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Profhilo (Face and Body)

Profhilo is a skin laxity treatment that improves skin tone, texture, hydration, and overall radiance. It can help to increase firmness and elasticity and promote healthier and softer-looking skin

WHAT IS THIS TREATMENT AND WHAT CAN IT DO?

Profhilo is a skin laxity treatment that improves skin tone, texture, hydration, and overall radiance. It can help to increase firmness and elasticity and promote healthier and softer-looking skin. Profhilo is most used for facial areas, but can also be used for rejuvenating the neck, décolleté, tummy, arms, knees, and hands.



Profhilo has won multiple aesthetics awards and is much loved by beauty editors and patients alike because of its quick onset and long-lasting results.






Profhilo is used for 'skin remodelling', a radical concept of tightening wrinkles rather than 'filling' them. It has the highest natural HA concentration (64 mg/2ml) available to practitioners in a syringe and comprises 50% low molecular weight (L-HA) hyaluronic acid and 50% high molecular weight (H-LA) hyaluronic acid bound together thermally with patented NAHYCO technology, with each having different advantages for the skin. The two types of linked hyaluronic acid create a compound with far greater longevity than either used alone.


Profhilo maximises anti-ageing benefits by stimulating the production of both the four different types of natural collagen and elastin, working in both the dermis (the main, thick layer of skin) and epidermis (the thin layer of skin above it). The high molecular weight hyaluronic acid adds volume to the skin and the low molecular weight hyaluronic acid provides hydration, particularly to the top layer of the skin. providing dramatic results for some patients.

Profhilo causes minimal inflammatory response and is pure HA, containing no BDDE or other chemical agents. It has a duration comparable to a low cross-linked dermal filler type gel staying in the skin for about a month after treatment. This longevity enables it to hydrate the skin acting gradually and continually as an injectable moisturiser


HOW IT WORKS?

Profhilo® works by being injected just below the surface of the skin. Once injected, it naturally spreads out and is absorbed over about a 4cm area of the skin. This means that you can usually have the treatment applied to your whole face with around about 10 injection sites. These injection sites are known as the bio-aesthetic point (BAP) technique which was developed using CT scans to produce the most effective and even spread of the Profhilo. Injections can be a little pinch and treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes. Once your consent has been completed and your medical history checked, I will ask you to make yourself comfortable by lying down on the treatment bed; I will clean your skin and I will discuss ways to be comfortable. When you are ready, I will commence the treatment as gently and slowly as necessary. Once you know what to expect, you can give me a sense of the pace you would like me to take and we can take short breaks when you wish, until your confidence builds. The feeling of both Microneedling and nano-soft needling is more scratchy than painful, there is a bright light above you and I’m close to you so I can pay full attention to your skin. Once the injection part of the treatment is over, I will apply a colling balm and an eye mask to help your skin to settle. I will give you a mirror so that you can see and take photos of you just before you leave for your medical notes which I will store securely and in confidence. I will make an appointment for your either for your next treatment or for a review appointment.

CONSULTATION

Before you come for your appointment, I will speak to you on the phone or over a video call to go through the process and I will send you a health questionnaire and information about the treatment by email which you will need to fill, sign, and submit so that they return to me. After a thorough medical history is checked, I will explain again what happens during the treatment now that we are together. Once we are both satisfied that you fully understand the treatment and aftercare, I will ensure that you have signed a consent form and I will take photos for your medical notes. Then when you are ready, and comfortable on the treatment bed, I will commence treatment. Although rarely needed, topical LMX anaesthetic-numbing cream may be used alongside breathing techniques, music, squeezy ball and/or mini skin vibrator can be used


RESULTS

After Profhilo is injected, there is an instant boost to hydration. Over the following 4 weeks, there will be a boost to collagen and elastin production within the dermis. This helps to give the skin a youthful, plump, smooth and firm appearance. Profhilo® works best in a course of 2 or 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart with 3 to 6 monthly maintenance treatments


CONTRAINDICATIONS & COMMON SIDE EFFECTS

Minor skin irritations, bruising, or swelling common with injections usually disappear within a day. This treatment is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or people who have allergies to hyaluronic acid.

If any of the following apply to you, further info would be needed before we proceed and it may be prohibited:

Active infection near the site of injection, a known allergy/hypersensitivity to the material in the syringe, pregnancy & breastfeeding, uncompensated pancreatic diabetes, autoimmune diseases, multiple skin neoplasm’s (abnormal growth of tissue caused by the rapid division of cells), active herpes, epilepsy, papulopustular rosacea, open lesions, bacterial/fungal infections, solar keratosis, skin cancer, haemophilia


AFTERCARE

Treat the skin gently by washing it with a gentle cleanser, cool water, and using only your hands to pat dry no earlier than 4 hours after treatment.


1. Avoid the sun after treatment: Stay out of the sun and it goes without saying to avoid the sunbed or the solarium.

As a rule, you should reach for AlumierMD Clear Shield or Sheer Hydration whenever you are exposed to the sun or wherever the light is bright enough to cast a shadow, but especially for the first 2 weeks after treatment, to protect your healing skin from sun damage during the recovery process. Always use a mechanical/mineral sun screen SPF40 such as AlumierMD Clear Shield or Sheer Hydration. Do not apply chemical sunscreen the same day as treatment. Only use approved physical defence sunscreen.


2. Avoid active topical skin care products after treatment: Don’t use any products that have active ingredients such as retinol or alpha acids since these can irritate your skin even more. Only use products that your treatment practitioner has recommended.


3. Do not use makeup after treatment: It is vital that you let your skin breathe for 24 hours after the treatment. The skin channels are open and applying makeup can penetrate the pores causing further irritation. You should wait 24 to 48 hours before using makeup, leaving enough time for the skin to recover.


4. Applying face masks after treatment: A Fillmed HA Youth Mask or Skin Perfusion Eye Recover Mask wont contain unnecessary active ingredients will be mild enough to cool and hydrate and help with any inflammation.


5. Avoid intensive exercise that will make you sweat: Sweating will cause your pores to reopen, meaning that any bacteria will be able to enter the skin punctures. This can lead to a either a reaction or infection.

This means you should skip the gym, and you also have a good excuse to avoid intensive house chores in the first 3 – 4 days!

6. Avoid long hot baths and showers after treatment: Don’t take a bath for 1 day, and don’t go for long baths and showers during the first week of your recovery. Avoid spas and saunas.

7. Do not swim after treatment: Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools or the ocean.

8. Avoid tattooing after treatment: This includes cosmetic tattooing such as Microblading.

9. Avoid further clinical treatments after treatment: These include but are not limited to microdermabrasion, laser, IPL, chemical peels, and muscle stimulation.

10. Avoid spray tan (or self-tanning) after treatment: Do not apply spray tanning or fake tanning creams for 2 – 3 weeks after the treatment.







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