Profhilo is an award winning inovative treatment designed to hydrate, tighten and so lift the skin. it was developed in Italy and came to the UK in 2015. The treatment involves small injections of just under the skin. Profhilo boosts the production of 4 types of Collagen and also Elastin, so improving the tone and texture of the skin. Profhilo is a two treatment protocol carried out four weeks apart. Patients might see an improvement 2 - 3 weeks after the first treatment but most improvement is seen four weeks after the second treatment.
Profhilo can be used to treat the face, neck, decollatage and hands and is an ideal treatment for those people with skin laxity, loose, wrinkled and crepey skin.
As you can see from the before and after pictures the results are exceptional. The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and there is minimal downtime.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO IS SUITABLE FOR PROFHILO?
Profhilo is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who have issues with skin laxity. It is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant, breastfeeding or who have a hypersensitivity (allergy) to hyaluronic acid. Your practitioner will take a detailed medical history to ensure your suitability.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH PROFHILO?
It can be used to treat laxity of the skin mainly on the face, neck, decollatage and backs of hands.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. However your practitioner will allocate enough time to allow for a thorough consultation beforehand.
WHEN WILL THE RESULTS BE SEEN?
Most people see an improvement 2 - 3 weeks after their first treatment (some report improvements after a couple of days). However, the some people might only notice an improvement after their second treatment.
DOES THE PROCEDURE HURT?
The injections are tiny and the needles used are very fine. Some people describe the sensation as a slight stinging. It does not hurt following the treatment.
IS THERE ANY SPECIAL AFTERCARE?
The downtime is minimum, the aftercare is similar to other injectable treatments. Your practitioner will explain the aftercare and give you an advice card.
DOES PROFHILO HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
There are minimal side effects. Like other injectable treatments there might be mild redness, itching, discolouration or tenderness at the injection sites. They usually fade after a few hours or possibly 24-48 hours.
HOW LONG DO THE EFFECTS OF PROFHILO LAST?
The results last for approximately 4-6 months after the second treatment. We recommend having top up treatments after 6-9 months.