Overview

Profhilo is the first injectable of its kind, used to treat skin laxity and give patients who want to avoid synthetics another option to address issues such as skin laxity and poor hydration.

Using Nahyco technology, Profhilo uses thermal cross-linking to stimulate four different types of collagen and elastin by the slow release of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is key to skin rejuvenation and younger-looking skin.
This stimulation sees a significant tissue improvement, both in tightening and in hydration, because not only does it boost and hydrate the skin, but it also remodels the ageing and sagging tissue – as well as reducing any risk of side effects due to its lack of additives, unlike traditional dermal fillers.
That is what makes this injectable unique – rather than using synthetic cross-linking chemicals, known as BDDEs, which are regularly used in dermal fillers to reduce the breakdown of HA, it uses a higher concentration of HA for equally effective skin quality results.
While it doesn’t necessarily give volume lift or volume replacement, as with dermal fillers, it does create volume in tissue where it is needed most due to its high spreadability, which means it can also be used in those normally hard-to-reach areas – such as the as the hands, neck and arms.

FAQs

What results can I expect?

With effects lasting for up to six months and, in some cases, with immediate signs of improvement, patients can expect firmer skin and a healthy, youthful glow.
They will also notice a boost in hydration and generally improved quality of skin health, with a clearer, brighter complexion and reduced fine lines.
The best results will be noticed around eight weeks post-treatment, as the hyaluronic acid kicks starts the skin’s collagen production with visible results, although this can vary from patient-to-patient.

Is the treatment right for me?

This treatment works for most ages and skin types. It can be used in younger people as a preventative to ensure that skin remains healthy and hydrated, and in older patients to help reintroduce that youthful glow.

Are there any side effects?

Profhilo is an incredibly safe product to use thank to its lack of synthetic cross-linking chemicals, however, as with any injectable, there can be a risk of bruising.
Patients may experience some bumps or small swelling at the injection points, though these should disappear within a couple of hours of treatment (for some patients this may last up to 24 -48 hours).
Post-treatment, patients are encouraged to not touch or apply make-up to the area until the following day and to avoid exercise for the next 48 hours.

 

At a Glance

TREATMENT NAME

Profhilo

TREATMENT AREAS

Face, hands, neck and arms

HOW DOES IT WORK

Using Nahyco technology, Profhilo uses thermal cross-linking to stimulate four different types of collagen and elastin by the slow release of hyaluronic acid

TREATMENT TIME

30 minutes – 60 minutes

TREATMENT TARGET

To boost skin hydration and elasticity

TREATMENT RESULTS

Immediate signs of improvement with firmer skin and a healthy glow

HOW MANY TREATMENTS

Usually 2 but depending on patient’s needs

FREQUENCY

1 – 2 times a year, depending on the patient

NOTE

Does not give volume but does boost and hydrate the skin, for a firmer, younger look