What is Profhilo?
Profhilo® consists of one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid (HA) available in any aesthetic product. HA is a naturally occurring substance, which is a major component of our skin and has a function in wound repair, hydration, and cell to cell communication. One of the main characteristics of hyaluronic acid is that it effectively binds water like a sponge. Profhilo® has been around since 2015, so it is a relatively new treatment, but has a low risk of complications. It comprises of a combination of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (64mg of hyaluronic acid in a 2ml pre-filled syringe, 32mg of high molecular weight HA and 32mg of low molecular weight HA). Unlike most HA products that are cross-linked using chemical agents, Profhilo® is thermally stabilised. The thermal stabilisation process changes the character and behaviour of the HA and allows it to have a longer lasting effect. As there are no chemical cross-linking agents, Profhilo® contains pure hyaluronic acid.
Profhilo® is considered a bioremodeling agent as opposed to a dermal filler or biorevitaliser.
How is Profhilo given?
Profhilo® is often administered by injection with a small needle. The most treated area is the face, often by using a specifically devised treatment technique of injecting 5 Bio Aesthetic Points (BAP) each side to maximise diffusion in the cheeks and lower face to achieve the best results, minimise discomfort and for safety by avoiding important structures and blood vessels.
Where can Profhilo be used?
Profhilo® can be used all over the body, but is particularly effective when treating the face, neck, and décolletage. Although less commonly performed, other possible treatment areas include:
How much is Profhilo?
Prices from £225.
How long does Profhilo last and how often should I get it done?
Patients can expect increased firmness, elasticity, and an overall improved quality of the skin with the effects lasting about six months. This depends upon the degree of correction required, your age and lifestyle.
Due to the revolutionary nature of Profhilo®, the whole face can be treated in around 15 minutes and bio-remodelling can be achieved in just two treatment sessions carried out four weeks apart. In order to maintain the results, additional treatments may be performed after 3-6 months