Profhilo is currently one of the most popular treatments at Cheshire Lasers
What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is a completely new product that uses patented technologies engineered for ‘skin remodelling’. It is made from hyaluronic acid (HA) like many Dermal Fillers however rather than filling lines it is designed to promote collagen and elastin growth to reduce skin laxity.
Thanks to the unique characteristics of Profhilo, improving skin laxity is easily obtained in only 2 sessions, with a 1 month interval, and only 5 injection points on each side of the face. Profhilo is suitable for practically anyone, men and women, from 30 years old and with no upper age limit.
Profhilo is the first BDDE-free stabilised injectable HA based product for treating skin laxity.
With one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market (64mg/2ml) it is not only boosting and hydrating the skin, but also remodels the ageing and sagging tissue. As a stabilised product Profhilo lasts in the skin around 28 days. During this time the stimulation of 4 different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slow release of HA.
The stimulation results in significant tissue improvement. Therefore we cannot say that Profhilo is a skin booster as it also has a significant tightening/lifting effect on the tissue.
Profhilo is licensed as a Medical device and has a European CE Mark. The treatment is temporary as the HA is completely broken down within the skin leaving no trace.
Can you combine Profhilo with other treatments?
Profhilo delivers great results as a treatment on its own or in combination with other aesthetics treatments currently on offer.
Treated areas shouldn’t be reinjected with any other products within 2 weeks of the initial procedure.
Unless the same doctor/ nurse is performing the treatments we recommend, Botulinum Toxin should be injected two weeks prior or 2 weeks after a Profhilo treatment.
We recommend you leave a 2 weeks window pre and post any Microdermabrasion, chemical peel, facial or IPL treatment.
Fractional resurfacing 3–4 weeks distant.
We do not recommend Profhilo treatment in the immediate period following other routine medical procedures (including vaccination) and dental procedures. At Cheshire Lasers we recommend you leave a 2 week window pre and post Profhilo treatment.
What happens during a Profhilo Treatment?
During the treatment we inject the product using very fine needles in five specific points on the face that Profhilo call the Bio Aesthetic Points (BAPs).
At Cheshire Lasers we perform the treatment using the The BAP technique, which is thought to be the optimum method for placement of Profhilo. It allows the treatment to be effective and simple, reducing the chance of pain, bruising or haematoma at the injection sites.
Once injected, the product immediately starts spreading under the skin and disperses evenly, integrating within the skin’s existing tissue.
How long do the results last?
You should notice the results of the treatment – increased firmness, elasticity and an overall improved quality of your skin for around six months.
However, other factors can affect the results, such as your age, your lifestyle and your skin’s natural ageing process.
How many Profhilo treatments will I need?
For most patients, we recommend an initial course of two treatment sessions, with an interval of one month between sessions.
We then recommend top-up and maintenance sessions, approximately every six months depending on your body’s response to the initial treatment.
How much is a Profhilo treatment ?
A single 2ml treatment is approximately £400. The price varies according to the practitioner and their experience. We often have special offers available which are listed here.
Are there any side effects from Profhilo treatment?
Immediately after treatment lumps are noticeable at the injection sites. The swellings look like midgey bites, and they reduce over a few hours and are nearly always gone by the next morning.
You may experience redness, itching, discolouration and tenderness at the injection site. These affects are mild and usually fade quickly.
Bruising can occur and may last several days, sometimes a bit longer.
Is Profhilo suitable for everyone?
Profhilo is suitable for anyone who is looking for treatment for the signs of ageing skin.
At Cheshire Lasers we do recommended profhilo if:
- you have a hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid
- you are pregnant or breastfeeding