What is Profhilo®?
It is a revolutionary type of injectable rejuvenation treatment that deeply hydrates and lifts the skin. Unlike dermal fillers, it is not designed to add volume to the skin or restrict movement in the facial muscles. Instead, this anti-ageing hydration treatment contains high levels of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound, which helps improve tone, texture and elasticity.
Who can benefit of Profhilo®?
As we age, the presence of hyaluronic acid in the skin naturally starts to drop, which causes the skin to lose its natural firmness and elasticity. Most people begin to see the effects of hyaluronic acid depletion as they reach their 30s – and Profhilo® is the perfect treatment for anyone looking to counteract this.
Which areas can be treated?
Profhilo® is usually injected into the skin in five key facial areas: the tops of cheeks, side of the face, lines around the mouth, nasolabial folds and laughter lines. It can also be used to improve the appearance of the skin around the neck, chest, hands and knees.
How many sessions do you need?
To get the best out of Profhilo®, you need 2 to 3 sessions with an interval of 4 weeks. As for the results, they are gradual and some people may witness the difference within a week or two. Yet, the best outcome of the treatment will be visible 4 weeks after the 2nd treatment. The magical effect of Profhilo lasts for up to 1 year and it may differ between one person & another. Looking after your skin by protecting it from the sun, following a good skincare routine, drinking lots of water and avoiding smoking and alcohol, may help to maintain your results for longer.
Oh YES it is! It is made of natural Hyaluronic Acid without the addition of chemical agents, which reduces the risk of reactions. Moreover, there is no downtime associated with this treatment and you should be able to return to work straight away.
Dos & don’ts before & after the treatment
Before Profhilo® treatment
For at least 24 hours before the treatment, you should avoid drinking alcohol and taking anti-inflammatories or Aspirin. You should consult your doctor beforehand if you are taking these for an ongoing medical condition.
After Profhilo® treatment
After the treatment, avoid wearing makeup and going to the gym, sauna or steam room for at least 24 hours. You should also avoid rubbing the injection area for 2 days post treatment.
You may experience a little bruising and inflammation where the needle has punctured the skin, but this will naturally disappear after a while, just as any bruise would.