For younger-looking, healthy skin
Profhilo improves the following in the skin –
colourToxin and may be best treated with Dermal Fillers.
Who is Profhilo for?
This treatment is aimed at patients who have visible signs of ageing skin, therefore it is most commonly used for people aged between 30 and 60 years of age. Profhilo used in younger patients will have a more of a preventive effect.
We start losing a significant amount of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid from our skin after we reach the age of thirty. At this age, we should start to consider preserving ourselves. This is the time when many people would consider their first toxin injections as the first lines start to appear.
In some, the tissue quality has dropped so significantly that they may look older for their age, however, they may not yet be ready for dermal fillers and may prefer the ‘natural’ rejuvenation offered by Profhilo.
Therefore Profhilo is for anyone with signs of skin ageing who wishes to reverse the process with increased skin collagen and elastin production.
Will I still have expression in my face?
These treatments are designed to smooth dynamic wrinkles in the forehead and around eyes, they do not affect your resting facial expression. The final result can be tailored to each patient and can be discussed at the initial free consultation.
What after care advice should I follow?
Try to contract the treated muscle areas for up to four hours after treatment, by frowning and lifting eyebrows to allow the toxin to reach all of the treated muscle.
Avoid rubbing or touching the injected areas and avoid having facials and massage for 48 hours this is to ensure that the treatment remains at the site of injection.
Avoid vigorous exercise and alcohol for 48 hours.
If bruising develops you can apply Arnica cream
Paracetamol can be taken for mild pain post procedure
We offer all clients a no obligation free consultation with a doctor.
NOTE : For facial aesthetics appointments, please bring photographic ID for proof of address
Profhilo is an exclusive skin remodelling treatment that will give you visible results in just two visits (one month apart).
Profhilo is an excellent alternative to dermal fillers for people wanting to reverse the signs of skin ageing, with dull or tired looking skin revitalised and rejuvenated with natural hyaluronic acid that is totally broken down once the rejuvenation has been stimulated.
This revolutionary new treatment takes just ten minutes, with five injection points into the mid and lower face. It stimulates four different types of collagen and elastin due to the slow release of hyaluronic acid, and it is this stimulation that results in significant improvement of tissue quality.
There is no down-time and mimimal side effects.
How does Profhilo work?
Profhilo is based on IBSA’s patented technology. The hybrid cooperative complexes generate a dual action, owing to a slow, long-lasting release of high and low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid.
Thanks to the unique characteristics of Profhilo, remodelling skin laxity is possible in just two sessions by injecting into in the superficial subcutaneous layer of the skin.
There’s a one-month interval between each treatment. Profhilo may be injected using all aesthetic techniques, according to the suggested injection layer.
As well as the face, Profhilo can be used in the neck, décolletage, hands and anywhere where a tightening effect would be desirable.
Profhilo is creating a real buzz amongst facial aesthetics practitioners currently, with many referring to it as something they ‘have been waiting for’ or as ‘the most exciting development in injectable treatments in a long time’.
It targets the whole of the mid and lower face, which is where the visible signs of ageing are most pronounced. Unlike dermal fillers that often target the cheeks or single areas, Profhilo aims to target specific anatomical points in all patients, where the maximal benefit has been shown to result, therefore eliminating the risk of an unnatural result, with subjects reporting the skin feeling and looking fresher and tighter within a month.
Does the injection hurt?
These injections are relatively painless as the injections are performed using a very fine needle. Patients therefore and do not require any anaesthesia. The full treatment takes about 15-20 minutes to perform and you are able to drive and go to work the same day.
How Long Do The Effects Last?
It can take about 2-14 days to see the full effects after the initial treatment. The cosmetic effects can last up to six months but typically range from three to four months. Eventually most people require re-treatment as the wrinkles reappear. However in some treated areas (such as frown wrinkles), the wrinkles may return less severe after repeated treatments as the unconscious muscle contraction habit is broken. We offer all our patients a free two week follow up appointment to assess the effect of treatment and administer any top up treatments if necessary.
Are there any side effects?
Most people find that the injections cause only mild local pain and tenderness. Immediately after the injection, there may be mild swelling at the injection site which usually subsides within 48 hours. Slight bruising is also possible. Side effects of these treatments are extremely rare. Occasionally, the treatment may relax nearby muscle groups causing temporary drooping of the eyebrow or eyelids. This may last for a few weeks but will resolve with time. As with any medicine, an allergic reaction may occur, this is however quite rare. Conversely, there may be some unintended benefits in some people such as easing of tension-type headaches as the muscles in the forehead relax.
How often can I have treatments?
When the effect of the treatment wears off the wrinkles will always return to their pre-treatment state. Treatments can be repeated to a minimum of three monthly intervals, but the effects may last longer for some individuals, especially if they have had previous treatments to the same area.