The first of its kind, Profhilo® is a
revolutionary 'beneath the skin' hyaluronic acid moisturising treatment, made
with the patented NAHYCO® technology. This results in a unique hyaluronic acid
injectable gel, which has a prolonged stimulating activity on the dermal cells.
When injected into skin, Profhilo® stimulates the skin cell receptors to
counteract skin laxity and improve and restore firmness of the skin.
One of the highest concentrations of
hyaluronic acid on the market, Profhilo® not only boosts and hydrates the skin,
but also remodels ageing and sagging tissue.
The most common areas of treatment
include the face and neck and can also be used for the décolletage, hands,
arms, knees and abdomen area where it would effectively treat skin laxity. The treatment
is suitable for men and women as well as offering skin benefits for patients of
How Does Profhilo®
Ultra-pure hyaluronic acid is precisely
injected into the area being treated. Unlike wrinkle reducing and dermal filler
treatments, Profhilo® stimulates collagen and elastin, attracting water in the
deeper layers of the skin.
As a stabilised product, the activity
on dermal cells will last longer than that of a non-stabilised gel. During this
time the stimulation of four different types of collagen and elastin takes
place by slow release of hyaluronic acid.
The stimulation results in significant
tissue improvement. Therefore we cannot say that Profhilo® is a skin booster as
it also has a significant tightening / lifting effect on the tissue.
When should I expect to see the
standard protocol for the face consists of 2 injections; it is common to see
improvements after the first session.
How long does the procedure take?
on the area that is being treated Profhilo® protocol requires 2 treatments with
a month in-between, each treatment normally can be completed in 15 minutes.
£250.00 per treatment
After treatment, how quickly can I resume my normal activities/life?
The procedure has no downtime, and you can immediately continue as normal.
There might be redness, swelling or
tenderness in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injections and
will generally disappear within a few days, if it’s still present after 72
hours or is worsening, please contact us.
In order to reduce bruising, it is
important to adhere to the aftercare regime. Please avoid any medications such
as Ibuprofen, Naproxen or Diclofenac, Fish Oils, Omega 3 Fatty Acid, Garlic,
High Dose Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort and Ginseng for the week
prior and week following a treatment unless medically necessary or after
discussion with your Clinician.
Alcohol increases the time the blood
takes to clot which increases the risk of bruising, please avoid alcohol for at
least 24 hours prior to treatment and at least 24 hours after your treatment
(abstain from alcohol for 7 days prior and 7 days post treatment for optimal
There is research that suggests that taking arnica tablets for 7
days prior to your treatment can reduce the likelihood of bruising, tablets can
be purchased from any herbal food shop.
If you’re having your face treated with Profhilo, all make up
will need to be removed prior to the treatment, so please come ‘fresh faced’ if
IMMEDIATE after care – What to do at home
- You can apply a cool compress to the treatment area (do not
apply ice directly to the skin) for 10 minutes every half an hour on the day of
treatment if needed.
- Avoid any heat inducing activities for 24 hours such as
strenuous exercise, spas, saunas and hot showers as it increases the likelihood
- Avoid facials, waxing, chemical peels, skin needling,
microdermabrasion, IPL or laser treatments to the area of treatment for 2 weeks
- The product is injected in small ‘deposits’, you may be able to
see them initially, but they settle usually within hours. It may be possible to
feel the product where it has been injected under the skin. Don’t worry this
will settle, there is no need to massage.
- If you’ve had Profhilo to your face, make-up should not be worn
for 12 hours.
If you develop symptoms of a vascular
occlusion such as severe or dull pain around the eye, face, lips or any place
that the profhilo has been injected, any weakness of the eye or vison
disruption or dark discolouration of skin with prolonged blanching or mottling
of the skin within the first 24 hours of treatment then please contact us
Although the risk of vascular occlusion is
very rare, it requires urgent assessment and treatment.
Treatment Follow Up
For optimal results Profhilo requires 2
treatments 4 weeks apart, very occasionally a 3rd treatment may be required.
Profhilo works on remodelling the skin so the results are not immediate, the
final result will not be evident for around 8 weeks after your initial
treatment, but it will be worth the wait.
If you are currently
breast feeding, pregnant, or may be pregnant, then we will be unable to treat
you. Treatment isn’t advisable if there is an active skin infection, cold sores
or if you are unwell- including colds, coughs, sore throats etc.
contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.