The Complete Guide To Profhilo
Profhilo is a treatment that has grown in popularity over the past couple of years. This is because of the hydrating and skin tightening results it gives. If you’re keen to explore this treatment but need some additional information about the procedure, then this guide is for you! We explore everything you need to know about Profhilo including benefits, what the treatment involves and possible risks.
What Is Profhilo?
Profhilo is a non-surgical, injectable moisturiser treatment that aims to reverse the signs of ageing. The treatment uses hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced by our bodies. Hyaluronic acid stimulates collagen and elastin production, which helps the skin maintain its firmness and elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and skin laxity. Profhilo can give clients noticeable and long-lasting results. The injection is administered into the skin and works in two ways. It immediately hydrates and over time smooths and lifts the skin to provide clients with a youthful-looking appearance.
Due to the high concentration of hyaluronic acid, profhilo disperses quickly underneath the skin’s surface and instantly reacts with your own tissue to boost hydration. The most common area people choose to have Profhilo is the face. However, you can also use the treatment on your arms, hands, neck, knees, and chest.
How Does Profhilo Work?
Before your treatment, you should have a consultation. This is where your practitioner will discuss your medical history with you and ensure the treatment is suitable for your needs. At City Skin Clinic, our skilled practitioners will advise you on whether this treatment is the best course of action.
If you decide to go ahead with the Profhilo treatment, several small injections will be administered to your treatment area. The injections stimulate your skin cells to produce more collagen and elastin to counteract skin laxity, improving firmness and elasticity. Profhilo also draws water to the skin helping improve hydration.
The procedure can be over in as little as 10 minutes. However, this will depend on the complexity of the treatment area. The good news is that you don’t need to do any specific preparation for the treatment. Although you may notice some results immediately, profhilo can take a few weeks to produce the final results. The treatment requires 2 doses 4-6 weeks apart to be fully effective and in cases where there is a lot of skin laxity or crepeyness this may require a third dose.
Aftercare and Recovery
Profhilo is a quick, non-surgical procedure. So, you will not have to take time off work. In fact, you can return home/to work after the treatment. Expect some tenderness and swelling of the treatment area. This is normal, and you do not need to worry. This should typically disappear within a few days.
You can apply a cold compress to the treatment area to ease discomfort from swelling. The treatment area should take no more than one week to heal, and you will start to notice your final results after 4-6 weeks following the second treatment course. Take a look at our list of dos and don’ts during the recovery process below:
- DON’T wear makeup for the first 12 hours after treatment
- DON’T touch the treated area for the first 4 hours after treatment
- DO apply a cold compress to the treatment area
- DON’T drink alcohol for at least 24 hours after your treatment to reduce the risk of bruising
Is Profhilo Treatment Safe?
if done correctly, Profhilo is a safe treatment. This is because it is a non-surgical injectable made from non-animal derived hyaluronic acid. That means that the risk will be minimal if the procedure is performed correctly using genuine Profhilo. However, it is important to remember that, like most procedures, some side effects can occur such as allergic reaction, infection or inflammation.
The safety of the procedure also depends on the practitioner/clinic that you choose. For example, if your treatment is administered by a trained, qualified and experienced medical practitioner you can lower the risks. Medical practitioners such as the aesthetic doctors and dentists can not only ensure the procedure is performed correctly but also act quickly and appropriately should there be any unexpected adverse events like an allergic reaction.
Also always have a consultation before starting. This gives you an opportunity to get to know your practitioner and ask detailed questions. If you do suffer from any allergies or medical conditions, a qualified medical practitioner will be able to assess whether this treatment is right for you.
How Long Does Profhilo Last?
Profhilo has long-lasting results for up to six months. If you want to maintain the effects of the procedure, you should aim to get a top-up every six months. This means you need to repeat the 2-3 treatments you had before. Alternatively, you can do a single treatment every 3 months after the initial course to maintain the results. Although a top-up is necessary to maintain the benefits, the fact that this procedure is not permanent is often a source of appeal for many people. If you do not want the results to last forever, they will eventually wear off. If there is a problem, such as an inflammatory nodule then the hyaluronic acid can be dissolved with hyaluronidase enzyme.
Profhilo will continue to work on your skin for around one month after the treatment. After this, the body will start to fully metabolise it. You can then start to enjoy your rejuvenated skin and youthful glow that have been induced by Profhilo.
What are the Benefits?
If you are still unsure whether profhilo is the right treatment for you, take a look at the list of benefits that it offers below:
- Quick results
- No surgery is required
- Improves skin quality
- Combats the signs of ageing
- Boost hydration of the skin, improving its elasticity and firmness
- Results are not permanent, so you do not have to commit to a significant change
- It gives your skin a rejuvenated glow, making it appear more youthful
Profhilo Before and After
The results of profhilo in the right situation speak for themselves.It is especially beneficial if you suffer from fine lines and sagging skin. Profhilo targets these problem areas to boost hydration as well as collagen and elastin production. over time, this adds firmness back to the skin. You will also notice that your fine lines will diminish, and your skin will appear tightened. This treatment also hydrates the skin and gives it a youthful glow.
The consensus of online reviews surrounding profhilo is positive. Many patients enjoy the immediate and long-lasting results that the treatment gives. The quick treatment time is also a bonus as you do not have to undergo hours of injections. It is often over before you know it, which can ease any nerves around injections you may have.
What’s the Difference between Profhilo Vs Botox?
Like profhilo, Botox is an injectable treatment. They are both popular anti-ageing treatments but differ in how they work. Botox works by blocking specific chemical signals from the nerves. This causes the muscles to relax, which softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Take a look at our Botox guide for more information on what it is used for. Profhilo differs as it uses hyaluronic acid injections. Rather than relaxing the muscles – and reducing facial movements, the treatment acts as a skin booster. It increases the skin’s collagen and elastin levels, adding hydration. This makes the treated skin look more plump and youthful.
Both treatments are highly effective anti-ageing injections but have different uses. Botox injections are excellent for treating active wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and frown line. Profhilo is usually injected in the middle and lower part of the face as well as the neck. It’s great if you want to improve skin quality by increasing hydration and skin bounciness. As such it’s good for improving crepiness, thin or dry skin and texture. You can also combine Botox injections on the upper face and Profhilo for a highly effective anti-wrinkle treatment for the whole face.
What are the Side Effects?
Like most procedures, Profhilo does have some potential side effects, risks and complications that you should be aware of. Although not everyone will experience these issues, you must be mindful that they can happen. If you experience any of the issues listed below, contact your practitioner as soon as possible. They will be able to guide you in the right direction.
- Bruising/swelling of the treatment area
- Skin conditions such as rashes and ulcers
- Poor hygiene can cause infections which will lead to permanent scars
At City Skin Clinic, we believe that all skincare should be personal. Our virtual skin clinic offers safe and effective bespoke skin boosting protocols using treatments like Tretinoin and Hydroquinone. We treat skin conditions like acne, hyperpigmentation, melasma and skin ageing. Book a virtual appointment or use our online consultation form and let our doctors create a personalised treatment for you today. The journey towards great skin starts here.