At a Glance
Do you have skin which looks aged and is lacking volume and elasticity? You can improve the appearance of your skin with the facial rejuvenation technique called Profhilo.
Profhilo uses Hyaluronic Acid, which is a substance found naturally within our bodies that helps to moisturise the skin. The hyaluronic acid then stimulates the collagen and elastin on the skin.
This hydrates the skin, making dull, tired and aged skin appear refreshed, plump and rejuvenated.
Unlike dermal fillers, profhilo does not fill the skin, but rather it hydrates the skin. This means you can achieve a more youthful appearance without using fillers to add volume to the face.
You will be suitable for profhilo if you:
- Have fine lines or wrinkles on your face you are wanting to reduce the appearance of
- Have dull, tired skin
- Don’t want to add volume to the skin
- Have reasonable expectations about what the procedure can achieve
Profhilo is generally recommended for patients who are over 30 years old who are wishing to remove the signs of ageing from the skin. While there is no upper age limit to this treatment, those who are over 60 years old may wish to combine profhilo with other surgical or non-surgical options. You may wish to explore other non-surgical rejuvenation options, as well as surgical lifts such as a facelift or a necklift.
Prior to being administered profhilo, you will have a consultation with your surgeon, who will assess your face and be able to say whether you are eligible or if you will experience better results when combining other procedures.
Profhilo is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment. This means that you will be able to return home once the injections have been administered.
You will not require any anaesthetic prior to the injections. Instead, your face will be cleaned and numbing cream will be applied to the face.
The profhilo solution will then be injected into the face at the desired places using fine needles. Generally, there will be five injection points for each side of the face.
The profhilo then diffuses with tissue and the skin will begin to hydrate.
For optimal results, you may wish to undergo multiple treatments.
You will begin to notice results after three to five days, however, this may vary with older patients, who may require numerous treatments for more visible results. If multiple treatments are necessary, you can come back after one month.
Results may last up to six months, however, results will differ from person to person.
After the treatment, you will be able to return to your usual daily routine, however, it is recommended that you avoid any vigorous physical activity immediately after the procedure. For the first few days following the procedure, make sure to avoid any excess heat and sun exposure. Avoid any saunas or steam rooms, and apply sunscreen if you are outside.
For the first 24 hours after treatment, you may experience some redness and itching at the injection sites.
What is profhilo?Profhilo is an injectable skin treatment which uses hyaluronic acid to help the skin maintain moisture. This boosts collagen production and makes you appear rejuvenated and more youthful.
Can I have profhilo injections?If you have wrinkles, fine lines or dull skin which you are wanting to improve the appearance of you may wish to have profhilo injections.
Those who are at least 30 years old are generally suitable for profhilo injections. While there is no upper age limit, those who are 60 years or older may experience different results or will need to undergo multiple treatments.
Will the injections hurt?Prior to having Profhilo injections, the treatment area will be numbed with a topical cream to help minimise any discomfort.
What is the difference between profhilo and dermal fillers?Dermal fillers aim to increase the volume of particular areas of the face, such as the lips or cheeks.
Meanwhile, profhilo does not aim to fill areas of the face. Rather, it hydrates the skin. Furthermore, injections target the entire face evenly, rather than certain areas.
How long will the procedure take?Having the profhil injections will take no longer than 45 minutes.
What is the recovery period like?This is a non-surgical procedure, so there is minimal downtime following the injections.
You will be able to return to your usual day-to-day routine directly after the injections. We do recommend that you avoid strenuous physical activity immediately after having the injections.
We also recommend avoiding excess heat and sun exposure for the first 24 hours.
You may experience some redness and itching at the injection site, which should only last for the first 24 hours.
How long will the results last?Results may last up to six months.