What is Profhilo?

Profhilo is the little heard of, yet most amazing skin treatment of 2019! Less daunting than Botox, and less extreme than fillers, it is essentially moisturiser in a jab.

Profhilo is an injectable anti-ageing treatment containing one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market. It is used for skin that is losing elasticity and firmness with age.

Rather than just plumping and filling wrinkles, the slow release of Hyaluronic Acid by Profhilo stimulates the production of collagen and elastin therefore improving skin tone, hydration and the appearance of fine lines. This improved skin quality can last for up to six months.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance produced in our body. It is found in skin joints and other connective tissue. Its role in our bodies is to retain moisture and aid collagen production.

The structure of Profhilo allows it to flow over an extended area to boost hydration and smooth or ‘remodel’ the skin. Olivia Falcon of The Times newspaper likened it to applying the most flattering Instagram filter to your skin.

There is an immediately noticeable improvement in skin tone, hydration as well as firmness, and lines are minimised.

How Profhilo works

Profhilo can hold 1000 times its weight in water, making it perfect for binding moisture in the skin. As you grow older, hyaluronic acid (HA) production slows and the skin looks duller and dehydrated, giving your skin a boost of HA can instantly improve radiance. Once injected, Profhilo disperses quickly and reacts with your skin to boost hydration.

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, décolleté, arms, knees and hands.

The Treatment

Profhilo contains one of the highest concentrations of stabilised hyaluronic acid on the market. Because it is thermally bonded and not chemically bonded it acts as a hydrator not a filler. Profhilo is injected just under the skin using very fine needles. It is relatively painless and quick - with the treatment only taking about 10 minutes.

Profhilo disperses quickly and reacts with your own tissue to instantly boost hydration. Its consistency means it doesn’t form any lumps which is a potential risk with traditional fillers. It can also be used on more difficult to treat areas like the neck.

Immediately after treatment you should avoid wearing make-up, and avoid sports, swimming and any other strenuous physical activity for 24 hours.  It is also best to avoid saunas and steam rooms for a few days after treatment.

The treatment plan consists of two treatments one month apart. In order to maintain the results we would suggest one treatment every six months after that.

The effects of Profhilo are subtle but immediate. You will see a difference straight away after the first treatment with skin looking brighter and smoother. As time goes on these effects are enhanced and can last up to six months, depending on the individual.

Risks and Side Effects

Profhilo is metabolised by the body completely so there are no long-term side effects. Profhilo does not contain any synthetic chemicals so the risk of allergic reaction is substantially reduced.

There may be a little redness, bruising or tenderness or maybe some itching where the injections took place however these should resolve within a few hours.

Overall this treatment seems to be those in the know’s best kept secret. A natural substance which boosts hydration and promotes collagen production which has instant results and lasts for up to six months. Why not have a consultation and find out more about Profhilo?