Profhilo treatment in London
Profhilo is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable treatment which gives effective anti ageing effects. Profhilo is injected into a number of key areas of the face or neck and the resulting hydrating effect leads to a degree of skin tightening and skin hydration.
The main component of Profhilo is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is able to absorb 1000 times its weight in water which contributes to a highly effective hydration effect. An added effect of Profhilo is the enhancement of collagen and elastin synthesis which leads to a taut and smoother texture. The improvement in skin quality results in less line and wrinkle formation. The difference between traditional dermal fillers like Juvederm and Prohilo is the significant degree of spreadability of Profhilo after injection. The injection is able to cover a much wider area to contribute to an improvement in skin quality and elasticity. Juvederm injections act more locally to fill out lines and wrinkles and enhance volume.
The treatment protocol for Prohilo consists of two separate treatments spaced one month apart. Although a significant degree of improvement occurs after one treatment, optimum results develop about one month after having the second treatment and results typically last around 6-9 months. Profhilo treatment at Centre for Surgery is an ideal treatment for patients who have begun to notice features of ageing but are not yet keen to have dermal fillers like Juvederm. Profhilo works best when patients would like to achieve a more overall refreshed and rejuvenated appearance but without adding extra volume in areas like the cheeks or temples. Collagen and elastin levels along with hyaluronic acid begin to diminish from the age of 30 onwards and Profhilo is an excellent ‘gateway’ treatment before considering anti-ageing injectables such as Botulinum toxin type A or dermal fillers.
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Benefits of Profhilo at Centre for Surgery
- Only our medically trained aesthetic practitioners and dermatologists inject Profhilo for maximum safety
- Very quick 10-15 minute treatment
- Non-invasive with no need for surgery or general anaesthetic
- No incisions or scars
- Fast recovery with no downtime with no disruption to your normal daily routine
- Natural looking results
- Based in London’s top medical district in Marylebone, central London
How is Profhilo injected?
Profhilo is injected according to a unique treatment protocol into pre-defined bio aesthetic points or BAP for short. The BAP method involves 5 needle entry points on each side of the face. The injection points are away from any major anatomical structures such as nerves and blood vessels. Profhilo treatment is an excellent complement to other non-invasive treatments including Fotona 4D and SmoothEye.
Aftercare following Profhilo treatment
Profhilo treatment results in skin that has improved skin tone and texture and improved firmness with enhanced hydration and youthfulness. Patients consistently report skin that is healthier, smoother and softer to the touch. There is minimal downtime following Profhilo and virtually all patients can return to normal activities of daily living straight after treatment. It is common to experience some redness and swelling following treatment and and this should subside after a couple of days.
What happens to the skin as we age?As we age with time, the most superficial component of the skin known as the epidermis begins to gradually lose its thickness which results in the dermis becoming more exposed to potential environmental insults. The ageing process is also characterised by a loss of collagen and elastin which the main components produced by fibroblasts found in the dermis. These important components of skin confer elasticity, firmness and suppleness to the skin. The loss of collagen and elastin results in lines, wrinkles and folds to appear and other skin imperfections, many of which are related to chronic sun exposure.
Who is the ideal candidate for Profhilo treatment?Profhilo is most appropriate for younger patients after the age of 30 who have begun to notice features of ageing but are not ready to have dermal filler treatment like Juvederm. For patients looking to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated look but without adding volume to localised areas like the cheek, Profhilo is an ideal injectable treatment. Collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid most commonly begin to diminish after the age of 30 often accelerated by factors such as chronic sun exposure.
Which areas of the body are best for profhilo treatment?Profhilo is most commonly injected into specific areas of the face and/or neck as a 2 step treatment. It can be used in other areas such as the décolleté, arms and backs of the hands. The improvement in skin firmness helps to reduce skin laxity and wrinkled areas of skin. This commonly occurs on the décolleté as this often an exposed area and is therefore exposed to the risk of sun damage and the effects of ageing.
For optimum results, our practitioners recommend a two treatment protocol with a 4 week gap between each treatment. Results can often develop as early as one week after the first treatment but it is important to have both treatments to see best results.
Do Profhilo injections hurt?Injection of Profhilo should cause minimal discomfort as the needles used are very fine in calibre. Your practitioner may use topical anaesthetic beforehand to numb the treatment area. Your practitioner will employ gentle techniques of injecting the filler and will only inject only small amounts on each pass of the needle or cannula. There may be some slight discomfort as the needle passes through the skin but this is very well tolerated. You should not require painkillers and we would advise against the use of NSAIDS and these can impair blood clotting which increases the risk of significant bruising after the treatment.
How much does Profhilo cost?The cost of Profhilo treatment is £500 (£250 per syringe) and patients will need two treatments spaced four weeks apart. The cost of a consultation with one of our experienced aesthetic practitioners or dermatologists is £25 but this cost is fully redeemable towards the price of treatment if you decide to proceed with Profhilo after your consultation.
Is there a Profhilo clinic near me?Our state of the art cosmetic dermatology clinic is located at 106 Crawford Street in Marylebone, central London just off Baker Street.