Profhilo is an injectable skin remodeling treatment containing one of the highest concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) on the market, specially formulated for people whose skin lacks volume and elasticity. Despite being an injectable, Profhilo is different from other dermal fillers. This is because the human body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid used within Profhilo and these work coherently together, encouraging the production of natural collagen and elastin.
As our bodies age, the number of collagen cells drops or weaken, the skin loses its clean and firm shape, creating creases and wrinkles. Thus, profhilo treatments effectively stimulate the reproduction and replenishment of new collagen in the skin by slowly releasing hyaluronic acid.
Unlike other treatments, Profhilo doesn’t mask the imperfections but instead gets to the core of remedying them by actively stimulating and encouraging your body to produce collagen and elastin.
You are advised to refrain from indulging in alcoholic drinks for at least 24 hours before the procedure begins. You are also strongly advised against taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication unless these are necessary to treat chronic medical conditions.
At the start of the actual treatment, a numbing cream may be applied to the area.
The doctor will mark up the points to be injected, and then inject the first 2ml of Profhilo treatment at 5 separate injection points on each side. You should expect to hear this method called BAP (Bio Aesthetic Points) a technique was specifically designed for the Profhilo to determine how the treatment would best spread throughout the facial tissues for the safest and most optimal results.
Profhilo treatment may take about 30 minutes to be completed, per session. During this half an hour period. As it is non-invasive, minimal downtime recovery is needed.
It is usual for you to experience some extent of swelling and bruising over the few days that follow the treatment. This is because of the body’s natural response to the needle and injection, as with any clinical or non-clinical injections or harm to the skin. It is also advised to avoid sun exposure.
Although Profhilo treatments can instantly rejuvenate and hydrate skin, it typically takes 4 to 6 weeks to work properly.
The treatment is typically administered over the course of two sessions, within a period of one month.
It is largely advised that you refrain the following few days post-treatment:
- Avoid applying cosmetics and makeup.
- Avoid strenuous exercises/activities to reduce sweat and oil
- Try avoiding the gym and saunas.
- Avoid touching the targeted area.
Possible complications may include:
- Worsening swelling (when your injection sites become gradually more swollen as time passes).
- Severe growing pain.
- Red, pigmented, and hot skin.
- Injection spots looking discolored following the treatment after at least a day. Be wary of pale or grey discoloration.
- General sickness, such as nausea, dizziness, frequent pain, etc.
Everybody is different, so it is important to address any of the above side effects before these result in further and lasting damage. However, this is among the safest aesthetic treatments available, with a very low chance of adverse reactions.