermal filler treatment.
If you have been unwell with a cold virus, cold sore (herpes) or any other skin rash or condition, please phone the clinic to check if you should still attend your appointment. Your general medical health is important, and we are happy to reschedule your aesthetic treatment if necessary.
After your treatment, please closely follow the aftercare advice given to you by your Medical Injector, and please do not apply anything else to the treatment area, unless previously discussed.
Is there any downtime after treatment?
The downtime is minimal. When injected using the five-point technique on each side of the face, each insertion is immediately noticeable. However, they start diffusing very quickly and they disappear completely by the next day.After the treatment, it is recommended to avoid strenuous physical activity and sports for 24 hours. Please also avoid having further cosmetic procedures for 48 hours.It is not recommended to have a sauna or steamy bath for the first few days either. It’s best to stay out of the sun if any bruising or prolonged swelling occurs.
Will there be any side effects?
Profhilo® was launched in February 2015 in Italy and has been used worldwide ever since. Over 150,000 patients have been treated so far with no adverse reactions reported. From a safety perspective, Profhilo® is highly biocompatible. That’s because it is made from ultrapure, natural Hyaluronic Acid which is very well tolerated by the skin.
After your treatment, the common effects are mild redness, slight swelling and possible bruising. The treatment area may feel tender to touch and all of these effects are normal, will subside in a few days, but may last up to a week. Each day everything should improve slightly and the area should look more normal and feel better.It is very uncommon to have any serious side effects, however if you do experience any of the following, please call the clinic immediately, or if after hours, seek help from a GP or A&E:- swelling that is getting worse as time passes- increase in pain and getting more severe with time- skin feeling hot, redness increasing and becoming worse in time- skin near the treatment area or along the side of the nose looking pale/white or greyish in colour on the day or day after the treatment, and pain increasing in this area- generally feeling unwell in the days following your treatment
Is the treatment safe?
Yes! The product is safe and is stabilised without the addition of chemical cross-linking agents. This reduces the risk of adverse reactions. The product has also won numerous awards.In addition, our Medical Injectors are experienced with all aspects of HA Dermal Fillers and the type of results that can be achieved. Dermal filler treatment is not ‘one size fits all’, and the injector will discuss the best ‘look’ for you in your bespoke, detailed consultation. We can assure you that your treatment will be delivered safely, and in accordance with your wishes based on a thorough consultation. Dermal Fillers are a popular treatment because most people are really happy with the results.
"I have been seeing Dr Joe at Medfacials he has helped me rejuvenate my skin giving me a more fresher younger look. I am so pleased with the results, he gives excellent advice & what is right for me personalising the treatments I have to suit my needs. I cannot recommend Profhilo enough wonderful, giving natural results. I also have Botox & recently tried lip fillers which I absolutely love. I trust & have complete confidence in Dr Joe & highly recommend Medfacials to anyone."