Profhilo is a unique injectable with one of the purest forms of Hyaluronic Acid on the market. It is used to bio-remodel the skin. Profhilo is often confused with fillers due to its Hyaluronic Acid base, but it is actually vastly different and should not be mistaken for a filler.
The results of Profhilo are fantastic if injected on a strict schedule. It must be injected on the schedule of one month apart for your first two treatments (some patients will need a third treatment one month later) and then maintenance treatments every six months.
It provides patients with not only a natural alternative to fillers, but an excellent result for those who want to tackle crepey skin on the face and neck to product tighter and more hydrated skin.
Dr Tailor, Dr Kersey and the team at Health & Aesthetics have a wealth of experience in delivering Profhilo treatment.
What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is a unique injectable with one of the purest forms of Hyaluronic Acid on the market. It is used to bio-remodel the skin.
When injected into the skin Profhilo lasts for 28 days. In this short time, it stimulates four different types of collagen and elastin which results in tissue improvement. Profhilo has a unique spreading ability and it is this unique property which makes it extremely effective for areas such as the neck, décolletage and lower face which suffer from crepey appearance as we age. It can also be used on the arms or anywhere on the body which is suffering from crepey skin.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is one of THE buzzwords in the beauty and aesthetics industry right now. Hyaluronic Acid is a molecule which holds water and is key to keeping the skin plump and hydrated. It can hold over 1,000 times its weight in water and is key to the production of collagen.
Hyaluronic Acid improves the skin’s hydration and production of collagen as well as fighting free radicals and keeping the skin elastic. As we age, we produce less Hyaluronic Acid and this helps to produce crepey wrinkly looking skin.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Hyaluronic acid fillers are typically stabilised by crosslinking with 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE), to confer longevity. Otherwise, they would break down and eliminate within a week or two of injection.
The science behind Profhilo is fascinating. Prof. Chiara Schiraldi and Prof. Mario de Rosa developed the technology at the Second University of Naples. It is the first stabilised hyaluronic acid based product without the use of chemical cross-linking agents (BDDE). During the process, low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid bond together using a patented completely chemical-free, thermal process that confers structural and rheologic stability.
Profhilo is available in one formulation – 64mg of hyaluronic acid in a 2ml pre-filled syringe (32mg of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid + 32mg of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid).
Owing to this new technology it was possible to combine 32mg of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (80 – 100 KDa) and 32mg of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (1100 – 1400 KDa) while maintaining complete manageability. It results in a total concentration of 64mg of hyaluronic acid which has never been achieved before precisely because of technological limitations. This process does not involve the use of chemical cross-linking agents and the final product, Profhilo, is pure hyaluronic acid. The formulation of hyaluronic acid with different molecular weights contained in Profhilo means that it has a Hydrolift® Action and makes it easy to inject. Studies of Profhilo have also shown significant up-regulation of collagen and elastin production. These are an outcome by both fibroblasts and keratinocytes resulting in minimal tissue inflammation.
Dr Tailor delivers the treatment to the face using the 5-point BAP (Bio Aesthetic Points) technique, the optimum method for placement of the product. We use the 5 injection points on each side of the face, away from major vessels, nerves etc. in such a way as to maximise the ‘spreadability’ of the product through diffuse regions of the cheek and jawline.
The product flows and distributes itself evenly. Moreover, it is integrating within your skin’s tissue without resistance (rather than remaining at the same place). Therefore, this makes it naturally a much less painful procedure than dermal fillers.
Profhilo won’t produce lumps and bumps in these or other areas. Even if we inject it as a bolus, it flows freely into the tissue and moves completely naturally and fills them evenly within 24 to 48 hours. Profhilo’s unsurpassed level of tissue integration and biocompatibility is due to its unique manufacturing process.
While most dermal fillers contain local anaesthetic such as lidocaine to assist in a pain-free procedure, we do not need to use any for Profhilo injections. We also us a minute needle which means that the skin is generally free from marks and bruises.
We recommend an initial treatment plan of 2-3 treatments every 1 month followed by maintenance every 3 to 4 months.
It’s important to note that Profhilo is an excellent option for the earlier prevention of lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume. Beyond the teens, due to genetic or intrinsic ageing, we lose collagen and elastin from the dermis. This results in our skin becoming thinner and less elastic.
Prevention is better than cure i.e. it is best to take action sooner. Also, it is useful to prevent wrinkles from forming and becoming more entrenched. This helps to maintain the best results for longer. Moreover it means there is less need for future treatment when you maintain your good skin health.
The needle for Profhilo is extremely small meaning the skin is generally free from marks and bruises, as long as pre-treatment advice is followed. There tends to be no pain with Profhilo, although it can be mildly uncomfortable.
Transient redness, pain, itching, discolouration or tenderness at the implant site.
Hyaluronic acid completely brakes down within the skin leaving no trace.
For more information on this treatment or to book your appointment at our award-winning clinic, please contact us, we look forward to welcoming you at our clinic.
Individuals with a known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid. Also, pregnant ladies and women who breastfeed.
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