- March 26, 2021
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Profhilo is an injectable skin remodelling treatment containing one of the highest concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) on the market. It is, specially formulated for people whose skin lacks volume and elasticity.
Rather than just plumping and filling wrinkles, the slow-releasing of HA by Profhilo stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. This in turn improves skin tone, hydration and the appearance of fine lines. The result is improved skin quality that lasts 6 to 9 months.
HOW DOES PROFHILO WORK?
HA is hydrophilic, meaning it draws and holds water from your body. Therefore, Profhilo acts as a hydrator rather than a filler. This makes it fantastic for those with tired, dull-looking skin; transforming it into a firm and luminous skin. This effect takes place within 3-5 days of treatment.
Over the next few weeks, collagen and elastin production is stimulated, producing a secondary effect of skin tightening. This is useful because levels of collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic Acid in the skin rapidly declines from the age of 30, resulting in signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and lacklustre skin. Profhilo acts to reverse some of these changes. The maximum effect of Profhilo is usually seen 2 to 3 months after the second treatment.
BENEFITS OF PROFHILO
Profhilo improves skin tone, texture, hydration and overall radiance. It helps to increase firmness and elasticity and promotes healthier and softer-looking skin. Profhilo is most commonly used for facial areas, but can also be used to rejuvenating the neck, decollete, arms, knees and hands.
ABOUT PROFHILO TREATMENT
Profhilo is injected just below the skin’s surface over 2 sessions 4 weeks apart. Upon injection, it disperses quickly beneath the skin to improve hydration without any need for massage or risk of leaving lumps or nodules. Profhilo is absorbed within a 2 cm radius of its injection site, therefore, only 10 injection points in total are needed to treat the full face.
A single course of Profhilo involves 2 injectable treatments 4 weeks apart, after which you may expect to see intense hydration. It makes the skin glow, fine lines may disappear and you may notice smoother and tighter skin. A course of two treatments can be repeated every six months as needed to maintain the results.
The downtime following treatment is minimal, and you should be able to return to normal ‘light’ daily activities immediately after your procedure. However, Privé recommends that you avoid physically strenuous activities and sports on the first day after the treatment, and minimise going to the sauna or having steamy baths for the first few days. You should also avoid the intense sun or UV light exposure for the first few days after treatment.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE-EFFECTS?
As with all non-surgical aesthetic treatments, there may be a risk of side-effects such as minor bruising or swelling at the injection sites. These do not usually occur and generally subside quickly when they do.
Profhilo is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or people who are allergic to Hyaluronic Acid.