About Profhilo Treatment
Profhilo is a non-surgical procedure commonly used amongst men and women to rejuvenate ageing skin. It is highly regarded as a wonderful tool for correcting skin laxity and is frequently applied to the face, hands, neck or breasts.
As we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen and elastin, these are the cells that provide our skin with shape and strength. Therefore, when the number of these cells weaken our skin starts to lose the shape it was once before, illustrating the long term effects.
How Profhilo Treatments Works
Profhilo treatment is simple but effective, it stimulates the reproduction and replenishment of new collagen in the skin by slowly releasing hyaluronic acid- this is a substance naturally produced by our bodies which is vital for skin hydration.
During Profhilo treatment, your desired body part will be injected with roughly 2ml of hyaluronic acid-based treatment in around five places. This is injected just below the skin layer where it quickly disperses and spreads throughout the skin, providing instant hydration. The treatment is typically administered over the course of two sessions, within a period of one month.
Deciding if Profhilo Skin Treatment is right for you?
Profhilo skin treatments are most commonly undertaken by men and women over the age of 30 suffering from saggy skin, wrinkles, and dehydrated, dull or sunken skin. This typically happens when the hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin that our bodies produce when we are younger begins to disappear as we age, leaving ageing skin looking tired, saggy and creased. Many adults feel self-conscious about these changes, especially when they are premature, and seek cosmetic procedures, like Profhilo skin injections.
There is no upper age limit for this treatment and it is suitable for reversing and repairing many ageing symptoms. However, it is worth noting that for clients over the age of 60 suffering from more severe ageing, the treatment may be either less effective or better when combined with various other treatments. This is largely due to elderly skin having deeper folds to penetrate.
Which areas are treatable for Profhilo Treatment?
Profhilo is a very flexible treatment and it can be injected in most body parts, including those that are typically difficult to inject. It is most frequently injected into:
Who is the perfect candidate for this procedure?
The clinically approved treatment is ideal for individuals suffering from the following:
Wrinkles (e.g smokers lines, frown lines, crows feet)
Saggy and excess skin
Dry, dehydrated skin
Skin that has lost elasticity and shape
Since Profhilo is an injection that mimics the body’s production of hyaluronic acid, the treatments are far more subtle than other dermal fillers which create a more dramatic change and lift. Therefore, if you’re looking for a subtle treatment that provides youthful and rejuvenating results, Profhilo might be perfect for you.
However, if you’re looking for a more drastic lift and remodelling treatment, you may want to look into derma fillers or finding more advanced surgical procedures to get your desired results.
Things to discuss at your consultation
Your expectations - What you expect to achieve post-treatment. This can be anything from targeting specific wrinkles, a guaranteed lift in certain places or general rejuvenation.
Where will the treatment be performed - It is important to understand where the treatment will be performed. More often than not, treatments of any kind should be administered in a clean, accredited and insured premises, particularly when the treatment involves an injection. If you are getting the treatment injected into your cleavage, for example, you might ask about the availability of private spaces to do so.
General questions about the procedure - It might be worth asking things like: Will it hurt? Do you use numbing cream? How long will it take in total? Should I do anything to prepare?
Patient satisfaction records - Never be afraid to ask about how previous patients have reviewed the service and request a reference or recommendation from these. Often this can be in the form of social media posts, patient progress photos and general reviews, all of which is available online.
Alternatives - Also consider asking about alternative treatments and request a comparison of these, just so that you get a better understanding of the treatments available and their compatibility with you.
Results - It is also worth asking what is in place if something were to go wrong. For example, what recourse would be available to you if something went wrong during the treatment. What guarantee can they provide you if you are unhappy with the results?
Moving Forward - It might also be a good idea to ask about the plan moving forward. How many treatment sessions are required, how often and what happens once the treatments stop being effective?
Costs - It is vital to ask about pricing and packages when you have a consultation. This is because you want a clear and transparent quote for the treatment you are having, prior to having it. This is good when comparing deals from other consultants but also good to ensure you aren’t later hit by an unagreed charge.
Following a consultation, each clinician should collaborate with you to find the best treatment timing, plan and goals for you. This can involve anything from where you will be injected with the treatment, how frequently and what to expect on the day. Comparing these plans might help you understand which consultant’s treatment suits you the best and fits well around your desires and routine.
Regardless of which clinician you choose, you should always check reviews, accreditation, insurance and qualifications to ensure that they are a reputable treatment provider. Failing to do so might leave you either scammed or potentially put your health at risk.
What results should I expect to see?
It is difficult to predict exactly what results in you will achieve from this treatment since everyone is different and everyone’s bodies act differently. Broadly speaking, however, you should expect to see a smoother, clearer and more youthful complexion, with minimised wrinkles, creases and wear. It usually also makes skin look shiny, healthier and plumper - as many fillers do. The results will likely be less dramatic than some other, more invasive fillers and surgery, but still noticeable.
How long do the results last?
Generally speaking, the results of Profhilo treatments can last up to roughly 6 months, however, this may vary by patient - particularly depending on skin type and age. The Profhilo treatment can work independently as a treatment on its own or in combination with other cosmetic treatments, namely because it is a natural product that is being injected.
After this six month period or when you begin to see the treatment’s effects wearing away, it is recommended that you can top up treatments if you wish to continue.
Potential Side Effects
Contrary to many other injectable fillers, hyaluronic Acid is relatively unproblematic and well tolerated by the human body because our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid anyway, so higher levels of the acid do not trigger many potential side effects and no long-term side effects. This is because the body metabolises and welcomes the treatment.
Thus far, mild swelling and bruising are among the only reported side effects associated with Profhilo treatment, which are both a natural consequence of injection. Even so, these symptoms often disappear within a few days and are no cause for alarm whatsoever. It is important to recall that any side effects suffered from this injection if correctly applied, are actually from the fine needle used to insert the treatment, not the treatment itself.
It is also highly unlikely that individuals will have an allergic reaction to the treatment since Profhilo is free from synthetic chemicals and is only based upon natural body acids. As a result, no allergy tests are required prior to treatment.
With that in mind, if you find that you are suffering any of the following side effects, we strongly advise that you contact your doctor immediately and seek urgent healthcare or advice.
Worsening swelling (when your injection sites become gradually more swollen as time passes)
If you suffer a severe growing pain
Red, pigmented and hot skin
Injection spots looking discoloured following the treatment after at least a day. Be wary of pale or grey discolouration.
General sickness, such as nausea, dizziness, frequent pain ect
Everybody is different, so it is important to address any of the above side effects before these result in further and lasting damage. However, this is among the safest aesthetic treatments available, with a very low chance of adverse reactions.