Are you looking to boost your skin’s hydration, smooth its texture, or simply achieve a naturally more rejuvenated complexion?
If you’ve recently been considering facial enhancements to address areas of your appearance that you’d like to improve, then you have come to the right place.
According to The Times, Profhilo was called THE Anti-Wrinkle treatment of 2019.
But what is Profhilo and what is it used for?
Profhilo is a revolutionary new treatment designed to provide hydration to the skin. It uses a unique concentration of Hyaluronic Acid, which penetrates deeply through the skin to accelerate the production of collagen and elastin, improving skin tone, hydration and the appearance of fine lines.
Profhilo contains the highest concentration (64mg) of hyaluronic acid available on the market. Think of it as a super-hydrating and rejuvenating moisturiser, which gets injected just underneath the surface of the skin, rehydrating, re-texturing and instantly boosting hydration. No other topical lotion containing hyaluronic acid could ever achieve the same results.
How does Profhilo work?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced naturally by our body to retain moisture and aid collagen production. As we age, however, the production of hyaluronic acid lessens, and this becomes visible in our skin, which turns duller and dehydrated and experiences the first signs of ageing, with fine lines and wrinkles forming around the eyes and mouth.
Profhilo treatment involves a set of ten injections – five for each side of your face (in the cheekbone area, in front your ears, the jawline, your chin, and each side of the nose) – administered in two different sessions, with a four-week interval in between. Profhilo is injected just below the skin layer, where it quickly disperses and spreads throughout the skin, providing hydration and firming up the skin.
The procedure itself only takes between 5-10 minutes. Post-procedure, your skin may look like you had a few mosquito bites. After a few hours, the lumps will gradually disappear as the hyaluronic acid spreads throughout your skin.
How long does recovery take post-procedure with Profhilo?
Since it is not major surgery, there is no downtime required for recovery after the treatment. However, it is largely advised that you refrain from applying cosmetics, and becoming excessively sweaty and oily for a few days post-treatment for the best results. This means avoiding saunas, the gym and make up for a couple of days post-treatment in order for the product to settle into your skin.
It is recommended that you avoid frequently touching the targeted area and that you don’t engage with intense exercise for at least a day since this will risk displacing or interfering with the Profhilo treatment – which will reduce effectiveness.
Aside from these restrictions, Profhilo is a non-invasive procedure and therefore allows you to return promptly to your daily routine, so long as you follow that advice.
How quickly will you have visible results?
The week after your first session, your skin will start feeling more hydrated but you won’t be able to see the complete results visibly until after your second Profhilo session.
Two to three weeks after the second session, your skin will feel plumper, firmer, and look fresher.
How long does the Profhilo effect last?
Over the next 4-6 weeks post Profhilo Treatment, the hyaluronic acid will boost the production of elastin and collagen in your body. This effectively remodels the skin, giving it a plumper, smoother and firmer appearance.
The hyaluronic acid will continue to simulate the collagen for another six months. This is called neo-collagenesis, a process which triggers the collagen receptors in the skin.
After this six month period, it is advised that you have top-up sessions every six months or so. This will help you maintain your skin, looking young, healthy, and with that beautiful shimmer you get when you apply a flawless filter to your selfie, with the difference that it is actually real.
Are there any side-effects/risks?
As with all non-surgical aesthetic treatments there is a risk of side-effects, such as minor bruising or swelling at the injection sites. 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.
Who is it most suitable for?
Profhilo is most suitable for people over the age of 30 who feel uncomfortable because their skin has started to lose its plumpness and is showing visible signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Profhilo can be used on its own or in conjunction with dermal fillers, Botox, and other advanced aesthetics treatments.
However, Profhilo is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or people who are allergic to Hyaluronic Acid.
How much does treatment with Profhilo cost?
Each Profhilo session ranges between $800 to $1000.
Profhilo treatments are among the safest cosmetic treatments available, owing to the fact that it is very biocompatible as it is not mixed with other chemical agents.
Like with any other injectable, it is important that you put yourself in safe hands – see a qualified aesthetic professional who understands where the muscles are and the anatomy of the face.