Profhilo Skin Treatment
Medically reviewed by a licensed NHS consultantLast updated: 15/08/2019
Table of contents:
- What is Profhilo?
- How does Profhilo work?
- Who should get Profhilo?
- What can I expect during the procedure?
- How many Profhilo treatments will I need?
- Profhilo costs
- How long does Profhilo lasts
- What should I do before the treatment?
- Profhilo side effects
Designed to tackle aging skin, Profhilo is an innovative skin remodelling treatment created for dull skin that is lacking elasticity and volume. This non-surgical procedure can be used on the face area, to treat a crepey neck and/or on the hands and décolletage. It is especially useful for age-related issues such as wrinkles and loose skin.
Winner of the 2016 Product Innovation of the year, Profhilo fillers were first invented in Italy and they soon gained massive popularity worldwide, finding their way to the UK in 2015.
The unique formula of Profhilo is designed to hydrate your face, rather than act like a filler. Containing only and just the right level of Hyaluronic Acid, the injections will encourage the production of elastane and collagen, making your skin look more youthful and revitalised.
Hyaluronic Acid is a substance that will naturally be found in your body; it is responsible for keeping your skin moisturised, however with age, the body will produce less and less of it. Profhilo won’t fill in your wrinkles and lines, but instead it tackles your skin laxity with its revolutionary ‘skin remodelling system’.
The treatment is ideal for men and women over the age of 30 who are starting to experience lines and wrinkles. There is no upper age limit for this the treatment. After the age of 30 a large amount of Hyaluronic Acid, collagen and elastin will be lost from our bodies which mean we will start seeing signs of aging. This is what makes it the ideal age to start preserving your youthful look.
As mentioned before, there is no upper age limit for this treatment and you can actually see more drastic results in older people. If you are over 60, however, more care will be needed when managing the treatment as your skin is more likely to have deeper fold which means you might need a combination of different treatments as well.
If you are looking for a treatment that will offer you subtle results than Profhilo is the one for you, however if you are looking for a more drastic change or to lift your neck, face and other areas, then perhaps its best combine this treatment with derma fillers or look into other surgical procedures.
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Initially you will have a pre-treatment consultation to discuss the details of the procedure and decide if it’s the right one for you. After the pre-treatment consultation a numbing cream will be applied on the area which is being treated by your doctor to make the procedure more comfortable for you. In the first consultation, 2ml of Profhilo will be injected in 5 entry points for each side of your face. This technique is called BAP (BIO AESTHETIC POINTS).
In an interval of 4 weeks, doctors recommend getting 2 treatments of 2ml each (4ml in total) if you want to get the best and most long-lasting results. For more mature skin, where the signs of aging are much more visible you might have to double the dosage to 8ml in the 4 weeks period, but that’s to be decided with the doctor during your consultation.
While the costs for Profhilo can differ slightly from clinic to clinic, you can expect to pay around £400 for a single treatment (2ml).
Single Treatment Price
The results for the Profhilo treatment can generally last up to 6 months, however this can differ from patient to patient.
Before receiving the Profhilo treatment you are advised to not drink any alcohol 24 prior your procedure. In order to avoid the risk of getting bruising after the treatment, it’s best to avoid any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine and aspirin a couple of days before the consultation, unless they are taken to treat a chronic medial condition.
Just like any other procedures there are some side effects that can be expected with this procedure. You may experience some redness immediately after the procedure which can be followed by some tenderness and itching in the treated area. However, these side effects should disappear after 24 hours.
Mr Debashis Ghosh
Mr Debashis Ghosh, renowned breast and oncoplastic surgeon and consultant at The Royal Free NHS, UCL London, The Wellington Hospital & Harley Street - MS, FRCS(Edin), FRCS, FEBS(Breast), FEBS(Surgical Oncology). Over 25 years of expertise in breast augmentation, breast cancer treatments and reconstruction. In the forefront of clinical trials, research and has several publications in Kirk's Operative Surgery on breast surgery.
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