PROFHILO®

PROFHILO won the product innovation award and was commended in injectable product of the year at the 2016 Aesthetic Awards.

Profhilo is not a dermal filler or biorevitaliser – Profhilo has opened up a new injectable category – bioremodeling.

PROFHILO is the first BDDE-free stabilised injectable hyaluronic acid based product for treating skin laxity.

It not only works on 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 the slow release of hyaluronic acid.

The stimulation results in significant tissue improvement and tightening/lifting effect of the skin tissue.

Why choose PROFHILO® ?

It’s biocompatible: Because it’s composed of a highly pure grade hyaluronic acid.

It’s secure: Due to its high purity and absence of additives, PROFHILO® offers greater safety and therefore reduced side effects.

It’s effective: The patented technology of PROFHILO® offers a prolonged duration.

The composition: It’s unique with 64mg of hyaluronic acid, the result of patented technology.

The injection technique: Only 5 points of injection area needed to offer a maximum comfort treatment.

The treatment protocol: Visible results after only two sessions (1 month)

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Expert view

Dr Emma Ravichandran says: “Anyone who presents with signs of skin ageing and is suitable for dermal filler treatment is also suitable for treatment with Profhilo. Once injected, the product immediately starts spreading due to the high concentration of HA and its cohesive nature. The BAP technique is an extremely effective and simple technique to use for injectors who are not comfortable with the use of cannulas.”

 

Treatment Summary

  • Procedure Time 20-25 minutes.
  • Full Recovery 0-3 days.
  • Duration of Results 6-12 months.
  • Back To Work Time Immediate.
  • Sensitivity Period N/A
  • Anaesthetic Usually none (numbing cream or nerve block offered).
  • Risks & Complications Bruising, redness, infection etc.

Prices

Portsmouth Clinic

  • First treatment – £295
  • Second treatment – £295
  • Maintenance treatments (recommended every 4-6 months) – £295

(Please note, minimum of two treatments 4 weeks apart will be required for new patients to PROFHILO, then a single maintenance treatment every 4-6 Months.   If you have more significant skin concerns the Doctor may recommend a different treatment plan after consultation.)

Prices are per 2ml syringe

London Clinic

  • First treatment – £400
  • Second treatment – £400
  • Maintenance treatments (recommended every 4-6 months) – £400

(Please note, minimum of two treatments 4 weeks apart will be required for new patients to PROFHILO, then a single maintenance treatment every 4-6 Months.   If you have more significant skin concerns the Doctor may recommend a different treatment plan after consultation.)

Prices are per 2ml syringe

Aftercare

Avoid strenuous exercise or excessive sun exposure, for at least 48 hours post-treatment or until any swelling subsides

Avoid make-up for 24 hours to injected areas. If you must use this, please apply the iConceal or Oxygenetix medical foundation as it encourages the healing process.

Avoid firm rubbing of the treated area for 5 days

Avoid aspirin, St John’s Wort or Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatories eg Ibuprofen, for a few days post-treatment. If you require such medication for medical reasons, please check with your doctor before stopping.

FAQs

How many treatments are needed?

Two treatments sessions are usually recommended initially, with a 4 week interval in between. Top ups and maintenance treatments can then be prescribed by Dr Patel according to your body’s response to treatment. Although for the neck, the second visit after one month may not be needed in mild to moderate ageing.

Is there any down time, or side effects?

With the technique used for this product, firm massage is not advised after placement of the product under the skin. It is better to allow the product to spread naturally, so it is usual for patients to leave with small pea-sized lumps for some hours after treatment. Often, this will be only be the case at some sites. By the next day, the skin appearance is usually back to normal. There is naturally a small risk of bruising which is usually minimal and can be covered with concealer.

How long do the benefits last?

Maintenance treatment is carried out twice a year. However, this does not mean that after 6 months, the skin goes back to it’s pre-treatment state. The product ie hyaluronic acid will have near enough gone but much of the new collagen and elastin will still be present as this depletes a lot slower. Nonetheless, to maintain active skin remodelling, biannual visits are recommended.

What exactly is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin. Natural hyaluronic acid is broken down by the body in one or two days so is constantly replaced—as we age this replacement mechanism diminishes so the moisturising and plumping effects of hyaluronic acid decrease. Hyaluronic acid is used for aesthetic treatments but is also used by doctors for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement, as well as eye surgery.

Is there anything I need to know before I have the treatment?

We advise you to avoid Alcohol, aspirin, Ibuprofen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and a range of dietary supplements including; St. Johns Wort, fish oils, Gingko Biloba, Vitamins C and E- may all contribute to bruising and are best avoided 24 hours before treatment (unless they are taken for chronic medical conditions).

All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment, so please come ‘fresh faced’ if possible.

Treatment cannot be administered if there is an active skin infection, including cold sores etc. Do contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.

Ask your medical practitioner if you have any concerns.

Is this a temporary or permanent treatment?

Hyaluronic acid can be completely dissolved.