Available in Bedford, Leicester, St. Albans and Swansea
Profhilo is a relatively new, innovative treatment designed to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin within the skin and boost hydration. As we age we start to loose collagen and elastin from the skin, this process accelerates during the menopausal years. As a result we often see that our skin becomes looser and a bit saggy. Profhilo improves tone and texture and also tightens the skin. It is a very popular treatment, beloved of celebrities who don’t want anyone to know that they have had a cosmetic treatment. It is sometimes referred to as ‘injectable skincare’
It initially needs two treatments a month apart followed by top ups 4-6 monthly of a single treatment.
How do I know what treatment is best for me?
We offer a free consultation to discuss your individual needs and decide on an appropriate treatment plan for you.
Which areas can be treated?
Profhilo can be used to treat any area where the skin is sagging. However the most popular areas are:
When will I see the results?
After a couple of days there is an improvement in the hydration of the skin, it looks plumper and more glowing. The improvement in collagen and elastin takes longer with results typically being seen after 3-4 weeks.
How long will the treatment last?
It is advised to repeat the treatment 4-6 monthly to maintain the effect.
Is it painful?
The treatment stings a bit as it is injected but this is only momentary. Some people might benefit from the use of an ice pack during treatment. So if you are at all concerned please let us know.
What are the side effects?
The most common side effects of treatment is bruising and slight swelling of the treated areas. Allergy is very rare. We reduce the risks of infection by cleaning the area with an antiseptic before and after treatment. We will discuss all possible side effects and ways of reducing risk at your consultation.
Is the treatment suitable for everyone?
You cannot have treatment during pregnancy or when breastfeeding. During your initial consultation we will take a full medical history to determine your suitability for treatment.
Is there any downtime?
There may be some redness, swelling or bruising to the treated area and little bumps (like a mosquito bite) where its injected but apart from that you can carry on as normal. The bumps resolve writhing 24 hours.
Is there any aftercare?
After you’re procedure you will be given an aftercare leaflet, we advise you:
To avoid touching the treated area for 4-6 hours
To avoid massaging the treated area
To avoid extreme temperatures such as saunas, sun beds, steam rooms or ice baths for 2 weeks
To avoid facials for 2 weeks
To avoid aspirin, NSAI’s such as Ibuprofen or alcohol for 4-6 hours
To avoid wearing make up for 4-6 hours
To always wear a sun screen SPF50 or above on your face