Profhilo is an injectable skin bio-remodelling treatment that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and helps to significantly improve tissue quality. Patients who undergo a Profhilo treatment can expect to see increased firmness and improved elasticity of the skin in the treatment area, with the effects lasting up to 6 months.

Profhilo contains stabilised Hyaluronic Acid – a naturally occurring substance that helps the skin to retain moisture more effectively. It is also used for effective skin remodelling and treating skin laxity, not just for ‘filling’ lines and wrinkles.

How does it work?

Profhilo is a unique Hyaluronic acid based patented technology that uses dual action complexes released slowly into the skin to hydrate, remodel, firm, plump and smooth the skin with long lasting results. Profhilo diffuses within the tissue after injection and over the period of 4 weeks it stimulates 4 different types of collagen and elastin. It doesn’t need to be massaged and leaves no nodules. Due to the its high spread ability, only 5 injection points on each side of the face are needed, which means patients find the treatment much more comfortable..

What does the treatment involve?

The product is injected into the area to be treated using a very fine needle. It takes no more than 15-20 minutes and there’s just a little discomfort. There is no requirement for an anaesthetic so you can leave the clinic as soon as you are ready.

Who should have Profhilo injections?

This treatment is suitable as both a corrective and preventative solution to ageing. However after the age of 30 the skin structures and hydration levels in the skin start to decrease so this is a good time to consider age prevention treatments such as Profhilo that will stimulate these structures to renew.

How many treatments will I need?

To achieve the best long-lasting results, you will need two treatments four-weeks apart. The treatment can be repeated after six months in cases where more repair is desired.

What are the benefits?

Profhilo can help to improve skin tone, texture, hydration and overall radiance. It can help to increase firmness and elasticity and promote healthier and softer looking, and feeling, skin. Any body area can be treated with Profhilo – from the crepey skin on your knees to your upper arms, décolletage and face.

What happens after the treatment?

The downtime following a Profhilo treatment is minimal, and you should be able to return to your normal ‘light’ daily activities immediately after your procedure. However, we recommend that you avoid physical strain and sports on the first day after the treatment, and don’t have a sauna or steamy bath for the first few days. Taking steps to avoid the sun and UV light is also highly recommended for the first few days’ post-treatment.

What are the possible side effects?

Profhilo was launched in February 2015 in Italy. It’s been used worldwide ever since. Over 150,000 patients have been treated so far with no adverse reactions reported. From a safety perspective, Profhilo is highly biocompatible. That’s because it is made from ultrapure, natural Hyaluronic Acid and is stabilised without the addition of chemical cross-linking agents. This reduces the risk of adverse reactions so the downtime is minimal, side effects are mild and temporary e.g. redness, pain, swelling.