PROFHILO® is an award-winning treatment which was specifically developed for treating loose and sagging skin, creating a firmer and more lifted look.
It is an injectable treatment which is based on hyaluronic acid but is quite unlike anything else on the market.
- Stimulates collagen and elastin
- Skin remodelling – lifting and sculpting
- Skin tightening – reducing sagginess
Is it a filler?
PROFHILO® shares some similarities with the properties of skin fillers. It is an injectable product which can be used to volumise and lift the skin. However, it does so without ‘pumping up the volume’. It’s far more subtle, as it actually works to stimulate the skin’s own production of collagen and elastin, rather than simply adding a volume of its own.
PROFHILO® treatment is not just about replenishing lost volume but instead works to remodel the skin. Results include lifting and tightening, as the skin gains a firmer texture and consistency.
Is it a skin booster?
PROFHILO® also shares some similarities with injectable skin boosters. It can hydrate and moisturise the skin from within, helping it to recover a more youthful glow. This function makes it a very flattering procedure for clients whose skin is becoming a bit dull and lacklustre. It can improve fine lines and promote younger and fresher-looking skin. However, no skin booster can provide the lifting and tightening effects which also come with Profhilo.
Where can it be used?
PROFHILO® is a good choice for rejuvenating the face and upper body and can also help reduce crepey skin, delivering a smoother, tighter and firmer appearance. Popular areas include:
- Neck, chest, décolleté
- Hands and knees
PROFHILO® has won a number of awards:
- 2016 – Winner – Aesthetics Awards Product Innovation of the Year
- 2016 – Special commendation – Aesthetics Awards Injectable Product of the Year
- 2016 – Best injectable product in Europe in the Aesthetic Industry Awards
- 2015 – Anti-Ageing & Beauty Trophy for ‘Best Skin Enhancement Product’ at the 2015 AMEC Congress in Paris, France
PROFHILO® treatment is very well-tolerated by most patients.
Side-effects are few and temporary. These may include localised redness, swelling or bruising.
Most clients return straight to normal daily activities after treatment. However, we do advise not to wear makeup for the first 24 hours after treatment. Also, refrain from touching the injection site. This is due to the low risk of infection.
We also recommend avoiding hot, wet or sweating activities on the day of treatment (i.e. gym, running, sauna, swimming, steam).
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|PROFHILO® Treatment||Cost per session|
|1x single PROFHILO® treatment session, 2ml||£475|
A course of 2 sessions is recommended for the best results. These are normally carried out 4 weeks apart.
The fee for a consultation with one of our Aesthetic Doctors is £50. Prices for treatments carried out in the same appointment as the consultation will include the £50 consultation fee (note: same-day procedures are only undertaken where the procedure is deemed appropriate to do so AND the patient understands the full extent of the costs, risks and potential side effects and is consenting to proceed on that knowledge).
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PROFHILO® FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Is PROFHILO® a dermal filler?
No – while it is an injectable product that can add volume to the skin, it is not the same as a dermal filler. PROFHILO® is a new product which was developed for the purposes of skin bioremodeling.
What makes PROFHILO® formulation special?
PROFHILO® has a number of highly attractive attributes:
Who might benefit from PROFHILO® treatment?
Profhilo® is perfect for anyone who wants to combat the signs of ageing. This may include:
- Dull or tired looking skin
- Fine lines
- Loose or sagging skin
Treatment is indicated for patients aged 40-50, but results have shown it is also really
effective with younger and older patients. The minimum recommended age is 30.
What age is recommended for PROFHILO® treatment?
The manufacturers suggest the treatment suits patients from the age of 30 onwards.
Where can PROFHILO® be used?
PROFHILO® is a very versatile treatment which can be used in a variety of areas:
- Facial areas including face, neck and décolletage
- Body areas including hands, arms, knees
How is PROFHILO® different to dermal fillers?
PROFHILO® is a HA (Hyaluronic Acid) gel, which is designed not to simply add volume but to bio-remodel the skin.
It was developed using patented technology resulting in hybrid cooperative complexes between high molecular weight hyaluronic acid and low molecular hyaluronic acid without the use of any chemical cross-linking compounds.
PROFHILO® stimulates four types of collagen (I, III, IV, VII and elastin) and does this thanks to slow and long lasting release of hyaluronic acid from the hybrid complexes action on fibroblast and keratinocytes.
This unique formulation works to restore elasticity, skin tone and deep hydration while lifting and tightening the skin.
What are the potential side-effects?
PROFHILO® has an excellent safety profile. It is is highly biocompatible as it is made from natural hyaluronic acid and stabilised without additives (chemical cross-linking agents). This reduces the risk of allergic reaction.
As with any injectable product there is always a risk of bruising, redness, tenderness, itching or swelling. This normally subsides within a few hours or a day at most.
When will I see the results?
Results are noticeable after 1-2 days, but the full effect can be seen after a week. Results can continue to improve for up to 4 weeks.
How long do PROFHILO® treatment results last?
Results vary depending on the individual and the treatment carried out. In general, results last from 6-12 months, but may be longer in certain circumstances.
Results are influenced by lifestyle and skincare routine, so a non-smoker generally gets longer-lasting results than a smoker. Drinking plenty of water and using high SPF sunscreen also tend to lead to longer-lasting results.
Repeat treatments can be done whenever the results wear off.
How does PROFHILO® work alongside other treatments?
PROFHILO® actually compliments all other aesthetic or cosmetic procedures by significantly improving the tissue quality, tightening it and giving support to the structures underneath. It can be used very effectively alongside popular injectable treatments such as BOTOX® or dermal fillers as part of a holistic approach to skin remodelling and revitalisation. It can also be used in conjunction with laser/IPL or fractional laser skin resurfacing.
What are the aftercare guidelines?
There is no downtime after PROFHILO® – you can return straight to your normal activities. However, we do advise the following:
- Avoid wearing makeup, or touching your face for 24 hours to reduce the risk of any potential infection
- Avoid physical strain and vigorous exercise/sports for 48 hours.
- Avoid having further cosmetic procedures for at least 48 hours – mention this treatment to your practitioner if you are planning other treatments in the area
- Avoid high temperatures e.g., sauna or steam for the first few days
- Avoid UV exposure and wear an SPF 30 minimum
Can I go in the sun after PROFHILO®?
Avoid excessive sunlight for 48 hours after PROFHILO®. If you must go out, wear a high SPF sunscreen and minimise exposure by covering up with hat/sunglasses, sticking to the shade as much as possible and returning indoors as soon as you can.
Even after the first couple of days, it is important to wear a high protection sunscreen every day to protect the skin and to make treatments last longer.
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Expert PROFHILO® Doctor
Dr Britt Vardy offers PROFHILO® treatment in our Harley Street and Putney clinics. She says:
“…really this could benefit virtually every patient I see!! There is no downtime and is a great treatment for the summer as it doesn’t matter if patients have a tan.”