WHAT IS PROFHILO?
Profhilo is a Hyaluronic acid based product that opens up a new category of injectable treatments – bio remodeling – setting it apart from dermal fillers.
This means it promotes two distinct effects in the treatment area; a bio regenerating action which stimulates the body’s own Hyaluronic acid production and elastin; and a tightening effect, counteracting skin laxity and remodeling the face.
Whereas conventional Dermal Filler products are aimed at restoring lost volume in specific areas, Profhilo is not designed to plump or add volume.
instead, Profhilo is designed to repair the scaffolding under the skin in order to remodel the structure of the skin, treating skin laxity and restoring firmness over a larger area. Overall, clients can usually expect increased firmness, hydration, and elasticity giving overall improved quality of the skin, with effects lasting around 6 months.
How does Hyaluronic acid work?
By boosting the skin’s supply of Hyaluronic acid, Hyaluronic acid products revitalize the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Hyaluronic acid products are soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.
How does Profhilo differ from other Dermal Filler products?
Profhilo has one of the highest concentrations of Hyaluronic acid HA on the market. Uniquely, it is stabilized using a thermal process, meaning it does not use BDDE or any other chemical agents. Its production process results in a low inflammatory response when injected, and extensive spread-ability, allowing a small amount, strategically injected, to produce the desired result over a larger area.
What does Profhilo treatment involve?
During the initial consultation at Gaga Clinic, your doctor will discuss your treatment expectations. After a discussion of what you wish to achieve and an assessment of your treatment needs, the doctor will advise if Profhilo is suitable for you.
After a treatment plan has been agreed upon, and only once you are happy to proceed, you will be asked to read, understand and sign a consent form before the treatment can begin.
Profhilo is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. Profhilo improves the elasticity and texture of the skin, restoring and maintaining the skin’s hydro balance. Numbing cream can be used to make the procedure more comfortable.
The treatment is quick, typically taking about 30 minutes. Treatment with Profhilo does not affect facial expression and the benefits can normally be seen over the following days.
Profhilo products are biodegradable, which means they will be naturally broken down by the body. To ensure an optimal and long-lasting result, a top-up treatment is recommended 6 months after your initial Profhilo course of treatment.
Downtime following treatment is minimal, and many clients are able to return straight to work. After Profhilo treatment some reactions might occur, these include; slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain, and tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. They typically resolve spontaneously within one or two days.
How long does a Profhilo treatment last?
One of the great advantages of Profhilo treatment is that the effects are long-lasting. Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, skin condition lifestyle, and age. After a full course treatment (two treatments one month apart), follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 months.
Is Profhilo suitable for everyone?
Profhilo should not be used in or near areas where there is or has been skin disease, inflammation, or skin-related problems. Profhilo has not been tested in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Individuals with medical conditions that lower the body’s immune response or individuals undergoing therapy that is immunosuppressive may be more prone to infection by a skin injection procedure.
During your pre-treatment consultation, you should thoroughly discuss your medical history with your Doctor at Gaga Clinic.
Does Profhilo treatment need pain relief?
Generally, pain relief is not necessary when injecting into the skin with Profhilo. Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. A local anesthetic cream can be applied to the area for a more comfortable treatment experience.
Are there any risks with Profhilo?
Profhilo has proved itself with an excellent safety record since its launch in 2015. Product-related reactions are rare. There are some injection-related reactions that may occur after any injection; they typically resolve spontaneously within a few days. These reactions include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site.